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Old 09-16-2007, 01:18 AM   #35
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I used to (years ago) have a great idea (well, I thought it was) for the Camaro's 'mascot' to be a dragon. I mean, the Mustang had it's horsie, the Firebird had it's Phoenix (I HATE hearing 'Screaming Chicken'). Since Firebird had a mythological creature, I felt the dragon was the only fitting 'being' worth of the name Camaro.

I even had this commercial thought up. heh It showed a horse (Mustang) running across a vast field. Every few seconds something metallic would flash across the screen. On the final 'flash' of metallic scales (you can now tell it's scales in this flash) the screen goes blank and you hear the horse screaming (nothing too horrible, it has to be on tv ya know lol) and some slight sounds of what could be a scuffle. (Hey dragons get hungry and eat mustangs occasionally. hehe)

One more 'flash' and the dragon is 'frozen' in place with the word CAMARO emblazoned in front of it (sideview of the dragon in flight). A highly sylized dragon image integrated with the word Camaro was the symbol I envisioned.

Or some such thing. It was just me with a crazy idea way back when. LOL

Oh, and I'm glad at least SOMEONE agrees with me.
I'll always agree with someone who thinks like I do... just kidding.

And, I can't quite put my finger on it...but I like that Dragon idea...not sure why I like it so much
Have you ever seen that new Q-motor oil commercial, where the oil-horses are galloping around the Ferrari? I could see some dragons flying around the Camaro in the same way...or, better, continue with your Idea, and instead of staying as an animal - the Dragon fluidly turns into the Car, then your "CAMARO"

That would be freakin Wicked!

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You won't be the only one with that idea...I love seeing people's truly unique cars. It shows how much they really care about their vehicles.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:27 AM   #36
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Mine may end up being something of a sleeper. I'm not really a fan of wild paint schemes, big chrome wheels, giant wings etc... Fuction over form yields it's own "look" and coolness, IMHO
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:13 AM   #37
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Those are the onesI respect the most. Anything that hints like the owner had rice that night for dinner...I look the other way. I'm petty like that
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:21 PM   #38
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I'll always agree with someone who thinks like I do... just kidding.

And, I can't quite put my finger on it...but I like that Dragon idea...not sure why I like it so much
Have you ever seen that new Q-motor oil commercial, where the oil-horses are galloping around the Ferrari? I could see some dragons flying around the Camaro in the same way...or, better, continue with your Idea, and instead of staying as an animal - the Dragon fluidly turns into the Car, then your "CAMARO"

That would be freakin Wicked!

I actually like the idea of the dragon morphing into a new Camaro at the end even better. Or have it land, turn toward the camera and exhale a huge flameball that, when clear, reveals only a Camaro sitting where the dragon was seconds before.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:20 PM   #39
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...Or have it land, turn toward the camera and exhale a huge flameball that, when clear, reveals only a Camaro sitting where the dragon was seconds before.
^ That's It. GM, are you listening? Free commercial ideas!

Now, to settle on that hood design(paint)...
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^ That's It. GM, are you listening? Free commercial ideas!

Now, to settle on that hood design(paint)...
LOL The text or Voiceover can say 'Camaro... Eating up the competition.' (ie- the horse<Mustang> it just devoured)
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:46 PM   #41
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What should the challenger be...a "gallant knight"? that get's toasted?
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I think it should build on the phrase they already coined. It should be a mustang and a challenger in a race at the strip, The tree hits green and they take off.

As they speed towards the finish line, a camaro splits them right down the middle and continues passed the turn off point (don't know what it's called at a track).

"Why drive challengers when you could drive champions?"

"Join the revolution" as the american revolution graphic splashes up on the screen like the magazine ad.
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D@mn, you guys type a lot when I'm gone...

I'll read back through it later, but someone mentioned the Z28 or SS being top dog....I know this isn't the right thread, but Dragon knows what I'm talking about when I say we've been watching what Scott's been saying and it's been strongly hinted that Z28 might be the big daddy this go around.
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D@mn, you guys type a lot when I'm gone...

I'll read back through it later, but someone mentioned the Z28 or SS being top dog....I know this isn't the right thread, but Dragon knows what I'm talking about when I say we've been watching what Scott's been saying and it's been strongly hinted that Z28 might be the big daddy this go around.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:15 AM   #46
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I've linked to this before, but I'll do it one last time:
http://www.mallettcars.com/index.html

Anyway you look at it, I'm getting a powerful v8 Camaro... ASAP.

