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Postby ganymede2010 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:03 am

Here's another theory. Since GM knew that Bay wanted to use the Concept Camaro really bad. They probably insisted that he used GM vehiciles for the other autobots, if not, then no Camaro. :-?
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Postby GetterDragun » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:48 am

DUDEATRICE wrote:So you basically resolved the argument.

Ford does not build the Saleen mustang so it's not a Ford.

Saleen modifies the car and makes it it's own. Therefore it's a Saleen mustang. Not Ford.

Just because Mission modifies the original Rollerblade design doesn't make it still a Rollerblade...see where I'm going?


Correctamundo.

Although we did see a Saleen plate on the Camaro. Could Saleen begin to tune Camaro's? Of course!
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Postby Barricade » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:12 am

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GetterDragun wrote:
DUDEATRICE wrote:So you basically resolved the argument.

Ford does not build the Saleen mustang so it's not a Ford.

Saleen modifies the car and makes it it's own. Therefore it's a Saleen mustang. Not Ford.

Just because Mission modifies the original Rollerblade design doesn't make it still a Rollerblade...see where I'm going?


Correctamundo.

Although we did see a Saleen plate on the Camaro. Could Saleen begin to tune Camaro's? Of course!
I FREAKIN SAW THAT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hence my saleen camaro theory so :P
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Postby GrimlockZ28 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:23 am

Cujo wrote:
GetterDragun wrote:
DUDEATRICE wrote:So you basically resolved the argument.

Ford does not build the Saleen mustang so it's not a Ford.

Saleen modifies the car and makes it it's own. Therefore it's a Saleen mustang. Not Ford.

Just because Mission modifies the original Rollerblade design doesn't make it still a Rollerblade...see where I'm going?


Correctamundo.

Although we did see a Saleen plate on the Camaro. Could Saleen begin to tune Camaro's? Of course!
I FREAKIN SAW THAT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hence my saleen camaro theory so :P


From what I read in car magazines (my other passion), Saleen didn't do anything on the movie Camaros, however, Steve Saleen has said that Saleen will be doing Camaros when the new body style hits.
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Postby Swerve » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:24 pm

AbsumZer0 wrote:Are there a lot of police departments in the U.S. that issue Saleen Mustangs as cruisers? Police officers usually don't take law enforcement impersonation lightly. I mean, I'm sure the decorations would be a dead-giveaway anyhow but if you're trying to blend in it would seem about as sensible as painting flames on your big-rig.


It all depends on the police department in a given city. Some of the smaller towns allow an officer, especially a traffic officer, the ability to buy their own car, have everything added to it that they need and then the officer is reimbursed the cost. I know an officer that did this with a Camaro a few years back. There is another officer that did this with a Trans Am and it looks great. I doubt you'd ever see a Saleen Mustang, but I have seen some great looking out of the normal cars.

You might also notice that some Police Departments do this with their motorcycles. The officer buys the motorcycle and has the police package put on it and painted. In some towns you will notice different model Harleys and Yamahas among other bikes all being used at the same time.

While these cars aren't necessarily used in actual law enforcement they do a have an orginization that uses muscle cars as a teaching/public relations tool:http://www.beattheheatinc.org/cops.html
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