Living The Dream: 2010 Camaro

Living The Dream: 2010 Camaro

James McGhee • Bentonville, AR

Photography by Jim Knight

I’ve been a muscle car lover since I can remember. When I was little, I would buy Hot Wheels cars and the racing tracks to race them. I would dream that one day I would own one. As I grew up I would drool over Camaros and Corvettes. After high school I joined the work force ever so slowly working my way to one day owning the car of my dreams.

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When the movie Transformers came out and the new model for the 2010 Camaro was revealed, I knew that was the dream car I would own. On December 8th, 2009, my dream became a reality. Originally, my Camaro was the base model with an added feature of a sunroof. As I was making the final deal, I asked the salesman if I could get white racing stripes added. He replied "Would this be a deal breaker?" I replied "Yes," “well then you’re gonna get your stripes.” Once the stripes were installed I hit the street in my Cyber Grey Metallic 2010 Camaro.

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As I began modifications, I wanted people to look at my car and say "Wow, look at that." The first modifications came with new 20" Cattivo wheels and Hankook tires. I was immediately hooked on making this Camaro all mine; just the way I wanted it! Over the next year the changes just kept coming. The biggest change was adding the vertical "Lambo" doors to the car to give it that wow factor I was looking for.

I once took my car to a body shop to inquire about having some work done. The shop owner smirked at my car and asked "does it transform?" I politely said "no, but it can do this" as I raised my doors to the sky. Needless to say he was speechless. Another modification was to change the factory seats to leather. I chose the dreaded color of white. Again I wanted that wow factor.

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Another great modification is my custom airbrushed hood liner. I began my search online and found an amazing artist from Canada named Corrado. I commissioned him to replicate my car on the underside of my hood. I have accented the graphics with an array of white LED lights around the engine bay that also lights up the night and accents the chrome I have also installed. I am an electrical designer; since lighting is in my blood I have also installed white undercarriage LED's, white interior dome and floorboard LED's, white LED reverse lights and LED sequential tail lights.

Just this year I was introduced to the car show world. Every weekend I spend shining up the car and driving to the destination to let people enjoy my hard work. People are always asking me if I’m done modifying my car; the answer is no. There will always be something I want to modify or add. It definitely keeps my mind busy; as I continue to live my dream in this 2010 Chevy Camaro.

 

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