2016 Chicago Blackhawks Chevy Camaro SS Coupe

One of the most talked about NHL teams of the last year has been the Chicago Blackhawks.  After winning their 6th Stanley cup (3 in the past 6 seasons), the team has been gaining a bigger fan base with each game.  A Blackhawks related contest has been gaining momentum and fans as well; I mean, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to win a one of a kind, custom car?  The 2016 Chicago Blackhawks themed Chevy Camaro SS Coupe is the sixth model designed and given away by Chevy Drives Chicago.  One lucky fan will drive away with this awesome car at the end of the 2016 season. 

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RealWheels Corp (RWC) has taken the challenge from day 1 to bring you a unique, one of a kind Camaro, and in the last 6 years it has gained the attention of many fans.  This is also Captain Jonathan Toews’ and Patrick Kane’s 6th year being the ambassadors of the project. I am proud to have been able to assist with the project and very excited for the lucky winner to take home his/her prize. 

In previous years, the Blackhawks Camaro has been a convertible.  But with Chevrolet introducing a newly redesigned Camaro for 2016, the convertible was not available until the Spring, so RWC went with the coupe. This SS is the fastest Camaro SS to date, pushing 455hp and 455 lb-fts of torque from a 6.2L V8.  I had the opportunity to drive the car before the transformation begun and wow.  There really is a night and day difference from last year’s project.  It’s lighter, smaller, shares the same motor as the Corvette Stingray LT1 6.2 V8, and has 29 more horsepower than 2015. 

Whoever wins this car better hold on!!  It’s going to surprise you in every way.  The car came so well equipped that we didn’t do anything underneath the hood or structurally.  I believe you’ll be ok with the amount of horsepower the car comes with.  What RWC did do was team up with a number of design teams, including B-Forged Wheels, a local manufacture out of La Grange, IL.  B-Forged did an amazing job designing custom made, 22” 180 RL 3 piece forged wheels, which are staggered and wrapped with Pirelli tires.  The photos do not do these awesome rims justice…you must see them in person.

The exterior has a custom paint job courtesy of Modern Bow Tie featuring a GM Phantom Satin Grey metallic base, with a Raven Gloss Black racing stripe on the hood, full roof and rear wing.   This black was also used for accent pieces around the car.  As an added touch, Victory Red was added on the bottom of the side mirrors and grill accents. This paint combo really gives the car an “I mean business” look.  This was the whole vision when the Chevy Drives Chicago and RWC teams met late last year, and I think you’ll agree they definitely achieved that with this year’s design.

You can’t just have a cool paint job and rims without having a unique interior.  Alea Leather returned to the project to contribute to the entirely redesigned interior.  Not only did they go above and beyond with adding custom embroidery featuring the Blackhawks logo, but included an entirely new pattern that they have recently announced will be added to their award winning line up.  This is a soft napa leather with team color stitching.  Mostly black with little grey with red stitching.  They did a fantastic job once again, and are a great partner to work with. 

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You are probably asking yourself now, “How do I win this vehicle?”  All you have to do is visit the Chevy Drives Chicago website to register.  There is no purchase necessary, and you can get a peek at the car at the Chicago Auto Show going on RIGHT NOW!  Head to the Chevy Drives Chicago fan zone, check out the car, and register on site.  There will also be a Blackhawks gift shop, special appearances from several players, games and many other surprises so don’t miss out on the excitement. 

I’d personally like to thank all who contributed to this project, with a special thanks to B-Forged Wheels, Alea Leather, and Modern Bow Tie painting for an amazing job.  RealWheels Corp has outdone themselves again for the 6th year in a row.  Now that you have seen exclusive photographs of the vehicle, make sure to head over to Chicago Auto Show and register at the Chevy Drives Chicago fan zone booth.  This vehicle will also be displayed after the Auto Show at all Chicago Blackhawks homes games.  If you can’t make it to the auto show or home game, visit the Chevy Drives Chicago website today. 

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2015 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible - Chicago Blackhawks

Another hockey season has begun, which means a chance to win a custom built, 2015 Chevy Camaro Blackhawks Edition could be yours.  For the past six years, Chevy Drives Chicago has partnered up with one of the hottest and most successful NHL teams, The Chicago Blackhawks, to offer one lucky fan a chance to win a custom designed Chicago Blackhawks Chevy Camaro SS Convertible.  To enter this year’s contest, visit the Chevy Drives Chicago website to register.  You will also be able to register (and drool) in person now that the car is on display at the United Center for all Blackhawks home games, and will also be on display the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

2010 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro - First Camaro made  Picture from web - motor authority.com

2010 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro - First Camaro made

Picture from web - motor authority.com

Each year, the project gets more and more media attention, including print, commercials, and being featured on several websites such as www.Yahoo.com and www.cars.com.  The design evolves and is unique each year, so the anticipation of the reveal is always fun to experience.  I have some insight into this year’s design, and I can promise you, it does not disappoint!

2011 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro  Picture taken by Michael Chunko found on Web (Flickr)

2011 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro

Picture taken by Michael Chunko found on Web (Flickr)

Given the success of the Blackhawks, the car continues to be a hot item of interest each year.  Real Wheels Corporation (RWC) has worked on this project since day one, and continually strives to create a jaw dropping design each year.  As the years go on, the car is outfitted with more and more custom parts, making it a truly unique and eye-catching vehicle.  For 2015, RWC has teamed up with some new manufacturers to give this model a fresh new look.

2012 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro SS Convertible   Picture from web at CSN Chicago

2012 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro SS Convertible 

Picture from web at CSN Chicago

 

Alea Leather has signed on to create an entirely custom interior.   Alea Leather is a rapidly growing company, and they are definitely making noise in the automotive industry with their affordable and award winning designs.  The 2015 Blackhawks Camaro features custom seat covers made of top of the line Napa leather and the Blackhawks logo stitched in, as well as leather covering on parts of the dash and steering wheel.   This is a new feature for this year, and it truly fits the style of the car.  MagnaFlow is one of the leading exhaust manufacturers, and has contributed a new exhaust for this project.  MagnaFlow specializes in throaty sound and performance, which gives the Camaro a very aggressive road presence. 

 

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro SS Convertible   Picture provided by Chris Chavez Photography

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Camaro SS Convertible 

Picture provided by Chris Chavez Photography

ACS composites has worked on previous years’ projects, and again this year in providing the body kit, which showcases new splitters, rockers, and hood insert.  To complement the aggressive body styling, 2Crave has outfitted the Camaro with their newest Mach 8 wheels, 22x9 in the front and 22x10.5 in the rear, creating a staggered look with a 1.5 inch drop.  Varad provided custom lighting behind the grill and throughout the vehicle.  Finally, Estrada Customs of Vernon Hills painted the vehicle in a factory white and red with a true black accent as part the custom design.   Seriously, you will be blown away by the final product!

2014 Chicago Blackhawks Chevy Camaro SS Convertible -  Picture provided by Chris Chavez Photography

2014 Chicago Blackhawks Chevy Camaro SS Convertible -

Picture provided by Chris Chavez Photography

 

So now you have another reason to check out the Blackhaws at home.  If you can't make a game, be sure to attend the 2015 Chicago Auto Show for your chance to register to win this one of a kind creation.  Head over to www.chevydriveschicago.com to register and catch a peek of the finished product.

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