Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Goes to Super Bowl XLV MVP

DETROIT – The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers on February 6 will receive a 2011 Camaro Convertible, Chevrolet announced today.

A media panel and fan vote on will determine the MVP Award winner, announced during the Super Bowl XLV Postgame Show on Fox, presented by Chevrolet.

“The new Camaro Convertible arrives in dealerships in February and will be a fitting reward for the MVP,” said Rick Scheidt, US vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “It’s a great opportunity for Chevy to have Camaro play a role on one of the world’s biggest stages, the Super Bowl.”

The Camaro Convertible will appear on the field during the postgame celebration in North Texas. The convertible continues the momentum of Camaro, which has taken the lead in its segment in the United States.  Available with an efficient 3.6-liter Direct Injection V6 engine, or as the V8-powered, 426-hp SS model, Camaro now features a power convertible top for the unequalled fun of open-air driving.

The Super Bowl MVP receives the Pete Rozelle Trophy, a silver trophy made by Tiffany & Co., and the Camaro Convertible.  The MVP will be available following the winning coach’s news conference on Monday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m. CST at the Super Bowl XLV Media Center, Houston B-C (3rd Floor).

Source: Chevrolet media

2011 Indy 500 Pace Car replica Camaro sells for $225,000 at Barrett-Jackson

The first of the 2011 Chevy Camaro SS Pace Cars for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 sold for $225,000 this past weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona at Barrett-Jackson (lot #1284)

Chevrolet unveiled the new pace car during the auction to help raise funds for the David Foster Foundation, which supports organ donation. The high bidder will get the first of 50 replicas produced by Chevrolet as festival cars as well as the opportunity to drive the car during the parade laps right before the 100th running of the Great American Race.

See the details about the 2011 Camaro Indy 500 pace car 

Callaway/Hendrick 2010 Camaro SS fetches $240,000

The 25th Anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports  is celebrated by this #25 Callaway Hendrick Camaro. This particular car is the last one produced and is still on MSO (Manufacturer's Statement of Origin). The car sold this weekend at the Scottsdale, Arizona auction for $240,000! Proceeds from the sale will benefit Carolina's Healthcare Foundation.

Details below from Barrett-Jackson:

Lot Number: 1272.3

Auction: SCOTTSDALE 2011
Sale Price:
Year: 2010
VIN: 2G1FT1EW7A9135755
Exterior Color: SILVER
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: V8
Engine Size: 6.2 LITER
Transmission: 6-SPEED MANUAL

Standard equipment includes Callaway TVS2300 Supercharger system, high flow intake system, low restriction exhaust system, Power windows,  hood, short throw shifter and Hendrick and Callaway badging. Callaway Carbon Fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser and rocker panels. Hendrick Motorsports leather shift knob and boot, underhood plaque, dash plaque, embroidered headrests, embroidered floor mats and anodized sill panels. Hendrick and Callaway Carbon Fiber injector covers, 9-spoke alloy wheels and documentation package. Produces 582bhp at 6400rpm, 546ft/lbs at 4000rpm and performs the 1/4 mile in 11.9 seconds at 120mph, and 0-60 in 3.9 seconds.

Camaro SS to pace the 2011 Indianapolis 500...again

The 2011 Indianapolis 500 pace car is.... the 2011 Camaro SS convertible.  This is the 22nd Chevrolet to pace the legendary race and the seventh Camaro to have the honor.  The 1967 Camaro RS/SS Pace Car is my personal favorite car from the 1960s. Of course it should have the 396 big block Chevrolet under the hood to get me around town.

Indy 500 pace car Camaros:
  • 1967 Camaro RS/SS
  • 1969 Camaro RS/SS
  • 1982 Camaro Z28
  • 1993 Camaro Z28
  • 2010 Camaro SS (2009 Indy 500)
  • 2010 Camaro SS
  • 2011 Camaro SS

As a Camaro enthusiast, I can admit I find it a bit odd that Camaro was chosen three years in a row, especially with the great looking 2011 Mustang GT in showrooms with the updated power train. Considering 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the great American race as well as the centennial for Chevrolet, we  should have seen this coming.

These images are from GM Media. I love the color combo, obvious homage to the 1969 Camaro RS/SS Pace Car. I'm not a fan of the double stripes continuing down the front fascia, but they do look pretty nice inside the car on the dash.

The pace car, along with the matching festival cars, features a Summit White exterior accented with orange stripes and door graphics. The interior is trimmed in orange leather, including front seat headrests embossed with the Indy 500 logo, along with white door panels and instrument panel trim. The instrument panel trim features extensions of the orange exterior stripes. 

Equipped with a 400-horsepower V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the actual pace car for the race requires no performance modifications to perform its duty in front of the racing field.

