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Old 04-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #12517
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #12518
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Yeah, as per above, it's a converted '13 SS Manual...

Anyone interested in a ZL1...an "original" Camaro COPO 9560, from "back in the day"? Here's your chance:

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_de...=SC0513%5FS121
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #12519
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Spoke with a friend of The House today. He'll be selling his Camaro soon for very good reasons. I feel bad because I know what Camaro means to me and Ive never actually owned one. He was one of the patient originals.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #12520
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Spoke with a friend of The House today. He'll be selling his Camaro soon for very good reasons. I feel bad because I know what Camaro means to me and Ive never actually owned one. He was one of the patient originals.
Bummer for sure, but....it's just a car and....it can be replaced later. Sometimes people get really wrapped up in their cars putting more priority on them than they really deserve. Good for whoever this person is. Other life circumstances are clearly a higher priority.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #12521
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Spoke with a friend of The House today. He'll be selling his Camaro soon for very good reasons. I feel bad because I know what Camaro means to me and Ive never actually owned one. He was one of the patient originals.
thanks Jim. You've folowed my build from the very begining... I'll never forget your trip to Daytona. Your willingness to share the early pre pro camaro with Camaro5 has always been appreciated by me.

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Bummer for sure, but....it's just a car and....it can be replaced later. Sometimes people get really wrapped up in their cars putting more priority on them than they really deserve. Good for whoever this person is. Other life circumstances are clearly a higher priority.
couldn't agree more.. It was a pretty easy decision. There will be another one, I have no doubt.

There will be a for sale thread up soon. Tom Henry is also going to help me broker the deal.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #12522
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Couldn't agree more.. It was a pretty easy decision. There will be another one, I have no doubt.
Otherwise, what fodder would we have for all those "the one that got away" car stories we'll tell our grandkids?!

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....yes, easy come, easy go I say.....family and responsibilities come first. Toys can always be replaced later on. Rock on brother.....!
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #12524
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It's a sobering though...selling one of these. It's the right, smart, and responsible decision...which is why you're a good husband and Dad.

...but I'm confident you'll be in another one, soon - Chris...that truck just won't feel the same after a while.
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Otherwise, what fodder would we have for all those "the one that got away" car stories we'll tell our grandkids?!

Best of Luck!
Lol boy ain't that the truth.

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It's a sobering though...selling one of these. It's the right, smart, and responsible decision...which is why you're a good husband and Dad.

...but I'm confident you'll be in another one, soon - Chris...that truck just won't feel the same after a while.
Well we know what Pete is going to say about the truck. Lol

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Well we know what Pete is going to say about the truck. Lol

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #12527
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Ok, just a few notes from vacation.

Is it really now impossible to drive somewhere and just stop and get hotel when you are tired? Left Chicago after work on Friday and started looking for a hotel in Bowling Green Kentucky. Had to drive til 4:00 am before we found a hotel in Montgomery Alabama. On the way back? FM!!!!! Started looking in Louisville Kentucky and ended up taking a 5 hour engergy and driving straight through.

Is it just me or is Zaxby's good chicken. It's now a guilty pleasure to stop at what most Southerners likely consider a cheesy fast food restaurant. Maybe it's just me but I love saying the name. Zzzzzzzzaxbeeeees. Or maybe it's just the Z. I don't know.

I think the V-22 Osprey flying low over the beach just looks BA. They apparently fly them out of Hulbert Field by Eglin AFB. Apparently AF Special Ops fly out of there. They also fly the AC-130 Spooky out of there too. FU North Korea.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #12528
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Just went to Bama Gulf Shores with the family over Easter and the week that followed. Left from Shelby Twp and stopped in Cullman, AL on the way down. Made the reservation well in advance. On the way home we drove straight through. Third year in a row executing this plan. It's just shy of 17 hours straight though. It's always easier going straight through on the way home.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #12529
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Just went to Bama Gulf Shores with the family over Easter and the week that followed. Left from Shelby Twp and stopped in Cullman, AL on the way down. Made the reservation well in advance. On the way home we drove straight through. Third year in a row executing this plan. It's just shy of 17 hours straight though. It's always easier going straight through on the way home.
Yes, the "we'll be home when we stop" seems to be a better motivator.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:40 PM   #12530
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I thought all of you would find this interesting.

CHC: Speaking again of power-to-weight ratio as sort of that all-mighty watermark of performance, are there any other ways that Chevrolet could see shaving weight from the Z/28 in the future models?

AO: “Absolutely, as I mentioned, our goal was 100 pounds and have already exceeded that. We’re approximately a year away from bringing it into production, so we’re not done yet. We are always looking for lightweight materials. To give you reference in terms of lap time, you would have to remove 250 pounds to get another second on the track and have to weigh that against another tenth of a G in lateral acceleration. I can get that same second on the track. So you have to weigh where you are going to get your lap time down and these P-ZERO Trafeo R tires are capable of a 1.05 g-max sustained lateral acceleration and we’ve already seen decel’s of 1.5 g, so we’re getting better lap times in other ways. But the 100 pounds definitely helps the lap time. We took significant chunks out as opposed to an ounce here and there, helping us on the track.”

CHC: One last question. We thought it was interesting that instead of going with the magnetic ride such as on, say the ZL-1, you went with not only a dual adjustable shock but a true racing style four-way adjustable shock. Is this technology you chose again specifically for the Z/28 or was it that you really wanted to differentiate the two cars?

AO: “We definitely picked this specifically for this application. Multimatic is the company we’re working with. They are well known for their ability to set up dampers for racing vehicles and we felt that the limitations of the mono-tubes that we’ve got in our 1-LE and, of course, the MR, while it’s awesome on the ZL-1, we didn’t feel it belonged in a Z/28 so we did go with the adjustable dampers that are in the Z-28. They’re truly, again, trying to stay with the heritage of the car. They are track designed specifically for the Z-28.”

Bonus: Do you think that soon after the production launch of the new Z-28 we will see parts and pieces of this car making its way onto scratch built cars, or in some way a program that might mimic in some way the COPO program?

AO: “That’s a great question. We’ve had that debate all the way up through GM President Mark Reuss on whether or not we want to see clones driving around on the streets, and we’ve made the decision that since offering performance parts helps sell Camaros, we’ve got a great performance parts team now under Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports Jim Campbell, who is growing that very dynamic industry. “You will see Z/28 performance parts available for other Camaros and you know specifically as far as suspension, drift, and so on, you’re going to see those parts. Some of the parts are kind of integrated into the body but we definitely plan on allowing customers to have the opportunity to get ahold of some Z/28 parts for their car.”

Thanks again to Al Oppenheiser for his time with Chevy Hardcore. This has been another segment of “Five Questions.” Stay tuned for more!
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