Support independent film makers and win a new Camaro reports the Springfield Independent Filmmakers' Association is currently selling raffle tickets to win a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. This fund raiser will help promote local film makers.

Tickets are only $25 and are available until December 31, 2009.

For $25, you could win a new Camaro and help local Springfield, Missouri independent film makers at the same time.

Proceeds from the raffle will help fund the MFAS edit-bays and support the soon-to-be- launched SIFA web site.

“SIFA is a unique network of artists and multimedia entrepreneurs who are acutely aware of the positive impact a thriving film industry has on a local economy,” said Jeremiah Gill, co-founder of SIFA. “We are determined to stimulate and nourish the local film scene and make Springfield a formidable presence in the independent film industry.”

For more information, visit their Facebook page at

Papa John's new diecast Camaro and Charity


Pizza chain's contribution to annual holiday campaign also will include free pizza offer on back of mini-car packaging, all available at

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (November 16, 2009) – Earlier this year, "Papa" John Schnatter set out on a cross-country Road Trip to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Papa John's Pizza...and to search for the car that started it all: a 1971 Z28 Camaro that Schnatter sold to keep his dad's tavern in business and ultimately open his first Papa John's restaurant. He even offered a $250,000 reward for the car's safe return. To everyone's surprise (especially Schnatter's), the beloved Camaro was found in Flatwoods, Ky. in August.

Beginning today, pizza and car lovers alike may purchase a mini replica of Schnatter's Camaro for just $4.99 at For every mini Camaro sold, $1 will be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, just in time for the holidays. In addition, every toy's packaging includes a coupon for a free medium cheese pizza – making it the gift that keeps on giving, long after the holiday leftovers are gone!

Papa John's is also donating 5,000 mini Camaros directly to Toys for Tots – a retail value of $25,000, and $50,000 in redeemable free pizzas. In total, Papa John's will contribute more than $155,000 to the 2009 Toys for Tots campaign.

"You could say that Christmas came early this year for John, which is why we're especially pleased to share his joy with kids around the country who love Papa John's pizza," said Jude Thompson, Papa John's president and chief operating officer. "Papa John's is proud to partner and be associated with Toys for Tots, renowned for touching millions of young lives year after year."

"Papa John has a great story that's not only fun, but also provides hope and inspiration to less fortunate children," said Maj. Bill Grein, USMC (Ret), vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Toys for Tots is honored to have the support of Papa John's and their 2,600 restaurants across the country this season as we make the holidays brighter for families everywhere."

For more information and to purchase a mini Camaro, benefiting Toys for Tots, visit

Camaro buyers prefer the V8

For the first time in decades, Camaro buyers prefer the V8 model over the V6. Based on a report from, two-thirds of the 47,233 Camaros purchased between April 2009 and October 2009 have been the SS model.

While fuel economy and price are much better in the LT/V6 model, more buyers throughout 2009 seem to prefer the L99 or LS3 v8 models. It looks like performance cars are not quite dead yet :)

David Mendoza wins a Dr Pepper 2010 Camaro

Lets hope David sees this post and signs up on!

David Mendoza, 24, recently won a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro through a contest by Circle K convenience stores and Dr Pepper.

He submitted an entry every day throughout the 3-month contest period to win the car, which features a custom "red jewel tint" paint job that mimics the color of a Dr Pepper can.

He said he was shocked when contest officials contacted him.

See the article here

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GM & Hurst raise $61K for charity

Tire Business reports General Motors Co. and Hurst Performance Vehicles generated nearly $62,000 for the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund recently by auctioning a pre-production 2010 Hurst Camaro.

New Jersey engineering company owner Ernest Feist had the winning bid of $61,900 for the Hurst-customized Camaro, which joins a 1979 Firebird Trans-Am in Mr. Feist’s automotive stable, SEMA said. eBbay Motors conducted the auction prior to the recent SEMA Show, where Mr. Feist took ownership of the one-of-a-kind Camaro.


Texas Motor Speedway Camaro entrance

Quite an entrance for this Camaro pace car!

November 8, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway. The video speaks for itself.

The fastest 2010 Camaros

GM HiTech Performance rececntly published a list of the fastest 2010 Camaros out there right now, #3 is our hometown Livernois Motorsports!

Fastlane - 10.87
Hennessey Performance Engineering - 10.95
Livernois Motorsports - 11.02
Advanced Racing Dynamics - 11.22
Redline Motorsports - 11.32
Late Model Racecraft - 11.60

Click here to read the article complete with pictures

SEMA V6 twin turbo Camaro & Jay Leno

As previously posted, Autoblog was looking at that nice silver Camaro in the GM display and reported it may be the Z28. Today we get the full story from

Check this out, Jay Leno works with GM to design this masterpiece, a 3.6L direct injected V-6 with a pair of Turbonetics T-3 turbochargers blows through a custom air-to-air intercooler, force-feeding the engine about seven pounds of boost and lifting its horsepower level to about 425.

