If you have 50 years under your belt building an iconic performance car that's has been tearing up road courses, drag strips, and main streets of America for decades, you have more than earned the right to flaunt your heritage. That's exactly what Chevrolet did on the Friday morning before the Woodward Dream Cruise. Camaros from all six generations gathered along the riverfront in downtown Detroit as over 250 owners from 11 states, and Canada, came together for a "Camaros and Coffee" get together.
After the coffee and donuts were inhaled, it was time to saddle up.The owners started with a victory lap down Woodward Avenue to flaunt their badass Bow Ties, then it was time for the "Camaro Rally;" leading the pack was an original 1991 Michigan State Police B4C Special Service Camaro and a pack of motorcycle cops normally reserved for the President or other visiting dignitaries. The crowds of enthusiasts and sightseers who lined up along Woodward also got the treat of seeing a caravan of Camaros rolling down the fabled avenue that runs through Detroit and out to its northern suburbs. We were also back behind the wheel of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition and felt like rock stars as we rolled past GM World Headquarters in Detroit; employees dotted the sidewalk, waving and cheering us on.
Remember, Woodward Avenue was the epicenter for cars, cruising, street racing, and other high-octane activities in the Motor City for over 60 years.
To give you an idea on how big the Camaros and Coffee event was, Mark Reuss, GM Executive Vice President, was on hand to personally welcome the hundreds of Chevy enthusiasts to the event. Reuss spoke of the importance Camaro has played in the company's history for 50 years. Reuss was also checking out Mark Stielow's 1969 Pro-Touring Camaro while doing some bench racing. Other GM big wigs included Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer for Camaro, who was working the crowds and chatting about the upcoming 2017 Camaro ZL1.
So, check out our awesome photo gallery and video of the Camaros and Coffee/Camaro Rally event. Remember, if you're going to the Woodward Dream Cruise, go full throttle or just don't go.