• Jul 19th 2008 at 7:15PM
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Camaro Commercials Through the Years
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Well, all the Camaro buildup is finally set to amount to something this Monday, when the real, final car is unveiled. Frankly, it was getting anti-climactic before the official photos leaked onto the web on Friday afternoon, but we'll look forward to hopefully seeing the SS car in the metal. That one's been conspicuously absent from all the photos that crammed the internet as soon as the dam burst. Anyway, whether you go for an RS with that punchy DI V6, or the SS with its LS3 power, chances are you'll be a happy camper.

So, to celebrate, we've gone and collected all the Camaro television commercials (and one 1980s promo video) we could find and packed them up into our handy new video player. When you're done watching one, pick another from the scrolling list under the main window and enjoy. We don't know how Chevy's gonna market the new car, but we're hoping for something more in line with the cool and dramatic 'Volcano" spot for the first-gen. It's a nostalgia overload, from the '70 "Super Hugger" spots to the cringe-fest 80s-era ads, right up to the 90s cars that spelled the end of the line. Until now.

Now, please excuse us while we hit the weekend classified pages. We've got a sudden craving for some IROC-Z garage candy. After all, this mid-summer weather is just perfect for T-Tops.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      camaros sure did get ugly once they 90s hit
        • 7 Years Ago
        I actually love the 4th gen. I like the design, and the car is extremely good value as far as speed goes. Can be made to handle pretty good too. The Trans Am is better though. The V6 firebird is pretty ugly.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh man, did they ever. The nineties weren't kind to automotive design, it seems...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree, things went way down hill once the 90s hit.

      I've always disliked that generation ever since it debuted because all they did was bloat the 3rd gen. (which was clean and sharp looking) and round off all the edges leaving us with a very fat looking car.

      The Firebird has always been the exception though. When it debuted it was the Camaro's ugly brother. By the 2nd gen it was a looker all the way up until it's demise in 2002.

      If I were to get a 4th gen. it'd be Pontiac all the way. The best looking Camaros have always been the originals and now the new 5th gen. that reinterprets the Camaro's original, signature styling for today. I've always had a soft spot for IROC-Z Camaros too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Jeezz, 40 years ago, my first new car at 19, was a '68 Camaro SS 396 (375HP) in Racing Green with the swooping rally stripes and hidaway lights...ordered from the factory. Loved it and gained quite a few points on my driving record. Those were the days.
      • 7 Years Ago
      1986 iroc-z and z28: "and MASSIVE 16 inch cast aluminium wheels"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. That first one was simply epic.

      I wasn't sure if I was witnessing the creation of the tablets containing the Ten Commandments or what.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Charles Heston on the Camaro: "From my cold dead hands"....
      • 7 Years Ago
      I miss my camaro. I had a '94 Z28, hunter green, 6-speed, LT1. It would eat rice burners for breakfast.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Without doing work to it, the LT1 didn't eat anything but Geos for breakfast. Once you put a cam and headers on it with some better flowing heads, then they were decent.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Geos qualify as rice burners.

        But 285hp is nothing to scoff at, even today.

        That motor was gold in the Caprice/Impala SS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do love these old commercials. Motorator has had many of these up for a long time. Plus they have some other great vintage clips like old Mustang commercials, the 1953 Corvette promo video and a commercial for the Datsun 240z with Apple's Steve Wozniak. http://www.motorator.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree, the first one is something else.

      Still, none of them can come close to matching this masterpiece for another Chevrolet performance car.


      "You've never seen anything like this before!"
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol that was awesome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Watched em all. Now I have to go to the bathroom and check the mirror, make sure I didn't grow a mullet.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I always despised that snotty kid in the "identifying the car by the sound" ad. "Z-28".... *slaps him*.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Because it's not how young you are, but how old you're not."
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