And besides, buying a v6 and replacing it with an LS3 on my own would mean much better insurance rates...
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I've linked to this before, but I'll do it one last time:
http://www.mallettcars.com/index.html

Anyway you look at it, I'm getting a powerful v8 Camaro... ASAP.

And besides, buying a v6 and replacing it with an LS3 on my own would mean much better insurance rates...
No way you'd save a penny. I wanted to do the same. Changing over from a V6 to V8 means a new radiator, alternator, electrical, headers, etc, etc, etc...even if you decided against an LS3 and went for the LS1, you'd still pay more. Sorry...not trying to be a prick. But, I've been there, done that, and if all you want is to save $$$ on insurance, this isn't the answer....it's calling around. Besides, if you ever did get the change made, you'd want to make sure that puppy is INSURED!!! You don't tell the ins co that you've made the switch and guess what? You call for a claim and they deny cause you never updated w/ your mods.
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No way you'd save a penny. I wanted to do the same. Changing over from a V6 to V8 means a new radiator, alternator, electrical, headers, etc, etc, etc...even if you decided against an LS3 and went for the LS1, you'd still pay more. Sorry...not trying to be a prick. But, I've been there, done that, and if all you want is to save $$$ on insurance, this isn't the answer....it's calling around. Besides, if you ever did get the change made, you'd want to make sure that puppy is INSURED!!! You don't tell the ins co that you've made the switch and guess what? You call for a claim and they deny cause you never updated w/ your mods.
Agree 100%. People would ask a lot about swapping an I6 into their 4 cylinder Wrangler all the time. Not worth it. Different transmission and spline count, plus all the other stuff underhood that Tag already mentioned. The insurance money would cost less than an engine swap anyway
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Agree 100%. People would ask a lot about swapping an I6 into their 4 cylinder Wrangler all the time. Not worth it. Different transmission and spline count, plus all the other stuff underhood that Tag already mentioned. The insurance money would cost less than an engine swap anyway
Yeah... I know... but it would also mean having a more rare car, something special. I totally agree the cost of the vehicle would be more, much more, than if the factory offered what I want. But that is just the thing. I know what I want, and cannot justify spending 25k-30k on a car that isn't going to make me happy... I don't mind the extra cost associated with having a car that I feel is just right. Look at people that bag trucks: sure, they could swap springs, shocks, whatever, but they spend the extra money, change a whole bunch of parts, and are genuinely happy with the end result. Basically any car mod will have its benefits and costs and its just how people weigh those and make a decision they will enjoy.

The insurance part of what I said didn't make sense... what can I say, drunkin' posting...
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Yeah... I know... but it would also mean having a more rare car, something special. I totally agree the cost of the vehicle would be more, much more, than if the factory offered what I want. But that is just the thing. I know what I want, and cannot justify spending 25k-30k on a car that isn't going to make me happy... I don't mind the extra cost associated with having a car that I feel is just right. Look at people that bag trucks: sure, they could swap springs, shocks, whatever, but they spend the extra money, change a whole bunch of parts, and are genuinely happy with the end result. Basically any car mod will have its benefits and costs and its just how people weigh those and make a decision they will enjoy.

The insurance part of what I said didn't make sense... what can I say, drunkin' posting...
It will certainly be more expensive to swap in a V8 than to buy it from the factory that way. Customization is cool though.
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Don't be surprised if the opposite of what you said occurs. They showed us a 400 hp Concept. They said, "this is what the top-of-the-line would be". Then Our friend Ed Peper said this during an interview for Autoblog:
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Ed Peper: No. Because again, the capabilities of a Corvette are world class. I mean, we are talking about a vehicle that competes in the American Le Mans Series with Aston Martins and all –no, there is no concern because what the Camaro is going to be is what it has always been, which is a really great looking vehicle that will have a muscle car or muscle car set of derivatives with it, but that will also have a fuel efficient version. It's a vehicle that you really, really can drive every single day -- a four seater and so forth, while Corvette is in a class all by itself. It's one of our ultimate brands at the company that just continues to do well. We try to keep the production, you know, in line and not build too many so it keeps a very strong demand. The Z06s are some of the fastest turning vehicles that we have.
They can't hand us a Camaro with less than 400hp (It'd be the worlds biggest WTF?!? moment)...

More power does not neccesarily cost more money. As engines advance you get more power for the same price. Check out the LS series:
LS-1 +/- 350hp.
LS-2 400hp
LS-3 430(6) hp

And all those engines cost about 7k by themselves in their time.
and they're not worried about stepping on the Vette (I'm not saying they will, though). So... I just spurt out what I read. Not trying to be an ass.:p
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