With the past few Camaro concepts I’ve submitted, I’ve admittedly tried to push the envelope a little. With that in mind, here’s a bit of an off-speed pitch to keep you guessing. I’ve had a few requests for old-school street machines and pavement-curling quarter-milers. Well, it just so happens that I had this little beastie sitting around from an archived project I completed for Mr. Norm’s Garage.
We pitched this concept to the late Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins himself and tried to capture the no-nonsense attitude of his prolific ’68 with this fifth-gen interpretation. Two words: Grump Lump. Aside from the trademark hoodscoop, I designed a nose stripe that was reminiscent of the original but wraps under the grille almost as a graphic replacement for the bumper on a first-gen Camaro. Another memorable element was the blacked-out rocker and the side graphics.
For a true Pro Stock look, the mirrors were ditched and the wheelwells are stuffed with massive meats in the rear and skinnies in the front with none other than chrome Cragar SS wheels.