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13 Sep, 2010

Lone Star Camaro-Remembering 9/11 & Supporting Local Children

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Sept 11th was not only a day of remembrance, but also a day to celebrate. Lone Star Camaro, a non-profit Camaro club based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, teamed up with Classic Chevrolet, Grapevine to help raise money for the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial in Grapevine, Texas. [PHOTOS]

This memorial is a bronze sculpture based on the design of Bryce Cameron Liston of Salt Lake City, Utah and sculpted by Dean Thompson. It is executed in the Grande style which is one and one half life size. The Memorial has five figures; two pilots, two flight attendants, and a child representing the traveling public. The figures are 14 feet high and, with the base, stand 18 feet tall. It is sited facing west on a compass rose. Engraved pavers encircle the site. The figures stand on a single block of white Texas limestone. The names of the crew members of the 9/11 flights are engraved on slabs of granite surrounding the base. It is truly beautiful and awe-inspiring. Thanks to the support of Lone Star Camaro’s members and guests, Eric Hall and the team over at Classic Chevrolet, Grapevine, we were proud to present a check for $3,500.00 to go towards new lighting for this awe-inspiring memorial.

With this donation, Lone Star Camaro was honored to have an engraved double size brick that read “Lone Star Camaro – Dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001” permanently placed at the memorial site.

With nearly 75 Camaros, Lone Star Camaro then headed to Texas Motor Speedway for our 2nd time in less than a year for Laps for Charity. Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. For a modest donation, Lone Star Camaro members and guests were able to take three laps around Texas Motor Speedway track in our Camaros. In addition, there were additional donations for pictures in Victory Lane, souvenir t-shirts and additional lap runs. Lone Star Camaro was able to raise nearly $3000.00 for Speedways Children’s Charities. For the 2nd time in SSC Laps for Charity history, Lone Star Camaro was the largest car group in attendance.

See the PHOTOS from the event at the following LINK

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