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I am just a girl who loves muscle cars and wants to share her joy. I recently bought a new Camaro and am enjoying the muscle car scene at West Houston Muscle and H-Town Camaro. Other interests include looking pretty, XBOX360, drawing, blinging, and chatting! Come check me out on Facebook too! -TheCamaroKitty

Monday, April 22, 2013

New lights please!

I recently visited  Oracle Lighting of Houston with my husband because we had contacted them about doing some work on our Camaro.   We brought Cammy in for a "lighting upgrade” and they even installed a few other items for us while they had the car. I believe we were even the official first car with work down at the new Houston location.  The people at Oracle were awesome to talk to and work with, and very excited about getting their place open in the Houston area. Here is a break down of the lights and work they did for the Camaro:
Colorshift 2.0 Halo Kit & remote
Installation into headlights
Fog light halos
Installation into fog lights
Afterburner Halo Kit
Installation into tail lights
22 Dynamic Scanner
Reverse Lights
I absolutely love how everything turned out! Take a look at the photos!
 




 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Blast to the Past part III

West Houston Muscle was a club on a mission last weekend. They hosted their third Blast to the Past After Hours on the west side of Houston and wanted to draw a crowd, and they succeeded. The event was from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, held at night in August because they reside in Texas, where the temperature can get scorching hot in the summer months. Having the sun go down before the car show kicks into full gear is a very good option, allowing a break from the heat and an opportunity to enjoy the cars.

The nighttime meet was suppose to begin at seven, but by six thirty in the evening there were already 50 plus cars in the lot of Caliber Collision Center, the location of the event, and there was a line of cars waiting to get in at the gates. The club welcomes cars of multiple generations, makes, and models, and strives to create a family environment for their meet where car enthusiasts of all generations can come and enjoy each others company. Due to this, the variety of cars was an awesome sight along the side of the freeway.  By 8:00 pm the lot was full of 763 cars being displayed and enjoyed. There were also several vendors on location; everything ranging from auto-related companies and supplies to local businesses and shops selling their wares. Monster Energy was even there passing out free drinks to participants and spectators.

The event was well organized and fun to attend. And if they get many more cars attending the next one, they are going to have to expand into another lot to have enough space!

Sponsors for the event included: Caliber Collision, Apex, Bise Welding, The Bug Reaper, Bulldog Car Care, Bumbera’s, CAS Graphics, The Double AA, Fatty’s Motorsports, Jones Hydraulic, Katy Sports Photography, Kingsland Car Wash, Monster Energy, Oreillys Auto Parts, Patio 1, Red Rocket, Revolution Printing, Scout Air, Seantaj Apparel, The Tajipour Law Firm, Texas Automotive Muscle, What A Designs, and Xtreme Trucks.

For more photos from the event, please visit my facebook page at TheCamaroKitty.com







A car lover's bucket list

You know how when you want to do something before you die it is referred to as a bucket list? I was perusing the Internet this morning and found an Autoblog with a list called "The List: 1001 car things to do before you die", aka, the car lover's bucket list. I was intrigued. I just had to click on the link. The list included topics that ranged from learn how to drift and work as a professional stunt driver, to photographing your car like a pro and driving 200 mph. In fact, if you think about it, 1001 things is quite a lengthy list of options. And it got me thinking...what sort of things do I want to do with my car besides what I've already done, and what else do I want to do as a car enthusiast? I can tell you I have enjoyed entering my Camaro into car shows and winning a few awards. I love showing her off and I am proud of my car and the mods that have been added to her. I can also tell you I enjoy going to meets and hanging out with other car lovers. Oh, and I can also tell you that I have attended a major car auction (number 41 on the list) and seriously enjoyed the experience of Mecum. (I was so wishing to have deeper pocketbooks while I was there!) I've also been to a car museum (number 60 on the list). Very fun indeed.
 
 

 
 

So what would be on my car lover's bucket list? I know I definitely want to learn to photograph my car like a pro, and I think I'm getting pretty good at it. It helps to be able to attend lots of shows and get lots of practice taking photos of cars, which I get to do. Also, I definitely would love, love, love to attend SEMA one day, and see all the premier automotive specialty products.The show draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, and I want to go there! If you know anything about SEMA, you know it isn't open to the general public. And finally, I want to restore a classic car. A beauty that I could work on with my own two hands. My uncles used to restore cars with my Grandfather, and I've always loved doing projects. I like the ownership and pride that goes into doing something myself.

