Growing up in the times that I did, it was common to see muscle cars roaming the streets of our city, looking to line up at traffic lights and tear off in a wild plume of smoke in an effort to obtain the crown of having the fastest car in the city. All my friends owned one, and I was certainly no exception. There is just something nostalgic and immutable in terms of the feeling you have when driving these beasts. They were always on the verge of being out of control, and that sense of danger really does add to the whole experience. One of my personal favorites is the Chevrolet Camaro, having owned several myself over the years. Join us as we head back to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit where we check out some of the coolest Camaro cars on display at the 2016 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering.
In the late 60’s there was a real push from the American car manufacturers to create fast cars. The basic premise was to build cars that had more horsepower under the hood than could be handled by most, and then to wrap that horsepower in stunning, beautiful body lines to evoke a sense of momentum and motion, even when standing still. The Ford Mustang had taken off in the mid 60’s and Chevrolet had to play catch-up, thus the introduction of the Chevrolet Camaro.