Just Like The Old Days! 1970 El Camino vs 1969 Camaro on the Street

Posted by: Jeremy Patterson on 11/17/2021

It would be very easy to get lost in this video, especially if you’re into domestic muscle cars going head-to-head on the street.

Just listening to these cars, they sound fairly stock, maybe with an aftermarket camshaft and exhaust upgrade. The El Camino in the far lane looks to get a bit of a holeshot on the first gen Camaro and hold on to take the win. Neither of these vintage hotrods are particularly fast compared to most of the cars we see racing on the street, but that doesn’t diminish the quality of the racing. It looks like the race was decided by the launch, which means the cars would likely swap wins back and forth depending on who took the lead off the line.

This is a great look at the very thing that kicked off a lifelong racing passion for so many: good old fashioned street racing!