CHEVROLET CAMARO RALLY SPORT WAGON CONCEPT | WHEN THE BEAST WENT FAMILY

Hi guys, first of all, I hope you start 2017 well! I will start this year with one of my most favorit topics: CHEVY CAMARO. Found this crazy concept just some days ago at “superchevy.com”. How does Keith Kaucher write to the point: “How many poor souls have lost their prized Camaro because of a new arrival to the family? Admittedly, the Camaro has never been at the top of the list when it comes to a practical family car.” It is the same with me today with my 5th gen. Mostly I drive my orange beast alone, but that’s for sure okay ;-))) So this concept from 2009 could have been the solution for a hybrid between a Camaro and a Sport Wagon. The 68 front is combined by 68 – 72 GM mid-size wagon roof narrowed to fit the F-body.

KAUTCHER CUSTOMS brought this concept to real with a 69′ Camaro. Isn’t it awesome?!

pics | kaucher kustoms + superchevy.com

 

50 YEARS CHEVY CAMARO | SIX GENERATIONS COMPETITION WITH THAT MUSTANG

As a constant reader of LTG blog you might know that I am a great CAMARO fan. My own I drive a 5th gen Cam in „bright orange“ – and I love this car so much from the first day on I got it 4 years ago! The history of the CAMARO started 1966, 2 years later than this mustang was introduced, but with the same concept: “long hood, short deck”. Since this there is a fight between this 2 cars for the domination of this so called “PONY CARS”. In 2017 the CAMARO celebrates its 50th birthday. Check the six generations below … pics | GENERAL MOTORS | Auto Motor Sport

1966 first CAMAROS came to the GM showrooms

1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 with a small block 294 PS
1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS SS as a pilot series.

1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1. Number #66 of #69 built in 1969
427 Big Block-V8 with more than 430 PS
Design Graphics: these are the highlights of the CAMARO design
1st gen of CAMARO was from 1966 till 1969

1967 and 1996 the CHEVROLET CAMARO was the Pace-Car at INDY 500

1970 – with the 2nd gen there was a great change in the design
The 2nd gen was the most successful and longest distributed in CAMARO history till today.

1974 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 with Small Block V8 …

5.7 ltr. engine and 250 ps

1970 CAMARO with 380 ps and 562 nm engine torque

1977 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28: the technic
1979: 282.571 CAMAROS sold – the climax! 85.000 were the powerful Z/28!

1980 – always a lot of configurations available

1981 – CAMARO on the track as a Pro Stock Race Car
1982 the 3rd gen followed – again with a new design

1987 CHEVROLET did the first CAMARO Convertible since 1969 – called IROC-Z (International Race of Champions Series. The red CAM here is the 1988 model.

1992 was the last year for the 3rd gen modells

With Z28 25th Anniversary the CAMARO celebrates ist 25th birthday

1993 the 4th gen CAMARO was introduced. There wasn’t a rounder CAM before …

The sales volume sank rapide!

The CAMARO had to die. CHEVROLET set the focus on SUVs

2002 the mustang lost its rival.

CAMARO Concept Car @ Detroit Motor Show in 2005

Heritage: The Muscle Car shows Design elements from the early years and quotes the 1stt gen CAMAROS.

2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO Pace Car @ Indy 500

What a comeback: more than 500.000 units where sold!


THE 149,900 BUCKS 1969 CR1 CHEVY CAMARO

As a passionated CAMARO lover I got touched so much by this news. It sounds quite simple what CR SUPERCARS® does, but it is so amazing and much more than just putting some high-tech stuff to an older car. NO – CR SUPERCARS® never loose the responsibility for the classic and heritage look and philosophie of the original they work with: „CR Supercars is a new division of Classic Recreations and is dedicated to building turn-key supercars with styling from classic American muscle cars mated to the latest high-tech engine and chassis components. The result is an incredible pro touring car with desirable lines of the most classic muscle car in history.” Right now they presented their 1969 CAMARO project “CR1” @ SEMA. The look of the blue „recreated“ CAMARO is damn nice but you can choose between 7 colors. My favorite? No discussion: orange. You can upgrade this beast with a LS9 GM Performance to 685 H.P! There are a lot of specs which make your Chevy or Muscle Car heart beat so fast … the price also, but I am sure the money is better invested in a CR1 CAMARO than in so many todays soulless f***ing expensive sportcars which look so similar … pics | www.crsupercars.com


MINI HUMMER | WHEN A HUMMER DRIVES THE GOLF COURT

found this just some minutes ago at spiegel.de when i checked the news for today. isn’t this ELECTRO HUMMER HX sweet? when GM stopped 2010 the production of the HUMMER they sold the license to china. UK based MEV owns a license too and produces this “political correct” HUMMER HX. 20 PS power, 45 km/h slow and about 30 to 50 km can be done with this shrink HUMMER. in germany not one “HUMMER-lein“ could be sold. MEV says that the most cars were shipped to the USA for the use at golf courses or big housing estates – no wonder: about 18.000 EURO must be paid for this little thing. too expensive and the electro powered engine technic is an old one. pics | TOM GRÜNWEG