Tag Archives: Camaro

  • Now You Can Drive Your Dream "Hot Wheels®" Car

    In case there's any doubt...

    This says "Hot Wheels" to me!

    If you're in your forties or younger, there's a good chance you developed your interest in cool cars while playing with those little Hot Wheels® models. Now you can actually drive one in real life — an official, GM-produced, Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition!

    There have been more than 800 models and 11,000 variations of Hot Wheels® cars created since 1968, but the Chevrolet Camaro was chosen as the first full-size, production Hot Wheels® to be offered for sale, starting in early 2013.

    “Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life.”

    The exterior of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition has that Hot Wheels® look you'll recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and red-lined wheels that make it instantly recognizable as you tool down the road. And just in case someone comes up to admire your ride and doesn't quite know where they recognize it from, there's a Hot Wheels-style flame decal on each door and Hot Wheels® Edition sill plates.

    Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division said, “It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels, and I have yet to drive one home!”

    Keep checking with your Chevy dealer early next year to see when the Hot Wheels® Edition will arrive. Just like collectible toys, once they're gone, they're gone!

    Watch a behind-the-scenes video about this cool Camaro Hot Wheels Edition here.

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  • Classic ’68 Camaro Gets A "Split Personality" To Train Insurance Agents

    Half modified, half restored...
    ...even under the hood.

    When it comes to insuring your restored or modified car, you hope your insurance agent knows what he's doing...after all, that's not a typical used car sitting there in your garage.

    That's why insurance giant State Farm refurbished this 1968 Chevy Camaro in a unique way. Though it doesn't run, they're using it to train their agents on the difference between “fully restored” and “modified” collector cars.

    The left side, painted Butternut Yellow, is typical of a full restoration, as if it just left the factory. The right side, however, is what a heavily modified 1968 Camaro might look like: plumbed nitrous system, single aluminum cylinder head, modified intake manifold and hood, aftermarket wheels, tubular control arms, big brakes and shaved badges (door handles, too). The refurbished side features the two examples of wheels and tires a Chevy dealer would have sold in 1968.

    This unusual classic car was recently featured on "Jay Leno's Garage", where State Farm’s Earl Hyser spoke with Jay about the car, and recommended insuring a car for its real market value, not the total amount of money you invested in it over the years. Hyser suggested documenting the restoration with photos for easier insurance verification.

    Watch the video of that "Jay Leno's Garage" segment here.

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  • Anthony Franqui- 1968 Camaro

    "I married my girlfriend of 14 yrs finally and we have a son with cerebral palsy so I put my car aside to marry her and pay for a house in 2008, by 20011 she had cheated on me and left with the neighbors 20 yr old son. leaving me with two sons to raise alone. I'm still trying to track her down to get served with divorce papers. I have a 68 camaro in my carport under my car cover that I stare at every day and wonder why I invested so much time and money in her instead of my car, cause its still here !" -Anthony Franqui

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  • America's 5 Greatest Muscle Cars...Do You Agree?

    1970 Dodge Charger

    You know how it is when you're at a car show...you're shooting the bull with the boys when the discussion gets around to muscle cars. Everyone's got an opinion on what the top American muscle cars are, and each muscle car fan has his or her own "list".

    But I came across this list on the SenseTheCar.com blog, and to me it's hard to argue with the choices (as long as it's not listed in any particular order!).

    The cars are listed below. If you disagree, feel free to give us your list in the comments section below.

    Dodge Charger
    Immortalized forever as the "General Lee" in the TV show, "The Dukes of Hazzard".

    Pontiac GTO
    "Critics in its day pointed out the sluggish steering, sparse interior and unsteady brakes, but once the GTO hit a straight line, it blew its competition out of the water."

    Chevrolet Chevelle
    "...in 1970, Chevrolet released a bombshell with the Chevelle SS and its jaw-dropping 450-horsepower engine."

    Chevrolet Camaro
    "One of the longest-lived muscle car models, thanks to its persistent popularity."

    Ford Mustang
    "The most successful muscle car of all time...synonymous with the kind of raw power and thrills the world expects from a brilliant piece of American engineering."

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  • SEMA 2012- Eastwood Company Part 3 Coverage

    Traditionally a lot of show cars, especially SEMA cars were known to be mostly all "show" and not a car you could drive on the street or the track. Many people even joke that these cars never see the road and are even pushed on and off the trailer (some still are but we won't point fingers!). For instance if it was a paint company they would have a stock car with beautiful paint and shiny wheels.. but underneath and inside nothing was done to enhance the car, while speed parts companies had cars that had a insane engine in a car that didn't run or couldn't even drive.. all ends of spectrums had cars that showed off their specific niche, but few had the "complete" package.

    These days the overall quality of show cars has risen and many of the cars are streetable-borderline race cars with a show car exterior and interior. It isn't uncommon to see a muscle car with the full suspension, wheel and tire combo, and big brakes to allow it to go around a road course as fast as an Italian sports car. It's quite mind-blowing when you look at how much fabrication, engineering, and design work has gone into these cars to allow them to be winners on the show field AND monsters on the track. The buzz term these days seems to be "Pro-Touring". Many classic cars are themed this way.. but I mean who wouldn't want the best of everything!

    Here's another batch of show vehicles from SEMA. Stay tuned as we dig through more pictures and video!

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