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Old 09-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #101
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My turn!

About a month ago I was on my way home from work. I had pasted a 4th gen as I was getting on to the freeway. As I was cruising home the guy in the 4th gen seen me. He floored it to catch up to me. When he was along side of me he started to take pictures with one hand while driving with his other. After he got a couple side shots he took off a couple hundred feet ahead of me so he could get a shot of me driving past him. Afterwards he gave me a thumbs up and he slowed down. Made me nervous with his erratic driving but was kind of cool.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:26 PM   #102
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Last weekend my wife and I were at a local restaurant having dinner out on the patio. One, it was a nice night and two, I could keep my eye on my car. I had it backed in taking up two spots for safety purposes, about 10 minutes after we sat down I noticed this fairly well build young blonde in a short dress walking across the parking lot. So did a lot of the other people sitting outside, including my wife. Lol. As she passes by my car she stopped, walked over, bent over to look in the window, then backed up and took a couple of pictures with her cell phone. After she took the pictures she just kind of lingered around it looking around as if maybe the owner would happen by. I guess I must have had a funny smirk on my face because I was snapped back to reality by my wife loudly saying "REALLY!!!!! Dream on!!!"

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Old 09-12-2013, 11:14 PM   #103
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So I just saw this thread and I have too many stories to tell, but is a couple....

45 minutes after buying my ZL1, my wife (driving the 2SS) and I stop in the local Arby's to eat. After eating, we pull out with my wife leading and me following. As we sit at the light right next to the Arby's, another 5th gen drove by almost wrecking their car seeing us. Then another 5th Gen SS pulled up next to my wife. A younger girl in the passenger seat puts her window down, at the same time my wife asks, "what, is there a Camaro convention here?" The girls in the other Camaro says, "Yeah I think it is. Did you see the ZL1 behind you? That car is f#@$ing awesome!!!" My wife replied, "Yeah, it's awesome, I will make sure to tell my husband you like it, he is driving it." Both the driver and passenger's jaws dropped in disbelief that we had 2!!! By the way, I had no idea this conversation was happening, as I was still playing with all of the nannies in the car...... None the less, on the 3 lane road, both my wife and the other Camaro decided to take off hard from the light, and well, I couldn't help it..... As I blasted up the center lane passed both of them. When we got back to the house, she told me about the conversation as I was rolling on the floor.......

I have also had so many conversations with everyone that sees the car when I have it out........ I just love this car!!!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #104
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Last weekend my wife and I were at a local restaurant having dinner out on the patio. One, it was a nice night and two, I could keep my eye on my car. I had it backed in taking up two spots for safety purposes, about 10 minutes after we sat down I noticed this farly well build young blonde in a short dress walking across the parking lot. So did a lot of the other people sitting outside, including my wife. Lol. As she passes by my car she stopped, walked over, bent over to look in the window, then backed up and took a couple of pictures with her cell phone. After she took the pictures she just kind of lingered around it looking around as if maybe the owner would happen by. I guess I must have had a funny smirk on my face because I was snapped back to reality by my wife loudly saying "REALLY!!!!! Dream on!!!"
LOL! I almost spit coffee out my nose!
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:40 AM   #105
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LOL! I almost spit coffee out my nose!
If Chevy had only made this car 20 years ago LOL
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:35 AM   #106
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Took it to my first car show. The hottest blond chick in tight black shorts and a tube top comes walking up to the car with her dude in tow. She gawks down my car something fierce. Finally she asks me is this your car? Her dude standing there with his arms crossed and his tail between his legs says cumon lets go! She says you go ahead I'm guna ask some questions. He stormed off. I asked her, why is your dude in such a hurry? She said thats my brother!....She's now my girlfriend.....

Her dude was her brother???
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #107
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Last weekend my wife and I were at a local restaurant having dinner out on the patio. One, it was a nice night and two, I could keep my eye on my car. I had it backed in taking up two spots for safety purposes, about 10 minutes after we sat down I noticed this fairly well build young blonde in a short dress walking across the parking lot. So did a lot of the other people sitting outside, including my wife. Lol. As she passes by my car she stopped, walked over, bent over to look in the window, then backed up and took a couple of pictures with her cell phone. After she took the pictures she just kind of lingered around it looking around as if maybe the owner would happen by. I guess I must have had a funny smirk on my face because I was snapped back to reality by my wife loudly saying "REALLY!!!!! Dream on!!!"
That was great!
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #108
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Her dude was her brother???
That was a really good story. I remember that one
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #109
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Well I guess my Z is invisible. After reading all these accolades, comments etc, I looked forward to a little trip we took yesterday. I was expecting smiling faces, flashing head lights, thumbs up and other gestures of good will. However, I passed several Camaro's on the interstate without even a stare, but I just assumed our closing speeds didn't afford enough recognition time. As we got into town I saw in the rearview a fast approaching Red SS coming up to pass and was prepared to give some form of friendly sign, but he blew passed me without even a horn honk. Then a vert (same color as the Z) approached from the rear stayed behind me for a mile or two and I said to the wife "he's checking us out" and as he passed I again was prepared to give him a friendly smile, and a thumbs up, but he too just passed and then turned. The times we were stopped at a rest area no one seemed to even give a second look. So any of you guys that have one of the 126 Silver Z's, I hate to tell you but your car is invisible except to cops.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #110
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Hey, I get thumbs up just for my ZL1 shirt and hat! Best story: Coming home from Lake Arrowhead first weekend I had my car. "Accidently" got it up to 90 MPH on I-210. Got home 30 mins later and an LAPD helicopter was circling my house (weird because its CHP and LACO Sheriff area) Thought for sure i was getting an "aerial "ticket". After making about 6 passes over my house the copter loudspeaker comes on: "nice car man" and he takes off. Bow tie or die!
this never happened
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #111
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I got smoked by (of all things) a Taurus SHO. Driver saw my car, and really wanted to show me up.

