Camaro service bulleting 09207A is released

GM has issued a Service Bulletin #09207A as of September 2009

This bulletin covers three items;

HVAC Reprogram: This will help prevent the evaporator from freezing up after extended highway drives

Engine Harness Position Inspection: This impacts LS3 SS models and will verify the harness bracket does not make contact with the heater hose clamps

Rear Spoiler Fasteners: Impacting only vehicles with a VIN lower than A9126194 and equipped with a rear deck spoiler, this will replace all six fasteners and use Loctite 242 Threadlocker to ensure a secure installation

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100 year old Camaro owner

One of the first 2010 Camaro Transformers edition cars to be delivered in Illinois went to Virgil Coffman recently. Virgil lives alone, cleans his own house, cooks his own meals. He has owned 35-40 vehicles in his lifetime. He traded a late model Monte Carlo SS and paid CASH to buy his yellow 2010 Camaro SS. He has been known to drive to Detroit on occasion himself.

While most of this does not sound that out of the ordinary, Virgil is 101 years old!

Take a look at the video of his story HERE

Custom 2010 Camaro Constructed for Competition in 2010 Formula DRIFT Championship

LOS GATOS, CA – BR Racing by Luke Lonberger in partnership with Conrad Grunewald Racing reveal they are in the process of building a 2010 Camaro SS in preparation for the 2010 Formula DRIFT Championship competition.

“I am very excited to be able to drive such an iconic American muscle car in the Formula DRIFT Championship,” said Conrad Grunewald, driver and owner of Conrad Grunewald Racing. “Our main goal is to have the Camaro ready for the 2009 SEMA show but our preseason testing should start immediately after the show. I have a great amount of confidence that BR Racing and Luke Lonberger can build this Camaro into a highly competitive car and I look forward to getting back out on the track.”

Hankook Tire Corporation will provide tire sponsorship for the 2010 Formula DRIFT season. Grunewald announced the Camaro will use Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires on custom Forgeline aluminum 3-piece wheels. The car is to be controlled by Eibach’s Multi-Pro-R2 two-way adjustable dampers and coilovers. A GM Performance LS-A supercharged 6.2 liter V8 controlled by the AEM Universal EMS and expected to make over 600 RWHP will power the Camaro. All body work will be constructed with carbon fiber from Seibon Carbon.

The car will also be on display the 2009 SEMA Show at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2009. The Camaro build can be followed at

Entering its sixth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the global focal point for the Sport.

AAT 2010 Camaro Supercharger Package

Troy, MI, September 20, 2009 -- Alternative Automotive Technologies released its custom supercharger package for the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro at the Woodward Cruise.

This custom package includes a Magnuson 2300 TVS supercharger (offered in standard black finish or polished or painted), custom cold air kit (polished or painted), custom engine/coil covers, painted engine bay (to improve factory finish), and Borla cat back exhaust. These items combined will deliver an impressive 501 rear wheel horse power and 455 lb. ft. of torque.

The complete package installed at AAT’s Michigan facility list for $13,799.00 and comes with a 3/36 component warranty. Each component can be ordered individually vs. the complete package and can be mail ordered accordingly for customer installation.

With the popularity of the new Camaro and the customer demand to keep the passion in the aftermarket industry, Alternative offers new products for the new generation of OEM production performance vehicles, as well, like the Mustang and Challenger. AAT engineers, manufactures, sells, services and installs high performance engine upgrades, body kits and suspension components and packages. Alternative has combined efforts by networking with many of the other Automation Alley partners and suppliers to produce quality products.

See the web site for specifications and pictures of Supercharger unit and options.

or call:

Bryan Chambers @ 248-588-1198 x1010

The Mansory Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Chopster

What do you get when you combine the legendary Mansory and a Porche Cayenne Turbo S Chopster? Usually an incredible automobile taken levels above the what the factory offers only a few will have the chance to experience behind the wheel. Mansory has already transformed such automobiles as Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bugatti, McLaren and Rolls Royce, wait until you see the Porsche below.

This Porsche Cayenne was widened, and most of the body was replaced with dry carbon fiber.

Power train modifications include a larger turbo, tuned engine management system and an upgraded exhaust. At 710HP this SUV will hit 187 MPH.

The 23x11 wheels compliment the new air suspension system.

These amazing modifications continue to the interior where their use of hand finished flawless leather skins wrap the panels. The Porsche seats were replaced with four carbon fiber shell seats which is where you sit while enjoying the DVD player and laptop complete with internet connection.

Carriage House Customs and their SCCA Camaro

During the recent 2009 NASA National Championships at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, PFADT Race Engineering had a customer's GEN 5 Camaro on display. PFADT Competition built the sway bars, engine mounts, coilovers, control arms, and cradle bushings for the new Camaro.

The Camaro was built by Carriage House Customs for SCCA and NASA competition, and is one of the first full tilt road race builds. Carriage House Customs gutted the interior and added an SCCA legal roll cage, then put the Camaro on a diet by removing the doors, bars, and all bolts and fixtures that weren't important to the structural rigidity of the car.

The PFADT 2008 NASA National Champion Corvette provides proof of their engineering and expertise with high performance suspensions. With Miller Motorsports Park in their backyard, they were able to test multiple packages, including different spring rates, damping curves, and sway bar rates.

The Camaro is powered by its original LS3 and six-speed transmission that has been updated to meet the tough demands of road racing.

While the car was not ready for the NASA Nationals, the Camaro was still a big hit with the competitors and fans. Look for the car to debut in 2010 at select NASA and SCCA events around the country.


SEMA: HURST Camaro to be auctioned off

Irvine, Calif. (September 17, 2009) – SEMA, in cooperation with General Motors and Hurst Performance Vehicles, announced today that it will auction the first pre-production HURST/Camaro prior to the 2009 SEMA Show. The proceeds are to benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, a program that fosters industry leadership by supporting the education of students pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.

