Hundreds of Chevrolet Camaro owners and enthusiasts gathered outside General Motor's Grand River Assembly Plant in downtown Lansing kicking off the celebration as the Camaro turns 50 years old.

According to the Lansing State Journal, to Commemorate the Camaro's milestone, the plant hosted a car show near its grounds on South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, featuring the 1969 Camaro pace car used in the Indianapolis 500.

The Camaro first debuted in 1967 and several 2017 models were on display at the plant.  The Camaro received a boost in popularity when it was featured in Transformers.  When the 1974 model was replaced halfway through the movie with the 2006 model, it opened up the Camaro to a whole new generation of young people.

Mayor Virg Bernaro says, to have the Camaro here in Lansing is a statement to our capability, the productivity of our work force.