Pat Hennebery's C/SM NETO Camaro Lebanon Valley 10/08 R1
Pat Hennebery makes a run shifting his old 4 speed C/Super Modified Camaro at Lebanon Valley NETO (North East Timing Organization) meet in October 2008. The car is just like Hennebery ran it in the 1970's but has a mild 327 engine. In the old days the car ran 10.60's @125+ with a destroked 327 @ 318 cu in. Now with a mild 327 the car runs 11.80's @ 111. Plans for a better engine in 2009 are in the works.
Pat Hennebery shakedown Dick Mauceri C/SM Chevy II 04/08
Pat Hennebery drove Dick Mauceri's 67 Chevy II for its first shakedown runs in April 2008 at Island Dragway in New Jersey. Dick bought the car in November 2007. It was built by Jim Thore from Fancy Gap Virginia. Jim put everything he had over several years, into building this car as an NHRA Super Stock C Modified Stock (SS/CS). He was finally finished in late 2006, but never got to run the car. Unfortunately, Jim died in early 2007, without ever seeing his car get to the track. In 2007, Pat Hennebery introduced me to NETO after we had spent a hectic month getting his old Camaro together for Dover Reunion day. We then got it race ready and Pat raced it once at Lebanon Valley in Sept 2007. One part of that car's long and varied history was in the late 1970's as a C/SM NHRA modified eliminator car. Pat and I were partners in that venture. In 1979, I located a 1967 Chevy II, built by SRD for Dave Aloisio, set up for super modified or modified production. Aloisio had sold it to some kid in Westchester, who obviously was overwhelmed by the purchase. Dick bought it from him, Pat & Dick parked the Camaro, and built the Chevy II. We campaigned it all over the east coast through 1981 (I think) in C/SM and only stopped when NHRA did away with Modified eliminator. The car eventually ended up in Canada, where it went through life as a bracket racer, and then an NHRA Super Stock. Where that car is now, I do not know. Dick bought this Chevy II because it seemed so cool to run both Pat Henneberys Camaro and a 67 Chevy II in NETO, sort of what we did 30 years ago.
Pat Hennebery Jr - 1990 Summer Nationals semi finalist
Pat Hennebery Jr - 1990 Summer Nationals semi finalist. After qualifying 32nd on the last shot I was extremely pleased to make it to the semi finals at this National event in Englishtown New Jersey. The class is C/Econo Altered (C/EA) and the Beretta is powered by 304 cubic inch Chevy-Buick. That's a Chevy short block with Dart/Buick aluminum heads and intake manifold using a single 750 Holley carb. The two speed powerglide transmission built by my friend Doug Smith got the power to the 6.00 gears in the 9" Ford rear end and hooked up on 14x32 Firestone slicks. The car ran consistent 8.70's at about 154 miles per hour. The last run shown in this video is me getting beat by "Bad to the Bone" Vinny Barone in his A/Street Roadster (A/SR) in round 4, the semi finals. Vinny red-lit in the final next round handing the win to Ray Smith in a A/Econo Altered (A/EA) roadster.