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post #1 of 21 Old 04-14-2014, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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April Member/Car Of the Month 2014: monzaruba



Congratulations monzaruba! You are the April Member/Car of the Month here at ModernCamaro.com

Thank you so much...! I am honord with this title...! Thanx for the nomination, and thanx for the votes...!
I was really surprised to get the nomination!

We all want to know a little more about you and your Camaro so I have a few questions for you...
Will you share with us what began your love for cars and/or the Camaro specifically?

The first Camaro in my life, was a second generation V8 red Camaro that belonged to my uncle Jan (same name). It was in a time in Holland that it was not normal for everybody to own a car...but my uncle had a Camaro...it was really special back in the days. I was only 9 years old...and when we walked home, from school...we took the long way, to see the beautiful Camaro every day...! Ever since that time, the Camaro's and especially the second generations are in my memory. When I got my license to drive, i couldn't afford a Camaro, but i stayed close to the GM family and bought an Opel Manta. Later on came the Opel Monza's with the staight 6, 3 liter engine...it was back in the days a sort of European muscle car...and that's why my forum name is Monzaruba...!

Please share with us the story behind your 5th Gen Camaro?

When in 2010 the new Camaro came out...i was blown away by the beauty of it...but it was way to expensive for me...specialy if you know the prices here on Aruba...what you guys pay in the States for a Corvette, we pay here for the Camaro...so i liked the car...but there was no way i could own one. Untill a collegea of mine, won a Camaro at the local casino...and put it for sale on the internet. He didn't want to drive the 'beast' and try to sell it. Brand new 0 miles...and a reasonable price...but still to expensive for me...so for joke, i told him i wanted the Camaro, but for less. Later that day he called me, and said, if you can have the money by friday, the Camaro is yours...the feeling i got at that moment is impossible to describe...but i was on my way to the bank...and by Friday the Camaro was mine...! I didn't regret that decision, not even once...and enjoying every mile...!

How did you discover ModernCamaro.com and what has kept you here?

I just Googled Camaro forum...and found you guys. I really like the place...and check the forum at least 2 times a day...not to much 'smart ass' people and no bullying on other cars ore brands...just a nice forum to be a part of...some respect and small, live is to short to read and react on other people opinion...specialy about our hobby, the Camaro...! I like the Modern Camaro forum like it is...nice people are welcome...!

And finally, do you have anything you'd like to add to the ModernCamaro.com members or anyone else reading this interview?

Thanx again, for this special honor...i hope we all can enjoy our Camaro's to the maximum, and while we not driving we have some contacts on the forum, to speak about the Camaro's.
For the insiders, i'm a friend of Bill W. and thanx to that i can enjoy my freedom and drive the car of my dreams...Camaro...!

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Awesome story!! Very cool your friend won a Camaro...even cooler that he gave it to you for a great price!! Congrats on being MOTM!!

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Congrats well deserved nice write up and awesome cover picture.....

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Congrats on the win and the cool Camaro!

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Thanx guys....was fun to do...!

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Congrats,you the man

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post #10 of 21 Old 04-15-2014, 04:35 AM
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Ahhhhhh, Congrats Jan....Car is looking great....Happy to see they picked you for the Camaro of the month club....love it....Hope all is well....
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