Chevrolet Camaro Ute from down under

Not satisfied with the norm, Victoria, Australia's Luke Bromidge spent months creating a kit that will transform any Holden VE Commodore into a unique Camaro.

Personally, I think the conversion is just getting started. I'd shave the side fender ornaments and Ute tails. I'd integrate some type of tail lamps in the tailgate to better emulate the Camaro look.

What do you think?


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The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

  • On sale in February 2011
  • Well-tailored fabric top
  • Acoustical headliner for quietness and easy-to-use single latch
  • Robust, reinforced structure supports a sports coupe-like driving experience
  • Better torsional stiffness than BMW 3-Series convertible

The segment-leading Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter as the 2011 Camaro convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The new convertible begins production in January and goes on sale in February. It includes an enhanced body structure and well-tailored top mechanism – a combination designed to deliver sports coupe-like driving fun and precise quality.

“The launch of the new convertible opens Camaro design and performance to a new set of potential customers,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “The 21st century revival of Camaro is tremendously popular, so it’s a natural to now expand and elevate the product range in new directions.”

The convertible will be offered in similar model configurations as the Camaro coupe. The standard model will have a 312-horsepower direct injection V-6 engine delivering 29 mpg highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2L V-8 engine producing 426 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Camaro seized leadership in U.S. sales in its segment with the original coupe model that launched in spring 2009 as a 2010 model. The right to purchase one of the first convertibles was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $205,000, with all proceeds donated to charity. The 2011 Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro convertibles, a group of 100 exclusive cars with custom-designed elements and priced at $75,000 each, sold out in only three minutes.

The Camaro convertible delivers great refinement, along with uncompromising, coupe-like driving dynamics. Its enhanced body structure helps prevent cowl or steering wheel shake, for a strong, confident feel in all driving conditions. The top has a smooth, tailored fit, with acoustical foam in the headliner that helps deliver a quiet ride with the top up.

Camaro convertible is offered in 1LT/2LT (V-6) and 1SS/2SS (V-8) trim packages and priced from $30,000 MSRP (including $850 destination). Nine production exterior colors are available, with tops offered in black or tan. Rear parking assist is standard on all convertible models.

Strong structure

The Camaro’s architecture was designed to accommodate a convertible model, which means customers enjoy the fun of top-down cruising with coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements enhance the already-stiff body structure to eliminate common convertible maladies of cowl and steering wheel shake. They include:

A tower-to-tower brace under the hood
A transmission support reinforcement brace
Underbody tunnel brace
Front and rear underbody “V” braces.
“Our goal in development was to make the convertible match the coupe as closely as possible in ride quality, handling and overall performance,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer.

A telling example of the Camaro convertible’s strength is evidenced in its suspension tuning – specifically, the lack of changes between the convertible and coupe models.

“To compensate for the reduced structure of an open car, engineers often will make the suspension softer, making the convertible a boulevard cruiser,” said Oppenheiser. “Instead, we took the more difficult, but better path of bolstering structure rather than softening the suspension. We didn’t change a strut, bushing or spring rate from the Camaro coupe.”

The result is a convertible that preserves nearly all the acceleration, road-holding and performance capabilities of the Camaro coupe.

Additional safety structural reinforcements are designed to improve noise and vibration characteristics, while also contributing to the elimination of cowl/steering wheel shake. They include a hydrofromed tube in the A-pillars, an inner reinforcement bracket in the windshield header, a reinforced front hinge pillar and reinforcements inside the rockers.

The structural changes to the Camaro convertible body give it superior bending and torsional stiffness than its closest competitor, and better torsional stiffness than the BMW 3-Series convertible.

Exceptional top refinement

At the outset, designers and engineers sought to eliminate the common appearance of convertible top support ribs and they succeeded, using composite knuckles rather than aluminum ones, as well as extending the top material below the belt line and revising the top’s stitch lines. The result is a top that has a smooth, taut and carefully tailored appearance that also retains the sleek roofline of the coupe.

The power-folding top retracts in about 20 seconds. It is built in partnership with the same manufacturer as the Corvette convertible top, and operates in a similar manner. That means it folds in a simple “Z” pattern and latches with a single, convenient handle located at the center of the windshield header. Other convertible models in this segment still offer convertible tops with dual latches, forcing drivers into two-hand operations reaching across the car.

Once the latch is turned to the open position, the push of a single button lowers the windows and activates the top. The car doesn’t have to be parked for the top to be activated, allowing for spur-of-the-moment lowering while stopped at a stoplight.

