Muscle-Car Meme: Fixing the Front of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

August 13, 2009

Whenever you've got muscle cars, you've got accessories. Lots of 'em. Performance parts, body kits, interior mods, you name it.

But the meme of the moment seems to be new front ends and grilles for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Yesterday, Bengt Halvorson reported on a Pennsylvania designer's plan to create a 2010 Pontiac Trans Am out of the new Camaro.

Today, we learn about one of the priciest upgrades we've heard of: a $4,000 replacement grille for the 2010 Camaro. It's from Strut in Santa Barbara, California, which produces "automotive jewelry" in triple-chromed 360 stainless steel.

The line is called the Marquise Collection (classy, huh?), and it consists of upper and lower replacement grilles for Chevy's hot new muscle car.

We think it'd look a lot better minus the (state-mandated) license-plate plinth, but your local DMV may have a different idea.

Oh, by the way, that word meme? Here's the Wikipedia definition:  an "element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices...transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals...memes [are] cultural analogues to genes, in that they self-replicate..."

In other words, a meme is that thing that, all of a sudden, everyone's talking about.

Like 2010 Chevrolet Camaro grilles.

Phoenix T/A conversion for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Phoenix T/A conversion for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

[Detroit News]

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