I guess I could pull a few from the list for even loftier goals. Maybe one day I could learn how to drift (number 360), drive a tank (number 433), work as a professional stunt driver (number 180) and go ice racing (number 32). I suppose I need to get busy if I'm going to accomplish all this! And my list doesn't even include 1001 things!

Have a super day! Oh, and by the way, what is on your list?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cammy has a mini-me!

Yes, you read the title correctly...Cammy DOES have a mini-me! My friend Matt Watson took a Camaro model car and painted it to match my beloved Camaro. He did a fantastic job painting Cammy's mini-me. The model was originally a yellow car with black stripes and now it is IBM with silver stripes. It looks fantastic, and I mean FAN-TAS-TIC!  Yeah, I know I keep using the word fantastic...but I am just that excited! ;)

Check it out!




Sunday, May 6, 2012

2012 Kemah Camaro Car Show

Well, it was a hot day on May 5th in Kemah, Texas, but hey, it is Texas and we are used to it! It was still a great day for a car show...because all days are good for car shows...and so H-Town Camaro hosted the Annual Kemah Car Show benefiting Kidz Harbor Children's Shelter. The show was from 8am to 5pm, and had an awesome display of Camaros whose owners had personalized their cars to fit their likes and personalities.

I had the honor of even getting to present two trophies myself on behalf of CamaroNews.com. Not to mention I got to photograph all those amazingly beautiful cars!

Congrats to all the winners!

The Camaro Kitty Award
Kevin Trosclair

CamaroNews.com "Bad Ass Camaro" Award
Ina Kennedy

HTCC AwardsKevin Trosclair
Larry Dye
David Person
Nicholas Benner
Chris Harrell
Monica Jordan
Greg Coffman
Juan Martinez
Mike Lee
Russ Budro

Non-Member AwardsJohn Milford
Donald Brunswick
Christy Moses
Charles Eppler
Keith Thedford
Michael Rodriguez
Melissa Niday
Karen Foster
Alex Neer
Ed Savag

Best PaintBarbara Slusser

Best EngineLarry Dye

Best of ShowHenry Rodriguez

To see more pictures go to my Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheCamaroKitty

To see the award videos go to my YouTube page.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCamaroKitty










Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Game on!

I so want this....I think I just fell in love with an Xbox 360....and it's not like I need another one...but this 360 must have been made with me in mind! ;)





This Transformers-inspired console sees a 250GB slim Xbox 360 placed inside the shell of a remote-controlled Bumblebee Camaro. You turn on this custom machine by pressing the gas cap. Once you switch it on, you will find the disc tray is concealed within the front grill of the car--to open it you just have to hit the Chevy logo. The rear window of the Camaro is fitted with an 8-inch LCD screen, and below that, underneath the rear bumper, is access to the HDMI and USB ports.

By the way, did I mention that it drives? :)

Check the link below for the full story. So loving it!

http://www.pcworld.com/article/245589/xbox_360_camaro_casemod_has_more_than_meets_the_eye.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mecum 2012



Mecum Auctions came to Houston, Texas, for the very first time this year, and I was lucky enough to win tickets (thank you WHM president for the win!).  It was also my very first time going to a Mecum Auction.

Lots of amazing cars were up for auction, including some very nice looking Camaros. (Of course I had to mention Camaros, I am Camaro Kitty...what were you expecting? ;) Some of my favorites, aside from the Camaros, were the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car, the 1931 Cadillac V12 Roadster, and the 1980 Excalibur Phaeton Convertible. I enjoyed looking at many more cars, but I am sure you would rather just view the pictures than read a list of favorites. ;)



Aside from looking at the cars for sale, I also got to sit front row at the auction and watch the bidding. It was a good thing I wasn't registered to bid, or the temptation would have been too great! (No, I didn't bid, this Kitty needs to save up some money!) The seats were awesome though, and there was some fast paced bidding going on all around me! 

The top sale was a 2010 Ferrari California Spyder that went for $177,500 and second highest was a 1931 Cadillac V12 Roadster 368 CI, 3-Speed that sold for  $165,000. They both came from the Sterling McCall Old Car Museum Collection.





I thoroughly enjoyed going to the auction, and will definitely be attending again the next time they are in town!

Go to http://www.facebook.com/TheCamaroKitty to view the other photos from the auction.