Chevrolet’s answer to Ford’s class-creating Mustang, the Camaro, marks its 50th anniversary this year, and will be celebrated with a special Camaro Class at the 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance set for March 10-12 on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.
The centerpiece of the Camaro class will be Camaro Number One, the gold 1967 coupe carrying VIN number 10001. Also in the class will be 1968 and ’69 Yenko Camaros, a 1969 Indy 500 RS/SS Pace Car, a 1973 Baldwin Motion Camaro plus a COPO Camaro and several other significant Camaros.
“The Camaro brought affordable world-class design to American car showrooms,” said Bill Warner, founder and chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. “When experts, critics and even competing designers compare a mass production design such as the Camaro to a Ferrari Lusso, you know you’ve struck gold.
“With a big list of models and options one could build a very personalized Camaro,” Warner continued. “Camaros were road racing and drag racing champions, luxury GT cars, Saturday night cruisers, top-down beach cruisers, you name it. Now they’ve taken their rightful place as true modern classics.”
For complete information about the 22nd Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, please visit www.ameliaconcours.org