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post #1 of 18 Old 12-01-2006, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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So, I received my new R&T and I'm reading the 'Ampersand' section, where new vehicles are commented on by a Mr. Mike Monticello.
Mr. Monticello raves about the styling of this......while calling the styling of the concept Camaro "unimaginative".

So, I wrote him. Let's see if my comments will make the February issue.


Dear Sir/Madam,

Concerning Honda's 'Remix' concept and Mr. Monticello's comments applauding Honda's effort's while accusing the Chevrolet Camaro as "being unimaginative", may I point out that the inspiration for the new Camaro, in addition to the 1969 model, was the C6 Corvette and YF22 Raptor jet fighter airplane, two of America's most successful and impressive piece's of machinery.

Honda's 'Remix' concept looks to have taken it's inspiration from Ford (the front grill), and MOPAR (for the PT Cruiser inspired rear fender's, and Sweden, for it look's like a clog to me.

Having witnessed grown men cry at the unveiling of the concept Camaro in Detroit, as well as experience people running to the Camaro concept display at the NYIAS, I would say "being unimaginative" may not be a bad thing.

Chevrolet has evoked tears of joy with the return of one of it's most treasured models, while at Honda, the tears, not necessarily of joy, are a result of Honda combining one of it's more successful models, the CRX, with a PT Cruiser. I doubt they're tears of joy.

Man! He got my blood boiling!

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-01-2006, 02:09 PM
 
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I love your email. Man I hope he responds.

If that thing is "imaginative" then give me boring retred all day long. Something can certainly be unimaginative and ugly.

The Camaro is not as "out there" as the honda, but the Camaro also was intended to be more production-realistic. This Honda is more like the concepts of 15 years ago...far out styling exercises.
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I love your email. Man I hope he responds
Thanks Chris I had to re-read the article twice! I couldn't believe anyone would think of the concept as "unimaginative"! I'm a little biased, I know, but that's the first time I heard anything negative about the concept!

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Great email

I hope you get a response, that'd be interesting to see haha.

BTW, I 100% agree!

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Nothing as of today. My guess is, if they choose to print it in the Feb. issue, I'll get a call first. I had to give them my address and phone number.

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get him! show him what's up!
Oh don't you worry. I read his comments again today, and it had the same effect...blood pressure sky rocketed!

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