ChevyDrivesChicago.com, in partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy dealers, has commissioned another exciting vehicle for one lucky fan to win in the annual Chicago Blackhawks Camaro giveaway. For the last 5 years, a one of a kind Chicago Blackhawks themed Chevy Camaro has been built and given away to the winner at the end of the hockey season. This particular vehicle will hold a special interest to many hard core fans as it celebrates the 2013 winning season, and the drive to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
RealWheels Corporation and Project Manager Cory Polka have again taken on the challenge to make 2014 Chevy Camaro SS Convertible the best Blackhawks car yet. Cory really wanted this one to be special since the Blackhawks are the defending NHL Champions. Advance Composite Specialties sent over their latest body kit, the ACS-T4. This kit included new rockers and a front splitter, which gave the car the aggressive look they were aiming for. He added to the aggressive feel by giving the car 22” 2Crave No.14 rims on 245/30/22 tires in front and 295/30/22 tires in the rear. The rims were custom painted with team colors with the team name added on the lip. The new stance was created with a Ground Force lowering kit.
As in previous years, the exterior of the car was painted in the team colors, with a few special accents added in. Estrada Customs took care of the custom painting using a combination of True Black and Victory Red with a Pure White accent to bring the car to life. The Black racing stripe was added to complete the fierce look and accentuate the new air dam featured in the 2014 model Camaro.
Katzkin Leathers created the customer interior using the team colors, featuring a black body with special Crimson Carbon inserts that mimic the teams jersey. Blackhawks logos embroidered on the head and arm rest finish off the seats. A custom Blackhawks silhouette on both door panels is covered in red suede to give it an awesome embossed 3D look. With red Varad accent lighting, the custom billet features from RWC really pop. The most exciting part of the interior is the custom made shifter. Not only was it custom made with a hockey puck, it is signed by both Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. And since no car would be complete without new sounds, Cartronix Inc added a premium Phoenix Gold Audio system.
Under the hood RWC had Liquid Ink add some of their special touches. Starting with the engine cover using hydro-graphics, they wrapped it in a tow-tone bred and black carbon fiber. This carried into the stabilizer bar and was finished off with the straight black carbon fiber on the air intake and fuse panel covers.
I’ve been fortunate to photograph some of the previous years’ editions, and I have to say that this year’s car is hands down my favorite. From the planning to all of the hard work put into building this, you can tell how much ChevyDrivesChicago.com and RealWheels Corp care about producing a quality product. When you go check this out at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, be sure to take a close look at the custom upper and lower grilles featuring custom silhouette Blackhawks logos. Cory added a VERY special something extra that no other NHL team can say they have. I will not spoil this extra feature; you will have to look very carefully to find it!
The Camaro will debut at The 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and will be on display at all Blackhawks home games. It is scheduled to make appearances throughout Chicagoland for the remainder of the Summer. You can register to win this awesome car at any one of these locations and the winner will be announced at the end of the 2014 NHL season. One lucky fan will take delivery at the annual Blackhawks Convention in downtown Chicago…it could be you! For more information please visitwww.chevydriveschicago.com
Top four photographs from previous years starting in 2010. Photographs from web.
Pictures provided by Chris Chavez Photography