Save $15 on Genuine Chevrolet apparel

The ChevyMall is offering a FREE coupon to save $15.00 on your next purchase.

Start off 2009 with some new Camaro shirts, hats or jackets. Don't forget the posters and other Chevrolet related merchandise while you are there!

David Kimble Cutaway Illustrations of Chevrolet's Hottest New Cars. Now Available as Art Print Posters!

These cutaway illustrations of the 2009 ZR1 Corvette and the 2010 Camaro SS are by acclaimed automotive artist David Kimble. They measure 24" w x 18"h and are custom printed on premium glossy photographic paper using the latest archival printing techniques. Add them to your collection.

If you purchase $100 by 1/10 they will apply a $15 Coupon to your order! Just enter the KEY Code CM8125 at the top of the Basket page during checkout and they will automatically add your $15 Coupon to your order! Simple and easy, but hurry offer expires 1.10.2008

Visit the ChevyMall today: www.ChevyMall.com

2010 Camaro wall calendar

The 2010 Camaro wall calendar is now available exclusively at www.5thgen.org!

Click HERE for ordering information

  • Each page measures 11" x 8.5"
  • Measures 11" x 17" when hung on wall
  • Full bleed dynamic color
  • 100 lb cover weight high gloss paper, wire-o bound
  • Covers January 2009 - December 2009 with a 2010 preview

Canadian pricing announced


GM has introduced the Canadian pricing information:

Camaro Coupe LS $26,995
Camaro Coupe 1LT $27,995
Camaro Coupe 2LT $31,595
Camaro Coupe 1SS $36,995
Camaro Coupe 2SS $40,995

RS Pricing


RS Package (1LT) $1,995 MSRP
RS Package (2LT) $1,670 MSRP
RS Package (1SS / 2SS) $1,380 MSRP
NOTE: Prices vary to account for the increasing level of standard equipment on higher-end models.


Transmission Pricing

Auto. Transmission (LS) $1,180 MSRP
Auto. Transmission (1LT/2LT/1SS) $1,435 MSRP
Auto. Transmission (2SS) $1,690 MSRP
NOTE: Prices vary to account for additional equipment. For example, we include Remote Start with automatic on 2SS models.

Misc

Sunroof $1,195 MSRP
Inferno Orange Trim Package (2LT/2SS only) $575 MSRP
Convenience & Connectivity Pkg. (1LT only) $685 MSRP
20" Polished Wheels (RS and SS only) $540 MSRP

Destination/freight charge $1,400

Charity Camaro auction on Ebay


This comes from CamaroZ28.com:

Last May, 15 Camaro enthusiasts/focus group members who are known as the Camaro Disciples met with Chevrolet Camaro designers, product managers, and marketing managers for a final focus group before 2010 Camaro production at the Milford proving grounds. The goal was to offer final design, engineering, and functionality thoughts and critiques on the upcoming 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. These 15 people helped the Camaro Team shape what is expected to be the best Camaro yet.

During the meeting, each of the 15 Disciples received one 1:64 scale GreenLight/CamaroZ28.Com Series II Camaro Concept Convertible Pace Car die-cast collectible. Each Disciple signed each car, ensuing that all 15 cars had 15 Disciple signatures on it. Then many other members of Chevrolet's Camaro Team signed each car as well. Some of the team members who placed their signatures on the car's packaging include Scott Settlemire, Cheryl Pilcher, John Fitzpatrick, Tom Peters, and more. All 15 cars are currently in the possession of the 15 Camaro disciples...

...except for one special 16th car.

One "Green Machine" version was also signed. A Green Machine is GreenLight's version of the "chase car", or the limited edition of the limited editions. They are widely regarded as being highly sought after, rare, and valuable, but perhaps none are as valuable as this one to the Camaro enthusiast and collector.

Up for auction will be that lone 16th car, a CamaroZ28.Com Series II Camaro Concept Convertible Pace Car Green Machine, signed by all 15 Camaro Disciples as well as very important Camaro Team members. This release of the CamaroZ28.Com Die-Cast series will never be produced again and getting the same signatures on any other item would be extremely difficult if not next to impossible.

This auction will be one chance to own that impossibility and a very unique part of Camaro history.

This auction will include:

  • One CamaroZ28.Com Series II Camaro Concept Convertible Pace Car Green Machine, with signatures
  • Certificate of authenticity, hand signed by the CamaroZ28.Com co-founders
  • One newly released CamaroZ28.Com Series III die-cast collectible (regular version)
  • Additional CamaroZ28.Com items (stickers, member cards, key chains)

100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to Habitat for Humanity International.
Funds will be processed directly through the eBay charity auction system, which is administered by Mission Fish.

