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Old 08-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #26
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Loved it! Talked to a lot of people about different things they have done to their cars and got some great ideas for mine. Raced for the first time and won a moderator's award at the car show. Had an install done by one of the vendors. What is not to like.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:23 PM   #27
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This was my first time and I had a great time. I met a bunch of cool Camaro owners. The drive from VA to Indy was great too. Loved it!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #28
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Had a good time.First fest,first auto x
Good times.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:32 PM   #29
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #30
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My wife and I had a great time! Thanks to all who had a hand in putting this together. The people are what made this event great. I've never been in a group of people that large and not had atleast one person come off as rude or arogant, or otherwise an ass. Not once the entire weekend did we experience anything but a good time, with good people. No attitudes, just a bunch of true car people hanging out and having fun. Can't wait for next year!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #31
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Had a blast... Whether you're into the street meet / car show scene or racing it's a very well rounded event. Just pulling up a chair in the parking lot and having a nice conversation with other like minded enthusiasts is simply the best. Not many events do you get over 1000 cars of the same Make/Model and Generation.

What it is not, is an event run by huge promoters and people with lots of experience putting this sort of thing together. But then 99% of the folks attending are not professional racers or car show people either... Both of these facts can make for some unique bumps in the road... I don't know how it all works, but it just does.

We had a discussion about how friendly everyone was and how easy it is to just say hi and strike up a conversation, because we all have a common interest and were all there just to have fun. Even if something didn't go perfect it pretty much got a pass with the understanding that it would improve as the fest matures.

The sponsors may or may not have made a killing at the event, but I'm quite sure they had a good time too and will benefit as folks go home and purchase new products. Do remember the guys who support your event...

And last but not least, thanks to the mods who work this thing all year long...
That sums it up pretty nicely mlee!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #32
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We had a good time, for sure. Only suggestion, is to have a sign board/announcement board at the host hotel with locations for particular events, etc (some in our group didnt even know about the C5FIII T-shirt sales)
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:51 PM   #33
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #34
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To sum it up in a few words...

I had a blast...


To make it long winded...

I would just quote SSE 4 2SS (btw it was great to meet you this time around!)
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #35
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I also made the 1700 mile round trip with Earthshaker and the Camaro South Jacksonville crew! This was my first Camaro5Fest and had a great time. I wish I could have stayed for Saturday, as I had originally planned. It was great seeing so many Camaros all together! I will definitely plan to go next year, depending on the location, of course!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #36
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My favorite time was meeting you, PQ, Pedders Pete, Danny Popp and the thrill ride in the L28, Mlee, Attitude, seeing Ofer swapping out a dashboard, Kyle.Gilmour(wish I could of got a ride on the golf cart...maybe next year) Ruby, Mindz....there was so much more I didn't get to experience because I limited myself as well because of lacking a horse in the race but maybe next year I will. Friday night Parking lot was the best...I was up til 4:30 in the am. (Boy was it rough getting up for Saturday )

Oh.. and I have to add the Chicago Camaro caravan down to Indy and met some nice people and hung out with some people Friday and Saturday night from Indiana... Good People .

I have a deep respect for all the Mods and forum members that put this effort forth for the community and a big thank you for what you have done.

On a funny note, I was hoping to run into aSSian, and at the Tehas friday night tent at some point, there was a dude that looked like him to me from a photo I had seen of him and I asked him if he was aSSian and he said "No, I'm mexican...." LOL
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #37
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I had a great time at the Fest, and I really appreciate all the effort that was contributed to every one involved. This includes all the vendors who had set up at the event. I had some installs done at Oracle and due to seeing some other vendor's at the show, I have my installer starting on my mods.
My wife told me during the show that she had never seen me so happy with a big smile on my face. This was our first camarofest and although at times my wife was a bit bored, she was a real trooper during the whole time.

Depending on where the camarofest is located next year, we hope and plan on attending.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #38
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My first fest and had a blast. Looking forward to next year!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #39
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This was my first CSF and hopefully not my last. I truly enjoyed myself. Everyone I met was nice and helpful. Looking forward to next year!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #40
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neither. I freaking loved it! The weather was awful but no one can control that. If the weather had cooperated I might have had difficulty containing myself. I do hope it is not in late June or early Aug next time.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #41
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I had a great time at the Fest, and I really appreciate all the effort that was contributed to every one involved. This includes all the vendors who had set up at the event. I had some installs done at Oracle and due to seeing some other vendor's at the show, I have my installer starting on my mods.
My wife told me during the show that she had never seen me so happy with a big smile on my face. This was our camarofest and although at times my wife was a bit bored, she was a real trooper the whole time.

Depending on where the camarofest is located next year, we hope and plan on attending.
Z4ME, who does your installs here in Maryland?
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:33 PM   #42
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It was my first Fest and I loved it! Plan on attending future fests too. The hotel gathering was as much fun as the track. Well alsmost.

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Old 08-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #43
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No better way to spend 4 days than with a 1000 other Camaros. We had a blast, loved the venue, think Indy is a great place to have a meet. Sure, there were some issues, but they were minor, and come one, it's only the 3rd year and a different venue each year. That is expected.

