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GoldenBear 09-23-2011 10:11 AM

Little ZL1
 
After seeing the two videos from yesterday it made me think of a little ditty, Little ZL1 (my apologies to Ronny and the Daytonas)


Little ZL1, you really look like kicks
A blower and a six-speed and a 376
Listen to her tachin' up now,
Listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on,
Wind it up, blow it out ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

You oughta see her on a road course or a quarter mile
This little modified Chev-Chev has got plenty of style
She beats the gassers and the rail jobs,
Really drives 'em why-ee-eye-ild
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ahhh, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

Gonna save all my money
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And buy a ZL1
(turnin' it on, Blowin' it out)
Get a helmet and a roll bar
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And I'll be ready to go
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
Take it out to Sonoma
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And let em know, yeah, yeah,
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
That I'm the coolest thing around,
Little buddy gonna shut you down,
When I turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, ZL1, ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ahhh, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

armysig 09-23-2011 10:16 AM

LOL NICE!!! My first car was a '66 389 tri power GTO!! I have the original song on vinyl too. What a great way to update a classic.

OldScoolCamaro 09-23-2011 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldenBear (Post 3791706)
After seeing the two videos from yesterday it made me think of a little ditty, Little ZL1 (my apologies to Ronny and the Daytonas)


Little ZL1, you really look like kicks
A blower and a six-speed and a 376
Listen to her tachin' up now,
Listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on,
Wind it up, blow it out ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

You oughta see her on a road course or a quarter mile
This little modified Chev-Chev has got plenty of style
She beats the gassers and the rail jobs,
Really drives 'em why-ee-eye-ild
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ahhh, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

Gonna save all my money
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And buy a ZL1
(turnin' it on, Blowin' it out)
Get a helmet and a roll bar
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And I'll be ready to go
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
Take it out to Sonoma
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
And let em know, yeah, yeah,
(turnin' it on, blowin' it out)
That I'm the coolest thing around,
Little buddy gonna shut you down,
When I turn it on, wind it up, blow it out, ZL1, ZL1

Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa, (Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa
(Yeah, yeah, little ZL1)
Wa-wa (Ahhh, little ZL1)
Wa, wa, wa, wa, wa, wa

Yes indeed Bear, you've got the bug for sure, a confirmed case of the ZL1:D (I know I do!). I think the symptoms will subside when we actually take delivery. Lets start that therapy group we talked about a while back, I think Scarrzz might be interested too...LOL..:D :thumbsup:

BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet 09-23-2011 11:43 AM

:thumbsup:

I like it!!

:thumbup:

Revo1 09-23-2011 11:51 AM

LOL cool! :laugh:

armysig 09-23-2011 12:02 PM

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I just had to add this picture....It reminds me so much of my youth...:yikes:

1BADZL1 09-23-2011 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 3792141)
I think the symptoms will subside when we actually take delivery.

uthink?

I think we need three support groups.
One for pre -ZL1 (right now) a group for when we actually get the car and a group for post ZL1 issues.
Maybe we can get Scott to be the Group leader?
He helped see to it that we all have these types of "issues."
Remember this is a non curable disease or illness..
:D

GoldenBear 09-23-2011 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 3792141)
Yes indeed Bear, you've got the bug for sure, a confirmed case of the ZL1:D (I know I do!). I think the symptoms will subside when we actually take delivery. Lets start that therapy group we talked about a while back, I think Scarrzz might be interested too...LOL..:D :thumbsup:

Yes, I want my ZL1. I need something to distract me until I take delivery.

I feel like the kid in the old Maypo commercials.

Scarrzz 09-23-2011 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 3792141)
Yes indeed Bear, you've got the bug for sure, a confirmed case of the ZL1:D (I know I do!). I think the symptoms will subside when we actually take delivery. Lets start that therapy group we talked about a while back, I think Scarrzz might be interested too...LOL..:D :thumbsup:



I'm in, we've been holding meetings for the past month and a half. I thought maybe I was going to the wrong place because it's always just me & my invisible friend. ;)


.

OldScoolCamaro 09-23-2011 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armysig (Post 3792270)
I just had to add this picture....It reminds me so much of my youth...:yikes:

Awww fantastic armysig! My buddy in high school had that exact ride, 389 factory tri-power goat, it used to do the longest, sickest burnouts! I'll never forget riding in it and laying down all that rubber in the middle of the street...LOL..thanks for the pic! :thumbsup:

htron50 09-23-2011 04:35 PM

Well since we're adding pics........
 
