Joel Rosen, owner, and founder of the famed Motion Performance, in efforts to campaign and get exposure for Baldwin Chevrolet, Motion Supercar Club, and CARS Magazine, entered into the 1967 AHRA Nationals. Unexpectedly, one week before the big day, the Camaro’s L-88 self-destructed during a test run. There was very little time to source a replacement engine.
Rosen reached out to Baldwin’s John Mahler who supplied a new 427/425 crate motor originally destined for a showroom street car. After installing, tuning and breaking it in, this Camaro was the first car Rosen raced repping these powerhouse names in supercar lore. As a result of setting two national records, he accomplished what he set out to do - launching Baldwin-Motion’s SS 427 Camaro program and bringing more traffic into Baldwin Chevrolet and Motion Performance.