Video: Rick Hendrick Discusses the Purchase of His Brand New ZL1s
As you may recall, we recently told you that Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports just picked up the first production ‘12 Camaro ZL1 for his personal collection a couple weeks ago. While this should come as no surprise to Chevy fans since he is also the proud owner of the first ‘10 Camaro and the first ‘11 Camaro convertible, we just found out from Camaro5.com that Hendrick also got two other ZL1s for his collection. Check out the video above to see what he had to say about his purchase.
Mr. Hendrick is known for owning one of the most powerful Chevy NASCAR teams in history under the Hendrick Motorsports name. His drivers, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the most recent addition, Kasey Kahne, have driven in countless NASCAR races and won many podium positions.
But Hendrick isn’t only about stock car racing. He also runs one of the biggest groups of automotive dealerships in the country and lends his knowledge and expertise to customers looking to buy award-winning classics.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, Chevrolet is Hendrick’s brand of choice and this has led him to collecting some of the most iconic muscle and sports cars from every era. If you’re a Camaro fan, Hendrick has virtually any notable year and configuration you could think of, from the 1967 to the 2011.
Adding to this immense collection will be Hendrick’s ‘12 ZL1 with VIN 0001. But he’ll also add two more ZL1s to the mix – the VIN 00002 ZL1 and the VIN 00069 ZL1. The later of the two additional Camaros was purchased to commemorate the 69 Camaro ZL1s that Chevy released in 1969 with the all-aluminum 427 CI engine under the hood.
While perks of the job certainly helped Hendrick get the rights to these exclusive Camaros, we’re glad to see the three ZL1s going to a true Chevy Camaro fan. Now if only we could borrow one for awhile…..