2010 Chevy Camaro SS: Racing at California Speedway
March 31, 2010
On Saturday I packed the wife and kids into our long-term 2010 Chevy Camaro SS and drove it out to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana to take in the AMA motorcycle races.
It sucked. Badly.
Not the Camaro. The 150 mile round trip in the Camaro was great. The races sucked. 4,000 mph winds delayed the track activities and made spectating quite uncomfortable. We drove over an hour to get there. Sat in the wind for an hour. Watched 15 minutes of practice. Decided it wasn't worth it and got back in the car.
So instead of a fun day at the track I had a fun day behind the wheel of our SS. Before heading home we continued east on I-10 to Redlands, California to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Oscar's in downtown Redlands. Don't miss it.
Then we hit the inlaws in San Bernardino. We headed for home late when the traffic was light and I can take advantage of the Camaro's motor and stability.
In total it was a 200+ mile day in our silver muscle car and I really enjoyed it. My kids did too. No complaints from the backseat, even when daddy did a big ol' burnout infront of grandma's house.
Did we all wish the Camaro was a little easier to see out of? Yes, but it rides well, cruises like a sedan on the highway and the front seats are very comfortable.
The more I live with it the more I appreciate the way Chevy has packaged and tuned the Camaro. It does many things very well.
I also appreciate Tivo. The next evening I watched the motorcycle races from Fontana. No wind.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief