Monday, March 27, 2023


I’m a long way down the list who have reported that the Camaro will disappear from public roads, but apparently not from racetracks any time soon. These remarks by a GM PR suit merely confirms how silly ‘Supercars’ is as a series – it totally lacks integrity, as it attempts to pursue the idea it can keep alive the mid-90s concept of Falcon and Commodore racing loyalties – with a couple of cars which have very limited lives, one of which is not even available for sale!

Here's how Associated Press  reported GM’s comments:


General Motors, which sells the brawny muscle car, will stop making the current generation early next year. The future of the car, which is raced on NASCAR and other circuits, is a bit murky, reports the AP.


GM said the last of the 2024 model year will come off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan, next January. Spokesman Trevor Thompkins said he can't say anything more about a future Camaro. “We're not saying anything specific right now”.


GM launched Camaro in 1966, two years after Ford launched the Mustang.


Thompkins said GM has an ‘understanding’ with auto-racing sanctioning bodies that the sixth-generation car can continue racing. GM will have parts available, and the Camaro body will stay on the race track, he said.


Just what is GM’s ‘understanding’ with Supercars? According to a UAW source, the line on which Camaro is currently manufactured is due to begin producing a dedicated Chevrolet EV pickup from plant start-up in October 2024!


PS: I also wonder where this leaves the 30 year old business in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Crossover Car Conversions, which has been doing all the RHD Camaro conversions?

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