‘2010 Collectible Car of the Future’ award goes to Chevrolet Camaro

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 13, 2010

Of the different cars and trucks launched in the U.S. back in 2010, the Chevrolet Camaro could be the one most desired by many future car collectors. This was the prediction made by Friends of the National Automotive History Collection. The members of this organization have been known to support the automotive collection that is at the Detroit Public Library.

The group votes yearly to predict what would be the "Collectible Vehicle of the Future" from a selection of cars and trucks manufactured in the U.S. Of the 13 new vehicles that were launched in 2010, the organization selected the Camaro. This award was presented to executives of Chevrolet during the organization’s annual holiday reception.

It was held on Thursday, December 9 at the headquarters of the NAHC at its Skillman Branch Library located in downtown Detroit. NAHC Board of Trustees chairman Charles K. Hyde shared that what makes this award unique compared to the various 'Vehicle of the Year' awards is that who voted were 'car buffs' who know just how the value of these cars can increase.

He added that for this year, members were asked to determine what vehicle they expect would catch the attention of the Woodward Cruise of 2035. Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager and General Motors vice president, related that the Camaro had managed to give an advanced package when it comes to comfort, technology, and even performance.

Peper said that this version of the Camaro is for the old and young generations of enthusiasts and that it continues to honor the tradition of the Chevrolet Camaro with a contemporary design. This model was made using the rear-wheel-drive passenger car platform and as such embodied the vehicle development and design process of General Motors.

While the concept was originally conceived in the U.S., it was engineered in collaboration with the Australian team. The assembly was done by GM’s Oshawa, Ontario, Canada plant. The new model was validated on different roads around the world. The design of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was close to its original concept.

This is because it acknowledged the tradition started by the first-generation Camaro that was manufactured from 1967 up to 1969. This two-door sports coupe continued to have the classic proportions above a wheelbase that measured 112.3-inch or about 2,852 mm. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro had a length of 190.4 inches (4,836 mm), the width measured 75.5 inches (1,918 mm), while the height stood at 54.2 inches (1,376 mm).

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Auto Library Friends Pick Chevrolet Camaro as 2010's 'Collectible Car of the Future'

From America's new cars and trucks launched in 2010, the Chevrolet Camaro will become the most desired by future car collectors. That is the prediction of the Friends of the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC).

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."

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