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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • Nickey Performance Builds New Vintage Continuation Super Camaros

    12/30/2018 11:52:02 AM PST · by ETL · 22 replies
    Hot Rod Magazine ^ | December 27, 2018 | Bob McClurg
    North Aurora, Illinois, carlectors Rick and Patti Coleman are the proud owners of this Mountain Green Metallic Mist Nickey Vintage Continuation Series Super Camaro. It is the second in what hopefully will be a long line of vintage Camaro supercars built by Nickey Performance, Inc., and the first Nickey Vintage Continuation Series Super Camaro to be sold stateside. You may ask, where is Nickey Vintage Continuation Series Super Camaro number one? “That was our prototype, and it was sold to a collector in Canada,” explains Nickey Performance CEO Stefano Bimbi. “This, our second 1967 Camaro RS/SS, was dubbed ‘Margarita’ by...
  • The Last 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Converted to 427 Power by Don Yenko is Uncovered

    07/29/2018 5:22:22 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Hot Rod ^ | 25JUL18 | Jerry Heasley
    ...snip... Weaver was a teenager in March 1968 when his dad offered to “buy me something new.” They lived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and first visited Grabiak Chevrolet “down the road,” where the 19-year-old spotted a black 427 Corvette coupe that he “was interested in getting.” Except, “My God, the insurance was over $1,000 a year,” which was “a fortune” in those days. “So we went up to Yenko [Chevrolet] to see about getting a Camaro.” They entered a candy land of “at least 50 Z/28s, different colors, different gear ratios—4.10s, 4.56s, 4.88s.” Weaver recalled it like it was yesterday. “I...
  • Imagine A Chevy Camaro EV SUV To Take On Ford's Mustang Crossover

    04/19/2018 8:00:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies ^ | 4/18/18 | ANTHONY ALANIZ
    Earlier this month, a Chevy dealer went online and discussed seeing a glimpse of the mid-engined Corvette. While that is exciting – and not a surprise – he also noted a performance-electric vehicle that is in development, adding it looked very much like a crossover. In March, Ford asked us to imagine a four-door Mustang SUV – and we did. It also got us thinking. If Ford’s thinking of putting the name on an electric SUV, is Chevy following suit? So, what we have here is what such a performance -electric Chevy crossover could look like if the automaker decides...
  • A legend in any scale: Chevy celebrates Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary at SEMA

    11/01/2017 7:45:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Hagerty ^ | 10/30/17
    On January 4, 1968, the first Hot Wheels car rolled off a Mattel production line. It was a 1/64-scale, dark blue 1968 Camaro RS with black roof and redline tires. 15 other models would soon join the Camaro, and the lineup became known as known as the “Original Sweet 16.” The rest, as they say, is history. These tiny cars with wide wheels and low-friction axles flying around on orange tracks soon became omnipresent in the bedrooms and dens of kids around the world. Since 1968, well over four billion Hot Wheels have been built, far exceeding the production of...
  • This Car Matters: First Chevrolet Camaro Built

    08/18/2016 10:18:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/ 17/16 | This Car Matters Films
    The HVA takes a look at the story of the first Chevrolet Camaro built visiting with its stewards and marque historians. The first Camaro built is being recognized as No. 15 on the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register program in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) to be archived in Library of Congress.
  • Chevy Camaro ZL1 owner fights dealership that totaled his car

    01/10/2014 6:48:28 PM PST · by rawhide · 118 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 01/09/14 | By Justin Hyde
    At 580 hp and a starting price of $55,000, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 ranks as the top dog of the Camaro lineup (at least until the Z/28 hits the track.) For Camaro enthusiasts like John Hooper, author of six books on the history of Camaros, it's a dream car — or at least was a dream car, until an employee at a Chevy dealership totaled his ZL1 on an unauthorized joyride. Nearly a month later, Hooper and the dealership have yet to agree on how much that particular top dog was worth. According to Hooper's posts on the Camaro5 forum,...
  • Tales of the Red Tape #42: Peeling Back Nonsense in Vehicle Regulation

    11/25/2013 4:53:54 PM PST · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    The Foundry ^ | November 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Diane Katz
    General Motors Corp. (GM) is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros (model years 2013 and 2014) for violating Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208—Occupant Crash Protection. Defective seat belts? Air bag malfunction? Brake failure? Nope. GM is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros because the air bag warning label on the sun visor may peel.
  • Riding in the new 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28, a factory-bred street racer

    10/21/2013 7:26:31 AM PDT · by central_va · 73 replies
    motoramic ^ | October 16, 2013 11:51 | Alex Lloyd
    After its shock reveal at the New York auto show, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 stands as one of the most anticipated machines of the year. GM promised new heights of performance, and an unrelenting dedication to make the car worthy of its legendary name, and challenge some of the world's best. We got the chance to take a Z/28 deep dive at GM's Milford Proving Grounds, and ride shotgun in one of its development mules on the venue's test track. Is it everything that was promised?
  • Jeff Gordon Test Drives a Chevy Camaro

