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Old 01-15-2008, 08:58 AM   #51
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About CHAMCO AUTO.

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The CHAMCO Story
On January 26, 2006, CHAMCO AUTO signed a definitive, exclusive agreement with Hebei Zhongxing Automobile Company, Ltd. ( ZXAUTO China).

Both CHAMCO AUTO and our Chinese partners are absolutely committed to quality. We selected ZXAUTO China because of its high quality manufacturing and assembly standards. Our contract with ZXAUTO China includes a provision whereby CHAMCO AUTO's quality engineers will monitor assembly at approximately 187 critical inspection points (one for each 18 inspection points), and must signify their personal approval by laminating 10 Gold Quality Seals on each vehicle. CHAMCO AUTO will not launch any vehicle unless and until it is proven to get on the road and stay on the road. Our subsidiary, SMS, Ltd., one of the leaders in automotive design, engineering, testing and certification is in China now, working with ZXAUTO China to ensure that safety ratings, crash testing, and road worthiness meet regulations in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. and exceed customer expectations. SMS, Ltd., has redesigned the Chinese products and guarantees that those vehicles will be certified during 2008.

The certification project is under the direction of Steve Saleen, an automotive icon. Steve, the creator of the world's fastest production car, the Saleen S7, as well as the Saleen Mustang, has many years of compliance expertise. He is confident that our schedules will hold, and he is on record stating that we will enter the U.S. market in 2008 with fully homologated vehicles, world-class quality, and unequalled value.

As homologation engineering work continues, CHAMCO AUTO and ZXAUTO China are also making feature changes to address North American consumers' tastes. Many of these changes, which reflect feedback from hundreds of dealers who have seen and test driven our demo vehicles, are already incorporated in a "new generation" of the SUV and Pickup, which have now arrived in the U.S. (please contact us if you would like to see the new demo vehicles). These consumer enhancements will continue as further feedback is received.

CHAMCO AUTO will aggressively promote our Chinese vehicles, beginning about 100 days before they arrive. Jerry Della Famina, one of the most famous names in the advertising/PR business together with the Berline Agency, one of the leaders in advertising placement and management of auto events, will ensure creative, attention-getting ads and favorable press coverage. However, by being first to sell Chinese-made cars in North America and by CHAMCO AUTO's newly formed subsidiary, Green Motor Vehicle Corporation, which is in the process of retrofitting to full electric all ZXAUTO vehicles as green, we expect hundreds of millions of dollars of free publicity - through talk shows, media "buzz" and good old-fashioned word of mouth.

About twelve months after the SUVs and Pickups arrive in the U.S., and as a result of ZX AUTO's joint venture with the city of Changchun we plan to follow with fully loaded Sedans and Crossovers. In addition, negotiations are currently underway with several Chinese automobile manufactures for additional vehicles types to complete our entry-level product line.

To further expand our capacity, CHAMCO AUTO intends to set up three SKD plants, one in the Southeast of the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. In addition, CHAMCO AUTO, together with its Chinese partners, plans to build a 500,000 Sq. Ft., assembly plant facility in a location in North America where the local and federal government gives CHAMCO AUTO the best tax benefits and other incentives, and to qualify under NAFTA.

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-SUV (Zhongxing Landmark)


-Pick Up (Zhongxing Tiger)

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:55 AM   #52
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Article about CHAMCO at Autoblog:
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Laugh if you must, the wares that CHAMCO were showing off at the Detroit Auto Show were certainly a lot more humble than what you'd find at Lexus. China America Cooperative Automotive is seriously considering bringing pickup truck to the United States that they've retained the services of Steve Saleen to help guide them through the federalization process. The goal is to have the vehicle on sale here by 2009. Styling-wise, CHAMCO's un-named truck isn't going to win any EyesOn awards, but at $13,500, who cares? Besides, it could have looked a lot more grotesque, but it's not entirely a toad.

The equipment levels will meet market expectations, with power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors. Not a cupholder in sight, though. Materials inside the Anony-Truck will have you reliving the glory days of 1985, when truck interiors were seemingly blow-molded on the same production line as 2-liter soda bottles. Power comes from a 2.7-liter four cylinder serving up 150 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque through either a five speed manual or four speed automatic. Chortle now, but keep in mind another automaker from Asia that got its start with cheap little un-named pickups -- Toyota. For CHAMCO, it could be a smarter entry point than cars, anyway. The Ranger can only carry on for so long, and everyone else has pushed up the size and price of their once-small trucks.



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Old 01-17-2008, 05:36 PM   #53
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I like it - the ext looks pretty good, the int is awful tho... is it really that hard to come up with a better int?

