It looks like Chevrolet will be using Hollywood to help promote the new Chevrolet Camaro!
Saleen, Inc is working on the cars being used for the upcoming Transformers Movie. They have a new Mustang that looks like a police car and a new version of the Chevy Camaro we have not seen yet. Leftlanenews.com originally posted some of the images below.
“Transformers” movie has
been set to open nationwide on 07-04-07, it was jointly announced today by
DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro, Inc.
DreamWorks will distribute
the film domestically, while Paramount will handle the international release.
Hasbro will work with the production team and DreamWorks on all aspects of the
film’s creative development, marketing and promotions, and will manage
merchandising in conjunction with the release of the film.
September 21, 2006
Here is the information we have been waiting for! If you haven't already seen it, pickup the November 2006 issue of HOT ROD magazine. There is a great story (with pictures) of Bumblebee in the making at Saleen in Troy, Michigan.
According to the story, there were two versions of Bumblebee built for filming. The first one was completed in 30 days and both done in less than 45 days. Fabrication was done at Saleen's 280,000 square foot facility in Troy, Michigan. Steve Minn, vehicle coordinator for the film, recommended Saleen because they had built the Cobras used in xXx.
GM looked to their inventory and found the current GTO was the closest to the concept Camaro in size. With data and some sections and wheelbase drawings from GM, Saleen began their fabrication. The two Pontiac GTOs came from GM's R&D fleet and Joe Miesak (Saleen) went to work.
The fiberglass bodies were cast using the same molds GM used to build the two concept cars.
The interior looks much like the concept Camaro because the dashboard shell covers the original GTO instrumentation and the seats and interior handles came directly from the GTO as well.
GM had a say in the paint work. Supplied by Valspar Automotive finishes, code
PBC30 -- Sunrise Yellow, Bumblebees paint looks great!
Here are some images from the HOT ROD magazine spread:
September 12, 2006
August 31, 2006
More images are surfacing as filming of the movie takes place. These images were found on Latin this week
This is an image that was emailed to us. It shows bumblebee in an upright positionpright position
There are two videos floating around as well. The first shows Bumblebee driving through the streets of Los Angeles, California during a scene. CLICK HERE
August 2, 2006
Information on this car has ceased on the internet, nobody is talking. If anyone has any more pictures or details on this car, please contact us. As always, we will treat your information with discretion - Joe@MichiganClassics.com
June 15, 2006
Information coming in tells us this car is running
on a current GTO chassis, not a Mustang as some have reported. The Current
GTO and the Camaro Concept do share the same 110" wheelbase.
June 5, 2006
Here is a picture of the 2005 Pontiac GTO interior, so much for the speculation the movie car is built on this platform with this interior:
Here is the 2005 Ford Mustang Interior...
Here is the Camaro Concept car interior...
Neither the Mustang nor the GTO look too much like the interior of the movie car...
June 4, 2006
Word is that this car is actually a Ford Mustang built at Saleen Inc. in Troy, Michigan that was fitted with custom body panels resembling a Chevrolet Camaro Concept car. We put a call into Saleen June 1, 2006, and they are treating this information as 'confidential'.
Other sources speculate this car is built on a current Pontiac GTO platform. Looking closely at the interior shot of this car, it looks nothing like a Ford Mustang, but a possible production version of the Chevrolet Camaro - with an automatic transmission.
Is this car actually from GM? Does it mean the car is may be closer to production then the GM is saying? All speculation. If you have any information, checkout the forums at 5thgen.org and post your ideas
hese images were also posted on Leftlanenews.com as well as other websites
These images were posted in a thread on pagenstecher.de that no longer exists
Here is a pic of Bumblebee - thanks to CeeBee94Z from Camaroz28.com
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