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Old 12-20-2009, 11:08 AM   #101
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They do that to give it a closer look to the origional 69 RS grill where there were 3 slots in the headlight doors.. That is why it's called the HERITAGE GRILL
Still doesn't sit right with me. The body color part over the turn signals just make it look cheap and plastic. But the grille itself is an improvement over stock. It just needs to be tweaked a little more.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #102
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Two times in a row?
Well they did have the Corvette for 5 years in a row, 2004-2008, longest consecutive run to date.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #103
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Having the grill match the body color is a little too much for my taste. I'd love to see one of those heritage grills in chrome on my black 2SS/RS.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:53 AM   #104
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They're Cunningham's stripe design. (credit where credit is due) You can also call them Lemans stripes, or Rally stripes. They've been around for 60 years. Shelby was just copying Cunningham
Nice! I like these stripes. I was over in Europe this summer (England and France) and found it interesting that the Europeans refer to these stripes as "American racing stripes".

I e-mailed my bro-in-law over in England a picture of the 2010 Camaro pacer, then called him. His immediate response on the phone when he opened the e-mail was "Bloody hell, those American racers look nice don't they?" I responded that a lot of Camaro owners were upset at the "Shelby stripes". He laughed and said, "Shelby? No, no, no. Tell them Shelby copied them. That should get their motors running".

These stripes may have become linked with Shelby, but yes... credit where credit is due. Cunningham came up with an awesome idea. They're gorgeous, especially if edged with pin stripes.

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:54 AM   #105
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Having the grill match the body color is a little too much for my taste. I'd love to see one of those heritage grills in chrome on my black 2SS/RS.
I LIKE how you think! Excellent idea!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:26 AM   #106
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I think the heritage grill would look better with an old school SS in the grill instead of the BowTie..


Think that 69 Emblem would work?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:14 AM   #107
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Hands down! This is the best looking 2010 out there!
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:36 AM   #108
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...Overall, ...I think it looks great
Orange w/white vs. White w/orange (heck, ...I'd go for White w/Blue, ...since I have a soft spot for '67 pacers ) However, ...I think Orange w/white was an excellent choice.
I love the stiching in the seats, ...and the dash stripe looks great.
IF, ...I was able to change things:
Stripes: 'wrapping' the car is fine, ...but I'd space them apart a bit more. (I know this is somewhat driven by the car's 'lines')
Wheels: Those wheels off the white SEMA car, ...
Graphics: I do like the idea that has been mentioned, "Official Pace Car" would look good on the doors. (How much of this is decided by Indy? ...not GM)

Hey, ...I'm just glad, ...the Camaro IS the Pace Car
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:02 AM   #109
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Saw the pics and thought I was in the FAIL thread. I like the idea of bringing the stripes inside but hate the "mustang, shelby cunningham" stripes on this car. Since they were suggesting several other stripe package options why not showcase one of them? IMHO FAIL Cudo's to King Mouse though for having his stripe colors copied for the pace car.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:43 AM   #110
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Having the grill match the body color is a little too much for my taste. I'd love to see one of those heritage grills in chrome on my black 2SS/RS.
There ya go! Make the piece black instead of body color and put a small chrome trim piece around the actual grille part. What an improvement that would be!
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I like the color and the stripes. But, I really prefer the stock grille.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:08 PM   #112
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Think that 69 Emblem would work?
Depends on if the grill angle is the same, but I installed one on a car one time where the angles didn;t match and I just bent the SS emblem to the same angle, it worked fine as long and they are pretty close to begin with, that cast metal does not like to bend much before brealing..
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:05 PM   #113
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The stripes and all graphics, including 2010 Indy 500 logo on the door, are painted on all three of the actual track pace cars. The rumour is there will be 25 Festival cars as there were this year, and the graphics may differ on those (stock factory stripes?). The GM people in attendance would not confirm if there would be any replicas or how many though.

Interesting note though. Initially they only had a '69 pace car there as well, but at the last minute brought the '82 and '93 from the basement. I mentioned because of that they had us fooled as we expected that the car would be white with orange stripes. His comment to that was "Stay tuned,,,".
I'll go as far as to offer to start the waiting list.... Just because I am a FAN of "stay tuned".....
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #114
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How about this commercial and video





And why the Challenger only was pace car one time..

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It looks fine to me!! I like it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:43 AM   #116
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It looks fine to me!! I like it.
X2 I like the grill
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:01 AM   #117
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And why the Challenger only was pace car one time..
The last non-GM to pace and provide support vehicles was the '96 Viper GTS and Chrysler, also had the trucks with the same paint scheme. It is believed that GM and the Speedway have an exclusive sponsorship deal for GM to provide pace and support vehicles since. There were rumors a couple of years ago that it was going to Ford, but obvioulsy it didn't happen.

As to the '71 Challenger that was a bit of an anomoly. Normally the program was done with full corporate support from the manufacturer. Chrysler had no interest in doing so, so that year all the central Indiana Dodge dealers got together and convinced the Speedway to let them provide the vehicles. As the video shows it did not end well. Since then they've only allowed sponsorship with full corporate support.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:12 AM   #118
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FYI

Here is a list of all the Indy Pace cars and their drivers

http://www.indymotorspeedway.com/500pace.htm

what is funy on the olds Bravada they describe the engine this way

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Old 12-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #119
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Nice! I like these stripes. I was over in Europe this summer (England and France) and found it interesting that the Europeans refer to these stripes as "American racing stripes".

I e-mailed my bro-in-law over in England a picture of the 2010 Camaro pacer, then called him. His immediate response on the phone when he opened the e-mail was "Bloody hell, those American racers look nice don't they?" I responded that a lot of Camaro owners were upset at the "Shelby stripes". He laughed and said, "Shelby? No, no, no. Tell them Shelby copied them. That should get their motors running".

These stripes may have become linked with Shelby, but yes... credit where credit is due. Cunningham came up with an awesome idea. They're gorgeous, especially if edged with pin stripes.

It's the generation gap showing, just like these young kids calling wheels, "Rims".

It was cute at first, kinda like calling your wife, "Hey you, with the boobs!" She might let you get away with it a time or two, but eventually you're gonna hear about it
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:00 PM   #122
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As a third-genner, every time someone says "heritage grill" I think of this:
The 1992 Heritage Edition Camaros had that grill, matching the body color.
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I am going to miss this event. Please post lots of pictures!
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Here is the latest iteration of the Camaro Pace Car Series supporting an important cause, Pedderised of course.

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