Michigan to host 50th birthday rally
The very first Chevy Camaro started to arrive to dealerships on Sept. 29, 1966. We are nearing the 50th anniversary of this first shot fired in the “Muscle Car Wars” that would last well into the 1970s. To commemorate 50 years and six generations of Camaro, General Motors is organizing a special weekend of activities at the ancestral home of the car near Detroit, Michigan. Taking place August 18-20, it is a weekend for Camaro fans produced by the people that brought fans the Chevy Camaro. If you are fan, and want to travel to Detroit, for the Camaro 50th Anniversary Weekend, Don Wheaton has put together some basic information.
Lansing Grand River Plant
The Camaro 50th Anniversary Weekend starts where the car itself is born, the Lansing Grand River Plant. On Aug. 18, Chevrolet will have a parking lot set up for Camaro-only area that will accommodate up to 500 cars. Tours of the plant will be available from 7 a.m. (local time) until 3:30 p.m. and should last about 45 minutes.
Grab your keys and a coffee
If you drive your Camaro (from any era) to the Camaro 50th Anniversary Weekend, Chevy is inviting you out for a cup of coffee and a chance to meet with other owners. The first 500 Camaros to arrive at Joe Louis Arena Riverfront parking lot will be able to chat about the cars they love. At 9:45 a.m. a procession will be led around the area’s famous cruise strip.
Don Wheaton will be staying on top of these events when the Camaro 50th Anniversary Weekend gets underway. You will be able to follow along on the Don Wheaton Blog, as well as on our various social media platforms — Twitter: @DonWheatonGM — Facebook: Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and on Google+: Don Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac LTD. If you would like to own a piece of this storied history, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.