48 Hour Camaro

The 48 Hour Camaro has been relentlessly updated over the years. In current form, it is one of the fastest first-gen Camaros in the world.

The 48 HOUR CAMARO is a build like nothing before. The concept is simple, using the most current BOLT-ON performance products available, a “common” 1st Gen Camaro was transformed into a full out custom road and track machine – IN 48 HOURS.

The Build

Engine and Drive Train

  • Lingenfelter LS3 Engine
  • Comp Cams Camshaft
  • Tremec 6 Speed Trans
  • Holley LS manifold and EFI
  • Earls Ultra Flex 650 Kevlar hose and hose ends
  • U.S. Radiator – Desert Cooler aluminum radiator
  • Rick’s Stainless Tank
  • Cherry Bomb Vortex mufflers

  • RideTech Instinct Electronic CoilOvers
  • RideTech StrongArms and Track 1 Billet Spindles
  • Ridetech Bolt-On 4-Link
  • Currie Enterprises Bolt-On Full Floater 9″ Rear End
  • Baer 6S Disc Brakes
  • BF Goodrich Tires
  • Forgeline 18″ Wheels

  • RideTech TigerCage  RideTech Safety Harnesses
  • Vintage Air AC System
  • Ididit Steering Column
  • RideTech TigerCage
  • RacePak Information Dashboard
  • Recaro Racing Seats
  • Momo Steering Wheel
  • Spal Power Windows

The Original Car

A mostly stock, nicely restored 1967 Camaro served as the basis of the project. Of course, any car that has been around for over 4 decades can rightfully be considered “rare”, it is hard to image a more “common” example of what a large percentage of classic car folks have sitting in their garage. That is what made this the perfect example for what is possible with the availability of off the shelf bolt-ons.

Pictures of the original car:


Baer Brakes

Vintage Air

Cherry Bomb

Comp Cams


Forgeline Wheels

Rick’s Tanks





U.S. Radiator

Pictures of the car being built:

Pictures of the car finished (updated):