Camaro goes on sale in the UAE

According to Johnny Amiouni, GM Camaro Launch Manager in the Middle East, the all new 2010 Camaro is now available in Al Ghandi Auto, Bin Hamoodah Automotive and Liberty Automobiles Co. showrooms.

Both trim levels are available, the V6 LT and V8 SS models. No word yet on pricing in the UAE.

Edawg Designs - Ed Roth inspired apparel

We all remember the famous hot rod art work by Big Daddy Ed Roth. His designs back then were radical and they really represented the muscle car culture back in those days. They were the hottest thing around and everybody wanted one.

Inspired by the late "Big Daddy" Ed Roth, the godfather of the monster-car designs from the 1960's, Arizona's Erich Long created to help promote new and more creative t-shirts for modern muscle cars.

So I decided to try and carry on his tradition by releasing a line of t-shirts representing today's fuel injected brutes! Erich already has a couple of very nice 5th Gen Chevy Camaro based designs in his line-up as well as the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. His designs are fun, bright and really eye catching, we like them and think you will too.

Visit their web site: for more information.

You can also find Erich and his designs on the largest 5th Gen Camaro community on the net,

Chevron Gives Away Chevrolet 2010 Camaro

Chevron Products Co. named initial grand prize and first prize winners across the country for the Texaco Everyday Performance Instant Win Game. Grand-prize winners receive a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and first-prize winners receive a year's worth of Texaco gas.

So far, more than 4,694 people have been named winners, the company reported.
The promotion ends Tuesday, Aug. 31, and customers can still enter to win by picking up a game card from a participating Texaco station and registering to play online.

For details about the Camaro visit Jeff Bressler's blog:

Convertibles at Holden

As we have all heard, the Camaro convertible is still a go for the 2011 model year, we should see them in showrooms by the summer of 2010. recently posted an image of a few Camaro SS convertibles parked outside a Holden facility in Australia.

This model has been the topic rumors for quite some time as GM has gone through their financial woes. Hopefully these images will put some fears at rest as it looks like development is well under way at the soon to be largest automaker in the world (again).

MTI Free Camaro day at Talladega

MTI Racing announces the “FREE Camaro Funfest Trackday and Carshow” for all owners of 2010 Camaro

The event is FREE. That’s right! You bring a 2010 Camaro, you get to drive on the track for FREE! This event is open to ALL 2010 Camaros. From New York to California, it doesn't matter where you come from, you are welcome to rip it up at the track.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Sunday, October 4th, 2009
WHERE: Little Talladega Gran Prix Raceway
TIME: 930am – 330pm
COST: FREE to those in a 2010 Camaro!

What is going on at the FREE Camaro Funfest?

This trackday is going to be an awesome event! There will be a driving clinic, track lapping, slalom course, skid pad, passenger parade laps, carshow with awards, and acceleration challenge. MTI Racing is even providing the cookout on the grill!

How do I attend?

Step 1: Must have a 2010 Camaro, or borrow your neighbor’s Camaro.
Step 2: Reply to this thread on saying “I’m going to the MTI Racing FREE Camaro Funfest!” AND make a hyperlink to your favorite 2010 Camaro upgrade from our website,

For example:

I’ve got a black 2SS and I’m going to the MTI Racing FREE Camaro Funfest! My favorite upgrade is

RHD Camaros available in Australia

Starting in October 2009, new Camaros are available for sale in Australia!

According to, Performax International (Queensland) will be the first company to import and convert the cars to right hand drive in Australia.
Performax's Nick Vandenberg says the converted, ADR approved and road registrable Camaro, will cost around $130-150,000 (AU). They recommend you act quick as many orders are already in the queue.

The pictures below show the Camaro during the transformation at Performax.


Morano Racing - 2010 Camaro performance specialists

Anthony Morano operates Morano Racing near New York City, NY. is your one stop shop for 2010 Camaro Performance Parts and Accessories. What sets us apart is that we sell only 5th Generation Chevrolet Camaro products. We are dedicated to the 5th Gen Camaro and offer every customer the best customer service, parts, and technical support.

Morano Racing covers Camaro owners with Cold Air Intakes, Exhausts, Wheels, Tires, Nitrous kits, Superchargers, Headers, stripe kits, and everything else you can imagine. Camaro customers are now able to get everything they need, without the hassle of ordering parts from different places. We also offer FREE shipping and handling.

