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Old 03-11-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Talking **New** journal for Camaro #2! 2SSRSm6 2014 Spring Edition [COTW 5/26/14]

I haz order #!!! Soooo jazzed!

Hubby placed the order; it's "our" 40th wedding anniversary present to each other, except we KNOW who will be driving this baby the most! That's right! Mama will!!!
I can hardly wait for Camaro #2...2SSRS LS3 Special Spring Edition.

A little about my Chevy roots. [Copied from my first journal here on C5; Shhhhh.....I'm having a Love Affair....with a Camaro.]

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I've always wanted a Camaro....always!!!
I was there when the Camaro first came on the scene in 1967. I wasn't quiet old enough to drive, but I knew I wanted a Camaro. My dad was the new car sales manager at the small Chevrolet dealership in my hometown, so for his "demo" that year, he chose a Camaro RS; Leman's Blue with the houndstooth interior. Man -O- man did that car draw the attention! It sold pretty fast, in just a few weeks actually, so once again daddy had to choose a new demo car. Much to my chagrin, he opted for the 1967 Impala 2 door coupe. Now that one made my mom happy! LOL. Anyway, in the fall of 1970 I got my drivers license, and could hardly wait to see "what I'd get"! Daddy had chosen a knock-out 1970 red Monte Carlo with black interior. That was what my ride to school every morning was in, so of course I thought, maybe, just maybe that might be mine. But, no. My parents decided my "reward" for HS graduation would be a new car, so until that time came,(still 2 years away), I was 'given' my mom's old tank of a car...a 1964 Pontiac Catalina 4 door sedan. What?! I'm banished to driving the tank, when that gorgeous Monte Carlo is in the driveway? Yes.
1972, graduation, at last! I had dropped sooooooo many hints to daddy about the 'new' '73 Camaro coming out. I was quite smitten with the dark green metallic with the dark green seats. Yes, that was the color for me.
About a week before I was to leave for college, it was show day for the new 1973 models. My mom and I always helped with the open house event....manning the tables of punch and cookies and handing out brochures on the new cars. After the day ended and it was closing time, my dad asked me to come with him to the back lot and 'help' him shuffle some cars around. When he opened the gate, standing front and center was a shiny new red Nova SS with hounds tooth interior. Hmmm. That's a nice little car, but my eye went immediately to the Camaro on the second row. It wasn't my dream green, but black would do. Daddy handed me the keys and said "Happy Graduation, AND Happy Birthday!...this one is yours!" he said pointing to that little red Nova SS. I was speechless. I was dumbfounded. I was over the moon with excitement. I jumped for joy and squealed like a 4 year old! I got my 'instructions' from daddy on what to do and not do, and off I went. I was a little disappointed to tell the truth, but I knew the financial pressures my parents were feeling with my upcoming tuition, and this Nova was a looker, so, I put the Camaro out of my mind, and thought "someday" I'd get daddy to order a Camaro for me...just like I want...when I'm out of college and have a job.
That day never came. My dad passed away less than 2 years after giving me the Nova SS. I lost interest in cars for awhile, then marriage and a kiddo mandated "sensible" vehicles...you know for road trips and hauling band kids and instruments, and girl scout cookies, along with 6 other little girl scouts, and all the stuff a mom hauls. LOL.

But, here I am, 45 years later, finally getting my first Camaro, a 2012 2LT RS. It's a tad bittersweet, I guess. I always thought my hubby and I would be ordering all our new cars from daddy until he retired. The little dealership has been long gone in my home town, but every time I visit friends and relatives there, when I pass by, I remember that day on the back lot, like it was only yesterday, and of course it makes me smile.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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The TRACKING begins!

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Old 03-12-2014, 11:59 AM   #3
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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Thanks! Appreciate the encouragement. My 2012 2LT/RS order was a pretty slow and painful journey...LOL. Sure hope this one goes waaaay faster! Lord knows I'm NOT a patient person.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:21 AM   #5
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #6
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NOT getting a vert, but thought I'd post a pic from SEMA of the Spring Edition.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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Congrats on your order Krazee! I was very tempted by the SSE when ordering my 'vert but decided to stick with my own design utilizing gray full length Indy Stripes over Summit White with gray insert leather seats. What options did you get on your Special? Got any mods in mind yet? Prepare yourself for the agonizing wait. I ordered 2/6 and it's finally being built next week so, maybe by the first week of April?
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:53 AM   #8
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This "thing" will definitely be worth the wait.....enjoy yourself in doing the tracking and all your homework....It will be here before you know it!!...

