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The Camaro is a mid-size car from Chevrolet. Chevrolet’s pony car and muscle car models are categorised as pony cars and muscle cars, respectively. It was meant to compete with the Ford Mustang and originally went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year. The Camaro shared its base and essential components with the Firebird, which was also released in 1967 by Chevy’s sibling business Pontiac.
Before manufacture stopped in 2002, the Camaro was developed in four different generations. On a concept car that developed into the fifth-generation Camaro, the nameplate was reintroduced, and manufacturing began on March 16, 2009. Camaros have been sold in excess of 5 million units.
Before any official announcement, rumours in the automotive press began circulating in April 1965 that Chevrolet was working on a competitor to the Ford Mustang code-named Panther. Around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors on June 21, 1966, writing, “…please make a note of the critical SEPAW meeting on June 28 at noon. I’m hoping you’ll be able to assist in scratching a cat. Details will be provided later… (SEPAW secretary) John L. Cutter ” Chevrolet public relations” The next day, the same journalists got another telegraph from General Motors, which stated, “The first and last meeting of the Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World will be held on June 28… (signed) John L. Cutter, SEPAW secretary for Chevrolet public relations.” Automobile journalists were perplexed by these telegrams.
General Motors hosted a live news conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel on June 28, 1966. It was the first time 14 cities were linked in real time over telephone lines for a news conference. Chevrolet general manager Pete Estes began the news conference by declaring that all participants were original members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World (SEPAW), and that this would be the organization’s first and final meeting.
Estes then revealed a new automobile line, project identifier XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet decided to match the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette, all of which begin with the letter C. He explained that the name “suggests the comradeship of close friends as a personal automobile should be to its owner,” and that “to us, the word indicates exactly what we hope the car will do… go.” The name Camaro was soon revealed.
“What is a Camaro?” the automotive press questioned Chevrolet product management. They were informed it was “a little, aggressive animal that eats Mustangs,” a clear allusion to the wildly popular Ford Mustang, which pioneered and controlled the Pony car sector GM was entering.
The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model, according to the book Chevrolet marketing manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett came up with the term Camaro in 1967 while reading Heath’s French and English Dictionary by James Boelle and de V. Payen-Payne, published in 1936.
Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett discovered the term camaro in the French-English dictionary to imply “buddy, chum, or comrade,” according to the book The Complete Book of Camaro. The report also reiterated Estes’ comment that the term camaro “suggests the comradeship of excellent friends, as a personal automobile should be to its owner,” and that the car’s name “suggests the comradeship of good friends, as a personal car should be to its owner.” The standard French term “camarade,” from which the English word “comrade” is derived, has the closest meaning.
The Camaro was originally displayed to the press on September 12, 1966, in Detroit, and again on September 19, 1966, in Los Angeles. The redesigned model was first shown to the public on September 26, 1966. For the 1967 model year, the Camaro started on sale at dealerships on September 29, 1966.