This week on the Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour, the Ridetech-built Goodguys G/RS Camaro broke 30,000 miles. That may not sound like much for a modern daily driver, but how about an LS-swapped 1969 Camaro that was built from the ground up to debut at SEMA? That’s an impressive feat.
Long before the build even started in 2012, Marc Meadors of Goodguys and Ridetech founder Brett Voelkel hatched a plan. “The primary criteria for this car was it had to be ‘rental car reliable,’” Brett said. “It has to start, move, turn and brake just like a brand-new car, because he [Mark Meadors] intends to drive this thing across the country. Everything falls in line behind that; the form always follows the function.”
The car itself is a piece of rolling sculpture. Builder Dennis Niehaus said he and the team had hundreds of hours in the bodywork, with some panels taking weeks to perfect. There was no room for anything less than perfect on this project.
That same attention to detail was applied to the underside, too. The LSA-powered Chevy features full Ridetech suspension, allowing it to ride like a new car on the highway as well as on the Autocross course.
After SEMA, Goodguys put the car to the test. And, nearly eight years later, they haven’t stopped. Much like Gary Meadors’ yellow ’32 Ford sedan, this Camaro has become a big part of the Goodguys picture. We’re glad that we could be a part of the build, and we’re looking forward to seeing what adventures they’ll find in the next 30,000 miles in the G/RS Camaro.
For more on the G/RS Camaro, check out the videos below and the Build Journal here.