He must have been going ~120 MPH when he passed me.
If he wants to show me up at that speed, he can. That was over double the speed limit.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:44 PM   #112
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Every time I take my car to Twin Peaks someone stops and takes a picture. One time I was sitting there with some friends on the patio, old guy walks out. He goes past my drivers side, stops, then walks around the front, the walks to the passenger side and looks at my car for a good minute then gets in his Blue Ford Raptor.

As he is driving out, he stops his Raptor in front of us, and asks us if one of was the owner. I reply yeah. He then asks me several questions about it and he takes off complementing me on my car.

HE COMES BACK 45 minutes later. Says he just had to look at it one more time, went on and on about it to his kids, and that he will definitely order a Stingray Blue ZL1 by the end of the year.

I swear I should get some kind of commission check.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #113
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Every time I take my car to Twin Peaks someone stops and takes a picture. One time I was sitting there with some friends on the patio, old guy walks out. He goes past my drivers side, stops, then walks around the front, the walks to the passenger side and looks at my car for a good minute then gets in his Blue Ford Raptor.

As he is driving out, he stops his Raptor in front of us, and asks us if one of was the owner. I reply yeah. He then asks me several questions about it and he takes off complementing me on my car.

HE COMES BACK 45 minutes later. Says he just had to look at it one more time, went on and on about it to his kids, and that he will definitely order a Stingray Blue ZL1 by the end of the year.

I swear I should get some kind of commission check.

Nice story
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #114
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No great story at this point, but I'm always surprised the reactions I get. I regularly get asked questions about the ZL1 when I'm at a gas station, and this is the first car I've had where someone has actually approached me to see if he could take some pics (of course, he was an SS owner looking to upgrade!).
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #115
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Just today at around lunch time I stopped to fill up. When I pulled in a few guys standing around an old pickup truck at the pump next to me were "wowiing" the car and making positive comments. As they were leaving, an old guy (on a Harley) was walking out of the snack store and asking me if I would take $30K cash for it right there, (I don't think he was offering, just making conversation). I told him more like $60k. He looked befuddled by my response, so i said "you haven't seen one of these before, have you?". He shook his head, so I rattled off some specs and his jaw dropped, like he wasn't sure if i was a nut job or something. I asked him to come take a look and I popped the hood. I rattled off some more specs and when I looked up, there were three other guys walking up saying they had to take a look for themselves. Lots of positive comments and one old guy on a Harley who'll be dreaming about a ZL1 tonight.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #116
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Just today at around lunch time I stopped to fill up. When I pulled in a few guys standing around an old pickup truck at the pump next to me were "wowiing" the car and making positive comments. As they were leaving, an old guy (on a Harley) was walking out of the snack store and asking me if I would take $30K cash for it right there, (I don't think he was offering, just making conversation). I told him more like $60k. He looked befuddled by my response, so i said "you haven't seen one of these before, have you?". He shook his head, so I rattled off some specs and his jaw dropped, like he wasn't sure if i was a nut job or something. I asked him to come take a look and I popped the hood. I rattled off some more specs and when I looked up, there were three other guys walking up saying they had to take a look for themselves. Lots of positive comments and one old guy on a Harley who'll be dreaming about a ZL1 tonight.
Great story! I Have people coming up to me when I stop to get gas alot too. Most have no idea what a ZL1 is. I have had one guy say I have heard of an SS before but not a ZL1. Is the SS better than the ZL1. I of course tell him all the stats including the horsepower and he says Holys--t!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #117
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No great story at this point, but I'm always surprised the reactions I get. I regularly get asked questions about the ZL1 when I'm at a gas station, and this is the first car I've had where someone has actually approached me to see if he could take some pics (of course, he was an SS owner looking to upgrade!).
Yeah this is the first car I have had where people come up to me and ask questions about it regularly.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #118
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Every time I take my car to Twin Peaks someone stops and takes a picture. One time I was sitting there with some friends on the patio, old guy walks out. He goes past my drivers side, stops, then walks around the front, the walks to the passenger side and looks at my car for a good minute then gets in his Blue Ford Raptor.

As he is driving out, he stops his Raptor in front of us, and asks us if one of was the owner. I reply yeah. He then asks me several questions about it and he takes off complementing me on my car.

HE COMES BACK 45 minutes later. Says he just had to look at it one more time, went on and on about it to his kids, and that he will definitely order a Stingray Blue ZL1 by the end of the year.

I swear I should get some kind of commission check.

A couple of weeks after I got my car I seen a group of 5 teenage kids (boys n girls) from Korea (I think). They seen me come out and I asked them (Didn't know what they were doing until I asked )"What are you guys doing"?! One of them said we were just taking pictures of your car. We don't see any of these in our country. I said go ahead and take as many pictures as you want, just don't touch the car please. They said with relief "OK thank you very much" It was pretty cool.
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