Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Apex Paul
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Member Car Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #5169
Merc
In The Circle
 
Merc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SSRS IOM M6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Abbotsford BC Canada
Posts: 10,200
That sucks Bud but your close and your alright, sounds like Brandi just has a small boo boo. You will get the run you want in March. Keep your chin up you guy's did a great job. I kinda know how it feels, we have been chasing that 5 second Pro Mod run that keeps escaping us.:(

__________________
Merc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #5170
avellanet.jr
Emerald Coast Camaros
 
avellanet.jr's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 ZL1 #77
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Crestview, FL
Posts: 823
Sorry to hear that, I know the C5 community was behind you 100% to see you get your goal. At least now you have some test data for March, who knows, maybe you'll be able to get some more stuff done like the racing spoiler you wanted!
__________________
Current Car: 2014 ZL1 #77
Old Car: 2012 Camaro 2SS LS3 45TH Edition
avellanet.jr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #5171
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
You guys are amazing and I truly appreciate all the support... Brandi will be fine and I am too, other too much rum this evening... I love this Camaro5 family...

Thanks for all the support... It has been and continues to be a great weekend. I spoke to my wife earlier, and my son... Wife is very supportive and encouraging... She is pleased with how much fun I'm having... She supports me 110%....

I can't begin to describe how it feels to accelerate to world record speeds in one mile... A friend out here with his 4 door CTSV Caddy told me to look out the side window between the 3/4 and mile finish, and OMG... There was nothing but a brown blur... This was friggin amazing and I am hooked... BIG TIME...

I didn't get the world record, and I have no complaints or excuses... I'll get it... And I'm so waiting and excited...
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #5172
Darth_Emma
Psssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
Darth_Emma's Avatar
 
Drives: under contruction
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Marysville, Ohio
Posts: 13,149
Glad to hear it was fun. I've been to enough racing events to know that when racing "shit happens." You fix it and try again. It's how it works on the "bleeding edge." I think you did amazingly well for your first shot at this!
__________________
Darth_Emma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #5173
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth_Emma View Post
Glad to hear it was fun. I've been to enough racing events to know that when racing "shit happens." You fix it and try again. It's how it works on the "bleeding edge." I think you did amazingly well for your first shot at this!
Terri, thanks for the comment... I feel like I did well also, and there is no denying I drove the crap out of the car on my last run...

In fourth gear alone I went 100%, 60%, 100, 60% .... Five times feathering the throttle on and off trying to get traction... It was unreal... I spun the tires in 5th gear around 190 mph... Who does that....
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #5174
mlee
Charter Circle Member
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 27,201
Hitting 198 (rounded..) yesterday with NO Spray is just sic and something to really hang your hat on. Don't think we have seen a single 5th Gen do that yet.

Todays run just found the weak link which you were already prepared for. Get those heads on and we'll all make it back out there again. I'll run the ZL1 too.
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 12:49 AM   #5175
Redemption
Just Because!
 
Redemption's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SIM 2SSRS
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Jose, Ca
Posts: 6,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS View Post
Five times feathering the throttle on and off trying to get traction... It was unreal... I spun the tires in 5th gear around 190 mph... Who does that....
I am speechless and am in awe.

Bonneville has been on my bucket list for too long. I don't even have the cajones to run my car that fast. But I sure as hell can watch someone else do it! I'm super motivated to go now.

Major props for a proper shake down weekend. If everything went perfect, you'd be even more "worried".

:respect:

Watching you run is now added to the bucket list. Much respect and congratulations.

Jason
__________________
Redemption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 01:04 AM   #5176
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlee View Post
Hitting 198 (rounded..) yesterday with NO Spray is just sic and something to really hang your hat on. Don't think we have seen a single 5th Gen do that yet.

Todays run just found the weak link which you were already prepared for. Get those heads on and we'll all make it back out there again. I'll run the ZL1 too.
Very reliable rumor has it that there will be another 5280 foot in the Houston area in February or March... I'm looking forward to some more HIGH Speed passes... This is seriously addictive...
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 01:08 AM   #5177
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redemption View Post
I am speechless and am in awe.

Bonneville has been on my bucket list for too long. I don't even have the cajones to run my car that fast. But I sure as hell can watch someone else do it! I'm super motivated to go now.

Major props for a proper shake down weekend. If everything went perfect, you'd be even more "worried".

:respect:

Watching you run is now added to the bucket list. Much respect and congratulations.

