Camaro Bumblebee Transformers Edition returns for 2012

The Chevrolet Camaro returns as the Autobot “Bumblebee” in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which opens exclusively in 3D Tuesday and worldwide Wednesday. To celebrate, Chevrolet will offer a 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe to Bumblebee fans in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

“The Transformers franchise has helped introduce Camaro – and Chevrolet – to a whole new generation of fans,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Its role in the films helped make the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America, and one of the best-known cars of any kind around the world.”

The fifth-generation Camaro previously played Bumblebee in the 2007 film Transformers and in the 2009 film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The films generated $1.5 billion in global box-office sales, and helped reintroduce the Camaro to consumers after a seven-year hiatus from dealerships.

In 2009, the Camaro was the most-searched-for car on the web, according to Yahoo!Autos, even though the first models didn’t arrive at dealers until late that year. In 2010, the Camaro assumed leadership of the U.S. sports car market from the Ford Mustang for the first time in 24 years. This year, the Camaro continues to lead the segment, fueled by the introduction of the Camaro Convertible. Chevrolet has sold 40,275 Camaros this year, compared to the Mustang sales of 30,206.

That momentum is expected to accelerate early next year with the introduction of the 550-hp (405 kW) 2012 Camaro ZL1, as well as limited-edition models such as the Transformers Special Edition.

The 2012 Transformers Special Edition will be offered as a $3,000 package on 2LT and 2SS Camaro Coupes with Rally Yellow paint. In addition to the content offered in the popular RS appearance package, the Transformers edition will feature black rally stripes that stretch over the hood, roof, decklid and unique high-wing rear spoiler; 20-inch, black-painted wheels wrapped in high-performance summer tires; and Autobot Shield logos on the center caps and front quarter panels.

Inside, the Transformers Camaro has a black leather interior accented with yellow stitching on the instrument panel, center console, armrests and seats. Autobot Shield logos are embroidered on the front headrests, as well as the center console lid.

Two dealer-installed options are also available: exclusive, 21-inch, black-painted wheels and a black ground-effects package.

Customers may begin ordering the 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro in July, with vehicles arriving at dealers in the U.S. and Canada in September.

Chevrolet, MOFILM Global Film Search Offers Filmmakers a Road Trip to the Super Bowl

DETROIT - Chevrolet and MOFILM, a global creative community, are calling on filmmakers from around the world to create short films that capture the spirit of road trips. The best film will show as a 30-second spot during Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

“Road trips provide stories of adventure and freedom -- no matter the road or country,” said Joel Ewanick, General Motors global chief marketing officer. “The Chevrolet Route 66 initiative creates a global community for people to express their universal passion for life’s journeys. Entries will be shared online and the very best will be air during the Super Bowl XLVI telecast next February.”

During Super Bowl XLV in January, Chevrolet‘s ad for the Camaro made history as the most-watched television advertisement of all time. Nielsen estimated that 119,638,000 people watched the “Miss Evelyn’s Wild Ride,” a Camaro ad featuring two guys narrating their vision of the perfect ad for America’s best-selling sports car. To date, the video has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.

From the classic Corvette featured in the 1960’s television series, “Route 66,” to the Camaro’s latest leading role in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Chevrolet has played a major role in the history of TV and movies. As Chevy celebrates its centennial in 2011, it continues to make history by enabling consumers to film their own interpretation of Chevrolet and road trips.

Chevrolet and MOFILM have collaborated on previous initiatives in the U.S., India and Europe. Chevrolet Route 66 marks Chevrolet and MOFILM’s first global endeavor.

To enter the competition, participants can sign up to download a brief from Chevrolet at . The deadline for video submissions is 12:00 noon GMT, December 1, 2011.

Camaro number 5 Million leaves Oshawa Assembly

Total Camaro Production Hits 5 MILLION!

When the Camaro went on hiatus after the 2002 model year, a total of 4,774,156 Camaros had been built. This is the total production Camaros built in its four generations spanning from 1967 through 2002.

In March 2009, the Camaro returned to production marking the beginning of its 5th generation. Camaro needed only 225,844 units to hit the magic 5 Million number of total production.

Camaro's 2010 model year brought forth 129,405 units, bringing the grand total up to 4,903,561. In June 2010, production of the 2011 Camaro was underway - just 96,439 units to reach 5 Million.

Finally, on May 16, 2011, it happened! 2011 Camaro VIN sequence B9196439 roared to life at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario. This beautiful Black Camaro is the 5 MILLIONTH CAMARO!

Thanks to Oshawa assembly and General Motors, has the details:
  • Camaro 1LS Coupe
  • Black Exterior
  • Black cloth interior
  • 312HP 3.6L SIDI VVT V6 Engine
  • 6-speed Manual Transmission
  • Premium Camaro Floor Mats
  • Compact Spare Wheel and Tire
  • Cargo Net
  • GM Dovetail Spoiler installed
  • MSRP $24,700

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It has been delivered to a dealer just outside Lexington, Kentucky and awaits its new owner.  Congratulations to GM, Chevrolet and Team Camaro!

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WIN Dale Jr's own 2011 Camaro Convertible

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Earlier this year Dale Earnhardt Jr. traveled to General Motors’ assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, not only to take ownership of a brand new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible but also drive it off the line in grand debut of its heavily anticipated arrival. Amid cheering workers and flashing cameras, Earnhardt Jr. climbed behind the wheel of his victory-red Camaro with black rally stripes – only the third one ever made – and helped introduce it to a world ready to embrace the new style Camaro.

