Pittsburgh, PA has been associated with steel mills since 1911 when Andrew Carnegie merged smaller steel companies into U.S. Steel. Today Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and U.S. Steel is the largest steel producer in the nation. With the automotive industry being one of the largest consumers of steel products, what better place to have a Camaro Club than Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania. While the ideal Camaro driving weather is only a few months out of the year, the Pittsburgh, PA Camaro Club is a great way to show off your Camaro and enjoy the warm weather that just does not last long enough in the Northeast.
The Camaro made its debut in September of 1966 and aside from a few years in the 2000s when it was discontinued, the Camaro remains a popular American muscle car. While there are many theories behind where the Camaro name came from, the most widely accepted answer is that it means “friend, pal or comrade” in old French. The debut of the Camaro came about because of the release of the Ford Mustang in 1964 and was meant to be a direct competitor. While the Camro has gone through a majority of updates and changes over the years, one thing that has stayed consistent is a Camaro owners love for their car. The Pittsburgh, PA Camaro Club welcomes those who own any year and any type of Camaro from authentic restorations to those that are completely customized.
Over the years there has also been a number of famous and customized Camaros. Probably the most famous is the black and yellow Camaros featured in the Transformers series of movies. In 2007, the main character of the movie drives what is supposed to be a 1977 Camaro Z28 finished in yellow with black stripes that he finds out is a Transformer robot called Bumblebee. When the original Bumblebee is destroyed it is replaced by a 2007 Camaro featuring the same yellow and black paint scheme as the all-new Bumblebee. 2007 was also the year that Chevrolet brought back the Camaro from its hiatus that started in 2002. Chevrolet even offered a special verson of the Bumblebee Transformer Camaro that fans of the movie could purchase from their local Chevrolet dealership. There is also a series of high-performance Camaros that are referred to as COPO, or Central Office Production Order Camaros. These high-performance, pseudo race cars are built to NASCAR racing standards and give their owners up to 530 horsepower to tear up the road with.
The Pittsburgh, PA Camaro Club welcomes all Camaro owners whether you have one that needs some repair or restoration, a factory race car COPO Camaro, a full restored original Camaro or eveb a super customized street machine. The Pittsburgh, PA Camaro Club gives all Camaro owners the opporunity to come together and show off their cars and share stories. offer tips on repairs and customization and even trade parts, or offer repair assistance to other Camaro owners. Joining a group of car lovers like the Pittsburgh, PA Camaro Club gives you the opportunity to make new friends, show off your car and enjoy the great summer weather.