Checkout the write up with PLENTY of pictures on :D

2011 Camaro Z28 at SEMA?

Looks like a nice ride to me, also looks like something GM would put in showrooms...

With internet speculation running abound, Autoblog posts some nice shots from 2009 SEMA at Las Vegas this week. LINK

Wreaking HAVOC - Innovative Vehicle Solutions Unveils Camaro Body and Performance Kit at 2009 SEMA Show

Dynamic exterior package allows custom modification; engine package offers extreme power

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2 -- It's time for Camaro enthusiasts to experience some HAVOC. Innovative Vehicle Solutions (IVS) will premiere its HAVOC Camaro Aero Kit for the fifth generation Camaro to media and consumers at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show this week. The HAVOC Aero Kit will be on display at the Classic Design Concepts booth (#11215) from Tuesday, Nov. 3 through Friday, Nov. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

IVS created the HAVOC Aero Kit to deliver top of line performance and styling, while allowing Camaro owners to tailor their own look with the kit's build-your-own custom approach. The new-to-the-market kit will be available through various distributors.

The HAVOC Camaro Aero Kit includes:

* Custom 20" HAVOC wheels, available in both black chrome PVD and bright chrome PVD coatings, which are tooled to standard OEM size so no new tire purchase is required;
* Lower front chin spoiler with brake cooling openings;
* Side lower rockers that feature accent lines that tie-in with the front chin spoiler;
* An aggressively styled rear spoiler;
* Rear two-piece diffuser with paintable outer section and optional carbon fiber hydrographics on the center section, designed to provide an assertive look and hide stock exhaust cans; and
* Custom side and hood graphics package.

Future Camaro-targeted offerings from IVS will include products such as a V6 chin spoiler, a custom composite hood and side vent louvers.

The HAVOC Aero kit is made from reaction injection molding (RIM) material, is production-tooled, designed to OEM specifications and mostly uses stock attachment points, which minimizes modification for body fitting. The HAVOC parts will be available to ship on November 16. With individual kit pieces ranging from MSRP $225.00 to MSRP $625.00 and a total kit cost (without wheels) of MSRP $2,250.00, the HAVOC offers Camaro owners an affordable way to customize.

"The HAVOC Camaro Aero Kit allows our customers access to the most current and stylish Camaro kits on the market but on their own terms and at a lower cost than other kits," said Adam Moore, business development manager, performance/aftermarket, IVS. "By combining our design expertise with our proven automotive experience, we provide a full range of personalization options."

"At IVS, we're committed to producing the highest quality performance accessories that provide years of continued reliability," said Scott Ronan, president of IVS. "The HAVOC Aero Kit underscores that commitment and is an example of how we push the creative envelope and test the limits of passion and performance."

Camaro Powertrain Packages

For those who want to upgrade the horsepower of their Camaro, Powertrain Integration - which provides engine, transmission and drivetrain solutions to the niche market - is offering engine packages that can be purchased as part of the HAVOC Aero Kit or separately.

Also on display at booth #11215, the SEMA Camaro is powered by GM's 638hp, flagship 6.2L supercharged LS9 engine. The Powertrain Integration kit is a bolt-in conversion, including the engine, computer controls and accessories necessary for a simplified installation. Customers can also choose to have Powertrain Integration build the complete vehicle with various engine and horsepower options.

Other companies assisting on the SEMA Camaro show car on display at booth #11215 include: Corsa Performance Exhausts, Winona PVD Coatings, Vision Wheel, Kay Automotive Graphics, MWW Automotive, Bongiovi Acoustics, Eibach, Magna Donnelly, Alternative Automotive Technologies, Eicher Engineering, Troy Tooling and Manufacturing, Be Kool Radiators, Brembo and Webasto.

Based in Metro Detroit, Innovative Vehicle Solutions is committed to personal customer attention and satisfaction, as well as producing the highest quality performance accessories to provide years of continued reliability. IVS specializes in vehicle personalization enhancements, creating specialty accessories for Corvette C5/C6 and the 5th Generation Camaro.

Whether it's concept or creation, the IVS team combines cutting-edge technology with superior design to push the creative envelope and capture the spirit of the open road. Instead of taking the road less traveled, IVS forges new roads that push the creative envelope and test the limits of passion and performance. IVS continues to develop accessory programs, styling kits and specialty automotive components that are marketed directly or in conjunction with vehicle up-fitters and dealer networks.