First Camaro rolls off the line - - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
5th Generation Camaro News & General Discussion News Articles & General Discussion about the 5th Generation Camaro.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Supporter of common sense
OverAnxious's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 9,152
First Camaro rolls off the line

OSHAWA -- Dale Oldham is already the proud owner of seven Chevy Camaros -- but that doesn't mean he isn't in the market for another.

"The last one came out in 2002, so this new one has seven years of new technology," he said, speaking reverently of the new 2010 model. "I was afraid it wasn't going to keep up with the history and the attitude, but I'm really impressed with it."

The president of the Ontario Camaro Club was among a crowd of car enthusiasts who descended on the Oshawa General Motors plant Monday morning, to watch as the first 2010 Camaro rolled off the line.

A few test models have been spotted across Durham in recent weeks, but the first "official" model -- complete with VIN number 001 -- was driven off the line by its new owner, Rick Hendrick, of Hendrick Motor Sports, an American car buff who owns several NASCAR teams and a large automotive chain.

The North Carolina native stepped out of his new wheels to a burst of applause and told the crowd he wished he could drive the sleek black Camaro back home, but was opting to fly, joking that he didn't think he could get it through customs.

Many of the Camaro enthusiasts gathered for the event were itching to get behind the wheel of the new model, including Livio DiCenso, another Ontario Camaro Club member.

"This one is light years ahead of the other Camaro generations," he said. "All the flaws have been eliminated, the fuel economy is improved and the performance has increased."

Not to mention the eye candy aspect.

Mr. DiCenso said he'll definitely be picking one up to add to the 1992 and 1996 Camaros he already has at home, but said he'll have trouble choosing a colour from the rainbow of glossy options available, and is also torn between the coupe and convertible.

GM officials said there have already been about 14,000 orders for the 2010 Camaro and they expect the car to start appearing at dealerships in early April.

Until then, enthusiasts will have to make do with sneaking a peak at the handful already on the road.

"Anywhere you go in this car, you turn heads," said George Saraltic, who works in product communications for GM Canada. "You park outside a coffee shop and come back out and there's a crowd of people around the car

click HERE for the story and VIDEO of #001 and Rick Hendrick

Joe :: Over Anxious 67 Camaro RS/SS L78 // Michigan Classics
Chevrolet Camaro in Transformers // My ebaY auctions

Hot Rod Search Google searches for gearheads!
OverAnxious is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 146
Link didn't work for me but this one did -

Proud Owner of:
2SS/RS Cyber-Gray w/ Gray Int
huff747 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:29 PM
Supporting Super Moderator
LorcinLS1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 2,416
OMG I don't know how much more excitement I can handle,,,, rep points for everybody. This is a GREAT DAY!!!!

2010 Camaro RS SS LS3 (Bumble Bee) Vin#192 & 8 others made by GM and one Christine
LorcinLS1 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:34 PM
Veteran Member
80s_Adam's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh & Texas
Posts: 4,203
80s_Adam is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:42 PM
Veteran Member
bamaproshop's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wetumpka, Alabama
Posts: 8,645
Wow that was an awesome site to see thanks +1

2014 2LT/RS with spring edition package. Proud Litho Owner #28.
bamaproshop is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:45 PM
Camaro Focus Group Member
SunsetHawkSelena's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,420
OMG! OMG! OMG! that's so awesome... and so Rick got black, eh?

"All alone in my funeral home, playing in blood, there's just got to be something wrong with me" -Slayer-
SunsetHawkSelena is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Veteran Member
thedcorvette's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,375
i wish i was rick...

thedcorvette is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:51 PM
Camaro Scotty's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,298
Heard about it on CAMA*O5????
CamaroScotty / FACEBOOK: Camaro Scotty
Camaro Scotty is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Veteran Member
CamaroSSMan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 4,260
Nice vid!!!

Thanks for sharing
CamaroSSMan is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 03-16-2009, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 357
Outstanding!, I wonder what list of options he ordered ?

USMC is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome