OH!!! Thank You Flassh!! i was typing, and you beat me. I think yours is better Absolutely correct!! GM also reveiws and contributes throughout the project. You show almost all of em - good hunting! American Racing Wheels was another GM sponsored one, which also was carrying the Axiom styling (GM liked that one too)
But I still feel the need to reply
Pherrley - nicely getting the point!!
My apologies upfront for the length, but need to clarify
Hey there DOC – someone pee on yer tree??
I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but you may not have done your due diligence on this one. You may not want to publicly state that something doesn’t exist, or that a company is falsely describing themselves.
I stated in another thread based on the credible information provided in the forum - that to “my knowledge” as everyone did else, “information had been that there wasn’t an intent to release this item as it is on the Nascar SSR”
First I will recall everything I have always been clear about.
We are a Privatized Automotive Design and Concept Build Group. We build concept vehicles for OEM’s, Brand Developers, and Marketing Groups. We also manufacture our own private accessories. We do not sell GM products, nor do we sell any others.
That said – I think you have a deeper reason for your intense interest as to our arrangement with GM, so let me clarify: When I say “we had to First Develop the Designs chosen by GM” that is factual. Our initial obligation is to complete the design chosen by GM.
How these programs work in a sense:
OEM’s provide a certain amount of vehicles to the Aftermarket Companies to indeed generate Aftermarket Products to increase the enjoyment and personalization of a new model. They review proposals from many aftermarket product companies, these proposals describe all of the products that will be installed on this vehicle, the theme of the vehicle, the New products that will be designed for the vehicle, the exposure planned for the vehicle, and the benefit to GM in the plan to increase awareness of the SSR and the exciting new products that can be used to enhance ones enjoyment of it. You should go to a SEMA event – this is a hands on opportunity to see this in person.
Whichever proposal brings the best and most of these will be provided with a GM SPONSORED vehicle. The focus is on the aftermarket items so that GM can gauge and review the results of the products released and use this information to generate added accessories to their own product line. It is a win for all.
Now, to assist you in finding more Public Information in regards to Axiom’s involvement with GM, and the Aftermarket companies involved in the SSR Enduro I can provide a small blurb of the Press Release and the early released SEMA magazine articles describing these types of contracts. But if you truly want to get factual info you can easily find that by reviewing my profile and following the info provided.
October 04 Media Update
Our agency, DJ&F International, represents many clients in the aftermarket from superchargers to differentials. We've been in business for over 15 years. Our expertise is new product launches.
To get to the point, Axiom Design Solutions is under contract with our client Tractech (producers of the Detroit Locker) and the General Motors Chevrolet division to design and produce saleable parts for the Chevy SSR using our project vehicle "The Detroit Enduro". Axiom, as a new company with years of experience in this kind of work, has done a tremendous job within a very tight time frame. The contract with the corporate clients listed above specifies that any products that result from this project will not be delivered until November 8. 2004 (after the SEMA Show).
When I discovered we were going to be sponsoring styling accesories for an SSR, I already had found this site a year ago, and developed a knowledge of this ride that was tenfold over what I could’ve gained anywhere else. I became a fan of the Fanatics, their enthusiasm for the SSR and began to appreciate it for more than a show project. I became a member, and then a supporting member. We sponsors become the keepers of this vehicle and enjoy it as much as everyone else. As the sponsor for the main cosmetics of the vehicle, we care for it, drive it, show off her talents, see what breaks, fix her and most of all- are given the exclusive opportunity to enjoy all the products available. There for – she is our baby, by way of contract and by way building her into the "Enduro"!! We installed a good portion of the accessories provided, besides our own. Our enjoyment of her grows with time, and her enhancements…..that is GM’s ultimate plan!!
Yes - GM is surely welcoming this site!! We were very enthusiastic with GM from the beginning as to showing them the existence of this forum, and its enthusiasm for their new SSR. We expressed the need for them to visit, and interact in regards to locating their market owners directly.
Im sure you are excited about the product you brought to the forum for all to enjoy, it’s a great way to contribute! But geeze, its not the only option out there, enjoy all there is to offer. The more the better – everyone has fun! :flag