We always look forward to trekking the 13 hour drive to Georgia over Memorial Day weekend every year. The Gathering is more like a family reunion/party where a car show happens to break out. We always have loads of fun and we hope despite somewhat lower attendance that things pick up and G20 becomes a reality for 2016. This year G8s, GTOs and Corvettes were added into the FBody theme and I think it worked out beautifully. Never anything wrong adding to the family!! The weather was great, the company was excellent and that all made for a relaxing extended weekend. Thank you as always to Andy, Sherry, Chad, Fran and Scott for making it such a wonderful time!!
We have been so fortunate to attend some wonderful Camaro events over the years but this was the most amazing of all. We had a lovely drive to Detroit in our 2012 ZL1 and were excited to visit GM headquarters. Just seeing so many good friends would have made the trip worthwhile but couple that with the unveil of a brand new Camaro and it was heaven. Chevrolet went all out to take care of the enthusiasts with a parade lap around the track, hot laps in Z/28's, a mini Camaro museum, breakfast, lunch and dinner and lots of cool freebies before the main event. The vibe as we walked up to the stage was electric. Seeing the generations of Camaros slide by on the big screen was nostalgic and heartwarming. It was lovely remembering all the Camaros I've been owned by and what they've meant to me in certain times of my life. There were times they were my only confidence, my only friend, my only joy. Then in time they brought me love, special friendships, travel. The time had come, the room tingled with excitement and the event was underway. The presentation was short but sweet, detailing why these cars are so special. Before I could even catch my breath there it was but wait there were 3!! They pulled onto the stage one by one, refined and beautiful. We walked over to take a closer look with my heart pounding, loving the blue color that I always pine for.....grateful it still feels like the car I have always loved, thrilled my beloved rear quarter panel body line was kept. Then to be able to climb inside, worried it would have changed too much, but then pleased to realize it was all for the better. The design is lovely, the leather soft and supple, the controls modern and updated, the fit very comfortable. Many were hoping for a total overhaul, I for one, am pleased with how it has evolved. So much is brand new, it's comforting to have some similarities. I look forward to slipping behind the wheel and getting a feel for what has changed.....welcome to the family generation 6, I look forward to getting to know you better!
Upcoming Events - 2019
-Camaro Superfest : Ypsilanti, Michigan 7/5, 7/6, & 7/7
-Tom Henry All Chevy Show: Bakerstown, Pennsylvania 7/13
-NEOCC 24th Annual Camaro Fall Classic : Tallmadge, Ohio 9/7 & 9/8