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Old 12-14-2007, 12:59 PM   #171
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I actually meant the convertible top will be down. my g/f being topless is for my own private viewing as she treats me well. I don't like sharing.
yeah im very selfish too.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:05 PM   #172
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Thank you for the very very kind words -- and as I read thru this entire thread, once again I realize just how much this car is loved..... -- and that's a very emtional thing for all of us at Chevy and GM who love/work on the new Camaro.

I can't take credit for the new Camaro. Yes - I refused to let anyone forget Camaro (and Firebird) -- yes, I constantly wore my Camaro shirts and jackets and ties to work every day. Yes, I came close to b**chslapping ANYONE who even THOUGHT of saying "Give it up -- it's dead" -- and yes, I refused to disappear on the various sites and yes I refused to stop saying "Have Faith"

.......now -- all of that said -- it is people like Bob Lutz and Ed Wellburn and Tom Peters and Cheryl Pilcher and Doug Houlihan and Bob Boniface and John Fitzpatrick and Ed Peper and a TON of other people that are responsible for the new Camaro. Keep in mind that Rick Wagoner's (our Chairman) first car was a 1972 Camaro...................... (how do you like THEM apples???) --
I have been priviledged to have my own lil part of the new Camaro -- and I'm so very thankful that the Camaro team at Chevy has scheduled many a meeting around my auto show schedule so that I could take part in the many discussions and decisions that impact this great car.

The name Fbodfather is both a source of pride -- and yes, an embarrassment to me -- because you see -- there are those who deserve the name more than I -- esp. people like Hank Haga and Don McPherson and Pete Estes and Bob Lund and so many others who brought us the original.

So -- thank you for the kind words -- but I just ask that you keep in mind that it takes MANY MANY MANY people to bring you a truly great car -- and it is our intention to make your next new Camaro -- THE BEST AUTOMOBILE YOU EVER OWNED.........PERIOD!

Have Faith!
it brings tears to my eyes every time you speak about the camaro. i just hope you know how very lucky you, and everyone else who works on this car are. not only for working on a car but its a piece of history. i would give anything in the world to have even the slightest bit of job, on this car.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:03 PM   #173
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Anyone else notice the fact that Fbodfather has doubled his posts here in the last week?
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My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:05 PM   #174
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honestly, GM had me at CAMARO.
I know exactly what you mean. As long as this car keeps the Camaro nameplate, I will buy one.

To me, that name means something, and it's more than an engine or the sheets of metal that surround it. Camaro is a way of life, it's a personality, it's what brings us together from all over the country (and even the world!).

When I bought my first Camaro, all I knew about it was that it was a V6. I didn't even know that there were names for different engines, I just thought they either had 6 cylinders or they had 8 . I knew there was such a thing as a Z/28 because my dad had had one, but I didn't know what an SS or a Berlinetta or an LT was. All that mattered to me was that it said Camaro on the side.

Now that I know a little bit more about cars, I still feel the same way. As long as that beautiful scripted "Camaro" is badged onto the side of the car, I know I'll be in for the ride of my life.

All those extra features (engine size, horse power, interior comforts, body style, etc.) are just an added bonus; the cherry on top of the sundae, if you will. But man, oh man, that is one SWEET Cherry!
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:44 PM   #175
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Really, wow...that's a disappointment because while I'm not sure I'd get it in that color I can tell you that the Bumblebee Camaro was the best looking yellowish car I've ever seen. My brother and I both said we might get it in that color.
Okay I don't for sure "know" that its' not going to be an option. I just think it's very unlikely. And if it is an option it will either be a special edition or VERY expensive.

Or so I guess at least. I hope I'm wrong. I hope it's an option. If it is, I'm sure as hell spending that extra money.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:46 PM   #176
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There are 3 Bumblebee Camaro's being built and given out to winners of a contest. The paint on Bumblebee (and the 3 special editions) is a special paint.
One which would be stupid-expensive to offer as a normal color.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #177
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Yeah that's pretty much my argument that it won't be an option. Sucks really since I love that color.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:50 PM   #178
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Okay I don't for sure "know" that its' not going to be an option. I just think it's very unlikely. And if it is an option it will either be a special edition or VERY expensive.

Or so I guess at least. I hope I'm wrong. I hope it's an option. If it is, I'm sure as hell spending that extra money.
It's been stated that the 'Bumblebee Yellow' color was a VERY expensive paint job. There may be a yellow, but it won't be 'Bumblebee Yellow' per se.