Click HERE to see the eBay auction

Dale Earnhardt and the SEMA Camaro

As many of you have already seen by now, there were a few SEMA show cars in Las Vegas this past week that showcased the new 2010 Camaro. One of those cars was the Dale Earnhardt Jr edition. Checkout the video below that shows the experience Dale Jr had with the Camaro and Team Chevrolet

Stevenson Motorsports to race a new Camaro

Paddocktalk.com is reporting the Stevenson Motorsports team will run a new Chevrolet Camaro in the NONI Challenge Series 2009. The car will be built by Bill Riley Technologies in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Mike Johnson is the team manager for Stevenson Motorsports. "We are genuinely excited about being among the first to race the all new Chevrolet Camaro in KONI Challenge." Johnson said, "Bill Riley is one of the top builders of race cars anywhere and we know that when he delivers chassis number 001 to our team we will already have a head start on the competition."

More...

Camaro Convertible on hold

According to MotorTrend, the 2010 Camaro planned to debut mid year 2009, is on hold. GM is reported to have the convertible off the table for a year or so as GM crawls out of their financial mess and returns to profitability.

VIDEOS: 2010 Camaros at SEMA

Two videos from GM showcasing the SEMA Camaros






This video was posted to Streetfire.net - no introduction necessary...

5 Camaro Concepts @ SEMA 2008

Inside the new Camaro

It looks like GM cut up a new Inferno Orange Camaro for an automotive body trade show. These images were posted on a Camaro enthusiast web site this week. Enjoy the pictures!





























Custom Camaro gifts


Just in time for Christmas, the Camaro key chains and Christmas ornaments are available again!

Ebay seller Gr8lakes has these hand-crafted items listed this week, we will have them listed through the Christmas holiday.

These die cast cars are officially licensed by Chevrolet and custom made into ornaments and nickel plated key rings for you or to give to your enthusiast friends for Christmas.

Click HERE for the list of items.

Custom Camaros at SEMA



LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet introduces a quartet of stunning concepts based on the all-new, 2010 Camaro at the 2008 SEMA Show. The concepts join regular-production and accessorized models, along with a dream collection of vintage Camaros – including rare COPO, Indy Pace Car and early Z28 models – to mark the introduction of Chevy’s re-born sports car. The Camaro is the official car of the 2008 SEMA show.

Each of the concepts represents a different interpretation of the new Camaro’s performance, styling and personalization possibilities, from no-holds-barred high-performance to carefully crafted, street-savvy customizing.



  • Camaro LS7 Concept – the spirit of COPO lives with a GM Performance Parts LS7 crate engine that delivers more than 500 hp

  • Camaro Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concept – customized to Dale Jr.’s style

  • Camaro Black Concept – a sinister-looking exercise in bold design

  • Camaro GS Racecar Concept – an homage to a road racing legend

Visit the thread on GMInsideNews.com for the rest of the article and plenty of pictures!

Camaro: A Legend Reborn

Coming in March 2009, the long awaited book about the ressurection of an American Icon, the Chevrolet Camaro, by Larry Edsall

Amazon has the pre-order available now: Camaro: A Legend Reborn

Our copy is on order! After reading Jim Schefter's All Corvettes Are Red, which discussed the story behind the completely redesigned C5 1997 Chevrolet Corvette, I look forward to this new book with much enthusiasm!

Here is a description of the book:

When Chevrolet entered the pony market in 1967, its Camaro looked like a winner--not just for the muscle car era but for all time. And it was the iconic Camaro, battling Ford’s Mustang for dominance, that once again jumpstarted flagging American performance in the 1980s. Now, after another lull and more missed chances, Chevrolet comes roaring back onto the muscle car scene with a Camaro for a new generation--a Camaro destined to be the next classic.

Camaro: A Legend Reborn chronicles the rebirth of this legendary car. With drawings and photographs of prototypes and pre-productions vehicles, and in interviews with engineers, designers, and key executives, the book follows each step of the process that led to Camaro’s triumphant return. And finally, jaw-dropping photographs of the new car at play on the street and on the track announce the arrival of the ultimate Camaro in no uncertain terms.

Camaro RS hideaway headlamps

This old rendering if a 2010 Camaro RS with hidaway headlamps was posted by a member of www.5thgen.org this week. I love the idea!

I wonder if GM Performance Parts will take something like this on, or maybe the aftermarket will put something together, either would be good to see!


Camaro at SEMA 2008

Checkout the teaser video from YouTube :D

3,000 Camaros ordered in 3 days!

Autoweek reported that nearly 3,000 people have placed orders for the 2010 Camaro since dealerships opened their doors on Monday, October 13th. Production of saleable vehicles is set to startup on February 2009 but that didn't stop the people who have been waiting for this car since it was cancelled after the 2002 model year.

