Rebirth of Slick

Classic lines and new-school styling have come together to put the Gen 2 Camaro back on the streets in a big way.

Story: Evan “Evo” Yates
Photography: David Yates

Second-generation ’Maros (1970–’81) suffer from middle-child syndrome. Hardly are they found fetching the big dollars of their older brothers (1967–’69) on the auction block, nor did they ever achieve the respect that the third-generation (1982–’92) Camaros did. Truth is, the second go-round Camaro has historically been a faint blip on the custom-car radar. But with the recent popularity of Bumble Bee’s second-gen facade in Transformers, coupled with the long-awaited debut of the version five, the buzz surrounding the Camaro moniker has indisputably been revived. And with plenty of suitable starter rides out there for under $10K, the ’70–’81s might have found a new home within the big-wheel scene…

To read more, pick up a copy of RIDES Dec/Jan 2010, on sale now.


  • http://moore.more.styles@gmail.com hasthebarber

    i had a 70 burlinetta that i wished looked was a z28,i looked like it but wasnt that car but was still dope,but these cars are so dope its incredible.

    • http://YAHOO CHEVY MANE

      I GOT A 81 Z-28 RUNNIN 2 I LOVE MY CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miss Aniya

    I have to say this is one of Jarvis’s best cars! It looks good and the ride is just right! Way to go sweet heart, keep up the outstanding work!

    • http://Rides Rodney

      I was wondering if you knew how to get in touch with Jarvis I have a Camaro I want him to do for me, if you do email it to me

  • CHEVY MANE

    I GOT 1 OV THEM BADD BOYZ THEY ARE JUS A BLIP OTTA ALL THA OL SKOOLZ U NEVER SEE THEM THEY WILL B BACK WE STILL RUNNIN ROUND LONG LIVE THA BOWTIE BITCHES!!!!

  • Jamel

    I love this magazine. I been a reader since 2003, and a car junkie since 83′ when my pops had a money green buick regal, but what i wanted to ask was when are the new donk magazines coming back? And also y’all need to show virginia some love too. because its alot of boys who ride big out here!!! So show some love homie!!!!! P.S. keep bring us those great articles much love!!!!

  • fafy

    yep these cars are hot, i agree they are overshadowed by their older brothers (67-69) but my 79 z-28 is a thingt of beauty and boy howdy does it run. thanks for the story.

  • dickpooker

    thats a tight caar mane,, camros

  • Garfield from the MOBB

    That shit is proper than a muthafuckin. I got a 88 Camaro and need my shit to be that fuckin HOT. I want to know who did that Interior and Paint on that shit.