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Old 11-29-2010, 02:06 AM   #69
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General Motors of Canada will open the doors of its factories in Oshawa, St. Catharines and Ingersoll, Ontario to the public before the end of 2011.

No specific dates have been announced yet, but the open houses are part of a broader initiative by GM in the United States to give the public, "the opportunity to learn more about the company's people, products and plants."

Sounds to us like GM wants to prove all that public money they were leant went to good use. Said Kevin Williams, GM Canada’s president and managing director: “These open houses are our way of showing our appreciation for the support we received and for the communities in which we operate.”
And when we all think back to the days of, "No one will ever see the inside of the factory as it's all top secret. Taking pictures, non-employees back there....never gonna happen."

Things change. Times change. Living a life of "because we've always done it this way...." completely goes against the whole idea of growth in a company. That guy got fired last week and the new guy is saying, "let's think outside the box. Let's bring people in...teach them...show them WHY the car they bought or are going to buy is 100% better in fit, finish, and quality than that 'other' car." If you want to get rid of the old image of GM....and how it's cars were falling apart and people didn't care, you have to teach them. What better way?

It's happening. Doors will open which could also mean potential to be handed keys to a new car on the line. The questions are...what would you pay for that and what would you want it to entail. THAT is what I think could be cool.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:42 PM   #70
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I would pay extra for it! Prob 2k would be my max though. I would even still like to have a signed litho for my 2010.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:46 PM   #71
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Naaaa... I like how the Canadians party. Can't do it up like that in Bowling Green.
I gotta agree!! Canadians def know how to party!!! Any one ever notice there are "watering holes" next to GM plants?!? Well at least the ones I've been to... There are like 4 or 5 bars right across the street from the Arlington plant and there's at least 1 across the street (next to the parking lot) at the Oshawa plant...
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:48 PM   #72
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I wouldn't opt for this unless the assembly plant were closer and in the US. I have no interest in obtaining a passport to go to Canada.
You dont know what you're missing!!! I got my passport just to go last year, still a little pissed that they didnt even stamp my passport though!
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:53 PM   #73
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id be totally into it if they let you add aftermarket parts at the factory (such as the for-mentioned cam swap) thatd be pretty awsome
oh yea thats another thing, i want the camaro built in the US before i think about visiting the factory
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:54 PM   #74
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YES!

A Z28 for me is a ways down the road, but when I do get the $$ for it I would love that option. It'd make the car even more special since I got to help build it
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:08 PM   #75
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I would LOVE to drive my Z (w/ the top down) off the production line and into the parking lot for a group pic
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:34 PM   #76
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Corvette buyers most likely have more disposable income leftover after buying than we will lol. So me personally, I have no desire to pay to fly myself out for this.

But I would be interested in high-def pics of my car being built. I'd pay $200 for that. They're basically free for GM to produce and email to me. Put the $200 in your pocket, GM, and make it happen
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #77
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Heck yes Priceless!

Would love to help build my own engine! that way I will know it inside and out for my potential upgrades after I get that BEAST home!
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:00 PM   #78
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Can I just pay an extra 1500 to get it 6 months early?
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:19 PM   #79
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i just want my z28 i dont need any of this other crap just give me the car already
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:30 PM   #80
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I want a Z.

But being in France, there's no way I'd pay to go get a car at the factory ... I wouldn't even come back with it (it would take the boat ... not me!)
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:38 PM   #81
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If I bought a Z28, I would like a Grand Am Sunoco Pit Pass... Drive your car to the event of choice, dress with the pit crew and watch the race from the pits... Afterwards, a simple photo shoot with your Z28 and the Sunoco Camaro, pics with the team, autographs pics and a chance to open track after the race with Matt Bell or Jeff Bucknum coaching in shotgun... That would be fun...

I would say put me down for $1500 for the Pit Pass, Pics of my Z28 w/the Sunoco with John Handcocks from crew and drivers on the pics and an open track with Matt/Jeff shotgun crew chief...

Oh yeah, and the $1500 gets you the Sunoco Blue paint job with Sunoco yellow front fender stripes and wheels...

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Old 12-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #82
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Personally, I would pay to have a "museum pack' of build documents provided in Suitable for Archive Preservation Packaging. Would pay $195 thank you!
i'd pay that in a heartbeat.

i'd pay around $1000 for that, with the addition of all the manuals and instructional/reference materials used by the factory to build the cars (if this wasn't included in your original idea).

i wouldn't say i spent that much on acquiring what i could for my 71 monte, but i'd pay very well to have all that come with my Z28 when i order it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:36 PM   #83
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There will never be a museum or delivery option for the Camaro. Very few customers are in Canada or willing to go to Canada to pick up their car.[/QUOTE]

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:21 PM   #84
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Oh yes it is. "Reality" is perceived. And it is relative to the person doing the perceiving. To suspend conventional understandings for a brief periods of time is called "imagination"...and it usually leads to some pretty wicked ideas that can be applied to the real world. Ask Galileo, Einstein, Edison, Tesla, or every designer and engineer at GM.

So...it's very cool. If you can't answer the question posed, fine. But don't come in here acting all Debbie-downer and ruin other people's fun.


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Old 12-01-2010, 05:28 PM   #85
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There will never be a museum or delivery option for the Camaro. Very few customers are in Canada or willing to go to Canada to pick up their car.
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Not an attempt to hijack, but a common thread through many of these posts seems to be a desire for official documentation of some sort...

GM Canada has a department known as "Vintage Vehicle Sevices"
http://vintagevehicleservices.com/

GM Canada is able to officially document and provide production info (build date and location, selling dealer, all RPO codes etc. for any GM vehicle produced in Canada or built in the U.S. and sold in Canada.
Here is a sample of the production documentation:
http://vintagevehicleservices.com/le...ple_opt_55.pdf

Also included in the Vintage Vehicle Package is a comprehensive booklet of virtually all Engineering Specifications for your specific year and vehicle line.

I can't remember the latest price , but a quick call to the number listed on the website would confirm $... I believe it's in the area of CDN$65.00 now.

I think it's a great piece of official documentation for any vehicle - and there is some really useful info in the engineering specs book.

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