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Old 08-17-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hello everybody. I'm a 58 Y/O grandfather of two wonderful kids. Just call me gramps. I actually received my new 2011 1LT on my birthday in July. The timing was incredible. I've been addicted to anything with a motor since I could steer a tractor at the age of 3 on our family farm in western NY. We raced go-karts, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and I was one of the first guys to put a twin-turbo, alcohol burning 392 Chrysler Hemi in a farm tractor before tractor pulling became popular and turned professional…so I’ve always enjoyed power sports.
My first official "legal" car was a gorgeous 1968 Camaro RS, black with red interior, 327 ci, 4 speed. I wish I still had that car because it was certainly the most memorable. Later in life, with raising kids and struggling financially, I bought primarily practical cars. Now in my later years, being an empty-nester, I've come full circle. I'm back to my American muscle roots...the Chevy Camaro, and loving every minute. It’s like I never left, but better.
I opted for the V6, not only for its advanced technology, but also for a more balanced weight distribution, and better handling in winter. This car will be a daily driver. I want to enjoy her EVERY day. I don't care about shaving off ETs, or having everyone hear me coming. In fact, what impresses people most is how such an aggressive looking car can also be very refined, quiet, and comfortable when I want it to be. It turns heads everywhere I go, even when it’s just parked. I was frankly not prepared for the “splash” that this car has created.
Anyway, I'm enclosing some pictures and you'll most likely be hearing from me in the forums. I’ve been a lurker for several weeks as I wanted to wait long enough to get my new car, and get some initial pictures. I don’t know many folks on Camaro5 yet, but I find myself checking things out every day. It’s good to be back…driving the best America has to offer.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome!!! I love the stripes!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new vehicle! She's beautiful, take a good care of her (I'm sure you will )
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome. Nice color combo.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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Nice color.............
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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Welcome, and I see you picked the best color!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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Welcome to the site and great color!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #9
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Welcome!



Random side note: Two people created a thread saying that they were new here... Yet there has been more replies/welcomes to the other one. I wonder why
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #10
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:32 PM   #11
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #12
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welcome! and you're not that old! Wait until you're in your late 70s before calling yourself old
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
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welcome to the family, beautfiful car!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:07 PM   #14
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Welcome....from one "Gramps" to another!! RJT is the way to go
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #15
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #16
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!! I'm just a bit older that you, and I also opted for the V6 for many of the same reasons you did..

Anyway, She's a looker and welcome to Camaro 5!!!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #17
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #18
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Congrats and welcome from another Grandfather of three.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:38 PM   #19
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Hey Gramps!! Welcome to our happy little corner of the net, and to Camaro5. There is a BIG fridge on the back porch with anything you can think of in them...help yourself...of course only take what you can LEGALLY have. Make yourself at home on one of the big fluffy couches, kick your shoes off, put your feet up on one of the tables, yes we are allowed to do that, mom's and wive's here don't care....and take it easy.



oh...btw....every once in a while a food fight breaks out...so you may not want to wear nice clothes here.

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Old 08-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #20
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Sir Nuke's classic post w/ fridge.

Oh hey! Missed seeing that post while I was away
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #21
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Very cool! You aren't that old
Congrats on the new car & welcome to the Forum!


Great pics!
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:07 PM   #22
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Congrats & welcome to the coolest "Grandpa" on the road. Enjoy that beauty.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #23
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You sir, are a very cool and young grandfather. Congrats on the wonderful car, and welcome to Camaro5 =D
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:25 PM   #24
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:27 PM   #25
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You picked the right color, welcome!
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