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Old 01-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #154
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Anyone know if they have the Camaro production models on posters for sale?


I still want the vents cut out. They were cut out on the concept and looked great. I'm sure they can do it a whistling noise as other car manufacturers have done it before. It won't be a deal breaker for me, but I sure hope they cut them out. I see that the 69 didn't have it cut out, but if the concept was meant to be identical to the 1st gen and retro, GM would have done it differently. Times change which also allow for improvements. I think it would be an improvement to have them cut out. Having to clean the vents? That isn't even a concern of mine. I'd be happy to clean them...as I would have to clean the rest of the entire car as well. I seriously doubt it would be hard or anything...just more cleaning. Take a rag w/ soapy water and run it through the vent.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #155
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:33 PM   #156
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To me it doesn't matter if the vents on the original were cut off or not. I don't care if it is homage to the original. Functional vents are good. Non functional vents just make you look like you value "show" over "go". Vain styling details for the sake of details annoys me.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:07 PM   #157
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By functional...I really want to understand this...By 'functional', you don't actually expect them to cool the brakes, do you?
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:22 PM   #158
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If not, then why have them? To add more design busyness? Its just like the front fender vents that are now on everything from subcompacts to trucks. Complexity for complexity's sake.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:25 PM   #159
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If not, then why have them? To add more design busyness?
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OK then I guess it is a matter of taste. I just prefer that as far as vents go, I want them functional or not there at all.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #161
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as far as form vs function goes, I much perfer function. But I look at the car as a whole rather than the individual components. So in my mind, if it has high performance features that can't be seen, then its ok to have some styling that reflects the nature of the car. So long as its not overdone I'm ok.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:53 PM   #162
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OK then I guess it is a matter of taste. I just prefer that as far as vents go, I want them functional or not there at all.
Don't get me wrong, I'd absolutely love the vents to actually cool the brakes - however, IF they do end up getting cut out, I very much doubt they will. I hope I'm wrong, though.
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I want ducts going from the front scoop to a real CAI setup, and I want ducts going from the rear vents to the brakes. If not I'd prefer that both be left off, but it isn't a deal breaker either way.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:22 PM   #164
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Why would you want the side vents cut out? The '69 never had them cut out.
I'm with Camero....if the '69 didn't have them cut out...why should the '09?
It's a design element to tie the look of '09 to the '69.

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By that reasoning, why should we have alloy wheels instead of the orange and chrome steel wheels we see here? Why should we have two body-colored side mirrors rather than the 1 chrome side mirror on the '69 model? Why not just clone the '69 model like the Challenger basically cloned its '70 model? Heck lets go all the way and bring back carburation, drum brakes, no power accessories, and steering ratios similar to lottery odds.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:12 PM   #166
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By that reasoning, why should we have alloy wheels instead of the orange and chrome steel wheels we see here? Why should we have two body-colored side mirrors rather than the 1 chrome side mirror on the '69 model? Why not just clone the '69 model like the Challenger basically cloned its '70 model? Heck lets go all the way and bring back carburation, drum brakes, no power accessories, and steering ratios similar to lottery odds.
While I get your point, I think you were a little over zealous in what you consider as '69 engineering (unless I misunderstood what you were saying). You could get front disks or four wheel disk brakes on '69 Camaros, there were power accessories, power assisted steering in a couple of variations and optional quicker steering ratios. '69 was somewhat advanced from the Model T days! I agree though, there is no need for the 2010 Camaro to go completely retro.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:59 PM   #167
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All of those things were optional and not that common. I looked through a number of 1969 and 1970 Camaros and Chevelles and very, very few had power accessories or 4 wheel disks. The point I'm making is that I'd rather not go retro at the expense of progress. Homages are all well and good, but I'd rather this be an improvement over the original.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:31 PM   #168
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GM Design makes another production hit out of a concept! I knew from jump they wouldn't let us down. Thank you Scott and everyone at GM for making this happen! I'm ecstatic and looking forward to getting one of my very own.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:29 PM   #169
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You are wise beyond your years.

(by the way -- for what it's worth -- Camaro got approval to move forward in August of 06-- with major work beginning in September of 06--- that's just about 25 months -- the original Camaro took longer.......

Something I'll add that I think people (even you, Scott) seem to overlook (in fact it just occured to me as well, so we're all guilty).......

The original Camaro took longer to develop, but I guarantee you people were not all over GM and their employees begging them to get the car out to production immediately. Back then, even Corvettes could be developed in secrecy. Today, with the internet and glaring 24/7/365 news coverage, every little thing a large, public company like GM does will inevitably be traced by the public before too long. Add to the fact that everyone has a cell phone camera or a cheap portable camera (how much were cameras back in 1965 or 66???), and what used to be easily kept under wraps is not so easy today.

So, what happens is what used to seem like no time at all suddenly seems like an eternity because we've been following every move of the Camaro since the concept's unveiling in January of 2006. In August the formal anouncement for production was made, and people seem to think the car should have been ready in a year. Heck, I'm only 30 and I can remember when concepts at auto shows were supposed to be depicting a car they will build 10 years into the future. And now we expect them to magically appear overnight at some factory? I think this is the first time in history that the general public has had such access to the step-by-step development of a specific car (authorized or not) to this level. Detailed pictures of incomplete interiors, models, pre-production test cars..... we are seeing the inner workings of what it takes to go from concept to production.

I don't know if it's good or not. I mean, I just love tracking the development of my next car before it's even built, but there are too many people forgetting the car is not complete and forming opinions about it. They see it as it is, forgetting it's not complete and in their mind it is. Heck, it's not even complete in the engineer's minds yet - the final production car is not ready. It's a work in progress. I can see how easy it is to forget, when you see real pictures of a car.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:32 PM   #170
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Yuck? Well, I just bought a 2007 Mustang GT. The first Ford in my life......GM, came too late to the game, and is going to get crushed by the new 'Stang and upcoming Charger...
If you just bought a mustang, be sure to read these threads about spark plugs coming loose and shooting out of the engine. There is an endless amount of reports below. Very expensive repair. Not sure if GM motors experience same thing.
This isn't a flame because I love both mustangs and camaros.

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