Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
ZNOLMT
 
ZNOLMT's Avatar
 
Drives: Rally Yellow 2LT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 469
Lightbulb 2010 Yenko Camaro announced (details and images)

PRESS RELEASE:

Westminster, Calif. – (October 28, 2009) General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI) announced today that it will present its official 2010 Yenko Camaro Prototype to the public in the OER booth (# 23795) at the 46th annual SEMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6.

The company will present the modern Yenko almost 44 years to the day that Don Yenko's Corvair Corsa was officially recognized as a Class D Production Competition Car by the SCCA.

The official 2010 Yenko Prototype began its life on a 2010 Camaro SS platform. The vehicle then underwent several significant upgrades including modification to a "Phase I" Yenko Camaro Supercar. Preliminary highlights and specifications of this powerful vehicle include a high performance 600hp supercharged and intercooled LS-based engine, Tremec six speed manual high performance transmission, Hurst short throw shifter, 6-piston big brake package and Magnaflow high-flow cat-back exhaust system.

Plans call for three Phases to be available to take the fifth Generation Camaro from ordinary to extraordinary. This "Phase I" Prototype from GMCI maintains the unique retro appeal Yenko enthusiasts are so passionate about, while including significant performance upgrades to the stock GM specifications and keeping the car affordable. Phase II and III cars will have higher output engines and even more suspension and handling upgrades.

Additional Yenko branded upgrades to this prototype vehicle include: the Yenko stripe package, official emblems and badging, retro-styled 22" Yenko billet aluminum wheels, Yenko leather interior package featuring Yenko Super Car (sYc) embroidered headrests, Yenko/SC sill plates, Yenko/SC embroidered floor mats and more.

Nearly 45 years ago, racing legend Don Yenko embarked on a mission to build a race car that could effectively compete in the 1966 SCCA racing season. His inspiration resulted in the development of the Yenko Stinger, an SCCA race car based on the Corvair Corsa platform. It was in the last quarter of 1965 that Yenko's plans for that vehicle came together changing automotive history forever.

Originally, the 60s era Yenko car was a special order vehicle, designed and built by Don Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, PA. Don Yenko used the Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, a program GM used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc. to special order the vehicles and then modify them into some of the most powerful vehicles available. Today, an original Yenko is one of the most sought after Camaros in the world.

For more information about GMCI or Yenko licensing, please contact GMCI Corporate Headquarters, P.O. box 12049 Westminster, CA. 92683 or info@gmcilicensing.com.
Attached Images
  
ZNOLMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
moto-camaro
CEO of the Internet
 
moto-camaro's Avatar
 
Drives: the Roflcopter
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 1,282
Send a message via AIM to moto-camaro Send a message via MSN to moto-camaro


i definitely agree with the article, hopefully they use GMPP engines to give these the power they deserve
__________________
moto-camaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
futrocpd
P90X
 
futrocpd's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 SLP SS VERT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 773
__________________
2000 Camaro SS/SLP


P90X changed my life. Want to know more, PM me for more info on changing your life for the better
futrocpd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
Orange ss crush
Its all in the paint
 
Orange ss crush's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 IOM SS2 Black Stripes
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ofallon, MO
Posts: 254
Its about time!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by ZNOLMT View Post
PRESS RELEASE:

Westminster, Calif. – (October 28, 2009) General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI) announced today that it will present its official 2010 Yenko Camaro Prototype to the public in the OER booth (# 23795) at the 46th annual SEMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6.

The company will present the modern Yenko almost 44 years to the day that Don Yenko's Corvair Corsa was officially recognized as a Class D Production Competition Car by the SCCA.

The official 2010 Yenko Prototype began its life on a 2010 Camaro SS platform. The vehicle then underwent several significant upgrades including modification to a "Phase I" Yenko Camaro Supercar. Preliminary highlights and specifications of this powerful vehicle include a high performance 600hp supercharged and intercooled LS-based engine, Tremec six speed manual high performance transmission, Hurst short throw shifter, 6-piston big brake package and Magnaflow high-flow cat-back exhaust system.

Plans call for three Phases to be available to take the fifth Generation Camaro from ordinary to extraordinary. This "Phase I" Prototype from GMCI maintains the unique retro appeal Yenko enthusiasts are so passionate about, while including significant performance upgrades to the stock GM specifications and keeping the car affordable. Phase II and III cars will have higher output engines and even more suspension and handling upgrades.

