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The Chevy Camaro Celebrates its 50th at Woodward Dream Cruise [VIDEO]

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Detroit hosted the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise this past weekend, with the annual event once again attracting the cool cars and hot weather people have come to expect.

This year, though, there were even more Camaros than usual, since Chevrolet was celebrating the classic muscle car’s 50th anniversary. Reportedly, over 200 Camaros showed up for the Dream Cruise, including the very first Camaro ever built, VIN #001, which was displayed in a glass case.

Nicely bookending the first production Camaro was the all-new 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition, which showed up to Woodward fresh off of its visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t make it to Michigan, Chevy was able to capture some of the festivities on film. Take a look:

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On Thursday, Camaro aficionados who made the pilgrimage to Detroit were treated to a tour of the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, where the car is currently built. Then on Friday, hundreds of Camaros paraded from the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit to Woodward Avenue, America’s first paved road.

“The atmosphere at these rallies, I think, is electric,” said Tom Peters, Director of Design for Chevrolet Performance Exteriors. “You feel the passion of these cars come through their owners.”

The enthusiasm of “Camaro Nation,” as engineer Al Oppenheiser calls it, is quite evident in the video. The drivers revving their engines and showing off their cars clearly view Camaro ownership as admittance into a unique family—one that spans six generations.

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