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Old 05-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Camaro to debut before Indy according to Autoblog

Autoblog is saying sources at GM are saying that it will debut before Indy.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/15/c...ndy-this-year/

Man I hope this is correct.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Man is anyone even here today? This is huge news if correct.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Autoblog has usually been reliable when they have said that they talk directly with GM.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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Did anyone notice this link?

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2009-...camaro-colors/


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Old 05-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #5
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Oh boy I hope it's OK for me to post this. From what we've been told months ago by the folks at GM we've been working with, there will be a private unveil for press/media the weekend BEFORE the PUBLIC unveiling at Indy. Maybe that's what they're getting at.

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:21 PM   #6
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Obviously, these photos have been modified. Options like colors have not been released by GM, so I wouldn't believe that these are them. Even if the color names have been leaked, there's no guarantee that these are the colors associated with those names.

Moreover, GM just announced that the Camaro will be seen at Indy. Don't expect it to come out of hiding any sooner. Remember that this will be a MY2010 Camaro, so releasing it in early 2009 is as early as GM can get away with releasing the car.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:26 PM   #7
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September will be fine by me. If it is unveiled earlier then that's even better. But it doesn't really matter to me, Im sure it wouldn't be very far before the Indy bash, and no matter when I see it for the first time, I'm still going to have to wait to get my hands on it. :(
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I don't know about this.

The picture on the site isn't even the actual photo...it's photoshopped with a "guesstimate" on a color. GM hasn't revealed a color lineup (just speculation) and AutoBlog has taken it upon themself to plop up an official photo with an unofficial color.

It just doesn't look very professional...and that's why I doubt it. I could be wrong, but I just can't take someone serious that doesn't even "try."
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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Oh boy I hope it's OK for me to post this. From what we've been told months ago by the folks at GM we've been working with, there will be a private unveil for press/media the weekend BEFORE the PUBLIC unveiling at Indy. Maybe that's what they're getting at.

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That seems plausible, however that makes GM's comments to Autoblog rather odd. Why tell them that when any reveal to the media would have a gag order on it until the public reveal? I'm wondering if someone in GM decided that September might be too long a wait. GM has generally shown production ready versions and specs pretty early.
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:35 PM   #10
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That seems plausible, however that makes GM's comments to Autoblog rather odd. Why tell them that when any reveal to the media would have a gag order on it until the public reveal? I'm wondering if someone in GM decided that September might be too long a wait. GM has generally shown production ready versions and specs pretty early.
+1. I'm not disputing the post, by any means, however, I remember reading Father would make annoucements on CamaroZ28 first. Who knows though?
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #11
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It isn't my post. It's Autoblogs and thought it of interest because it counters the news we've heard here. Wish a GM official close to the truth would let us know what that cryptic Autoblog post was about. Scotttttt where are you?
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cant wait to see what it looks like
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has anyone else realized how FAMILIAR these pics are? the orange car came from THIS site... as did the blue car on the test track... autoblog is blowing steam up people's stacks... this is BS especially after the official announcement today... ok yeah definitely... after reviewing all the pics all but the white camaro are chopps... screw autoblog this is time 1000000 they are trying to screw with people... they remind me of the tabloids with "batboy" on the cover... :upset: :fighting0040: :slice: :bangdesk:
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:24 PM   #14
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has anyone else realized how FAMILIAR these pics are? the orange car came from THIS site... as did the blue car on the test track... autoblog is blowing steam up people's stacks... this is BS especially after the official announcement today... ok yeah definitely... after reviewing all the pics all but the white camaro are chopps... screw autoblog this is time 1000000 they are trying to screw with people... they remind me of the tabloids with "batboy" on the cover... :upset: :fighting0040: :slice: :bangdesk:
Wow, deep breath. I don't think they were trying to pass these off as the official color options, but rather to give people a feel for how it might look in the usual color options.
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The Woodward Dream Cruise is August 16th. Don't be surprised if Lutz or some other GM exec is cruising in a production-spec Camaro.


"Woodward Ave. the Thursday before the Dream Cruise"

http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/
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The Woodward Dream Cruise is August 16th. Don't be surprised if Lutz or some other GM exec is cruising in a production-spec Camaro.


"Woodward Ave. the Thursday before the Dream Cruise"

http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/
i doubt it... they're going to keep this baby under wraps until sept now that it has been announced...
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #17
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The Woodward Dream Cruise is August 16th. Don't be surprised if Lutz or some other GM exec is cruising in a production-spec Camaro.


