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Old 08-14-2012, 12:32 AM   #69
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It was a blast and people who want to nit pick prices, vendors, organization or anything need to just stay home. Like stated before people donated time, money and energy to make this event what it was. AWESOME! Been to two fests and like different things about both. I did not come to race or track my car, I came for the friendships. Old and new, and maybe to one up the last Texas Parking Lot Bar. Which I think we did. 98% of the liquor was donated by camaro5 members. Don't think they or us knew what we were getting into this year with the bar, and next year scares me.... the simple fact is we asked for donations from people we never met and it poured in (and out) pardon the pun. Camaro people rock.

I donated my time stuffing the goodie bags, my wife, little mike and billie helped sell your camaro5 gear your wearing. you should have seen the mods (EVEN TAG) and others working their asses off to make things run smoothly. no one complained (except for us stuffing bags) to make this event what is was. Yes again, AWESOME!

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #70
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It was a blast and people who want to nit pick prices, vendors, organization or anything need to just stay home. Like stated before people donated time, money and energy to make this event what it was. AWESOME! Been to two fests and like different things about both. I did not come to race or track my car, I came for the friendships. Old and new, and maybe to one up the last Texas Parking Lot Bar. Which I think we did. 98% of the liquor was donated by camaro5 members. Don't think they or us knew what we were getting into this year with the bar, and next year scares me.... the simple fact is we asked for donations from people we never met and it poured in (and out) pardon the pun. Camaro people rock.

I donated my time stuffing the goodie bags, my wife, little mike and billie helped sell your camaro5 gear your wearing. you should have seen the mods (EVEN TAG) and others working their asses off to make things run smoothly. no one complained (except for us stuffing bags) to make this event what is was. Yes again, AWESOME!

Basically, never under estimate the power of camaro owners in a group!
The bar rocked the parking lot! Thanks to all that set up and worked the bar... As for the fest - it was originally, a south Georgia get together that grew to C5fest. The people and owners make this site and the fest is a way to get together and share our love of CAMARO. No complaints. Had a blast and can't wait for next one.....

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #71
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Loved every minute of it. Hat's off to all the folks that put it together. You all did a fantastic job.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #72
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Loved it, the weather was great, Dont know what you guys were complaining about but the weather at Camaro5fest was Great, 103 degrees wed-friday ...................














OH wait, I didnt go to camaro5 Fest, Because it was the same Weekend as HOT AUGUST nights in RENO NV.



NExt year DO not make it during HOT AUGUST NIGHTS which happens to be August 5th-12th (we travel down there so we leave sunday)
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #73
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I had a great time my one day there and was going to offer one piece of (IMO) minor constructive criticism with a suggestion to possibly correct it in the future if the planners agreed. Looks like I'd best leave it at a great time and say thanks to everyone who had a hand in it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #74
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Loved it, the weather was great, Dont know what you guys were complaining about but the weather at Camaro5fest was Great, 103 degrees wed-friday ...................














OH wait, I didnt go to camaro5 Fest, Because it was the same Weekend as HOT AUGUST nights in RENO NV.



NExt year DO not make it during HOT AUGUST NIGHTS which happens to be August 5th-12th (we travel down there so we leave sunday)
Great weather to catch a tan lol.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #75
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I had a great time my one day there and was going to offer one piece of (IMO) minor constructive criticism with a suggestion to possibly correct it in the future if the planners agreed. Looks like I'd best leave it at a great time and say thanks to everyone who had a hand in it.
Jaime, please do post it up... We are listening to the comments... And trying to make it more fun for all... My comments were made well before I saw the intent and direction of the thread... There has been some valuable insight in this thread...
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #76
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This was my first fest and had a great time. Only thing I would like to see is more vendors. I know that's easer said than done do to the expense for travel, hotel food etc. I enjoy see products first hand and getting good deals with installs. Again not a complaint just an idea for next year.


