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Old 10-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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UpstateC5 Invades Watkins Glen!

Hey everyone, our local Camaro Club "UpstateC5" did some adventuring this past weekend. We traveled to "The Windmill" in Penn Yan, NY and participated in a car show, we had 20 cars from our club in attendance. Following the car show we traveled to Watkins Glen, NY and got to run 3 laps at the Watkins Glen International Speedway. The Glen was awesome. Supposed to be 3 paced laps at 55mph for $25. We had 15 cars so we were eligible for the group rate at $15. Luckily our pace driver didn't hear about the 55mph part, lol. I think we may have slowed to that in the chicane. Hit 110 on the straight coming out of the esses. Ran the whole 3.5 mile course. Below are some pictures and a couple of my "famous" videos . Also below is a list of the members that attended, thanks to everyone that came I hope you all had as much fun as I did . And lastly I want to give a big thanks to member Motorhead79 for setting up the Watkins Glen track event for us, well done sir .

1. Wink2010
2. Sargon
3. rallysport2010
4. Steve
5. Xx_Cool_Blue_xX
6. Steeler NY
7. bdstealth
8. Phantom.5SS
9. Al
10. jeffs2011ss
11. 3CamarosOnHand
12. Spike
13. willmarsh14
14. retrorsss
15. ROD1
16. Barton Industries
17. vinman
18. Motorhead79
19. mclark10
20. daphatgrant


Here are some pictures from the events


Headed to the car show


A Ford that just had to cut in line



At the car show



Leaving the car show



Getting ready to get on the track



Getting some drive time


Some pics at the finish line







And here are some videos of the track, filmed with my Canon SD870IS zip-tied to my rear view mirror
***Make sure you change the video quality to 720 so it doesn't look terrible, my little camera needs all the help it can get ***

Pt. 1 (Laps 1 & 2)


Pt. 2 (Lap 3)




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Old 10-11-2010, 02:16 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Upstate (New York) C5 invasion

Josh- It looks great! Thanks for getting us on the front page news!!!

Here are some more pics we had- there may be some duplicate shots:
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:46 PM   #3
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I really need to pay attention to the regional forums more. Mad I missed this!
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Nice. Watkins Glen is an awesome time.
Can't believe I missed this.

Where were the details on this???
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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when is the next one?? and any other rides in upstate NY this year??
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #7
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DAMN.... THATS BAD AZZ.
CONGRATS ON GETTING EVERYONE TOGETHER.....
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:35 PM   #9
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when is the next one?? and any other rides in upstate NY this year??
There's a few. Check out our Official UpstateC5 thread at
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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Sweet - good for you guys, looks like a great time!

I'll have to start monitoring the upstate NY forum.

I live near Philly, but most of my familiy lives near Elmira, NY...
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:35 PM   #11
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You guys REALLY make me want to MOVE TO NY!!!!

Josh, imagine if you didn't buy that car!!! WHAT FUN!

I thought you were gonna do a little Kyle Busch in turn one of lap three.... I see the layin' back from the pace truck.... awesome. awesome. awesome.

I can only imagine the fun!
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #12
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I am in amazement! This is really cool! A very well organized event, I must say
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You guys REALLY make me want to MOVE TO NY!!!!

Josh, imagine if you didn't buy that car!!! WHAT FUN!

I thought you were gonna do a little Kyle Busch in turn one of lap three.... I see the layin' back from the pace truck.... awesome. awesome. awesome.

I can only imagine the fun!
Scotty you need to get here a few days earlier next year maybe we can set you up in a car ,and iam not talking VIBE either,
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I am in amazement! This is really cool! A very well organized event, I must say
Thank you
A lot of the club members chipped in to help out on this one, from suggesting the show, a meeting spot at a house , working with the Track on details , finding all of us food, and a simple hand held computer to clear an airbox code. We do rather well for being together since early june.
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messing around

we did a little messing around also
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #16
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Again - I have to thank everyone for the great time. This needs to be a yearly thing. Can you imagine 50 Camaros on the track next year?!!
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:40 PM   #17
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Sweet - good for you guys, looks like a great time!

I'll have to start monitoring the upstate NY forum.

I live near Philly, but most of my familiy lives near Elmira, NY...
Haha, me too, wait, I live there, lol. It was soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!! I plan on going again the weekend after this coming one, either the 22nd or 23rd, anyone else interested in hitting the track again before they close?
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Again - I have to thank everyone for the great time. This needs to be a yearly thing. Can you imagine 50 Camaros on the track next year?!!
You might even get some NEC5 folks out your way...
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I wonder if we can do this at Limerock?
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Haha, me too, wait, I live there, lol. It was soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!! I plan on going again the weekend after this coming one, either the 22nd or 23rd, anyone else interested in hitting the track again before they close?
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I already emailed the carshow for the spring and told him to be prepared the more the merrier.
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Can't believe I missed this.

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Again - I have to thank everyone for the great time. This needs to be a yearly thing. Can you imagine 50 Camaros on the track next year?!!

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Haha, me too, wait, I live there, lol. It was soooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!! I plan on going again the weekend after this coming one, either the 22nd or 23rd, anyone else interested in hitting the track again before they close?

Awsome


Let me know if you guys are doing this again and I'll make the trip down. My young lad played hockey at Elmira College and I'd love to catch a game while down there. I traveled through Watkins Glen on my way to the Domes and always wanted to go up that hill to the track, but never made it.

That's a beautiful area.

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Amazing photos, awesome video. Looks like you guys had a blast. what speeds were you able to reach on the track?
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