Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Cold Air Inductions
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics

Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics Camaro ZL1 specific topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #126
2010 SSRS



 
2010 SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 123,978
Best Thread ever, I love that IOM ZL1
__________________
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #127
htron50


 
htron50's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 2,462
Thanks Joe!

It took a lot of focus and I know you put a lot of initiative into it. But the response is well worth it! It was/is a fun informative read with great pictures backing it all up! I bet that experience gave you the chance to not only experience your dream in real time, but provided you the platform to let out all those pent up emotions! Made you want to light up a cigarette eh?

I thought, before this, that the best write up to date was the Joel Johnson review on jalopnik, but you have the official crown!

You could copyright that review and sell it! I think you'd make some good bucks! Check with Tran!
__________________
2012 CAMARO-ZL1
Sincere Thanks to City Chevrolet, Charlotte, NC http://www.citychevrolet.com/blog/ca...et-camaro-zl1/
htron50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:13 PM   #128
c4maroboy
[HOONIGAN]
 
c4maroboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #1848[The HOONIGAN MOBILE]
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 640
Perma Grin<ULTRA GRIN
c4maroboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #129
JusticePete
Rebel Leader
 
JusticePete's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro Justice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodih View Post
What possibly could be next???
Transplant the ZL1 technology, updated of course because the Camaro TEAM never stops, to an ATS based 6th Gen that weighs 3,400 pounds. For the fans of the Camaro that means a lot of 5th Gens, including ZL1s, will be available. So we get to enjoy a magnificent ZL1 today and start dreaming about the 6th Gen ZL1 not too far down the road
__________________
JusticePete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #130
ShnOmac


 
ShnOmac's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Silverado SS, 2009 G8 GT
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PNW
Posts: 13,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
I'll second it --


..........just as soon as I send one of these:





after ShnOmac..............








GM can shut me up.... they just have to do it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cnd chance View Post
I saw what you did there
What????


ShnOmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #131
2cnd chance
It Will Be Mine
 
2cnd chance's Avatar
 
Drives: A Z51 or a 2014 1LE?
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Road
Posts: 6,079
Great write up and pictures! The stance is perfect, it looks ready to pounce. I did however notice a lot of the pics were of the silver Camaro???

Last edited by 2cnd chance; 03-01-2012 at 10:41 PM.
2cnd chance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #132
ShnOmac


 
ShnOmac's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 Silverado SS, 2009 G8 GT
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PNW
Posts: 13,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2cnd chance View Post
I did however notice a lot of the pics were of the silver Camaro???
Hmmmm I wonder why that could be????


ShnOmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #133
PQ
1st State Chevy supporter
 
PQ's Avatar
 
Drives: Hybrid SS Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 36,801
Send a message via Yahoo to PQ
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldJedi View Post
Having spent time with both the auto and stick, which would you prefer?
__________________
PQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #134
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet




 
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet's Avatar
 
Drives: SS/RS 6spd,Pace Car,ZL1,1LE,C7/Z51
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Woodhaven, Mich
Posts: 27,943
Kudo's to you Joe

Thank You... for such a well expressed,
enthusiast view of the ZL1 at
the Virginia International Raceway.

Your thoughtful wording allowed the opportunity
to feel as though, I was actually there too.
The major feeling that was felt throughout your
article was the Passion.

The Passion from the Chevy Team;
the extraordinary work that was performed
in the design, R&D, and production of the ZL1.

And just as important, the Passion...
that will be experienced, when driving this wonderful ZL1.

Marvelous article, wonderful pictures!

Kudo's to you Joe
Enjoy the Experience!


Becky
__________________
Don't forget, I honor ALL DISCOUNTS THAT APPLY!
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet
Woodhaven, Mi ..only 20 min from Detroit Metro Airport!
734-479-7117 ...
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet.com
Available Camaro Inventory///Body Color XM Antenna
My Summit White SS///My Pace Car
BeckyD@RodgersChevrolet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #135
OVERPAR73
2013 CRT ZL1 convertible
 
OVERPAR73's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 ZL1 vert
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 1,057
I'll beat that you will have that permeant smile for a long time!!

