Talk about a machine that will turn heads. Never before has Richard embraced a project like this. From his personal design involvement to his team of RCR engine builders, chassis specialists, engineers and fabricators, the 1969 RCR Series 3 Camaro embodies the finest in RCR excellence. It perfectly translates RCRs knowledge from the racetrack to the blacktop. And if you notice a sleek similarity to the one and only No. 3 car, it is no coincidence. From the custom RCR Black paint, to the actual race car pedal assembly, to the gear shift knob, the legendary inspiration runs deep through this project. So much so, in fact, that the RCR Series 3 Camaro includes two engines, one of which is an SB2 RCR powerhouse race engine built and tuned by the renowned RCR engine shop especially for this project-the same type of engine the original No. 3 had in it when it ran the Daytona 500 in 2000. With only 7 Series 3 Camaros made, you will not be able to get this motor with any other Camaro in the world.
From the drawing board to the wind tunnel, using technologies until now, reserved for aircraft, spacecraft, and mainstream car companies like Ford and GM, we have designed and put our own unique fingerprint on every single aspect of this award winning vehicle.
Built by Total Performance Inc(TPI) in conjunction with Hall of Fame Nascar owner Richard Childress of Richard Childress Racing. TPI of Wichita, KS is one of the top restoration shops in the country. Their vehicles have set records and sold all over the world. Their resume includes custom builds for pro athletes in NFL, MLB, NHRA and Nascar, as well as set World Speed Records at Bonneville Salt Flats
This 1969 RCR Series 3 Camaro is #4 of 7 built, and the builders personal vehicle. This vehicle is unique to the build as it was the only one Blacked Out . Utilizing a Dynacorn Body from Authentic GM Licensed Molds. Over 21 parts including the entire interior was made from Aircraft Composite/ Carbon Fiber materials, including a 1-piece hood, rocker panels, rear NASCAR Car of Tomorrow (COT) style wing, a front fascia with integrated spoiler and a rear roll Pan. All the parts were hand built, digitally scanned, reconfigured using CAD. The tooling was then built using 3 and 5 axis CNC machines to insure quality fit and finish each and every time.
This 69 Camaro has a recessed and flushed mounted front & rear windshields with custom designed glass, shaved drip rails, shaved door locks and mini-tubbed rear wheel wells. The beautiful paint was completed by Planet Color Custom Paints by Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes.
The chassis is a Chassisworks FAB9TM Direct Fit, fabricated 9 housing. It has a True Trac 3:55 rear gear ratio. It is equipped with a triangular Four-Link 67-69 Camaro rear suspension package, bolt-in sub frame connector for 67-69 Camaro, Chassisworks G machine bolt-in frame-clip, adjustable A-Arms 1 front sway bar, as well as front and mid motor plates.
This Camaro is also equipped with a Baer Brakes Track System, 13x 1 Rotors and PBR Two-Piston Calipers, ABS Master Cylinder and a NASCAR inspired billet pedal assembly drive train. The RCR Series 3 Camaro comes with two engine packages. Both will be fully documented, including Dyno sheets and the full race history on the RCR Race Engine.
Engine #1 is an all Aluminum 427 c.i. SBC (580 + HP/TQ) with a Brodix Aluminum Block Canton Oil Pan, Brodix Aluminum Heads with double roller T/C, Brodix Dual Plane Intake 5/16 push rods, Eagle crank and rod assembly. It also has MSD Distributor, SRP pistons, MSD plug wires, Federal Rings, RCR Series 3 Valve Covers, Clevite Bearings and ARP Head Studs as well as SFI Balancer, Fel Pro Gaskets. It has been internally balanced with RCR Specd Cam profile, competition cams Hyd Roller Cam & Lifters with 2050/1600 Valves and Scorpion Roller Rockers 16/16.
The Radiator is a Be Cool Module Assembly. Cools engines horsepower outputs from 400 to 1000 horsepower, and all that is backed by a Tremec 5 speed that has been built specifically for this application.
Nascar SB2 race engine #RC-520. This engine has been totally rebuilt and de-tuned by the vaunted engine builders at Richard Childress Racing. It now has 10.5 compression and is very streetable. However, make no mistakes, this is a true Nascar race engine that was actually in Dale Earnhardts intimidating black #3. It was also in the #29 of Kevin Harvick and the #31 of Robby Gordon. It won 2 poles, at Pocono and Fontana, and spent the remainder of its racing life in the Busch Grand National Series.
The wheels are HRE Competition Wheels (3-Piece), they are the lightest 3 piece wheel on the market,(to reduce rotating weight), the front are aggressive 18x10 and the rear are huge 18x12. The tires are BFGoodrich G-ForceT/A: the front 245x40x18 and the rear are 335x30x18. The interior has been completed with a tilt chrome steering column, ProCar Elite Series 1 seats, custom billet trim and Fasteners, Vintage Heat by Vintage Air, Front Power Windows, RCR Series 3 Autometer Race Gauges and Carbon Fiber/Composite Gauge Panel. It also has Carbon Fiber/Composite dash and dash pad, carbon fiber composite console and custom door and rear panels along with a Roll Cage.
One of the most recognizable 1st Gen Camaros in the world.
Featured in Numerous magazines:
Multiple SEMA awards/shows
Goodguys Pro Pick
Woodward Dream Cruise
SPEED Channel show BullRun season 2
SPEED Channels Pinks
On display at numerous Nascar Speedways including;
Charlotte Nascar track and the NHRA Strip
1969 RCR Series 3 Camaro serial #4 of 7,
Built as a tribute to Dale Earnhardt and to celebrate Richard Childresss 40 years in Nascar. It is the Black Out Edition for Nascar Driver Clint Bowyer
Builders Personal Vehicle. Last vehicle of the build, has every update and option available, 5,000 man hours to build and Hundreds of thousands spent in R&D Aerospace engineering and tools used in development. Wind Tunnel and Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD) used in body development, Full body scan of vehicle and parts, 3D analysis of Fit/Finish. All tooling for parts was CNC created