Image: General Motors

Now as part of a fundraising drive for The Dale Jr. Foundation, Earnhardt Jr. is giving away his 2011 Camaro Convertible with the purchase of a $25 raffle ticket at

2012 Camaro ZL1 gets Auto & PTM

During the GM Canada Oshawa homecoming event this past weekend, Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser had a few things to say about the Camaro ZL1. We are told the next GM super car will inherit the Performance Traction Management System (PTM), currently available on the Corvette ZR1. This advanced suspension system features launch control and an adjustable high tech suspension system. This is the same system that helped the ZR1 break American records at Nürburgring and it will now be available on the "Poor man's Corvette" otherwise known as the Camaro!

source: Motor Trend

The other news? Just that the ZL1 Camaro will be available with an automatic transmission. 30 years ago this would have been unheard of, but with the advancements in automatic transmission technology, this is very welcome news. Performance wise, this will appeal to a slightly larger audience and allow for more consistent performance for those who will actually treat their Camaro ZL1 to a little track time now and then. 

source: Car & Driver

GM Canada Camaro Homecoming World Record Setting Mosaic

Assembling 587 Camaros in a parking lot across the street from where the current fifth-generation model is built, General Motors Canada set a Guinness World Record for the largest car mosaic. OK, technically speaking the record has yet to be confirmed by the folks at Guinness but they’re probably just out having a pint, and when they get back from an extra-long Friday lunch the mosaic (a Chevy bowtie no less), is certain to oust Volkswagen Brazil’s 413 car mosaic, spelling out “Gol” – to celebrate the 30th anniversary of that car.

The gathering of so many Camaros is part of the Camaro Homecoming, organized by GM Canada and the Ontario Camaro Club to help celebrate the car’s 45th anniversary, as well as the 23rd annual Ontario Camaro Nationals. Drawing owners from across that country to the Oshawa, Ontario plant, owners arrived from all over the U.S as well, with plenty driving from Michigan, as well as from as far away as New Orleans and Texas.

Running all weekend, GM opened up the Camaro plant to attendees today, and estimated that they expect from 5,000 to 6,000 individuals to take part in the tour over the course of the day.

Browse through our gallery of photos from the meet today, showing many of the cars from the mosaic, as well as numerous other special edition models and concepts.

Chevy Camaro as Bumblebee in Getaway commercial

Once again, the Chevrolet commercials known as the Transformers series is coming to theaters. With Transformers 3 (Dark of the Moon) only weeks away, Chevrolet's most recent television commercial stars Bumblebee, the Camaro with the split personality.

'Getaway' is part Camaro ad, part T3 trailer. We love the ZL1 look that debuted in Transformers 2 (Revenge of the Fallen) in 2009, glad to see the design carry over in T3.

Look for Transformers 3 in theaters June 29th.

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CDC Sport Bar for the 2011 Camaro

Classic Design Concepts, a leading innovator in the world of aftermarket and OEM products for American automobiles, released its latest addition for the fifth generation Camaro, the new CDC Sport Bar. Designed specifically for the 2011 Camaro Convertible, the Sport Bar functions as a stylish and unique feature to the vehicle and maintains the irresistible appeal of an original factory option. Because of the Sport Bar's ability to blend perfectly with the rest of the car, it appeals to Camaro owners and enthusiasts.

"We designed the Camaro Sport Bar to complement the lines on the vehicle," explained George Huisman, CDC founder and CEO. "We used our proven manufacturing process and came up with a design that's uniquely Camaro." 

The convertible top remains operational with the CDC Sport Bar in place and maintains a distance of 3/4 inch clearance, allowing the driver to open or close the top effortlessly.

Inside every CDC Sport Bar is a 1.25 inch tubular, high-strength steel surrounded by CDC's solid urethane foam encasing. The patent pending bracket system is E-coated steel and mounts directly to the metal structure of the vehicle B-pillar.

The CDC Sport Bar is finished in first quality, high grade vinyl from the General Motors original equipment supplier, allowing for the proper match of both color and grain. The product is currently available in Chevrolet black. However, the options for Gray, Beige, Inferno Orange, Carbon Fiber and other custom colors will be available in the future.

All CDC bars are manufactured at the headquarters in Novi, Mich., allowing CDC the opportunity to provide a multitude of color options. Camaro Sport Bars are a restyling product and are not intended for roll-over protection.

The 2011 Convertible Camaro Sport Bar is currently in stock at CDC and fits both V6 and V8 models. Chevrolet dealers now have the option to offer the Sport Bar to current and future Camaro Convertible owners. CDC Sport Bars are available from Authorized Installers and Warehouse Distributors.

With an abundance of locations where the Sport Bar will be available, customers have the option to equip their Camaro convertible with this outstanding product as soon as they purchase the car itself. With the Sport Bar's clean and pronounced appearance, this product will be a popular option for Camaro convertible owners looking to get the most out of their new Chevy. As the popularity of the Camaro Convertible continues to accelerate, owners will appreciate the opportunity to differentiate their vehicle from the ordinary by driving a vehicle equipped with the CDC Sport Bar.

Detroit Area Chevrolet Dealership George Matick has worked with CDC by providing vehicles during the development and prove out process.

After having the opportunity to review the final design of an installed Camaro Sport Bar, Sales Manager Pat Woolworth stated that "the Sport Bar looks like a natural complement to the vehicle, and I expect that we'll have success upgrading Camaro Convertible with this product. It looks great in our showroom with the top down, allowing our customers to inquire about adding it during the sales process."

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