• Feb 22, 2006
The Chevy Camaro Concept got an unusually cold reception at the Canadian International Auto Show recently. Maybe that’s because it was made of ice, eh?

General Motors of Canada created an outdoor Winter Park at the auto show and populated it with various sculptures of winter sports activities like skiing and figure skating. But no one’s looking at those sculptures because there’s a friggin’ ice Camaro on display!

The Camaro Ice required appx. 26,000 lbs. of ice to make and 250 hours complete its design and construction. It requires an optimal minus 8 degrees Celsius (17.6 degrees Fahrenheit) not to run.

(Photo courtesy of Edmunds)


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      Nicole
      • 8 Years Ago
      So what if they spent money on an ice sculture!?!? It's like the average person spending money on something they truly did not need, BUT wanted.

      Trade shows are about all the glitz, glamor, and the more the better! In fact, something that out going probably pulled more people to see what was going on, therefore causing more people to see the new camero, therefore advertising by out doing themselves. I'll give them the props for stepping out of the box, and doing something so creative, instead of the norm.
      G. Moore
      • 8 Years Ago
      Everybody seems to want to criticize the amount of money that was spent/wasted on this sculpture. Everybody wants to express their opinion of GM. YaDaYaDaYaDa... It's ART!! It's design! It's creative thought portrayed in ice! Its their money... Lighten up! It's supposed to be fun and I applaude anybody that steps "out of the box" and uses they're imagination to promote evolution ( in this case of an automobile). Evolution is what propels us forward as a species.....regrettable, most of you gloom and doomers will never "GET IT"
      Kirk H.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Remember the Grand Prix Concept a few years back folks? GM came up with a smokin' design that was agressive and got tremendous feedback from the public. Did they build it?..no. They instead, toned down the final product so much that Barnie Fife wouldn't be caught dead in it. If GM holds par for the course....the street version of this Camaro will be so "tamed" it will look like a Camry....like every other passenger car that GM and Ford produce these days. GM and Ford really need to look at the products, I can't believe I'm saying this (forgive me Grandpa), that Chrysler is putting out. 300M, Charger, Magnum, SRT series cars, etc. Chrysler is designing AND BUILDING aggressive looking cars the others wouldn't dare build. I am a born and bred Buick man and pray for the day that the Grand National is reborn....hint..hint.
      Thanks for your time,
      Kirk in Alabama
      Theresa S.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I work for GM in Michigan and yes, I agree that the ice sculpture probably wasn't necessary, however I understand the possible reasoning behind it. SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAT ATTRACTS THE EYE!! What most people don't understand is that what may look wasteful just might be the thing to draw more attention to GM vehicles, not all people will like it but for the ones that do..it keeps us line workers in a job. So whether you like GM cars or not, AT LEAST SUPPORT AMERICAN BRANDS. As for the people who like to bash U.S. made cars, have you ever even owned one?? And if so, thanks for the money!! Keep buying!
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      and people wonder why americans are the joke of the auto industry.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM's answer to global warming.....?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Stop the GM bashing... It's an auto show! they wanna put on a show and I bet you that ice camero whatever was WAY cheaper then the ridiculous TOYOTA Tacoma display at the Chicago auto show that wasn't anywhere near the rest of the show and instead was tucked in a (very expensive very intercately designed and smelling of fresh cut wood corner). Basically that ice things cool.
      a person
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM can lose over 2 billion, then make a pretty nice camero and still be 1 in the auto industry have to give them some respect.
      Charles
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have been a General Motors fan since the 1955 NASCAR win, so if Camero comes back I will be a happy camper. I hope it will be priced so that the Camero families can afford it. Good Luck GM
      Jyllian D.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, if American car manufacturers would make cars that don't self-destruct in five years, maybe they'd restore the faith in "American-made" and be worthy of their foreign competitors.
      Bruce
      • 8 Years Ago
      With GM sinking like a turd in the toilet this may be the only retro Camaro produced. Just another rubber stamped vehicle for the masses. Let me build my new car my way and ALL the manufacturers would go far.
      Majc78
      • 8 Years Ago
      How sad to be living in the era in which we live.

      The fact that John Keri was the best the Democrats could come up with to run for President speaks volumes about the dismal condition of the Democratic party.

      The fact that the Concept Camaro is the best thing Chevrolet could come up with as a possible Mustang fighter speaks volumes about the dismal condition of General Motors.

      No matter.
      There are few products in the world with the brand recognition or the following Chevrolet enjoys.
      Put a Bow-Tie on dog doo and it will sell - only because it's a Chevrolet.
      Whatever happened to the days when someone actually LOOKED at a vehicle before they bought it.

      Usually, an automaker will wait until a Concept Car has been put into production before they botch it.
      Chevrolet didn't wait - they botched the concept.
      I was hoping for so much more.
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