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Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 PM   #76
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This was my first fest and had a great time. Only thing I would like to see is more vendors. I know that's easer said than done do to the expense for travel, hotel food etc. I enjoy see products first hand and getting good deals with installs. Again not a complaint just an idea for next year.


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Old 08-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #77
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This was my first fest(hadn't taken delivery yet last year),and it didn't hurt that it was only two and a half hours away. Had a great time!!!!! Kudos to all who were involved in making it such a success. I could foresee a swap meet being held in conjunction with the fest in the future.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #78
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I had a blast. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The heat was dangerously oppressive. I worried about others who are less in tune with their bodies than I, but I did not hear of anyone having heat related serious health problems. That was very good but maybe a bit of good luck. I cut back on what I wanted to do a lot (as I know a lot of others did) & was still on the edge much of the time. There really need to be more provisions for hydrating & cooling for drivers in race events who cannot have anything in their cars. Weather, we have no control over but some thought & planning regarding safety (in case of severe storms, excessive heat, etc) is an important point when events get this large. I hope the next one is in early summer not late summer because of both heat and schools/school activities starting in late June/early August these days. Other than that most of my thoughts are things well discussed or finer points better conveyed in a more personal and productive format. I'd welcome the chance to give input or help in any way I can in planning for next year's event.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:38 AM   #79
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I had a blast. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The heat was dangerously oppressive. I worried about others who are less in tune with their bodies than I, but I did not hear of anyone having heat related serious health problems. That was very good but maybe a bit of good luck. I cut back on what I wanted to do a lot (as I know a lot of others did) & was still on the edge much of the time. There really need to be more provisions for hydrating & cooling for drivers in race events who cannot have anything in their cars. Weather, we have no control over but some thought & planning regarding safety (in case of severe storms, excessive heat, etc) is an important point when events get this large. I hope the next one is in early summer not late summer because of both heat and schools/school activities starting in late June/early August these days. Other than that most of my thoughts are things well discussed or finer points better conveyed in a more personal and productive format. I'd welcome the chance to give input or help in any way I can in planning for next year's event.

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #80
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This was my first Camaro5 Fest and I had a great time. I'm sure I will be at more of them. Great people and great cars. Perhaps the vendors will get orders later. Some people are looking and will decide later. Keep up the good work people that have put this together.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #81
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This was my first fest and I had a total blast. I also left quite a bit of my money with the vendors and saw some really good stuff I want in the future. The parking lot party was just an incredible experience too.

I never made it to the drag strip but I did the Autox and that was a blast too.

I don't believe we can thank the mods/volunteers enough for making this a great event. I'm certain it can only get better and I can't wait for next year.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #82
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Overall it was "O.K." would have been better with more vendors and better deals not the same ones they give all the time, like free shipping.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:21 AM   #83
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Indy was my 2nd fest as I attended the 1st in Valdosta. I looked forward to the Indy event with great anticipation for some time. Sadly it fell short for me. I personally had a much better time at the 1st fest in Valdosta. The AutoX at Indy, at least Friday was not very good. I ( and several others ) left the Indy AutoX after 2 passes Friday morning quite disappointed. Weather at Indy was an issue (heat), I think events like these are better suited for late spring/early summer or early fall. I thank and congratulate all the vendors that attended, in talking to many the entire event for them was a big $$ loser. During much of the event there was very few people cruising the vendor rows which is not a good incentive for them to return to future fest's. I also thank the volunteer staff for all their hard efforts. The high points for the entire event for me were speaking with the GM folks Friday night at the Wyndham hotel parking lot and the vendor section.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #84
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Hell, even when it rained I was still havin' a blast!

It's not too often you get to help change a set of tires in the pouring rain and then laugh about it later.

It's all about the experience of enjoying the company and companionship of hundreds of other folks from all walks of life across all of North America who all share a common hobby.

If that's not what you're going to Camaro5 Fest for, then you'll never truly appreciate it like the rest of us do.

The moderators, vendors, and all of the volunteers that help out make every Fest an amazingly fun, relaxed (albeit high-paced), and enjoyable experience.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't care where the Fest is, I'm going.

I missed out on the first Fest in Valdosta, but I won't be making that mistake ever again
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #85
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Hell, even when it rained I was still havin' a blast!

It's not too often you get to help change a set of tires in the pouring rain and then laugh about it later.

It's all about the experience of enjoying the company and companionship of hundreds of other folks from all walks of life across all of North America who all share a common hobby.

If that's not what you're going to Camaro5 Fest for, then you'll never truly appreciate it like the rest of us do.

The moderators, vendors, and all of the volunteers that help out make every Fest an amazingly fun, relaxed (albeit high-paced), and enjoyable experience.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't care where the Fest is, I'm going.