All 50 of the Festival Committees cars will be SS convertible models fitted with the 2SS equipment package, offering the following standard features:
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Brembo four-piston calipers and hydraulic assist
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control
  • Competitive/sport mode that enhances on-track performance
  • Performance Launch Control (with the manual transmission) that optimizes hard-acceleration launches for quicker, more consistent performance
  • Twenty-inch polished aluminum wheels and performance tires
  • Head-up instrument display
  • Center console with auxiliary gauge package
Along with the 2SS equipment, the cars feature the RS package, which includes HID headlamps and unique tail lamps.

Read more about this great car, the convertible Camaro and Chevrolet's history with the Indy 500 in the GM Media Press Release

Let others know what you think about this car in the thread on Modern Camaro

Alpine Chevrolet Camaro at CES 2011

The following was written by Amy Gilroy, the Editor of CEoutlook and a Contributing Author to Market Playground and Satellite Radio Playground;

If CES was any indication, Chevy Camaro kits for replacing the factory radio may be a nice seller this year.

Alpine Electronics announced its second car-specific kit to date will be designed for the Camaro. Phoenix Gold showed a car-specific Camaro amp, and Scosche and Freeway showed new radio-swapping kits.

The radio for the new Camaro is difficult to replace as it’s tied to the AC/heating controls and the seat heaters, hence the need for kits.

Alpine’s Camaro kit is due this summer. It comes with a plug and play harness that will allow two Alpine AV/navigation radios to drop-in to the car. The kit is offered in two versions: one with steering wheel control capability at $149.95 and one without the steering wheel control capability at $79.95. The kits work with two Alpine AV/navigation radios: the INA-W900BT and INA-W910.

Scosche showed the first kit that lets you swap the radio but keep full color touch screen AC control in a Camaro, Mustang or Taurus—all cars with radios that are bundled with air conditioning controls, it said. The kits, at about $300 each, include the GM5201B for the Camaro. The kit plugs directly into the factory AC harness for simple installation.

Metra said it was the first to supply a double DIN Camaro kit: the GM3010S released last spring. Although it won’t divulge sales figures, the company said the kit is selling well.

Kid Rock's 40th Birthday present, a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS

Kid Rock is not stranger to the Motor City. As the self-appointed goodwill ambassador for Detroit, Michigan, Kid Rock celebrated his 40th birthday with a HUGE concert at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, September 15th. This show was so big, they moved the Monster Jam event, originally scheduled for that night, to the weekend prior.

This show was not unlike previous appearances with high profile guests like Sheryl Crow, Uncle Kracker, J. Giels front man Peter Wolf, Rev Run (Run DMC) and others. This blowout event showcased one of his presents, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS customized with a Made in Detroit theme. This custom, blacked out Camaro features the Made In Detroit logo on the rear deck lid and fuel filler door, black custom wheels and a replica of the American Badass tattoo that spans across Kid Rocks back.

Reports state this was a gift from Chevrolet, and others say it came from NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. We were not able to confirm the source, but I'm sure we will hear more details about this cool Camaro very soon. Stay tuned!

Win a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS from the National Corvette Museum

National Corvette Museum 2011 Black Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe Raffle!

While we are used to seeing the NCM raffle off new Corvettes,  this time around they bring another popular Chevy to the 'raffle' block.  Buy a ticket (or two), have a chance to win the hottest car on the market AND support the National Corvette Museum!

Hurry, the drawing is scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2pm C.T.

They will draw a winner for their 2011 Black Camaro SS Coupe. The Camaro features black leather interior, a LS3 - 6.2L V8 engine with manual transmission and Hurst short-throw shifter, silver stripe package, OnStar service, power sunroof, Boston Acoustic Premium Audio System, RS Exterior Package and 20" aluminum polished wheels. The winner will also receive a certificate to attend a Three-Day Bondurant High Performance Driving School.

Tickets are $10 and this raffle has an unlimited number of tickets.

Order tickets directly from the NCM HERE
We ordered our tickets tonight, consider your purchases as a donation to the NCM ;-)

About National Corvette Museum Raffles

Due to postal regulations, raffle ticket stubs cannot be returned by mail for purchases over the Internet, through the mail or by telephone. When an order is placed, we will complete the ticket by filling in the name, address, and phone number, and we will drop the ticket in the barrel at the National Corvette Museum. At the drawing, the winner will be contacted based on the name and information on the ticket. To pick up the vehicle, two forms of identification, one of which must be a photo ID will be required to prove that this person is the person on the winning ticket. Purchasers do not need their ticket stubs for any reason. However, the stubs will be kept on file at the NCM. Purchasers can call the NCM or email to check when the order was processed and obtain their ticket number if so desired.

Please read the official Raffle Rules and Regulations.
See all available Raffle Tickets now.