The top is made of thick, durable canvas and it features acoustical headliner material that provides a quiet, coupe-like ride when the top is up. It also incorporates a glass rear window and rear window defogger.

A folding, one-piece tonneau cover is standard on 2LT and 2SS models and optional on 1LT/1SS. It covers the folded top for a finished appearance. An accessory windscreen is available from Chevrolet dealers. It installs behind the front seats to limit wind buffeting when driving with the top down.


Camaro LT convertible models are offered with a 3.6L direct injection (DI) V-6 that delivers more power through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions – including a 25-percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. It is rated at 312 horsepower (232 kW) and 278 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). Peak fuel economy with the direct injection V-6 is 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

Two 6.2L V-8 engines are offered in Camaro SS models, including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models. Both engines are derived from the LS3 that debuted on the 2008 Corvette, with an aluminum block (with cast iron cylinder liners) and aluminum cylinder heads. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) and torque is 410 lb.-ft. (556 Nm). The LS3 develops 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm).

The L99 features the fuel-saving Active Fuel Management System, which saves fuel by shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders during certain light-load driving conditions, such as highway cruising.

All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The Aisin AY6 six-speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic is optional. A Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is standard on the SS, and the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic is optional.

Additional details

A myriad of fine details distinguish Camaro convertible models, including:

The OnStar/XM/AM-FM radio antenna moves to the deck lid on LT models without the RS package
The radio antenna is embedded in the rear spoiler on RS-equipped LT and SS models
The trunk lock cylinder is moved to the rear seat area for a cleaner exterior appearance
A new subwoofer design is located in the trunk between the rear seats.
Because the combined OnStar/XM/AM-FM radio antenna is mounted on the roof of coupe models, it had to be relocated on the convertible. On RS-equipped LT models and SS models, which include a rear spoiler, a small “shark fin” OnStar/XM antenna is mounted on the deck lid, while the AM/FM radio antenna is hidden inside the rear spoiler. This patent-pending design creates a sleeker appearance. For LT models without a rear spoiler (without the RS package), the combined antenna is located in the center of the deck lid.

The relocation of the trunk lock cylinder also cleans up the Camaro convertible’s appearance, moving from the panel between the taillamps to a discreet area between the rear seat back cushion and driver’s side interior panel. The change retains full, lockable access to the trunk, with the keyless remote fob also offering easy trunk access.

Finally, the subwoofer – either an eight-inch unit with the base sound system or a 10-inch subwoofer with the available Boston Acoustics system – is relocated from the trunk to an area between the rear seat cushions.

Check out this thread by Camaro Scotty on Modern Camaro for more details!

Take a ride in the Camaro Convertible

Not much to say about this one, this video from Chevrolet sums it up.  Can't wait for our drive in a new Camaro Convertible!

The F5 Trans Am Appearance Package

This team of people former Tier 1 automotive supplier never lost sight of their passion, cars.

Projx of Troy, Michigan, moved from being an automotive supplier to doing design work for military vehicles. The return of the Chevrolet Camaro inspired them to dust off their automotive creativity and come up with the F5 Trans Am Appearance package.

Introduced at SEMA this year, the ready-to-paint kit will fit perfectly on any 2010-2011 Chevrolet Camaro. As of today, the kit consists of the following:

  • RIM Molded Front Bumper Cover Assembl
  • Injection Molded Grilles Upper & Lower (molded in uv stable black)
  • RTM Composite Hood Panel Assembl
  • RTM composite Shaker Scoop Assembly
  • RTM Composite Rear Bumper Cover Assembly
  • Injection Molded Tail Lamp Assembly
  • Injection Molded Front Emblem

Optional Components include; Blow Molded Rear Spoiler (paint ready), Functional Air Intake Tube and Shaker Mounted Filter & an exterior Graphic Package. The price for such a modification?  $7,500.

For more information, contact Projx at 248-320-7074 or email or visit them online at   Tell them you heard about them here!

Four new packages for the 2011 Camaro

Dan Fritter from The Car Guide brings us the following article:

The SEMA show is always a favourite of the musclecar crowd. Be it old or new, shops and manufacturers alike can’t help but use the massive Las Vegas convention centre as a showcase for their most modified machines. And for Chevrolet, that means bringing a whole passel of Camaros. The first, and easily most show-worthy of cars brought by the Bow Tie brand is fittingly named the Red Flash Show Car. Going against the grain of matte finishes and stealthy designs, the car boasts a flamboyant red paint scheme with a matching body kit, offset by grey full-length racing stripes. Boasting an aftermarket intake and exhaust, it’s audible volume should match its visual volume.