I missed out on the first Fest in Valdosta, but I won't be making that mistake ever again
Exactly! Well put, Party in the parking lot....lol :beer::beer:

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #86
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #87
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Had a BLAST!
Thanks Camaro5 for putting the Fest together.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:56 AM   #88
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I have been to all the fest and had a blast at this one. However for some reason the 1st stands out as the best. Perhaps it was that it was we didn't know what to expect and had an awesome time. Plus it was the first time I ran the 1/4. Personally I do like it in April the best, the first two fell on my birthday and that made it even more fun. Getting to meet everyone, the parking lot parties, folks from GM walking around, spending money at vendor booths - all worth it. See you in Texas next year (I hope).

1. Wish they carried the tradition of coins like the 1st Fest.
2. Confusing why each person had to pay spectator while there were two of everything in the bags. Was $25 supposed to get two people in?
3. Would be nice if they had open times on the drag strips for people not wanting to spend $100 to compete and all. I would like to have ran but not just a few times for $100.
4. Would also be nice to have registration Thu night at the hotel and get your wrist bands then. Then not have to wait in the morning on Fridays to pay and stuff.
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I have been to all the fest and had a blast at this one. However for some reason the 1st stands out as the best. Perhaps it was that it was we didn't know what to expect and had an awesome time. Plus it was the first time I ran the 1/4. Personally I do like it in April the best, the first two fell on my birthday and that made it even more fun. Getting to meet everyone, the parking lot parties, folks from GM walking around, spending money at vendor booths - all worth it. See you in Texas next year (I hope).

1. Wish they carried the tradition of coins like the 1st Fest.
2. Confusing why each person had to pay spectator while there were two of everything in the bags. Was $25 supposed to get two people in?
3. Would be nice if they had open times on the drag strips for people not wanting to spend $100 to compete and all. I would like to have ran but not just a few times for $100.
4. Would also be nice to have registration Thu night at the hotel and get your wrist bands then. Then not have to wait in the morning on Fridays to pay and stuff.
Great post... Couple of good points there too... maybe $50 for Friday "open racing" and $100 for both days with competitions being Saturday afternoon. I wondered how the folks who just wanted to make a couple of passes felt about the $100. It is very expensive to rent the a track like this but as we get more data now maybe it can be worked out.
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Great post... Couple of good points there too... maybe $50 for Friday "open racing" and $100 for both days with competitions being Saturday afternoon. I wondered how the folks who just wanted to make a couple of passes felt about the $100. It is very expensive to rent the a track like this but as we get more data now maybe it can be worked out.
I'd actually do the 50.00 Friday thing.

I have zero chance of racing any head 2 head on day 2. (11.1 being the slowest to qualify) and brackets will be the first casualty of any delays like rain.

I was actually unaware that there would be no open racing on Saturday.

NO biggie for me but I heard some grumblings on day 2. Nobodies fault that it rained though. Next year I'll get all my racing done on day one and hang out on day 2.

I'll still pay the 100.00 if there is no choice but I'd def. be one that paid the 50.00 and raced day one.

I'd suspect that many would. Unless they were stacked for their respective classes.



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My only complaint would be that there wasn't enough time to spend with everyone I finally got to meet. Being at the track 2 full days pretty much ate up all the free time and after dinner I was shot after about an hr in the parking lot. Not really a complaint I guess, just my bitching! I would actually consider going again and NOT racing so I'd be able to watch the fast cars go and hang with the peeps.









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PS: Why not have a TVS2300, comp cam, black paint, orange trim, street tire, 5'6" and below class?

I'd paint my car black, throw my stock tires on, and make you my biotch!!!
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Fine, 5'4" and below.
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Fine, 5'4" and below.
I'll put my fiancé in my car and she'll make you her biotch!!
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I'll put my fiancé in my car and she'll make you her biotch!!
Hmmmmmm.............. Manual or auto?


NVMD, I see the 6L80E

I might could get her. If she............ well,,, if ................ Ok, maybe not.
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Hmmmmmm.............. Manual or auto?

(I see the L99 but never know what swaps may have been made. LOL)
Same as yours , only faster!!
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For now. lol




Ok and for a while. But I'm saving. LOL
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Great post... Couple of good points there too... maybe $50 for Friday "open racing" and $100 for both days with competitions being Saturday afternoon. I wondered how the folks who just wanted to make a couple of passes felt about the $100. It is very expensive to rent the a track like this but as we get more data now maybe it can be worked out.
Only 1/4 mile drags at Camaro5 were competition drags? No just racing for fun?

I can gaurantee the majority of Camaro5 members would prefer to just run for fun at a reasonable price.
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The first day was "Test & Tune" (as has always been the case, even at Fest's 1 and 2) which is open to anyone who wants to line up and run. You can go as many times as you want, all day long.

I believe the morning of Day 2 was also Test & Tune. But after noon it was all down to the competitions.
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The first day was "Test & Tune" (as has always been the case, even at Fest's 1 and 2) which is open to anyone who wants to line up and run. You can go as many times as you want, all day long.

I believe the morning of Day 2 was also Test & Tune. But after noon it was all down to the competitions.


Definitely gotta get out of bed to race.

I got to the track about 11:00 am on Sat. as you might remember.

I knew I missed out on the free runs. But luckily I got some at the end of the day.
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