Bill Grumpy Jenkins 1970 Camaro
In the early seventies, Pro Stock was Drag Racing’s fastest growing competition category because
of it’s popularity with the fans. The Bill Jenkins Grumpy’s Toy Camaro was one of the most popular.
The sleek new body style and huge rear wheel wells lent themselves perfectly to Pro Stock Racing.
Powering this 1970 Camaro is a Jenkins Competition 430-cubic inch GM rat motor
featuring Edelbrock tunnel ram intake with a pair of 750-Holley carburetors.
In the July 1970 issue of Hot Rod Magazine “Grumpy’s Toy VIII” was unveiled to the
world in a four-page tech feature article written by famed automotive writer Bud Lang. *
Due to the late introduction of the new body style and other delays, the Grumpy’s new
Camaro got a late start on the season. With the help of his “Super crew”, he was again at the
top of the Pro Stock class running the quarter mile in 9.6 seconds at 145mph.
* Information taken from Hot Rod Magazine!
** Content taken from model box Art
Photos by tCote