    03/14/2013 6:06:43 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 35 replies
    liveleak ^ | 3/12/2013 | unknown
    3/12/2013 For all you NASCAR fans!...a disguised Jeff Gordon takes an unsuspecting car salesman on the test drive of his life. Jeff Gordon test drive
  • Road Tripping In A Gas Guzzler Is The Only Way To Go

    09/21/2012 6:17:12 AM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 6 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 9/20/12 | Travis Okulski
    In the past, the large American V8 was considered a symbol of freedom and the open road. But today, the muscly gas guzzlers are vilified as enemies of the future and a road block in the way of the good ship progress. But that just isn't true. Cars like the Camaro ZL1 combine the past, present, and future of the distinctly American way of traveling. It's a brute. It's brash. It's loud. And it's pleasant once you get to know it. Much like us.
  • State Farm Built The Harvey Dent Of Camaros, Can You Tell Its Good Side From Its Bad?

    07/18/2012 7:12:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 18, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    State Farm Built The Harvey Dent Of Camaros, Can You Tell Its Good Side From Its Bad? Meet Two Face the Camaro. Can you tell which is the good half and which is the bad on this '68 convertible? State Farm had it built to serve as a gimmicky training tool for classic car insurance appraisers, so that they'd know the difference between a factory spec restoration and a cobbled together resto-mod. The driver's side of the car was refinished exactly as it came from the Chevrolet assembly line, while the passenger side was the recipient of sloppy welds and...
  • AMERICAN PRIDE 2011 Camaro

    09/25/2011 6:56:23 PM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 46 replies · 1+ views
    email | 2010 | Scott Settlemire
    The American Pride Camaro was commissioned by GM in the Summer of 2010. It is a 2011 Camaro and was a top secret project. It was painted at Mountain Muscle Cars in Cosby, TN. The project took about three months from start to finish. This car was the brainchild of Scott Settlemire from GM's Show car division.
  • Arizona man sentenced for shooting his car

    07/07/2011 8:35:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    AP ^ | July 7, 2011
    <p>KINGMAN, Ariz.—A western Arizona man has received a three-month sentence after authorities say he shot his Camaro because it wouldn't start and then refused to come out of his home.</p>
  • vanity - 2011 Chevy Camaro

    11/21/2010 5:36:57 PM PST · by Perdogg · 79 replies
    11.21.10 | perdogg
    I am thinking about buying the new 2011 chevy camaro. Does anyone own one or can provide any useful insights on them?
  • Chevrolet Volt Vs. Camaro

    09/27/2009 11:40:53 PM PDT · by brycemax · 11 replies · 967+ views
    Chevrolet has two new cars vying for your hard-earned dollars: the Volt and Camaro. Which one is the better buy? NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and please refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread.
  • Buying A 2010 Chevy Camaro? Take This 68-Point Checklist With You

    07/21/2009 12:29:35 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies · 4,306+ views
    The Consumerist ^ | Tue Jul 21 2009 | Chris Walters
    Some Camaro fans at Camaro5 have put together a list of owner-submitted things to watch out for with the new Camaro. Although they point out that not every other Camaro that rolls off the line is a bucket of fail—this isn't the Xbox 360, after all—there do seem to be enough first year production issues that you should inspect the vehicle very carefully before leaving the dealership. Here's their list: ***IMPORTANT NOTE*** The following list is compiled from various individuals who are mostly experiencing isolated incidents. These are not issues every individual is having with their Camaro. Again, these are...
  • Chevrolet targets gay demographic with new Camaro marketing effort

    07/09/2009 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 67 replies · 2,994+ views
    AutoBlog ^ | July 8, 2009 | John Neff
    ...A video was produced to promote Gay Day at the Movies featuring a pair of "Bumblebee Boys" in Camaro-branded briefs washing the Bowtie brand's pony car revival. The cheeky (pardon the pun) video is clearly targeted at the gay community and uses beefcake car washers to that effect in a not-so-subtle way.
  • First [New] Camaro Crap-Out Comes 40 Miles From Dealership

    05/03/2009 6:52:08 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 103 replies · 6,178+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | Wed Apr 29 2009 | Ben Wojdyla
    Maybe worse than the first Camaro wreck is the first Chevy Camaro breakdown. This "p**sy magnet" Bumblebee-yellow Camaro lost all electrical power and coasted to a stop with a scant 40 miles on the odometer. The ecstatic new owner, a forum fan-girl by the name of BUMLB, was crushed when the car conked-out cruising through a parking lot at a leisurely 5 MPH, completely losing all electrical power, locking the gear selector and the key in the ignition. A flatbed towed the disabled car to a dealer where diagnosis found the cable running from the trunk mounted battery had frayed...
  • Muscle cars live on in new Camaro:

    05/01/2009 6:31:44 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 129 replies · 11,271+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 5/1/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Chrysler runs out of gas, Chevy hits the accelerator - on the same day. The 2010 Camaro rolls onto America's roadways as the Detroit giant calls it quits. Oh, the irony.