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Old 06-24-2009, 09:37 AM   #301
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Have a fun time Doug. It's a weekend you will always remember! Wish I could make it down and see you two but we will have to wait until next year. Since we have pics of our 4th gens together, it's only natural that we have to get pics of our 5th gens together right?
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:02 PM   #302
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Don't forget to stop here and there for some good pictures of your trek home with some beautiful scenery!!! Don't forget to get some of the background where you stop in there along with your car too!
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #303
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Intermission while Tag flies to PA...
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #304
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:02 PM   #305
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We exchanged some texts when he landed... the kid is def excited... I told him we need video of when he first lays eyes on it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:32 PM   #306
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:49 PM   #307
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He's at the pirate game with his Mrs.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #308
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:01 PM   #309
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Pirates won but it got interesting in the 9th. Less than 24 hours to go for Tag but it didn't hurt his appetite. Also Tag and the lovely Mrs. Tag. Poor guy now has more time in my passenger seat than his own car. I think Mrs. Tag and Mary Mac have probably taken their one and only ride in the back seat!
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:53 AM   #310
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

You HAD to use that picture, didn't you!!!

First, thanks for taking us to the game, Jamie. Meeting you and Mary was a blast...and if we lived here, would LOVE to hang out with you two more often. Besides getting a little overheated with that headache, I had a really good time. And I must say, I LOVED the ride in your SS!!! Thanks again and I sure hope you are able to stop on by the shop tomorrow before we head out to Carlisle. I'll give ya a buzz as soon as the Camaro is out of paint.


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Now....I HAVE pictures and video.....BUT...(here's the crappy part), I'm having some issues with uploading the pix on this laptop. I don't know why. But, they will get here as soon as possible. For now......

We land in Pittsburgh. Tom picks up Dana and I from the airport and we head back over to his dealership. We pull up and who pulls up but ....dun dun dunnnnnn....SCOTT SETTLEMIRE. ....in a nice yellow .....with black stripes....and ...TRANSFORMERS???? SS???? ....(thank you, Scott....you know what for...)

Rick is waiting outside for us to arrive as well. Rick has been freaking AWESOME to work with on this whole project, I might add. Every time I have called for him, he's been available to take my call. INCREDIBLE. Rick has the new template for the THR SS and let's me take a peek. It's PERFECT.

We head through the shop and into the back garage....and what do I see?....the rear end of a CGM with silver tail panel and blue bow tie/SS. Oh man....it's really here in front of me. I mean....my heart is pounding right out of my chest right now....

I walk up to the left side and there is the hockey stripe.....nice and bright.....with the most GORGEOUS blue pin stripe EVER. The shape of the hockey was EXACTLY like the rendering I sent to Tom and Rick. I mean.....to see this in pictures is one thing....to see it in PERSON??!!?? Holy hell, batman....

I continue around the side and here comes the hood....MY JAW DROPS...this can NOT be my car!!!! It is TOO PERFECT!!! The Tom Henry Racing banner across the windshield too?!?!?! ....I'm still sitting here speechless thinking about that exact moment. I wish we had pictures of me laying eyes on this for the first time because you'd see me sobbing like a baby....and arms open wide trying to give the entire front end a big old bear hug. I know...cheesy...corny....I don't give a crap.... This was MY moment. ...maybe it WAS better that there were no cameras!!! HA!

But, just at that moment, Dana comes running back with the camera and turns on the video. We have video of it's first start up and rev...but that will have to come later. I am just SO overjoyed with this entire deal. We pulled it out, jumped in, and took it for a spin down the road and back. I mean.....this car.....it's PHENOMENAL.

You all just have no idea. I don't mean "MY CAR"......I mean, the "Camaro" in general. This car is what GM should have made 3 years ago when everyone and their mother wanted a 5th Gen. This should have been on the roads for years now. It really is THAT good of a car. The ride, the feel, the fit, the finish.....I could go on for DAYS. I am just beside myself knowing that I am going to own this car for the rest of my life....

Honestly, I don't know what I ever did to deserve this.

4 people.....4 people I must thank.

