You can never go wrong by putting iconic rally stripes on your Camaro. The only problem is everyone else has the same idea and it’s easy for your car to become lost in the crowd. When Bret Voelkel of Air Ride Technologies decided to build a killer first-gen Camaro−one to replace the one pilfered a year ago−he didn’t want it to blend into the scenery. Instead, he wanted the car to be emblazoned with unique touches to make it stand out from the rest. One of his ideas was to do something a wee bit different with the “same old, same old” rally stripes.

Last year, the crew at Precision Coachworks, a hot rod building company also owned by Bret, built a killer ’70 Chevelle as the Goodguy’s giveaway car which incorporated bare-metal stripes. The stripes were a hit on the Chevelle and with everyone who saw it in person, so he and the the crew at Precision decided to try them out on their new ’68 Camaro.


The most important step is starting with a good foundation. Since the stripes will be bare metal, there’s no way to hide bodywork or repairs. Also, of paramount importance, is to have the right tools and correct materials on hand. So, if you want to try something different on your Camaro, read along and see how Precision Coachworks nailed down a killer look that’s slightly off the beaten path.