The second and third, as production models, are slightly more low key, but both boast an interesting front end package that should soon be appearing on the Camaro’s options list. In blue and powered by the company’s 3.6 litre direct injection V6 is the XM/Accessory Appearance Package, while the graphite car replaces last years’ Synergy Green model. Planning to introduce a new Synergy model with each passing year, Chevy intends to differentiate the Synergy Camaro’s with a variety of exterior and interior colours and appearance packages that will not be available on any other Camaro.

Which brings us to the fourth, and easily most interesting Camaro. Speaking of unavailable, the SSX is Chevrolet’s answer to Ford’s FR500 program that puts factory prepared Mustang race cars in the hands of privateers all over the continent, and boasts more than a few conceptual parts that may (or may not) make it into production. Gratuitious use of carbon fibre throughout, the removal such comforts as sound deadener, the radio, carpet, and the rear seats makes this the lightest of Camaros, while new heads, a dry sump oiling system, and a bigger camshaft put the naturally aspirated 6.2 litre V8’s output at a lofty 524 horsepower. And although there’s little doubt that the SCCA-spec cage won’t be appearing on option lists any time soon, one can’t help but wonder if this track ready Camaro might possess a few hints at the upcoming Z28.

Camaro named HOTTEST car at SEMA

LAS VEGAS - November 3, 2010 - The Chevrolet Camaro has been named the “hottest car” at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The inaugural SEMA Award recognizes the most accessory-friendly new models, based on the number of vehicles exhibited at the show.

“A booth space is a ballot, and the models these exhibitors have selected represent their vote,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO.

According to SEMA, exhibitors manufacture thousands of products that improve performance, convenience, appearance and comfort. While products are available for every make and model vehicle, exhibitors are investing more into the Chevrolet Camaro than any other car. Consumers, therefore, can expect to find more options for personalizing their Camaro.

“More than any other venue, the cars exhibitors and attendees bring to SEMA embody the passion and excitement of car enthusiasts everywhere,” said John Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet Performance Cars marketing manager. “Based on the sheer number of Camaros displayed on the floor, and parked in the adjacent lots, the Camaro is clearly the hottest car of the show.”

Sale on Camaro goodies at the Chevy Mall

Now through November 9, 2010 use the following promo code for great deals on Camaro related merchandise at the Chevy Mall!

Enter Coupon Code CM1011A

Hoodies, sweatshirts, posters and more!

RENNEN extreme concave wheels for your Camaro

Posted on this week are the NEW Concave wheels for the 2010/2011 Chevrolet Camaro. These are the 22 inch Rennen X-Concave wheels with custom machined SS center cap!

We love the look of this wheel, the concave spoke design really doesn't have that traditional BIG wheel look.  Check out the images below, if they look as good in person as the photographs show, they have a winner.

Not sure on pricing yet, but you can contact them directly at 



Michigan man wins a Childress Racing 2010 Camaro SS

Talk about slim chances, how about a 1 in 76,000 shot at a new car?

John Nidefski could hardly believe it. The Grand Rapids man won a special edition 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, the first of its kind, from Richard Childress Racing.

A group of five finalists traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to try their keys in the Camaro.

Nidefski was the last to try his key. He was holding his breath, but he drove away with the prize.

Penzoil sponsored the Get Your Key To Clean sweepstakes


Do you miss the T-Top Camaro?

If you miss having a T-Top roof on your Camaro and are willing to spend about $6,500, you can have a T-Top roof installed on your 2010 or 2011 Chevrolet Camaro!

Drop Top Customs has released its 2010 Chevy Camaro T-Top Kit, which will debut at 2010 SEMA next month.The T-top kit features undercarriage reinforcement to bolster the loss of rigidity from the cut roof. They claim that flex is not an issue with the kit.

Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro Convertibles Sell-Out in Three Minutes

DETROIT – In just 3 minutes earlier today, customers quickly claimed all 100 of the special edition 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertibles prepared exclusively for the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. These new owners claimed their Neiman Marcus Edition cars via a special telephone reservation process today, a few hours after the car appeared on NBC’s Today Show.

Only 100 special edition convertibles will be built, each offering luxury appointments inspired by Neiman Marcus combined with the legendary performance of the Camaro SS. The lucky 100 new owners will take delivery of their special edition cars in the spring of 2011, shortly after the new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro arrives in dealerships.

The Neiman Marcus Edition is defined by its exclusive Deep Bordeaux exterior color, accented by subtle, “ghosted” rally stripes. The exterior color is complimented by a matching fabric top and windshield frame finished in matte silver, both also exclusive to the Neiman Marcus edition.

