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Old 05-18-2008, 08:46 PM   #43
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I repeatedly think about the moment I see my ordered mid-level V8 Camaro at the dealership for the first time.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #44
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I did tell ya'll that Autoblog inside info is usually spot on. I hear your pain, although for those of us that can't get to Indy, that isn't really bad news.

As an edit...I'd have given my left nut to be there and see the Camaro on the track. I'm serious...I'm done with kids. Scott are you listening?? Put it up on your mantle to show all what someone is willing to do to be part of history.
As for the second part of this post... I'm joking.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #45
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Very well written post ChrisL. You painted a great picture for all of us of what it would have been like. THANKS!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:43 AM   #46
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Thanks for the report. I'm glad everyone had a good time! I have seen a group photo of the ones who attended...... they all were smiling!
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:41 AM   #47
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As for the second part of this post... I'm joking.
The image is a bit grainy, but I wasn't UP for taking a better shot of them. Scott, you'll have to figure out how to mount them but I got them in the jar for you. Hard work is done.



Edited for clarification - There were no real Camaro lovers hurt in the making of that image.

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:59 AM   #48
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^ holy shit, are those really yours?
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:20 AM   #49
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Gang, I cant take credit for the initial post.

I had my laptop with me at the apple juice stand when we all got back to the hotel. Fbodfather actually did all the typing, cutting and pasting.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:24 AM   #50
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Gang, I cant take credit for the initial post.

I had my laptop with me at the apple juice stand when we all got back to the hotel. Fbodfather actually did all the typing, cutting and pasting.
Props to him then and thanks to the both of you.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:05 AM   #51
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Thanks to you and Father for posting some more information and teasers. All this passion is very reassuring to see; I'm sure we're going to get the car most of us have been looking for.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:17 PM   #52
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Unfortunately, that's way too deep.

This is a poker game and GM is not ready to show any of it's cards, yet.

Spy photos and videos show what looks like an open scoop on some prototypes. We made it clear we want it functional or gone in our feedback to the Camaro team.

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I agree, make the hood scoop non-functional in the V6/V4 only, but make it functional in the V8 to differentiate it from its lower powered and less expensive siblings... I know the side scoops behind the door are going to be non-functional as was stated in another thread, however I can live with those not being real.. I do hope that in the Top dog camaro SS, that those side scoops along with the hood scoop are real and functional..
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:28 PM   #53
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:48 PM   #54
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All’s I can say is what an incredible weekend! Wish I could have posted a bit earlier, but it’s been a whirlwind of family stuff happening since arriving home yesterday…

I can’t decide what impressed me most – the people or the cars!! Others have covered pretty well everything that can be covered in their posts on this board and others and I’d like to echo their positive impressions about the car! We definitely learned a lot this weekend, which reinforces the hopes that we all have about how fantastic this car is going to be. Obviously, certain specifics and facts about the vehicles will be made public by GM when the time is appropriate, (looks like this may be sooner than later!) but I gotta tell ya that these guys and ladies have really done their homework and have gone the extra mile to bring us the car we want! Granted, the car isn’t perfect, but it does what is supposed to do – in spades!

The people involved in the development of this car are passionate car people who are extremely proud of what they’ve achieved – and rightly so. What a tremendous privilege to be able to sit down and talk with all these people in a small group or in a very informal one-on-one setting. Lots of opportunities to do both this weekend. All the team members are great listeners and are truly interested in hearing our input. Brett Vivian, the vehicle line director from Australia and I found ourselves on same flight to Toronto yesterday morning and I asked him what the biggest surprise of the weekend was for him… to which he immediately replied, “You guys are just like us and we better deliver a good car if the passion you have is so strong, that people are putting tattoos on themselves in honor of the car and GM.”

The biggest surprise for me this weekend was the V6 car! It totally blew me away! I think people are gonna just flip when they find out the content of this car, and of course, the performance!! A beautifully balanced machine that is simply amazing… this car, in my opinion, will set a new benchmark for entry level cars in this segment. I’m not a V6 person, yet I was truly flabbergasted! GM is gonna sell a whole whack of these cars and that bodes well for the success of this Camaro since as we are all aware that its success is dependent upon the success of the V6. GM has made sure that there are no doubts about achieving this goal!

The V8 was somewhat less of a surprise, since with all the speculation out there about drivetrains and whatnot, the bar had already been set pretty high in my mind. Certainly no disappointments there… and some pretty cool stuff included as standard equipment as well as optional equipment.

No disappointments either for me in the area of how GM intends to market the car with options and packages – definitely some nice surprises for me there!

... and thanks to all who participated in this by posting your input and suggestions for me to take to the team. What I can say is that is was certainly acknowledged by the team as well as appreciated!

I’d like to say a huge thank you again to GM and the whole team for making this experience happen for us, for listening to the enthusiast community and for having the passion and motivation to bring a car like this to market!

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Old 05-19-2008, 02:08 PM   #55
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Sooner rather than later?

Now the real question is just how soon is soon?
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #56
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The V8 was somewhat less of a surprise, since with all the speculation out there about drivetrains and whatnot, the bar had already been set pretty high in my mind. Certainly no disappointments there… and some pretty cool stuff included as standard equipment as well as optional equipment.

No disappointments either for me in the area of how GM intends to market the car with options and packages – definitely some nice surprises for me there!
You are just killing me...Surprises for options? AAAAHHHH!
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