• Apr 23, 2011
Airbrushed 2011 Chevrolet Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery

There was a time when airbrushing reigned supreme as the ultimate in vehicular self-expression – an era that we believed had passed with the Ford Administration. Apparently, the art is alive and well in the Camaro community. The General Motors show car division worked with Mickey Harris of Mountain Muscle Cars in Cosby, Tennessee to produce an airbrushed fifth-generation Camaro SS. After three months of intense work, the car above is the result.

GM showed off the vehicle at the Camaro5 Fest 2011 in Arizona, and there's no denying the talent on display here. Hopefully, this hyper-patriotic Camaro stays away from mall parking lots and out of any fender benders in the future.



[Source: Autos.Terra]


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      cmcclarty
      • 3 Years Ago
      Park this car in front of a local high school maybe the teachers and students will get a real history lesson. Instead of the crap they teach now.
      JD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, having done it myself - I appreciate the time it takes to airbrush graphics on to a car and this is certainly some intricate work, but I always say "less is more" when it comes to custom paint.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jarda
      • 3 Years Ago
      next time the author better take 350hrs nap
      Jimmy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I figured it would hjust have 350 hours of primer coat and 14 different colored corner panels
      safetylea
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a Great job and such detail......... But another fine example of Not honoring all out Vet’s We all should honor the Military Vet and the Civilian (Combat) Vet. We were there first, from the Boston Tea Party. Made the march from TN to the foreign country of Texas at the Alamo. Serving both sides in our civil war, the Plains Scouts, the Donut Girls of WWI. The original construction workers known as the Sea Bee’s, in Viet Nam, Korea and still there today serving our country and supporting our military both at home and abroad. The only state in the Union that has a law honoring our Civilian Veterans back to WWII is Tennessee. Registered with the US Government as Civilian Combat Veteran 2007, served under US Army / DOD as Civilian HSE Inspector in BaQubah, Iraq 2004-2005, served under USACE as Civilian HSE inspector in Mosul Iraq 2006-2007, served under US State Dept as Civilian HSE Inspector in Haiti 2008-2009. In 2010 became the first Civilian to be issued an Iraqi freedom License tag in TN and the entire US for my services to my country! Frankie Lea Sr Hilham, TN The civilian Veteran Always Forgotten, Never remembered !!
      Jimmy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Also a bunch of dale earnhardt stickers
      Luis Santiago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Had something similar at the Atlanta Car show.
        Luis Santiago
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Luis Santiago
        http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/Camaro.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/camaor.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/camaro3.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/camaro4.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/camaro5.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y259/TheRican2005/camaro6.jpg Pictures I took of it. Not as detailed as the one in this article. GM had this on display at Atlanta International Auto Show about 3 weeks ago.
      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those of you who think that this car is depicting the worst part of America..you are obviously not Americans nor do you even show respect to veterans of our contry. I dare you to find a Vietnam vet and talk about this car in a negative way..he would probably string you up and that would be the end of your sad words. We should always honor and respect our armed forces..they deserve it more than anyone I know.
        theBizMachine
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        @Steve Out of all the people I've served with and interacted with; the guy with the shortest temper isn't even going to waste his time on a person bad mouthing the military or any of the wars they may have served in. Once you lose friends whether it be to an IED, little kid with an AK, or a Vietcong sniper, a lot of things become inconsequential. Civilian reaction, adoration or aberration, is one of the first in the long list of inconsequential.
        stagetech
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        Ah the old "Worship the ground Conservatives walk on because they carried a gun or we'll call you a Terrorist" line. While I respect anyone for dedicated service to their nation or their fellow people, BRAGGING about sacrifice or service and expecting special treatment like royalty is conceited and counter to the term "Public Service". I have a right to disagree with the nation's politics and the way it abuses it's military. That's called freedom of speech buddy, not treason. To "string someone up" for not agreeing with your pro Fascist like rant is pretty much everything against the 2nd amendment. In short: You sir, are a doucebag.
          Acefighter
          • 3 Years Ago
          @stagetech
          You're comment is filled with all sorts of stupidity. For example, you're statement with the 2nd Amendment makes no sense whatsoever. How about the fact that the car was designed to honor the people you CLAIM to respect? It wasn't built by one man to about his service to brag or act like royalty. As for freedom of speech, it protects Steve as much as it does you...something you liberals all to quickly forget. In short: You sir, are a moron.
          longducdong
          • 3 Years Ago
          @stagetech
          No, doucHebag (not "doucebag"), its called we lended a helping hand to people in NEED. You have every right to disagree with our nation's politics, as I have every right to disagree with your left-winged, nonsensical comments. The only douchebags here are people like you, who sit on your fat liberal butt, worshipping Michael Moore, while TRUE heroes are out there sacrificing life and limb for ******* like you just so you can whine a bit more.
        Egon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        The message is all good. Honoring and respecting the armed forces is great. And in my opinion, an airbrushed Camaro is just a tacky way to send the message...even with the best of intentions. It's not the 'worst part of America'. It's just ugly.
        Tim
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        I can think of better ways to honor and respect the troops than to airbrush a Camaro
          harleydavid105
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tim
          So what ARE you doing to honor and respect our troops and veterans?
      omegaslast
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw this at the local car show 3 months ago and just laughed out loud. It has this message that regardless of the war its "american pride", this is why other countries hate us. you shouldnt have pride in vietnam, the gulf war, or our current wars.
        Codeman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @omegaslast
        Yeah, seriously, that's not pride, it's idiotic nationalism.
      BC
      • 3 Years Ago
      350 hours?! I could have made it look just as terrible in minutes. And no one would pledge allegiance to your car either.
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's called "American Pride". And I'm sure that for an American there are more things to be proud of than wars. Moon landing comes to mind...
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Myself
        You and 2 Wheel are missing the point of this. It appears to be a tribute to those who have served our country and that is it. Believe it or not, there are those of us who are thankful for those who have served.
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Myself
        Yeah no kidding... Inventing the internet, hollywood, human rights, religious freedom, "the American dream", innovations in healthcare and science, nuclear technology, computers, etc etc i could go on.. This Camaro paints a sad picture of who we are. A picture of the ugliest side of America.
          John Wisen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @2 Wheeled Menace
          The ugliest? There's nothing wrong with patriotism. These are depictions of war, but they (we) don't consider war to be patriotic. We consider the lives of the young men and women who have died serving their country to be patriotic. While we can be proud of many other things America has done, there is little (if nothing) more you can give serving your country than your own life. This isn't just for the USA either. This is true for those across the pond as well.
        Mikey White
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Myself
        Nope. Just killing stuff.
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