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Old 02-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #26
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Black Beauty's biggest stage Indy Camaro 5 Fest III.

The Camaro 5 Fest III Indy, has by far been our most memorable one. It is not only our favorite track but the place where Black Beauty stood amongst her peers, and felt overwelmed by the caliber of builds done on the 5th Generation Camaros in attendance there. This would be her toughest competition yet. We we're just happy to be one of the crowd. The competitive side of me kept us in the parking lot of our hotel until 2:30 the day of the show, to give us a chance knowing full well in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. I needed to pull out all the stops. We we're honored when Team Chevrolet member David Leone ( Chevrolet Global Vehicle Assembly Line Executive), Presented us, & Black Beauty for his personal pick for Best Camaro in attendance. There were other owners picked as well by members of Team Chevrolet. We were honored by being picked, and happy to walk away with that award only. As everyone knows the actual winners would not be announced until later the next week due to weather conditions. We waited, and didn't know we had been picked as the BEST OF SHOW winner until our friend, Ruby Camaro called, & told us we had won the whole show. We were honored to just be a part of that show, and winning the award was beyond our wildest dreams. We were truly humbled to win this award, and returned a few weeks later for another show, and had Black Beauty's picture done on the track where she would have accepted, her award. WOW what a ride this has been. Enjoy the pics.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #27
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It's about time you put up a build thread. Let's go ahead and get Camaro of the Week under BB's belt.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #28
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Thanks Tysen, I didn't realize just how much we've done with this car, until we started organizing it all. We'll keep our fingers crossed for COTW. Thanks for posting, I know you were there in the beginning as well. It's taken some time ,blood, sweat, and tears for sure.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #29
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Didn't know you had an SS logo on the cowl. That's a good idea, I look at mine every day and never thought to put something there.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #30
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That was Tammy's idea. We make a great team.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #31
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Ruby, thanks for staying on me to start Black Beauty's build.
You're Welcome. Nice job. I guess all great things take time. Come on COTW (it's the only accalade BB has not won as yet that I can think of anyway)
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:26 PM   #32
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Red Demon SS, I've been following your car. Nice build, and great tribute.
Thank you very much, yours is coming along very nicely, i love the touches so far!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:31 AM   #33
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Looks absolutely great one day im gonna be on your level lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #34
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Thanks Chriscamaro69z28, i'm sure yours will get there as well
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #35
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Thanks Red Demon SS, Maybe we'll be sitting beside each other at a car show soon.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #36
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Black Beauty's traveling photos of places she's been, and the people she's met along the way.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #37
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More pics

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Old 02-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #38
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Got to stop for now here's a few more

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #39
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Awesome car and awesome people.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #40
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Thanks MACKMAN, we look forward to cruising, and hanging out with you again soon.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #41
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I'll add a few "traveling" pics for ya as well ... proves that while Black Beauty is a "show car", Jeff and Tammy aren't afraid to drive it (it may be a garage queen, but it isn't a trailer queen!)

CamaroFest 3 - the road back from Indy to Nashville:








With the Nashville skyline:



Veteran's Day 2011 - Benefit for Wounded Warrior - 101st Airborne:






Christmas:







I'll see what other pictures I have of Black Beauty. Trying to find ones that don't duplicate what ya have. I have a bunch of shots of y'all at shows etc, but I am sure you have similar ones! These are ones with y'all moving that y'all couldn't have taken!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #42
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Even a road warrior needs to rest sometime.

Black Beauty resting in her car condo.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:27 PM   #43
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Wow Jeff I never knew. Great story man it's really inspiring so glad I have had the pleasure of meeting you and your wife. Keep up the hard work and let me know if you ever need any help doing any thing. If you decide to get a little more power out of it let me know. See ya Thursday.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #44
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Thanks, Jeff (98 Formula) a lot of people didn't know as well. It's been great knowing you, and your wife as well. Maybe I can talk Tammy into letting you tweak the car a little. I'll see you thursday buddy.

