In August 1990, Dave Ellingwood of Bridgewater NS, bought a 1980 Z28 and
joined the International Camaro Club in September of the same year armed with
the knowledge that with 6 registered members to the ICC, we could become a
chartered member of the ICC. With all the Camaros around Dave thought that to
be an easy job. Not so! By 1993 there were 3 main members, Bob Ronan, Tony
Rafuse, and Dave with meetings at a pizza place in Chester Basin with the odd
person or member showing up besides those three. The criteria for being a
member of our club were to join the ICC and automatically be a member of the
Nova Scotia Chapter of the ICC. Since the club was not growing fast enough, we
decided to put on the 1st Annual Camaro Car Show, 12 June 1994. To our
surprise, the club grew a little faster and next month when Dave went to the ICC
show in Pocanno Penn. he received our charter. The club was on its way.
When we had our 2nd annual car show, the show grew along with membership
and the birth of the Bluenose Camaro Club. The meetings started happening
around this time on a more regular bases with Dave becoming president. giving
up treasurer to Vic and secretary to Doug as he was doing it all to this point.
Meeting went from Chester Basin to Tim Hortons in Burnside, then to the A&W in
Burnside, and on to its present location at Arby's and the new club name
Maritime Camaro Club. The club currently has 50 members from all over the
Maritimes. With the demise of the ICC in 2000, the club is now a chapter of the
Worldwide Camaro Association, based in Orlando, Florida.