• Apr 20th 2010 at 6:39PM
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2010 Camaro5 Gathering – Click above for high-res image gallery

Last weekend, Camaro5 sponsored the world's largest gathering of fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaros and their owners in Valdosta, Georgia. Over 1,000 of the cars fans and 500 cars (Thanks, Chris!) descended on the town, and Chevrolet itself stopped by for the shindig. The company brought along a few treats for the crowd, including folks like Al Oppenheiser, Peter Kosak, John Fitzpatrick and Cheryl Pilcher – all names tied to bringing the car to life.

Not only did members of the Camaro team show up to meet the crowd and answer a few questions, but a heavily camo'd 2011 Camaro, VIN 002, was brought along as well. Attendees also got to drive through Valdosta in one big parade – a stunt that resulted in a line of 2010 Camaros three miles long. At the end of the drive, Camaro5 hosted drag races, autocross events and a car show at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Sounds like a good time to us, a fact proven in the high-res image gallery below. Hop the jump for a peep at the press release.

[Source: Camaro5 via GM]
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Chevrolet Attends Camaro5Fest, the largest-ever gathering of 2010 Camaro owners

More than 500 2010 Camaros descended on Valdosta, Ga. for the first Camaro5Fest. The event, hosted by Camaro5.com, is believed to have been the largest-ever gathering of fifth-generation Camaro owners. More than 1,000 people attended the event, driving their 2010 Camaros from across the U.S. and Canada to Valdosta on Friday, April 16.

Several members of the Camaro team attended, including Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser, Vehicle Line Director Peter Kosak, Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick, and Camaro Product Manager Cheryl Pilcher. Team Camaro drove from Detroit to Georgia in two Camaro Transformers Special Editions, two Camaro Synergy Special Editions, a development Camaro, and VIN 002 of a 2011 Camaro.

Camaro5Fest kicked off with a cruise through the streets of Valdosta, led by Oppenheiser. Residents lined the streets, cheering as a line of Camaros more than three miles long passed by under police escort. The following day, Camaro fans traveled to South Georgia Motorsports Park for a car show, drag races and autocross competitions. The track events ended with Camaro owners getting the rare chance to drive their cars on the 1/2-mile oval track.

"It was an incredible opportunity to see the passion and enthusiasm owners have for the new Camaro," says Fitzpatrick. "This was such an exciting event that I would not be surprised to see more than 1,000 cars at next year's Camaro5Fest."

For more information, and additional photography, please go to Camaro5.com.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a NERD HERD!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks slow..

      • 5 Years Ago
      That's similar to Street Commodores Magazine in Australia who have a "Cruise for Charity" every year in every capital city and in Sydney and Melbourne alone they eclipse well over 1000 Holden Commodores (the car the Pontiac G8/GTO was based on) at the event and about 4000 total nationally.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who needs a Corvette anymore, let the mountain dew flow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So that's what the branches on the ugly tree look like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      West Coast Camaro5Fest anytime soon?
        • 5 Years Ago
        We are currently discussing locations for next years Camaro5 Fest. At the moment, most suggestions are generally south-east or midwest. There is a large west coast gathering coming up soon, though not on the same scale as C5 Fest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      cool idea, but must've been the most boring car show ever. dang, look over there, a camaro!

      and if anybody got out of their cars, they may have had a hard time finding it again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro fest meeting was a great event, the racing was pretty good. It was exciting to see so many cars come to my hometown, and to see so many people showing up in there camaros and had fun on the drag strip. It was awesome!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give credit where credit is due. The Dixie Region SCCA hosted the autocross.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That event probably broke a world record for most mullets per square mile ever assembled.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would've loved to have been there to ask them which one of them signed off on the interior design and when we'd see a Z28.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some of those pics of the Tribute Camero were they taken in some parts of Jacksonville Florida ? I see some of the shots of areas that are very familar. I am currently over across the pond in Iraq with The Marines and I want to personnally tell everyone who hand a hand in the design and the thought of that rapp that was all put together to make that happen .....SEMPER FI !!!!!! Thanks and keep it up .

      The Sandman !!!!
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