Congrats to our good friend, Mike Judge ! ! !

Mike Judge is having a work anniversary.
31 years this August at General Motors of Canada !

Congrats Mike on your years of service and for the thousands of things you went above and beyond on for Camaro owners all over the world! It was a pleasure meeting you – and I look forward to my next opportunity to visit you in Canada again… perhaps in 2015!


C7 Corvette – Ron Fellows driving school

A friend I helped with his new C7 Corvette purchase wrote me about his recent trip to Ron Fellows Driving school…. this makes me want to win the lottery even more….nothing would complete my bucket list more than getting to do this every weekend…here’s his letter…


The Ron Fellows school road trip went really well… no issues.  Three days out and three days back, to Pahrump, Nevada… with side trips to Death Valley and Las Vegas (to visit a friend I worked with in New Berlin).

Not sure if you follow the Stingray forum… I posted comments and link to a video from one of my track sessions there.

Car performed flawlessly during entire trip… 31.0 mpg on the way out… 30.5 for entire road trip (see photo of trip display).  Also, my car with Death Valley in the background.


The next generation 2016 Camaro……

While the outgoing Chevrolet Camaro has consistently outsold the fifth-generation Ford Mustang, with the sixth-gen Mustang now out, the Camaro needs an update more than ever. Well, in 2016, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is set to … — Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:09:15 -0700 reports, that GM is to offer a 4-cyl 2.0 liter turbocharged engine for their new 2016 Camaro. It is gonna develop 272 horsepower. Naturally, this engine is a logical rivalry responce to Mustang's 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine … — Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:08:41 -0700

The magazine has also come up with a speculative rendering of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. The rendering suggests that the new pony car will be a departure from the current car in terms of design and would have distinct features like a … — Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:46:59 -0700

A “Holy” Camaro…..And an Oshawa gift!

Pastor Janis Kinens recently traded in his BMW for a new Camaro at Newman Chevrolet in Cedarburg – Wisconsin’s well-known Camaro dealer. Janis loved the car so much, he shared his excitement in his weekly newsletter at his church:


Advent Lutheran Church /Events and information for the week of May 14, 2014
This week at Advent…
Yes, it’s true, the “Church Bus” is no more.  At least not at my house.  After 11 years of faithful service (8 of them as my ride) the BMW is going to a new home.  As you will be able to read in tomorrow’s News Graphic I have gone full circle in my love affair with cars.  Fitting I think, that at the later stages of driving I return to where I began.  My dad was a “Chevy Man” back when people were consistent and loyal to a brand and a dealership.  Our first car in America was a well used, almost “used up,” 1948 Chevrolet.  


Our first new car ever was a 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne.  And now I return to my youthful roots with a very nice nostalgic ride, the retro-return of the 1969 Camaro of muscle car fame!  And what a nice set of wheels it is.  I made the mistake of driving out to see Chad Curran of Newman Chevrolet who is a member of Advent “just to look.”  He greeted me with a knowing smile and a set of keys for a 2014 Camaro.  “Just take it home and see if you like it,” he said.  


I was in love even before I got to the Bentz farm down the road a piece.  At entry-level pricing (half of what the BMW stickers for) this car is everything that the church bus was and more.  It’s nice to ride in American Iron once again!  Speaking of which I will be riding in another American Iron vehicle this memorial Day.  A very different kind of ride called a Huey.  Whenever I hear helicopter blades above me in the sky I remember the sense of goodness and security that sound brings with it.  I was on the ground in Vietnam and the Huey Helicopters kept us protected and safe.  

I felt honored when Jim Lee of the American legion Post 288 here in Cedarburg asked me to be one of the passengers when the helicopter flies over Cedarburg.  This Sunday we will consider the question of salvation with our Thought of the Day being borrowed from a book by the same title:  “If Grace is true: Why God will save every person.”  It is a book we studied a while back in our Adult Forum Bible Study, and an excellent read about God’s unconditional love.  See you in church on Sunday!  Pastor Janis and Aina.

Janis also wrote a nice article about the car in the local paper! So I forwarded this to my buddy in Oshawa, Mike Judge – Mike put together a little gift for Janis, and I presented it to him with Chad Curran, owner of Newman Chevrolet, who had the gift framed. Here is the video of that “surprise” gift to Janis:

Also a few pictures:



Camaro – RECALL ! 500,000+ cars :(

General Motors will recall all current generation Chevrolet Camaros because a driver’s knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power.

The issue, which may primarily affect drivers sitting close to the steering column, was discovered by GM during internal testing following the ignition switch recall earlier this year.

“Discovering and acting on this issue quickly is an example of the new norm for product safety at GM,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety.

The Camaro ignition system meets all GM engineering specifications and is unrelated to the ignition system used in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars included in the ignition switch recall.

GM is aware of three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries that it believes may be attributed to this condition.

The company will change the Camaro key to a standard design from one in which the key is concealed in the FOB and is opened by pushing a button. The change will make the ignition key and FOB independent of each other, so that inadvertent contact with the FOB won’t move the key from the “run” position.  There are 464,712 Camaros from the 2010-2014 model years in the U.S. included in the recall. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total recall population is 511,528.

A limited production Camaro?

Memorial Weekend Message…..