Click HERE for the article

2010 Camaro RPO numbers

user Jaydub on www.5thgen.org posted this list of Camaro RPO (Regular Production Option) numbers.

FE9 - Emissions, Federal Requirements
NE1 - Emissions, Connecticut, Maine, Massachussets, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State Requirements
YF5 - Emmissions, California State Requirements
NB8 - Emissions override, California, Conneticut, Massachussets, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Washington (For vehicles ordered by dealers in California, Conneticut, Massachussets, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Washington with Federal emissions) (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions requirements. Not available in Vermont or Maine)
NC7 - Emissions override, Federal (For vehicles ordered by dealers in {I don't want to type this all so I will paraphrase} any state listed in NE1 or YF5 where state specific emissions must be selected
NB9 - Emissions Override, State Specific {paraprhasing again} This essentially allows dealers in California and other restrictive emssions states to order cars with different emssions requirements if the customer is going to drive the car primarily in another state.

ENGINE
LS3 - Engine 6.2L V8 SFI, High Output {lists HP and torque specs as tbd}
L99 - Engine 6.2L V8 SFI, {lists HP and torque specs as tbd} (Requires MXO 6 Speed auto Transmission)

Transmission
MN6 - Transmission, 6 speed manual (Std)
MXO - Transmission, 6 speed Automatic, includes TAPshift manual shift controls on steering wheel

Axle
GM3 - Axle 3.45 Ratio
GW6 - Axle - 3.27 Ratio (Included only with (MXO) 6-speed Automatic Transimssion

Preferred Equipment Group
2SS - Preferred Equipment group, includes standard equipment.

Wheels
Q9k - Wheels 20x8 Front and 20x9 rear flangeless painted aluminum with sterling silver finish (Midnight silver finish when (WRS) RS package is ordered.) (STD)
Q9J - Wheels 20X8 Front and 20x9 Rear Polished Aluminum

Paint
GAN - Silver Ice Metallic
GAQ - Red Jewell Tintcoat
GBA - Black
GBV - Cyber Gray Metallic
GCN - Victory Red
GCO - Rally Yellow
GCR - Inferno Orange Metallic

Seating Arrangement
AE4 - Seats, Front Sport Bucket, includes adjustable head restraints and folding rear seat with trunk pass through (includes passenger side seat back map pocket)(STD)

Seat Type
AFM - Black, Leather Appointed Front Seats
AFN - Gray, Leather Appointed Front Seats
AFO - Beige, Leather Appointed Front Seats
AAY - Inferno Orange Leather Appointed Front Seats (included and only available with (W1H) Interior Accent Trim Package

Radio
UYE - Audio System, AM/FM Stereo with CD-ROM and MP3 playback, music navigator, graphic information display (GID) and Auxiliary input jack, includes outside temperature display (STD)

Additional Options
VYX - LPO, Body Color Painted Engine Cover (Available in (GAQ) REd Jewell Tintcoat, (GBA) Black, (GCN) Victory Red, (GCO) Rally Yellow, or (GCR) Inferno ORange Metallic amd requires teh same exterior color.)
VYV - LPO, Hurst short-throw shifter (Not available with (MXO) six speed automatic transmission.)
VRU - LPO, Gray with black stripes car cover
VRB - LPO, Red with black stripes car cover
VTD - LPO, Ground effects Package
B7W - Cyber Gray metallic stripe package (2SS models only. not available with any other stripe package)
B7X - Arctic White Stripe package (2SS models only. not available with any other stripe package)
VZG - LPO Black Stripe package same design as factory-offered stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package) or with exterior color (GBA) black.)
VYY - LPO Cyber Gray stripe package same design as factory-offered stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package) or with exterior color (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic.)
VYO - LPO Orange stripe package same design as factory-offered stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package) Only available with exterior colors (GAZ) silver ice metallic, (GBA) Black, or (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic.)
VZF - LPO Silver stripe package same design as factory-offered stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package) or with exterior color (GAN) Silver Ice Metallic.)
VYZ - LPO White stripe package same design as factory-offered stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package)
VYQ - LPO Black hood and Hockey Stripe package(Not available with any other stripe package) or with exterior color (GBA) black.)
VYR - LPO Cyber Gray hood and Hockey Stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package) or with exterior color (GBv) Cyber Gray Metallic.)
VYP - LPO White hood and Hockey Stripe package (Not available with any other stripe package)
VZP - LPO 21" tire and wheel package#1 (V8), includes the following dealer installed accessories: 21x8.5 front and 21x9.5 rear polished rim flange wheels, 245/40ZR21 front tires and 245/35ZR2 1rear tires, 1 vehicle set lug and nut package, 4 center caps, mounting nuts and tire pressure monitor sensors.
VZN - LPO 21" tire and wheel package#2 (V8), includes the following dealer installed accessories: 21x8.5 front and 21x9.5 rear polished rim flange and spoke wheels, 245/40ZR21 front tires and 245/35ZR2 1rear tires, 1 vehicle set lug and nut package, 4 center caps, mounting nuts and tire pressure monitor sensors.
VK3 - License plate bracket, front (included and only available with orders with ship-to states that require a front license plate.
WRS - RS Package, includes (Q9K) 20x8 front and 20x9 rear flangelss painted aluminum wheels with midnight silver finish, (BD8) body color roof ditch molding, (T4F) High intensity Dischargeheadlamps and RS unique tail lamps
T4F - Headlamps, High intensity Discharge with automatic exterior lamp control (Included and only available with (WRS) RS package
BTV - Remote Vehicle Starter System, includes remote keyless entry (Included and only available with (MXO) 6-speed Automatic Transmission)
W1H - Interior Accent Trim Package, Includes black exterior with Inferno Orange front leather appointed seats, accent stitching on steering wheel, shift knob doorarmrest, center console and seats. Inferno orange door trim and instrument panel applique (Includes SS Embroidery)
CF5 - Sunroof, Power with express open and venting