So many parts look so close to a Toyota... any relationships there???
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #54
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Default now chamco is sayin 2008 not 2009

Zhongxing Auto to tap into U.S. market this year
Jan. 17, 2008 (China Knowledge) - Chamco Auto, a New Jersey-based auto firm said it plans to sell SUVs and picking-up vehicles made by Chinese auto maker Zhongxing Automobile Co this year, marking the first Chinese auto firm tapping into the world's largest auto market. Chamco Auto has signed a cooperation agreement with Zhongxing, under which it is assigned as the exclusive importer and dealer
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #55
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Exclamation Chamco plant in Mexico

Last year ran the news about the construction of a 300 million dollar Chamco plant in Tijuana Mexico.
Chamco also had meetings with mexican car dealers, show them the cars and give them a dossier with FAQ and information.
The price for a Chamco dealer was about 300,000 dollars and existed different ways of participation, dealers, supliers, etc.
Supposedly the 1st chinese car ever sold in Mexican soil would be in last September from one of the 25 expected dealers. Septemeber came but didn't the Chamco SUV's or Pick up's.
The reason, according to many mexican newspapers, the lack of investors and the relative inadequate venue, Tijuana is relatively new in the car industry, they only have a Toyota plant wich has less than 10 year produciong cars. This two factors made Chamco delay it's plan for the plant.
Time passed by and nothing were written about Chamco plant, until now.
February 12th. In the frame of the 2008 NAIAS and right after Geely declaration of a plant in Mexico, Chamco confirmed the plan for a plant not in Tijuana but in Monclova City in the Mexican estate of Coahuila (Coahuila also builds Ford and GM cars). Coahuila was selected because of the tradition in carassembly and has a wide border with Texas wich gives the state an advantage over other locatios.
Now let's just wait for instalation of the factory first stone.

Yoy can read the full note in spanish at http://www.vanguardia.com.mx/diario/..._chinos/119395

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:08 PM   #56
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Chamco's in-fighting may hamper Chinese automakers' entry into American market.

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March 17, 2008 - The recent internal conflict of Chamco Auto, a prospective Chinese automobile importer could hamper a Chinese automaker Zhongxing from entering the North American market, local media Shanghai Business News reports today.

Bill Pollack, Chairman of Chamco Auto, or China America Cooperative Automotive Inc., claimed that the company is still under control of him and other major shareholders. But the CEO and COO of Chamco said they had fired four executives including Pollack.

Led by the newly appointed chairman Mario Ferla and new president Thomas Del Franco, the new management has reportedly brought a suit to a court in New Jersey, accusing the former managing team with corporate frauds, mismanagement and misappropriation of corporate funds.

Chamco Auto hoped to sell its imported Chinese-made trucks through 75 dealers beginning next year, but it's not clear yet whether these vehicles have passed federal regulations.

The company is the exclusive importer and distributor of pickups made by Hebei Zhongxing Automobile Co. in the North American market. Chamco also plans to introduce Geely's vans and SUVs.

The uncertainty future of the company has clearly brought uncertainty to the future of the Chinese automakers that are eager to enter North American market.

"It reminds us of the New York-based Visionary Vehicles LLC's, an American company that failed to bring Chinese cars to American market two years ago," the Chinese newspaper said, warning that it would be highly risky to rely wholly on one distributor to enter the American market.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:49 AM   #57
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Lightbulb Zhongxing Automobiles to export their trucks to the USA?

It certainly seems so, although we often hear that xxx company is planning to export to the USA or Europe, the actual execution of the exportation plan rarely goes through, rarely. China Car Times can only think of Brilliance off the top our heads that have actually exported to the West, oh, and Landwind. I guess you could count SAIC and Nanjing Auto group in there as well, seeing as they bought their way into England via Rover/MG. Zhongxing automobile company, based in Hebei central China have signed a deal with American company ChamCo to help Zhongxing build a sales, and after sales network in the United States, they are currently preparing for sales of upto 150,000 units before 2010 in the American market alone! Obviously Zhong Xing knows how to set the bar, even the modest Geely is only aiming for 100,000 cars by the year 2010.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:30 AM   #58
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Default Re: Zhongxing Automobiles to export their trucks to the USA?

Where and when did you hear that?

After the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, things just got worser and worser for Chamco. Chamco hasn't decide yet where they would settle their Mexican plant, there was a legal action taken between the two leaders of the company (who both claim to be CEO) and Steve Saleen (who was supposed to get the Zhongxing SUV to meet the US safety standard) quietly left.

So, it seems unlikely that Zhongxing will export to the US within a near future.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:46 PM   #59
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Default Re: Zhongxing Automobiles to export their trucks to the USA?

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Do you know why Steve Saleen left ?

Is he disappointed with Zhongxing ?

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Old 05-28-2008, 10:05 AM   #60
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I don't know why he left. But when he founded SMS (Saleen Motor Sport) a couple of month ago, the Chamco/Zhongxing part has been cleared from his resume.
So, he must have been really upset when he left.
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