Camaro spontaneous airbag deployment?

Isolated incident? According to the information on youtube, this Camaro was doing donuts (they call it drifting...), and the airbags deployed...

Paul Beiswenger with Lopez Tires and A&D Autosport got a big surprise while drifting at Milan Dragway in Milan MI. The passenger suffered burns on her right arm.

Jalopnik reports they have a quote from GM spokesman Alan Adler regarding the issue:

It is unusual to have this occur. However, it is possible for a driver to create conditions where the air bag sensors believe a rollover is imminent. This can lead to an unwanted air bag deployment. On rollover side curtain bags, the vehicle's rollover sensing system is looking for a certain set of factors that "predict" a vehicle is going to roll over. The airbag system cannot wait until it is too late to deploy the airbags. Drifting or creating a situation that has a certain combination of speed and vehicle angle can lead to an unwanted air bag deployment.

The Special Edition Camaros

If you like Special Edition Camaros, you'll like this. Short & to the point. What is your favorite?

Rascal Flatts West Coast Customs T-Top Camaro

The Rascal Flatts have one song in particular that rings a bell, "Red Camaro". The band and West Coast Customs have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind Camaro SS, in red of course.

Ryan Friedlinghau and the West Coast Customs crew are a TRUE custom shop. They create the vehicles that roll out of their shop. They have been featured on many TV shows as well as their own known as "Inside West Coast Customs" on Discovery HD.

What sets this Camaro apart from countless others is a gem of a feature from the Eighties, T-Tops. Other unique modifications include Swarovski crystal, Diamond Audio System, supercharger by Harrop, Pedders suspension & HRE 22" wheels.

Want to see more, visit West Coast Customs.

Image credit: Bill Bortzfield |

Camaros and Firebirds at Mid-Ohio


Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Special pricing is available through Wednesday, 9/14/2011

Kids 12 and under free!

The $30 3-day weekend general admission ticket includes:
  • Special Infield Camaro & Firebird Corral Parking
  • Paddock (garage area) Pass
  • Parade Lap around race course (based on availability)
  • Meet & Greet with Camaro Drivers & Race Teams
  • Participant Goody Bags, Concessions & Souvenir Coupons
  • Special giveaway: $500 Escort Radar Detector Gift Certificate, Corsa Car Care Products ($135 value), Rolex Series Flags and more
Jeff Bucknum - #6 Camaro

Click HERE for the event flyer

For info contact: Chris & Sherry Slocum or call 330-899-0206

To order tickets, call 800-MID-OHIO or online

GM introduces the 2012 Camaro ZL1 at Oshawa gathering

GM choose one of the largest Camaro gatherings to introduce the 2012 Camaro ZL1 in person!

Chevrolet Chief Engineer, Al Oppenheiser, gives you an up close look at this beautiful car. The video below says it all.