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by Katie Boyer  More from Author

Joining a Camaro club

You’ve finally gotten that Camaro you’ve always wanted. It’s restored to its full glory, polished to a high shine, and you’ve been driving it around the neighborhood every night for weeks. Now what?

Or maybe you’re still dreaming and wishing, but you don’t know what to do next. Need some guidance?

A Camaro club might be the answer you’re searching for. These organizations offer members a place to get together and talk about their shared love of the F-Body in its various incarnations. They can be a great resource if you’re in the planning stages, too; who better to turn to for advice than someone who’s been there themselves? And, of course, once you’re ready to show your baby off, they offer venues to get that motor revving, either casually within the group, or through more formal shows and contests.

Karl Sheffey of the American Camaro Association has some advice for Camaro-philes looking to take their passion to the next level.  He says:

1. Join a classic car club early in your adventure. I often hear "I have finally finished my project Camaro, and now am looking for a club to join." Joining a club earlier can help in finding parts, in steering you in the best direction of the restoration or modification, and in finding qualified shops to do any work you may need done. Your fellow members have already gone through the experience, and can tell you what they did wrong…and right!

2. Start with a model you really love. Don't settle for a ’68 pick-up if you actually want a ’69 Chevelle. Don't settle for a coupe if you really drool over convertibles. Three or five years from now when it is all done the way you want it, you don’t want to be drooling over the car next to you at a cruise night…kicking yourself for buying a car that no longer excites you. In my case, my first Camaro was a ’68…that is where my heart was. All the ’67s and ’69s I had - as great as they were - still were not ‘68s. I finally have a ’68 convertible - this may be the keeper!

3. If you are in a mid to lower price range, buy a finished car. If you can find what you want, and it is in your budget, you can almost always buy a finished car for less than buying a car that needs work and bringing it up to the same level. The benefit to buying the fixer-upper may be that you can work on it a little at a time, and spread your cost out over time.

Depending on your preference, there are plenty of options for Camaro clubs all across the country, and even around the world. There are also clubs that exist only online. These virtual gatherings generally include forums where members can discuss their passion, ask questions, and show off their cars, in addition to event listings throughout the country.

The following is a listing of Camaro clubs across the United States, plus two national clubs. For international or internet-based clubs, or for more information, you can check the American Camaro Association’s website.  No club in your area? The American Camaro Association can help you start your own. As they explain, their purpose, and that of all Camaro clubs, is to support their, and your, hobby – “the celebration of one of the greatest American cars ever built.”

National Clubs
American Camaro Assoc.

Worldwide Camaro Club
Ed Mills – 1-800-456-1957

Birmingham F-Body Assoc.
1169 Westridge Circle
Birmingham, AL 35235

Phoenix F-Body Assoc.
4151 E. Tanglewood Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Southern Arizona F-Body Club
7331 E Placita Sacra
Tucson, AZ 85715

First Gen Camaros of Arizona

Cool Runnin' Camaros
Shirley Arendt, President

Camaro Generations

Moreno Valley Camaro Club
22693 White Lily Circle
Moreno Valley, CA 92557

Camaro Z/28 Club
882 Smallwood St.
Colton, CA 92324

Golden State Camaro Club

Camaros Limited
13320 Corby Ave.
Norwalk, CA 90850

Camaros Limited Nor-Cal
PO Box 6245
San Jose, CA 95150

Camaro Club of San Diego
PO Box 421164
San Diego, CA 92142

West Coast F-Bodies

Yesterday’s Classic Camaro Club
Robert Armstrong – 408-724-6735

Bay Area F-Body Group
479 Rockport Circle
Folsum, CA 95630

Southern Calif F-Bodies
10036 San Carlos Ave.
South Gate, CA 90280

Colorado Camaro Club
Tom Bogan -

Connecticut F-Body Assoc.

Riverfront Camaro Club|
Jack Dunbar -

Camaro Club of Delaware
Steve Hartsock-

Classic Camaro of Central Florida

Florida 3rd Gen Club
2961 NE 37th Place
Ocala, FL 34479

Sunshine State Camaro Club

Emerald Coast Club
738 El Camino Drive
Cantonment, FL 32533

Daytona Beach Camaro & Firebird

Gulf Coast F-Body Assoc.
798 Gonzalez Park Drive
Cantonment, FL 32533

River City F-Bodies
Rick Buck – 904-276-6028

Southeast CamaroZ

Atlanta V-6 Camaro & Firebird
99 East Mays Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Georgia Camaro Club
Robert Gabrels – 404-822-9897

Z/ROC Camaro Club
126 Davidson Dr.
Dakson, GA 30720

808 Camaro Club
Dean Pang -

Camaros of Central Illinois
Robert Courtney –

Camaro SS Owners Assoc.
5527 W 131st St.
Crestwood, IL 60445

Chi-Town Camaro Club
363 E 75th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Midwest F-Body Association of IL

Illlinois Camaro Club

Central Indiana Camaro Club

Generations Camaro Club
917 Sunnyside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129

Mid Iowa Camaro Club

Quad City Camaro Club|

Jim Sharp -

Tornado Alley Camaro Club
Mike Rhudy – 785-493-2122

Kansas F-Body Assoc.
13539 SW Highway 4
Topeka, KS 66610

F-Bodies Unlimited

Generations Camaro Club
Lance Halan -

The F-Body Network
7820 Park Ave.
Houma, LA 70364

West Shore Camaro Club
Paul Gallo – 616-935-7191

Maryland Camaro Club

Eastern F-Body Assoc.
PO Box 86
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Camaro Club of Maryland
12421 Auto Dr.
Clarksville, MD 21029

3rd Generation Camaros

Maine State Camaro Club
Lucy Silsby – 207-363-7271

Camaros of Maine

Camaro Club of Michigan
Joe Pieragostini -

Eastern Michigan Camaro Club

Mid Michigan Camaro Club
Steve Smith -

Western Michigan Camaro Club

City Wide Camaros
8203 Rolyat St.
Detroit, MI 48234

IROC-Z Club of Rochester, MI
684 Essex Dr.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Michigan F-Body Assoc.

