2010 Chevy Camaro SS: Father's Day and Musclecars
June 23, 2010
This past Saturday my father and I decided to drive down to San Diego and take in RM Auctions Classic Muscle & Modern Performance event. It was father's day weekend after all and we had the keys to a muscle car of our very own. Exactly. I grabbed the keys to our long-term 2010 Chevy Camaro SS for the 300 mile trip down the coast and back.
Our Camaro seemed like the right car to take. The RM event was heavy on classic American muscle. Of the 102 cars up for sale, about 80 were muscle cars from the late 1960s and early 1970s, from L88 Corvettes to GTOs to Boss 429 Mustangs to three beautiful 1969 Camaro Z28s. And everything in between. All selling a no reserve, by the way. Plus, my dad's old pal Jim Wangers was selling a few of his cars so we got to see Jim and catch up.
No, we didn't buy anything, but RM puts on a wonderful event and we had a blast. And the our silver Camaro was the perfect car for the day. It not only fit the theme, but it really showed us how far the Camaro and muscle cars have come since the time of free love and Woodstock.
Our new Camaro SS could not be more comfortable on a long trip. Or entertaining. It satisfied my needs and desires from the driver's seat and my dad's demanding requirements from the shotgun position. Although he did complain that our XM radio subscription had expired and he was unable to jam to '50s on 5.
Doo wop withdrawl aside, our Camaro delivered. Great car. Now, what should we drive to the Barrett-Jackson event in Orange County this weekend? Viper?
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief