Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by SporkLover, Aug 17, 2006.
more pictures and details needed...
If that truely happened...
Let the manufacturer wars begin
This intrigued me, so I searched and apparently it's true
LOL! That's great! Classic marketing wars -- I love it.
Um, impossible. The other way around, yes. But the production numbers simply cannot allow that.
while this may be true... GM still has to sell the cars.... in the latter years of the Fbody the sales were dismal..
99 -- 42,000
00 -- 45,000
01 -- 29,000
02 -- 44,000
Rough numbers. While those sales numbers definitely look higher than the Challenger production.... That was with GM cutting back pretty far on production, they had soooo much excess capacity.
The popularity is stronger with the Challenger. But that's splitting hairs really.
I'm going to be curious to see what aftermarket the Challenger is going to have. They will sell their limited quantities out, but I think the Chevy and Ford aftermarket are going to put Dodge dead last in the muscle car wars.
I heard Direct Connection was back up and running strong
good god, the camaro's the same length as the quad 1 ton!
F-body sales were killed by their high price. Camaros and Trans-Ams were going for a good 30-40% higher price than similarly optioned Mustangs in this part of the world. This time around let's hope they look to make them more affordable and level the playing field.
Really? I remember shopping back then, comparing the Camaro Z28 to the GT.... similarly equipped the camaro was only maybe 1k ahead.
The Trans Ams were definitely higher priced.
In Southern Ontario, the average Mustang GT was going for about 27-30K (Canadian dollars), and even saw a convertible GT for 32. Trans Ams and Camaros were almost 40K and ragtops were 45.
GM denies it was done on purpose. Either way it's hilarious. If only marketing and rivalries were always this good.
The War Begins - GM Upsets Dodge Challenger Media Event with Camaro Drive-By
Cruise inspires pony car rumble
Josee Valcourt / The Detroit News
ROYAL OAK -- Woodward wasn't big enough Tuesday morning for two legendary Detroit muscle cars that will soon roar back into showrooms.
The Woodward Dream Cruise provided the backdrop for the first salvo in a much-anticipated showdown between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger.
To set the scene, the Chrysler Group was hosting a media event in front of Duggan's Irish Pub in Royal Oak. The automaker was showing off its Dodge Challenger concept muscle car and the 1970 Challenger that inspired it.
Without warning, a Chevrolet car hauler embossed with a massive bowtie logo and carrying two Camaros -- the 2006 concept car and a 1969 classic -- came rolling by, turning the head of media members.
Jason Vines, Chrysler's top PR official, took the slow-speed Camaro drive-by as an invitation for a Dream Cruise rumble.
He called it a "wuss" move to haul the Camaros in a trailer rather than driving the vehicles by Duggan's.
Chevy spokesman Terry Rhadigan denied a turf war. General Motors Corp. has been showcasing the Camaros for days on Woodward as part of the Dream Cruise and they were en route to two GM events Tuesday, he said.
"We'll definitely do battle with them in the showroom in a couple of years, but right now this was more or less an opportunity to display the iconic brand," he said.
Both Dodge and Chevrolet have promised to build production versions of vehicles in the next couple years.
The muscle car tussle caught the attention of Jalopnik.com, a popular auto Web site, which likened it to a Sharks-versus-Jets feud.
"Chevy made a point of letting the Chrysler folks know that they were stepping on the General's turf almost goading the Chrysler Group into a 'West Side Story'-like knife fight," the Web site said.
"It slowly passed in the right lane," Ray Wert, Detroit associate editor for Jalopnik.com, told The Detroit News. "It was quite possibly the greatest coincidence in the history of automobiles."
The modern-day muscle car battle reignited when Ford Motor Co. gave its 2005 Mustang a throwback design.
Dodge and Chevy entering the fray is a good for Detroit and the auto industry, Wert said.
"This is what the enthusiasts want," Wert said. "This gets their blood running. The baby boomers all want to push their pony car as being the best pony car among them all."
Vines agreed, but couldn't help taking one more swipe at his rival.
"It's healthy for Detroit and it's healthy for the industry," Vines said. "Despite the lameness of the GM stunt, it gets people talking."
Good to see someone show a little competetiveness.
Thats awsome, and shows that chevy has some brass balls.
Camaro > Charger > Rustang
holy SHIT! that is awesome!
i'm sure that suit is more than $500