A message from John Fitzpatrick, Camaro Marketing Manager:

The Camaro Marketing Team would like to bring to your attention a unique opportunity to obtain the third Camaro to be produced when regular production starts in February 2009, and help a great college in the Detroit area.

Since that memorable day in January 2006, when the Camaro concept was revealed, one of the most discussed, striking feature of the car has been its looks. A lot of effort was put into the design of this great car. Chevrolet wanted to honor that effort by providing an opportunity to a local Detroit institution - the College for Creative Studies - responsible for the higher education of a number of great GM Designers.

Chevrolet has arranged for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) to purchase the third 2010 Camaro model produced when regular production starts in early 2009 (currently scheduled for February 16, 2009). In turn, CCS will auction this very special model as part of its annual fundraising event.

Starting this evening (Wednesday, October 15, 2008) at 9 p.m. (EDT), CCS will list their Camaro on Ebay Motors. The auction will run until Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 9 p.m. The model is a 2010 Camaro SS featuring 6.2L V8 engine with over 400 horsepower and a GM estimated 23 MPG highway (official EPA ratings will be released closer to the start of production in early 2009).

Link to ebay listing

The winning bidder will have the option of adding factory installed optional equipment and selecting the exterior and interior trim color.

Located in midtown Detroit, the College for Creative Studies is a world leader in art and design education. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,300 students pursuing various Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees including Product Design and Transportation Design.Last year, CCS raised $1.4 million with the proceeds for this event underwriting undergraduate scholarships and high-quality art and design education programs to high-risk Detroit Youth.

98 percent of CCS students received some form of financial assistance and over 3,000 Detroit youth participated in CCS's community outreach programs.

If you are interested in attaining the certified third Camaro model produced when regular production starts, you are encouraged to visit http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/diwa/camaro and click on the Ebay link to register and come back at 9 p.m. (EDT) on October 15 to begin bidding.

Auction runs 9 p.m. eastern October 15, 2008 through 9 p.m. eastern October 25, 2008

Please call the College at 313.664.7464 with any questions.Hurry, the auction ends 9:00 p.m. (EDT) Saturday October 25, 2008.

2010 Camaro pricing is here

Effective 10/13/2008
Some options are included in the 1LT/2LT and 1SS/2SS packages

$22,245 Camaro LS
$23,880 Camaro 1LT
$26,580 Camaro 2LT
$30,245 Camaro 1SS
$33,430 Camaro 2SS


Options:

SRJ Convenience and Connectivity w/Automatic Transmission $655
SRJ Convenience and Connectivity w/Manual Transmission $465
W1H Interior Trim Package $500
WRS RS Package w/1LT $1,750
WRS RS Package w/2LT $1,203
WRS RS Package w/1SS or 2SS $996
B34 Carpeted Front Floor Mats $60
K05 Engine Block Heater $75
GAQ Red Jewel Tintcoat paint $295
UQA Boston Acoustics Audio System $495
N65 Compact spare tire and wheel $150
B7W Stripe: Cyber Gray Metallic $395
B7X Stripe: White $395
CF5 Power Sunroof $900
MXO Transmission: Automatic 6-speed $995
Q9B Wheel: 19" Bright Aluminum w/1LT $720
Q9B Wheel: 19" Bright Aluminum w/2LT $470
Q9J Wheel: 20" Polished Aluminum $470

