Janelle Jacobson Proves That The Camaro Isn’t Just For Guys

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Whether it was when we were growing up, or even now that we have, we all knew or know a few girls that had really nice cars that the boys lusted after. These cars were usually rides that their older brothers or dads had fixed up. We’re here to show you that Janelle Jacobson and her 2012 Chevy Camaro LT are here to shatter that mold. Let’s take a walk around this beautiful Camaro that Janelle has put together, and remember, except for the airbrush work under the hood, she’s done all the work herself.

Janelle says she instantly fell in love with her Camaro when she first saw.

Janelle says she instantly fell in love with her Camaro when she first saw the car.

When Chevrolet’s design guys started designing the fifth-gen Camaro, these babies are designed to be reminiscent of the famous Camaros of old, with all the new power and handling upgrades you’d expect from a near supercar.

Janelle started out with a car that was already easy on the eyes.

Janelle bought her Camaro on April 28th  of 2014, at 4:37 pm (She even remembers exactly when she signed the papers on her car. Can any of you say the same?) There’s also a funny story behind Janelle’s purchase of her Camaro. She was driving a Toyota at the time, and had gone to the dealership to get an oil change. A salesman came out and asked if he could interest her in a car. Janelle chuckled and said, “Only if you’ve got a Camaro for sale.”

Five minutes later, the salesman returned and dropped the keys to two different Camaros in her hand and said take your pick. Her choice was the 2012 Camaro LT you see in these pictures.

She looked good when Janelle bought her.

Janelle didn’t just want a car that was one of thousands. She wanted something that wold stand out in a crowd at Chevy events, and when she participates in the Hot Rod Power tour later this year.

Most of the modifications to her Camaro are purely cosmetic. The first thing she did was pull the Bow Tie emblems off and painted them pink. She then removed the silver Rally stripes, and put pink stripes on the car, which, in her words, “follow the beautiful lines of her body.”

Janelle also installed custom pink lighting in the foot well areas. She says she’d never done any electrical work before, and those were a challenge to wire and make sure all the cords were hidden. She’s really proud of how her work turned out, and rightfully so.

Janelle isn't an electrician, but her accent light installation looks great.

Janelle isn’t an electrician, but her accent light installation looks great.

Janelle says that painting the wheels was a real challenge,  “Each wheel took me about a week to do. It was a real pain in the (you know what), but fun.” Janelle decided that the pink accents and airbrushing under the hood weren’t enough, and she wanted some functional upgrades as well. The first of these was the K&N cold air intake under the hood, followed by an ACS T5 splitter. Again, she installed those herself.  Before the Power Tour comes to town, she’s also going to install a set of adjusters between the splitter and the bumper, so she can have a tougher look up front.

Janelle says that when she bought this particular Camaro, she really had no plans to buy anything until she had paid off her Toyota. She also had her heart set on a “Bumblebee Yellow” Camaro, because she loves The Transformers, but she enthusiastically admits that she is more than happy with the Camaro she has.

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Mike Aguilar

Mike has been wrenching on cars since the early 1970s when he worked at his dad's auto repair shop. By the age of 14 Mike had built his first performance suspension, and by 16 he had built, and was racing cars in several sanctioned events in the San Francisco bay area.
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