Michiana Camaro Club

1 Bad LS1 Racing
110 Trealout Dr.
Fenton, MI 48430

Northstar Camaro Club

Camaro Club of Kansas City, MO
Michelle Diman – 816-254-4227

Gateway Camaro Club
Jim Hairston -

Camaro Club of Jackson
Jimmy Shaw – 604-372-0274

North Carolina
North Carolina Camaros
RR3 Box 395H
Yadkinville, NC 27055

Custom Camaros, Inc.
2603 Idlebrook Circle
Jacksonville, NC 28544

Carolina Third Gens
714-M Westchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

Greenville F-Body Assoc.

Carolina Camaro Assoc.
Joseph Potuzak, President -

Camaros Inc.
Harry Scheidt -

Midwest Camaro Club

Northwest F-Body Assoc.
5345 Greenhaven Ct.
Las Vegas, NV 89031

New Hampshire
East Coast Camaro Club

New Jersey
Camaro Pace

New Jersey F-Body Owners Assoc.

Northwest Jersey Camaro Club
Dorothy Fulper – 973-584-1542

New Mexico
Generations Camaro Club of Albuquerque
6117 Northland Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

New York
Camaro Club of Western New York
Mike Riley – 716-429-5367

Hudson Valley Camaros
AJ Schetter -

Long Island Camaro Club

Camaro Club of Long Island
29 Rhonda Lane
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Camaro Z/28
35 Orchid St.  
East Patchogue, NY 11772

Trans Am Z/28 Club of NY
Stefan Strait -

Upstate Camaro Club
100 Perine Rd.
Oswego, NY 13827

Camaro Club of Southwest Ohio
Anthony Goode – 937-448-0375

Central Ohio Camaro Club
Kelly Wallace -

Classic Camaro Club of N/C Ohio
Joseph Jenkins – 419-626-0145

Miami Valley Camaro Club
524 Teakwood Pl.
Trenton, OH 45067

Northeastern Ohio Camaro Club
Gary Zemba -

Ohio Valley Camaros
Dan Edwards -

Greater Cincinnati F-Body Assoc.

Tulsa Firebird & Camaro Club

Fourth Generation Camaro Club

Classic Camaro Club of Oklahoma
Jeff Linihan -

Columbia River Camaro Club

Twin Tiers Camaro Club (PA & NY)
Steve Coyle -

Central Pennsylvania Camaro Club
Tracey Noll -

Keystone Camaro Club
RD 5 Box 366H
Greensburg, PA 15601

Lehigh Valley Camaro Club
Karl Scheffy -

Pittsburg Area Camaro Enthusiasts

Eastern PA Firebird & Camaro
PO Box 1478
Kingston, PA 18704

South Carolina
Atlantic Coast Camaro Club
Sarah Bennett – 803-760-6795

Camaro Exchange
46 Holly St.
Great Falls, SC 29055

South Dakota
Rapid City F Body
2941 Pioneer Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

Eastern Tennessee Camaro Club
3710 Washington Pike
Knoxville, TN 37917

Western Tennessee F-Body Assoc.
PO Box 537
Cordova, TN 38088

Smokey Mountain F-Bodies
3136 Harrington Court
Maryville, TN 37803

North Texas 3rd Gen Assoc.

Killeen F-Body Club
1704 MLK Blvd. #222
Killeen, TX 76543

Camaro/Firebird Club of DFW
PO Box 645
Allen, TX 75013

BFE Camaros
PO Box 224
Emory, TX 75640

Super Camaros
13381 Tascate
El Paso, TX 35628

North Texas Camaro Club

Austin 3rd Gen

Camaro Club of NW Austin
9500 Jollyville Rd. #142
Austin, TX 78759

Camaros Only
Don Striebeck – 254-526-3216

San Antonio Camaros
167 Aldrich Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78227

Texas Camaro Cartel
Ron Vorhees 214-422-7373

Blue Ridge Camaro Assn.
309 Polar Knob Rd.
Dallas, VA 24333

Mid-Atlantic Camaro Club
Rick Detrick -

Tidewater Camaro Club
2008 Gadsby Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Virginia Camaro Club
212 Roundelay Circle
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Camaros Unlimited
5807 March Lane #A
Sumner, WA 98390

Inland Northwest Camaro Club
PO Box 4084
Spokane, WA 99202

Pacific Northwest Camaro Club

Camaro Cruzers

Camaro Connection
4814 East D St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

Tri-Cities Camaro Club

West Virginia
Eastern Panhandle Camaro Association

Badgerlane Camaro Club of WI
Dan Nichols -

Thanks to:

The American Camaro Association


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