Popular Mechanics Magazine
2010 Camaro SS Custom

“Popular Mechanics staff conducted a nationwide search of hundreds of automotive restoration shops before awarding Netcong Auto Restorations The PM TOP SHOP Camaro project”



“The car that resulted was amazing—it featured futuristic styling, a thundering supercharged V-8, and enough chassis modifications to shame many purpose-built race cars”

After conducting a nationwide search for a custom shop capable of turning a stock 2010 Chevy Camaro 1SS into something seriously special inside and out, the possibilities were narrowed down to 25 shops.”

“Those shops then responded to a request for proposal with their own creative ideas and images. Some were weird, some were wacky, but it was the Netcong Auto Restorations sketches that stood out, proposing a car that used retro design cues to make the already wild-looking Camaro even more futuristic.

The goal of the 2010 Popular Mechanics Car Makeover was to build a super high-performance Camaro, with custom designed exterior body and creative paintwork, and a wide range of advanced electronic/computer technologies integrated into the interior, to make this a “must-own vehicle.”

The vehicle was completed by March 2010; the finished car was featured at the Pocono 500, held at Pocono Raceway, which has long been recognized as one of NASCAR’s most competitive speedways. The vehicle was showcased at Route 66 Car Show in San Bernadino, CA, and at the 2010 SEMA Show, November 2-5, 2010 in Las Vegas, the premier automotive accessories trade show in the world.

The transformation of the Camaro was chronicled in a two-part advertorial feature in the May and June 2010 issues of Popular Mechanics, as well as online at www.popularmechanics.com

The 2010 Camaro Makeover Project included custom paint, custom rear spoiler, custom rear taillights, headlights and grill, custom hood scoop for supercharger induction, custom functional rear quarter panel vent gills, LED lighting, high performance wheels and tires.

In addition the project included, a night vision system, rear view camera, WIFI, Netbook computer with printer, custom radar detector, performance metering and gauges, and custom power distribution system.

Performance modification included a Paxton supercharger, high performance exhaust and suspension.

Interior and upholstery modifications included custom seating and interior trim, custom LED lighting throughout, custom header, custom rear center console (houses printer), custom trunk (aftermarket amps, speakers, subwoofer enclosures).