Podcast #375 – SEMA Show 2012 Part 2
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From October 29 through November 2, CamaroZ28.Com will be walking the SEMA 2012 show floor grabbing the latest Camaro images and uploading them to this forum in real-time. Visit often to see what we see!
LAS VEGAS – The last 2012 COPO Camaro debuted today at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas, and it’s headed to the auction block. Chevrolet will sell the Inferno Orange Metallic convertible race car at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, in January, to benefit the American Heart Association.
A few factors should make this supercharged drop-top more enticing to bidders:
- It’s one of 69 COPO Camaro race cars built by Chevrolet for 2012 – and it’s car number 69 of the sequenced production matched to its engine
- It’s one of only two convertibles built – the other being car number 68 (which has been set aside by Chevrolet and isn’t planned for public sale)
- It’s one of 20 cars built with the 327 engine and 4.0L supercharger
- It’s the only ’12 COPO Camaro painted Inferno Orange Metallic – and features additional custom graphics and special interior trim
- It’s the only example built with a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.
The top is fully operational, although it must be up when racing, per NHRA rules.
Full-Scale Driving Fun: Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition
Chevrolet to offer first-ever drivable Hot Wheels production model
LAS VEGAS – The dream of millions of Hot Wheels® fans of all ages will come when the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels® car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.
Blister packaging and orange race track not included.
“Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”
The Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition debuted today at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013 – and like the collectable toys on which it is based — when they’re gone, they’re gone.
“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels and I have yet to drive one home,” said Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”
The appearance of 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.