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56 Years Ago, Today

Alameda Post - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe. Photo courtesy General Motors.

Thursday, June 28, 1966 – Chevrolet introduces the all-new Camaro and launches the longest-lived rivalry in automotive history.

When the automotive media laid eyes upon the Camaro it was obvious Chevy was gunning for the Mustang. Confirming those suspicions, when asked what the name “Camaro” means, Chevy reps replied, “Camaro was a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” Thus launched the Pony Car wars that continue to this day.

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