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Old 08-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #77
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This was my first fest(hadn't taken delivery yet last year),and it didn't hurt that it was only two and a half hours away. Had a great time!!!!! Kudos to all who were involved in making it such a success. I could foresee a swap meet being held in conjunction with the fest in the future.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:21 PM   #78
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I had a blast. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The heat was dangerously oppressive. I worried about others who are less in tune with their bodies than I, but I did not hear of anyone having heat related serious health problems. That was very good but maybe a bit of good luck. I cut back on what I wanted to do a lot (as I know a lot of others did) & was still on the edge much of the time. There really need to be more provisions for hydrating & cooling for drivers in race events who cannot have anything in their cars. Weather, we have no control over but some thought & planning regarding safety (in case of severe storms, excessive heat, etc) is an important point when events get this large. I hope the next one is in early summer not late summer because of both heat and schools/school activities starting in late June/early August these days. Other than that most of my thoughts are things well discussed or finer points better conveyed in a more personal and productive format. I'd welcome the chance to give input or help in any way I can in planning for next year's event.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:38 AM   #79
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I had a blast. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The heat was dangerously oppressive. I worried about others who are less in tune with their bodies than I, but I did not hear of anyone having heat related serious health problems. That was very good but maybe a bit of good luck. I cut back on what I wanted to do a lot (as I know a lot of others did) & was still on the edge much of the time. There really need to be more provisions for hydrating & cooling for drivers in race events who cannot have anything in their cars. Weather, we have no control over but some thought & planning regarding safety (in case of severe storms, excessive heat, etc) is an important point when events get this large. I hope the next one is in early summer not late summer because of both heat and schools/school activities starting in late June/early August these days. Other than that most of my thoughts are things well discussed or finer points better conveyed in a more personal and productive format. I'd welcome the chance to give input or help in any way I can in planning for next year's event.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:59 PM   #80
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This was my first Camaro5 Fest and I had a great time. I'm sure I will be at more of them. Great people and great cars. Perhaps the vendors will get orders later. Some people are looking and will decide later. Keep up the good work people that have put this together.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #81
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This was my first fest and I had a total blast. I also left quite a bit of my money with the vendors and saw some really good stuff I want in the future. The parking lot party was just an incredible experience too.

I never made it to the drag strip but I did the Autox and that was a blast too.

I don't believe we can thank the mods/volunteers enough for making this a great event. I'm certain it can only get better and I can't wait for next year.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #82
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Overall it was "O.K." would have been better with more vendors and better deals not the same ones they give all the time, like free shipping.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:21 AM   #83
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Indy was my 2nd fest as I attended the 1st in Valdosta. I looked forward to the Indy event with great anticipation for some time. Sadly it fell short for me. I personally had a much better time at the 1st fest in Valdosta. The AutoX at Indy, at least Friday was not very good. I ( and several others ) left the Indy AutoX after 2 passes Friday morning quite disappointed. Weather at Indy was an issue (heat), I think events like these are better suited for late spring/early summer or early fall. I thank and congratulate all the vendors that attended, in talking to many the entire event for them was a big $$ loser. During much of the event there was very few people cruising the vendor rows which is not a good incentive for them to return to future fest's. I also thank the volunteer staff for all their hard efforts. The high points for the entire event for me were speaking with the GM folks Friday night at the Wyndham hotel parking lot and the vendor section.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:35 AM   #84
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Hell, even when it rained I was still havin' a blast!

It's not too often you get to help change a set of tires in the pouring rain and then laugh about it later.

It's all about the experience of enjoying the company and companionship of hundreds of other folks from all walks of life across all of North America who all share a common hobby.

If that's not what you're going to Camaro5 Fest for, then you'll never truly appreciate it like the rest of us do.

The moderators, vendors, and all of the volunteers that help out make every Fest an amazingly fun, relaxed (albeit high-paced), and enjoyable experience.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't care where the Fest is, I'm going.

I missed out on the first Fest in Valdosta, but I won't be making that mistake ever again
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #85
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Hell, even when it rained I was still havin' a blast!

It's not too often you get to help change a set of tires in the pouring rain and then laugh about it later.

It's all about the experience of enjoying the company and companionship of hundreds of other folks from all walks of life across all of North America who all share a common hobby.

If that's not what you're going to Camaro5 Fest for, then you'll never truly appreciate it like the rest of us do.

The moderators, vendors, and all of the volunteers that help out make every Fest an amazingly fun, relaxed (albeit high-paced), and enjoyable experience.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't care where the Fest is, I'm going.

I missed out on the first Fest in Valdosta, but I won't be making that mistake ever again
Exactly! Well put, Party in the parking lot....lol :beer::beer:

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