Morano Racing has been setting itself apart in the industry by offering super easy online ordering, fast shipping, low prices and the best customer service around. We strive to make your shopping experience enjoyable, and as simple as possible NO hidden Fees: Morano Racing DOES NOT charge any extra fees like processing fees or order fees like other competitors.

Extremly Low Prices: We strive to have the absolute lowest prices around. We are here to expand the car hobby, and create a community.

They are in touch with the Camaro performance applications and are a site supporter on the largest 2010 Camaro forum in the internet

Check them out online or call today @ 866-948-0999
Tell them the 5th Gen Camaro blog sent you!

EVI Project Fugitive is complete!

We first reported about this project car earlier this month EVI Project Fugitive.

The project is complete and based on the images and video below, this is just what we like to see! After the Magnuson supercharger install, they threw 7lbs at it, put it back on the dyno for tuning and some numbers. The car came back with 564rwhp / 584rwtq.

See more at

GeigerCars Chevy Camaro SS Compressor

In general, American tuning companies stick to American cars (Saleen, Callaway,) Europeans stick to European cars (Hamann, Novitec, Edo,) and Asians stick to Asian cars (HKS, Strosek.)

GeigerCars, however, is a German tuning company that modifies mostly American cars. Once they’re out of the Geiger showroom, there is an obvious German touch to the project. The 2010 Geiger Chevy Camaro SS Compressor is no different. The tuners took a new Camaro SS and added their own touch…what have they come up with?

The 2010 Camaro SS can produce a healthy 432 hp - but that’s not enough. Geiger added a supercharger and exhaust system to the car, which allows it to produce a head-snapping 568 hp. A twin plate sport clutch helps the six-speed manual transmission handle the extra power, which propels the car up to a top speed of 195 mph.

Geiger has also fitted the Camaro with a new suspension system consisting of coilovers, adjustable anti-roll bars in the front and rear, as well as an upgraded braking system. New wheels round out the package, which you can instantly tell is German-inspired just by looking at the pictures (see link below)

Hennessey Performance HPE650 - For Sale

Now is your chance to own one of the first professionally tuned 2010 Camaros out there, a Hennessey HPE650!
This Rally Yellow 2SS/RSS currently has 1,907 miles on the clock

  • 655 HP @ 6,300 rpm
  • 642 lb-ft TQ @ 4,400 rpm
  • Black TVS2300 Supercharger System (8 psi boost)
  • HPE High-Flow Cylinder Heads
  • Custom HPE650 Spec Camshaft
  • HPE Cold Air Induction System with Heat Shield
  • 1-7/8 inch Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
  • High Flow Catalytic Converters & Mid-Pipes
  • Upgraded Fuel Injectors
  • 160 Degree Thermostat
  • HPE Engine Management Calibration
  • Stage 1 Coilover Suspension Upgrade
  • Black 3-Piece Forged HPE Wheels with Polished Lip
  • Front: 20" x 9.5" (2" lip)
  • Rear: 20" x 10.5" (2.5" lip)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Tires
  • Front: 275/55/ZR20
  • Rear: 305/35/ZR20
  • Professionally Installed at HPE's Texas Facility
  • Dyno Tuned & Road Tested
  • Modified Engine Cover (Yellow)
  • Black Rally Stripes
  • Carbon-look Body Kit (Rear lip spoiler, front spoiler and side rocker pannels)
  • Chrome "SUPERCHARGED" Cowl Badges
  • Black Hennessey & HPE650 Exterior Badging
  • Limited-Edition Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
  • Hennessey Premium Floormats
Feel free to contact me at the office at 979-885-1300 or on my mobile at 281-979-2581

Jackass - 1969 Camaro with LS9 power

As we reported in March 2009, the 1969 Camaro with an LS9 Corvette ZR1 motor now known as Jackass was debuted at the 2009 Detroit Autorama.

Mark Stielow had the car built by Reiters Metalcraft Inc in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Mark has written a book detailing the build up of this car.

The car that really changed the way people viewed Pro Touring Camaros was Mark's Mule. While that car was featured in a series of buildup magazine stories, there is still a lot that wasn't shown. Mark wrote a book on the entire buildup of the '69 Chevrolet Camaro that became as world famous as the Mule. It details how he starts a major project, what methods he uses to create his groundbreaking cars, and some excellent tips on how to tune a car to provide enjoyable, consistent performance. It is loaded with more than 700 color photos and is available exclusively from Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center for $26.95.

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Camaro sells out in Japan

Michihiro Yamamori, of GM Asia Pacific operations, says they have 120 orders for 2010 Camaros in Japan, this over the planned quota for the year. Japanese pricing is not expected until October 2009, but experts predict it will have a range between $45,325 and $56,390 depending on the model and options selected.

