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Matt Avery to Debut New Seminar at Gold School: 'The Rise & Fall of GMMG'

Updated: May 8, 2023

The author & journalist will examine the heritage & highlights of the performance shop.
A 2002 Camaro ZL1 Supercar by Berger and GMMG

Automotive author and journalist Matt Avery will debut a brand new high-octane seminar at this year's Bloomington Gold 50th Corvette and Camaro Show, held June 10th and 11, 2022, in Bloomington, Illinois.

As part of the event's educational 'Gold School' classes, Avery will present an hour-long seminar entitled the 'Rise and Fall of GMMG', based on his in-depth research for his new book, Camaro: Special Editions.

In this foundational session, he'll examine the heritage and highlights of one of the most prolific powerhouses of 4th-gen Camaro performance, detailing the GMMG's origins, their rapid scaling to team up with top-tier dealer partners like Berger Chevrolet and Earnhardt Chevrolet and the legacy left behind of their pedal to the metal F-body ambitions.

Pulling from his robust image archive, Avery will closely detail hallmarks of each of their Camaro programs, examining the likes of the milestone-celebrating Berger SS, the red-hot Hot Rod Edition, the inspired by heritage ZL1 Supercar, the bad-to-the-bone Intimidator SS and the radical, all-out wide-body Dick Harrell Edition.

GMMG experienced nothing short of a meteoric rise to stardom in the early 2000s with a fall equally as abrupt and their wild ride and lasting impact makes this one seminar attendees will not want to miss.

Learn more about Gold School and see the full seminar schedule here. During the two-day event, Avery will also be presenting his popular 'Origins of COPO: The Quest for 427' seminar, in which he explores the legendary muscle cars produced through Chevrolet's Central Office operations of the 1960s.

About Bloomington Gold

Bloomington Gold is an annual automotive gathering celebrating its 50th year in 2022. Held in Bloomington, Illinois, at the Redbird Arena, the two-day event spotlights Chevrolet's Corvette and Camaro models, including festivities like a Historic Route 66 Road Tour, an evening Gold Gala and prestigious judging for the iconic models.

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