Thanks for another great turnout for the 22nd Camaro Nationals. Many had concerns back in March, when the decision was made to go ahead with the show. Local shows have been strong, but crossing state lines and staying in hotels added another level of concern, and had the possibility of dampening things down. Fortunately for all, things worked out well. Pre-registration matched 2019 – virtually to the car number, and great weather brought a strong ‘day of show’ turnout.
Two new volunteers really kicked in with help this year….Dale Murphy and Benny Pfeiffer. Dale worked with new sponsors and advertisers, getting them what they needed to be successful; and Benny kicked things up in the main Exhibit Hall (building 9) with a fantastic array of Yenko’s, COPO’s, quality Z/28’s, and SS’s. We also had a few Rest-Mods, and the Classic Headquarters Funny Car on display. The hall was as full of spectators as I have ever seen it – and the turn out on Friday afternoon was probably the best ever.
Thanks to the several generous sponsors and local businesses – who donated product and gift certificates; we were able to raise and donate $7,200 to the Silence of Mary Home. The largest bid this year was over $1500, for a set of Goodyear Tires donated by Kelsey Tire. That was an all time record for our auction. Thank you Kelsey Tire! Silent auctions, 50/50’s and donations raised an additional several hundred additional dollars for “Hero Dogs” – an organization that raises and trains service dogs for needy veterans, police, fire, and other service related individuals. Everyone loved meeting the Hero Dogs, especially their newest puppy in training.
The Camaro Nationals and the American Camaro Association would would like to thank all the Sponsors and Advertisers that supported the 2021 event. Registration fees cannot begin to cover the overhead and expenses of events like these. Take the time to thank sponsors when you see them at meets, or are ordering parts for your next upgrade. Let them know that sponsorships and advertisements are appreciated.
Again, we truly appreciate everyone’s support of the Camaro Nationals, and look forward to seeing you again next year. 2022 information and registration forms will be available in October.