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Old 06-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Talking Shhhh...I'm having a Love Affair...with a Camaro...my build journal

Well....
This *event* has been a long time coming, so I don't want to miss a single detail.
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 houndstooth 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. 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.

So, a new journey begins for my 2012 2LT RS Camaro.
~ 6/21/11 "deal made" and order placed w/ dealer.
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Addendum: See my "New Journal" for Camaro # 2
So excited and thankful for the ability to track the production of the new 2014 2SS RS LS3 Special Spring Edition!
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Uh oh, the love affair already started with just the order?!? You're in deep...lol.

Congrats! You're gonna love it! Well, I guess you already do.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:11 PM   #8
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:16 AM   #9
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:51 PM   #10
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Congrats..................The lover affair with the Camaro , is worse than having an extramarital affairs; trust me
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:04 PM   #11
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Hi guys and gals
Thanks for visiting my journal...loved all the comments!

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you'll end up like most of us who need to go to C.A.M.A.R.O. ; Constantly Adding Modifications Addiction Rehabilitation Organization.
LOL...I'm pretty sure DH thinks I should be enrolled already!

OK...today's update was a bummmm-rrrr! :upset: aarrgghh!

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Old 06-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #12
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #13
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Well....
This *event* has been a long time coming, so I don't want to miss a single detail.
I've always wanted a Camaro....always!!!

So, the journey begins for my 2012 2LT RS.

~ 6/23/11 "deal made" and order placed w/ dealer.
status 1100
Hey I am also going to buy a 2012 2LT RS, red, one soon. Just doing some last minute saving haha. Wondering how much you paid for it with the RS and all and if you got auto or manual? Any info would be VERY helpful! If not I understand. Hope to see pics when you get it!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #14
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its going to take a few months... it will be alright though... Its WORTH the wait...
I know....BIG sigh! But right now, I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas morning!

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Wondering how much you paid for it with the RS and all and if you got auto or manual? Any info would be VERY helpful! Hope to see pics when you get it!
We are repeat customers with our Chevy dealer, so I think that might have been benificial on my deal. I'm getting it at the 2011 invoice price, because they had ordered me an '11 2LT RS, but missed the production date cut off. I wanted the M6, but hubby talked me into the A6. Sooooo I think I'm getting a rrrrreally good deal...right at 30K MOL.
And yeppers, there will definitely be pics of my new 'mo-sheen'
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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still status 1100 as of today, July 1st. BIG fat RATZZZZ!!! This sux the BIG ONE!!!grrrr!
Ok...I'm not going to act like a spoiled brat and whine and cry![much] LOL!

Will hope for good news next Wednesday!

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #16
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SSOOCH was first to have a love affair with his Camaro and we all know where that ended up...
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #17
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Well if you are starting a love affair you should at least use protection.......
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:12 PM   #18
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Well if you are starting a love affair you should at least use protection.......
oh, aren't you the funny one!! OK...I promise to keep using protection!

I've started a list of *things* to get for my 'maro. Not add ons, but car *essentials* like cleaning stuff, floor mats, sun shade etc.

DH has a friend that restores old classics and his paint and body guy is awesome. So, he's going to do some custom painted on pin stipes, or maybe some VR or black lace stripes. We'll do some designs and see what stikes my [mostly conservative] fancy.

Definitely looking forward to an update next Wednesday. Sure hope there's been some degree of forward progress!

6/23/11
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:06 PM   #19
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Talked to my dealer a few hours ago. He assured me my order was in. He also said within the next 10-14 days, after they get their projected 2012 Camaro sales numbers, his District GM guy will see about some form of compensation for dropping the ball on my 2011 order. Basically I lost almost 6 weeks waiting for a 2011 that was never going to be built; we could've got the order in for the 2012 at least 4-5 weeks earlier had we known, then I might would've had a 7/18 TPW!! <sigh> Oh well...life's a journey, and there will definitely be some bumps in the road!
Whad_are_ya_gonna do???

Sooooooooo...........that's alls I know at this point.

the quest continues
onward!
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:45 PM   #20
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status quo....waitin' for my status to change...to hummm, let's see...a 3300 would be nice!! :emoticon7:
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:11 AM   #21
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Need some good news...like a big ole status change!! Getting a little frustrated with the "process". Inhale...exhale..repeat...har!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #22
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still status quo...
I sure hope my dealer does/uses allocation tomorrow. Grrrrr!
I've been sitting at the same status for, ummm, let's see....oh yeah...
4 freakin' weeks!

OK...I'm done...getting off soapbox...exit, stage left...
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #23
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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lost my post about my status change....grrr!

OK...abreviated version...
STATUS CHANGE!!
wOOt

Hopefully, I'll get that magical TPW soon!

6/23/11
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6/29/11
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7/6/11
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7/23/11
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #24
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Okie-dokie...moving right along...finally! <snort>
Had a nice email notice this morning that I had another
status change!!! wOOt!!!
I'll definitely take it!
It would be a dream come true to get an 8/8/11 TPW!
We'll see...now where are those *crossed* fingers??!!...





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6/29/11
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7/26/11
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