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1970 Chevrolet Camaro Vector by CRWPitman 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Vector by CRWPitman
Adobe Illustrator CS, approx. 8 hours

After two years of watching the Ford Mustang enjoy tremendous success, General Motors finally launched its entry into the pony car segment, the Chevrolet Camaro. Although available with a mediocre six cylinder for volume sales, the Camaro could be equipped with several V8s and a myriad of performance options. Then, of course, was the famous Regular Production Code, Z/28, that would change the industry's view of pony cars.

After just three years, Chevrolet released their second generation model halfway through the 1970 model year. This generation would last over 12 years and would see the once mighty Camaro become strangled by crash and emission standards.

The state of things wasn't too sad in 1970 though. The new Camaro was released with much fanfare and much success late in the 1970 model year. Most of the credit went to the new styling, which was European-inspired. Still based on the Nova, the new Camaro was two inches longer and had five inch longer doors, and was now available only as a coupe (no convertible). It featured a new A-arm front suspension and better noise insultation. Under the hood, the proposed new 454 blocks never made it and the Camaro SS continued with the 350 and 396 engines. After January 1970, however, the 396 engines no longer displaced 396 cubic inches. Chevrolet actually enlarged them to 402 cubic inches but the executives decided to name it the 396 to take advantage of the name recognition and avoid any attention from insurance carriers. The RS option now included a free standing grill, twin bumperetes, an Endura rubber grill frame, and parking lights between the headlights and the grill. The SS option included a special black grill, hidden wipers, power brakes, engine trim, white-letter tires, chrome dual exhausts, and the SS396 also came with black-painted trunk panels and a special suspension.

The Z28 saw the most radical change -- an all new 350 cid engine know as the LT-1 350. It was rated at 360bhp (it had a rating of 370bhp when installed in Corvettes). This engine proved much more tractable, reliable, and generally outperformed the 302 engine of old. It was also available with an automatic transmission, the first time for the Z28.
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:iconmatthew19000:
MATTHEW19000 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thats beautiful, I wish I had the car that image would match, with 4 10s in the trunk.
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MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome work, very nice I really like the colors :clap:

I want to invite you to our group for vector artists here: [link]

We're trying to collect only the best and high quality works in this gallery.

We'll be happy if you join the group and share this beautiful car with the others :D
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:iconteletraan1:
teletraan1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Fantastic.
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:iconfuzzyhair:
Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   General Artist
Bumble-beeee!!! :D
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:icondieselart:
dieselart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome vector! I love the attention to details and color you gave this :)
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:iconphsnsane:
phsnsane Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007   Interface Designer
stunning
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:iconbenrulz:
benrulz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Cool work.......a lil' more attention to detail and u'l be awesome.........the rear view mirror doesn't seem to be attached to anything.........and the no. plate wud look better if sumthing were on it....otherwise it looks absolutely awesome..............Keep aT iT !!!!
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S4R1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Student
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!1
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:icon7caco:
7caco Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Awsome car! Nice job.
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:icon7caco:
7caco Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Awsome car! Nice job.
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:iconcityofthesouth:
cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
this has popular hot rodding written all over it :) ... me likey
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:iconneelima:
Neelima Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
Oh, a Mustang!:)
Very good job:) I love it!:)
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:icondevianb:
devianb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
I remember that 2ndgen Camaro, pretty cool, as well as the drawing.
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:iconfords-rdodgy:
fords-rdodgy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
fuck my arse. sorri thats just really good love it defently a fav
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:iconmav10:
Mav10 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
i love camaros :+fav:
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:iconcapndeek373:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
In Yenko colors, no less!
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:iconrobertojok:
robertojok Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
I like your work as I am a fun of vector and cars. The colours are so great and shows your skill and patience with getting every thing just right
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:iconkoo-oom-bah:
koo-OOM-bah Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
OH MAn...... I love this one!!!!!!!!!!!
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Silvarith Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
i love the camaro ...i love the camaro..i love camaro to bits :heart: :deviation: :love:
yes..great deviation :D
i shall keep!
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:iconkrazykohla:
krazykohla Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Student Interface Designer
that's sweet.

damn nicely done.
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:iconbluesky95:
bluesky95 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
damn thats really good!
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:iconformula-s:
formula-s Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
Nice work, as always!!! '71 or '72 Camaro Z28, waiting for the next victim to roll by... Driver's probably leaning over rummaging through CDs to play while racing illegally! Looks like he has his foot on the brake there! Eight hours well spent, I'd say!!! :)
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:iconbasil178:
Basil178 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Looks pretty cool, rims are nice.

Good work. :)
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:iconitalosiblings:
Italosiblings Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
*w* ... I will die :+fav:
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:iconforkiu:
forkiu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
best car, best vectors
a :+fav:
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:iconemrehusmen:
emrEHusmen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:+fav: this is what i mean :clap: :worship:
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:icondread44:
Dread44 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
Great!!! im so impresed... Really funkin good man!!! Check my vectors too.. I'm starting with it and I think U could give me some good advices. Peace
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
You have what looks to be a very good start though. You'll be very good with a bit more practise. If you have any questions just send me a note.
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:iconstaniakovlev:
StanIakovlev Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Wow....thats really nice......!
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks - my next one will be another classic like this.
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r223424 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
ARRGH!!!! DO YOU LIKE THAT SENTECES!!!! (I MEAN THIS:--
"Damn Smarch weather..."
- Homer Simpson

:carmania:
:icontuning-club:)HUH!!!
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:iconnokieschafe:
NokieSchafe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005   Photographer
Wonderful job :D That's a nice lookin car, too.
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:iconcelsojunior:
celsojunior Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005   Digital Artist
wow man! i love it! :+favlove:
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fav!
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:iconr223424:
r223424 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
it's like bumblebee!!but it's not him!!
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AdRoiT-Designs Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
This rockz Gj!!!
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husseindesign Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
awsome.. :+fav:
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
thanks, and thanks for the fav!
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:iconmatthewedwardcornish:
matthewedwardcornish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely angle. I'm currently drawing the 2005 Lexus concept car in CorelDraw 12 and hope to achieve something of this quality :)
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Good luck! Do much vector stuff?
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:iconmatthewedwardcornish:
matthewedwardcornish Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Not for some time now, however, I used to draw in vector all the time when I was younger. I've been using CorelDraw since it's incarnation but haven't used it properly for a few years, though I've always kept up-to-date because I use CorelPhotopaint for raster work, and photo stuff. The car is my "let's get back into it" attempt to familiarise myself with vector work :) I'll hit you up if it turns out well and I submit it. Thanks.

((BTW the rest of your gallery is very good too))
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Slick6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
:wow:
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:iconlukeroberts:
lukeroberts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
This is awesome :D I love the style you've done it in - realistic yet simple. I especially love the way you've done the chrome (that front wheel is beautiful). Great job!
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks... I think I enjoy chrome detailing the most. That and I like detailling headlights, unless they're the old style ones with the textured glass fronts (if you know what I mean). Like on the orange Escort - those were hell.
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:iconlukeroberts:
lukeroberts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Yeah i know what you mean. I imagine it would be pain staking to get the right. I think you've done the chrome on this one perfectly though. And the paint too - the whole thing is great :)
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks again. I'm definetly starting to learn the ins and outs of Illustrator.
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fotoboy05 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
A flawless vector. I don't think there is anything wrong with it at all.
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Your gallery has some pretty sweet cartoon/comic style vectors too. I imagine you must be pretty good with a pencil/ink as well.
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