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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, 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.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

You can build that with LEGOS?!?

Ok, so this hits high on the list of impressive things to build with the wonderful toy of LEGOS.  A guy, a known LEGO master who goes by the internet name of Crowkillers, managed to build a 2009 Chevrolet Camaro using only advanced LEGO Technic pieces. Did I mention that it is real-size?  Because it is. I gotta say, pretty cool to that one! It must have taken several thousand pieces as well as lots of time and effort! Check out the pictures...




LEGO Chevrolet Camaro

Monday, March 19, 2012

TX2K12

This past weekend was quite the weekend for Houston, Texas. Some of the fastest and most powerful street cars in the nation came into town for the TX2K12 National Performance Meet.
Houston Performance Driving.com hosted the TX2K12 Night Meet & Bikini Contest at Frank-N-Steins Bar and Grill in Katy Friday night.  The Dyno Day was held at Hennessey Performance Engineering on Friday, and Drag Racing was located at Lonestar Motorsports Park. They had TestNTunes and Qualifying on Saturday, with Eliminations on Sunday. It was a very energetic, fun filled weekend for all those who attended!

TX2K12 is presented by MVP Motorsports. The TX2K event started as a small grass roots Supra only event in 2000 and since that time has grown into a national car event that attracts hundreds of cars and thousands of people from across the United States.



Enjoy this video of the ARD Camaro car at TX2K12




Click the photo to go to TX2K.com











Monday, March 5, 2012

Michael Bay Will Direct Transformers 4 for 2014 Release


  • Michael Bay has signed with Paramount Pictures to direct the fourth installment in the  Transformers movie franchise.
  • Transformers 4 is slated for release in late June 2014.
  • Bumblebee will be one of the returning characters. Obviously, Optimus will be there too!


Read more about the movie here:
http://www.insideline.com/chevrolet/camaro/michael-bay-will-direct-transformers-4-for-2014-release.html

http://ontheflix.com/2012/02/14/transformers-4-movie-coming-in-summer-2014-and-michael-bay-confirmed-to-direct/

I have always loved Optimus Prime, but who doesn't? I'd have to say that Autobot Jazz has always been high on my list as well as Bumblebee. I do hope they bring in some more of the originals!

Who is your favorite Transformers character?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What's your favorite?

I was just looking through the online movie data base IMDb, and it got me thinking about all the awesome car movies that are out there. Hollywood loves cars and films about them. The open road is a very important part of film scenery. Hollywood has everything from the Fast and the Furious series to classics like American Graffiti. Don't forget the wildly popular Cars' franchise of Disney, Smokey and The Bandit, and Gone in 60 Seconds...just to name a few. We can’t seem to get enough of stories revolving around getting behind the wheel and on the road.

So, since endless options of car movies are available , in your mind, what is the ultimate car/road movie?
Or, just for kicks, what is your favorite car movie?
Post it below!

As for me...I think I am going to go watch a car movie now!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Reasons you are a car enthusiast...part one

So I posed the question "Why are you a car enthusiast" on a thread to my car club, H-town Camaro. I know why I love cars, I was curious to see what answers I would get back. Here is what I have in response so far...

 "I like the Power of the Car. I like driving fast. I like the sound it makes when it goes fast. I like snapping peoples heads back into the headrest. I like owning a badass car others wish they had. I like the challenge of making mine unique with only a limited number of after market mods available. First and Formost it introduced me to the great people in HTCC and WHMC. Need I say more? " Banshee

"Love the smell of exhaust. V8s sound AWESOME. No other feeling like going fast. Tire smoke is the coolest. It's an addiction, once you start there is no stopping.
What else would I drive....could you see me in a Fiat????? " blk2SS

"I like the rumble of the V8 engine and the exhaust note. The aggressive appearance of a muscle car. The feeling of power when you push the gas pedal as well as the adrenaline rush of going fast." SHWA

 "I love the adrenaline rush at the tree! You totally forget about everything else in life except going down the track. It takes me back to my teenage years racing my 71 454 Chevelle, and I'm still beating the guys !! "  h-towncamaro


"I'm a car enthusiast because I love anything that moves fast and is unique and these cars fit that category! Also, being an engineer I needed something that'd keep me thinking with upgrades of how changing one thing affects the performance of the car. If it's possible to stroke a 3.6L LLT engine, then I may just have to do it way later down the road with a second engine. May have to prod around and see what's available that can be used to help reach top performance from a V6 without FI. So, part of me likes cars because they're awesome and the other part of me likes them because of the challenge they provide in pushing the limits of what can be done, and a custom ride is sweet. " TexasCamaro5


"adrenaline junkie to all but not limited to:
the friends and the sharing of the experiences
the anticipation of any mod and its results
the sound of a BIG cam
the anticipation of a competitive launch
the thrill of the chase down
nitrous
forced induction
the smell of burning high octane fuel
the smell of burning race methanol
THE WIN! "
PoleCat2SSRS2010


"Because she is mine! She bears my daughters nick name (no pun intended), she's clean, sporty and fast. Don't think i really answered your question but try being away from her for 3 months (back from Australia). A dream to drive in my opinion and felt gooooooooooood to hop back in the saddle, gotta love the power of a bare bone stock SS. Geez are we talking about Camaro or cars in general....lol damn this thread got me excited I cant even answer the question...." SSBear10


Loving the answers! Keep 'em coming peeps. :)
More on this topic to come...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Camaro Kitty Award

On behalf of CamaroNews.com, I am happy to announce that Matthew Watson's 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS received the first ever Camaro Kitty award. The award was given out at WHM's Blast to the Past Part Deux after Matt broke the record with his Camaro for the fastest bolt-on 5th generation in the quarter mile.

Congrats Matt! That is one fast car!

Check out the interview with Matt by clinking on the link below!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFIIEuIgWYw





Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blast to the Past After Hours Part Deux

On Jan. 14, 2012 West Houston Muscle (WHM) will be holding Blast to the Past After Hours Part Deux. It is a car show in honor and celebration of the three years the club has been in existence.

Sean Tajipour, the president of West Houston Muscle, is looking forward to the event, as is the rest of the club and many car enthusiasts around town. How did it all begin? After being a full time member of the BMW Club BavarianSpeed and co-founding the UTSA Car Club in San Antonio, Sean Tajipour took a trip back to West Houston and purchased a 2006 GTO. With the simple idea of bringing other muscle car enthusiasts together on the westside of town, WestHoustonMuscle.com was born!

West Houston Muscle came alive in January of 2009 with their first meet at Paddy's with 75 + Rides. Today, the club has over 1000 Members in just 3 years and hosted over 300 events.

WHM had it's first Blast to the Past event last year, which drew in a very large crowd of over 700 diverse rides. "After the success of the first after hours, we knew we had a special event that united the whole car society local and abroad," says Sean.

WHM is a organization and a brand created by car enthusiasts for enthusiasts. The members of the club range in age and have a wide collection of cars in past and present models.


For more information about the club and the event, go to:
http://www.westhoustonmuscle.com/forums/showthread.php?1569-Blast-To-The-Past-After-Hours-Part-Deux-1-14-1

http://www.facebook.com/events/223207194418422/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/WestHoustonMuscle?sk=wall