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/albumt...?dl=1314403499

KILLER74Z28 09-23-2011 09:25 PM


OldScoolCamaro 09-23-2011 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by htron50 (Post 3793623)

I would like to acknowledge Bear and Htron with a passage from the original lyrics in the song "Little GTO"....a testiment to the Golden Age of GM and it's high performance dominance as it was recognized in the day by Ronnie and the Daytona's, performing artists whose song played on pop radio, (yes, AM radio folks!) a #4 song on the charts in 1964 that some of us may have been fortunate enough to experience back when...may this pop culture live forever. :chevy:
"Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine
Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389
Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO"
:thumbsup:

htron50 09-23-2011 09:58 PM

Old School..... thanks for the nod! It looks to me like those on the ZL1 team are truly reaching out to deliver what will be an ICON of today.... but reaching BACK to BRING those of us who remember along for the ride. Nothing like this has happened since the late 60's....

You know in 1967 the 389 was bumped to 400 ci, and they dumped the 3 deuces for a quadrajet. I always wanted 3 - 2's, but kept my 67 stock.

Sincere thanks again for the acknowledgement!

OldScoolCamaro 09-24-2011 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MY68RS (Post 3792287)
uthink?

I think we need three support groups.
One for pre -ZL1 (right now) a group for when we actually get the car and a group for post ZL1 issues.
Maybe we can get Scott to be the Group leader?
He helped see to it that we all have these types of "issues."
Remember this is a non curable disease or illness..
:D

...you're right 68RS, and since Chevy caused us all thiis psychological stress I think it would be nice if they offered the three of us the ZL1 for cost, doncha think?....I mean...just sayin'......LOL :D
Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldenBear (Post 3792430)
Yes, I want my ZL1. I need something to distract me until I take delivery.

I feel like the kid in the old Maypo commercials.

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbn...fmascot_54.jpg
..me too Bear...I wan't my ZL1, I wan't my ZL1.., have we reached the annoyance level of that kid yet? LOL. ;) Hey, you think we can get Chevy to throw in a cowboy hat on top of the deal as well? Just for 'ol times sake? LOL...:D
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scarrzz (Post 3792598)
I'm in, we've been holding meetings for the past month and a half. I thought maybe I was going to the wrong place because it's always just me & my invisible friend. ;)
.

That's what happens Scarrzz when you start answering that naggin' voice in your head that won't shutup talking to you about the ZL1...LOL ;)..soon that din will be replaced with the music of the dual mode exhaust! :D :thumbsup:


Quote:

Originally Posted by htron50 (Post 3794887)
Old School..... thanks for the nod! It looks to me like those on the ZL1 team are truly reaching out to deliver what will be an ICON of today.... but reaching BACK to BRING those of us who remember along for the ride. Nothing like this has happened since the late 60's....

You know in 1967 the 389 was bumped to 400 ci, and they dumped the 3 deuces for a quadrajet. I always wanted 3 - 2's, but kept my 67 stock.

Sincere thanks again for the acknowledgement!

You're welcome Htron! Oh that reaching back feeling exists with me as well, no doubt there is a commitment within Chevy to honor their past and present achievements. Chevy has a fully functional WAYBAC machine hidden somewhere. Speaking of the past, say hello to my little friends..<they were big on reaching back too! LOL> :thumbsup:


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/albumt...?dl=1310954024

htron50 09-25-2011 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MY68RS (Post 3792287)
uthink?

I think we need three support groups.
One for pre -ZL1 (right now) a group for when we actually get the car and a group for post ZL1 issues.
Maybe we can get Scott to be the Group leader?
He helped see to it that we all have these types of "issues."
Remember this is a non curable disease or illness..
:D

OK, I'm in on this. I WILL have my ZL1 also. I'm reaching for it, just hope I have good enough health to enjoy it (if you know what I mean)..... time is a wastin!

