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Old 07-01-2011, 12:37 AM   #18
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Man all of you are wrong!

Fast and furious' with all the rice wagons > transformers > Gone in 60 sec > I am legend > any other car movie.






PSYCH.

I'm going back to watching TV.

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:14 AM   #19
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That's ridiculous! I mean WHO would be dumb enough to let a movie influence how they feel about their car...
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:37 AM   #20
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:56 AM   #21
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That's ridiculous! I mean WHO would be dumb enough to let a movie influence how they feel about their car...
not what Im sayin at all. Its like any electrion, 40% will always go one way (stang) and 40% will always go the other (camaro). Advertising and Marketing, and product placement will be what is used to sway the other 20%.

What Im askin is, "is the fact that Camaro sales are thru the roof right now largely attributable to an ultimate coup (not coupe) in product placement in a movie?"
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #22
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I don't know... I really like the first 5 min. of "I am Legend"... hearing that supercharger wine through Central Park
this. that mustang looked so sick too.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:06 PM   #23
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It's going to be a long time before a more iconic "car" movie comes around than Smokey & the Bandit.

You can't tell me that EVERYONE--young & old alike don't think of S & B when they see a late 70's TransAm with that screamin' eagle on the hood. Yes...5th Gen Camaros/Transformers is close, and the Mustang/Shelby will invoke both Bullit & Gone in 60 seconds in a car enthusiasts brain.

But no car/movie combo will ever be as ingrained in our minds as Smokey & the Bandit...IMHO.

And to the product placement question....yes. Cool cars in cool movies will have people going out and at least wanting if not actually buying that car. After I saw Fast Five, I told my husband, "If those new Chargers really do have enough power to pull a safe out of a concrete wall....that will be my next 4 door."
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:18 PM   #24
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #25
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It's going to be a long time before a more iconic "car" movie comes around than Smokey & the Bandit.

You can't tell me that EVERYONE--young & old alike don't think of S & B when they see a late 70's TransAm with that screamin' eagle on the hood.

But no car/movie combo will ever be as ingrained in our minds as Smokey & the Bandit...IMHO.


...well said. This is the point Im gettin at. A Camaro never had "iconic" cred. These movies may have had enough reach to trump all the cred held by Mustangs due to movies like Bullit, etc...
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #26
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So, I went to Transformers 3 last night. I parked so when you pulled up, you could see my car right away. I then waited outside for a bit til the movie started. As I was waiting, I counted 20 people stopped and took a photo of my car with their phones. And mine isn't even yellow! How cool is that?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #27
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IMO the best car movies ever, Vanishing Point, Bullit, Gone in 60 Seconds (both versions), Transformers ...
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #28
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Need a Camaros in the movies fix? Check this site out. http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?ma...=Camaro&page=1

Most are fleeting moments of Camaros but still fun to browse through. Who would of thought there was a Camaro in "Attack of the 60 foot Centerfolds"?
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #30
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Vanishing Point Challenger is a very iconic car; however, I agree that the Autobots Movies have put the Camaro in front of otherwise non-Camaro people who may not of cosidered it prior to those movies. For car people like most on here, it did not change that we wanted the Camaro, it just made our car that much more of an icon.
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It's going to be a long time before a more iconic "car" movie comes around than Smokey & the Bandit.

You can't tell me that EVERYONE--young & old alike don't think of S & B when they see a late 70's TransAm with that screamin' eagle on the hood. Yes...5th Gen Camaros/Transformers is close, and the Mustang/Shelby will invoke both Bullit & Gone in 60 seconds in a car enthusiasts brain. But no car/movie combo will ever be as ingrained in our minds as Smokey & the Bandit...IMHO.

And to the product placement question....yes. Cool cars in cool movies will have people going out and at least wanting if not actually buying that car. After I saw Fast Five, I told my husband, "If those new Chargers really do have enough power to pull a safe out of a concrete wall....that will be my next 4 door."
Absolutely true. A C5 member even named his camaro "Elanor" I saw that and was like "wtf?"
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:36 PM   #32
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Yep. I have had many Mustangs and the Camaro...my first...and no Mustang got the attention that the Camaro gets...probably becaue it looks like the one in the movie.
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Fast 5 didn't make me want to get a Charger. Even if it could pull a concrete safe.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #34
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I just wish they hadn't killed Pontiac so we could be talking about Smokey and the Bandit and the Trans Am.... The ultimate movie car in my opinion, followed by the General Lee. I love Camaros but even Transformers doesn't show enough of the Camaro to make it a big deal to people who don't own Camaros. That's my opinion anyway.
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