Name: Mike Betts
Car info: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Team affiliation: TWC
Interior: Alcantara suede inserts and full headliner from Top Stitch, Hurst short throw shifter, P-Factor carbon fiber and leather wrapped steering wheel
Exterior: Carbon by Design hood, trunk, wing, and roof (first ever on 5th Gen Camaro), custom front grille by CarNutz Customz, APR front splitter, custom LS3 badges by EmblemPros
Audio/video/ice: Alpine Type-R 6.5″ components up front, Alpine Type-R 6×9″ two ways in the back, Alpine INA-W900 7″ dvd/navi unit, Metra double din dash kit
Wheels and suspension: Modulare H1 3-piece forged wheels, 22×9.5 front, 22×11 rear, Falken FK452′s all around, 255/35/22 front, 285/35/22 rear, H&R lowering springs, Brembo GT kit 6 piston front and 4 piston rear (first ever on 5th Gen Camaro) custom painted Corvette ZR-1 blue
Engine and accessories: 500 rwhp & 460 rwtq, Vortech V-3 polished supercharger kit, Doug Thorley catback exhaust, custom painted Corvette ZR-1 blue and black engine cover
Introduce yourself and Where can we see this car rolling?
My name is Mike and I’m from Orange County, CA. You can usually find me cruising down PCH between Newport and Laguna with the windows down, or at Cars & Coffee in Irvine every Saturday morning!
Camaro has been historically one of car lovers favorite, how do you like the car and modding it?
I absolutely love this car, and it’s not my first Camaro. I’ve owned 3 others, a ’99 Z28, a ’00 SS, and my very first car a ’94 Z28 I bought from my uncle! The 5th Gen Camaro is so different from the others in every way. The engine and chassis respond very well to mods. I love cruising in it and the occasional full throttle pulls around town to get the adrenaline going!
TWC have been a tremendous powerhouse in the carshow scene how long have you been involved and where do you see TWC in the following years to come?
TWC is a great group of people that are so passionate about cars and the scene in general. I’ve been involved with TWC in various ways for 3 years now, but have been friends with some members for much longer. I see us continuing to set the standard in the future within the scene by continuing to build cars to the highest degree! We strive to be the best and will always go to the next level. Stick around because you’re gonna love what we have coming!
I thought, “Wow, that’s different!” I didn’t think you guys would ever be able to use my car though beause of the weird trunk opening! But Eva made it work! You guys have some of the hottest models and cars out there!
Truth or rumor? A little birdy told me that you have a crush on Melyssa Grace, we have yet to feature her but hopefully in the near future!
I’m sure a bunch of birdies told you that! Honestly though, what guy wouldn’t have a crush on her!? She’s gorgeous! Melyssa is a good friend of mine and a great person. She’s truly “entertaining” to be around! I can’t wait to see that feature, hopefully you can use my Camaro again when it’s even more complete!
What are your future plans for the camaro if there are any that’s left?
Oh there’s always more to do! Interior is getting started now, full audio is coming, more power for sure, and some paint and body work down the line. I don’t want to give away too much, so you’ll just have to come to the shows to see!
Any plugs, shoutout, sponsors to thank?
I’d like to thank TWC and all its members for always supporting me! Falken Tires, Carbon by Design, Brembo, Modulare Forged Wheels, Vortech Superchargers, Auto Explosion, P-Factor, Republic Motorwerkz, Top Stitch, and MITT for giving me this opportunity!
Photos by Gideon Perez