Since the 2010 Camaro’s release people have been scrambling to get their hands on one of these retro inspired vehicles. There’s no debate, it looks awesome. Probably the crowd most drawn to it is the people who drove a Camaro when they first came out on the market. Of course younger generations like it not for its retro look, but for it’s stylish and fresh design. That’s right it has the best of both worlds. The fact that it is a muscle car can only help, but where did it begin? How did the Camaro get started and where did the name come from? Just a couple of questions I think any Camaro enthusiast would be interested in.
Chevy started developing the Camaro to compete with the Ford Mustang, also a nice car in my opinion. Just before the car was launched it had no official name. Some names considered were Nova, Panther, Chaparral, and Wildcat. GM even thought of incorporating the letters g and m into the name of the car and came up with the GeMini, but decided against using GM in the name in case the car was a failure. Finally when the car was released the official name was learned, Camaro. It was a perfect name because no one knew what it meant. Of course a meaning had to be discovered, so Chevy found a French dictionary that said Camaro meant friend or companion. The search for meaning led Ford to find a Spanish dictionary that said it meant small shrimp like creature, lol.
With the Challenger and Camaro, classic car buffs have some choices in new rides.
Call it what you want, it is a nice car and everyone knows it. Camaro has outsold Mustang for the first time since 1993 which is a huge victory for Chevy. There is so much demand for the retro muscle car. Chevy has received 14,000 pre-orders and another 25,000 orders from car dealers. Car dealers are having trouble keeping the Camaro on the lot, a problem I’m sure they don’t mind having.
There is no doubt the Camaro is a huge hit and is sought after by many people from different generations. We know it can be difficult to please everyone. People from different generations will naturally like different things, whether it is the style of clothes they wear or the type of video game they play or used to play. Of course your kids will not be playing galiga at the arcade or wearing your stylish bell bottoms, but there is one thing you can both agree on… the Camaro is an awesome car. Times may change, but the Camaro will remain a classic!