In the early 1st gen camaros, the hood pins were designed to keep people from getting under their hood. Anyone could pop the hood. Now with the newer cars, the hood is unlatched from inside the car, then released from the outside.
I see the concept of having the retro look of the hood pins, but its not my cup of tea. This is the 5th Gen and not the 1st gen. Your car, if it makes you happy. Right on.