Chevrolet Camaro: A Timeless Classic
February 13, 2011
One car that has always captured my imagination is the Camaro, which my father used to own whenever he was younger. So growing up I have always been greatly interested in this car and have to say even with my bias opinion, it truly is a classic.
Chevrolet Camaro can be classified as both a muscle car and a pony car because of its diverse models. It was manufactured by General Motors under the brand name Chevrolet in 1967. Chevrolet Camaro was Ford Mustang's main rival. The very first time it was introduced, the media asked the production managers what a Camaro is. Their response was really quite clever, as they replied that a Camaro is a small ferocious animal that eats Mustangs. This was clearly a direct assault on Ford Mustang. Since Ford Mustang was the number one selling car during those days, they were the number one target of Chevrolet. Luckily, Chevrolet took the chance and brought home the bacon.
Did you know that Chevrolet Camaro has five generations? The first generation has two versions - the coupe and convertible models. These two models went out on the market in 1967. The second generation was produced in the 70s as tons of alterations were made. The new designs added more room for a larger space, new outer shell, an A-arm front suspension and leaf springs for extra security. This car was included in the top ten best cars in the world. Since change is inevitable, Chevrolet had to make yet another innovation for their vehicle. This was when the third generation came about. The third generation used the latest technology in improving the car's performance. Among those changes were the manual and automatic transmissions, fuel injections, and the standard four-cylinder engines. The fourth and fifth generations were just about the same. Engines were improved and the appearance continued to become more ultramodern. On April 10, 2010, the Camaro received the award, the "World Car Design of the Year", an anticipated award they truly deserve.
There is no doubt that Chevrolet Camaro will make six or seventh generation cars especially when a lot of car enthusiasts love their designs and high performance. As long as Chevrolet exists, then Camaro will definitely continue to devour other models that might get in its way. So, watch out for Chevy's new addition and other updates to the Camaro because this car will continue to ascend in the car industry in my humble opinion.
William Jason has admired classic cars ever since he was a young child and you can read his blog at: http://musclecarmonster.com/
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