Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The new Chevy Camaro


(image credit: autoblog)

Glenn Reynolds wants to know: "Is it just me, or does it look a lot like a Dodge Charger?"

I dunno -- to me, muscle cars started losing their muscle back in the '80s. When I was in high school, I could count on at least two hands the number of guys I knew who drove Chargers, Camaros, Chevelles, etc. that they had tricked out and beefed up. There's no such thing as a motorhead, anymore.

8 comments:

NeoConstant said...

It's a damn shame, honestly. They don't make cars like they used to. These new "muscle cars" are too expensive for the average motor-head, and too computerized in any case.

Guess you just gotta buy the classics...

Eowyn said...

Yep, you're right, E.D.

I used to hang around with this kid in 9th grade who had the sweetest Chevelle SS you ever wanted to drive. The slightest breath on the accelerator, and she was off like a rocket. Her paint job was shiny black, and he had leather seats put in and a sound system to blow any doors off.

Sigh. Those were the days!

KT said...

I still hang with those people, the muscle cars are on the road, it's a passion that some won't live without. 2010 production of the Camaro countdown can be found on my myspace account, I have only driven Camaros and Corvettes and Harleys, it's in my blood. You gotta respect those who love the rumble!!!!!!!!!!!

KT said...

http://editorial.autos.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=562087

It looks to me like a 1969 Camaro had sex with a Corvette. And I'm getting one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the rumble. And it's not a gas issue for me because I only drive about 800 miles a year!!!!! GO C CHEVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KT said...

Mary,

One doesn't trip it out or beef it up, that's just plain stupid. The real value is in STOCK. Keep it real, like the day she was born. Do not alter the vehicle in any way, shape or form. Then you're really rollin'!!!

I gotta take you for a ride sometime in some fun autos! You'll so dig it!!!!

Put leather seats in, wrong. Shiny black paint job, just bad, so bad.

You gotta leave 'em alone and the'll let you feel the asphalt.

Love ya kid but we have to agree to disagree on this one.

... from a family of all brothers who drive nothing but the fun stuff... Including me, I'm my Dad's worse son!

I still <3 ya but this is tough on me! Haha!

Eowyn said...

Fair enough, KT!

I'm looking through the lens of nostalgia, when it comes to cars -- back in the day, engines were a lot simpler (and cheaper) to manipulate, ditto paint and interior, so guys had a lot of fun playing with them.

I do like to keep an eye on the newer cars, even though I'll never be able to afford one. There's some pretty cool stuff out there!

KT said...

The engines are simple, the cars that I love don't have all of the bells and whistles, it's all under the hood, stock, untouched. Precious.

One word you said, "manipulate," is exactly what those type of people do when they alter a vehicle.

Keep it simple, Keep it stock!

<3 u kid!

Chevy: The Heartbeat of America!!

Eowyn said...

Yep, I can definitely see where you're coming from. It never occurred to me to view a precision piece of machinery like a particular car model as quite possibly perfect in and of itself. Excellent point.

As for motorheads? Since when DIDN'T guys like to try and build a better mousetrap? LOL