Jason
Jason, thank you for the props... It was fun and I have certainly enjoyed sharing it with my Camaro5 family... I'll be back faster than ever and ready to romp...

Robert...
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #5178
Mr Twisty


 
Mr Twisty's Avatar
 
Drives: the 2nd amendment home
Join Date: May 2008
Location: OK
Posts: 13,850
Wait.... 198 was with factory tires AND no go-go juice?????
__________________
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Mr Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #5179
Orange Krate
Not just any car!
 
Orange Krate's Avatar
 
Drives: Orange Krate DOB - 11/22/2010
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 1,837
Congrats Robert. Keep up the charge. EVERYONE is watching this. We are all glad you didn't stack it up and Brandi is back in the stable with a very repairable wound. This is just as exciting as some dude jumping out of a balloon at 125,000+ feet with a parachute. Next thing for you is the sound barrier! Be safe and don't stopping dreaming. JIM
__________________

Simi Valley, CA
email: orangekrate2011@yahoo.com
Orange Krate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #5180
TAG UR IT
www.Camaro5store.com
 
TAG UR IT's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 ZL1 #705
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SA, Texas
Posts: 26,563
The old record of 205.? is gonna be toast once he gets traction and those heads. ...I just hope to be there once again.
TAG UR IT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #5181
Mr Twisty


 
Mr Twisty's Avatar
 
Drives: the 2nd amendment home
Join Date: May 2008
Location: OK
Posts: 13,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
The old record of 205.? is gonna be toast once he gets traction and those heads. ...I just hope to be there once again.
Sounds like it!

Hats off to Robert for letting it all hang out... and for sharing the experience with us ...

...and to Corey and his gang, and the C5 guys that showed to support the car & driver... very cool
__________________
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Mr Twisty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #5182
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Twisty View Post
Wait.... 198 was with factory tires AND no go-go juice?????
Yes, it was a licensing run, and that was when we figured out that the speedo doesn't work past 168... I had no idea how fast I was going until I got to the ticket window...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange Krate View Post
Congrats Robert. Keep up the charge. EVERYONE is watching this. We are all glad you didn't stack it up and Brandi is back in the stable with a very repairable wound. This is just as exciting as some dude jumping out of a balloon at 125,000+ feet with a parachute. Next thing for you is the sound barrier! Be safe and don't stopping dreaming. JIM
thanks brother... It was amazing fun and I truly appreciate the support from Camaro5 the site, and the members, those online and those that made the trip down here... Great people...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TAG UR IT View Post
The old record of 205.? is gonna be toast once he gets traction and those heads. ...I just hope to be there once again.
damn right it is... I was within an 1/8th mile of having it, but you gotta finish to get it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Twisty View Post
Sounds like it!

Hats off to Robert for letting it all hang out... and for sharing the experience with us ...

...and to Corey and his gang, and the C5 guys that showed to support the car & driver... very cool
to all those that helped and supported in any form or fashion...
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #5183
PQ
Booooosted.
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Supercharged SS
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,704
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Damn.

Well could have been worse. You have my kind of attitude. Go fast and break stuff.
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #5184
SSE 4 2SS
Boosted Moderator
 
SSE 4 2SS's Avatar
 
Drives: Bone Stock LS3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kyle Tx
Posts: 14,135
Send a message via AIM to SSE 4 2SS Send a message via Yahoo to SSE 4 2SS
Quote:
Originally Posted by PQ View Post
Damn.

Well could have been worse. You have my kind of attitude. Go fast and break stuff.
I'm not sure it's an attitude, but it is a fact that if you go fast you will break stuff...

It happened, we'll fix it and come back better...
__________________
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slow. -Ross Bentley

Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall.
Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti

If you can turn, you ain't going fast enough...
SSE 4 2SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 10:52 PM   #5185
Atti2de
Móderator
 
Atti2de's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,659
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS View Post
I'm not sure it's an attitude, but it is a fact that if you go fast you will break stuff...

It happened, we'll fix it and come back better...
Attached Images
 
__________________
I'm not the one with the Atti2de problem it's everyone else that has a problem with my Atti2de!
Atti2de is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
203.4, camaro of the week, drive shaft specialists of tx, dss, erl, henderson performance tech, i am second, mike@thepowdercoater, pedders, rockland standard gear, rx catch can, slayer triple carbon clutch, texas mile, the circle, tracspec motorsports, twin turbos, ufo, w-bar's lord satchmo of lazy d

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.