Motor City Chronicles: Chevrolet Camaro turns 44

Pete Estes, Camaro Launch, September 29 1966

Motor City Chronicles.. On this date in Automotive History:

GM debuted the Chevrolet Camaro on September 29, 1966 as a 1967 model. Code name “Panther”, the Camaro went from concept to production in just eighteen months in order to compete with the wildly successful Ford Mustang. Continue reading

Goon of The Day: 2010 Camaro SS Rental Jump and Wreck

Corvette and Camaro Avis Rental Car

You don’t rent a 2010 Camaro from Avis for the fuel economy or the cheap rates… You rent it for the experience, or so Avis says. Lets face it: there is a little goon in everyone. My inner goon breaks out every time I get behind the wheel of a rental. My wife rolls here eyes for the first hour while I practice my 0-100-0 times in a Chevy Chevrolet Cobalt.

So, why should expect anything different when a group of guys (goons) rent a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS and decide to capture video of themselves jumping railroad tracks at high speeds? Watch the video and resulting crash after the jump. Continue reading

Muscle Car War: Camaro Leads Sales at One Year Mark

DETROIT – Consumers made the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro the best-selling sports car in the U.S. for the first full year of sales. From May 2009 to May 2010, Camaro posted 99,872 total sales, outselling its closest competitor, the Ford Mustang, by nearly 20,000 vehicles. Camaro continues to bring new customers to Chevrolet dealerships – at home and overseas.

In the U.S., the 2010 Camaro’s first full month of sales was May, 2009. Camaro took the lead in monthly share of segment a month later and led the sales race for 11 of the last 12 months. Continue reading