1BADZL1 09-25-2011 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 3796603)
...you're right 68RS, and since Chevy caused us all thiis psychological stress I think it would be nice if they offered the three of us the ZL1 for cost, doncha think?....I mean...just sayin'......LOL :D

:word:

GoldenBear 09-26-2011 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldScoolCamaro (Post 3794845)
I would like to acknowledge Bear and Htron with a passage from the original lyrics in the song "Little GTO"....a testiment to the Golden Age of GM and it's high performance dominance as it was recognized in the day by Ronnie and the Daytona's, performing artists whose song played on pop radio, (yes, AM radio folks!) a #4 song on the charts in 1964 that some of us may have been fortunate enough to experience back when...may this pop culture live forever. :chevy:
"Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine
Three deuces and a four-speed and a 389
Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her why-ee-eye-ine
C'mon and turn it on, wind it up, blow it out GTO"
:thumbsup:

It's fun to occasionally wax nostalgic about the times of one's youth. That bygone era during the height of affordable and available GM muscle was definitely a wonderful time. The music rocked and the cars were cool. It was an era of extremely high expectations when we thought that technology could solve all of our problems.

For example, if we could put a man on the moon, we thought we could solve any problem, from poverty, to pollution, to cancer. As we now know, in reality, things are not quite as simple as we once thought they were, and, unfortunately, the complex problems of the world can't always be solved simply by advancements in technology.

However, every now and then, it is nice to be able to recapture the feeling of that era's endless possibilities, if only for a fleeting moment, such as when one sees a pristine Marina Blue 1967 396 SS Camaro, which can trigger memories of that magical weekend at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in June 1967. Ah, but I digress.

For me the new ZL1 evokes the kinds of feeling that I had when I first saw the GM performance cars of that golden era, from the 1963 Corvette, the 1964 GTO, the 1965 396 Chevelle SS, the 1967 Camaro, the 1968 Corvette, the 1969 Camaro, and the 1970 Chevelle, just to name a few of the great ones.

I'm a bit older, and hopefully a lot wiser, these days, but I still enjoy feeling those juices start to flow when I hear the sounds of a great high performance V8 engine emanate from a beautifully designed GM muscle car.

My ZL1 won't be a daily driver for me, but when I do take it out, it will provide the best of both worlds, as it will have the best that current technology has to offer (and all of the creature comforts that old school muscle cars didn't have), and yet it will be able to evoke the feelings, if just for a moment, of the days of affordable GM muscle when performance was to readily available to any who walked into their local GM dealership. Very cool, indeed.

I'm glad that Chevrolet has offered us the opportunity to have one more chance to experience the vehicle of our dreams.

htron50 09-27-2011 08:28 PM

Please forgive me for reposting this but it seems appropriate..
 
[QUOTE=GoldenBear;
My ZL1 won't be a daily driver for me, but when I do take it out, it will provide the best of both worlds, as it will have the best that current technology has to offer (and all of the creature comforts that old school muscle cars didn't have), and yet it will be able to evoke the feelings, if just for a moment, of the days of affordable GM muscle when performance was to readily available to any who walked into their local GM dealership. Very cool, indeed.

I'm glad that Chevrolet has offered us the opportunity to have one more chance to experience the vehicle of our dreams.[/QUOTE]

A dream not realized is a fantasy.....
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So like you said....... pursue your dreams.

You see my GTO in the pic? My High School GTO. Had to give it up due to disability, finances, etc (mid 90's)..... It was part of me. My son, in pic, to this day and in his 30's wants to know "why" I "had" to sell it. Now, a few years (14) later, I am trying to fill that hole it left in my life and in some ways, my spirit. I won't go into a long story, but the ZL1 is the first car that has come along that made me dream the way I did when I got my GTO in 1967. And the nice thing about it is, my wife feels what it means to me too, so she's on board. So when you speak of the "spark" my friend, this old fart is feeling complete again.... and I don't even have it yet. But I will. Soon enough. There are times we encounter that we know are "special", and it is up to us to recognize that. Those who dreamt about the ZL1 and made it come true for us "know" what they have done. Thanks to them for doing this for us. And....Thanks for your story and may you and those you speak of be free to dream.

coolman 09-27-2011 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armysig (Post 3792270)
I just had to add this picture....It reminds me so much of my youth...:yikes:

Awesome! My best friend at the time had one just like that one. right down to the wheels. :thumbsup:

Op, like the effort but don't tarnish the classics. ;)


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