For many car enthusiasts, the height of the pony car era in U.S. automobile manufacturing is one of the most nostalgic periods in history, giving rise to such classics as the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28, among others. Now, the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 is featured in a new commemorative line of stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.
“In the 1960s, a new breed of vehicle began appearing on our nation’s roads. Over the past six decades, fast and fun pony cars have become a uniquely American obsession,” the U.S. Postal Service states. “Since their emergence, these performance coupes and convertibles have brought a youthful spirit to the automotive world.”
As the 1970s energy crisis took hold, the popularity of pony cars like the Chevy Camaro began to wane, but by the end of the decade, pony cars made a comeback with a surge in appearances on television and in movies. Since then pony cars continue to be an integral piece of American popular culture.
In total, the new commemorative line of pony car stamps includes five iconic models. In addition to the 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28, these also include the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, the 1969 GMC Javelin SST, the 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, and finally, the 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT.
In launching the new commemorative line of stamps, the U.S. Postal Service will host a first-day-of-issue event at the Great American Stamp Show in Sacramento, California, hosted in partnership with the American Philatelic Society. The event will be open and free to the public, and will be held on Thursday, August 25th, at 11 a.m. PT.
The new line of stamps is available for purchase through the Postal Store at usps.com, or by calling 844-737-7826. The U.S. Postal service notes that it generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund operations.