I think they are on the right direction by picking one or maybe two spots and having it there every year. If one location is chosen, it has to be in the central part of the country, and what better place than Indy.

A lot of great vendors and hope more can commit to coming in the future.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #44
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Love it! Was kind of hot, but tolerable. I cant wait the Camaro fest 4!!!!!!

Everyone just stay away from my ride, it had a beating at CF3. Lol. Cf4 hopefully will be better for my car. Lol
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #45
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we had a Blast. Let's face it, we owned that town for three days, LOL. The atmosphere at the Host Hotel was awesome.

Never got bored cause we planned what we wanted to do and made sure we needed to be where we needed to be to get it done. Even did a grand tour of the Indy Track and Museum which I would suggest for anyone if you have not seen it up close.

I like the idea of keeping it in the center of the country so it's fair for east and west coast people. I really enjoyed talking with people from both coasts and getting different perspectives on things.

Personally, I think the local enforcement officers and Indiana troopers and the Hotel were all very cooperative to our festivities.

And on a last and most important note, I am very grateful that from what I have heard so far, everyone was respectful of each other and each others cars. That is so important for events like this to grow bigger and bigger each year !
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My turn!

I LOVED IT!

If I may...

I've been here on Camaro5 since a few months after this site was created. I've made some friends...a LOT of friends from this place and d@mnit if they aren't all in San Antonio. They are all over the country! The group of us only get one chance a year to get together and really have a good time....enjoying each others company. I wouldn't miss this for the WORLD.

Friendships that have been made are lifelong...

Even though there were a lot of stressors I had to think about, it was better than last year. Dana and I are getting better with the store. We had AWESOME help all weekend long from our dedicated friends (too many people to thank!). We finally got the cruise back together (even though it wasn't what we had expected it to be). We had a TON of vendors show and the majority of them all said they had a great time and would do it again.

Sure...it was a lot of work to put together. Joe, Mike, Chris, Mike L, Pete, Guillermo, Norm, shoot...the list goes on and on... And a lot of us never really got to play. But...it all about YOU GUYS. ALL OF YOU. We just want everyone to have the best time they can have. We, just like y'all, want nothing more than for everything to run smoothly. We had some kinks, but hey...all those things can be ironed out a bit more for the next Fest. Again, we just want all you guys and gals to have a good time!
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We had a good time, for sure. Only suggestion, is to have a sign board/announcement board at the host hotel with locations for particular events, etc (some in our group didnt even know about the C5FIII T-shirt sales)
Oh yeah....we already have a TON of plans set in motion for next year. We found what worked and what didn't work. We also found ways to improve on things so people don't have to constantly ask, "where's the car show registration?, etc etc etc"
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I had a blast...


To make it long winded...

I would just quote SSE 4 2SS (btw it was great to meet you this time around!)
Damnit! That's what it was! your old screen name! that's been bugging the hell outta me!!!

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Had a blast... Whether you're into the street meet / car show scene or racing it's a very well rounded event. Just pulling up a chair in the parking lot and having a nice conversation with other like minded enthusiasts is simply the best. Not many events do you get over 1000 cars of the same Make/Model and Generation.

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The sponsors may or may not have made a killing at the event, but I'm quite sure they had a good time too and will benefit as folks go home and purchase new products. Do remember the guys who support your event...

And last but not least, thanks to the mods who work this thing all year long...
We all do have a common interest in Camaros..that's why we all met up at Cfest 3. Great way to spend with 1k true riders. People will always find things wrong with an even for whatever reasons. Some are social other's shy.

Reading most of the comments on this thread seems majority had a blast and that's what it's all about the ride to get their and expierencing and sharing your stories with eachother.
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Love it! Was kind of hot, but tolerable. I cant wait the Camaro fest 4!!!!!!

Everyone just stay away from my ride, it had a beating at CF3. Lol. Cf4 hopefully will be better for my car. Lol
Would you prefer it to rain? that'll damper..the entire event. People will always knit pick something at these events main thing sorry to hear people stayed away from your ride any reasons why?
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:59 AM   #49
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I have one thing I get to do each year. Only one. Our business doesn't allow for much more.

I could do a lot of things but I choose to do C5F and don't regret any one them. This one was every bit as good as the first two. Even better because I didn't have to leave so early and neither did Bonnie.

Can't wait for Birmingham fest next year. Great choice BTW. Real close to home for me. Should be a blast.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:14 AM   #50
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I have one thing I get to do each year. Only one. Our business doesn't allow for much more.

I could do a lot of things but I choose to do C5F and don't regret any one them. This one was every bit as good as the first two. Even better because I didn't have to leave so early and neither did Bonnie.

Can't wait for Birmingham fest next year. Great choice BTW. Real close to home for me. Should be a blast.
Birmingham fest ? Is there an underlying message here? My wife and i had a wonderful time meeting as many people as we could in the 3 day span. August is august no two ways about it, but hoping we dial it back to april again.

I think being amongst all the passionate camaro fans tops the list. What a party! Looking forward to attending again next year! Can't wait to see you all back out there.
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