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Old 01-23-2011, 12:57 PM   #126
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The car is badass. However for that rare model they should have gone with painted stripes and close all the gaps in the stripes like on this photoshop pic I did...

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nice stripes like this..... non Mustang style
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #128
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now lets see how many are available to the public....


They are making 500, 50 of these will be used at the indy race. That what they said last night.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #129
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Pics from Barrett-Jackson

Taken at GM display before the 'vert was auctioned. iPhone not best quality.
They had some cool orange stripe ball caps on the auction block. It was a sweet looking machine no matter what anybody says I'd take one in a heartbeat
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Anybody know what color the top is on these pace cars. I assume black (unless they produced special edition white tops for these). Also, wondering if any of the 500 produced will be offered with a manual trans? Any info on pricing for these yet?
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #131
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this white one looks really sweat, I would put candy stripes on it instead of red
its not read its hugger orange
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this white one looks really sweat, I would put candy stripes on it instead of red

The 2011 Pace Car has Inferno Orange Stripes, not Hugger Orange and not Red.
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I was there all last week, both pace cars looked amazing side by side, I asked someone there about the color of the top they didn't know, maybe being limited to 500 they will have white tops
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Supplier of the vert tops shoulda spit out 4,000 ORANGE tops, then GM shoulda put orange houndstooth in it & sent 1 to every dealer. Instant collectible.
Would be a whole lot better lookin than the 2002 collector Trans Am I've got stuffed away. ( If I wanted black wheels on it, I woulda PUT black wheels on it!!) (lol)
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:15 PM   #135
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The idea all along was to do last years car (orange coupe) and this years car as a set, a kinda his and hers deal.

We all really liked the idea of having the stripes come off of the hood and onto the IP (something never done before on a production car), to make this work, they needed to move in board from the expected historic Camaro location (The Driver side stripe is cropped as it is by the gauges).....plus we were able to fit the mail slot into the entire stripe width, verse having it half in/half out.....like what happens when u extend the rally stripes on a V8. Many iterations were shown to management, it came down to what u see here today, and just having the same stripe start from the upper fascia and end at the deck lid cut line. In the end, leadership felt that our Camaro's design was so strong, that there was no reason to tip toe around Mustang & Charger......plus many people were already making their own versions of the stock Rally stripes in orange and putting them on white coupes.

After the Auction today....only 499 left.......
So what color are the tops on these cars? Hopefully we will all be pleasantly surprised and get a white top. If the people at GM were so concerned with Heritage and History, there would be no other color for a top on this Pace Car. If GM does what it Historically does, they will have an excuse as to why a White top could not be used. What it comes down to is using a standard production car that stripes and a couple other things can be added to to make it special. If a white top was not offered on a regular production car, then it will probably not be on this car.

How can the Dash stripes determine the design of the exterior stripes if these are the exact same stripes as used on last years Pace Car, and the Dash stripes were dropped from production?

I have a 2010 Pace Car Festival Car, and I would like to try and get a 2011 to go with it. I am just a little disappointed that GM did not do something more for these special cars like a one off run of wheels, or even the 21" Accessory Wheels to make it truly special and more than just decals and badges. A small company like SLP can even pull off low production runs of specialty Cars and parts and still make a quality product and one that is desired because it is DIFFERENT than all the other production Camaros out there.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #136
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It's pretty cool that you have one of last years Indy coupes, and may consider completing the "Set". If you happened to see my post from last year, you would know how disappointed we were that the IP stripes didn't make it into production. They were being developed for production all along the way, but because of the late call to make replicas in 2010 at all........we just ran out of time at the very last minute. Execution on a detail like this had to be perfect, the following year has allowed us the time to get them right for the convertible, where they will be an even bigger impact with the top down. Maybe if enough Coupe owners show interest, we can make orange with white striped IP inserts available to you guys to retro fit.......
As far as 21" wheels, if u purchase a set of the Synergy Series wheels (the silver w/red stripe)....your car would look exactly like the first sketch I did.......which would be very cool. The red stripe should look OK, since the Inferno Orange stripes have so much color flop.......in some lighting conditions they almost look red....the 21" wheels & tires were not on last years car (which would only hurt the
"look" of a SET) and are expensive, thus to keep the price on the Indy car down, we didn't include them.(see $$$ of Neiman Markus convertible)
We do have other Indy specific details (beside the IP stripes) on this low production vehicle that just haven't been photographed by anyone yet. The Debossed INDY 500 logos in the headrest are very tastefully done, as well as the specific INDY 500 sill plates. Wish I could tell you something more on the convertible top color, but u pretty much have that figured out already. If if makes u feel any better, the white top was discussed many times.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #137
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If you didn't hear the story of how I got my car, you can read it here...... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...light=andretti


