Katie O’Neill, PR exec extraordinaire at Weber Shandwick, has hooked me up with a 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS for a week, as part of a GM program to get people to try out and talk about their cars. Yippee!
You may be wondering, “Peter in an All-American muscle car?” What can I tell you? I don’t pass up chances to drive cars with 400-hp V8 powerplants. I may be mild-mannered, but I’m not stupid. And I’m very curious to see how the Camaro performs in facets other than straight-line acceleration. I’ve heard good things about the latest generation and love the way it looks…now is my chance to take a spin in something I’ve never even remotely considered buying. (Side note: I’ve always said that the only American car I’d ever buy is the Corvette. Test driving its little brother — with essentially the same engine, btw — ain’t too shabby.) Win-win situation for me and GM.
I get the car next week and will do my best to post my impressions each day. Should be a blast. I hope I don’t get any speeding tickets.
My buddy Jim suggests I put together a Camaro playlist to enhance/commemorate the experience. Would love any recommendations you have. Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, …
My only regret is not being able to grow a mullet in time.