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Old 02-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #18
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The other day while driving through my neighborhood past the playground a 9 or 10 year old kid starts running after me on the other side of the fence and waving frantically. At first I was caught by surprise, then I was afraid something was wrong. I stopped the car and rolled my window down and asked if everything was alright. He apologized and said he just wanted to tell me he loves my car and runs out to see me drive by when he hears me driving by his house. I said thank you and went on my way. I had never seen him before. A couple days after I was driving home through my neighborhood and just happened to look in my rear view and this same kid and his friend run out of the house and seemed to jump and cheer. I wonder how many times he had done it before but at least now now I know where to look. Now I make sure I rev a little more and engine brake by his house. I haven't seen him run out since then but if he's in there, I know he's smiling.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #19
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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.....
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #20
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The other day while driving through my neighborhood past the playground a 9 or 10 year old kid starts running after me on the other side of the fence and waving frantically. At first I was caught by surprise, then I was afraid something was wrong. I stopped the car and rolled my window down and asked if everything was alright. He apologized and said he just wanted to tell me he loves my car and runs out to see me drive by when he hears me driving by his house. I said thank you and went on my way. I had never seen him before. A couple days after I was driving home through my neighborhood and just happened to look in my rear view and this same kid and his friend run out of the house and seemed to jump and cheer. I wonder how many times he had done it before but at least now now I know where to look. Now I make sure I rev a little more and engine brake by his house. I haven't seen him run out since then but if he's in there, I know he's smiling.


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Old 02-12-2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #22
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I have yet to stop to get gas and not have a 20 minute conversation with people around me about the car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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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!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:21 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:40 PM   #25
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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.....


...same story. Different forum.
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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.....
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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...


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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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