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View Poll Results: would you like to see the camaro and vette names carried on even if gm goes?
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Should the Camaro/vette go the way of the viper?

If the worst should happen to GM would you like to see the GM performance cars go the way of the viper?

i think GM (if it goes under) could sell the camaro and vette names so that a separate private company could keep the heritage going.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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It won't happen, so I refuse to poll.

Sounds like National Enquirer type predictions.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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If the worst should happen to GM would you like to see the GM performance cars go the way of the viper?

i think GM (if it goes under) could sell the camaro and vette names so that a separate private company could keep the heritage going.
Gah!

this is so hard to be objective on a question like this....

I'd say "maybe" on the Vette... Big maybe. But I think the Camaro, for sure, should stay under Chevy/GM... I truly feel the same about the vette. But, if they had to sell one, I'd say they should sell the Vette off....

But that is an emotional answer with little fact supporting it...

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Old 03-10-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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I'd rather see Ford get a hold of the Corvette than Chrysler or the Japs. If Ford treated the Corvette like the GT40, I think it would be okay. Ford doesn't really have a sports car either, so I can see them picking up the Corvette in the very, very, very remote possibility that it came down to that.

The Camaro would probably go the way of the dinosaurs though. Most companies don't think that muscle/sports is a good way to spend R&D funding right now, and those that do have already produced muscle/sports cars; acquiring the Camaro would just create in-brand competition.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #5
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In Germany they're already selling the Vette under their own "Corvette" brand name.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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way of the viper? Unless I'm behind on my auto industry news nothing has happened to the viper.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:16 PM   #7
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way of the viper? Unless I'm behind on my auto industry news nothing has happened to the viper.
Yeah...me too. What's going on with the Viper?
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:58 PM   #8
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Yeah...me too. What's going on with the Viper?
i thought i read somewhere that dodge was trying/thinking of selling the viper name/parts to a private company????? i could be wrong

also im not saying GM is going to die, it is a completely "what if" situation. i would rather the camaro and corvette stay under GM. im just asking IF gm would cease to operate would you like to see them built by a different company or let them die an honorable/depressing death
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #9
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I'm with Scotty on this one, so ford guy quit rubbing your hands together about the Vette
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I'm with Scotty on this one, so ford guy quit rubbing your hands together about the Vette
It's called a hypothetical. I like the Corvette where it is.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:43 PM   #11
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Yeah...me too. What's going on with the Viper?
last I checked they have been trying to sell the name to another company. I figured it wouldn't be a dodge much longer...
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I put those efforts up there along with the story last year about them killing off the car.
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Forget just Camaro and Corvette. Even if GM goes under, the valuable brands (at least Chevy and Caddy) will be picked up.
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Pontiac Performance Company(PPC) LLC

Lineup:
Cobalt2 Delta II Refit
Camaro6 using a Sigma II Refit (smaller, lighter w/ V8 option)
Tempest V8 Using a Zeta 'II' (Suspension reworking based on current Camaro)
Firebird or "T/A" (2+2 coupe) V8 Only using a Zeta 'II'
Corvette w/ V8 and V12 option

GMPP does the work, Scott runs the show. Everyone wins. /thread.
only if i get the job of testing each new car myself.........
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Pontiac Performance Company(PPC) LLC

Lineup:
Cobalt2 Delta II Refit
Camaro6 using a Sigma II Refit (smaller, lighter w/ V8 option)
Tempest V8 Using a Zeta 'II' (Suspension reworking based on current Camaro)
Firebird or "T/A" (2+2 coupe) V8 Only using a Zeta 'II'
Corvette w/ V8 and V12 option

GMPP does the work, Scott runs the show. Everyone wins. /thread.
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