Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:26
2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Tuned to Perfection
Generations of Camaros have been customized with influences from various forms of racing. But building a Camaro that resembles an import tuner more than a typical muscle car is something that most enthusiasts can’t imagine … until you get a look at Gene Tjin’s SS. Some would argue that this Camaro has more of a Pro Touring style to it, but Gene’s experience with performance cars came from customizing a variety of imports.
But to understand how this Camaro came to be, it’s necessary to get a little background on its owner. A native of Suriname, South America, who came to the United States at age 6, Gene is a photographer and graphic artist who comes from a family of talented individuals. His brother, Neil, became a car designer and ended up working at GM. In 2009, Neil created the “Tjin Edition Chevrolet Camaro SS.” This prompted Gene to create and design his own version, which he presented to Chevrolet and got the go-ahead to build the car for the 2010 SEMA show. His ideas went from paper to metal to create a unique street performance car in a tuner style, but one that doesn’t take away from its true American heritage.
via 2010 Chevrolet Camaro – Chevy High Performance Magazine