The Camaro has already outsold every other GM vehicle in North America, it sounds like this car is a success all over the world.

Oshawa mayor is criticized for buying a new Camaro SS

It seems some citizens of Oshawa, Ontario have their panties in a wad over the car their mayor bought for himself.

John Gary recently took delivery of a Red 2010 Camaro SS, the car that is taking buyers by storm, selling like hotcakes and is produced in the very town he supports as Mayor.

“Our mayor is flaunting this gas-guzzling vehicle all around town,” complains constituent Bill Steele. “Our taxes are the highest in the GTA by far, and I don’t like that I’m paying for part of a sports car that gets 17 miles to the gallon.”

Mr. Steele, not sure how things work in Canada, but it sounds like John Gary spent his hard earned money to buy what he wanted, not what everyone else wanted him to drive. How happy would you be if everyone around you including YOUR clients or employer told you what to drive? Not too happy I'd bet...

If more people minded their own business, especially in cases like this, the world would be a better place overall.

Link to article

Finally a white 2010 Camaro SS

Milenio Motors in Mexico has a white 2010 Camaro SS on the showroom floor.

I wasn't sure how much I would like them, but looking at this SS I think it looks pretty good.

With Red Jewel and Yellow being two of my favorite colors, white is climbing the charts after seeing this image (provided by a blog reader). I'd still prefer to have my stripes continue to the front fascia and have them painted on rather than decals. Vinyl is for boats.

2010 Fred Gibb ZL1 Limited Edition

Fred Gibb was a Chevrolet dealer in LaHarpe, Illinois. This quaint Midwestern town currently has a population of approximately 1,300. In the Super Car/racing circles he is best remembered as the father of the 1969 ZL-1 Camaro. The ZL1 is also known as COPO 9560.

Fred Gibb Chevrolet started racing a 1967 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro called "Little Hoss". Numerous drag race wins, helped Gibb establish a reputation as a major Hi- Performance dealership.

By the next racing season, Fred Gibb was performing engine swaps/conversions right at the dealership. That same year, Fred Gibb Chevrolet special ordered and sold 50 COPO Nova's with 396/375 engines and experimental Turbo-hydramatic transmissions. These were also known as COPO 9738. Some of these special Novas were also converted into 427ci Super Cars!

It was ultimately the 1969 Camaro ZL-1 which ensured Fred Gibb's lasting mark on muscle car history.

His close friendship with Vince Piggins of Chevrolet, provided Fred Gibb the necessary avenue to have his concept of the ultimate Camaro race car come to fruition. This project included Chevrolets ultimate Big Block, of the day, an all aluminum 427ci engine. This engine was dubbed code ZL-1.

Chevrolet liked the idea, but wouldn't grant approval unless they were guaranteed to sell at least 50 cars. Fred Gibb assured GM that he could sell the 50 cars himself, at a projected price of $4,900 Thus, the Gibb concept was hurried into production.

The first two Dusk Blue ZL-1 Camaros (COPO 9560) were delivered to Gibb December 31, 1968. They were exactly as specified. 48 more ZL1s were delivered in March of 1969. However, there was a major problem. The sticker price was not $4,900, but rather a startling $7,269, nearly doubling the price of a cast-iron 427ci Camaro (COPO 9561).

The high cost was due to a new GM policy, which stated that instead of the auto manufacturer absorbing most of research and development cost associated with specialty vehicles, it was to be passed on to the cost of the vehicle. This drove up the cost of the COPO 9560 option from an estimated $400 to $4,000.

Fred knew that it was very unlikely that he could sell all 50 Camaros at that price, so he successfully convinced Chevrolet to take 37 of the cars back, re-invoice them, and re-distribute them to other high performance Chevrolet dealers. This was the first time the factory had ever allowed a dealer to return cars.

Fred Gibb was able to sell 13 of the ZL-1 Camaros. Eventually an additional 19 ZL-1's were built and sold by other dealers, resulting in a total production run of 69 ZL-1 Camaros, with the possibility of two engineering prototypes.

Fast forward 40 years and the Fred Gibb Chevy II Novas, race cars, conversion cars, as well as any of the original ZL-1 Camaros are some of the most significant and sought after collectible Chevrolets of all times. The best ZL1s still command more than $1,000,000 in the market place, that is if you can ever get an owner to part with one.