Fantastic writeup with exceptional detail, I can't wait to order my vert!!!!!
OVERPAR73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #136
avcbm
 
avcbm's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jacksonville (area), FL
Posts: 236
I've never driven a race course, but after reading your review makes me want too... what I find amazing is the fact that if it can behave that well on a track, riding around everday streets in a 580 HP car will seem just the normal (well you know what I mean)... kind of like a seep in wolf's clothing.....
__________________
avcbm is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #137
IBMCamaro
 
IBMCamaro's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT RS IBM Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 177
WOW.... great writeup and the pics are awesome. Thank you GM for coming out with the 5th gen.
IBMCamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #138
lbls1

 
lbls1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2002 Camaro SS SOM; 2009 Malibu LT
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 1,712
Well composed article and pics! Way to go guys and ladies!
__________________
'02 CAMARO SS SOM; 5.7L LS1/FLS6B
'08 TBSS AWD Black Granite Metallic
'09 Malibu LT Dark Gray Metallic

'14 CAMARO ZL1 Blue Ray Metallic
lbls1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 08:36 PM   #139
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDew View Post
Man, that’s the best write up yet! It made me feel as if I were right there with you.
You addressed every single little detail that I could possibly think of asking... Thank you so much for sharing! Much appreciated!

However I have a few “easy” questions for you:
- did they have any news in regards to the QC hold or how close to the finish line they are with their CTF cars?
- How did you feel about the Malibu ride back to the airport after driving ZL1s for a couple days?
- Is the ZL1 in the pic below Ashen Grey or black? It looks almost black but I guess it could be because of the overcast… i have an ashen waiting to be shipped. (#165)

Thank you so much!!

-No news on the QC - they seem to be getting further along in the process and things are moving along nicely. But no dates or anything like that.

-The new Malibu is Awesome! The interior is wonderfully plush, the outside looks very "Lexus". Eco mode was imperceptible, and Chevy MyLink was very intuitive. Overall a wonderful car - I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

-ZL1 in that picture was black.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PQ View Post
Wow.

Joe, great job.

I'll bet you are pretty good at writing things but something tells me that article (write-up fine but it's better than most articles) was so good for a reason. Truly fun reading. So well written it had me and my car feeling rather insignificant. I'm looking out at the driveway thinking, "Damn, I want a ZL1". hahaha

Remember that line in Top Gun where Meg Ryans character said "He loved flying with you Mav. He'd have done it anyway though. He'd have hated it, but he'd have done it"???

So tell me, could you do an equally good write-up for a Cobalt?

You seeing the Silver and Black was awesome. Totally jazzed for you. What a great opportunity.

Oh, and this has me thinking tranny swap.
Thanks Randy!

Your car is brilliant - don't be thinking like that!

Could I do the same for the Cobalt? Ummm...love the little thing....but no.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IcePick06 View Post
what an Awesome experience Dragoneye

BTW: You could moonlight as Journalist for a magazine no doubt...good writeup bro
Heh! Not so sure about that -- but thanks so much!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Henry Racing View Post
Nice job Joe. I know you were doubting yourself prior to going, but you did a better job with this than most of the "pro's" that were there.
Thank you, Tom! I'm glad to hear you feel that way.

To be fair...I couldn't have written that if the car didn't impact me like it did. I'm SO glad I waited for this.
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #140
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveo9043 View Post
I got chills reading this. I really wish I could get myself into a ZL1 but the SS was almost pushing the budget.


Quote:
Originally Posted by PfadtRacing View Post
Absolutely phenomenal work! Really enjoyed reading this and the thorough photo shoot. Great job Joe.
Thank you!! I'm glad you liked it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisFrez View Post
That was a great writeup Joe! The entire media event was an awesome experience to be a part of. I can't wait to receive my car even more than before!

It was great to meet and hang out with you on the trip. We most definitely have to do it again!

Chris - it was a pleasure, sir!! It was exciting to be able to share this event with you. I agree - I can't wait for the car even more after this!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BU_Gingerneer View Post
Barn = Ultimate Man Cave
HECK, YES!!

Couches, a bar, and a flat-screen TV surrounded by a quarter-million dollars worth of ZL1.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanSS24 View Post
gotta love those other renderings...I wonder if there will be changes using the renderings as ideas or was it used to make the current ZL1?
Those were sketches used to develop the ZL1. I'm sure there's dozens of more where those came from!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldJedi View Post
Joe, I gave you a hard time for not posting sooner, primarily because I was incredibly jealous of your wonderful opportunity to drive the ZL1 and at a world renowned race track to boot. So please forgive my impatience. And Jealousy.

I have read a lot of articles about cars in my many years and yours ranks among the best. The more that a writer can take a reader and put them in the middle of the story, the better the story and the writer. You did just that. You put everyone of us in the car with you. We felt what you felt through your words. We felt the rumble of the exhaust note beneath us and the exhilaration of the G forces through the turns. We have all been chomping at the bit to receive our ZL1's and living vicariously through your experiences with the Z are calming. But my pride of owning this car was not quelled at all.

