’68 Camaro Shows Major Muscle
You never forget your first love—for John Prentice, President of Prentice Motor Sports in Aptos, CA, it was a 1968 Chevy Camaro. With wide Rally wheels and menacing spoiler, the car looked fast. And that was the problem. It only looked fast.
“When I turned the engine over, my friends would tell me it sounded like a Datsun 210,” Prentice recalls. “It’s not so good when your muscle car gets compared to the little old lady car of the era.”
Fast forward to 2012, when another ’68 Camaro caught Prentice’s eye. Already modified by a father and son team from JE Pro Rodz of Massillon, Ohio, this Camaro was fast enough to make Prentice buy it. But there was more work to be done. Prentice had a very clear vision of other changes he wanted made.
“There’s no reason to have a muscle car if it hasn’t got any real muscle,” he reasoned.
So Prentice’s Camaro went on a road trip of sorts, with stop-offs at some of the biggest names in the motor sports business. No detail was too small. No muscle was too muscular.
The result is 1000-plus horsepower and a list of modifications long enough to fill a small phone book. Inside and out, this is a work of art, guaranteed to make a car aficionado swoon.
Maybe some of Prentice’s old high school buddies will drop by when the Camaro is displayed at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport.
Because this little baby doesn’t sound like a Datsun 210 anymore. Not even close.