After the concert, the other IROC Z went to the GM Heritage Collection Center and this one went on the GM international auto show schedule.
In 1986, it was raffled off at a concert in New York City named "Drive Aid" All proceeds went to the Live Aid Foundation. A-25-year old computer programmer won the drawing for the Camaro but he realized he could not keep the car or pay the tax on it.
The lucky winner was named Ken Bowser of Colchester, Connecticut. In august of 1986, Ken decided to put the car up sale
He sold it to a collector who basically threw a cover over it and stored it.
Twenty-five years later, the car only has 911 original miles.
Just think, a couple of the autographs are from dead legends, like Tom Petty
Can you imagine what a 1969 Camaro with signatures from everyone who played at Woodstock would be worth?
Wow! What a blast from the past. Yes, I was Ken's roommate when he won the Camaro. He was one of many people who won a key, via a radio station promotion, as a chance to win the car at the Drive Aid concert. Each of a number of key winners attended the concert and each was given an opportunity to try their key, with the winners opening the car door. The funny part, is that when Ken tried his key, the door didn't open. Everyone was perplexed when no one's key worked, so they went around again, and this time Ken's key worked. IMO this is/was an undervalued piece of history. Quite entertaining looking at all of the artists signatures as well: Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) signing the windshield, Cher signing the gas cap, and Bette Midler's "stealthy" signature is hilarious. A great memory. Ken - If you come across this post I hope you and yours are well. We sure had some good times in your other Camaro, and I'll never forget your crazy mother bringing you that couch! LMAO!ReplyDelete
Cool to hear your insight on this car!Delete
I went to LIVE AID and knew of the signed Camaro.....always wondered what happened to itReplyDelete
oh wow! I envy you! How great was that concert, were you in a good location to see the stage well?Delete