Your pictures were great as well and yes I stole a bunch of them for my iPhoto ZL1 Collection. Very well written and worth the wait, but I am still jealous.

A few questions:
What are your feelings about the suede steering wheel and shifter?

Having spent time with both the auto and stick, which would you prefer?

How easy or hard will it be to remove the belly pan to change the oil?

What changes would you make in the ZL1 if you could?

Can I take your place the next time the opportunity arises?

Thanks again for everything that you do for Camaro5, but I am still jealous.
OldJedi, Thank you SO much. I wanted to do my best to help you all feel what I felt while we were there. I'm glad to hear it's coming through in my writing.

I'd love to answer your questions:

1) Suede: It is WONDERFUL. To be honest, I drove both a suede and leather car during the weekend - and if the option wasn't available, I wouldn't miss it. The leather looks and feels very nice on the shifter and wheel. But the suede grips MORE. I'm glad I checked the option - it also gives the inside of the car a noticeable "richness" to it.

2) Transmission: I'd prefer the manual. I really enjoyed the automatic - I mean, I really, REALLY enjoyed it. The crisp shifting, the responsive paddles...and the linear power...It feels like a 580hp video game. But the manual connects you more - and shifting really was enjoyable with the new short-throw & twin-disc clutch.

3) Oil change: You would only need to remove the rearward belly pan. It appears to be attached with 7 screws. At the worst, it'll be a clumsy extra step during an on-ground oil change. But on a lift, it'd be a breeze, imo.

4) Changes: The ONLY thing I'd change from the factory is the temperature of the fog lights so the match the headlights. I love the presence of this car...and the performance -- well....

5)
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #141
OldJedi
Use the Force
 
OldJedi's Avatar
 
Drives: 1967 FI Corvette and CRT ZL1 #336
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Davie, Fl.
Posts: 3,086
Send a message via AIM to OldJedi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dragoneye View Post
OldJedi, Thank you SO much. I wanted to do my best to help you all feel what I felt while we were there. I'm glad to hear it's coming through in my writing.

I'd love to answer your questions:

1) Suede: It is WONDERFUL. To be honest, I drove both a suede and leather car during the weekend - and if the option wasn't available, I wouldn't miss it. The leather looks and feels very nice on the shifter and wheel. But the suede grips MORE. I'm glad I checked the option - it also gives the inside of the car a noticeable "richness" to it.

2) Transmission: I'd prefer the manual. I really enjoyed the automatic - I mean, I really, REALLY enjoyed it. The crisp shifting, the responsive paddles...and the linear power...It feels like a 580hp video game. But the manual connects you more - and shifting really was enjoyable with the new short-throw & twin-disc clutch.

3) Oil change: You would only need to remove the rearward belly pan. It appears to be attached with 7 screws. At the worst, it'll be a clumsy extra step during an on-ground oil change. But on a lift, it'd be a breeze, imo.

4) Changes: The ONLY thing I'd change from the factory is the temperature of the fog lights so the match the headlights. I love the presence of this car...and the performance -- well....

5)
Thanks for the response and answers. Your car is parked two rows in front of mine hopefully we will both see them soon. Nice article. Still jealous.
__________________
Walk softly, carry a light saber and drive a ZL1!
OldJedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #142
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by super60 View Post
Joe

Great pictures and story Looks like your really enjoyed your time with the ZL1's . Hopefully # 214 will be tearing up the streets of Western NY in no time at all .

Mike Judge
Super60
Hopefully!!

Thanks for all you do, Mike!! You and your crew at Oshawa help to make that experience happen!



Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodih View Post
A very honest and well-written observation. As I was reading this, I kept thinking back to articles I've read about such cars as the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 458 Italia and even the Nissan GT-R. All the technical expertise and engineering marvels that produce a $100,000, $300,000, or $1.3M car. GM has built capabilities into this car that we never dreamed would be available to us at $55,000!

What possibly could be next???
Isn't it amazing to think about?

I find it most telling when I explain what I did and how this car is to friends and family that aren't necessarily into cars....and the response I get is "Holy cow, this thing sounds like a Ferrari!"