Unless, that is, you win one of the Bumblebee Camaro's from the Transformers contest. lol
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:55 PM   #179
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Yeah, well, I can't even enter the contest. European here. But I just need a nice yellow...
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:06 PM   #180
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Wow, miss a week, miss a lot in Camaroland. A little late, but here are my observations on this pic:

1. Rear vents in front of rear wheels seems to be gone or reduced in visibility. I like this, as I prefer a clearer look. Less stuff added on is better, IMHO.
2. I saw some posts saying people hope the fin antenna doesn't stay. Why is this? I certainly think it is better than a mast-type antenna. I was hoping all along that we'd get a fin antenna.
3. Mirrors look ok, but look like they stick out a little too much.
4. Wheels look great and are an excellent size. I'd be happy to see those on the production car.
5. The b-pillar looks exactly like I anticipated. Not bad at all. I really don't mind it being added on.

Everything is looking pretty good for how this car is turning out.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:53 PM   #181
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After actually reading this thread, some more thoughts:

Fbodfather, we are so lucky to have you and everyone else you have mentioned. I believe you when you say Chevy will make this the best car we have ever owned, and it is very encouraging. This isn't just some corporate suits making a car with a classic nameplate just to squeeze sales from the fans. This is honestly all about a fantastic product.

I agree that there are no bad angles of this car. And I understand how Scott feels about people rushing to bad judgments because of a bad photo. I'm glad most of the reactions have been positive. To me it doesn't look like it gained weight or anything.

OK, so it looks like the rear vents are still there. Oh well, they're not bad either. I can live with that.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:32 PM   #182
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The Bumblebee color is not only expensive, but can't realistically be done on a mass production line - it simply takes too much time.

Sweet color though.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:15 PM   #183
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WHat is it like a black base and the a kind of yellow/goldish metalicy?
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:33 AM   #184
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All I can say is wow. I'm like a little kid counting down the days to christmas.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:12 AM   #185
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And no, I won't tell you what they are! (I'd love to -- but there is more than just a couple of Black Suburbans these days......)
LOL I wouldn't expect you to. I know how rough it is keeping all this secret but know it's for the best.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:31 AM   #186
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2. I saw some posts saying people hope the fin antenna doesn't stay. Why is this? I certainly think it is better than a mast-type antenna. I was hoping all along that we'd get a fin antenna.

That fin antenna is for satellite radio and OnStar. The regular AM/FM radio antenna is imprinted into the rear window with the rear defrost. I think GM is among the worst at integrating that satellite radio antenna into the roof lines of any car mfg. You look at Honda, BMW, or VW/Audi and their fin antennas are body color, made with a better grade material, and they fit completely snug and tight to the roof so they don't disturb the roof lines very much.

My Mom has a 2007 Buick Lucerne. Her car is silver, and the sat. antenna sticks out the roof like a sore thumb. It's black, made of a cheap flimsy plastic, and doesn't fit snug to the contour of the roof angle.
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:09 AM   #187
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Thank you for the very very kind words -- and as I read thru this entire thread, once again I realize just how much this car is loved..... -- and that's a very emtional thing for all of us at Chevy and GM who love/work on the new Camaro.

I can't take credit for the new Camaro. Yes - I refused to let anyone forget Camaro (and Firebird) -- yes, I constantly wore my Camaro shirts and jackets and ties to work every day. Yes, I came close to b**chslapping ANYONE who even THOUGHT of saying "Give it up -- it's dead" -- and yes, I refused to disappear on the various sites and yes I refused to stop saying "Have Faith"

.......now -- all of that said -- it is people like Bob Lutz and Ed Wellburn and Tom Peters and Cheryl Pilcher and Doug Houlihan and Bob Boniface and John Fitzpatrick and Ed Peper and a TON of other people that are responsible for the new Camaro. Keep in mind that Rick Wagoner's (our Chairman) first car was a 1972 Camaro...................... (how do you like THEM apples???) --
I have been priviledged to have my own lil part of the new Camaro -- and I'm so very thankful that the Camaro team at Chevy has scheduled many a meeting around my auto show schedule so that I could take part in the many discussions and decisions that impact this great car.

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So -- thank you for the kind words -- but I just ask that you keep in mind that it takes MANY MANY MANY people to bring you a truly great car -- and it is our intention to make your next new Camaro -- THE BEST AUTOMOBILE YOU EVER OWNED.........PERIOD!

Have Faith!
Fantastic words! I love to hear an insider re-assuring us! You, no doubt, have a job most of us are so envious of, helping to develop cars, not to mention re-incarnating an icon, the fantastic CAMARO!! All I can say is thank you to YOU for not loosing the faith! one request though if I may....the vents in front of the rear wheels....PUNCH THEM THROUGH PLEASE!! Ok, thanks, I feel better now! I'll have one either way
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