Jeg Coughlin started as a high-school wrench with a passion for speed, and it wasn’t long before he’d clinched a slew of trophies at the local tracks. By 1959, his ‘55 Chevy had taken him to a class win at a Nationals. But Jeg was about more than going fast, and in 1960, he opened up Jeg’s Automotive, which has grown over the years into one of the most successful mail-order (and hands-on) speed suppliers in the world. Nothing promotes a business like a good show, and in 1970, Jeg was the ringleader of a drag team that fielded this 1970 Camaro flopper to a 1972 A/FC record run of 7.53 seconds at 190.7mph. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Auto World’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series chose this car as a candidate for inclusion in the series — and it should come as no surprise that they’ve pretty much nailed the look and stance of the thing in yet another stellar model. Beautiful metallic gold is the main color, accented by a wicked fade and stripe-paneled nose; all of the applied graphics on the plastic shell are sealed under clear. The body tilts up and off the model, leaving an unobstructed view of the Jeg’s built Hemi (wired and piped completely), the Logghe chassis, and the beautiful scuffed slicks and skinnies, and the driver’s seat has fabric belts and all the handles and pedals this weekend wizard needed to hammer the Camaro down the 1320. We can’t say enough good things about this series, or any and all of the models within it – but we’ll keep trying. If funny cars are your thing, dive in. – Joe Kelly, Jr.
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