A few weeks ago, we posted an article that asked for a little help from you, our Chevy Hardcore readers. We weren’t asking you to send money or car parts — although we wouldn’t object to getting car parts. However, it did showcase twelve of the coolest Chevy Hardcore feature cars that we brought you in 2019. The “help” part came when we asked you guys to choose which one of the twelve should be crowned as the Chevy Hardcore 2019 Feature Car of The Year.
In that initial article, we presented what we felt was a mix of very nicely restored cars that represent history, a couple that represents the modified genre quite well, and even a few that some might call a daily driver. Regardless of why each car was placed on our list, all were deserving of being included. In case you missed the original article with the twelve choices, here is the list of twelve finalists. You can click on each of the individual titles to see the original article about each car.
You’ve probably realized we have only shown 11 cars so far. That leaves the winner. Although we compiled the list, we also didn’t want to be the only ones having all the fun. That’s why we asked our Chevy Hardcore readers and Facebook followers to let us know which one of the twelve cars they thought should wear the crown for 2019.
Most of the replies we received came via Facebook comments, and right off the bat, we thought we had an early winner. But as the votes continued to pour in, the choice came down to the wire. The final decision was a real nail biter, and when the votes were finally tallied, the car chosen as this year’s Chevy Hardcore Feature Car of The Year turned out to be… (insert dramatic pause so you can hear the drum roll in your head), Zack Jones’ ’68 Camaro.
Zack Jones of Montesano, Washington, might not have been witness to the introduction spectacle when the Camaro was first introduced, but for him, the appeal is still there. “I have what I call a 68 1/2 Camaro,” he states. “I say that because of all the custom work my father and I have done to it during the ten-year build. I have pictures of the entire process, and I am proud that we did it together in the attached garage.”
We would like to congratulate all of our 2019 participants for being included in our list, and Zack Jones for being selected at the 2019 Chevy Hardcore Feature Car Of The Year.