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Camaro5 festbook short

  1. 1. CAMARO FEST PHOENIX, AZ 5 II APRIL 2011PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARCUS UBUNGEN AND LUKE PARTRIDGE
  2. 2. I 5TSEF ORAMACAMARO FEST C 5 II On April 15th, 2011, we followed a caravan of 150 fifth-Generation Camaros to Camaro5 Fest in Phoenix, Arizona. An 800-mile pilgrimage to the heart of the Camaro world to better understand its drivers. The following is a collection of photos gathered from the experience.1102 LIRPA ZA ,XINEOHP PHOENIX, AZ APRIL 2011
  3. 3. THE DRIVE ITHE VENUE IITHE PEOPLE IIITHE EVENT IIII THE CARS IIIII
  4. 4. CHAPTER I THE DRIVE
  5. 5. The Desert’s early morning silence is broken by the sounds of 40 rumbling engines. Organized by an off duty California Highway Patrol officer, blockades give us free reign to openCALIFORNIA HIGH DESERT up and take the road.
  6. 6. CASINO CAR SHOW
  7. 7. Every pit stop is anQUARTZSITE, AZ GAS STOP opportunity to stretch, meet the rest of the crew and show off cars. By the time we reach Quartzite we are almost 100 Camaro’s deep.
  8. 8. CHAPTER II THE VENUE
  9. 9. Anticipation fills the air as vendorsSETTING UP VENDOR ROW begin their early morning setup. In less than two hours, 1,000 fans and 500 Camaros will descend on Firebird International Raceway to take in the sites and sounds of Camaro culture.
  10. 10. DRAG STRIP PREP
  11. 11. The sweltering 100-degreeheat takes its toll on anyracing tire. This rubber-ladened ripple strip isproof of just how hotthe Arizona sun can be.
  12. 12. CHAPTER III THE PEOPLE
  13. 13. Proven Wicked’s owner,Shane Wagner, patientlylooks on as he waits to takehis 568-HP pro-chargedSS on its first timed runthrough the autocross.
  14. 14. Winner of the second annual Camaro5modified autocross, Rob Byrd takes amoment to enjoy his victory. He racedhis wife’s 2011,equipped with Hotchkis,Nitto, and BBS to a victory time of 55:98.
  15. 15. DRAG STRIP WORKERS
  16. 16. Volunteers are the heartand soul of this event,from running the timeclocks to handing outwater bottles to thirstyevent goers. Withoutthem the weekend wouldhave been impossible.
  17. 17. AUTOCROSS STARTER
  18. 18. THE WEDDINGIn front of a cheering crowdof spectators, Lisa Wilhelmand Thomas Hendrixexchange their weddingvows. The newlyweds metat a Camaro convention,and it was love at firstsuspension package.
  19. 19. DRAG STRIP WORKER
  20. 20. CHAPTER IIII THE EVENT
  21. 21. The men from gettorq.com hoist up their newestfamily addition as theychange out the wheels andtires in preparation for thevendor-row showcase.
  22. 22. DRAGSTRIP STAGING LANES
  23. 23. AUTOCROSS START LINE
  24. 24. A fan favorite, the 855-HP Lingenfelter supercharged LS9 waits at the staging line. With a history of running deep 9’s in the quarter mile, this car promises to entertain thePURPOSE-BUILT DRAGSTER fans in the bleachers.
  25. 25. AUTOCROSS TIMING AND SCORING A jack-of-all-trades, John Hotchkis takes a minute out of his racing day to call out the times and scores of his fellow autocrossers.
  26. 26. CHAPTER IIIII THE CARS
  27. 27. A household name in the racing community,Hotchkis has a reputation for building thehighest quality parts. Their F-11 Camaro, fittedwith a Magnus supercharger, JBA exhaust and afull suspension package, can silence any skeptic.
  28. 28. EARLY MORNING FIRST DAY
  29. 29. Sun glints off the windshield of this freshly detailed 2012 ZL1. Debuting to the public for the first time, the ZL1 is the pinnacle of performance within the Camaro family.ZL1 PREVIEW
  30. 30. Nothing draws crowdsbetter than loud enginesand smoke clouds andformula D cars do justthat. Piloted by ConradGrunewald, the HankookCamaro SS closes out thetwo day event with a seriesof spectacular drifts. HANKOOK FORMULA D CAR
  31. 31. PURPOSE-BUILT AUTOCROSS CAR
  32. 32. THE RENTAL

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