After heated discussion at the office (OK, I admit it was a bar), we decided to use a Camaro in Tunerz. So we feel vindicated that the 2010 version has just been voted as this year’s ‘Collectible Car of the Future’ by the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC) in the US.
Members of the organization, which supports the world-famous automotive collection at the Detroit Public Library, vote annually to predict the “Collectible Vehicle of the Future” from the year’s new American-built cars and trucks. The Camaro was selected from 13 all-new vehicles launched in 2010.
The award will be presented to Chevrolet executives by the Friends of the NAHC at their annual holiday reception on Thursday, December 9 at the NAHC’s quarters in the Skillman Branch Library in downtown Detroit.
Charles K. Hyde, chairman of the NAHC Board of Trustees, said “this selection is unique among all the ‘Vehicle of the Year’ awards, because it is selected by ‘car buffs’ who know what future collectors will value. We asked our members to predict which of this year’s new vehicles will turn heads in the Woodward Cruise of 2035.”
“Our mission with the 21st century Chevy Camaro was to draw on the passion and heritage, expressing it in a new and modern car with design, technology and quality to carry the legacy forward,” said Tom Peters, Camaro chief designer. “It’s simple; the new Camaro puts smiles on the faces of car enthusiasts of all ages.”
Click through to discover the winners of previous years:
Previous winners are:
|2007||Dodge Viper SRT10|
|1996||Chrysler Sebring Convertible|
|1995||Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora|
|(None selected from 1997 to 2001)|