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Old 02-11-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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when did you first hear about the gen. 5?

I know this is kind of a pointless topic, but I'm curious. Not only that, I'm trying to kill time as I await the arrival of one of the best cars that will ever hit the market.

My first time seeing pictures was in 2004. I remember doing a search because I was so positive GM would not stand idle by and watch Ford own the muscle car market. I typed in "2007 Camaro prototype", and sure enough, the pictures were everywhere. They were not the ones we are all used to seeing now (concept, bumblebee, etc...) but they were sweet! I knew right then and there that I must have one. They were, however, a bit more retro than the beautiful concept we've all grown to love, but they were unique, fierce looking, and they had MUSCLE CAR written all over them. I fell in love. I wanted to propose to it right away, but it was only speculation and photo shopping at that point. I knew in the back of my mind that GM had to be working on the Camaro at that point.

These were some of the pics I came across. (yes, I know some of these are re-posts, but that's partially the point of this post).


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Post some pictures if you've got 'em. I'd love to see them if I haven't already!
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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I remember it quite well...I was searching around for the Dodge Charger in late 2006. I wanted one - you see. Somehow, I found my way to Edmunds.com...So I ponied on over to the future vehicles section - just for fun....and low and behold - Camaro.

I fell for it instantly. The Charger held virtually no appeal for me once I saw the Camaro. See, the Charger was one of those "Okay, I can settle for this" type of cars. Camaro was "That's it! That's the one!"

Not 3 months later I came across this site, and here I am!
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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Car Craft issue after the concept's autoshow introduction.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #4
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wow brings back lots of old feelings i had wen i first seen these pics...i actually had the orange one with the chevy symbol as a background on my old computer lol but really i still like our camaro thats coming alot better than those. just my opinion though
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:52 PM   #5
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the first time I heard the Camaro was coming back was in Nov. 2003... just some rumors and drawings that some people I used to know popped up with... the next time I really thought about it was Sept. 2004, when another round of drawings showed up on the net... then in the summer of 2005, the leaks started again and this time it was not a drawing, but instead a clay model design study... and that was when I knew it was coming back for sure.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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wow brings back lots of old feelings i had wen i first seen these pics...i actually had the orange one with the chevy symbol as a background on my old computer lol but really i still like our camaro thats coming alot better than those. just my opinion though
Oh man, I couldn't agree with you more. The (almost) finished product is certainly superior. I just wanted everyone to appreciate how much actually went into this car before they built her. It is one hell of a transformation. A couple of those pictures are completely hideous. This is meant to show what also could have been.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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Don't remember the year, but I do remember having a dream involving a futuristic Camaro and the following day using google to search "Camaro concepts". Lol.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:46 PM   #8
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Oh man, I couldn't agree with you more. The (almost) finished product is certainly superior. I just wanted everyone to appreciate how much actually went into this car before they built her. It is one hell of a transformation. A couple of those pictures are completely hideous. This is meant to show what also could have been.
oh i know man i actually had one as a background on my computer way back when. just thought it was interesting as u how much it transformed since then
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:48 PM   #9
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It was roughly 2 years ago. I was looking at reviews of the Detroit autoshow. I saw a picture of perhaps the most badass looking car ever. When I saw it, I noticed the bowtie and I then thought "Camaro?!?" I didn't even read the article at first, I just ran through the pictures. After I read what there was, I got thinking about the fact that if that car got built it would be one of the shortest retirements in automotive history. For the next year or so I kept looking around every month or two to see if there was an update on the Camaro. Eventually I became more and more obsessed with the Camaro and I came across a site that had some really nice photoshops of it. After a month of lurking, I finally joined up here in the summer.

Before I got interested in the Camaro I didn't care a whole lot about cars, particularly new ones. Oh sure, I could name off all the major muscle cars and knew that I liked V8s and domestics, particularly GM, but I didn't know a whole lot beyond that. That is no longer the case, and its probably all due to the new Camaro and all the searching that I've done finding out how much better it is than the competition
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:54 PM   #10
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:50 AM   #11
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when the transformers commercials started playing in theaters and i like the picture^
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:01 AM   #12
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In the year or so leading up to the debut of the show car, I'd been seeing some mock-up renderings like the ones in first post in this thread. I knew they were fan pics, and I wasn't too impressed with them. The possibility of getting a Camaro if and when the car was resurrected wasn't even on my mind at all until about a month before the show car debuted. Some car blog posted leaked shots of the full-size push car (might have been a painted clay model) and I fell in love immediately.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:20 AM   #13
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Since having owned 3 Camaros and loved them for years (ordered a Z28 two weeks before they stopped taking special orders), I always wondered what would happen to the Camaro in the long run. Rumors flew about that a 5th Gen was possible, but I held off until I heard something concrete.