The introduction of the new 5th generation Camaro has once again provided the opportunity to build a 2010 Fred Gibb Edition ZL1 with an all Aluminum 427ci engine.
This will be a limited edition of 50 numbered and serialized Camaros along with two proto-types.

Stay Tuned for more details or call Dennis Barker the Director of Hi-Performance sales at; 616-204-6066.

One more test of Detroit Muscle completed their own comparison of the Ford Mustang GT500, Dodge Challenger SRT8 and the Camaro SS LS3, this time the GT500 edged out first place to the Camaro RS/SS second place finish.

Link to article

How to: Installing headers on a Camaro SS and Late Model Racecraft have teamed up to put together this well written 'how to' page on installing long-tube American Racing headers on a 2010 Camaro SS.

From the procedure:

We found the installation of headers on the 2010 Camaro to be a relatively straightforward process. Most readers will most likely require a professional installation simply due to the tools required. The car needs to be at least 2 feet off the ground in order to slip the headers in place from the bottom. We did not attempt to put them in from the top, as they do not appear to fit that way. You will also need the Sawzall to make the required cuts at the rear of the midpipe, regardless if you are installing this system on a factory set of mufflers or an aftermarket catback. The installation process shown here is for matching up with an MBRP stainless 3" catback, but the same steps will also be used to install this header system with a factory exhaust system. The only difference is the location of the cuts, and that the cuts will be on the factory 2.5" muffler pipes instead of the American Racing adapter pipes shown in this procedure.

See the complete process and pictures HERE

Challenger SRT8 vs Hennessey Camaro HPE550 vs Mustang GT500

In response to reader dismay about the previous test which Motor Trend compared the 2010 Camaro SS LS3, 2010 Mustang GT and the 2009 Challenger R/T, this latest comparison has the following:
  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
  • 2010 Camaro Hennessey HPE550
  • 2010 Ford Mustang GT500
First off, we do not find this to be a truly accurate comparison as the Dodge and the Ford are OEM vehicles you can order from your dealership and are built at the respective assembly plants. The Hennessey car takes a Camaro SS and transforms it into the performer you will see here, maybe a closer representation to what GM would do with a Z28 type package.

Here are a few replies MT received after that previous comparison:

"What a crock you guys did. How do you guys sleep at night? What upset me on the test was you didn't use the SRT or the Shelby in the used the R/T and GT to keep the price more inline...I have an idea for next month's test. Compare the Camaro SS against a Kia Rio. They're both cars, have 4 wheels, have an engine and transmission. Close enough."
via email

"This is such crap! Why the hell did they compare them? A Camaro SS vs. the Challenger maybe, but the SRT8 version would have been better to compare. And again, with the Mustang GT, the GT500 would have been a better comparison car. dturner via

"Motor Trend, you amaze me at your stupidity. You take a mid-range Mustang and a mid-range Challenger and pit them up against a RANGE TOPPING Camaro SS. What are you thinking?? Here is an Idea, when you compare cars, make sure they are the same trim levels. Look and learn...Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs. Ford Mustang GT500 vs. Chevy Camaro SS"

A better comparison in this case would have been the Challenger SRT8 and Mustang Cobra against the Camaro SS. Let's compare apples to apples.
Dave Tatman
Sammamish, WA

You get the picture. If they think a Camaro SS and a GT500 or the SRT8 are comparing apples to apples, they are delusional.

I'll let you read the comparison for yourself, let us know what you think!

Comparison: 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs 2010 Hennessey Camaro HPE550 vs 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Turbo V6 Camaro and Nürburgring

East Texas Muscle Cars is developing a turbocharged 2010 V6 Camaro with the ultimate goal of beating the Nissan GT-R around the Nürburgring Nordschliefe.

Rather than go the V8 route, "We wanted to do something a little different," says company spokesman Mike White. "We're seeing a lot of interest in something like this for the V6 Camaros."

The car, currently under development, will initially be a one-off to prove the concept and take the pulse of the market. Built with a forged crank, rods and pistons, the V6 will receive a modified Squires Turbo Systems remote-mount turbocharger kit and produce around 500 horsepower.

Other changes include a Baer big brake kit, lightweight 20-inch iForged wheels and Pedders coil-overs and bushings to address "the stock Camaro's tremendous understeer and cradle walk."

The company estimates the Camaro's final weight to measure about 3,750 pounds. "This will not be a race-prepped car. Anyone can build a racecar to beat a street car," White continues. "We will have a full interior and be running 275/35 Bridgestone RE050 [street] tires. Everyone knows the GT-R wasn't running street tires at the 'Ring," White continues, referring to the GT-R's results in the hands of Nissan engineers.