2010 SEMA Camaro from All Star Performance

Be prepared for a wave of custom Camaros and Mustangs over the next few weeks as we get closer to the 2010 SEMA show! Here’s one of them, aLL STar Performance, which has steered clear of crazy body kits and enhances the styling using subtle yet effective touches. That’s very cool, and so is the Dupont blue exterior color.

Other striking feature of this Camaro is a set of 22×11” Forgestar wheels done in matte black. It also comes with a custom set of Baer brakes, Air Lift digital suspension, Lysholm supercharger, and more!

Here’s the list of all partners in this project: Forgestar Wheels, Baer brakes, Falken Tires, Air Lift Suspension, Extreme Dimensions, Dupont, American Racing Headers, Lysholm Superchargers, Innovate Motorsports, Azentek, Status Racing, STACK, Autometer, Trent’s Trick Upholstrey, MagnaFlow Exhaust Products, Webasto, Ignited HID, Light WurkZ, StreetGlow, Metra, Image Dynamics, TechAFX, S.P.E.C, Royal Purple and Real AutoWorks.

via: Autoguide

DC Police SUV hits Bumblebee during Transformer 3 filming

WASHINGTON - A D.C. Police SUV was involved in a wreck at the filming of Transformers 3 in Washington D.C.

While the movie was filming a car chase scene on 3rd Street and Maryland Ave in southwest D.C., the police SUV collides with a yellow Chevy Camaro, which in the movie series is known as the character Bumblebee.

The police SUV was not supposed to be there and the wreck itself was not scripted.

The police officer driving the SUV is a veteran bomb technician. He was taken to a local hospital and sustained minor injuries.

Sources tell FOX 5 that he was running to a call to 9th and F Street and was apparently using a different radio channel than the police officers who were securing the perimeter for the movie.  

Source: Fox news

2012 Camaro to get new tail lamps and side mirrors?

An alert photographer captured what is believed to be a Camaro featuring a new style of rear LED tail lamps and side view mirrors.  Personally I'd stick with the 2010-2011 tails and mirrors.

The tail lamps look like something out of a JC Whitney catalog and the mirrors look like an old truck with big chrome bolt on trailer mirrors on each side. If dumbo was a Camaro...

As much as we know a mild facelift is coming soon, lets hope these are only test parts on this particular Camaro.

MotorTrend has some other great shots of this car.

What  are  your thoughts?

Hennessey goes topless in the LS9 Camaro

Only 24 lucky buyers will get their hands on a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro with the Hennessey HPE700 LS9 treatment. They will be a mix of hardtop and convertible models.

These are not ordinary tuned Camaros. Hennessey has a rich history of tuning factory performance cars and these will have a 755 horsepower version of the LS9 motor currently available in the Corvette ZR1.  According to Hennessey, the HPE700 Camaro will do 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 130 mph, impressive!

Click Hennessey for more details

SLP revives the Camaro ZL1

The 1969 Camaro ZL-1 may very well be one of the most sought after Camaros ever built. Chevrolet built 69 1969 Camaros with the ZL-1 package, a street legal weapon powered by a 427 Big Block motor, factory exhaust and tires and a 5 year/50,000 mile warranty!  These cars could blow through the 1320 in 13 seconds.

Fast forward to 2011, SLP who is no stranger to Camaros, announced they will offer a ZL1 package on the 2011 Camaro SS!  Their ad below states they plan to create 69 (coincidence?) and they should have 750 horsepower packed under the hood.  We can't wait for these to hit the pavement!

See it live at the debut in Anaheim, California at the OC Auto Show this weekend, October 7-11, 2010.

For more information visit

Introducing the Neiman Marcus edition Camaro convertible

Today in Dallas, Texas, Neiman Marcus unveiled their 2010 Holiday Catalog. The Neiman Marcus catalog is world renown for their luxurious, high-end, and special holiday gifts. Over the last ten years, the catalog has featured some of the rarest, most unique automobiles ever created and sold. Never has a Chevrolet model been offered for sale in their catalog – until now.

Chevrolet is pleased to announce we have teamed up with Neiman Marcus to create the 2011 Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro Convertible. This special edition convertible model -- based off of the Camaro 2SS – features such unique characteristics as Deep Bordeaux Tri-Coat exterior color with painted rally stripes; 21” wheels, that look similar to those on the Camaro convertible concept car, with red flare accent; and Amber leather-appointed interior with red flare accent stitching. A hero card with an image of this model is attached for reference.