2011 Performance edition Camaros

As the NAIAS gets underway, cyberspace is a buzz over some alleged discussions a bout the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro HP edition (aka Z-28?).   While the Z-28 name/rpo has not been specifically mentioned, there are plenty of pictures of supercharged (or we think) Camaros running around places like Arizona and Nurburgring letting us know a high performance version is coming, perhaps sooner than later?  Most discussed are things like the super-charged 6.2l power plant with about 550 HP (circa Cadillac V-Series), Magnetic ride control, special hood and other external treatments. I would hope the interior gets a few special touches as well.

Also on the board for the 2011 model year appears to be a 45th Anniversary edition due to showrooms later this summer. 

With 2010 SEMA Camaros like Red Flash, Black, Synergy, SSX Track Car,  we all know GM has quite a few plans for the Camaro. 

Have we already seen the next Camaro Z-28? Maybe so.

A Camaro with a political past is sold

You probably remember when we told you about the blazing orange 2010 Camaro SS John Gray, Oshawa's mayor, received. That was one of the most talked about Camaros in Canada.

The 400HP Camaro carried the former mayor around Oshawa in first class style, certainly getting attention everywhere he went.  When Gray lost the election to John Henry in 2009, he lost more than his position, he had to turn over the keys to this six speed hot rod.

Gray is now piloting a Chevrolet Suburban and is now working in the solar industry. He certainly enjoyed the Camaro while it lasted.
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Chevrolet Camaro Convertible configurator is online

It has arrived, with the 2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible to debut at the NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan this week, the Camaro Configurator web site includes the convertible model.

The Camaro Convertible comes in four trim levels; 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS. The cheapest is the 29 MPG 1LT at $29,150, the 312hp V6 and 18” painted aluminum wheels. You can add 19” wheels, Boston Acoustics sound system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a few other options taking you to the 2LT for $32,650.

The performance enthusiast can steup up to the Camaro 1SS, which gives you a 426hp LS3 V8, 20” wheels backed by Brembo brakes and SS-specific front and rear fascias for $36,650. Continue up the ladder to the 2SS adding even more options starting at $39,650. The list of options continues, click happy buyers can equip their 2SS Convertible up to a price tag around $50,000.

Build your own 2011 Camaro Convertible  Let us know how much your dream Camaro came to!

Chevy Camaro outsells the Ford Mustang

The Ford vs Chevy pony car war, It's been going on for 44  years (not counting the seven years Camaro was hibernating). For the first time since the 1985 model year, the Chevrolet Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang, and did so by over 7,600 cars.  The Mustang had this all to itself during the seven years Camaro was gone from showroom floors, but it looks like a new, fresh model came out ahead through 2010.

Bloomberg reported that Camaro sales rose 32 percent in 2010, while Mustang sales rose 11 percent. Sales of both fell in December: Camaro by 26 percent, Mustang by 16 percent.

What do the people at Ford think? Ford sales analyst, George Pipas, recently told Automotive News "If that was important, we wouldn't have taken a shift off at Flat Rock." That means that Ford isn't willing to play any games with production to outsell the Camaro. Instead it is going to keep doing what it has been and only produce enough Mustangs that it thinks it can sell at a profit.

What does this really mean?  How much does a statistic like this really impact sales of a particular model? Let us know what you think.

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2012 Camaro 330 HP LFX V6

With one of the hottest selling cars on the planet, GM is not standing still with the Chevrolet Camaro. Word is out about a new 330HP V6 planned for the 2012 Camaro, code name "LFX". This possible power train would be based on the LF1 V6 motor found in the Cadillac CTS, SRX and the Chevrolet Equinox.

This new V6 would have dual-overhead cams, variable valve timing, spark-ignition direct injection and be E85 compatible. These improvements could add up 330HP and more than likely, even better fuel mileage.

Put this in the base model Camaro and the Ford Mustang would have even more catching up to do in the pony car race.

The new Camaro through the eyes of Danny L Whitfield

The Automotive Art of Danny L Whitfield

What price do you put on art?

The art world is a crazy place, and there seems to be no limit as to what the next renaissance masterpiece will fetch. The same collector mayhem happens in the muscle car world, with top examples of our favorite cars going for millions of dollars. Artist Danny Whitfield has priced his art masterpieces of classic cars at very reasonable prices. His awesome collection is offered in two sizes, 16 x 20 ($70), and 20 x 24 ($90).

The fifth generation Camaro is currently the hottest car on the planet! We know you may have one that's customized with parts from Chevrolet or aftermarket suppliers. That's why Danny's offering a diverse collection of prints to chose from.

But the best part is getting YOUR print customized the way YOU want it!  If you have a really tricked out Camaro or just want to match what you bought from the Chevy dealership, visit his web site today!

You do not have to be a millionaire to own his artwork, he's known for catering to every car enthusiast regardless of budget. Take a look at what his customers say about his work!