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Old 06-18-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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2010 meets 2008: Chevy Camaro named ‘Official Vehicle of 2008 SEMA Show’

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New Camaro named official vehicle of SEMA show
By GREG MIGLIORE

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is already garnering show honors before it hits the market. The Specialty Equipment Market Association on Tuesday said the reborn sports car would be the official vehicle of this year's SEMA aftermarket show in November.

What does that mean? Expect a handful of Camaros to be on display at the show. Some customizers might even get a chance to work their magic on one--we're checking with Chevrolet on that.

You can bet that the GM stand inside the Las Vegas Convention Center will be swamped. Sorry, the show is not open to the public. But don't worry; we'll be there to feed you plenty of comments, photos and video.

SEMA says the Camaro's "official vehicle" billing is in lieu of its traditional practice of naming an official manufacturer of the show. The move has precedence; in 2005 Honda was named manufacturer, and the Civic Si got the vehicle title. Last year it was Toyota.

The Camaro coupe is set to go on sale early next year, with a convertible version being launched a few months later. It takes styling cues from the 1969 model.

Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president, said the car's storied past was the reason for its selection.

"This isn't just any other vehicle for our industry and the people we serve," he said. "This really is an icon."

The SEMA show is Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. It usually draws more than 2000 exhibitors and 130,000 industry watchers every year.

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So, wait...the Camaro is in league with Toyota and Honda? What? It's just a mullet-mobile!
'Free' marketing targeted at all the tuners out there, maybe?

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"This isn't just any other vehicle for our industry and the people we serve," he said. "This really is an icon."

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Old 06-18-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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SWEET!!! It's times like these I still worked at the bodyshop or dealership. OH WELL!
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:17 PM   #3
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:02 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #7
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #8
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and NOW you know what MR. Shunt has been up to!
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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If that doesn't work...I'm sure the gun or taser will work.

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Old 06-18-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:52 PM   #12
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I have to admit, I'd love to see what scissor style doors look like on the Camaro. Maybe someone will do that for the show.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:56 PM   #13
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That's impressive. I bet the SEMA people got to see the actual production car to make the decision. I anticipate a leaked photo in the near future.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:32 PM   #14
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Tag, if you want in, I'm sure I can get tickets for a bunch of us. I have a business that my father started that has enabled us entry into CES and a few other conventions as such.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:33 PM   #15
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I bet GM wishes they had that 2.0L DI TC set for the Camaro already. It would be a huge hit with the tuners. In fact, I firmly believe given the market we're seeing now GM would miss a huge opportunity if they didn't offer that as a base engine as part of a 2-ish year refresh.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:29 PM   #18
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this is great! this is goign to open up such a huge aftermarket world for the camaro. not only performance but appearance accesories that the 4th gen never got.
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #19
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:52 PM   #20
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So will Chevy be giving out its test mules to be reworked by these aftermarket companies? That would be a better fate than the crusher and so would my driveway . . .
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:14 AM   #21
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This is great news. You know that there will be a lot of aftermarket parts on display for this and I really am hoping that GM lets a couple of them get mod'ed for the show. I have to imagine that they will since it will be such good PR.
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:03 AM   #22
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Sweet... This is going to be an exciting year for all of us...
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:13 AM   #23
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Tag, if you want in, I'm sure I can get tickets for a bunch of us. I have a business that my father started that has enabled us entry into CES and a few other conventions as such.
As much as I'd like to go, I don't think it'd be feasible financially. I'm working as much as I can right now w/ extra jobs and such trying to pay for the trip to Indy. I have a bad feeling that SEMA won't work out. I sincerely appreciate the offer and if ANYTHING changes, I'll be sure to give you call asap!!
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:25 AM   #24
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and NOW you know what MR. Shunt has been up to!
I realize you're not officially ON the project anymore, but still. Congrats to you!! (and pass it on to the team)
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:31 AM   #25
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wow...I'd like to go to SEMA.The wife and I have talked about it almost every year for about 4 years. I never remember to register in time though. Last time I looked it said allow 6 months to get registered, verified and get your passes before the show opened.
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