The car will be auctioned on eBay Motors during the two weeks prior to the show.

"SEMA has a wonderful history of supporting our industry through scholarships made to deserving students," said Scooter Brothers, Chairman of the SEMA Scholarship Committee. "The SEMA Scholarship Committee is delighted that Hurst Performance, along with GM, is making this generous donation with this one-of-a-kind HURST/Camaro. We look forward to a very successful auction culminating at the SEMA Show this November."

"We are thrilled to be able to support the SEMA Scholarship Fund by contributing this very special Camaro," said Bob Kern, General Motors SEMA Relations Manager. "GM is very committed to growing this industry and we are certainly dedicated to be part of a program that helps enrich the lives of so many young, aspiring automotive scholars."

The very first HURST/Camaro is finished in Hurst's best bad-boy colors; brilliant black with honest-to-goodness real painted silver and red stripes. Hurst hardware could pass for art; especially the massive 20" polished forged aluminum HURST T-2 wheels, a Hurst Competition Plus short-throw shifter with a special red anodized HARD-DRIVE® billet pistol-grip shift handle and a Hurst AIR-SPEED® rear deck spoiler and real metal exterior badges. The Eibach suspension and Magnaflow stainless performance exhaust system deliver more attitude and performance to match the looks of this stellar performance machine. The interior has a personalized HURST/Camaro dash plaque and logo embroidered floor mats. Signatures from the Hurst Executive Team are under the trunk lid and documentation is provided to complete the car's provenance and guarantee that it is truly one-of-a-kind.

"This is hands-down the coolest Hurst Camaro fact, it's the first one!" said Hurst Performance CEO and 25 year SEMA Scholarship Committee member, Chris Phillips. "At Hurst Performance, we are committed making a difference with our cars and that includes helping young people get started in their careers in this industry. We are honored to join SEMA and GM in donating this car to this very worthy cause."

Joining Hurst Performance as Sponsors are many of the industry's most respected companies including Aria Design, BF Goodrich Tires, Magnaflow, K&N, Eibach, Acsco Products, Star West and CoverKing.

Watch for the unveiling of the new 2010 HURST/Camaro Performance Series at the 2009 SEMA Show in November.

GM to make more Camaros?

Sounds like GM may be turning up production numbers on four models which have exceeded projected sales figures. These vehicles are the Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Camaro & Equinox and the Buick LaCrosse.

Great news for GM since their June 2009 reorganization efforts.

Win a new Camaro from Hershey

Hershey is giving away one new 2010 Camaro valued at $35,000!

Eligibility : Hershey’s Camaro Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.


How To Enter : Visit during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, and click on the icon, banner or text link to access the sweepstakes entry page. Follow the online instructions to complete the Official Online Entry Form and submit as instructed to register for the sweepstakes.

Limit : Limit one (1) online entry per name per e-mail address per day.

Prize (s):

One (1) Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 2010 Chevy Camaro. Approximate Retail Value (”ARV”): $35,000.00.

Twenty-Five Hundred (2,500) First Prizes. Each First Prize winner will receive a HERSHEY’S Vintage cap. ARV: $15.00 each.

Winners : For the first initial, last name, hometown and state of the Grand, Prize Winner, mail-in a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hershey’s Camaro Sweepstakes Winner’s List, P.O. Box 3450, Dept. 6961-741, Young America, MN 55558-3450 by February 26, 2010.

2010 Berger Camaro SS

As seen on tonight, looks like Berger is ready to unveil their version of a 2010 Camaro SS! I like the retro blue bowtie emblem in the front grille, but would pass on the added SS emblem on the fenders.

The stance is perfect and of course I'm a fan of the vintage blacked out rear end panel as we have seen on Berger 4th gen Camaros as well.

Package Details:
  • 6.2 Liter V8 Supercharged 550HP, 475fp Torque
  • Chambered Stainless Cat Back Exhaust System
  • Forgeline 3 Piece Modular Wheels 20X9.5 Front, 20X10.5 Rear, Custom Machined Center W/2010 SS Logo
  • Pirelli P Zero Tires 275/40X20 Front, 305/35X20 Rear
  • Revised Suspension Including New Progressive Rate Springs
  • Urethane Radius Rod Bushings
  • Urethane Rear Subframe Bushings
  • Hurst Billet/Plus 2 Short Throw Shifter
  • Custom Painted Rally Stripes
  • Custom Painted Blacked-Out Tail Panel
  • Custom Painted Blacked-Out Inner Grille Area
  • SS Fender Badges Featuring 2010 SS Logo
  • Custom Styled Unique Front Grille
  • Retro Blue Front & Rear Bowtie Emblems
  • Berger Numbered Dash Plaque
  • “Prescribed Power by Berger” Engine Compartment Decal
  • Chrome by Berger Rear Emblem
  • Berger “Prescribed Power” Emblems
  • Berger SS Floor Mats
  • Fitted Berger SS Car Cover
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Camaro V6 vs. Hyundai Genesis coupe recently tested the Camaro V6 and the Hyundai Genesis coupe V6, you might be surprised with their findings.

From the article:

The muscle car Camaro may seem like an unlikely competitor to the Hyundai Genesis coupe but they match up surprisingly well when both are paired with V-6 engines. As a whole, we feel the Camaro offers a more refined driving experience and nicer interior, but not quite the excitement of the Genesis coupe. The Camaro can pull off daily driver duty easily while the Genesis isn’t as friendly, delivering a jarring ride over anything but smooth roads. However, the coupes we tested have been the high-performance Track trim levels.

Click here to read their comparison