Wounded Veterans Receive First Chevrolet COPO Camaro Auction Proceeds

2014 COPO Camaro being auctioned off to support the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans.

More wounded veterans can now participate in marathons, thanks to Chevrolet. The American carmaker recently made a $400,000 donation to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, a program that helps veterans wounded in war participate in races. This donation represents the sale of the first-ever 2015 COPO Camaro racecar, which sold earlier this month at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.

“This sale gave the highest bidder the opportunity to buy the first of only 69 factory-assembled 2015 COPO Camaro race cars, the final year of the fifth-generation Camaro,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Chevrolet was excited to offer this milestone Camaro to help a very worthy organization.”

 The COPO Camaro was hand-built, carrying the serial number, ‘2015COPO001’. With a distinctive styling, this racecar features a white exterior that is highlighted with matte gray and orange accents. It even features bold “15” graphics. Chevrolet has also fitted the COPO with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger, which is rated at 555 horsepower. The first Chevrolet COPO Camaro auction proceeds will allow the Achilles Freedom Team to support more wounded athletes as they train to reach their racing goals.

For those of you interested in adding a Camaro to your collection, don’t forget to stop in to Stalker Chevrolet today.

GM and MTU Join Forces to Serve Wounded Veterans

We here at Stalker Chevrolet are very proud to be a part of the GM and Chevrolet team. GM’s Chairman and CEO, Dan Akerson, announced last week that GM and Michigan Tech have joined forces to redesign hand cycles used by wounded veterans. Hand cycles are a type of three wheeled cycle which is powered by cranking the handlebars. The redesigned hand cycles are going to be more durable, comfortable, and portable. These redesigned cycles, 10 prototypes in all, will be given to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, which is a program to help wounded veterans train on hand cycles, next year for use in marathons across the country.

Akerson may have said it best in regards to GM’s commitment to helping our veterans. “GM has a long tradition of serving those who serve. That includes devoting our engineering and technology resources to give these veterans a competition-worthy cycle that honors their sacrifice for our country.”

On top of that, the Military Tribute Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 design by award-winning military artist Mickey Harris will be auctioned off in January to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team.

Stalker Chevrolet would like to say thank you to all of the veterans out there.

Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans Hand Cycle