I had a wonderful time tracking ours from the time the order was cut until the driver unloaded it at Hubbard GM Center...

Congrats Krazee, not only for the ride but the 40 years together....


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Old 03-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #9
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Thanks, guys!
Getting the 2SS RS with m 6; not in a hurry to do any mods except clear bra ASAP, CAI, and possibly Noweeds.
Good luck with your production date...hope it goes off without a hitch!

aquablueL99...my first Camaro took FOR-EVAH....lol. I'm hoping this will be faster! Thanks for the anniv wishes...we are definitely soul mates!
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Well, this is going to be misery waiting 4 more weeks for my car to be built. <snort>

Someone keep me company! LOL!



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2nd verse, same as the first....
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oh goody, just heard there was a shortage of rail cars in Oshawa. My car was 'bailed' nearly 2 weeks in 2011 when I ordered Wild Thing. Hope things get straighten out by next month and my car can hop right on that rail car after she comes off the line.
I'm not good at this WAITING GAME....aarrgghhh



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Heard some of the TPWs got moved up, even 4/14/14 moved up to this week possibly. Nothing has changed with my order # today, so dunno....
Of course, I'll keep checking! lol!






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wOOt!!!
Status change...it has moved to 3400 - Broadcast, a step shy of production.
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Very cool. No doubt Chevy is eager to get every SSE they can out there. Does that mean before or right after the shutdown?
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Very cool. No doubt Chevy is eager to get every SSE they can out there. Does that mean before or right after the shutdown?
I hope before shutdown. I don't know anything about the shutdown though.
I just know sold orders are supposed to move to top priority above other productions.
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:40 PM   #18
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Obviously didn't get built before the Camaro line shut down!

So...................:pop2 :

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I was in the exact same position before the first furlough. I think 3400 literally means the build is loaded into the plant's computer and all the necessary parts are available. My car got built the first day the plant was up.

Unfortunately, still hasn't shipped.

It will be two weeks old tomorrow.
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I was in the exact same position before the first furlough. I think 3400 literally means the build is loaded into the plant's computer and all the necessary parts are available. My car got built the first day the plant was up.

Unfortunately, still hasn't shipped.

It will be two weeks old tomorrow.
Keeping my fingers crossed for ya! From the looks of the pictures MYSS1LE posted, I'm wondering if they can put a dent in the "waiting to be shipped" cars.

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Old 04-01-2014, 10:31 PM   #22
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Good Luck on the fast shipping after the build. My only problem is it takes a extra 2-3 weeks longer to ship to my area. Just ordered Monday and all ready for it to be here. Going to be a long Summer.
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Krazee, the one and only thing the online tracker is good for is identifying the build day. GM's workbench--which is what the dealers (and Becky) look at--updates once per day (overnight). So, on Tuesday morning 4/15 while you're waiting for them to get to work to check for you, your status on the tracker will have jumped to position 4. So you can be the first to know!

Then, as you've seen from My1SSLE's pics, the SSEs go to the offline striper so you'll get 'bayed' or perhaps 'intermediate delivery'. That takes a week. Then the wait for railcar starts.
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Krazee, the one and only thing the online tracker is good for is identifying the build day. GM's workbench--which is what the dealers (and Becky) look at--updates once per day (overnight). So, on Tuesday morning 4/15 while you're waiting for them to get to work to check for you, your status on the tracker will have jumped to position 4. So you can be the first to know!

Then, as you've seen from My1SSLE's pics, the SSEs go to the offline striper so you'll get 'bayed' or perhaps 'intermediate delivery'. That takes a week. Then the wait for railcar starts.
Thanks for the info, Indy! Yes, I anticipate a wait after it gets built....aarrgghh! lol.

We are certainly a society of "instant gratification" aren't we?
My dad was a chevy dealer for years, in the '60s-'70s. When they ordered "new cars", it was on a PAPER FORM, and SNAIL-MAILED to GM's central office. You knew nothing about the status of the cars you ordered until a car hauler showed up at your dealership! I mean, NO COMPUTERS, NO FAXES, NO EMAILS....gad-zooks! Many times on a Sunday afternoon, I would go with daddy to the dealership because the car hauler guy would call and say he was there with a "truck load" of cars, and we would have to go unlock the back lot and make room for those cars. lol!
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