Chevrolet Camaro Military Tribute
At the 112th Army-Navy Game presented by USAA, Chevrolet announced that proceeds from a special Military Tribute Camaro will go to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.
Chevrolet hosted several military families and Achilles team members at the game, and played tribute to wounded servicemen and women.
“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 showed 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.
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.
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.
This Camaro was sold to an internet bidder for $175,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction. The money will help support the Achilles Freedom Team, which helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through athletics, including marathons.
Source: Chevrolet press