"Woodward Ave. the Thursday before the Dream Cruise"

http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/
I think that is what Autoblog was alluding to. Wonder if that is speculation on their part or sly inside info.
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i doubt it... they're going to keep this baby under wraps until sept now that it has been announced...
That really makes more sense, but you never know. I do know that GM loves the Dream Cruise. Sept at Indy is fine with me too.
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More On Woodward Dream Cruise

"We guess we'll find out all the details for sure later this summer at the Woodward Dream Cruise if the rumors we've heard lately and the winks and nods we're hearing from GM PR are true."

Source: http://jalopnik.com/390941/2010-chev...shunt-in-trunk
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:35 AM   #20
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I think GM would have a lot of ticked off people at INDY bash if they unveiled everything a week early. GM just says they are showing everytihng at INDY. Why now go and screw that up?

Now, a show for the GM employees where no pix are taken, but just like a quick sneak peak before the big unveil? Sure, I could believe that. But, an all out "here's what we got!"....uh, no. Not going to happen.

INDY bash it is.

Sounds like that website is just looking for some traffic....pretty sad.
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I think GM would have a lot of ticked off people at INDY bash if they unveiled everything a week early. GM just says they are showing everytihng at INDY. Why now go and screw that up?

Now, a show for the GM employees where no pix are taken, but just like a quick sneak peak before the big unveil? Sure, I could believe that. But, an all out "here's what we got!"....uh, no. Not going to happen.

INDY bash it is.

Sounds like that website is just looking for some traffic....pretty sad.
I agree that it would be silly to do that after announcing the Indy Bash, however the Autoblog comment about looking for traffic is out of wack. They are one of the top auto sites on the internet. They honestly don't need to do something like that. Their inside info has been fairly accurate (when they do announce that that they have had direct contact with the manufacturer and not just posting things from other sites). However, anyone can be wrong and get bad info. If they didn't talk to the right people over at GM, it's possible they have things confused.

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How much you wanna bet that site is run by MotorTrend?
I've got a grand for that bet. Autoblog was recently purchased by the AOL group. It was independent for a long time. I've been reading it for years and years. They don't do their own I spy stuff, it's more a collection of others sites information with their own opinions and occasional reviews on product. They do have GM and other manufacturers invite them to events and have them review vehicles.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:14 AM   #23
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INDY. I agree with TAG - even though the Camaro will still be there, after making an announcement about the unveil at Indy and then turning around and jumping the gun a week early: there's going to be quite a few ticked off Camaro owners. And there ain't a fleet of Suburbans big enough to handle a crowd like that....
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INDY. I agree with TAG - even though the Camaro will still be there, after making an announcement about the unveil at Indy and then turning around and jumping the gun a week early: there's going to be quite a few ticked off Camaro owners. And there ain't a fleet of Suburbans big enough to handle a crowd like that....
Yep. And I'll tell you this. If I had solid plans to go to INDY to see the UNVEIL of the Camaro and then found out that the unveil would be a weak early, I honestly would probably not go to INDY.

Some of you might say, "what??? Why not? Give me a break!"

My reasoning? It's because I would want to be a part of history. I would want to be there to see the real deal on the day right there before my very eyes.....like going to NAIAS to see the unveil of the concept Camaro. There is no replacing that.

So...if I hear the Camaro is unveiled and pictures start getting spread all over the internet...engine options are shown, trim levels shown, etc., then what the hell is the point of going to INDY????????????

Now...If this week early show is for GM execs ONLY, no pix are to be released, no options are to be announced, etc, I'd be completely cool with that. Otherwise, I'd be highly PISSED OFF that I was spending $700 for gas, hotel, food, etc, to be a part of history in the making only to find out that we were the afterthought.

Sorry...I'm just getting myself worked up here, but....I'm really thinking about going to INDY and the thought of spending all this money to go when I don't have it is tearing me up...but I'm thinking about it....and now this? Now, I REALLY doubt I'll be going!!! Better keep that week early reveal PRIVATE.
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Now...If this week early show is for GM execs ONLY, no pix are to be released, no options are to be announced, etc, I'd be completely cool with that. Otherwise, I'd be highly PISSED OFF that I was spending $700 for gas, hotel, food, etc, to be a part of history in the making only to find out that we were the afterthought.
Here is where I think they might end up screwing Indy up. If there is press there, it's going to leak out. It does every time. Those press embargos are so worthless.

As a fan not going to Indy, but spending a lot on my next Z/28, I want info NOW. I want pics NOW. But that is the selfish prick 16 year old boy banging inside this 39 year old head.
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