Anyone who has a love of all things muscle cars knows the beauty of the Camaro. 

They are most likely also well aware of the Chevy Camaro IROC-Z.

The question is, though, do they know what the IROC-Z was named after? 

According to Top Speed, the Chevy Camaro IROC-Z was named after the International Race 

The IROC put the greatest drivers of the time, from all types of races to the test against each other. 

The goal was to test the drivers’ skills, not the cars. 

The first car the IROC used was the Porsche Carrera RSR and then the Camaro Z28.

The IROC shut down for a few years and returned in 1984. Chevy celebrated

the return of the races with the commemorative edition Chevy Camaro Z28 IROC-Z. 

The IROC-Z is a trim level of the Z-28. Chevy dropped production of the Z-28 in 1988

and created the upgraded trim level of the IROC-Z. It came with the same 305 as

 until you could order it with the same TPI V-8 as the Chevy Corvette, starting in 1987