Nope....it's a CHEVY!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TG 68 Z28 View Post
As everyone has said great job. What I liked the most is you telling you level of driving exp. I'm sure most of the buyers of this car are not race car drivers. You really showed what this car will be like for the avg. driver. I just love the black on black and so glad I ordered it, but would be happy with whatever color I would have ordered.
Thanks again for the awesome story
Yes sir...I'm a novice at best. Yet, this car was very confidence-inspiring, even for me. Make no mistake...it's been proven you can wreck. And don't forget the car is descended from the likes of the Corvette ZR1. The sheer acceleration and cornering can be absolutely terrifying! But if you have your wits about you - it's SO easy to drive fast!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShnOmac View Post
I nominate this for thread of the year!
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #143
BackinBlackSS/RS
Go Blue!!!!!
 
BackinBlackSS/RS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Cruze LT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 23,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad02SS View Post
My G8 has the manual mode on the console and I wish it had the paddles. The idea is your hands should already be on the steering wheel. Just not sure it's better with them on the column so you always know where the paddles are or on the wheel so they somewhat move with your hands.
I've driven cars with paddles on the steering wheel. I didn't like it at all. I have no need to keep both wheels on the steering wheel. Only time I see that being an issue is if I were road racing. I guess it's just whatever your preference is, but the stick mode is much more like driving my M6 SS than paddles could ever be.
BackinBlackSS/RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #144
alex70olds
~~*~~
 
alex70olds's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #141
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lake Conroe Texas
Posts: 816
Great job Joe! If this moderator thing dont work out ------------------ lol
__________________
alex70olds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #145
Dawgman
 
Drives: N/A
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 1
Thanks, Dragoneye. I am brand new to Camaro5 - registered tonight - but have been reading stuff on here on the ZL1 all week. This is a great forum and the energy people have going on here in anticipation of getting their ZL1s is awesome. This two day VIR post is by far the best stuff I've read on here and if this can't get you jacked up about getting a ZL1 then nothing will! Ever since the rumors first started about a 560+hp Camaro I've thought I have to get my hands on this car and everything I've read in the magazines in the last couple months makes it clear this is an out-of-this-world performance machine of the kind never before seen in American muscle car history - but what has absolutely sealed the deal for me now is is how unbelievably good this car looks. It is sick - plain and simple. I'll go see one at the Auto Show this weekend in Milwaukee but I don't need to. The fifth gen Camaro was already the best looking, amazing, exotic American muscle car of all time and now all they've done is make it look so frighteningly bad ass that I'm not sure I'm even cool enough to drive it. I usually hate black wheels on cars but these look so good that for me I don't think I'd want the car without them. I've called about 10 dealers in Wisconsin this week with no luck - either no allocations or their 1 allocation is gone. Just based on all the good things said on here, I emailed Becky D out of the blue yesterday but haven't heard back yet. If anyone has any leads on a dealer with a ZL1 allocation or a car headed for a lot, please let me know. I am flexible on transmission and color (look at all these pics - all colors look awesome). Thanks for listening. Somehow I have to find my way into a ZL1 for this summer.
Dawgman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #146
MrDew
 
MrDew's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 ZL1 #165
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Switzerland (no longer Houston, TX) :-(
Posts: 479
Hey Joe,

I got another question for you.
- Did you talk to the engineers about the break in period and what they suggest? I wonder wether they took it easy on the ctf cars for the first 1500 miles...
MrDew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #147
OldJedi
Use the Force
 
OldJedi's Avatar
 
Drives: 1967 FI Corvette and CRT ZL1 #336
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Davie, Fl.
Posts: 3,086
Send a message via AIM to OldJedi
Dragoneye, one more question for you Joe. Did everyone attending get the black ZL1 jacket and any idea where those of us that did not attend can get the same ZL1 jacket?
__________________
Walk softly, carry a light saber and drive a ZL1!
OldJedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #148
fbodfather


 
fbodfather's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaros................
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (suburban Detroit)
Posts: 4,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
On a side note, what is it you and FBodFather do to gain such access? And uh, how can I join team Camaro? :P geez.

Mjolnir

Joe has been a moderator on this site since, I believe, its inception (or shortly after its inception)

Because this is one of the largest enthusiast sites out there for ANY car - it was only natural that we select someone from this site to attend the VIR event.

Joe has always amazed me in that his maturity far exceeds his age. He's intelligent, trustworthy, level-headed, and he's demonstrated thru his actions that he's deserving to have such an opportunity. (not saying by any means that others are not deserving...)

I think that simply reading his exceptional reporting of his experiences answers the question.
Why can't some Journalists write this well? That's not a slam at anyone - but when was the last time you read an article that felt like you were actually in the car with the driver?? Myself? I can't recall......

