Camaro Special Editions
BY MATT AVERY
PUBLISHED BY CARTECH AUTO BOOKS & MANUALS - 2023 ©
Ever since its launch in 1967, Camaro has always been a friend to driving enthusiasts. Chevy’s performance-minded had their bonafide bowtie pony car and right away it was off to the races, crafting and creating versions that went above and beyond in getting hearts racing.
Camaro proved to be the perfect canvas for all sorts of special editions and has remained that way throughout six generations of the iconic and world-wide loved model. In Camaro Special Editions author and expert Matt Avery spotlights the most significant, closely exploring the pinnacles and highpoints of the model’s lineage.
Starting with the classics, the story is told of the venerable Z-28, the Corvette-sourced L89 and JL8 and the factory COPO zeniths including the legendary ZL1. Moving to the realm of outside heavy hitters, Matt profiles the efforts of dealer partners like Nickey, Dana, Gorries, Baldwin-Motion, Yenko and the works of motor maverick drag racer, Dick Harrell.
From its very first year, Camaro has played a starring role in Indy 500 celebrations and included is a comprehensive look at the many different pace and festival variants that have been present and accounted for at the famed Brickyard speedway.
A new body style in the 1980s brought further special editions including the race-ready ‘Player’s Series’ and subsequent 1LE option.
Fast forward to the Camaro’s fourth generation and activities accelerate even quicker with contemporary tuners like Callaway and SLP joining the fray along with dealer powerhouse programs from Berger Chevrolet and GMMG, Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, and more.
The very latest Camaros are documented, too, including the resurrected ZL1 and Z/28, SVE’s reimagined Yenko street terror, and Chevrolet Performance’s all-out COPO racecar.
Factory packages such as the Hot Wheels and Transformers aren’t left out and all the anniversary editions are examined, each marking milestones in the model’s fifty-six-year journey in becoming the thumping heartbeat of American sportscar prowess.
It’s been quite a ride with no letting up anytime soon and this book is the must-have resource and authoritative guide for celebrating Camaro and its many fantastic and storied special editions.
Author MATT AVERY
FOREWORD BY ADAM BARRY & SCOTT SETTLEMIRE
224 PAGES | SOFT COVER | RETAIL: $36.95 - ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2023
This impressive book showcases an exceptional collection of all-new original photography that was captured by the experienced author with an exclusive focus on this project.
To ensure the highest quality and most authentic representation of the Camaros, Matt personally traveled from coast to coast throughout the United States and even ventured into Canada in his tireless pursuit to find and photograph the very best examples of each vehicle covered in this comprehensive and authoritative resource.
With an expert eye for detail and a passion for the subject matter, Matt meticulously selected the most stunning and pristine Camaros, capturing them in stunning and dynamic ways that bring the vehicles to life on the pages of this book. The result is a breathtaking and unparalleled visual experience that truly showcases the beauty and power of these legendary muscle cars.
Readers can immerse themselves in this stunning imagery and marvel at the exquisite attention to detail that Matt has put into every shot. This book is truly a must-have for any enthusiast of the Camaro, muscle cars, or automotive photography in general.