The car is painted Deep Bordeaux and comes with subtle rally stripes. The interior is amber leather offset by black leather side panels and red stitching. That's cool, but even cooler is the power beneath the hood: The Neiman Marcus Camaro Convertibles are equipped with a 6.2-liter, V-8 engine. When paired with six-speed manual transmission, the engine delivers 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

Only 100 of these unique Camaro Convertible models will be offered for sale on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. The only way this model can be purchased is for customers to call the Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro Convertible Call Center at 1.877.662.6276 at 12 Noon sharp, Eastern Time, on October 19, 2010. The first 100 callers will receive a “pin” authorizing the sale of this model. Expect to pay around $75,000 for this limited edition Camaro. Vehicle delivery is anticipated Spring 2011.

It is important to note only retail customers are eligible for this program. Direct to dealer and dealer employee sales are not eligible.

See the Camaro in the Neiman Marcus catalog for yourself, check out pages 44 and 45 of the flip book feature on the web site

Great video below tells the story of how the car came to be

Camaro can be fun in the snow

What do you get when you take one 2010 Camaro with the 304 HP V6 and 19" All-Season tires and spend some time in the snow? I'd love to make Camaro snow angels like you see in the video below!  Who says Camaros are only for the summer!

New 12v 2010 Camaro SS kiddie car coming in November

National Products plans to release a 12 volt battery powered 2010 Camaro SS replica in November, just in time for the 2011 Camaro convertible to be released by GM.  This version even has an auxiliary port to play music from their MP3 player!

Available at the Chevy Mall, the Chevrolet Camaro 2 Seater 12v Kids Car is set to start shipping in November, list price appears to be around $350.  I can't wait to see the list of mods to show up on the internet in December.

Here are the specs: 

The 12-volt battery propels two passengers at a cruising speed of up to 5 mph when the gas pedal is pressed; releasing the pedal brings the car to a smooth stop. Color: Red.

The car's interior keeps young drivers entertained with electronic sound buttons that play different authentic effects. The vehicle has a MP3 outlet for the young rider to play music from any MP3 and/or iPod.

The vehicle runs for up to one hour on a full charge. Charging time takes approx 8-10 hours with the included AC charger. Vehicle measures 61 inches long x 29.5 inches tall x 23 inches wide. Supports up to 130 lbs. Weight of vehicle is 75 lbs. For ages 3 - 7. Meets or exceeds all safety and quality control government guidelines.

It looks like there will be a new Camaro in my garage sooner than later, at least the kids can enjoy their new Camaro.

Chevrolet Camaro SS at Heartland Park Topeka during the 2010 Fireball Run

Camaro SS versus Lamborghini Gallardo at the 2010 Fireball Run.
Team High Gear Media took to the 2010 Camaro SS to Heartland Park Topeka and managed to catch and pass the LP550-2 piloted by none other than Victor Balboni.

Checkout the entire article at MotorAuthority

Camaro convertible will debut in LA on November 17th

DETROIT – The 21st century rebirth of the Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter when the 2011 Camaro Convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Nov. 17.  

The Camaro Convertible will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms in February 2011. Starting price will be $30,000, including $850 destination. (Full details will be released later this year.)  

“The Convertible will make the all-new Camaro, already a smash-hit, even more desirable to a greater range of drivers,” says Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. 

The Convertible model will be available in the same basic model offering as the Camaro Coupe. The standard model will have a 312-hp Direct Injection V6 engine featuring 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 426 hp. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Camaro convertible shows up on Glee

An alert member of Modern Camaro posted about what looks like some GM product placement in the hit FOX TV show 'Glee' last night. While he claims his wife was the one watching the show, we won't hold it against him. During one scene, there is a blue Camaro convertible with black wheels in the background as clear as day. Looks like the Grabber Blue found on the current Ford Mustang.  Personally, I think the car looks great in that color, then again so does the Mustang.

Is this car a GM prototype?  Aftermarket? Who knows, but as this much anticipated car gets closer to production, I expect more promotion like this from GM.  Nothing like working to make a great thing better!

Here are some stills from the show.


Camaro GT4 debuts at Nürburgring

A fine example of the Chevrolet Camaro on the track! We found this posted on this week.

