Chevrolet Introduced the Camaro…
…on June 28, 1966 and began making them in August. By September, the first cars were delivered to the public. Ever since then, every Camaro ever built has had a singular goal: beat Mustang. It’s the most intense and enduring rivalry in America, and arguably the world.
Once the word “Camaro” was out there, no one really knew what it meant.
The official company line in 1966 was that it’s an old French slang term for camaraderie and friendship, though some GM brass told the press it’s “a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” Later, legends grew to include a rare disease that kills horses (ie., Mustangs). In reality, it’s a unique name that met Chevrolet’s main requirement of starting with the letter C (think Corvette, Chevelle, Corvair, etc.).
Taken from Eckler’s Rick’s Camaro catalogue
Our mission is to celebrate and preserve the history of the Chevrolet Camaro as well as provide opportunities for its members to meet, socialize, participate in fun activities and maintain a spirit of friendship and camaraderie.
Villages Camaro Club was founded in June of 2014 by Ray Shaffer. We currently have 53 members with 38 Camaros.
We support several charitable and community events including Villagers for Veterans, Fireman's Association and Kids, Cops and Christmas with the Sumter County Sheriffs Department.