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Mr. Wyndham 04-03-2013 07:33 PM

Hot Wheels Camaros Rolling Around Indy as 500 Festival Cars
 
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The 33 directors of the 500 Festival received their Indianapolis 500 Chevrolet Camaros in a ceremony Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a longtime tradition leading into the Month of May and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

The “Festival cars” have reminded Indianapolis-area residents of the upcoming Indianapolis 500 since the 1960s, and this year’s unique cars will capture more attention and start more conversation than usual as they are driven around Central Indiana.

Each of the 500 Festival cars this year is a special Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition convertible, which will arrive at Chevrolet dealerships this spring after a limited, one-time production run. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.

The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition echoes the cues that Hot Wheels enthusiasts recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and even the red-lined wheels. The result is instantly recognizable as a Hot Wheels.

Available in coupe and convertible models and in 2LT (V-6) and 2SS (V-8) trims, the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition cars feature Hot Wheels grille and decklid logos and Hot Wheels Edition sill plates among its exterior and interior styling.

SS models feature a 6.2L V-8, which is offered in two iterations: the “L99” on automatic-equipped vehicles and the “LS3” on manual-equipped models. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) and torque is 410 lb.-ft. (556 Nm) – and it features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management. The LS3 develops 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm) of torque.

LT-based models feature the “LFX” 3.6L V-6 engine, with dual-overhead camshafts, variable valve timing and direct injection. It’s rated at 323 horsepower at 6,800 rpm.

A dual-mode exhaust system is available on SS models with the six-speed manual transmission, as well as LT models with either the manual or automatic transmission. Similar to the systems found on the Camaro ZL1, the vacuum-actuated system provides a quieter driving experience at low engine speeds and a more aggressive sound during hard acceleration.

The original Custom Camaro 1:64-scale toy from 1968 was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels issued and remains one of the most valuable Hot Wheels toys among collectors.

A Chevrolet Volt also was presented to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard during the ceremony.

The 97th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26. Opening Day is Saturday, May 11.


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2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 26 at IMS.

Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

Children 12 and under will be receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are on sale. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775 for more information.

Angrybird 12 04-03-2013 07:41 PM

Has the pace car been announced yet? I can't find anything on it. I predicted it would be a Stingray.... I still hope it will be.

Camaro_34 04-03-2013 07:42 PM

I dont understand all the hype about the hot wheels car.

Mr. Wyndham 04-03-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Camaro_34 (Post 6378516)
I dont understand all the hype about the hot wheels car.

That color is stunning....Hot Wheels is a big name for big kids stuck inside adult bodies...and they had more input than most people think on the design of it.

Not for me. But still very cool. :D

Fish-man 04-03-2013 07:59 PM

Cool! Looks like only verts?

Cheveey57 04-03-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Camaro_34 (Post 6378516)
I dont understand all the hype about the hot wheels car.

Last year I sold my Hotwheels "redline" collection for 7k. Guys our age that were collecting them when they just coming out in 1968 are very passionate about collecting and reliving our youth with all size toys..

b4z 04-03-2013 08:05 PM

My guess is that the licensing fee paid to "Mattel" is probably the main reason the option was so ridiculously expensive.

Camaro_34 04-03-2013 08:09 PM

Personally I think that most people see "Hot Wheels" labels on the car, and thinking you need to grow up.Also the wheels are hideous. The color is nice, but not worth the name.

RubyCamaro 04-03-2013 08:10 PM

Cool!

Angrybird 12 04-03-2013 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Camaro_34 (Post 6378651)
Personally I think that most people see "Hot Wheels" labels on the car, and thinking you need to grow up.Also the wheels are hideous. The color is nice, but not worth the name.

The saying goes... Do we stop playing because we grow old, or do we grow old because we stop playing?

lee93 04-03-2013 08:32 PM

They look awsome in the Sun! Thank you Chevrolet.

FurySS 04-03-2013 08:34 PM

A few of us that helped get these cars ready have put pics in this thread :thumb:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286952

rtcat600man 04-03-2013 09:35 PM

AWESOME.......can't wait to see more of these performing.

Austin45 04-03-2013 11:06 PM

I remember seeing a picture of a truck carrying nothing but Hot Wheel Convertibles, cool to find out they were headed there.

MIT'13 04-04-2013 12:01 AM

Looks cool.
That's a great color

Bonemaro 04-04-2013 12:30 AM

Very cool. Camaro leads the way once again !! Thank You Chevrolet

Sevn86 04-04-2013 12:43 AM

I like the hot wheels camaro. The color is gorgeous.

Marsha1 04-04-2013 05:49 AM

This Hot Wheels Fad is no more ridiculous than those that went out and bought the Transformer edition.

Trailnut 04-04-2013 06:41 AM

I saw one at the Dealer on Saturday when i picked up my new Camaro :) it is very cool !

Kevlar382 04-04-2013 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Marsha1 (Post 6380165)
This Hot Wheels Fad is no more ridiculous than those that went out and bought the Transformer edition.

That's a very good point by you. Don't care for either one, but to each his own. A lot of people seem to like them.

1camaro70 04-04-2013 07:22 AM

here we go with Chevrolet promoting an UGLY unsaleable medium BLUE color (like ABM) to the American public, why show a color that will not sell or should not be produced? We need a petition to have Chevrolet repaint these cars to avoid the embarrassment.

Now get rid of the UGLY Laguna Blue on the 2014 Corvette (but wait until I get one to go with my ABM Camaro).

JR3 04-04-2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Wyndham (Post 6378464)

Great looking car and a great looking color. Thanks 4 posting.

JC6 04-04-2013 09:01 AM

Hot Car! I dig that car....:happy0180:

snizzle 04-04-2013 09:07 AM

Those should have been the 45th wheels. Ugh.

cshaw2049 04-04-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 1camaro70 (Post 6380342)
here we go with Chevrolet promoting an UGLY unsaleable medium BLUE color (like ABM) to the American public, why show a color that will not sell or should not be produced? We need a petition to have Chevrolet repaint these cars to avoid the embarrassment.

Now get rid of the UGLY Laguna Blue on the 2014 Corvette (but wait until I get one to go with my ABM Camaro).

Couldn't agree more. :thumbup:


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