1967 Chevelle


Vintage Stock Car Show Car

After being converted to a race car in 1970 by Clyde Hemeon, this 1967 Chevelle was driven by Bob Yuille, Charlie Kane, and then to three championships between Jim Sewart and his brother Greg. It primarily raced at the now defunct Atlantic Speedway but also at other tracks in the Maritimes. The car was retired in 1980 and parked beside a barn near Brookfield, NS. It was discovered in 2004 and moved to a field near the Halifax airport where it sat until 2010, when it was recovered by the eventual founders of Heart of a Champion. The car was fully restored in 2017 and has since been used to promote HOAC and help preserve Maritime stock car racing history. It was the immediate and unquestionable interest in this car since its restoration that spurred the formation of Heart of a Champion.

  • Street car, from 1967 to 1970
  • Converted to a race car by Clyde Hemeon in early 1970’s
  • First driven by Dartmouth’s Bob Yuille at Atlantic Speedway
  • Second driver was Charlie Kane, until 1974, when sold to Jim Sewart
  • Jim Sewart won the 1974 Atlantic Speedway Sportsman championship with the car
  • Sold to Greg Sewart in 1976; entered the sportsman division at Atlantic Speedway as a rookie racer, winning his first race – en route capturing the sportsman rookie and championship titles
  • Greg Sewart won the 1977 sportsman title at Atlantic Speedway with the car
  • Sold in the late 70’s to Morris Clarke, Brookfield who ran the car a few times at Onslow Speedway before retiring from racing in 1980
  • Sat in Clarke’s barn until 1985 when it was moved to a nearby hay field
  • Found by Larry Brown in 2004, and with the help of Brian Northrup, was recovered from the hayfield
  • Sat outside near the Halifax airport until September 22, 2010 – when recovered by Pat Lawrence and friends
  • Fully restored between April and July of 2017 by many of the same people who worked on it years ago
  • Unveiled on July 14, 2017 before, thousands of people at Riverside International Speedway as part of the IWK 250 Super Race Weekend

Special thanks to BCM for their extraordinary efforts in the restoration of our '67 Chevelle!