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:26 AM   #45
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Back on the road again

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:48 AM   #46
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Black Beauty having face lift and butt upgrades

Work being done on Black Beauty 95% of all work done on this car has been done at home.
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Black Beauty Plays Rudolph The Red Nosed Camaro

The Music City Camaro Club was surprised at their first annual Christmas party when they found out Santa drives a Camaro
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:00 AM   #48
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The Awards in chronological order

2010

1. YMCA Top 50 Aug. 18
LSX Shootout/NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Gateway Raceway, St.Louis
Oct. 7-10.
2. NMCA Muscle Car Top 25
3. GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout Top 20
4. LS Muscle Car Top 10
5. LSX 5th Gen Camaro Event Winner
6. Camaro5 Top 10
7. BEST OF SHOW Camaro5
8. Camaro5 BEST of Show #1 Winners jacket

2011

HUNTERS CUSTOM AUTO SHOW March 2011 Nashville TN.
9. Semi Custom Class Winner
10. Hunters BEST OF SHOW FAB FIVE WINNER
Camaro Chrome open house March
11. BEST OF SHOW CUSTOM
12. Best Engine Compartment
HORSES & HORSEPOWER SHOW Louisville KY.
13. BEST New Car of the show
RIDDIN & ROLLIN CUSTOM CARSHOW
14. 1st Place Custom Class
1St ANNUAL DARKSIDE CUSTOM CARSHOW
15. 1st Place New School
KOSS MOTORSPORTS BARBECUE FEST Nashville, TN.
16. 1st Place Camaro Class
17. 1st Place Best Female Owned Vehicle of the Show
GM PERFORMANCE PARTS LSX SHOOTOUT Bowling Green KY.
18. Top 20 Special Recognition Award
19. 5th Gen Camaro Event Winner
NMCA MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS LSX WORLD STREET FINALS Lucas Oil Raceway INDY Oct.
20. NMCA Editors Choice of the Show
21. Camaro 5 5th Gen Camaro Event Winner ( a back to back win for us 2 yrs in a row.)
REVOLUTION CHURCH 1st ANNUAL CARSHOW
22. Top 50
INAUGURAL MUSIC CITY CAMARO FEST Oct. 15
23. BEST of SHOW Winner
24. Drag Race 5th Gen Winner
STATION CAMP 1st ANNUAL CARSHOW
25. 2nd Place People's Choice
2nd ANNUAL WOUNDED WARRIORS VETERANS DAY BENEFIT CARSHOW
26. 1st Place 5th Gen Camaro

2012

MUSIC CITY AUTOFEST Nashville TN.
27. Elite Camaro of the Show
HUNTERS CUSTOM AUTO SHOW Nashville, TN.
28. Top 40 Pick
SUPER CHEVY SHOW MEMPHIS TN. MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY April 13-15
29. 5th Gen Camaro Show Class Winner
30. Super Chevy Show Winners Jacket
MUSIC CITY 5th GEN CAMARO SPRING FLING FEST I. Goodletsville, TN.
31. Best Custom Class Winner
32. BEST OF SHOW WINNER
GOODGUYS CARSHOW Nashville
33. Super Sunday Award Modern Muscle
HOTROD POWER TOUR
34. Longhaulers Certificate
MUSIC CITY 5th GEN CAMARO FALL BRAWL FEST II
35. Custom Class Winner
36. BEST OF SHOW/PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
MUSIC CITY ALL CHEVY NATIONALS 1000 POINT JUDGED SHOW
37. BEST 5th Gen Camaro of The Show
38. BEST Engine of The Show
39. JR. Judging 2nd Place
40. Jr. Judge Certificate for car most wanted when turning 16
41. PLATINUM CERTIFICATE Street Driven Show Car Scoring 997 Points
CAMARO 5 FEST III INDIANA LUCAS OIL RACEWAY
42. Team Chevrolet Certificate as David Leone Global Vehicle Line Executive's Pick for Best Camaro At The Event
43. CAMARO 5 Fest III BEST OF SHOW Winner
MUSIC CITY COOL CARS & HOT BIKES SHOW Nashville
44. Show Class Winner 5th Gen Camaro
SUPER CHEVY SHOW THUNDER VALLEY BRISTOL DRAGWAY TN Sept. 21-23
45. Show Class Winner 5th Gen Camaro
46. Show Class Winners Jacket
CHARIOTS OF FIRE CHURCH 2nd ANNUAL CARSHOW
47. Custom Class 2nd Place
48. Best Wheels Of The Show
NMCA/ LSX FASTEST STREETCAR WORLD FINALS INDY LUCAS OIL RACEWAY
49. CAMARO 5 Award Best 5th Gen Camaro Of The Show
this was our Three Peat, 3 years in a row win for this event. Our little Black Beauty became our dynasty.
50. Peoples Choice Best Engine Compartment Of The Show
51. LSX Top 20 Pick
CRUISIN THE RIDGE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JOELTON, TN.
52. Top 50 Award
KRIS KRINGLE CHRISTMAS CHARITY CARSHOW
53. Participants Award

