Car Culture: Top Chevy? 1969 Camaro; Coronado Speed Festival

Out of nearly 125,000 fans vote, the 1969 Camaro got 25,058, edging out the 1970 Chevelle SS. Coronado Speed Festival, Sept. 24-25; www.FleetWeekSanDiego.org. In Maynard’s Garage at speed fest: 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Mustang Boss 302, Camaro SS 45th anniversary edition Torrey Pines Road Races ran for six years, beginning in 1951, and that era of cars will be among the race groups at the speed fest. To get the feel for 1950s sports-car racing go to www.chicaneblog.com.

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About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

Mark Maynard