Recently, Chevrolet held a contest to have its owners and enthusiasts decide what they thought was the “Best Chevy of All Time”. Many great cars built through the years by Chevrolet come to mind; 1957 Belair, many Corvette designs, The Chevelle SS, but the winner was ultimately the 1969 Camaro that took home the nod.
Tom Peters (Director of Performance Vehicles) has had his hand in many of the performance-based Chevrolets that have emerged as of late. He’s not upset at all that the C6 Corvette that he helped design didn’t win, stating “the ’69 Camaro is not only one of the best vehicles in Chevrolet’s history but one of the best vehicles ever.” … “Today, the ’69 Camaro has become one of the best examples of timeless design in the industry. Like the very best designs, the Camaro is much more than just a machine because it evokes powerful emotions in people of all ages. That’s why we looked to the ’69 for inspiration when designing the fifth-generation Camaro, and why the ’69 Camaro is an example of the timeless vehicles Chevrolet will strive to deliver for the next 100 years.”
Heres a video of an interview with Tom Peters from last year discussing why he thought the 1969 Camaro was and still is one of the best cars ever.