Camaro LT1: Beachday

The perfect time, the perfect place and the perfect car: Sunrise, the beach at Daytona Beach and a Chevrolet Camaro LT1. Provided you don't suffer from anatidephobia.
Text Natalie Diedrichs
Photo Maximilian Balázs

On this November day, the sun rises at Daytona Beach, Florida, at exactly 6:52 am.

At a rather important place. Not only because you are allowed to romp around on the beach by car (with ten miles per hour), but because exactly here in the thirties the American touring car series NASCAR was created.

There, the Camaro ZL1 1LE will fight for victory lap by lap with the other touring cars in the coming season. And make deafening noise in the process.

It’s quiet here on the beach. The continuous roar of the V8 sound and the roar of the Atlantic waves - a romantic, decelerating mixture.

The Camaro LT1 - the “basic” version of the 455 hp V8 rear-wheel drive suction engine. Unfortunately not available in Germany. That alone would be worth thinking about emigrating.

“Anatidephobia“ - the fear of being observed by ducks. This can happen in Daytona Beach. Therefore, a final American-style warning: “Beware of duck!”

WHow exactly we landed in Daytona Beach, why it is not possible to take good pictures at Ocean Drive in Miami and what kind of bizarreities a NASCAR race has to offer Europeans can be read in ramp #49.


Latest articles

Leaving Las Vegas

No, they're not really dangerous. They're rather damn good. And they'll be back soon. Because on May 29th, »The Killers« release their sixth studio album »Imploding the Mirage«. And if all works out, they'll even be back on tour this summer as well.

Top five design accidents: April Fools on Wheels

It is always exciting to see what designers come up with. Especially car designers. By this we don't mean the dramatic proportions of a 911 Turbo or the timeless elegance of Citroën's »goddess« DS 21, but rather those designs that can be confidently categorized as »April Fool's jokes«.

Bentley Bacalar: the resting tiger

A conventional washing plant was never an option. Far too exclusive is the Bentley Bacalar, limited to twelve units. So for the ramp CarWash with chief designer Stefan Sielaff only the fine hand wash was used.

Perfect quarantine places: Kilian Fischhuber in Siberia

That Kilian Fischhuber knows how to move extremely elegantly in the rocks was proven in the »Wrongly Dressed« shooting for rampstyle #9. But he also knows where to find extremely elegant rocks. For example in Ulakhan-Sis. That's kind of synonymous with »at the back of beyond«. Or in other words: a great place to isolate oneself as required in today's times.