Dealer Installed options:

5V5 High Wing Spoiler $620
VRB Car Cover: Red w/Black Stripes $360
VRU Car Cover: Gray w/Black Stripes $360
VTD Ground Effect Package $2,265
VYO Orange Stripe Package $470
VYP White Hood and Hockey Stripe $510
VYQ Black Hood and Hockey Stripe $510
VYR Cyber Gray Hood and Hockey Stripe $510
VYV Hurst Short Throw Shifter $380
VYX Body-Color Painted Engine Cover $285
VYZ White Stripe Package $470
VZF Silver Stripe Package $470
VZG Black Stripe Package $470
VZP 21" Wheel and Tire Package #1 $4,865
VZN 21" Wheel and Tire Package #2 $4,680

Going to order your Camaro on Monday?

Tim at www.5thgen.org has posted a dealership workbook to aid your 2010 Camaro ordering process. They did a great job compiling this workbook and have posted very nice images of each page for your enjoyment.

Click HERE to see the workbook and do your homework over the weekend before visiting your Chevy dealer on Monday morning.

Almost time to order your new Camaro!

After what seems like forever since the 2002 Camaro was removed from Chevrolet showrooms, we are only weeks away from being able to place an order for a Chevy Camaro!

Starting Monday, October 13, 2008, you can order your car at your local Chevrolet dealership.
GM will be accepting the orders from dealers in December 2008. Prospective owners will have the option to update their orders during that window.

Pricing information is due in showrooms December 2008.

I am still interested in a convertible so my wait will be extended a few months.

Thanks to our friends at 5thgen.org for this latest information

Camaro Team Hosts Enthusiasts at Indy

Central Indiana Camaro Club hosts event, Camaro team to participate

The event takes place this weekend starting Friday, September 19, and concluding Sunday, September 21. The highlight of the event will be Saturday (September 20), when the team behind the Camaro shares its development and answers questions from enthusiasts. Three Camaro production show cars, including the SS, will be on display for this event.

WHAT: Central Indiana Camaro Club Enthusiast Event

WHEN: Friday, September 19th - Sunday, September 21st

NOTE: Camaro team presentations are Saturday, September 20th at 9:30am and 1:00pm

See link below for detailed schedule
http://www.indycamaro.com/Indy08/showindex.htm

WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Media is welcome to attend and should let organizers at the gate know they are press covering the event - please plan to show your business card for admission.

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CONTACT(S):
Wendy Clark
Chevrolet Communications
313.665.5127 office
586-596-0870 mobile
wendy.clark@gm.com

Production gauges spotted

A member of GMinsidenews.com supplied this image of production gauges for the new 2010 Camaro. These will be mounted in the console as recent GM images have shown us.

We are just days away from a debut in Indianapolis and as this car gets even closer to showrooms, excitement continues to build!

The Camaro makes a TV debut this fall

There are two upcoming TV events that will feature the 2010 Camaro!

September 9, 2008 at 9:00PM EST on CBS

Fergie will take the stage with the new Camaro during Fashion Rocks

Click HERE for more information


October 13, 2008 at 10:00PM EST on NBC

Christian Slater will drive the new Camaro during the new action series My Own Worst Enemy

Click HERE for more information

First Drive: 2010 Camaro V6

Car & Driver magazine takes the V6 Camaro through the paces, checkout their article below:

Attention, IROC-Z enthusiasts: the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will not be available with your beloved T-top. If this is hugely disappointing, well, it may finally be time to put on a shirt with a collar, sell your Skynyrd CDs, and scissor the mullet.

In reviving the Camaro, Chevy is doing all it can to make the born-again car remind everyone of the sharp, cleanly styled 1967 original, rather than the more awkward later versions that seemed like accessories to tank-top wear and excesses in facial hair. This writer, the semi-proud owner of a 1995 Z28, knows intimately all the social assumptions that go with late-model Camaro ownership.

GM is of course milking the revival for as many stories as it can get from us, hence we got a first drive in a V-6-powered Camaro prototype, which we promptly piloted to the the Car and Driver 10Best loop in the Michigan woods. The V-8 experience will follow soon. Manipulative intentions aside, the point of our early exposure was also to prove that even the base Camaro is deserving of more enlightened consideration, while still being powerful and capable enough to rock your face.

More...

The Camaro Team seeks your input


Friends of Camaro:

Are you interested in the V6 or V8 engine? Do you seek the direct input of a manual transmission, or are you more comfortable with an automatic transmission? Will the Camaro be the car you drive every day, or just on weekends? When do you plan to purchase your new Camaro?