Early this year, the successful Dutch motorsport entrepreneur decided to bring the Chevrolet Camaro to GT4 regulations, built by Riley Motorsport Technologies in Mooresville, North Carolina, to Europe. Soon after that, Verschuur announced his intention to enter two Camaros under the banner of his own team for the HTC Dutch GT4 Championship, the highest motor racing category in The Netherlands. The fact that it took longer than planned for the cars to make their race debut is also the result of Verschuur’s philosophy, which already helped him score many victories, among others in the Le Mans 24 Hours and various European Renault one-make competitions. “There is no use racing the car when it doesn’t fully suit our requirements. First, we wanted to adapt the Camaro to European standards, and only go racing when we were fully satisfied”, Verschuur explained.

Click HERE for the full report from

Camaro convertible spotted in Canada

An alert member of, Jon04CTS-V, saw a car hauler packed with 2011 Camaro convertibles on the 401. He was quick enough to snap a few pics to share with us on the web. We have all seen the images from Australia and even a Detroit area convertible wanna be, but these cars are legit!

More than likely captured test fleet cars?  Cars for the media review? Who knows.

UFC Camaro Brings in $350,000 for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Great news!  The UFC Camaro auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson this weekend brought $350,000!

Here is the press release:

One of the hottest cars ever made, the custom UFC Camaro, just sold for $350,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Las Vegas, Nev., with all funds benefitting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
UFC President Dana White, who is in Indianapolis this weekend for the UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop Pay-Per-View event, tweeted, "Thank you to all the bidders on the UFC Camaro!! It went for $350k!!! That money goes to the troops. So amazing!!! I LOVE UFC fans."

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® teamed up with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to build the limited-edition UFC Camaro complete with 650 super-charged horsepower and one-of-a-kind features including custom exhaust, lowering suspension kit, 2000-watt sound system, custom paint and UFC fight glove seats with suede headliner.

The UFC Camaro crossed the Barrett-Jackson block during prime time at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center today, and was driven by none other than UFC Hall of Famer Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.
The family of the winning bid, who ultimately paid $350,000 for the custom sports car, admitted to auction officials that they are huge UFC fans, and are thrilled with their collectible UFC Camaro.
SPEED television carried the UFC Camaro Auction live.

The $350,000 for the UFC Camaro will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for the families of United States military personnel injured or lost in performance of their duty. Likewise, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund works to assist our wounded warriors by providing facilities and services that ensure that injured military personnel receive the best possible treatment our nation has to offer.

Own the second regular production 2011 Camaro convertible!

Barrett-Jackson gives us a glimpse of the future, the 2011 Camaro convertible. In the first quarter of 2011, this extraordinary vehicle is coming to life and you can be among the first to own it. The winning bidder can select and order the second regular production 2011 Camaro convertible, including color, engine, transmission, trim and factory installed equipment. One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit the YMCA of Southern Nevada. The winning bidder can take delivery at a dealership in their hometown OR at the GM Heritage Museum in Detroit.

This 2011 Camaro Convertible is offered by Fairway Chevrolet in Las Vegas. **ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE YMCA OF SOUTHERN NEVADA**

Visit for more information!

Buckle Stores 'Open Road Sweepstakes' is giving away a 2010 Camaro

Roar Clothing announces “The Open Road Sweepstakes” exclusively partnering with The Buckle, to give away a custom 2010 Chevy Camaro to one lucky winner. Roar Clothing designed this specially customized 2010 Chevy Camaro to reflect the Roar positive and strength based lifestyle.

The contest opened this August 9, 2010 and runs until October 4, 2010 and Roar Clothing & Buckle invite the public to enter to win at or No purchase necessary, and anyone over 18 can enter. For official rules please visit

Roar Clothing: A Men’s and Women’s fresh casual clothing company dedication to newness and quality. As richness Roar's throughout our clothing, and a “get it done” positive attitude, moves the company into the future of fashion. Roar's style "Fresh Casual" exudes confidence and individuality. Roar is currently carried nationwide at The Buckle, Canada Dist., Macys, Dillard’s, Metropark, and select specialty boutiques. Find our store locator at

Get your own Camaro personal computer

Can't afford the 1:1 version from your Chevy dealer?  Head to the ChevyMall and order your own 5th gen Camaro personal computer for only $1,200.  Of course you will need to provide the monitor, keyboard and mouse, but you do get to pick one of eight colors, including Inferno Orange, Rally Yellow and Summit White.

Base model comes with the following configuration. You may upgrade as well.

ITX Motherboard
IntelR 330 1.6 MHz IONT Processor
4GB DDR2 800Mhz Ram
250GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
8X DVD Optical Drive
Mini PCI Wireless Ethernet Card
MicrosoftR Windows 7T Home Premium

Chevrolet is offering this through

UFC Camaro to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – UFC® fans will have the opportunity to bid on one of the hottest cars ever made on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car
Event in Las Vegas, Nev. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has teamed up with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to build a limited-edition UFC Camaro complete with 650 super-charged horsepower and one-of-a-kind features sure to grab the attention of UFC fans and car aficionados alike.

