From Thursday, July 9 to Sunday July 12, the tenth annual Camaro Fest was scheduled to take place just outside of Bowling Green, Kentucky. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, organizers were left with one choice: to cancel it entirely. MC&T attended last year’s Camaro Fest, where Chevrolet displayed a few upcoming products for the muscle car. The number of Camaros in attendance was a stout 825, and just about every one of them was a unique representation of the owners that drove them in. Below is the official bulletin posted on the event’s web page:
Aside from Camaro Fest, the amount of major automotive events being forced to be canceled or postponed by the novel coronavirus continues to pile up. So far, these events include the 2020 New York Auto Show, The 2020 Detroit Auto Show, 2021 Ford Bronco reveal, and LX Spring Fest. Motorsports have also been on indefinite hold, as well. If the global pandemic doesn’t subside soon, we could soon see the cancelation of August’s Roadkill Nights, as well as the iconic Woodward Dream Cruise.
The Chevrolet Camaro enjoys a passionate and vocal fanbase, but sales of the sixth-generation vehicle continue to be worrisome. Currently, the Camaro is on pace to have its worst sales year on record, likely in no part due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping buyers from visiting showrooms. Otherwise, Chevrolet has been trying to right the direction of Camaro sales. Within the past year, Chevy fixed the poorly received fascia design of the 2019 Camaro SS, announced the LT1 trim level, which is now the most affordable V8 muscle car on the market today. It also announced 10-speed automatic transmissions for the Camaro SS 1LE and the Camaro ZL1 1LE, which previously only offered six-speed manual gearboxes.Tech features like wireless Apple CarPlay have also become available for the 2020 model year, as has the Camaro Shock and Steel Special Edition.