The employees, union guests and executives commemorated the event in the company of Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., two well-known motorsports figures.
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M. Hendrick is the owner of the NASCAR team of the same name; he acquired the very first Camaro Coupe, and will acquire the very first convertible to roll off the assembly line, via the Barrett-Jackson auction, the proceeds of which were donated to charity.
“I grew up loving the Chevrolet brand, and I've never raced anything else. As a Chevy enthusiast, it's been exciting to see the Camaro return as such a world-class, high-performance car. The folks in Oshawa make some of the best products on the road, so the opportunity to meet them and thank them for what they do is a real privilege,” said Hendrick.
Driver of a Hendrick Chevy in the Sprint Cup series, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is the proud owner of a 1972 Camaro and says he can’t wait to get his hands on one of the new convertibles.
The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will be available in Canada in February from $33,995. The standard model will be powered by a 312-hp, direct injection V6, while the SS version will boast a 426-hp, 6.2-litre V8.