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Old 11-09-2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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To answer everyones' questions about Camaros at Autoshows...

I love hearing from everyone - but I'm getting buried -- and I DO mean buried with PMs from sites asking about Camaros at Autoshows.

(and that's a good thing........... I think..........'cept that I don't have lots of time these days!..........)

Anywhoo:

To answer some questions:

We start building 'saleable' pilots in mid-December -- and THOSE are the cars we can open up and let you sit in..........

It's my intention (God willin' and the creek don't rise) to have a production Camaro at every auto show starting in mid to late January. (meaning -- if my saleable pilot cars get here -- I'll send 'em to shows.....)

We want to get cars out there just as SOON AS POSSIBLE.......because we want to sell LOTS of CAMAROS -- and we know that there are those who will not commit until they can actually sit in one.......MOREOVER -- an open Camaro on the showfloor draws people who may never have considered an American car -- let alone a Camaro......so TRUST ME when I say " WE WANT 'EM OUT THERE IN SHOWS!!!"

Now - that said........


.................we have given out unprecedented information on this car very early on....-- much sooner than anyone ever has..........

............the penalty for that is that it seems like it's taking FOREVER to get the cars out there........

IN reality - the 5th Gen Camaro will go from 'conception' to 'market' faster than the 1967 Camaro did!......................


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THANK YOU -- sincerely - - for the passion and enthusiasm you continue to have for the Camaro -- we're grateful -- and we want to get them out there ASAP!!!!
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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was my pm i just sent the straw that broke the camels back? if so im sorry
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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Is it possible to have a Q&A thread where you enlighten us about the production car?
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:36 PM   #4
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was my pm i just sent the straw that broke the camels back? if so im sorry
Just a guess it was one of the five million others he probably received, I wonder how many times his mail server crashed.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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I was going to PM you earlier Scott about the Houston Auto show when I saw you were on. But then I thought to myself.... Scott is a busy man Houston isn't till late January....I won't bother him till it gets closer and hopefully he will answer my other thread by then. Looks like I was right Thanks for all the great information you provide us with. And hopefully if all goes well in my life I will be doing my part in keeping GM afloat with the purchase of both a new Tahoe and a new Camaro
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
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Dom, most questions have been asked and answered already. I'm sure if you search you can find a topic that will probably answer 90% of your questions. Otherwise you can ask in a thread, and I know for a fact some of the great people here will be able to answer it to the best of our knowledge.

Keep up the good work Scott!
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:14 AM   #7
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Awesome, I am hoping you can get one early enough to send to San Diego.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:11 AM   #8
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I can't wait till the LA Auto Show, I want to see what the pre-production car looks like in person. I'll be comparing it to the concept alot.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:38 AM   #9
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Fbodfather- Thank you very much in taking the time from your busy sched. to keep us informed about this awsome machine!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:26 AM   #10
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was my pm i just sent the straw that broke the camels back? if so im sorry
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And thanks for the info Fbodfather.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:04 AM   #11
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.................we have given out unprecedented information on this car very early on....-- much sooner than anyone ever has..........

............the penalty for that is that it seems like it's taking FOREVER to get the cars out there........

IN reality - the 5th Gen Camaro will go from 'conception' to 'market' faster than the 1967 Camaro did!......................
I don't think that gets said often enough
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #12
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Speaking of Auto-Shows.... I went to the Seattle Auto Show yesterday.... saw the Bumble Bee Camaro for the first time.... and DAMN I have renewed vigor for this car. Pictures just can't show how the fenders flair and how the curves of the car look...

BUT the consolation.... I got to see it, and a ZR1 (very pretty car) and got pics of the CGM... I'M SO EXCITED now...

Being up here in the corner of the country we dont get all the cool stuff Texas, California and NY all get.... But its still very cool =-D
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:25 AM   #13
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I don't think that gets said often enough


I would urge as many people out there with questions to "Search" before sending 'Father a message. I'm sure his PM box just gets inundated with messages and to have to repeat a message numerous amounts of times must be confusing as well as get a little frustrating at times (i.e. the headlight problem...) I'm not speaking for anyone, but I'd respectfully ask for people with questions to make sure they've "Search"-ed before sending question(s) to 'Father. I'm sure everyone could appreciate what a busy man he is

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:28 AM   #14
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Ah well - I'm in the US in December (4th-8th) from the UK for my 30th. You've saved me hunting down a dealer but that's a little depressing.

