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Old 12-12-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Post 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 chevy.com/military 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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Old 12-12-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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I like!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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this is going to go for big bucks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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Guess Hendrick will have another Camaro to his stable. LOL
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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that is a serious paint job.

Why a non-RS??
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #6
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What a fantastic paint job.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #7
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So this is a different one than we saw at sema and Camaro fest?
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #8
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:06 PM   #9
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Interesting............gotta hit the lottery quick. Oh! and its all for a great cause.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #10
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Nice paint job!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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I hope that this raises over $350,000.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:18 AM   #12
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i know it was designed by an airbrush artist, but IS IT AIRBRUSH? Or just a very detailed wrap?
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #13
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Really Nice!!! All of us that served or currently serivng can appreciate this!
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:20 AM   #14
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the paintjob is awesome
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #15
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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

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 !
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:57 AM   #16
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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!
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:00 AM   #17
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nicely done
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:47 AM   #18
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:43 PM   #19
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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Sold today for $175K bought by a Internet Bidder.
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