Now that the wraps have been taken off the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, we would like your feedback on what features are important to you.

By clicking on the link below, you will be sent to a third party site -- www.myproductadvisor.com -- where your answers to various questions are collected and analyzed.

The process is pretty easy, but a little time consuming (plan to spend about 20 minutes answering questions). The site is split into a number of sections from “Auto Usage” to “Recommendations”. These sections are dedicated to general automotive consumer research -- not just sport cars like Camaro but other cars and trucks (for example you’ll be asked questions on truck bed length, four cylinder engines, turning radius, etc.). We suggest you answer the questions on the site as if your mind is set on the Camaro (or like vehicle).

Please start the survey by clicking and answering a question on “Auto Usage.” You have the option of answering all the applicable questions in each section (highly recommended), or just answering one question in “Auto Usage”, and moving directly to “Recommendation” button on the right corner.

In this survey, the “Recommendation” button will not provide an automotive recommendation, but will start the second part of the survey which is dedicated just to Camaro. Once the “Recommendation” button is clicked, a picture of the 2010 Camaro will appear inviting you to link into the Camaro survey. The questions will include option descriptions and price ranges; but please note, these prices are being provided to determine demand, and do not necessarily reflect final Camaro pricing or packaging.

Your answers will go a long way in helping Chevrolet bring the 2010 Camaro to market in the first quarter of 2009.

Thank you for your time in participating in this research event.

The Camaro Launch Team

Note: You must use the link below to gain proper access to myproductadvisor.com site.

CLICK HERE

Access through other means will not be included in the Camaro research study.
You are welcome to post this link or pass it along to other interested Camaro friends.

422 horsepower--and, uh, easy at the pump

How do you market a 422 horsepower, 23 mpg muscle car in an era of $4-a-gallon gasoline?

By touting the fuel economy.

"We'll be promoting the fuel economy story very much," Ed Peper, Chevrolet's vice president, told reporters last week, showing off the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. "We are two or three mpg ahead of the competition."

The rear-drive Camaro goes into production in February in Oshawa, Ontario. General Motors views the competition as the Ford Mustang, Nissan 350Z, and Dodge Challenger, said Cheryl Pilcher, the Camaro's product manager.

Peper said the 304 horsepower V-6 version will get an estimated 26 mpg, and the 422 horsepower V-8 version will get an estimated 23 mpg. "And we are still working on it," he said. He hinted that a turbo four-cylinder version is in the works.

The price: Not announced.

The volume? "We will build as many as we can sell," Pilcher said.

(Source: Automotive News)

2010 Camaro specifications

They are coming out now, minutes before the 'release'

www.5thgen.org has the information you need!

2010 Camaro brochure images and specifications

2010 Camaro color palatte

Production announcement today!


GM will broadcast the production announcement for the new Camaro today at 4:00 PM EST on the internet

Tune in to see the official release of the production version as well as pricing information and other details!

Watch the announcment here!



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Camaro RS pictures leaked!

Intentionally or not, media images of the new Camaro RS ended up on the internet this weekend. Checkout the images on www.MichiganClassics.com


Official product details announced!

Well, they will be announced by Chevrolet Tuesday, July 21, 2008.
We are working with 5thgen.org to bring you the official information the second it is released to the public!

Stay tuned to 5thgen.org for this information right from GM!

5th Gen Camaro Pro Stocker

I saw this posted on www.5thgen.org this week, there are some nice renderings by Greg Russell on the web.

I can't wait for this car to hit showrooms and race shops all across the country!

See this design and more on CompeitionPlus.com

2010 Camaro coloring contest!

Kids 15 and under can color their version of a 5th Gen Camaro for a chance to win a die cast car!

Brought to you buy www.5thgen.org and Newman Chevrolet in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, click the image below for a full size PDF file you can color.



Send entries to:

Newman Chevrolet
Camaro Coloring Contest - ATT SCOTT VOLKERT
PO BOX 465
Cedarburg, WI 53012


Entries must be postmarked by 7/31/08
Final 4 will be posted on 5thGen by 8/8/08
Top votes at MIDNIGHT 8/23/08 WINS!

Be sure to include, NAME - AGE - and ADDRESS, in case you win!

Camaro SS production images!

A new member at www.5thgen.org joined and posted these two images of a Camaro SS on a movie set! These are the best images we have seen yet.

Visit the thread on 5thgen.org to see what he has to say about his find.
Click the images below for the full size version.



Building the Corvette ZR1

This video needs no introduction. One more reason to visit the Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant for a tour if you have never been.

Camaro Named Official Vehicle of 2008 SEMA Show


DIAMOND BAR, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, a true 21st century sports car, will be the official vehicle of the 2008 SEMA Show.

