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GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:07 AM

GoPaul's Journal
 
I'm only a year late with starting my journal but better late than never, so I will try and retrace my brief love affair with the Chevy Camaro!

Ok so to start with I am British, I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and I have absolutely no childhood upbringing around US muscle cars. I moved to Houston from the UK in May of 2003.


Fast Forward to the Summer of 2007 - I'd been out for dinner with my family and some of our good friends, the normal Friday night - good food, drinks and then roll back to one of our houses to chill. Switch on the tv and start watching some kiddy movie "Transformers"well I remembered the cartoon from when I was a kid, but can never remember them having:

a) A really hot chick like Megan Fox who would seductively fix a car like that!

b) That sweet looking yellow Camaro!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51838http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51840

Ok so after a reality check I then realized that Megan would never be mine but I would do anything I could to own that sweet looking motor!



Next.....Fast Forward to January of 2008, Houston Auto Show:

I had no idea the new Camaro was going to be on show - but there it was in all its beauty! My frist real life glimpse of the new Camaro concept.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51841



........Again Fast Forward, this time to April of 2010, Westside Chevrolet, Katy Freeway

Approx 2 years after I’d first set my heart on the Camaro and I was once again in the market for a car, luckily for me so was my wife and I managed to persuade her to upgrade in size from the Ford Edge to the new Chevy Traverse – this meant I could down size from my GMC Envoy to a smaller vehicle............an absolute "no brainer" as to what I was going for"!

I turned up at Westside Chevrolet in Katy and told them I was after the 1LT in Black, with upgraded 20" wheels – I was out of luck they didn’t have one on the floor, but they did have a black 2LT RS, sweet :) -
with a little haggling and my added GMC discount I was able to cut a deal that I could afford.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51837
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51836
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51835

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:14 AM

Let the modding begin:

April 2010 Blacked out Bow Ties

I bought a sheet of auto decal vinyl from ebay and using a scalpal and plenty of patience managed to cover the gold part of the bow ties, front and back.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52037

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:15 AM

May 2010 Injen Power Flow Cold Air Intake

My first performance modification:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52040

SSE 4 2SS 05-09-2011 10:16 AM

Yes, Better late than never....

Congrats on the purchase and keep us informed... I'll be watching...

I've worked with lots of crazy Brits in my offshore career... Got some hugely funny stories about them dudes...

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:18 AM

June 2010 Red Hood Spears Installed

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=27426
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=27424

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:19 AM

October 2010 ARD Dyno Day

With only my Injen Power Flow CAI installed, I managed a 256 RWHP on the dyno

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=37238

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:24 AM

November 2010 2nd Camaro Nationals Sealy

Now this was my first ever trip to the track and it was an event hosted by H-Town Camaro Club - what a night! great fun !

My best run of the night (My time is on the right):

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=38313

Even managed to pick up a second place trophy in the V6 Stock Category :happyanim:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52052


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52050

Hey you see, even V6's can burn out !

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52049
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GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:26 AM

January 2011 Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs Installed

Before:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=42199

After:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=42198

Happy Customer:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=42200

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:27 AM


January 2011 Vinyl Black outs Installed on Front Markers, Side Markers, Reverse Lights & Tail Lights

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=42206
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=42209
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GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:28 AM

February 2011 Window Tints & Debadged "CAMARO"

went with 25% fronts and 15% quarters & rear.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=45134

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:29 AM

February 2011 Tail light Bezels & Bow Ties fully Blacked out using "Plasti Dip"

pics to follow.............

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:29 AM

March 2011 Eibach Springs making a creaking noise

see link for history of issue

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:30 AM

April 2011 MRT V2.0 Axle back installed

pics to follow.................

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:32 AM

Apr 2011 Black RS Wheels Installed & Red Hood Spears Removed to complete the "Murdered" look

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52076
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52075
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GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:32 AM

Apr 2011 Couple of Photos from West Houston Muscle Car Show

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51535
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=51536

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:33 AM

May 2011 P13W Plasma DRLs & Fieldgoal DRL Harness Installed

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52080
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/pictur...ictureid=52081

GoPaul 05-09-2011 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 3196960)
Yes, Better late than never....

Congrats on the purchase and keep us informed... I'll be watching...

I've worked with lots of crazy Brits in my offshore career... Got some hugely funny stories about them dudes...

thanks, keep watching now as I prepd the journal offline and I'm about to bomb this thread with pics :)

I'm also in the offshore game - I think most of us who come over to Texas are to be honest.........

J-Rod6410 05-09-2011 10:42 AM

Very nice man:thumbup: Car is lookin good:headbang:

10spokess 05-09-2011 01:12 PM

Looks sick man I wish my 4th gen could look that good

GoPaul 05-09-2011 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10spokess (Post 3197836)
Looks sick man I wish my 4th gen could look that good

thanks, I wish mine could go as fast as yours! :)

2010 SSRS 05-09-2011 01:25 PM

looks great

speedster 05-09-2011 01:33 PM

Cool mods...

Your car looks fantastic Paul. :thumbsup:

SSE 4 2SS 05-09-2011 02:08 PM

Bro, I had to laugh as I was looking through the pics... Your time ticket above, from the Camaro Nats in Sealy, was when we raced ... I'm the one in the left time column... Small world... and that was before my build...

GoPaul 05-09-2011 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 3198075)
Bro, I had to laugh as I was looking through the pics... Your time ticket above, from the Camaro Nats in Sealy, was when we raced ... I'm the one in the left time column... Small world... and that was before my build...

haha really! It sure is.

I'm hopin to break into the 13's next time.....

SSE 4 2SS 05-09-2011 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoPaul (Post 3198085)
haha really! It sure is.

I'm hopin to break into the 13's next time.....

What do you do in the oilfield... I'm a subsea engineer with Diamond Offshore...


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