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Camaro Power Meets Poland's American Football Stars

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WARSAW – July 19, 2013: A great atmosphere, an exciting game, cheerleading performances and special effects displays – this is what fans of the American way of life were treated to on Sunday, July 14, at the National Stadium in Warsaw, during the SuperFinal VIII of the Polish League of American football.

The cheerful event also saw the Polish debut of the exclusive Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition, which was displayed outside the stadium.

The Chevrolet Camaro and American Football quite a few things in common. First, they both share the same U.S. origin. Secondly, American football players and the iconic performance car both feature a muscular physique, have impressive strength and look ready to pounce. Last but not least, both are relatively new to Poland and eager to increase their respective fanbase.

Little wonder then that the iconic Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels and a couple of Warsaw Eagle players set the scene for a perfect photo shoot in front of Poland's largest sports arena.

This year's SuperFinal between the Wrocław Giants and the Warsaw Eagles was attented by 16,500 spectators. During what proved to be a thrilling game, the Wrocław Giants beat the Warsaw Eagles 29-13.

Rising popularity
The game of American football has only recently attracted a growing number of fans and active members recently. The Polish League of American Football was founded in 2006. While only four clubs competed against each other during the first season of the national league games, 74 teams were represented in the Topliga, PLFA I, II PLFA, PLFA and PLFA 8 J in the 2013 season.

A boy's dream come true
The Camaro Hot Wheels edition brings fond memories to life for millions who grew up playing with toy cars. Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64 scale (and later 1:43 scale) die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. There were sixteen castings released in 1968, the first of which was a dark blue Custom Camaro.

First unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last October, and available in a limited number at select Chevrolet dealerships in Europe, the Camaro Hot Wheels edition is the first full-size production car of its kind to be offered for sale by any manufacturer.

The Camaro Hot Wheels edition is available as a 6.2L V8 coupe with manual or automatic transmission, blending exterior cues of the high-performance Camaro ZL1 with a Kinetic Blue exterior colour and unique graphics. Exterior highlights include:

  • ZL1 rear spoiler
  • ZL1 front upper grille
  • Ground effects package, including front splitter and rocker treatment
  • Black 20-inch wheelsT
  • Two-tone matte hood graphic and rear taillight panel "blackout" graphic
  • Fender "flame" graphics
  • Hot Wheels grille and decklid logos.

    On the inside, a black leather-trimmed interior is accented with red and black seat stitching with the Hot Wheels logo embroidered on the front seats.

    Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is the world's fourth largest car brand with annual sales of almost 5 million cars and trucks in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides customers with vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality and Chevrolet MyLink intelligent connectivity. The UK Chevrolet line-up includes the Spark, Aveo, Cruze Saloon, Hatchback and Station Wagon, Orlando, Captiva, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. In 2013, Chevrolet is launching the all-new Trax small SUV and the all-new Corvette Stingray.