Pro Touring

Styling in Photoshop – Camaro

One of the great things about Photoshop is that you can see how things look before spending money doing them for real. I’ve been playing with a shot of my Camaro to see how it would look in a few guises.

Here is the original shot:

1967 Camaro

Lowered and with Foose Nitro wheels:

Pro Touring Camaro

Changed colour to black:


Bare metal with a smattering of rust due to the exposed metal:


Nineties style Pro Street pink:


Larger versions are available in the flickr set.

Welcome to Mad Town

So here we are in Madison, WI or Mad Town as it is nick named. The Hot Rod Power Tour doesn’t even start until tomorrow and already the streets have been brought to life with the rumble of V8s and the glare of candy paints. The guys at Hot Rod and Bang Shift put together a little cruise in for us early birds tonight at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton.

A fine evening of weather brought out some awesome cars and people. First inspection of the car park drew us straight to Ring Brothers stand where they had two mind blowing Pro Touring cars on display, a 69 Camaro and a 67 Mustang Fastback. The attention to detail on these cars is second to none. We went to eat after that and shared a table with Bob and Sue who own a great Kermit green Chevy Nova. It was great to chat to them and realise that car guys are car guys all over the world. After eating we met up with Jim and Maureen who have a super clean 69 Camaro SS, they’re hear for the Long Haul. Jim seems to be driving though even though the licence plate reads “Her SS”.

Further wandering around he car park brought us to a nice looking puke green 71 Hemi Cuda convertible with what looked like a four speed. The owner asked me if I liked Hemis, who’s going to say no! He said this was the only Hemi car he had that wasn’t numbers matching,  this car had a 572 with a 5 speed box. Back home this Cuda shares garage space with two other Hemi Cudas, two Hemi Challengers and a 69 Hemi Charger. He didn’t need to tell me his name, I said, pleased to meet you, you must be Mr Hemi.

It was great to check out the new Camaro in the flesh, very nicely proportioned and a great looking car.  Another favorite was a 59 Chevy Brookwood, ratty as hell with a surf board on the roof, gnarly dude.

More photos in the flickr set here.