2013

CARL CASPER 50TH GOLD ANNIVERSARY CARSHOW LOUISVILLE, KY.
54. Participants Collector Carl Casper Jacket
55. 2nd Place Custom Hardtop 2000-2010
56. International Show Car Association Street Achievement 2013 Best Modern Muscle Car
CAMARO5.COM
57. COTW APRIL 1, 2013
MUSIC CITY CAMARO CLUB'S SPRING FLING FEST II APRIL 13, 2013
58. Best Custom Camaro
59. Best Engine Compartment Of The Show
60. BEST OF SHOW
O'REILLY'S CAR SHOW June
61. Sponsor Pick Best Car of the show
62. Top 20

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:16 AM   #49
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Black Beauty's, story begins in an emergency room at 2:30 a.m on a sunday morning in september, 2008. I just had surgery a week before, and experienced complications, by the time we arrived in the emergency room I had lost half the blood volume in my body, and had to have a blood transfusion. As I lay there not knowing at the time if I would walk out of there. I thought of the one dream I've had in my heart since I was a 19 year old kid of having an award winning street driven show car. The year was 1987, and I was in the Navy when I received the call my father had passed away with heart problems. We had planned on buying a car, and restoring it together when I got out. I had one year left. I still bought a car a 1969 camaro, and planned on restoring it in honor of my father. The car is currently under construction now, and will be Black Beauty's Beast. Where my dream takes an amazing turn is the next month when we are at a local Chevrolet dealer on October 13, 2008, and ordering a black 2010 Camaro SS for my wife, who has always loved my 69 camaro we had bought 1 month after we were married in 1988. We had been talking about this car since Chevrolet started talking about creating a new camaro based off the 69 camaro. There couldn't have been a more perfect first brand new car for my bride of 20 years. We received the vin. number, and was surprised we would have number 1772 off the assembly line. We had our first permagrin. My wife talked with me and said, knowing it would still be a few years before my old camaro would be completed, why not use her awesome car, and modify it, and go for my dream now, and do this together. I was overwelmed, and felt a peace in my heart I hadn't felt since I lost my father. On June 18, 2009 her new camaro rolled off the car transporter. My wife signed all the papers, was handed the keys, and became the owner of the Camaro that would become known as Black Beauty, and my dream of having an award winning show car began..... We were able to uncover the car ourselves, and our first mods were installed before we left the lot.... BBEAUTY personalized plate, and three ss emblems, one on each fender, and one on the passenger side dash old school style locations. We left the dealership, and had the windows tinted all on the same day.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:45 AM   #50
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Thanks, Camaro68. Nice cars!!!
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