Additional Yenko branded upgrades to this prototype vehicle include: the Yenko stripe package, official emblems and badging, retro-styled 22" Yenko billet aluminum wheels, Yenko leather interior package featuring Yenko Super Car (sYc) embroidered headrests, Yenko/SC sill plates, Yenko/SC embroidered floor mats and more.

Nearly 45 years ago, racing legend Don Yenko embarked on a mission to build a race car that could effectively compete in the 1966 SCCA racing season. His inspiration resulted in the development of the Yenko Stinger, an SCCA race car based on the Corvair Corsa platform. It was in the last quarter of 1965 that Yenko's plans for that vehicle came together changing automotive history forever.

Originally, the 60s era Yenko car was a special order vehicle, designed and built by Don Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, PA. Don Yenko used the Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, a program GM used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc. to special order the vehicles and then modify them into some of the most powerful vehicles available. Today, an original Yenko is one of the most sought after Camaros in the world.

For more information about GMCI or Yenko licensing, please contact GMCI Corporate Headquarters, P.O. box 12049 Westminster, CA. 92683 or info@gmcilicensing.com.
__________________


SS2/ Sunroof/20" polished rims
IOM with black stripe - IOM interior

Order Placed 5/20/09
sitting at 1100
Orange ss crush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #5
Badger

 
Badger's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM SS #14 of 2,027
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,217
Who said GMCI was stupid??
__________________
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms."

-- Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840
Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:50 PM   #6
UCI CamaroFan
Zot!
 
UCI CamaroFan's Avatar
 
Drives: Toyota 4Runner
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 1,317
Do they have any affiliation to the old Don Yenko dealership, or are they just trying to capitalize on a name that isn't theirs?
__________________
UCI CamaroFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #7
camaross2002
camaross2002
 
camaross2002's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 pontiac trans am ws6
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: FL
Posts: 19
Send a message via Yahoo to camaross2002
YESS!!! Finally the one ive been waiting to hear about thank god!!
__________________
"Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
Vince Lombardi
camaross2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
Ferrarimk13
 
Ferrarimk13's Avatar
 
Drives: Hopefully a Camaro in a year
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 727
thats pretty damn cool, never thought they would join the game again.
Ferrarimk13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:53 PM   #9
ljustin293


 
ljustin293's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 VR CAMARO 2SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: GA
Posts: 15,060
awesome !
ljustin293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #10
Badger

 
Badger's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM SS #14 of 2,027
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by UCI CamaroFan View Post
Do they have any affiliation to the old Don Yenko dealership, or are they just trying to capitalize on a name that isn't theirs?
My thoughts exactly...."If you make it they will come"...or pay anyway..
__________________
"One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms."

-- Constitutional scholar and Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, 1840
Badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #11
1320junkie
Account Suspended
 
Drives: The Imperial Army
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Darkside
Posts: 15,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by UCI CamaroFan View Post
Do they have any affiliation to the old Don Yenko dealership, or are they just trying to capitalize on a name that isn't theirs?
I think they bought the rights to Yenko
1320junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #12
cliffy
Chevy Power Forever
 
cliffy's Avatar
 
Drives: 1969 Dusk Blue Z/28, 2015 Red Z/28
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Flagstaff AZ
Posts: 317
Too bad its a Yenko in name only..... If Don Yenko were still alive you have to wonder what would have been. Licensing is one thing, having real heritage is another. Next you will hear they are continuation cars because the name was bought, still does not make them real Yenkos
__________________
Cliffy
cliffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:56 PM   #13
stikSS
9691 & 97586
 
stikSS's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro SS and 2LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cameron, NC
Posts: 2,814
stikSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:58 PM   #14
1320junkie
Account Suspended
 
Drives: The Imperial Army
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Darkside
Posts: 15,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliffy View Post
Too bad its a Yenko in name only..... If Don Yenko were still alive you have to wonder what would have been. Licensing is one thing, having real heritage is another. Next you will hear they are continuation cars because the name was bought, still does not make them real Yenkos
Atleast it's keeping the Legacy alive in a good way...not like they plan on making slouches or camaros that will hurt the name
1320junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Camaro Hood Stripes Package details (+ IMAGES) rolnslo Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 185 04-28-2013 10:25 AM
Answeres to questions I have stumbled on dieseldave24v 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 13 02-23-2009 06:56 PM
2010 Camaro for SEMA -- New Videos: GM Performance Parts teases socialomar Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 142 11-04-2008 11:55 PM
4 SEMA CAMAROS finally unveiled by GM! (hi-res images & details) FenwickHockey65 Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 237 11-03-2008 10:39 PM
URGENT: CAMARO ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Wyndham 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 194 07-21-2008 03:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.