This car has gotten a lot of admirers. In fact, this car is so loved (or desired, I should say), that it is made an inspiration for songs as mentioned or referred in songs such as The Ramones with “Go Li’l Camaro Go”, Kings Of Leon’s “Camaro” and Bruce Springsteen’ s “Racing in the Streets.” The famous model that it is, the Camaro also gets featured in well-known video game series such as Gran Turismo, L.A. Rush,
Need For Speed Series, and Sega GT 2002. But to top it all, the ultimate reason why you should come to Las Vegas and rent this car, is that the vehicle mode of the Bumblebee character in the 2007 Transformers movie is, you guessed it, a Chevrolet Camaro.
The Chevrolet Camaro, before it became a celebrity in Hollywood, was a “pony car” manufactured by the Chevrolet Motor division of General Motors. It was introduced on September 26 1966 as a 1967 model. The Chevrolet Camaro was the model touted to compete with the Ford Mustang. This was so because once, an automotive press reporter asked the Chevrolet product managers, “What is a camaro?” They were told that a Camaro is “a vicious small animal that eats Mustangs.” But in reality, though, in French dictionary, a Camaro is a slang for “friend” or “companion.”
The Camaro shared its major components with the Pontiac Firebird which was also released in 1967. It can also be classified as an economical grand tourer or a sporty muscle car depending on the selected optional equipment. It is more sophisticated that the Mustang and had the Z28 & IROC versions. And if you wanted it custom made, you can put a Corvette engine on a Camaro. A Pony car by the way is defined as a compact, affordable highly styled car with a sporty or performance -oriented image.
Originally, though, Bumblebee was a Volkswagen Beetle in the animation series. Director Michael Bay chose to change it because the character reminded him of Herbie the Love Bug. So, the Camaro was granted the role of the much-loved Bumblebee because it had a friendlier appearance; especially that the character was inspired by Spielberg’s E.T. character. Hasbro did not mind of the changes as long as Bumblebee remained yellow in reference to the original character.
So,we have laid out the reasons in why you should come out here in Las Vegas and avail of the sports, luxury or classic car rentals that are available in the city. And indeed, the Chevrolet Camaro, the “companion” that it is will take you out on a ride through Las Vegas in Hollywood A-List style. So, it is either that you play out your best Shia LaBeuof impersonations or come out here and get ready to transform. Autobots transform and roll out!
Let’s all live our dreams in Las Vegas.