Once sorted, the company plans to crate up and ship both the completed Camaro and a close acquaintance's personal GT-R to Germany to run hot laps of the Nürburgring. "We want to beat the GT-R's lap time."

The car will debut at the 2009 SEMA Show this year in the Squires Turbo Systems booth.


EVI Project Fugitive

Hank Graff Chevrolet of Davison, MI is going to be selling a new performance package 2010 Camaro SS. The shop responsible for the performance package is Engineered Victories of Davison, Michigan.

The performance package includes American Racing 1 3/4 Headers, Magnuson Supercharger setup, and a custom EVI Dyno Tune. The build is 100% street legal. As of right now, Engineered Victories is in the process of completing the first car. The dyno tune is finished and the American Racing headers are installed. The car has so far put down 427hp / 453tq. That's 47hp / 59tq over the factory numbers the car first put down. The Magnuson supercharger is next.

You can stay up to date with this project by visiting

If you're interested in purchasing one of these cars or have any questions in regards to sales. Call of visit Hank Graff of Davison at (810) 653-4111‎. If you already own a 5thgen Camaro SS and wish to have this performance package installed, contact Engineered Victories at (810) 407-0956 or visit

Camaro outsells Mustang again

Although Camaro sales were down about 2,000 from June to 7,113, for the second straight month, the new Chevrolet Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang

The CARS program allowed Ford sales to rise but the Mustang sales dropped by about 1,000 units. reports that General Motors still has quite a few Camaro orders remaining to be filled.

The Camaro was not produced between 2003 and 2009, the last time Camaro outsold the Mustang was 1993, the first year for the fourth generation design.

Special Delivery

This 2010 Camaro got a little too close to the FedEx box after being redirected by a mini van blowing a flashing red light in Montana. Does not appear to be any real injuries aside from the damaged Chevy and a totaled Fed Ex box.

Why Chevy won't race the Camaro in NASCAR

Steven Cole of the Orlando Sentinal asked Mark Kent, head of General Motors racing programs, why. Here’s his answer:

“We’ve looked at racing the Camaro, and one thing we do not want to do is to force the car where it shouldn’t be. We looked at NASCAR, for example -- took a very hard look at running the Camaro in the Nationwide series. That was a request made of us by NASCAR, and we have had a tremendous partnership with NASCAR, so we took a very hard look at it.

“At the end of the day, because of the quest for very close competition and the need to have templated bodies in that series, we felt that by forcing the Camaro into the Nationwide templates that we were compromising the body lines of an iconic car. So at the end of the day we just could not get the Camaro in the Nationwide series to satisfy our requirements.

See the article here

Introducing Camaro Scotty

Newman Chevy is a family owned business. We have been here for over 30 years, and we are proud of the relationships we have with our customers. It’s our customers who make us one of the best in Wisconsin, and in the Midwest! We have customers in many of the 50 states, including a recent customer in Alaska that just got his Camaro 2SS/RS.

I personally deal with most of the Camaro and Corvette leads. It allows me to stay focused on what is going on with those cars, so I can keep my customers better informed. People love these cars, and they ARE special. I share a personal interest, and stay involved until my customers drive off the lot.

But I do enjoy working with these customers for their other Chevy purchases, such as Tahoe's, Traverse's etc. and will do everything I can to give the best price to make it worthwhile to buy here.

The thing I hear the most is "you guys are a lot different than my local dealer". We try to be - we want to be BETTER than the other dealership, with no game playing. We want to earn your respect, trust, and continued relationship in the future. It's not just me, but everyone here at the dealership from the owner, service dept., to Dave in Parts.

You can reach Scotty here:
YAHOO IM: Camaro Scotty

STRUT accessories for the 2010 Camaro

STRUT, the leading manufacturer of high quality accessories, wheels and grille collections for some of today’s most popular automobiles, is pleased to announce the availability of the new Camaro Marquise Collection designed exclusively for the uber cool 2010 Camaro.

The re-introduction of the Camaro is expected to reach new heights in popularity as the ultimate muscle car for this generation.

STRUT has created a collection that complements this vehicle and the owner who drives it with pride. The entire collection features a primary and lower bumper grille with a jewelry-grade stainless steel which surrounds diamond woven mesh Both feature the distinctive STRUT shield. An additional STRUT shield is included for the rear of the vehicle. Retail price of the collection is USD $4,000.

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