Wednesday, January 19, 2011
At the Road to Recovery event, there were two very special vehicles - the Military Tribute Camaros - that were brought to the event as a way to honor the Men and Women of America's Armed Forces. The art on the Camaros is original paint and not graphic wraps. Both of the vehicles were custom-airbrushed by world-renowned artist Mickey Harris, airbrusher of 33 years, who put over 100 hours of painting into each vehicle.The Military Tribute Camaro represents all five branches of the Armed Forces on separate sections of the car. The front driver side represents the Army, the rear driver side represents the Navy, the front passenger side represents the Marine Corps, the rear passenger side represents the Air Force, and the trunk section represents the Coast Guard. The Military Tribute Camaro also incorporates some of the military's highest individual awards and current campaign medals - the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal on the driver side; the Navy Cross, Bronze Star, and Iraqi Campaign Medal on the passenger side.In honor of Memorial Day, the 2010 Military Tribute Camaros were also displayed at the 2010 Indianapolis 500 race, brought by the GM Military Discount program.