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Old 01-03-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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INDY 500 PACE CAR

OK you guys---GM goes back to work on Monday the 5th....so let's get going.

The Indy auto show is over--no pace car announcement like last year....Will Camaro be done in time???? or will we have to put up with something else?

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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I heard it was going to be the Cruze.









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Old 01-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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or will we have to put up with something else?

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Looks like you'll have to "put up" a Corvette again - http://www.corvetteblog.com/archives...announced.html
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Good game GM. Way to sell the new Camaro!
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Looks like you'll have to "put up" a Corvette again - http://www.corvetteblog.com/archives...announced.html
those were the ones from last year. i've already seen both of them before
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Today the Chevrolet Corvettes were revealed as the official Pace Cars of the 2009 Indianapolis 500 which takes place on Sunday, May 25, 2008.
And the fact that I've already seen that pace car in production at Bowling Green...
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Why they are going to miss the boat the way they are launching it right now.. they are creating hysteria right now with all the ones that are putting down deposits on cars that are not guaranteed to be delivered. I think the balloon is going to pop real load here in a couple years.. I look around and see all these imports all over the place. GM is not going to make it to the last round.. I hate to say this but , they might have been here a hundred years , 10 more will be amazing.....
In defense of GM, when the scheduling was determined they had no clue that the entire auto industry was about to implode.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:28 PM   #8
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Good game GM. Way to sell the new Camaro!
Actually, the Daytona 500 is running THE DAY BEFORE Camaro Production starts.

I guarantee you that this will have a far greater audience than the Indy 500.

If they aren't the pace cars at Daytona, I don't know what else possibly could.

If they miss this race then they are IDIOTS.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #9
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You must be management, Wagner should been removed 4 years ago. They killed the Camaro off, Marion Indiana use to make the floor pan for the 4th generation, and other parts. They did the same thing back then that they are doing now. CAW will be history they are next on the chopping block. How much did Canada have to pay to keep GM there. Japanese transplants have did the same thing in the United States. Hold the taxpayer for ransom. Who pays all the taxes that are created? Not the big Corporations.....
There is already a thread out there for posts like this. Please stay on topic.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:50 PM   #10
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The Dale Jr. SEMA car looks eerily similar in paint scheme to previous Indy Pace Cars from GM.. hmmmmmm...
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:16 AM   #11
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Not that I am disappointed with the vette, but it seriously should be an SS camaro just like the one in Fbodfathers avatar. I love that paint scheme.
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Actually, the Daytona 500 is running THE DAY BEFORE Camaro Production starts.

I guarantee you that this will have a far greater audience than the Indy 500.

If they aren't the pace cars at Daytona, I don't know what else possibly could.

If they miss this race then they are IDIOTS.
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Not that I am disappointed with the vette, but it seriously should be an SS camaro just like the one in Fbodfathers avatar. I love that paint scheme.
+1 or something to that effect... especially since they start 'official' production the next day!
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Anything is better than what INDY did in 2000. WTF is this?? An INDY pace car!! What...No! Say it isn't so.



The sad part is that this car was my first INDY 500 experience.:( I was younger at the time, and I specifically remember saying.. Where the hell is my vette!!!
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Maybe you'll see a Camaro Pace Car at Indy once the convertible is available.
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Actually, the Daytona 500 is running THE DAY BEFORE Camaro Production starts.

I guarantee you that this will have a far greater audience than the Indy 500.

If they aren't the pace cars at Daytona, I don't know what else possibly could.

If they miss this race then they are IDIOTS.
The Indy 500 draws 300K people, whereas the Daytona 500 only seats 168K. They don't call it the greatest spectacle in racing for nothing.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:48 PM   #16
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The Indy 500 draws 300K people, whereas the Daytona 500 only seats 168K. They don't call it the greatest spectacle in racing for nothing.
Not including the worldwide fanbase.
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Dont worry guys, they will have it as a pace car long after it launches and is stale. Putting major discounts on it to try and get people interested in it. Totally backwards like usual. What better time to get it out there and in the greatest exposure possible than as the pace car. Dont you guys wanna see a cool 60hp hybrid Aveo?
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Any new info on this? Since the Camaro is apparently the pace car for Daytona, then it should be available for Indy, right? I'm guessing it will be the pace car, but will only be the 3 actual cars, and have no parade/festival cars.
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Nope, Indy is gonna have another corvette. Sorry to break it to ya. Check post 3 in this thread.
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c_c,

I think she's a go.

Check post 6 and these dates from http://www.corvetteblog.com/archives...announced.html

December 27, 2007 | Posted By Ryan | | 0 Comments


Hot Pair of 2009 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars Announced
Today the Chevrolet Corvettes were revealed as the official Pace Cars of the 2009

Indianapolis 500 which takes place on Sunday, May 25, 2008.
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Nope, Indy is gonna have another corvette. Sorry to break it to ya. Check post 3 in this thread.
the vettes in that pic were of the 2008 pace cars. they are MY2009 corvettes. i've had them as desktop images for a long time, so they're not new
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I think she's a go.

Check post 6 and these dates from http://www.corvetteblog.com/archives...announced.html

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Hot Pair of 2009 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars Announced
Today the Chevrolet Corvettes were revealed as the official Pace Cars of the 2009

Indianapolis 500 which takes place on Sunday, May 25, 2008.
Linky no worky... And I meant that the corvette is gonna be the pace car for 2009, did that not come accross right The post I sent him to was the discussion of the corvette being the pace car for indy right. Or am I missing something?
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Linky no worky... And I meant that the corvette is gonna be the pace car for 2009, did that not come accross right The post I sent him to was the discussion of the corvette being the pace car for indy right. Or am I missing something?
I'm thinking Daytona, I'm so confused...normal. ooops, wrong thread, sorry.


But for Indy then, this message was posted in 2007, talking about a race in 2008, then it says they will be 2009 Corvettes. Typo city, no?
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But for Indy then, this message was posted in 2007, talking about a race in 2008, then it says they will be 2009 Corvettes. Typo city, no?
Not at all, a 2007 Press release, for an up-coming 2008 race, using MODEL YEAR 2009 pace cars. That help? And as mentioned the traditional unveiling of the Indy pace car at the Indy Auto Show didn't happen this year. IF a car has been selected, no ones saying,,,,,

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Autoblog: Camaro Named Official Pace Car of Daytona 500

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The folks over at Camaro5 have just posted a snapshot of a local print ad showing the 2009 Daytona 500 Pace Car. As you can probably guess from the name of the forum, the pace car will be the 2010 Chevy Camaro. Although the ad shows a stock V6 RS, we're guessing it might look a little spiffier when it takes to the track. The V6 could stay – after all, it packs a V8-like 300 horsepower. Either way, there are doubtlessly some graphics in the works along with the usual slate of safety add-ons.
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