The UFC Camaro (Lot #392) will cross the Barrett-Jackson block during prime time at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and will be driven by none other than UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. The winning bidder will bring home a UFC limited-edition Camaro that features a supercharged, 650 horsepower engine, custom exhaust, lowering suspension kit, 2000-watt sound system, custom paint and UFC fight glove seats with suede headliner.

SPEED television will carry the UFC Camaro Auction live on Sept. 24.

Proceeds raised at the UFC Camaro auction will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for the families of United States military personnel injured or lost in performance of their duty. Likewise, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund works to assist our wounded warriors by providing facilities and services that ensure that injured military personnel receive the best possible treatment our nation has to offer.

These privately-funded facilities include the Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas that provides those with severe extremity injuries, severe burns and amputees the best opportunity to regain their ability to live and work productively; and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Maryland, a $65 million, 72,000 sq. ft., advanced center dedicated to the diagnosis and clinical care of service members suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress (PTS) and other complex psychological health issues.

“We are excited that we can help raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund by auctioning off the UFC Camaro at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event,” UFC President Dana White said. “We appreciate the sacrifices the men and women of our armed forces make on a daily basis and this auction is just another way to continue our support.”

“It’s great to be a part of this project,” Adam Bonaldi, Vice President of Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas, said. “When you see big names like Barrett Jackson and the UFC coming together to make this possible for the Intrepid Fallen Hero’s fund, it’s important to mention all the smaller companies and individuals who helped along the way. I would like to say thank you to everyone who made this possible. It’s very rewarding to know the car will be crossing the block in just a couple of days as a culmination of many great companies along with tremendous individual efforts. I know whoever buys the car will not only be giving back to families who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but they will take home a piece of Automotive Art that will stand the test of time.”

The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event runs from Sept. 23-Sept. 25 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. To become a bidder, visit

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Camaro still a topic of Oshawa controversy

 Oshawa Mayor John Gray has been an easy target for opponents as he drives about town on government business in his distinctive, blazing orange Camaro.

The Oshawa-built car serves as a rolling endorsement and recognition of the importance of General Motors in Oshawa both currently and historically. And despite the sniping from opponents, primarily mayoralty challenger Louise Parkes, the mayor showed astute political instinct in having the City purchase the car. It symbolically underscores the deep relationship between the City of Oshawa and General Motors Corporation, provides visual reassurance here at home of the resurgence of the automaker and reflects Oshawa's primary economic contributor.

Opponents have spent a great deal of time in recent months demonizing the mayor for choosing to accept such a high-profile ride and making political hay over its seeming extravagance. Coun. Parkes, for example, says she'll auction off the vehicle and return the money to the reserve account in a bid to set a new tone of restraint in Oshawa.


If mayoralty challengers want to show fiscal restraint, they'll start by tackling issues of substance. They won't go off spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on collectibles as they did with the Cullen Miniatures (of which Coun. Parkes was a leading supporter) or strike ill-advised deals with charismatic theatre impresarios, or waste staff time -- and tax dollars -- exploring pie-in-the-sky CFL franchise relocations.

The notion that taxpayers will receive some benefit in an auction of the mayor's Camaro is disingenuous. Every single City councillor is given a $5,400 annual stipend they can use to lease or purchase vehicles. They mayor is given no such similar benefit. Over their four-year term of office, taxpayers pay $21,600 for each councillor. At the end of their term, councillors can continue to possess their taxpayer-subsidized automobile. Not so for the mayor.

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2012 Camaro Z28 caught testing in San Diego

The future Chevrolet Camaro Z28 has been caught testing again, this time somewhere in San Diego. The car is expected to be unveiled in 2011, with sales to begin in 2012.

Under the hood there will be GM’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8
that produces 556HP and that was also used in the Cadillac CTS-V. Stopping power will come from the 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers.

The 2012 Camaro Z28, already confirmed by GM will be will be distinguished by enlarged air intakes at the extreme, a larger bubble on the hood to make room for the supersized engine, quad exhaust with dual pipes on each side, rims inspired by the ones from the CTS-V, and 20" SP550 anodized black (20×10 in the front and 20×11 in the rear) wrapped in Goodyear tires.


Chevy to unveil new Camaro in the UK

Chevrolet will unveil its new Camaro for UK dealers at the Motor Trader Open Points Roadshow in October.