I already added the Dash Stripes to mine and I currently have a set of the SLP ZL Redline Wheels that are the same as the GM 21" Synergy Wheels.




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Old 01-24-2011, 10:33 PM   #138
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So what color is the top anyhow?
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Atom, this is what I am referring to..... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125982

Why would Daytona get a Camaro Pace car that is MORE special than the one for Indy? The Race is being touted as the "Most Important Race in History". It is the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500 AND of Chevrolet.
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Just read thru your story, very cool. Those are the sort of situations that make being car people so much fun. I'm also thrilled to see that you and others have taken matters into their own hands to make the interior look as it was intended. Looking forward to you seeing the 21" Synergy Series wheels from GM in person, and getting your reaction to them as compared to the SLP wheels that "borrowed" our design to a large degree.

As the designer for both the Indy and Daytona Pace Cars, it's a matter of perspective as to which one is MORE special. The Daytona car is a Synergy Series car with a couple event specific decals. Victory Red is one of the four colors it will be available in once it goes on sale for a limited period of time.....there will be no specific number of them, and it is composed of 90% accessory parts, which means anyone can order most of the parts on their own. The Synergy Series cars get their "special" from the parts u can't order, which is the specific red stitching in the interior, silver door/IP inserts panels & the fact all of the content will be on the window sticker (unlike a fake). These cars have a lot MORE stuff on them, big spoiler, Ground effects, 21" wheels etc. To some buyers, the extra stuff is too much, but I figured it was perfect for Daytona, and Nascar.
Now the Indy car is a different story.....the event itself is perceived to be more upscale, more technology driven. We wanted that to affect the look of the car, and went for a more timeless look. Like the original 69, we didn't want to add more to the car then we needed. The 69 had no exterior changes from production, it lived off the color.......this simple approach to Pace cars has been lost on many, but I believe it's a big part of why the 69 is one of the most sought after Pace cars of all time.
I mirrored the areas of change as much as I could with the new 2011. The heritage grille picks up on the look of the RS package of 69 with it's center opening surrounded by body color. Also the stripe IS the statement, with an added twist of it affecting the interior. Outside of the grille & floor mats, every other change is ONLY available on a limited number basis specifically on the Indy. The Headrest, Sill plates, Full length stripes, Striped IP/Door inserts & specific gill decals can only be purchased via the Indy. We had plans for a specific modern interpretation of houndstooth, but things don't always go as planned.
So to answer your question about MORE special, it depends on what sort of stuff is special to you. I think they both Rock considering the parameters of the projects.
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Thanks for the reply and sorry if I came off a bit too strong in a couple earlier posts, but I guess it is just the passion showing through.

I'm glad to see the Heritage Grill made it on the 2011. It is one of the best features on the 2010 Pace Car and I get the most comments on it because it is noticeably different than the standard Camaro Production Grill.

One thing I would like to see, which is on my 2010, is the front fender Centennial Era Badges. Even if it is the same one as last years, it is still part of the 2009-2011 Centennial Era. A throwback wing and wheel badge would be cool as well. Something small, but particular to this car.

I think the Houndstooth inserts and a white top would have made the 2011 Pace Car as close to perfect as possible.

SO what color is the top anyhow?
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Thanks ATOM for all your insight... it's greatly appreciated...

I just have one simple request... Number these cars 1 - 500... Even if it's just a piece of paper that ships w/ the car.