Held Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 4-7, 2008, in Las Vegas, NV, the SEMA Show is the world's leading automotive accessories trade show.

"The influence that the Camaro has had on the automotive industry and vehicle personalization is undeniable," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. "Since the car was introduced in 1967, enthusiasts have fallen in love with the Camaro. It's simply a great example of the passion and excitement that comes from this industry."

After 35 years of continuous production, the Camaro was taken off the assembly line in 2002. Chevrolet introduced a concept version of the popular vehicle in early 2006, announcing later that year that a new generation of the Camaro would be forthcoming. That vehicle is set to debut in 2009.

More...

Meet the Camaro Convertible

Posted on the GM Fastlane blogs today!


Looks out of proportion in these shots, I'm sure the real deal looks much better. Car looks good with the top up too. I'm sure more shots are forthcoming.




Another car to be built at Oshawa?


Source: Reuters

DETROIT, June 6 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp ( said on Friday it was in very early discussions with the Canadian Auto Workers union about adding another model to its car plant in Oshawa, Ontario, after deciding to close a nearby truck plant.

The discussions about a potential third car for the Oshawa car production line, earmarked to make the Chevrolet Camaro and a still unnamed second car, began this week after GM announced it was closing its truck plant in Oshawa, said Stew Low, a spokesman for GM Canada.

The CAW has protested GM's decision to close the Oshawa truck plant in 2009, saying it violates a just-ratified labor contract. CAW President Buzz Hargrove and GM Chief Executive Rick Wagoner met on Friday at GM's headquarters in Detroit. (Reporting by Soyoung Kim and Kevin Krolicki; editing by John Wallace)

New pictures of a V6 Camaro

These were posted to Jalopnik today!

Looks like a nice under hood package. I don't see a battery anyplace... These are some nice pictures.

Camaro Assembly images hit the web


This week it seems someone with access to the Oshawa Assembly plant took a few pictures of a certain body of a certain car. I'm sure there will be some investigation into this one.

See the images on Jalopnik.com

Flamed light switch and outlet covers

Have a hot rod room in your house? Looking for another accessory for your shop or garage area? Check out these hand painted flamed switch plate and outlet covers on ebay this week!

Click HERE for the list of items currently available

5GO test drives the new Camaro



5thgen.org had a chance to participate in the GM Camaro focus group yesterday at the GM Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan. As the participant posts "While my personal preference remains the V8 model, you will not be disappointed by the V6 model in appearance or performance – the V6 car will be a total sleeper!"

Click HERE to read the entire post - sounds like the car is worth the three year wait!

The Camaro is headed to Romania

General Motors Romania representatives declared that Romanians will buy this car since they are interested in models like Ford Mustang. The press reads that production of the new Camaro model will start by 2009 and by 2010 it should be available in Romania as well.

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Latest interior pictures posted


LeftLaneNews.com posted some recent images of a black Camaro. There are two good interior shots through the door glass. Not much new here, just something to hold us over until we get more dirt on the Camaro.

More than likely this is one of the cars we have already seen a few times.

Latest Camaro Apparel


Check out the latest releases at the Chevy Mall!

There is the Camaro Matrix Jacket, Embroidered T-Shirt, Emblem Polo and much more!

See the entire lineup at www.ChevyMall.com today!

Build your own 5th gen Penske Camaro


scaleautomag.com posted this great write up on how you can make your very own Penske themed 2010 Camaro coupe. I know I've always wanted to make scale model cars, but since I was a teenager, just haven't taken the time to do it properly. I can always appreciate the work involved in a model like this one.

Check out the link below to see the well documented steps and photographs to go along with them.

ScaleAutoMag.com

An inside look into developing the Camaro

GM has updated their Camaro information site. Some good reading material, here is a sample.

Phase 1: The Team And Testing

As we continue to move forward, now is a great time to look back at some of the key milestones in the development of the highly-anticipated fifth-generation Camaro.


Building the Right Team!!!

The key to developing a great vehicle is teamwork. We need very passionate people who will do whatever it takes to blend the right Powertrains & Chassis, Body & Interior, and HVAC & Electrical systems together with excellent Vehicle Performance & Integration.

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Camaro from GM's best styling era was so good it lasted 12 years

Many who are waiting for the revived 2009 Chevrolet Camaro remember the 1968-69 Camaro Z-28, which was basically a Trans Am race car anyone could buy at a Chevy dealership. But its race engine wasn't very suitable for street driving, and I found that the car -- as with all race cars -- was generally uncomfortable.

The new 1970-73 Camaro, which also came as a high-performance Z-28 model, was much better. For one thing, it was comfortable. For another, it was gorgeous. The 1967 Camaro had bland styling, while the chunkier 1968-69 Camaro looked almost trucklike.

