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Old Dec 16th, 05, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Camaro at Detroit Auto Show ????

I came across this article today regarding the "possibility" that a Camaro concept car might debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. The exec's reaction indicates it is a definate maybe
If true - it would be mighty cool....

This is an excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article !!

Silence Says a Lot About Camaro's Return
Chicago Tribune

By Jim Mateja

Dec. 16, 2005

Rumors are swirling that Chevrolet will unveil a concept at the Detroit
Auto Show next month that signals the return of a famous nameplate: Camaro.

Reportedly the concept is derived from a stretch of General Motors' small,
rear-wheel-drive platform used to produce the 2006 Pontiac Solstice and
2007 Saturn Sky roadsters.

When Solstice was revealed, GM promised a variety of low-volume vehicles –
as many as five – would be derived from that platform.

But GM is being coy on this one. When asked about the Camaro concept last
week in an interview, Chairman Rick Wagoner said: "What Camaro?"

Then he broke into an ear-to-ear grin.

"What's the famous quote from Sgt. Schultz on ‘Hogan's Heroes' – ‘I know
nothing.' We'll see, but I don't want to steal anybody's thunder."

GM has been promising "gotta have" cars that consumers would sell their
souls – or at least their Japanese cars – for.

Solstice's success, with more buyers than cars to sell, had to bring
another niche vehicle to the front burner.

Camaro first appeared in 1966. Its best year was 1978, when 260,000 were
sold. But in September 2001, GM said Camaro and its sister coupe, the
Pontiac Firebird, were being discontinued. Camaro sales had fallen to
42,000 units.

The sales slide was the result of two factors: high insurance rates and
young buyers moving from sport coupes to sport-utility vehicles.

If a Camaro coupe materializes, it's going to raise the question of when to
expect a new Firebird. Pontiac says none is in the works.

It raises another question. What about building the next-generation Pontiac
GTO from the same platform as Solstice, Sky and the presumptive Camaro? The
current model, a midsize rear-wheel-drive coupe imported from Australia,
has been disappointing. Pontiac only sells about 1,000 a month.

Stay tuned.
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Old Dec 17th, 05, 05:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scroll down a little and there is a another bit about a new camaro. Well see if their right next month.

http://www.thecarconnection.com/blog/
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Old Dec 17th, 05, 06:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New Camaro at Detroit Auto Show ????

I seen the pics posted at other sites and taken down quick " due to GM's letter". I did get the pics D/L'ed before they disappeared.
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Old Dec 17th, 05, 08:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: New Camaro at Detroit Auto Show ????

How did you guys miss the ruckus? https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=69003

Also check the site news (top tab bar on the left) for more on this...
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Old Dec 17th, 05, 08:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ha !! First time I have ever clicked on the site news...
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Old Dec 17th, 05, 10:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ha !! First time I have ever clicked on the site news...

A first for you and I. Thanks for the heads up. BTW, happy holidays to Charlie, Dennis, David, Carl and Jody.

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The concept is out!

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Old Jan 11th, 06, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes it's out !! After reading all the other threads and news articles prior to the show - it was somewhat obvious that this was going to be the place/time for the new concept car. But it sure feels good to finally see it out.

I hope to see it IN PERSON this weekend at the show. I live about an hour north of Detroit. I thought we could bring cameras into the show - so if take any pics I'll try to post them - although they will be inferior to the press type photos......
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Re: New Camaro at Detroit Auto Show ????

Was it really appropriate to bump a month old thread about the new Camaro when there are already 10 OTHER posts about it on the first page of the Bench Racing section? Let this one die...we ALL know it's out!
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Old Jan 11th, 06, 09:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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NOMADZ1 - welcome to the Team Camaro website !!! I just noticed that this was your very first post. Always feel free to share your experiences and questions on any Camaro related subject.

(sorry to bump this old thread one more time just to welcome a new member....)
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