• Mar 24, 2009
Click above to watch video after the jump

Has it been three years already? The 2010 Chevy Camaro is finally rolling off the assembly line in Oshawa, Ontario after what seems a lifetime of anticipation, and 14,000 early adopters are impatiently waiting the arrival of their Bow Tie pony car. The very first Camaro to roll off the production line was a black SS (of course) with a red leather interior. Hendrick Motor Sports CEO Rick Hendrick is the lucky recipient of Camaro #001, and he flew up to Oshawa to claim his prize.

Few companies understand the significance of VIN #001, so the General had cameras rolling to share the milestone with the world. Follow the jump to watch production of Camaro #001, and click here to read our First Drive of the 2010 Camaro.



[Source: GM Fast Lane Blog]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      The Genesis Coupe has a better exhaust note than the Camaro.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Hyundia Genesis Coupe is the new Camaro. You heard it here first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it just me or would the Camaro looks so much better without the bow tie in the front grill??

      Just think how the Mustang would look if it had a Ford logo in the front grill??
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm about 95% certain that I'll trade the Vette in for one of these, but I agree, I'm not a fan of the gold bowtie. Hopefully by the time I purchase one of these the aftermarket will have nicer options....perhaps an SS badge like the old days.

        http://www.c-eb.com/students/keith/1969-chevrolet-camaro-ss.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree on the gold bowtie. Silver would look so much better and match all the colors. It's probably not removable like on some trucks where you can swap it out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      1 minute and 24 seconds is all we get after 3 years of waiting? what the hell???

      this is not all the production steps for the Camaro, they just show how the doors went on, underpinnings, and the windshield washer, not enough, i want to see how everything else is put together. after 3 years of being pounded with news about it and promises, i believe we deserve a more elaborate video.

      can't wait to drive it though. but I do think that the Camaro is getting a lot like GTR-Mania, a lot of hype and then silence............
      • 5 Years Ago
      And these assembly line workers get paid that much money for this work....
        • 5 Years Ago
        no idea what you're talking about. sorry.
        • 5 Years Ago
        How much are you getting paid to do insider trading, mike?

        (Give me a sum total figure of the salary, bailout money, bailoutmoney funded bonus, under-the-table dealings, etc)

        Thanks
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice one Mazda FTW!, I guess you were right...
        • 5 Years Ago
        all I know is perform actual labor for my money instead of lightly guiding machines in to do it for me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am tired of the press coverage like many people. I can picture it: Remember when the Enzo came out, and there was tons of press coverage when one was wrecked (also Eddie Griffin). That was somewhat worthy of news since Ferrari made 399 of them. When will we get the news that the first Camaro has been crashed?

      Bored already.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro might become a lesson in how *not* to do marketing. They've oversaturated exposure of this thing. I mean it's been nonstop since what, 2005?

      The Genesis is not even close to comparable. They've only really started to hype up the car in the past year. The concept was revealed in Nov 07, so we've had about a year and a half of exposure. GM has been trying to milk this thing for triple the duration.

      If you market the same thing for that long, it just ends up looking old by the time it comes out, and I think the Camaro is falling under this trap. And saying "it's the press' fault!" is such a lame excuse. Who do you think controls the amount of information going out? It's not press, it's GM. Press puts out what GM wants them to put out, to a great extent. Press can't develop stories out of thin air.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it possible for any car to live up to this incessant and overbearing hype? When the concept was first introduced, I loved it and thought they had hit just the right note with the styling. Since then, the overexposure has provoked a feeling of irritation anytime I see a photo of the thing.

      No one likes the guy who is constantly talking about how great he is, and now GM is doing it again with the Volt. Both run the risk of being victims of the company's desperate attempts to appear cool and relevant. If these products are truly that good, ratchet the noise down a notch and the public will sing their praises.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nauseating Rick Hendrick - bilked customers out of money, was convicted of a felony and then pardoned by Bill Clinton - owner of the thirteen time serial cheating Jimmy Johnson race team (number of times his team has been fined/punished for cheating). I'm sorry - nothing that man does is noteworthy. Anyone who would buy a car from that man is a complete idiot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So now that actual production has started, when is the first batch of recalls?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did you wake up on the wrong side of the trailer this morning?
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh i just saw that GM worker screw up. the car is going to fall apart and break.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is anyone else sick of the Camaro already?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like the car but I'm sick of hearing about it. I liked how Nissan showed us the 370z a month before it came out unlike GM..
        • 5 Years Ago
        I definitely would have been excited about the look @ ten years ago when people were still making big, bubbly, plasticy looking cars.

        For a coupe it's also ridiculously big. Great for towing, I guess...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I pre-ordered one and yes, the coverage is getting a little ridiculous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        FF: I now know what the two F's mean in your name, and it ain't good.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Me.

        Hate the new Camaro. Hate the new Challenger. Hate the new Mustang.

        The end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No. Go away.
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