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ever wonder what the word "camaro" means ?

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    ever wonder what the word "camaro" means ?

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    The Camaro was initially advertised on Top 40 AM radio stations of the day in an attempt to woo the young adult market. Although it was technically a compact car (by the standards of the time), Camaro may also be classified as an intermediate touring car, a sports car, or a muscle car.
    Though the car's name was contrived with no meaning, GM researchers reportedly found the word in a French dictionary as a slang term for "friend" or "companion." In some automotive periodicals before official release, it was code-named "Panther", however, the project designation for the Camaro was XP-836 and some early GM photos show the final Camaro body labeled "Chaparral".[2] Automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers "What is a Camaro?", and they were told it was "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs".[3] The name conveniently fit Chevrolet's "C" naming structure that included Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette.

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    woow thats a cool find, its not just a freind to me , its mans best freind and a animal that eats stangs LOL

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    but panther wouldld be that bad of a name of a car hmmm

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    I always thought it was a vicious animal that ate mustangs and shited ricers

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    its native choctaw indian tongue for " Fill this F***er up again"

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    someone already posted this, but it's a cool find none the less for those that didn't know already.....i love my companion haha

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    also in some language i read this awhile ago but it also mean shrimp or something stupid. dont know how true this is thou, not everything you read is true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    I always thought it was a vicious animal that ate mustangs and shited ricers

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    yeah I heard about the friend thing before, its cool to know the history of your car.

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    I always thought the word camaro was some kind of fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAGGIN View Post
    I always thought the word camaro was some kind of fish.
    a catfish to be exact

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    nah.. probably like a pirahana! lol

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    More like Jaws

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