It was two days after NAIAS in Detroit when the concept was unveiled that I found it. I never heard of or read anything anywhere about the concept being unveiled up until one day....... Just ever so often, I would do a google search for 5th Gen Camaro and concept Camaro. Two days after it was unveiled, I was sitting on the computer, did a search, and began screaming out loud for my wife to come over NOW!!! I'll admit it...I shed a tear.....or two. I was soooooo happy to see that silver concept on stage....IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.

That was it for me....two days after Jan 06 NAIAS.

I found this site a short while later while searching for more pix and info.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:51 AM   #14
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The first time I heard about it was when they showed the silver concept on the Today show(I think it was at the NY auto show). I fell in love almost immediatly, see I've always wanted a good 'ol American muscle car, pretty much my whole life. I saw that concept and was like THAT'S IT!!!
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #15
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In the Fall of 2007 I was talking about cars with one of the guys at work. He was complaining about Shelbys and how he couldn't afford one. I told him I'm sure he could find something better and he said well what do you think of this .... He showed me this site and I have been hooked on this car ever since. How I restrained myself for so long in not sending in my comments ever time I read about this car - is beyond me. I check the site almost daily. I only miss days where I am swamped at work and running all evening with the kids. I still don't know how I will afford it-since I don't do car payments and pay cash for everything-but I will "keep the faith" and get one no matter what!
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #16
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The first time I heard about it was 2003........And that's all I'll say about that one.......
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:03 PM   #17
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January 2006. Sitting in front of the television with my laptop not really paying attention to the news.

Next thing I know I hear 'new Camaro'. My head/eyes immediately snap up to the tv to a 5 second view of the Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Up until that point I had accepted the fact that I'd never see a new Camaro again.

I instantly started looking up info online. I was VERY excited/happy.

A few days later I mention it to my mother, and she says she was going to ask if I'd heard there was a new Camaro. She'd seen it on the news too.
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it was early jan 2006,i was watching the news with my dad when they did a quick 1 min review of the detroit autoshow. the words "the new concept camaro" was said and a quick 1 second clip.
i immeditaly went to the interent were i searched and searched and sure enought i come upon a pic witht he camaro rolling through a crowd with the words "camaro" in the background. it was set i officaly fell in love with it.

things have never been the same since that day
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:33 PM   #19
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i first saw it on a poster in a show room at my local chevy dealership when my friend went to pick up his new cobalt in 2006 ... needless to say i suckered the salesman out of the poster which now hangs in my bedroom.... lol
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it was early jan 2006,i was watching the news with my dad when they did a quick 1 min review of the detroit autoshow. the words "the new concept camaro" was said and a quick 1 second clip.
i immeditaly went to the interent were i searched and searched and sure enought i come upon a pic witht he camaro rolling through a crowd with the words "camaro" in the background. it was set i officaly fell in love with it.

things have never been the same since that day
Scary just how similar our stories were. LOL
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Scary just how similar our stories were. LOL
ahhaha thats quite scary lol. i just read ur post now and was like wow thats almost identical to mine lol. gotta love the news channel
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:03 PM   #22
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I saw it in Motor Trend magazine just after it's autoshow debut. I was working at a Chevy dealership at the time and had a subscription that i kept at my desk for customers while they were waiting to get into finance. I can't tell you how many conversations I had about that magazine that month. It was hardly ever on my desk, because all of the other salesmen kept snatching it to show their customers.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:47 AM   #23
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My wife and I were talking about building a 69 Camaro. I had a subscription to Chevy Hi Po at the time. Saw an article saying when the concept was to be debuted. Waited for the video to be posted online, watched it and the rest is history. Found this site and lurked around for a while. Now I'm a member and 5th Gen Camaro crack head.
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:49 AM   #24
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I was sitting in the theatre eating my popcorn and enjoying the Transformers movie when Bumblebee flys by a Concept Camaro and transforms. Popcorn fell out of my mouth and I could hear people asking.. "what kind of car is that? It's cool!" I was like... oh beejeezus... how much is that car... I want it now!

Then I surfed the net the next morning and found out it was a Concept car and my heart broke. Time went by and for whatever reason I had forgotten about the Camaro. Then I bought the Transformers DVD and that's when lightning struck me when I saw Megan Fox laying on the hood of Bumblebee. I need to know when this car is coming out! I googled Concept Camaro and found a couple of Forums. I chose these one to lurk in for a while and finally when I couldn't hold my excitement any longer... I started posting in Dec.
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i remember seeing those pics in 04 but the first time i saw the concept was in november of 05 before it was even in the press.i saw the pictures when they had the 2 front ends on it and they apparently didnt know which one to use yet. i fell in love since.
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