This week’s Express Wheels – 2016 Chevrolet Camaro


Name: Paul du Mez

From: Invercargill

When did you acquire it? In 2016

What is the vehicle’s history? It had previously had one other owner in the USA. It is the first of the Genesis 6 Camaro. It is based on the Alpha platform and is a big change up from Genesis 5… an improved and lighter sports car

Have you altered it in any way? No

What’s it like to drive? It’s a performance sports car, so it’s great to drive

Where’s your favourite stretch of road? Central Otago

Top speed? It’s good for 155mph… 235kmh

Best driving experience? McKenzie country

Worst driving experience? Driving this back from Tauranga… along the narrow, windy roads of the North Island. As I was unfamiliar with the car, it was a bit unnerving. It was good once we got down in the South Island… familiar roads and straighter

What other vehicles of note have you owned? ’68 Impala, Mazda RX3Best music to drive to? AC/DC Highway to Hell

Describe your driving style: Sedate

If you could go for a drive in any vehicle it would be a… ? The latest Corvette

What was the first vehicle you ever bought? Morris Minor

Do you belong to any clubs? Southland Chevrolet Club Inc

Event: Southern Grilles & Gasoline car and bike show, Collegiate Rugby Club Grounds, Lindisfarne St, Invercargill, Saturday, February 2, 10am-3pm. building to bring all St John core emergency services and community-based services into one purpose-built building. More information, go to Southern Grilles & Gasoline Facebook or phone 272 096 515

Engine: LT1. 376 cubic inch or 6.2 litre, 455 horsepower

Colour: Summit White

Photos: Janette Gellatly

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