Saturday, September 29, 2012

Camaro Z-28

IMG_8639 as Smart Object-1

Today we attended the first annual car show at Rancho Los Amigos. The theme was "Rebuilding cars, rebuilding lives." It was a festive event sponsored by the Rancho Los Amigos Brain Injury Service and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department County Services Bureau.

IMG_7137 as Smart Object-1I enjoyed wandering past the variety of vintage cars on display, many older than me.

I was excited to see a Camaro Z-28 on display.  I was immediately drawn to it because I learned to drive in my mother's '69 Camaro Z-28. It was a classic back then and I had a lot of fun driving it. My mom drove the Camaro until 1987, when she sold it for the same price she paid for it in 1972.

IMG_8661 as Smart Object-1This is what my Mom's Z-28 looked like (with a couple of family members in front).  Green, raised Corvette hood, with black racing stripes...not exactly what you expect your mom to drive. My mom liked cars with power.

According to Wikipedia, the Camaro was first introduced in 1966. It was Chevrolet's answer to the Ford Mustang. When the name "Camaro" was unveiled at a press conference in June of 1966, the automotive press asked Chevrolet's product managers, "What is a Camaro?" The answer:  a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.

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