Late August only means one thing in the Detroit area: It's time for the annual Woodward DreamCruise! Coinciding with this legendary classic car event, Chevrolet is also celebrating the Camaro's 50th birthday.

Chevy's tire-smoking performance machine is now solidly in middle age, but don't think for a second it's gotten fat and slow over the years, quite the contrary. Today's model runs harder, stops sooner and grips better than any one that came before it.

Introduced for the 1967 model year, Camaro soon became a symbol of vehicular delinquency and youthful exuberance thanks to its muscular engines and aggressive styling. In the five decades since its introduction, this performance car has won legions of fans.
And whether they drive an unmolested original or a brand-new sixth-generation model, owners are crazy about their Camaros. Tapping into this enthusiasm, Chevrolet hosted several customer-focused events that coincided with Detroit's Dream Cruise. The first one was a rally and car show combination at their Lansing Grand River assembly plant where the car is built, the other was a cruise from downtown Detroit up historic Woodward Avenue.

Hundreds of cars and even more Camaro enthusiasts participated in these gatherings. Check out the above video for more about this legendary Chevy's half-century birthday.