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Old 04-01-2012, 01:09 AM   #26
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Mike - please send my sincerest thanks to the Build Team for the great job they're doing!

I recently put "Bro Zeke" under a 'light box' to do a complete exam of body fits and finish -- and then spent the next hour looking at all interior seams, gloss levels, grain matches, color depth, sew lines, etc....and I can honestly say that the quality of build is exceptional. That's due to the dedication of the build team, the engineering team, the manufacturing folks -- in short, it's a team effort.

I also want to thank you for your continued support of this site -- and for taking the time to talk with our fellow enthusiasts. I only wish you lived a bit closer so we could chat more often.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:10 AM   #27
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Mike - please send my sincerest thanks to the Build Team for the great job they're doing!

I recently put "Bro Zeke" under a 'light box' to do a complete exam of body fits and finish -- and then spent the next hour looking at all interior seams, gloss levels, grain matches, color depth, sew lines, etc....and I can honestly say that the quality of build is exceptional. That's due to the dedication of the build team, the engineering team, the manufacturing folks -- in short, it's a team effort.

I also want to thank you for your continued support of this site -- and for taking the time to talk with our fellow enthusiasts. I only wish you lived a bit closer so we could chat more often.
Thank You my friend I will pass on your Thanks to my fellow Build Team Members . Have a great time with " Bro Zeke " and enjoy the ride

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #28
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Thanks Mike! I loved the tour last summer and met some of the line workers. One had a nice Synergy Green SS. Incredibly nice folks at the plant. I would like to come back again, it was a great event.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #29
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Thanks Mike! I loved the tour last summer and met some of the line workers. One had a nice Synergy Green SS. Incredibly nice folks at the plant. I would like to come back again, it was a great event.
I do hope we will have another open house sometime in the future . Your always welcome

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:20 AM   #30
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Mike thank you and please thank the entire Camaro Team. As my baby makes this cross country trip to California I am counting every mile, waiting anxiously and know that he is well prepared for the journey thanks to all of you. After having just driven this fabulous car I know that my choice to purchase the ZL1 was 100% correct. I now pray that the train will bring him home safely.

Again, thanks to EVERYONE from the original designers & dreamers to the final build crew, you are my heroes.

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #31
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #32
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So, tell us about the new RWD sedan you are building up there.......... Now that the ZL1 is old news.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #33
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I do hope we will have another open house sometime in the future . Your always welcome

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How does one get to tour the factory. That would be awesome!!!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #34
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How does one get to tour the factory. That would be awesome!!!!
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so, what was the QC hold-up, Mike?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #36
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #37
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #38
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How does one get to tour the factory. That would be awesome!!!!
That is up to GM Canada Management , althought on a personal note i can say without doubt our last tour in June of 2011 was a huge success . It really was a great experience for all of the Build Team Crew to see and meet our customers and also for us as workers to say Thanks

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #39
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Well the wait is finally over for at least 480 of you guys , so i thought i'd just send along a very special Thank You for waiting out the slight delay in getting your ZL1's.

I think i can speak for all of the Oshawa Build Team in saying it has been quite an honour to have been a part of The Team Camaro experience , and now with the release of the ZL1's to their owners we look forward to seeing them on the streets this summer

I know i won't have the privilede to meet very many of you guys/gals over the next few years to personally Thank You for supporting GM and Team Camaro , so please accept this as my way of Congratulating all of the new ZL1 owners who will be receiving their all new Camaro's over the next couple of months.

As i have said in the past you are the greatest customers and i'm very proud to be a part of your Oshawa Build Team and to help make your dreams come true Enjoy the ride and Best Regards from Canada

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Thanks Mike -

But please, Thank YOU - and all your friends up in Oshawa assembly! Without you guys - there would be no ZL1. I'll think of you all when I finally take delivery! It's been an honor to have you all as a part of this journey!
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #40
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Great personal note Mike! You have a great team and congrats on getting the first herd out the door!!

I look forward to you personally inspecting my white 2013 ZL1 vert, which I have had a deposit down since Christmas :-)


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Great personal note Mike! You have a great team and congrats on getting the first herd out the door!!

I look forward to you personally inspecting my white 2013 ZL1 vert, which I have had a deposit down since Christmas :-)


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Old 04-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #42
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Thanks guys. I am a child born of the 60's and always loved the first generation camaros but by the time I was driving age could only lament the aged engineering. Years passed and I became a Vette owner. Since, I have spent the last 20 years driving vettes and never thought I would drive anything but fiberglass. When Ford introduced the vintage Thunder bird body I was sad as THAT was not the car I would have chosen for a retro return. When Ford introduced the 2005 Mustang I was tempted but knew it just wasn't the same. Chevy cancelled the Camaro line and hope was almost lost. With the rebirth of Camaro 5th generation I hoped again, but still wasn't sold on the engineering after having modified the Z06 to almost 500 hp, the SS couldn't sway me to leave glass. I have followed the REbirth of the ZL with great interest and even sold a 50th Anniversary Z06 to make room in the garage for what I now consider to be the ultimate car. Not to be fanatical but we just resealed the floor in the garage, cleaned out all the dust behind the workbenches and shelves and removed all the items stored overhead, sort of like prepping a nursery. We cannot wait for car #36 to come home to Alabama. Thank you for making this car and for making it what it was destined to be. Not just another pretty retro wanna be but the real thing!!
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Thanks guys. I am a child born of the 60's and always loved the first generation camaros but by the time I was driving age could only lament the aged engineering. Years passed and I became a Vette owner. Since, I have spent the last 20 years driving vettes and never thought I would drive anything but fiberglass. When Ford introduced the vintage Thunder bird body I was sad as THAT was not the car I would have chosen for a retro return. When Ford introduced the 2005 Mustang I was tempted but knew it just wasn't the same. Chevy cancelled the Camaro line and hope was almost lost. With the rebirth of Camaro 5th generation I hoped again, but still wasn't sold on the engineering after having modified the Z06 to almost 500 hp, the SS couldn't sway me to leave glass. I have followed the REbirth of the ZL with great interest and even sold a 50th Anniversary Z06 to make room in the garage for what I now consider to be the ultimate car. Not to be fanatical but we just resealed the floor in the garage, cleaned out all the dust behind the workbenches and shelves and removed all the items stored overhead, sort of like prepping a nursery. We cannot wait for car #36 to come home to Alabama. Thank you for making this car and for making it what it was destined to be. Not just another pretty retro wanna be but the real thing!!
Thank You And proud to have worked on # 36

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #44
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Our thanks to the Oshawa Camaro team from Louisiana too! I have been a Camaro enthusiast since my new Z28 I bought as a 16 year old high school student. Like others, I was disappointed that my preferred allegiance car, the Camaro, was discontinued for a while. This new 5th gen car, with the inherit technology, performance and production quality, has rekindled my affection for all of the Camaro generations. I have performed subtle maintenance and upgrades to all of my Camaros while patiently waiting for ZL1 VIN #0004. I find reasons to play with the cars and have all of cars in excellent shape due in part to the excitement surrounding the ZL1. Don't underestimate our appreciation of the design, engineering, construction and customer services of these cars - design excitement, build quality and deliver excellence and we will continue to buy Camaros! Here's to your entire team!!
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