The Camaro has been one of America’s favorite muscle cars since it was first introduced back in 1967. Clubs and organizations dedicated to Camaros are many, including several right here in the Bay Area. Last Saturday morning the old joined the new when the Camaros Limited Nor-Cal club joined up with the newest Camaro club, SF5THGEN, to meet at what many consider Camaro heaven: GM Sports Salvage in San Jose.
Many owners of the latest generation, referred as 5th Gen cars, also own or admire Camaros from the past. The retro-styling and performance prowess of the new models keeps the tradition alive for all Camaro fans. SF5thgen founder Jason Port summed up the day’s events event “It’s all about meeting new people and enjoying the cars”. Car owners and spectators milled around discussing cars, sipping coffee and checking out GM Sports nearly two acres of GM muscle cars, parts, and restoration facility.
Some of the notable cars in attendance included three 1969 Camaros, two 70-73 models, and a rare 1999 SLP SS convertible with only 11,000 original miles. The late model Camaros ranged from stock and mild to modified and wild. No less than five new ZL-1 cars were there, including a convertible. It is rare to see one ZL-1 at a dealer, let alone five. The event was a great success, and more meets are being planned for later in the year.