The #SunriseDrive Contest Winner Spends Weekend of Fun in a Camaro

By Sunrise Chevrolet | September 23rd, 2015


This summer, the team at Sunrise Chevrolet ran a special promotion to let one lucky winner get behind the wheel of a brand new Chevrolet Camaro model for a weekend. Submissions were accepted until July 16th, and the winner was announced on July 18th at the Sunrise Chevy Car Show. The winner, Roman Panas, was nominated by his daughter, and Roman took us up on his weekend of fun with a brand new white Camaro on a summer weekend this past August.

The Contest

To enter the contest, participants went on Twitter, Instagram and, Facebook to let the Sunrise Chevy know why they, a friend, or family member was deserving of a weekend with a Camaro and including the #SunriseDrive hashtag. Roman’s daughter submitted her proposal for her father with a tweet about how much Roman sacrifices for his kids and grandkids to give them a better life.


Roman’s Camaro Weekend

Roman let us know that he was happy to get back behind the wheel of a Camaro, because the first new car he ever bought was a new Chevy Camaro. Roman took the Camaro around town for the weekend, picking up his grandson from school and then took the family on some test drives the next day when they were over for a party.

The New 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is the latest redesign of America’s classic muscle car. The newest version will features a lighter frame to optimize performance and fuel economy, as well as a trio of robust powertrains:

  • V6: The 3.6L V6 engine gets a boost this year with a commanding 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque.
  • V8: Max power will move up as well in the form of a tweaked version of the 6.2L V8, which will now produce a heart-pounding 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque.
  • Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Newly fitted on the Camaro this year is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and promises to deliver excellent fuel economy for this class.

Congratulations to Roman Panas!

Congratulations, Mr. Panas on your weekend with a Chevy Camaro. We hope you had fun, and we invite everyone interested to get behind the wheel and test drive the Chevy Camaro at our dealership, located at 414 E. North Avenue in Glendale Heights, IL.



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