Rick, thank you for your awesome work. You have some great guys over there....and you did a SUPERB job on the paint. If I lived in the area, there would only be ONE place for me to go to. I am beside myself with the quality.

Scott, thank you for everything. Thank you for YOUR passion that is the Camaro. You are one lucky guy to get to do this so often. Thank you thank you thank you....you know what for....

Tom, THANK YOU. I know you are probably sick of my 19,000 phone calls a day...and how I most likely gave you a heart attack last week.......(really, I'm sure we'll all laugh about that some day....*runs ducks hides....lol*) but seriously, I promise to make you proud. I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to own a THR SS and will take every moment that I can to stop and make that time for the person who has a quick question, who wants to look inside, who wants to check it out.

I thank all 3 of you from the bottom of my heart. You 3 have helped to make a regular old enthusiasts dream come true. There's nothing more that I can say but thank you a million times. This is just so surreal and I can't believe I get to be so lucky. Thank you.

And Dana, thank you for putting up with my constant Camaro talk. You are the best wife anyone could ever ask for. I know you get sick of it sometimes, but I thank you for attempting to take part in something that I love so much. You are one great wife...and I'm glad you are here with me.

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I could type for hours more. But, we need to get up early and get back to Toms. This is just more than I can take right now and I've got to try and get some sleep. We have days more of this ahead and I just can't wait.....

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:31 AM   #311
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Wow man that's got to be one of the best days of your life. Triple gratzz!

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Old 06-25-2009, 01:40 AM   #312
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Hey Tag... You drivin all the way back to texas from carlisle? if so and you take 81 let me know
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:34 AM   #313
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Congratz Tag I hope we can meet up at a show some time in the future, can't wait for you to see what I have in store for my SS (don't worrie not gonna copy.)
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:02 AM   #314
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congrats.. you seem a tad bit excited about your car. I cant wait for my turn. I called gm today and got a build date of 7-13 I guess thats after the mini vacation of theirs.Im going f-n nuts with the wait!!!!!At least there is lite at the end of the tunnel as lng as it doesnt get held inqc... just my luck..sort of my fault,,I had one ordered early and canceled because dea,er had 1500 markup. !1500 can buy me a few goodies and I sort of am against paying over msrp so they can make xtra cash off me..Well I ordered somewhere else and it is finally coming. I wish I could have it sooner but at least I will have it for summer cruises.Still think about the first one and whose garage it sits in (vin.....8614)Hope ... no....I KNOW they are enjoying it!
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:55 AM   #315
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Tag...fantastic and I'm so glad it's turned out to be everything you dreamed it would. Considering all you've been through with the ups and downs emotionally through this whole process it's simply wonderful to read your post and know it was all worth it.

Grats man, grats!!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:03 AM   #316
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:55 AM   #317
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:04 AM   #318
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Thanks!

We will be heading back over to Toms shortly to do some paperwork, etc. Then, we will be leaving his place around 11:30 or so headed to Carlisle. Can't wait to get on the road with a few other 5th Gens!!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:32 AM   #319
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We will be heading back over to Toms shortly to do some paperwork, etc. Then, we will be leaving his place around 11:30 or so headed to Carlisle. Can't wait to get on the road with a few other 5th Gens!!
Wish I could come to Carlisle to meet you guys. Have fun and take lots of pictures!
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:40 AM   #320
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:41 AM   #321
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #322
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Congrats I am sure Tom and Scott are just as happy as you are I know they both enjoy the Camaro and to see someone take delivery of a new car is priceless

We all look forward to the photos of the car I cannot wait to se photos of the Tom Henry display.

Wish I could have made it this year but if all goes well I will do the same as you did take Delivery of my Tom Henry car for Carslile
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:47 AM   #323
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Hey Tag... You drivin all the way back to texas from carlisle? if so and you take 81 let me know
Ditto here. I am just off 81 and would love to see the car in person. I will buy you a Pepsi or Coke for your long ride home.

Uber congrats man! I can only imagine how great that felt. Enjoy the car.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:03 AM   #324
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