Oh well, can't be helped!
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #15
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Is it possible to have a Q&A thread where you enlighten us about the production car?
There might be something to this idea. I don't think FBod father has the time to answer every question whether it's a PM or a post in a thread.

But Maybe we can start a "What would you ask FBodFather" thread. Maybe, Big Maybe, the mods or a volunteer or two can research the questions and reply with fbodfather quotes. and if not then we can compile the most relevant questions and send them to FBodfather for him to answer when he can.....

I'm thinking out loud here, and haven't asked any admin, mod, or Scott if this is a good idea. So let us hash this out a bit and I'll get back to you. If you like this idea post your thoughts here.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #16
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Just give us the off-set on that LS7 car's wheels and we'll let you live......
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:43 PM   #17
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There might be something to this idea. I don't think FBod father has the time to answer every question whether it's a PM or a post in a thread.

But Maybe we can start a "What would you ask FBodFather" thread. Maybe, Big Maybe, the mods or a volunteer or two can research the questions and reply with fbodfather quotes. and if not then we can compile the most relevant questions and send them to FBodfather for him to answer when he can.....

I'm thinking out loud here, and haven't asked any admin, mod, or Scott if this is a good idea. So let us hash this out a bit and I'll get back to you. If you like this idea post your thoughts here.
This is a great idea as I'm sure Scott will be on this site a lot less now that he is with Cadillac. This way Scott just has to go to one specific thread to answer questions.. I'm very glad Scott has been on this site and given all of us information about the Camaro way before he should have, but at the very least it has kept my interest enough for me to pre-order one before sitting or seeing the production car. I will be going to the Miami autoshow this week and seeing the IOM V6/RS that will be there.. I wish it was a V8 SS but who's complaining. Thanks Scott for everything and I will be praying for you and your family as you venture forth in your new job. I never sent you a direct private message but I almost did once. It's all headpunters fault ..
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:47 PM   #18
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There might be something to this idea. I don't think FBod father has the time to answer every question whether it's a PM or a post in a thread.

But Maybe we can start a "What would you ask FBodFather" thread. Maybe, Big Maybe, the mods or a volunteer or two can research the questions and reply with fbodfather quotes. and if not then we can compile the most relevant questions and send them to FBodfather for him to answer when he can.....

I'm thinking out loud here, and haven't asked any admin, mod, or Scott if this is a good idea. So let us hash this out a bit and I'll get back to you. If you like this idea post your thoughts here.
This would prob save Fbodfather alot of grief! He has been more than patient with all of our questions and "when this gonna happen, whens that gonna happen" rants. We should def do something to ease the burden on him!
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:33 PM   #19
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i agree, i say we do a thread like that a little before the orders get put in, that way it's closer to production time and everuone will have their answers before their orders are finalized.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:34 PM   #20
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You know I'll be at the Cleveland show in Feb. Will you?
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #21
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I can't wait until I can start doing PDI's (Pre-Delivery Inspections) on these cars as they come into the dealership.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #22
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Too bad those "saleable" pilot cars won't make it in time for the LA Auto Show, but hey that's luck of the draw I guess.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #24
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There might be something to this idea. I don't think FBod father has the time to answer every question whether it's a PM or a post in a thread.

But Maybe we can start a "What would you ask FBodFather" thread. Maybe, Big Maybe, the mods or a volunteer or two can research the questions and reply with fbodfather quotes. and if not then we can compile the most relevant questions and send them to FBodfather for him to answer when he can.....

I'm thinking out loud here, and haven't asked any admin, mod, or Scott if this is a good idea. So let us hash this out a bit and I'll get back to you. If you like this idea post your thoughts here.
I was thinking about something like that. But wouldn't the number of posts at a "What would you ask FBodFather" thread quickly become overwhelming? Maybe the Camaro5 administrators could selectively choose from existing threads the best, most pertinent topics/questions to post on a GM accessible read/write thread that was read only to members, giving us one focus thread to go to for official answers instead of the myriad of current threads?

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Can you add Gathering 13 to the show list?!! I will ask since you-know-who has fallen off the face of the planet! Fran will do whatever it takes ;-) !!
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