Who's Tweakin' Jason Vines And Challenging Dodge?

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So our boy, Chrysler PR man extraordinaire, Jason Vines, was looking rather worried there behind the Dodge Challenger concept car at the PT Cruiser and Dodge Challenger press event this AM. At the time, we couldn't figure out exactly why — and although it seemed like he was looking at something over on Woodward Avenue we'd had too little caffeine to justify something as simple as turning around and looking. It wasn't until we were glancing through main-man-with-the-cam James LaMoreaux's photos a few minutes ago that we realized why he was wearing such an annoyed face. Click the jump to find out what was driving by.

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That's correct — the General was engaging in a bit of tweaking of the German-American hybrid by driving by in the made-for-the-Dream-Cruise Camaro trailer we saw all weekend long. But since Dodge got the laugh last time, confirming the pony's return well before the Camaro, it only makes sense that Chevy'd be engaging in some good ol' fashioned nipple twistin'. But remember, the Challenger will probably get the last laugh, because Dodge's announced its pony car will be a 2008 model year vehicle — versus Chevrolet's 2009 model year release of the Camaro. Of course, we've no idea what the new man at the helm of Chevy PR, Terry Rhadigan's — or Camaro PR-stud Travis Parman, for that matter — got up their sleeves next. Be on guard Jason, the General's a-comin' for the maker of the General Lee.

UPDATE: Vines has a response!

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Rabbi Dave

that's just hilarious. plain hilarious. I think the personalities of these guys is pretty interesting. Jalopnik is kind of like that "behind the news media site" that got all the pub last month becuase all the newscasters read it to see the latest scoop on their rivals. You guys just do it for the auto industry. Keep it up and Ray will move up to the real NBC news.