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post #1 of 100 Old 09-19-2011, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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I’ve loved Camaros all my life and my first was a 77’ Type LT. I got it used in 92’ and spent a lot of time and money on it over the years. In 2007 I finally sold the car due to not being able to keep up on maintenance and care.

It was actually purchased by a couple from Mexico who came up with a new Tahoe and flatbed. It was a pretty sad day for me to see my car being taken away. I had a lot of great memories of it with my family. I was in the Navy and drove it across the US a couple of times. I remember working on it with my son. With my daughter, I remember the time we "drove the gut" in Lansing. She was not happy when I reved the engine for the crowd. When she heard the crown cheer, she got excited and gave me the approving smile to rev it again.

In May of last year I got a call from a sales person at a local Chevy dealer. He knew my story and called to ask if I was still interested in the Camaro. I had looked at a 35th Anniversary edition model a while ago, but things just didn’t work out. I wasn’t really thinking about it but had heard about the comeback of the Camaro, so I decided to go into the dealership to talk. After my visit and doing some checking on-line, I was hooked. This time, things were all in alignment. I had just come into some extra cash and was in the process of selling a vehicle that was nothing but trouble.

It took a while to make my final decision. All the colors are beautiful. I tried a lot of colors and combinations. I wasn’t sure about the V6 until I saw the performance numbers—304 hp and 273 tq—Wow. The 77’ had 170 hp and 270 tq. And yeah the new V8 now has over 400 hp, but I wasn’t planning on racing. So the deal was sealed in mid April. In the mean time I sold my then current vehicle and my mom was nice enough to let me borrow her Impala. Another nice ride from Oshawa by the way.

I must have called my salesperson a hundred times :mad0259: to get a status on delivery.

So I waited until May 28th 2009 to take delivery. I was so excited—I felt like a little kid.

Current Mods:
[X] 30% Window Tint
[X] Camaro RS wheel lettering
[X] Camaro RS dash lettering
[X] Painted Engine Cover w/Chevrolet lettering
[X] Red Ambient Dash Lighting
[X] Roto-Fab CAI
[X] Solo Mach XLT w/J-Pipes
[X] Solo High-Flow Cats
[X] AAC Style LED Fog Lamps
[X] AAC Style Tinted LED Side Marker Lights
[X] Sinister Ram Air Hood CF
[X] Sinister Spoiler
[X] GM Satin Nickel Fuel Door
[X] LED Lighted Scoop
[X] LED Lighted Trunk Space
[X] Eibach Lowering Springs
[X] Sway Bar
[X] VMAX Ported Throttle Body
[X] Chrome Cap Covers Under the Hood
[X] Stealth Splash Guards
[X] Fade to Black Gill Accents

Wish List:
[ ] Headlight Armour
[ ] Ground FX
[ ] Cup Holder lighting
[ ] RS Embroidered Headrest
[ ] BBK Shorty Headers
[ ] Barton Shifter
[ ] Forced Air - SC/TC

On May 30th I went to the Michigan F-Body Meet and Greet and won 2nd place in the 5th Generation category—beaten by a V8. Of course.

I also had a chance to meet Oppenheiser, who signed my car! I had never shown a car but I’ve been showing off ever since.

To this day I get excited every time I get into my car.

I also get excited seeing other new 5th generation Camaros on the road.
On the road to Camaro Fest 2010

GM did a great job in the design and styling. As for the build quality, all I can say is thank you! What a quality vehicle. I am so very proud of my car and I think All the folks that brought this vehicle from concept to delivery should also be proud for their part in this Icon of a car. I might have said “American Icon” but I know there are a lot of countries and talents involved.


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post #2 of 100 Old 09-19-2011, 08:10 AM
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Welcome to the group from NC! That's a great Camaro story ya have and a beautiful ride!!! I also started with a second gen many years ago. I got a yellow '75 back in '81 followed by a couple 76's later on and an '86 a couple years ago. I agree with you that the newest version is about the best yet! I've had my 1LS for a few months and have no complaints whatsoever. I'll be entering in her first show next month. Don't know if I'll do as well as you but it'll be fun anyway! Keep us posted on your progress, please.


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post #3 of 100 Old 09-19-2011, 09:41 AM
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We have got to get some more photos of your car Erick.
On that note, I've never posted up my photos, or started the member car journal over here. I really should do that.
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post #4 of 100 Old 09-19-2011, 11:47 AM
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Looks great !
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post #6 of 100 Old 09-20-2011, 12:57 AM
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Welcome! Very nice car and thanks for sharing
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post #7 of 100 Old 09-20-2011, 05:36 AM
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Welcome, thanks for sharing,

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Erick hello from Alabama and welcome to the family. Great write up and thank you for your many years of service

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from Id., Congrats & Welcome to

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post #10 of 100 Old 09-20-2011, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Wow - Thanks everybody. I've got more to add so keep posted.

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