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Old 06-28-2011, 06:26 AM   #1
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What does the word CAMARO mean???

I guess it is a pretty cool name Only 27 years old and I've never met anyone, or anything else call "Camaro" before . Someone must know?
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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It doesnt have a meaning. but from what I've read, chevy advertised it as another word for friend or companion
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:56 AM   #3
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Camaro is a name for camarade ...

Look at this link for all infos on the nae and the car:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camaro
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:13 AM   #4
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" small vicious animal that eats mustangs ."
That's what I've always heard
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:15 AM   #5
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It means ze world to me.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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It's supposed to actually mean something in French. What that is, I'm not sure.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #8
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As the launch date neared, the car still had no name. It had been called various names by GM, including Nova, Panther, Chaparral, and Wildcat. Chevy also considered using the letters "GM" in the name, and came up with G-Mini, which evolved into GeMini, and finally Gemini. General Motors Headquarters killed that name, because they didn't want the letters "GM" used in case the car was a failure.
Finally, the car was introduced to the press as the Camaro, considered to be a good name because nobody knew what it meant. Chevrolet produced an old French dictionary showing that the word meant "friend" or "companion", but Ford found an alternate meaning in an old Spanish dictionary-"a small, shrimp-like creature."The automotive press had a good laugh over that, and an even bigger one when one journalist found yet another meaning-"loose bowels." It didn't take long for the laughter to stop after the introduction of the stunning 1967 Camaro!
The true definition is "a small vicious animal that eats mustangs"
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #9
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I guess it is a pretty cool name Only 27 years old and I've never met anyone, or anything else call "Camaro" before . Someone must know?
Looks like you quoted the question off of LS1tech.com.

HIOFECR gave you the answer that was from this site:

http://www.f-bodyhideout.com/history_cam.htm

lots of good stuff there.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:15 AM   #10
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Camaro means: FRIEND.
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Well, it has been known to cause the weak and feeble to lose their bowels upon heavy acceleration.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:32 AM   #12
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Well, it has been known to cause the weak and feeble to lose their bowels upon heavy acceleration.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #13
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It means instant Bo............. Oh never mind.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #14
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Like many others have said, I have heard it means "friend" or "camarade" which I think is perfect. I feel no one (at least that I know at my age) really has a bond with their cars anymore. Its just a car that takes you from point A to point B and nothing more. You will always have a bond with your first car, be it a Camaro or a Honda Civic, and thats why I think of my Camaro as so much more than "just a car."
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #15
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Here's a snippet I saw on the Wikipedia:

"suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner"
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:59 AM   #16
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Camaro means: FRIEND.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #17
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I thought it meant 'empty your wallet on cool upgrades'!
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