Kickstarter campaign plans to retore Frank Gardner's awesome Chevy

| 9 Dec 2013

An appeal has been kicked off to fund the restoration of the legendary Group 5 Chevy Camaro campaigned by Aussie great Frank Gardner.

The Amsterdam-based Moritz family is trying to amass donations of €200,000 to restore the seven-litre monster.

The fundraising drive, called Race Car Rebirth, starts on 12 December and donors are being promised special access to the restored car – even passenger rides – in return for their contributions.

The 550bhp Camaro was a dominant force in the British Touring Car Championship with Gardner taking a quintet of back-to-back wins in the 1973 season.

After Gardner, the car was owned by Stuart Graham and then Rob Slotemaker whose death in 1979 thwarted his plans to race it. After the accident, relatives discovered a note saying the car should go to racer and specialist Bert Moritz and it has remained in a shed behind brother John's Moritz Tuning ever since.

Now the family wants to restore the Chevy to its former glory and return it to the tracks, with the process being filmed for a documentary.

To learn more about the project visit its Facebook page.