The iconic 6.2-litre V8 US muscle car is due to go on sale in the UK in the first half of 2011. Mark Terry, Chevrolet's UK managing director, told Motor Trader the brand is considering the option of a sole dealership or a selection of Chevrolet dealers.

Source: Motortrader

62 year old wins JEGS 2010 Camaro giveaway

62 year old Gary Winkelman from New York has won the JEGS Win This Car! Celebrating 50 Years Sweepstakes!

Gary plans to pick up his new yellow and black 2010 Camaro on July 28, 2010.

Congrats to Gary!


The Camaro SS gets a major BOOST from Fastlane!

The Houston-Based Tuner Now Offers Stage 4 Turbo Package

Houston, TX(May 2010)—When 426 hp is not enough, Fastlane of Houston has the solution. Their new Stage 4 ZL1 Turbo Package for the 2010 Camaro SS will conservatively produce a blistering 585RWHP and 580RWTQ on the LS3 (6spd) model and 530RWHP and530RWTQ on the L99 Automatic.

Still want more? Add a second fuel pump for another three lbs of boost and an additional 50 hp.

“Muscle car owners are always looking for more power and ways to take their cars to the next level,” says Nick Field, Owner and Founder of Fastlane. “With the ZL1 Turbo Package, we’ve taken the already-powerful Camaro SS and made it a monster.”

The Fastlane ZL1 Turbo Package for the 2010 Camaro SS features the following:

  • Designed for stock engines
  • Quiet, reliable operation with big block power
  • 72mm Borg Warner extended tip turbo, front mount air to air bar and plate style intercooler
  • 304 stainless steel tubing, which is mandrel bent for great flow (This kit boasts direct bolt on with no cutting or modifications needed).
  • On a conservative streetable tune of 7 psi, this kit produces 585RWHP and 580RWTQ on the Ls3(6spd)model.
  • The L99 (auto) produces 530RWHP and530RWTQ

This is the same package that recently took first place at the Camaro 5 Quick 16 and LSX Shootout competitions.

Prices for the Stage 4 ZLI Turbo package start at $7,995 mail ordered or $9,000 installed. Please visit for more information.

About Fastlane
Detroit is building some of the finest supercars and muscle cars to ever hit the streets. For those who want to take these vehicles to the next level, Fastlane, Inc. has the answer. Fastlane has been in the business of building cars and trucks for more than 13 years. They have a highly-skilled staff of technicians, fabricators, and machinists along with AEM and SCT certified tuners. No project is too big to handle and they can build to suit any customer’s needs. All performance packages meet or exceed the guaranteed horsepower rating at the rear wheels and come with a 12 month/12k mile limited warranty when installed by Fastlane. For more information, please visit or call (713) 600-8600.

Camarofest coverage video member Adam (agkelly73) created this great video from Camaro5fest in Georgia recently. It is cool to see so many 5th gen cars in one place. Looks like there were plenty of cars from stock to custom, plenty of racing  as well!  Take a look and let Adam know what you think, discuss the video on

600 HP Camaro from your dealer?

So , who would like to take delivery of a 600+ HP Camaro from your Chevy dealer?  One call to Livernois Motorsports can get the deal started!

Here is a short list of the items available from Livernois:

Magnacharger MP2300 Intercooled Supercharger
Livernois Motorsports CNC Ported Cylinder Heads
Livernois Motorsports L92 Stage 2C Camshaft
Livernois Motorsports Dual Valve Spring Kit
60# Injectors
Kenne Bell Boost-A-Pump
Stainless Works 1 7/8” Longtube Headers
Stainless Works Catted Connection Pipe
Stainless Works 3" Catback
Rotofab Cold Air Intake
Hurst Shifter
Black Chrome Wheels
Misc. Chrome Accessories
Tuned by Livernois Motorsports

The car below has the package listed above. Contact Livernois Motorsports today and see what they can do for you!

Convertible is worth waiting for

GM expects the Camaro Convertible to be in showrooms by the end of the 2010 calendar year. Personally, this is the version we have been waiting for here at With MSRP expected to be $28-$40K depending on the performance and trim model you choose, this car should sell very well.

Car and Driver recently named the Camaro Convertible one of their top 25 cars worth waiting for in their May 2010 issue.

Chevrolet recently used their social media connections to release images of the convertible. See their page here to see more.

Indy 500 Camaro rolls off Oshawa assembly line

'Camaro Scotty' from and Newman Chevrolet were first to post these images of a fresh off the line, 2010 Camaro Indy Pace car!

To see the rest, check out Camaro Scotty's blog site.