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Old 10-19-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Yenko 45th Anniversary/ Yenko Muscle Car Legend Set For Return




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As the 45th Anniversary of the Yenko legacy draws near, General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI) announced today its ownership of the classic trademark and its plans to revitalize the brand.

To jump start this effort, Yenko owner, enthusiast and GMCI CEO Jeff Leonard, is consulting with several notable limited production vehicle companies in the automotive industry on possible new Yenko project cars as well as upcoming Yenko product lines.

GMCI will also launch a brand-new online home for the Yenko brand in the upcoming weeks, where owners and enthusiasts can find information about upcoming cars and products, access historical information about the brand, register to be a part of the site's forums and much more.

"The muscle car era has made a huge comeback this year and we expect this trend to grow," said Leonard. "The Yenko name is very much a part of that magnificent history and we plan to resurge its magic and its historical significance. Through GMCI's efforts, Don Yenko's name will be kept alive with the highest degree of integrity and respect."

Growing up in Detroit in the shadow of the famous Woodward Avenue during the muscle era heyday, Leonard always had a keen interest in Detroit muscle culture. As a muscle car enthusiast and owner of an original 1968 Yenko Camaro, Leonard shares the enthusiasm and excitement of many towards owning a unique piece of Yenko history.

Originally, the 60's era Yenko car was a special order vehicle, available only through Don Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, PA. Don Yenko used the Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, a program GM used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc. to special order the most powerful vehicles available.

Yenko modified his first vehicle, the Chevrolet Corvair, in 1965 for the Sports Car Club of America racing team. Yenko later went on to build the Yenko Super Camaro, Yenko Deuce, Yenko Chevelle, Yenko Super Nova, Yenko Vega Stinger and the Yenko Camaro Turbo Z among the fastest SCCA racing cars ever produced
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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LSA or LS9 powered Super Yenko Camaro?
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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Yenko Chevy Malibu with the Insignia AWD turbo V6 drivetrain maybe?
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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I wish somebody would skip the extra power mods and really concentrate on making the car handle. We are already getting to the point of diminishing returns. Whether the car has 500 HP or 600 HP, there is really no big difference. Drivability is still going to be a struggle. More bang for your buck could be spent on making it pull over a G in cornering, stop better, and run a 88 mph slalom.
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We both know the aftermarket is never going to do that. Any weight savings they can accomplish (and that is what is really needed to accomplish those goals) are tiny and expensive compared to what the original manufacturer can do.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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I hear ya...it is like trying to make an integra have torque. The aftermarket does not even try. They just highlight what the car is already good at. In this case, more straight line speed. NO matter how useless it becomes.
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I wish somebody would skip the extra power mods and really concentrate on making the car handle. We are already getting to the point of diminishing returns. Whether the car has 500 HP or 600 HP, there is really no big difference. Drivability is still going to be a struggle. More bang for your buck could be spent on making it pull over a G in cornering, stop better, and run a 88 mph slalom.
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