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Old 02-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #26
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Hey, I get thumbs up just for my ZL1 shirt and hat! Best story: Coming home from Lake Arrowhead first weekend I had my car. "Accidently" got it up to 90 MPH on I-210. Got home 30 mins later and an LAPD helicopter was circling my house (weird because its CHP and LACO Sheriff area) Thought for sure i was getting an "aerial "ticket". After making about 6 passes over my house the copter loudspeaker comes on: "nice car man" and he takes off. Bow tie or die!
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Took it to my first car show. The hottest blond chick in tight black shorts and a tube top comes walking up to the car with her dude in tow. She gawks down my car something fierce. Finally she asks me is this your car? Her dude standing there with his arms crossed and his tail between his legs says cumon lets go! She says you go ahead I'm guna ask some questions. He stormed off. I asked her, why is your dude in such a hurry? She said thats my brother!....She's now my girlfriend.....
Even more AWESOME!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #27
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Yeah, I rarely stop the car without having a conversation about it. Of course, I'm always more than willing to chat, though I sometimes notice my wife sitting in the passenger seat just shaking her head. I agree with Normagene; it seems the ZL1 brings out the "beast" in a lot of drivers (no matter the vehicle) when they're sitting at the stop light next to me!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #28
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My 22-month old daughter absolutely LOVES our ZL1 convertible. She can't say much at her age, but can make a growling car sound, point, and say "fast car." That says enough for me. One time, my wife was going to go to the grocery store, and our daughter was going with her. The garage door was open and my wife went to move our ladder into the garage. Our daughter saw the car and started walking over to it. My wife said, "No, we're going in Mommy's car." Our daughter flung herself on the ground and threw a fit because she wanted to ride in the "fast car." lol The attention the car gets from her is better than that of a stranger.

Once I was driving with the top down and was drinking an Amped energy drink. At a stoplight, a guy in a truck next to me rolled down his window and asked, "Is that car as amped up as that drink you're drinking?" I laughed and said, "Even more!" He laughed, gave me a thumbs up, and we drove off.

Another time, I was shopping in a Best Buy, and when I came out, I noticed there was another ZL1 parked next to me. The driver was still in the car and was j use waiting for me to come out. He said it was the first '13 he had seen. So of course we stood around and bs'd about the cars for a bit.

It's impossible to drive the ZL1 and not get comments or turn heads.


That is a cool story about your daughter. I have a 11 month old son. He is a little young still. But he is learning, I also have a '97 Z-28 convertible and it has open Borla exhaust on it. When I go and pick him up at daycare the women says. He is very smart, he can hear daddy's car and knows daddy is coming to pick him up.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #29
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Pics of hot chick or it didn't happen...


I agree
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #30
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Last november was coming home around midnight,stopped at a light and a new brz subaru pulls up beside me. The driver starts revving his motor wildly most likely to catch my attention. I am sure he had a modified exhaust system. All it took is a slight twitch on the gas. I guess the unexpected roar of my zed silenced him pretty well. Not a peep. We both parted peacefully. This zed is a real blast!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #31
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I agree
Maybe he makes her ride in the trunk? Just ask my husband, and look at the plus side, he doesn't need to spend money on razors, just give the duct tape a quick, fast yank. Duct tape? Of course, I like the exhaust sound, don't need to hear all kinds of yakking, bla bla bla... Love that big ol trunk. Oh, the glow in the dark emergency trunk release does work. Sometimes I forget he's still in there.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #32
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Wife and I took the ZL1 for a road trip and ended up stopping to eat at Olive Garden. Parked it as far as possible from the front door of the restaurant in a completely empty part of the parking lot. When we came out, we couldn't believe our eyes when we saw our section was totally full--EXCEPT for the spaces directly next to the left and right of the car. Now that's respect!
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:38 AM   #33
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Last year in September I was at work and I heard this load noise coming from the parking lot. It sounded like a hot rod with straight pipes. I got up from my desk and looked out the window to see the type of car it was. The car had backed in beside my Z and the driver was out taking pictures. I went out and introduced myself. He had a 68 restored camaro and he heard that a Camaro ZL1 was in town and he could not believe it. He works about a mile away on a different U.S. Army Kaserne. He said he drove by at lunch to see if the car was parked here then he went home to drive his camaro in so that he could take pictures of the two cars together. You have to remember I live in Germany as DOD employee. He is a German National the works for the DOD. Later that same week A German that has a Corvette parked beside me and was doing the same thing. At that time she was stock. Now I have done some modification and I am just dying to bring her back out. But the German winters are not over yet so she is staying in the garage until the weather breaks. I have a lot of German local that want me to attend their events. Just need to have the snow to stop falling.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:51 AM   #34
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #35
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Took it to my first car show. The hottest blond chick in tight black shorts and a tube top comes walking up to the car with her dude in tow. She gawks down my car something fierce. Finally she asks me is this your car? Her dude standing there with his arms crossed and his tail between his legs says cumon lets go! She says you go ahead I'm guna ask some questions. He stormed off. I asked her, why is your dude in such a hurry? She said thats my brother!....She's now my girlfriend.....