The exquisitely styled 1970 Camaro coupe came from the best era of General Motors styling, done under legendary GM styling chief Bill Mitchell. It resembled the fabulous Pininfarina-styled short-wheelbase Ferrari Berlinetta, with a small, high-set ovalish grille, long hood, short deck, pointing front fenders -- and trim and tapered rear fenders. It looked like a Ferrari for Americans.

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Think the classic American muscle car is dead?



Chrysler started the production launch of the all new Dodge Challenger yesterday at the Brampton Assembly Plant . Just in time for $4.00 per gallon fuel prices here in the US. At $37,995 MSRP, all 7,000 of the 2008 SRT8 versions of the Challenger are already spoken for, with orders coming in already for 2009 models.

"Even though the development time for this Dodge Challenger SRT8 is one of the shortest in Chrysler's history, the wait for this exciting car has been too long, and as of today, the wait is finally over!" said Frank Ewasyshyn, Executive Vice President - Manufacturing. "Dodge Challenger represents the best of Chrysler's past and future. The teams that worked to bring this vehicle to market with quality and speed have done an excellent job."

It will be interesting to watch sales since the Ford Mustang has seen a decline already in 2008 with April 2008 sales down 19.7% compared to April 2007, the economy down and rising fuel prices, will the Camaro be more late to the party than it already is? Time will tell.

CAW wants more work at GM plants, or no deal

The union, which represents about 13,000 GM workers, is looking for long-term transmission work at the Windsor operation, extra parts output at plants in St. Catharines and additional models at a new flexible manufacturing complex in Oshawa.

GM will build the Camaro sports car at the Oshawa complex but has not identified any other models for production.

The company expects the Camaro to generate significant demand, but the complex needs other cars to justify its huge investment.

In recent months, local union officials have said they fear GM will use commitments for any further models in Oshawa as a bargaining chip in talks.

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2009 Challenger SRT-8 in the driveway

A writer for Automobile Magazine took home a 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 the other day.

"I’ll be pretty surprised if the new Camaro doesn’t beat the Challenger in just about every realm, but most proud Mopar nuts will probably love this car despite its faults."

Click HERE for the article

Camaros are being built!


Word is Camaros have been ordered for Marketing purposes! They will be built in Australia and will be the cars you see in Brochures early on.
New Camaro updates have been slow and we haven't seen any test car pictures in a week or so. Hopefully this will change and we will see even more information as the summer progresses including some production interior and motor compartment shots.

Long video of Camaro testing at Nurburgring


Camaro5.com has posted a six minute video showing some Camaro testing at Nurburgring.
You can really hear this thing on the street and on the track, I'd like to know what is under the hood!

Click HERE to see the video

Camaro is a 'Gotta have car'


Accoring to Motor Trend magazine, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is a Gotta have car!

Of the American Big Three's trio of "retro" ponycars-Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevrolet Camaro-it's the still-forthcoming 2010 Chevy that's the four-wheeled Paris Hilton, the car swarmed by the loudest buzz and blinded by the most paparazzi strobes.

Sure, magazine covers exploded with Mustangs when Ford unveiled its sensational, fifth-generation model for 2005, but the Mustang, like the rotation of the earth, is a constant, a familiar face ever since its debut in 1964. And the new-for-2008 Challenger, a great-looking piece that conjures images of the iconic star car from 1971's "Vanishing Point," is inspired by a nameplate that served only eight interrupted years in production; compared with its two pony rivals, it's nearly a niche model.

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Video: Camaro at Nürburgring

This is a nice video, aside from the narrators obvious speculation about the SS or Z28 model designations.

Kulture Klash and the Camaro Concept


Jada Toys, Inc. along with General Motors Corp. was proud to announce Kulture Klash: Cars Meet Art. An art show that will allow artists from different backgrounds to express themselves on a different type of canvas; a Jada Toys 1/10 Scale Chevy® Camaro® Concept.

This event was held on the first Saturday of the L.A. Auto Show November 17th, 2007 at the Desmond Building in Downtown Los Angeles; a few blocks from the LA Convention Center. They hosted a free to the public gallery to show off the these pieces of art. Artists from different scenes including graffiti, skate and car customizers contributed their creativity to this event.

Click HERE to see the image gallery from the event!

Camaro at Nürburgring


Check out the red Brembo brakes on this test car spotted in Nürburgring Germany this week! Leftlanenews.com brings us these fine images.
I like the export tail lamp treatment.

Maybe these are being tested for an uplevel trim package * cough SS *
Keep the pictures coming, we can't get enough of this car!

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