1969 Camaro Rally Sport.

April 15, 2010

By: Bobby Webb

I met a gentleman named Ruben Dickens at a car show a few weeks ago.   Ruben lives in the small town of  Mamers, North Carolina.  In fact, but his address is Lillington, NC.  We have a lot of small towns and communities like Mamers in North Carolina and we are proud of every one of them.  I was also raised in one of them, Crisp, North Carolina.

Ruben is a very nice guy and owns a beautiful 1969 Camaro RS.  I asked him if he would be willing to share some information about his car with us.  He agreed and I think you will enjoy his story and the pictures of his Camaro.

Ruben’s Story:

I have always loved Camaros. I’ve been fortunate to own a few – one 1978 when I was in high school and two 1968s – one of which I sold before restoration was complete and the other that I fully restored and sold.   I finally found a 1969 Rally Sport that I could restore which is what I always dreamed of owning.  I purchased this 1969 in  2005 and began restoration in 2006.  I finished the restoration by the end of 2009.   Of course the process is really never finished.

Having friends who could do what I couldn’t made the whole restoration complete. Everything except the roof of the car has been replaced or restored.  I know it is not all perfect, but it is close enough for me.

It will never be a 100 point car, but that’s okay with me because I restored it to enjoy it and to share it with others who enjoy Camaros and restoring cars.



Well, I think all of us can agree that Ruben’s car does not have to be a 100 point car to be beautiful.  I enjoy meeting folks like Ruben and helping him share his  experience with good folks like you.  I hope you enjoyed this and if you want more articles like this please leave your comments to let me know.  I want to provide what you want to read.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

John Karonis April 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

I liked the article on Ruben’s 1969 Camaro.Would enjoy more stories about anything on wheels.


Bobby Webb April 19, 2010 at 7:52 am

Thanks for the comment. Stay tuned, I have many more coming.


Josh H. April 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I really enjoyed Ruben’s article about his Camaro. I, too, love Camaro’s and am currently restoring a ’77. I would love to have heard the story about how Ruben found and got his ’69. Most “find” stories are really interesting and I love hearing them. There’s nothing like finding that hidden treasure in somebody’s barn!
Thanks a lot!

Josh H.


Bobby Webb April 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I agree. I wish I had asked him more questions about that. Maybe he will see these comments and share that information with us. Thanks for your comment.


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