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
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.
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.