Matt Bezkvovny of San Louis...
Matt Bezkvovny of San Louis Obispo, California, caught the Camaro bug after getting some autocross rides from our own Mary Pozzi. Since then, he picked up this ’70 and has been steadily adding parts and making it faster. So far, he’s dropped in a 383 stroker backed up by a Tremec TKO-600 trans and suspension widgets to help it handle better.
The weather starts getting drier, the temps creep up, but it’s not really spring until a Goodguys event kicks off the car show season in Southern California. Yep, it’s that time of the year again, and even though SoCal winters don’t involve snow blowers or ice scrapers, we still get excited about spring just like the rest of the country.
This year, Goodguys switched things up a bit by passing on the Costa Mesa event and adding a second Del Mar show later in the season. This seemed to ratchet up the attendance as evidenced by the thousands of cars strewn about the scenic seaside fairgrounds. There was a huge vendor area, a parts corral, beautiful cars, ugly food, and our favorite: the petite, yet always exciting autocross.
With the Costa Mesa event gone, the annual Editor’s Shootout Autocross was moved south. And this year they decided to give editors who can’t build fast cars a chance by not allowing personal cars and mandating that each editor make a lap in a donated Ford, Mopar, and Chevy. Clutches were smoked, parts busted, and several cars sidelined, but in the end Camaro Performers magazine staffer, Mary Pozzi, took the prize, giving us our fourth straight win.
On the car show side, Camaros were well represented with F-bodies taking top honors in several categories.
Add in sunshine, and the result was three days of automotive nirvana.
We can just tell it’s going to be a great season!
Goodguys rule, for the Del...
Goodguys rule, for the Del Mar show is ‘72 or older, so there weren’t many modern Camaros on hand. We found this new Synergy Edition lurking over in the GM Performance Parts trailer. Look for these to start popping up at Chevy dealers as they’re released this summer.
Want to rock some IROCs? Well,...
Want to rock some IROCs? Well, this show had you covered with their swap meet section. Remember back when 16-inch wheels were considered big?
The only other new car we...
The only other new car we saw at this event was the fifth-gen test mule owned by Hotchkis Performance. Wearing BBS wheels wrapped in Nitto NT05 rubber, this SS is running their TVS suspension package. Too bad it wasn’t allowed on the autocross.