Boys and their toys – (idiomatic) Used to evoke the idea that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles and gadgets in a childish manner. –Wiktionary.org
It's true that boys love toys, and this Kirkland native has impeccable taste combined with a soft spot for all things classic. Between dirt bikes, street bikes, race cars, snow machines and his favorite—classic memorabilia—Todd Smith is a gentleman who has no time for spinning his wheels. Kirkland Lifestyle was delighted when he agreed to share one of his toys with our readers.
Color: Hugger Orange
Interior: Black Houndstooth
Engine: 383 Stroker 415HP
Transmission: Tremec five-speed
Suspension: Hotchkis TVS System
Wheels/Tires: American Racing Torque Thrust II with TOYO PROXES F: 235/45ZR17 R:255/45ZR17
Arguably one of the most popular muscle cars of its time, the 1969 Camaro continues to impress nearly 50 years from the day it rolled off the production line. Though it was available in a variety of configurations, its styling only served the 1969 Model year. There were more than 240,000 of these cars produced in 1969, so there are still several on the road and available on the classic car market.
This particular Camaro began life as an original SS350 four-speed car. Over time, countless hours of hard work and the unavoidable thousands of dollars later, it became what it is today: mine. That’s really the beauty of these cars, whether you are a numbers-matching purist (save that debate for another day) or an enthusiast who just wants a personal touch on their machine, the 1969 Camaro is one that will never disappoint." –Todd Smith