Last year Chevrolet aimed cameras at the the 150 Camaros making the drive to Phoenix for Camaro5 Fest. The footage has been pieced together into a ten-minute documentary called Alter Ego, a celebration of owners in celebration of their cars.

It's more than that, though, since it pauses to take a look at the model that made the Camaro name, and the annus horribilus of 2002 when Camaro production ceased.

There's also lots of tire smoke. Naturally. Scroll down to watch.



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      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hate the guy's voice, and comments but putting that aside. Its nice to see videos like this, showing car enthusiast share their love for their cars. I am a mustang guy, but I share the same love for this machines. From the bumble bee fans to the hardcore enthusiast I am glad the Camaro is back for them to enjoy. I am getting the 5.0 mustang soon, I don't think the 5.0 will be the beast it is without the camaro.
      Peter Crott
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is that a Pontiac G8 in the background?
        Slizzo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Peter Crott
        Why yes, yes it is. Looks like it could be Mike Haddad's G8 from the stripes and Liquid Red paint.
      Jimz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's due to fox news but those redneck voices make me cringe. I picture rat faced Ted nugget when I hear those hillbilly announcer voices.
      ChrisDPrice
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm trying to reconcile the "love" for a vehicle that, in it's latest iteration, has handled like a pig. Apparently, with the latest changes coming in conjunction with the intro of the ZL1, this may now be remedied. And now, the vehicle actually may become worthy of driving joy. But before that, in the 2010-12 models, this has been a vehicle loved mostly by those who have wanted to be seen in the latest "cool toy". The gentleman who was proud to have traded in his E46 M3 for the Camaro did not do so to increase his driving joy. I have extensively driven both, and one only trades in the E46 to look "good". Of course, all this is in my humble opinion.
        l9t8z
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ChrisDPrice
        Your last sentence says it all. There are many many people who would find your comments laughable, including myself.
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ChrisDPrice
        even in Europe the Camaro did pretty well at track copares against latest M3... not to talk about total destruction of e46 M3. In France (neutral to both Camaro and M3) the Euro Spec Camaro SS (LSĀ§/stick) was clearly quicker around the Magny Course Club race track than the standart e92M3 Coupe...BMW was forced to send the e92 M3 with highly expansive (~8,000Euro) Cometition pack (including sticky semi slicks) to get a 0.1s quicker laptime than a standart Camaro SS (LS3/Stick) M3 without options but including Competition Pack 73,000Euro ($96,500) Camaro SS fully loaded 38,990Euro ($51,500) both prices are from Germany including 19%tax guess why I have ordered a Camaro... similar performance, absolutly exotic in Europe (only 1000Camaro exportet a year to Europe of which only a handfull are 45th Anniversary) half the price... after a testdrive a signed the order...
          ChrisDPrice
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Georg
          Of course, both of you fanboys missed my point. @Georg -- the 2012 45th anniversary edition you have ordered (congrats it's nice) has tremendous interior upgrades from the initial 2010 Camaro5. And the new FE4 suspension upgrade apparently works wonders. Read a great review which captured what the majority of expert opinion was initially at launch. Then, @I9t8z, tell me what was laughable. http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/camaro/2010/road-test.html
      Nick Allain
      • 2 Years Ago
      "I even have a Safeway stalker." I want to love the Camaro but it's one weird club to join.
      elightbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny they didn't mention anything about murderers.
        Devin Baker
        • 2 Years Ago
        @elightbo
        I was just thinking that. The episode of top gear where they all buy cars in Florida and they refer to the camaro they've picked up as the murderer's car throughout the entire episode still is one of my favorite pieces of comedy ever.
      l9t8z
      • 2 Years Ago
      I cant wait to go this year.
      nitrostreet
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really can't believe that some actually thought the 2002 Camaro was the last one, I guess being deep into the car scene we may have known things that the "average" car enthusiast didn't know, but it was common knowledge that the current generation Camaro was well into the design stages even before the 2002 Camaro was sold out. I can still remember all of us joking about the idiot who paid $70,000 for the "last Camaro ever built" back in '02
        Chris
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nitrostreet
        Well, they had me fooled, but of course, I was only in high school then too. The consensus back in 2002 was that everyone wanted SUVs, and that muscle/pony cars were a thing of the past. Of course, I never really believed that, when noticing all of the new Mustangs on the road, but who was I make the call? We all thought it was gone good, and it took me years to forgive those bastards for killing two of my favorite cars, especially when one of my dream cars at the time was an all black Trans Am WS6 with t-tops.
          nitrostreet
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Chris
          My brother special ordered a '78 Black Trans Am with no options and a 4-speed, one of the car mags said if you ordered one like this it would run high 13's at the strip (while the fully optioned ones were only running 16's) It easily ran 13's and embarrassed our local "baddest car in town" late one Saturday night back in the 70's. Good times..... When the word came out around 2002 about the next Camaro being more "retro" styled we thought that this could be well worth the wait, but we also wondered why we never once heard about "the next Gen Firebird"...... I think the plans to close down Pontiac were made long before the crisis of 2008.
          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Chris
          That's quite impressive for a car from the late 70s. I hope he held on to it. It might be worth a little something today.
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      nicely shot, nicely narrated, very nicely done overall.... i would've edited down some of the middle portions of the vid though. It's good to this level of vid supporting this event.
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm so happy that I was part of this! It was so much fun with lots cars and great people!
      tylerrtutga
      • 2 Years Ago
      ChrisDPrice. Ur a douche
      Jeff S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The announcer... is... flat.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jeff S.
        I think that's the point... flat, monotone voice adds gravity to his words.
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