And for what it's worth? I'd be proud to have Joe as a son. (I'd say "brother" but I'm ancient and he's a young man in his 20s....) Further, I'm proud to call him "Friend" --

(.....and I had nothing to do with him being chosen......I know too many people due to my many years of travelling to Camaro/Firebird shows - thus the team picked the attendees...)
__________________
fbodfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #149
Mr. Wyndham
I used to be Dragoneye...
 
Mr. Wyndham's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro 1LE
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 25,787
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Wyndham
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldJedi View Post
Thanks for the response and answers. Your car is parked two rows in front of mine hopefully we will both see them soon. Nice article. Still jealous.
I still figure there's about 5 weeks before I can pick it up....but now that I know what I'm getting

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgman View Post
Thanks, Dragoneye. I am brand new to Camaro5 - registered tonight - but have been reading stuff on here on the ZL1 all week. This is a great forum and the energy people have going on here in anticipation of getting their ZL1s is awesome. This two day VIR post is by far the best stuff I've read on here and if this can't get you jacked up about getting a ZL1 then nothing will! Ever since the rumors first started about a 560+hp Camaro I've thought I have to get my hands on this car and everything I've read in the magazines in the last couple months makes it clear this is an out-of-this-world performance machine of the kind never before seen in American muscle car history - but what has absolutely sealed the deal for me now is is how unbelievably good this car looks. It is sick - plain and simple. I'll go see one at the Auto Show this weekend in Milwaukee but I don't need to. The fifth gen Camaro was already the best looking, amazing, exotic American muscle car of all time and now all they've done is make it look so frighteningly bad ass that I'm not sure I'm even cool enough to drive it. I usually hate black wheels on cars but these look so good that for me I don't think I'd want the car without them. I've called about 10 dealers in Wisconsin this week with no luck - either no allocations or their 1 allocation is gone. Just based on all the good things said on here, I emailed Becky D out of the blue yesterday but haven't heard back yet. If anyone has any leads on a dealer with a ZL1 allocation or a car headed for a lot, please let me know. I am flexible on transmission and color (look at all these pics - all colors look awesome). Thanks for listening. Somehow I have to find my way into a ZL1 for this summer.
That's awesome!!!

Welcome to the website!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDew View Post
Hey Joe,

I got another question for you.
- Did you talk to the engineers about the break in period and what they suggest? I wonder wether they took it easy on the ctf cars for the first 1500 miles...
I didn't. If I can find out, though - I'll let you know!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldJedi View Post
Dragoneye, one more question for you Joe. Did everyone attending get the black ZL1 jacket and any idea where those of us that did not attend can get the same ZL1 jacket?
We all received a "goody bag" with some things inside, including a black "ZL1 Camaro" fleece pullover. I imagine they'll be carried by somewhere like Chevy mall before long - if not already.

(P.S. THANK YOU for the gear, Chevy!)
__________________
"Keep the faith." - - Read Before You Post.
SIGN UP for 2014 Camaro5 HPDE @ Gingerman Raceway!
Mr. Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #150
GTAHVIT
One Lucky Guy.
 
GTAHVIT's Avatar
 
Drives: #22 Tom Henry Racing 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Saint Augustine FL
Posts: 28,765
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbodfather View Post
Joe has been a moderator on this site since, I believe, its inception (or shortly after its inception)

Because this is one of the largest enthusiast sites out there for ANY car - it was only natural that we select someone from this site to attend the VIR event.

Joe has always amazed me in that his maturity far exceeds his age. He's intelligent, trustworthy, level-headed, and he's demonstrated thru his actions that he's deserving to have such an opportunity. (not saying by any means that others are not deserving...)

I think that simply reading his exceptional reporting of his experiences answers the question.
Why can't some Journalists write this well? That's not a slam at anyone - but when was the last time you read an article that felt like you were actually in the car with the driver?? Myself? I can't recall......

And for what it's worth? I'd be proud to have Joe as a son. (I'd say "brother" but I'm ancient and he's a young man in his 20s....) Further, I'm proud to call him "Friend" --

(.....and I had nothing to do with him being chosen......I know too many people, thus the team as a whole picks them...)
I'm obviously biased, but I think Joe honored his selection greatly with his write up... I think when they read it, they'll have no doubts they made a good choice.

GTAHVIT is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Autoblog ZL1 Review Neos281 Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 10 01-24-2012 09:33 PM
Need help with order please zfuzz Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 7 11-22-2011 06:40 AM
How Much Faster ...... shockandawe Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 119 10-29-2011 08:11 AM
Announcing: 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible (in Ashen Gray) BackinBlackSS/RS Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 163 10-27-2011 02:29 PM
SLP ZL1 TESTED!!!!! SVT_SRT 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 5 08-03-2011 08:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.