With the Ford Mustang already eating up the new pony car market, Chevrolet announced its rebuttal on September 26th, 1966. Originally named Panther, the Camaro moniker was chosen instead. Some experts believe the word means “companion” or “friend” but others argue that it simply has no meaning at all. Either way, this new pony car would mark the beginning of a whole new era of American muscle car icons.
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