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2013 Summer Nationals

Lakeside Rods and Rides: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Roger Burman sold his first hot rod build in 1989 and used the money to finance the next one. After the third car, the hobby turned into a full-time business and Lakeside Rods and Customs was born in 1999. The current main shop is 8,000 sq. ft. with another 4,000 sq. ft. storage facility. Lakeside Rods and Customs builds street rods, muscle cars, and one-offs. Each build is not just for show, but engineered to be used and driven. Winning several major awards, Lakeside Rods and Customs strives to do the very best on every build.

Lakeside Rods and Rides’ ‘67 “Grumpy” Jenkins tribute Camaro is definitely not factory built. From the look of the pictures, this is one slick ride. We don’t know much about the car, but what we do know is that a 572ci stroked Jenkins engine is wedged between the front fenders. Lemon Headers funnel the fumes into a 3-inch exhaust that exists out the back. A Billet 4L85E level 5 transmission equipped with an 11-inch Yank racing converter and trans brake by Gearstar handles the torque. The car sits nicely on Billet Specialties SLC-85 wheels, wrapped with Michelin P225/35ZR18s in the front and P335/30ZR20s in the rear. The car is coated in PPG Dover White. The exterior features a custom, molded rear spoiler and Yenko style hood with tach. The Camaro has ’68 doors, a ’69 front valance, ’69 taillights and much more. The interior is crammed with custom goodies including a fabricated steering wheel, custom dash, and Detroit Speed and Engineering (DSE) deep tubs. This car is sure to give the competition a run for its money.

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