Chevrolet’s answer to the success of the Ford Mustang in the fall of 1966, was the Camaro. Of course there was some catching up to be accomplished, but the battle between Ford and Chevy will continue in perpetuity.
Camaro Fun Facts
The car carried a base price of $2,466 and offered a wide range of options, including a choice of 15 exterior colors, eight interior colors, and seven V6 and V8 engines.
The Camaro Has Inspired Songs
Like other fast cars, the Camaro has inspired its share of pop songs over the years. The first was “Camaro” by The Cyrkle, a trio best known for the hit “Red Rubber Ball.” The song was commissioned by GM to promote the vehicle at Chevy dealerships. Unfortunately, the band’s appeal didn’t last as long as the car being sung about — The Cyrkle broke up in 1967. Other Chevy-inspired songs include “Bitchin’ Camaro” by The Dead Milkmen, “Go Lil’ Camaro, Go” by The Ramones, and “Red Camaro” by Rascal Flatts.