This Months Featured Camaro
Jason Niimi's 1969 SS 396/375 HP (L78)
Photos by: Brendon Niimi
Many Camaro enthusiasts will remember this 69 from the days of the Hawaiian Island Camaros Car Club. It once belonged to Duane Wise who served as President of that club during that time. Duane found this '69 SS 396 in the late 1990's as a Survivor Car project in Waialua. He took on the task of restoring the car and it was completed in 2000. Snyder's took care of the machine work to the original 396/375 HP BBC. Backing that Big Block is a Muncie M20 4 Speed Transmission as well as a12 Bolt with a 4.10 Posi which were also ordered with the car back in '69. The spent gases flow through Sanderson Shorty Headers and exit through 2.5" Flowmaster 80 Series Crossflow. Gloss Powdercoating was performed on the whole Front Subframe, Suspension pieces, Hood Hinges and Inner Fenders. The car's original Lemans Blue paint had faded in some areas. It was sent to be repainted by Bill Bartenstein of Corvette Clinic. Once completed it came out of paint shop and was put back together again. The original Ivory Houndstooth interior is totally original and in perfect shape. It even retains the factory 8 Track Tape Player and Mint GM Rosewood Steering Wheel. For wheels and tires Duane selected Wheel Vintique Chrome Rallies on Dayton Redline Tires. 215/75/R15s up front and 255/60/R15s in back. In 2004 Duane sold the car to Jason due to personal reasons. For the past 10 years the car has remained untouched and in storage. Jason had tastefully added an original GM Endura Bumper and NOS Deluxe Rear Bumper Guards.
808Camaros is Hawaii's Largest Camaro Club and consists of previous members of the Hawaiian Island Camaro Club, as well as a diverse group of Camaro enthusiasts from restorers to hot rodders and to those who simply appreciate their daily drivers. Membership is open to all Camaro owners of all Generations, as well as non-owners who want to share in the fun.
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Club membership is currently FREE!!!!
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UP COMING 2014 808CAMAROS EVENTS:
Pearlridge rooftop cruise nights hosted by bleizn fx
KAPOLei wendy's cruise nights
every saturday night of every month
HAWAII KAI CRUISE NIGHT
MAY 26 MEMORIAL DAY
Windward Mall will be holding it cruise nights on the 3rd Sat of the month in 2014 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm. and it start in March and end in Nov.
May 17, June 21, July 19 Aug 16 & Oct. 18
Here are the dates for the upcoming 2013 Aikahi Park Shopping Center. It will be held on the first Saturday of the month starting Feb. 4, and ending Nov 3. This event will start at 4:30pm. March 1, May 3, June 7, July 5, Sept 6, and Nov 1