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Old 07-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #103
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As a long-silent refugee from the pre-launch Camaro5 forum, and not yet a Gen 5 owner, I find some of your reactions to the nameplate's introduction to NASCAR a little amusing. Some of you seem to be of the impression that "Camaro" is a cult-car few are aware of, and this national exposure is a Super Big Deal. I agree it's cool to have a Camaro in NASCAR, but c'mon people..this is a very popular car with a rich heritage. The country has heard of it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:36 PM   #104
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Oh man, that thing is ugly. Takes away all the cool, sleek, high belt-line, chopped-roof look and resembles a cavalier with a camaro nose.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #105
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This move makes sense for Chevy and for NASCAR. Dodge has the Challenger coupe in Nationwide, and the Charger sedan in Cup. Same with Ford re: Mustang and Fusion. Now Chevy will have Camaro and the new SS sedan. The last holdout is Toyota, which is in a bit of a bind. Their only RWD coupe is the FR-S. Which is badged Scion in this country. Oops.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #106
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I am a fan of NASCAR or I should say what it is today NAPCAR wake me with ten laps to go. Daytona and Talladega are a joke to watch completely. Yes the cars are safer but are ugly as hell and the rules are what is killing the sport. Back in the day was better racing when I first got into where they actually looked like real cars.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #107
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As a long-silent refugee from the pre-launch Camaro5 forum, and not yet a Gen 5 owner, I find some of your reactions to the nameplate's introduction to NASCAR a little amusing. Some of you seem to be of the impression that "Camaro" is a cult-car few are aware of, and this national exposure is a Super Big Deal. I agree it's cool to have a Camaro in NASCAR, but c'mon people..this is a very popular car with a rich heritage. The country has heard of it.
I agree with you , also add...

It looks like Camaro five is all about a fashion show. Searously, you people actually think a Malibu running around NASCAR is good. Ok, well it makes me laugh, because for one try running an actual Malibu at Daytona... lol.... At least the ugly Camaro's Show Room floor brother can actualy run at Daytona.

Malibu race car = good looking,,,,,, Malibu show room car = WTH
Camaro race car = not good looking,,,,,, Camaro show room car =

So give me an Ugly Duck Camaro any day over a Malibu ...
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #108
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Totally agree. Check out The Rolex and Continental series -- they are especially great. Real Camaros running against real Mustangs! Woohooo!


EDIT: I just saw the pics of the NASCAR "camaro" in question -- DAMN that thing is ugly! I'm embarrassed that the Camaro name is on it. Did you see that hideous side view???

Glad you said it first. I would have been labelled a troll.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #109
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #110
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Glad you said it first. I would have been labelled a troll.
No one should ever be called a troll over the truth. On a different note, If you watch NASCAR, now is not a good time to continue. Reason is the ugly Camaro is going to be stomping all over the Mustang. Thus, the Mustang sales just took a nose dive.

dont freak out heathly competition is good...
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #111
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Just another example of why the stands at NASCAR races these days are just about half full and the tv ratings are just a fraction of what they once were. No wonder the Chevy execs did not agree to use the Camaro nameplate in NASCAR when the gen 5 came out a few years ago. Make the race cars look like they do when they come from the factory! That is what built the sport years ago....
I was a NASCAR devotee from the Pearson/Petty days right up until the debut of the "sticker" cars. Love the German touring cars, they look like Bimmers, Mercs and Audis even if they are fully caged cars underneath. Face it real Musclecars are the true evolution both exist in Germany now.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #112
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No one should ever be called a troll over the truth. On a different note, If you watch NASCAR, now is not a good time to continue. Reason is the ugly Camaro is going to be stomping all over the Mustang. Thus, the Mustang sales just took a nose dive.

dont freak out heathly competition is good...
Camaro and Mustang sales will have nothing to do with a NASCAR support series of spec cars with different graphics on their grilles, watched through a beer haze on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon. Nationwide is won by RCR, Roush Fenway, Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing, and maybe KBM or Turner on a good day. With Elliot Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse, and whatever contingent of Cup drivers show up. The general public may have a general sense that Chevy, Ford, Dodge, or Toyota won the race, but the actual model is completely lost on them. NASCAR is a personality/team-driven series.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #113
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So it's a generic tube frame car with stickers that resemble Camaro lights? Hard to get excited about that kind of "racing". Let's go back to cars right out of the showroom, throw some numbers on them and a cage in them, and let them battle it out! That's what I would watch.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #114
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So it's a generic tube frame car with stickers that resemble Camaro lights? Hard to get excited about that kind of "racing". Let's go back to cars right out of the showroom, throw some numbers on them and a cage in them, and let them battle it out! That's what I would watch.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #115
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I was a NASCAR devotee from the Pearson/Petty days right up until the debut of the "sticker" cars. Love the German touring cars, they look like Bimmers, Mercs and Audis even if they are fully caged cars underneath. Face it real Musclecars are the true evolution both exist in Germany now.
I will agree the rules have killed NASCAR as we knew it. They screwed it up two ways. One trying to cut costs to the teams by standardizing parts. Two by making the cars all alike to equalize the cars in the name of competition. The safety changes were brought on by the loss of several top named drivers in a short period of time, ending with the death of Dale Earnhardt. Now not only are the cars safer so are the tracks themselves. It is time in my opinion to give more of the decision making on the car designs back to the manufacturers. Go back to having to use factory sheet metal. Make the noses with grill openings as are on the production cars. No taping over grills. Use smaller spoilers and air dams. Leave all the safety innovations as they are today. This will put the driving back on the drivers hands and not so much aero. It may play havoc on the racing for a while until the drivers learn how to drive the old way. This will accomplish 2 things, it will slow the racecars until manufacturers design more aero efficient race cars. Then that will lead to better street cars. That way us as consumers will be the real winners.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #116
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #117
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #118
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I'll look forward to seeing the Camaro next season. It could look better, but it's Nascar.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #119
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I am a NASCAR fan, and I am glad the Camaro has finally made it into the Nationwide Series, but man, that thing is fugly.

The Camaro Pace Cars have looked gorgeous out on the circuit, with some sweet paint schemes. The one-size-fits-all NASCAR proportions simply do no justice to the Gen5 Camaro. Slapping some headlight and grill decals on a template race car does not evoke the true beauty of our car or even the Mustang.
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