I get asked so many times what number my car is...? I have no idea?
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Thanks to Atom for the background on these pace cars. Interesting to get the 'creators' perspective. If I am reading between the lines correctly it seems those cars will have a black top. Not ideal but maybe not a deal breaker either - I would need to see it with the top up. Too bad about the houndstooth not making it in either. Hopefully we see at least one or two pace cars make it out here.
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I'm thinking the Tan top would maybe look better than the black?????
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I'm thinking the Tan top would maybe look better than the black?????
White is difficult to keep clean and the manufacturer does not supply a white top (yet) but even so, they should have made an exception with this model the same way they did with the NM purple car (purple top). Deliver the car with either a white or orange top.

Very few folks who buy the 2011 Indy will use the car on a regular basis anyways and manufacturers like Meguirs have come a long way in developing products which keep fabric roofs clean.
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White is difficult to keep clean and the manufacturer does not supply a white top (yet) but even so, they should have made an exception with this model the same way they did with the NM purple car (purple top). Deliver the car with either a white or orange top.

Very few folks who buy the 2011 Indy will use the car on a regular basis anyways and manufacturers like Meguirs have come a long way in developing products which keep fabric roofs clean.
White would be my first choice. Orange would be my Last. Top will be down 95% of the time anyhow, so it's not a dealbreaker for me.
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Top up is not going to look good anyway you color it. It's just a temporary cover IMO... Black works for me...
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Hmmm, I like my stripes better, I'd peel those vinyl stripes off and paint them right.
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It's pretty cool that you have one of last years Indy coupes, and may consider completing the "Set". If you happened to see my post from last year, you would know how disappointed we were that the IP stripes didn't make it into production. They were being developed for production all along the way, but because of the late call to make replicas in 2010 at all........we just ran out of time at the very last minute. Execution on a detail like this had to be perfect, the following year has allowed us the time to get them right for the convertible, where they will be an even bigger impact with the top down. Maybe if enough Coupe owners show interest, we can make orange with white striped IP inserts available to you guys to retro fit.......
As far as 21" wheels, if u purchase a set of the Synergy Series wheels (the silver w/red stripe)....your car would look exactly like the first sketch I did.......which would be very cool. The red stripe should look OK, since the Inferno Orange stripes have so much color flop.......in some lighting conditions they almost look red....the 21" wheels & tires were not on last years car (which would only hurt the
"look" of a SET) and are expensive, thus to keep the price on the Indy car down, we didn't include them.(see $$$ of Neiman Markus convertible)
We do have other Indy specific details (beside the IP stripes) on this low production vehicle that just haven't been photographed by anyone yet. The Debossed INDY 500 logos in the headrest are very tastefully done, as well as the specific INDY 500 sill plates. Wish I could tell you something more on the convertible top color, but u pretty much have that figured out already. If if makes u feel any better, the white top was discussed many times.
We appreciate everyones passion for Camaro, and enjoy reading the vast array of opinions on sites like this.

I have one of last year’s coupes as well and I was getting ready to order a convertible when I saw the announcement for the 2011 Pace Car. Now you know I need the matching pair.

Put me down as interested in the retrofit dash stripe for my 2010.

I picked up my coupe last year on the Wednesday before the 500 just in time to make it to the race. What an awesome time it was; looks like I had better get my travel plans in order for this May.

Can I make one suggestion that I think would make all of us collectors happy. How about a simple emblem for the dash located just to the right of the stripe indicating the production # XXX of XXX. If cost is an issue it could be as simple as a print and cut sticker or something more substantial like a plaque with the # engraved. For the past years 5th Gen Pace Cars, 2009 and 2011, I would be more than happy to pay for the emblem, as I am sure all of my fellow 5th Gen Pace Car owners would be too.


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2011 Pace Car

Called my local dealer and inquired as how to pre-order a pace car edition and he called me back and said even the owner (large Chevy dealer) didn't know anything about the pace car edition..

So will all of the 2011 pace cars come in autos.. like the 2010s?
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