He must like Mustangs,He may end up your brother in Law
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #36
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I get lots of looks when driving around. And no I'm NOT Topless, I drive a coupe. To tell the truth, I still haven't seen another ZL1 on the road. Lots of camaro's of every color and model, but not a single ZL1! And yes, I'm definitely looking. One thing that is for sure, every time I pull up to a stop light the BOZO next to me wants to race. Doesn't seem to matter what they're driving either, a pickup, a junker, or minivan, or especially a mustang, they feel compelled to race. Have to admit I kinda like that, I do enjoy looking at them in the rearview mirror!


ALL THE TIME ... EVERY TIME AT A LIGHT!
I just smile and give it a few rpm's watch them take off like a bullet, I get a good laugh when they get pulled over 1/4 mile down the street!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:24 PM   #37
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because of the time of year upon purchase of my car, i have only put around 850 miles on my car. :( but hopefully next month when spring rolls in ill have tons of cool stories to share
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #38
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because of the time of year upon purchase of my car, i have only put around 850 miles on my car. :( but hopefully next month when spring rolls in ill have tons of cool stories to share

Yeah I only have 475 miles on mine. I took delivery on January 2. So I am also looking forward to the spring.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:14 PM   #39
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Driving it home from the dealership within 5 minutes of home and was chased down by a guy in a truck until I had to stop at a light. After a few photos from his cell camera he yelled "thats the baddest thing I have ever seen!".

Normally don't drive stuff for attention because I could care less about that, but as others have said you dont have to go very far to generate significant attention in a short period of time with this thing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #40
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I live in ND and got my car from KY, pulled into a truckstop and overheard two truckers saying that even ugly guys can get laid in that.... has anybody else been past 160 .
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #41
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Forgot to say my zl1 will be in TX at henessey to get the HPE700 kit put in. Can't wait to give my deputy sherrif brother in law a ride!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #42
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There i was...

In traffic behind a school bus. Kids get out and start pointing. The guy in a convertible BMW in front of me starts waiving at them... They look at him and pointed at the IOM ZL1 monster

DuuuuUUUUUuuUUUUUhhHHH!!!

Gave the kiddies a .

Bimmer makes a right turn into embarassville

Moral of the story...have good situational awareness.

Bad ar$h ZL1 might be behind yaaaaaaa
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #43
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There i was...

In traffic behind a school bus. Kids get out and start pointing. The guy in a convertible BMW in front of me starts waiving at them... They look at him and pointed at the IOM ZL1 monster

DuuuuUUUUUuuUUUUUhhHHH!!!

Gave the kiddies a .

Bimmer makes a right turn into embarassville

Moral of the story...have good situational awareness.

Bad ar$h ZL1 might be behind yaaaaaaa


Cool story
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #44
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23 years ago we'd throw a car seat in the back of our 1972 Z28 as we were heading down the highway our young daughter casually said from her seat " go faster Dad " go faster. She now can't wait to go for a ride in the ride in ZL1.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #45
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Wife and I took the ZL1 for a road trip and ended up stopping to eat at Olive Garden. Parked it as far as possible from the front door of the restaurant in a completely empty part of the parking lot. When we came out, we couldn't believe our eyes when we saw our section was totally full--EXCEPT for the spaces directly next to the left and right of the car. Now that's respect!
I call that coincidence
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #46
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Pics of hot chick or it didn't happen...
Hahah true.


Hope I'm not hijacking your threadd but i have a cool SS experience I thought I'd share since I'm here. When I got my camaro in 2009 it was one of the first in Cleveland. I was sitting at a light at this sick red Ferrari rolls up next to me.
A red 360 with blacked out windows so i try to sneak a picture as I'm doing so the driver window rolls down...the guy looks at me then scans the car up and down and says ''damn' I'd rather be driving that.'' The light changes and he zoomed off...
Just thought it was cool that someone with a super car was so impressed by the Camaro.
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Cool story. It nice that supercar owners respect the Camaro. Most people lusted after a '68 to '69 Camaro when they were younger. I know I did. Right after I got mine and they were really rare, I had a guy and his passenger slow down and turn their heads to look at mine.
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Driving it home from the dealership within 5 minutes of home and was chased down by a guy in a truck until I had to stop at a light. After a few photos from his cell camera he yelled "thats the baddest thing I have ever seen!".

Normally don't drive stuff for attention because I could care less about that, but as others have said you dont have to go very far to generate significant attention in a short period of time with this thing.

Ha! This is pretty funny. Glad you love your Camaro.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #49
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #50
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Driving home on the freeway and something in my peripheral vision told me to look left. I turn and here is this young woman approx 22 y/o driving with another female in the passenger seat checking out the car. The funny thing is she was craning her neck to get a good look,(tinted windows & black on black) I thought she was about to jump on top of the car. That's strange that never happens when my girlfriend is in the car with me?
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