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Tran 12-12-2011 09:57 AM

Chevy Announces Auction of the Military Tribute Camaro
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– At [this past] Saturday’s 112th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Chevrolet [announced] that proceeds from next month’s sale of a special Military Tribute Camaro will go to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

Chevrolet is the official vehicle of what has been called “America’s Game,” which [began] at 2:30 p.m. EST on CBS and the Armed Forces Network from FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

Chevrolet is hosting several military families and Achilles team members at the game, and is paying tribute to wounded servicemen and women and the team with a 30-second TV spot and a short tribute to members who participated in the recent Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon. An accompanying article at profiles hand cyclist Lance Cpl. Justin Gaertner of Pasco County, Fla., who lost both legs while serving his third tour in Afghanistan.

“We at Chevrolet want to do all we can to show our gratitude to the men and women serving in our armed forces, those who come home with life-changing injuries, like Cpl. Gaertner, and our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet Global Marketing and Strategy.

CBS Sports will show the car in a segment with GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate; Genna Griffith, director of the Achilles Freedom Team, and team members. Last year at the game, Chevrolet donated a Silverado HD pickup to the Achilles team to transport athletes’ hand cycles and other equipment.

The Military Tribute Camaro represents all five branches of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard) and some of the military’s highest individual awards and current campaign medals. It will be sold by Barrett-Jackson, an auctioneer of collector vehicles, at its Jan. 17-22 event in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The car was designed by award-winning artist Mickey Harris. Harris, who grew up on military installations, has been airbrushing for 33 years and has an extensive portfolio of military art that has earned him worldwide acclaim.

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Jay_LHD3 12-12-2011 11:35 AM

I like!!

franknbeans 12-12-2011 11:54 AM

this is going to go for big bucks.

motorhead 12-12-2011 11:56 AM

Guess Hendrick will have another Camaro to his stable. LOL

vroomapunk 12-12-2011 12:11 PM

that is a serious paint job.

Why a non-RS??

Brianskeet 12-12-2011 12:16 PM

What a fantastic paint job.

ZZTOM 12-12-2011 12:34 PM

So this is a different one than we saw at sema and Camaro fest?

The Shadoww 12-12-2011 02:06 PM

Wow, that's amazing!

Caspers2SSRS 12-12-2011 06:06 PM

Interesting............gotta hit the lottery quick. Oh! and its all for a great cause.

Sevn86 12-12-2011 07:32 PM

Nice paint job!

Char1ieone 12-13-2011 12:05 AM

I hope that this raises over $350,000.

BU_Gingerneer 12-13-2011 05:18 AM

i know it was designed by an airbrush artist, but IS IT AIRBRUSH? Or just a very detailed wrap?

1985airborne 12-13-2011 08:15 AM

Really Nice!!! All of us that served or currently serivng can appreciate this!

Sebastian 12-13-2011 08:20 AM

the paintjob is awesome

thespymaster 12-13-2011 09:27 AM

I've been bugging "FBODFATHER" for almost a year about when they would bring "Strength & Honor" to auction, heck even tried to buy it direct :D :D

And now, I see it going out of my grasp at Barrett Jackson, as I'm pretty sure its going to fetch in excess of $100,000 +

GM is doing a great with the charity benefiting from this auction and proud to say I'm a GM owner ! :chevy:

fbodfather 12-13-2011 09:57 AM

to answer a few questions:

It is airbrushed by world-renowned Artist Mickey Harris. It is not a 'wrap.'

It is done free-hand, not drawn on the car first - -

This was done prior to my commissioning him to do the "American Pride" Camaro - which, by the way, will remain in GM's Heritage Collection.

It was not an RS as the car was an early 2010 Camaro - we took a vehicle from our fleet rather than produce a car specifically for use as a canvas....

.....and Kelly - I wish we could sell cars like this direct, but we're prohibited by Corp. to do so........but, the proceeds as we both know will go to a great cause!

changprice 12-13-2011 10:00 AM

nicely done :chevy::w00t:

jose1003 12-13-2011 10:47 AM

great job

68RS 12-13-2011 09:43 PM

All you need is to mount a .50 Cal M2 on the top and you are ready to go to work!

Char1ieone 12-18-2011 11:44 PM

You know I think it would be great if Camaro5 could get into contact of the person who wins thwe bidding on this Camaro and invite him/her to Camaro5Fest III so we could possibly all see it in person and hopefully next to the American Pride Camaro commission and get to see Mr. Harris' amazing artisitic work.

Whisper Jet 01-22-2012 10:49 PM

Sold today for $175K bought by a Internet Bidder.

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