From a time when our leader was strong, and not a coward, a time when our country prospered, and not lived in despair, at a time when no one would mess with the USA…… I pray for a real leader to bring this country back, a leader that PROTECTS the U.S. Constitution and not tries to destroy it, a President that honors Freedom of religion, not tries to silence it. And a President that realizes this country was built on the right to bear arms, something that helped make and keep this country FREE for over 200 years. A country where no man is forced to sell a business because others demand it, because that my friends, is NOT the land of the FREE.

Thanks to our Military members around the world. Thanks to those that Served, are serving now, and those who gave their lives to serve – you are not forgotten. May God bless you and your families.

Road America Camaro Corral – August 9-10 2014


The Camaro Corral is BACK at Road America, when the newly formed TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes over Road America’s 4-mile circuit for what will be the most incredible weekend of sports car racing in the world. Fans will get to see the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race on Saturday, Aug. 9, with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event on Sunday plus races from the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, IMSA Prototype Lites and the Mazda MX-5 Cup all weekend.

The CORRAL will be OFFICIALLY OPEN August 9th and 10th.

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You can buy tickets now, but there MAY be a CORRAL ticket option on the Road America site soon….

I am also told I may again have a limited amount of tickets (limit a max of two per person), and if you have attended one of the two previous years, you will get “seniority” over newbies. Email me at and let me know what years you attended (will verify from my lists) and what kind of Camaro you have. Also if you want one or two tickets. People who “no-showed” the last two years will be at the back of the line this year. You will sign in when you arrive. We will make sure people who truly appreciate this has the chance to return. As soon as I have details on the Corral tickets, I will let you know -

You never know what kind of freebie’s we’ll have for you for attending….. Vendors, if you want to have samples given out to our special Camaro attendee’s, please contact me at

And rumor has it that Indy / Grand Am driver Jeff Bucknum might be stopping by ! We may also have other Camaro drivers from the race visit as well!

I’ll post more as I get the final details -

2014 Car Corral Parking

TRANSFORMERS RETURNS – and you can bet a new TE Camaro will too!

You can bet that with the new movie, will be Chevy using it for another successful marketing too – and yet another Transformers Edition Camaro -


Chevrolet and a Camaro that converts into the iconic Bumblebee will once again turn heads when the Transformers movie franchise returns to screens around the globe in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” from director Michael Bay, in theaters June 27.

The latest film also features Chevrolets sold around the world including a Corvette Stingray that converts to Autobot Crosshairs, a Trax and a Sonic outfitted as a Rally Car.

The fifth-generation Camaro converted into Bumblebee in the 2007 film “Transformers,” the 2009 film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and the 2011 film “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The latest edition features two Camaros specifically built for the film, one a heavily modified vintage 1967 Camaro SS and the other a futuristic concept Camaro.

“The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. “Now for the fourth time, you’ll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet’s lineup.”

Said LeeAnne Stables, executive vice president of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships for Paramount Pictures: “The Chevrolet partnership with this iconic Michael Bay movie franchise has become one of the longest-running and most innovative movie-brand relationships in film history. This new Chevy campaign will definitely bring new and exciting elements to a global audience of Transformers movie fans around the world.”

In addition to providing vehicles for the production, General Motors’ locations for filming included GM Design at the Warren Technical Center, the Milford Proving Ground and the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant.

Be a Stoner, not a Cloner, says GM – VOTE in a poll

GM says you can’t buy parts to make your Camaro “look” like a Z/28….. so they have “BANNED” regular sales of key parts of the Z/28. Those parts are:

22958646 ROTOR-FRT BRK

22958647 ROTOR-RR BRK









23468210 EMBLEM – FRT GRILL (Flow Tie)


22873225 WHEEL-FRT

22873227 WHEEL-RR

23179322 FLARE ASM-F/FDR

23179323 FLARE ASM-F/FDR





22908036 EMBLEM ASM – E/Gate


22894294 SEAT ASM-FRT

22894302 SEAT ASM-FRT



23468208 GRILLE – FRT UPR

22925211 PLATE – F/FDR VEH NA

22972716 COVER – D/SEAT BK

22972708 COVER – P/SEAT BK



23104737 SPOILER – F/END

22997723 FASCIA – FRT BPR

22985096 FASCIA – RR BPR LWR


22966600 COVER – A/CL HSG


Now, I can see why, but it’s about as stupid as Camaro5 banning people because Tran gets butt-hurt! I’m betting some manufacturers will have have aftermarket parts out before the car hits the lot. So, GM will lose out on additional profits and will hurt dealers buy stopping them from being in the business of selling parts. After all, they had big markups on all the ZL1 parts that were bought by the “cheaper” Camaro owners. This makes about as much sense to me as Obama forcing mandatory health care down our throats. After all, the “huge” accessory parts catalog at the Camaro’s release flopped as much of it never made it to the dealers parts department, which caused Chevy to miss the boat on a good accessory parts market. Don’t get me wrong, they had SOME parts, but there certainly was a far greater market that they decided not to tap in to.

Let’s have a survey – and please share. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

online poll by Opinion Stage


Thanks to our Military Members

I get emails all the time from guys serving, many overseas, asking about Camaro’s and Corvette’s. It is MY HONOR to speak with you!

I’d like to thank those who serve, have served, and to those who gave their lives for our freedom! Especially the elite, including all those Navy Seals !


Incredibly BRAVE people, that’s who!


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