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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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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
57. Hotwheels Club Participation Award
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58. COTW APRIL 1, 2013
MUSIC CITY CAMARO CLUB'S SPRING FLING FEST II APRIL 13, 2013
59. Best Custom Camaro
60. Best Engine Compartment Of The Show
61. BEST OF SHOW
O'REILLY'S CAR SHOW June
62. Sponsor Pick Best Car of the show
63. Top 20

2014

MUSIC CITY CAMARO CLUBS SPRING FLING FEST APRIL 2014
64. Carl Black BEST OF SHOW
65. Carl Black BEST ENGINE
66. Carl Black BEST PAINT
67. Dredge Central BEST GEN 5 CAMARO
68. Dredge Central First Place 5th Gen Camaro Class
KRUIZIN RIVER BLUFF CAR SHOW
69. Certificate Of Appreciation
70. Boy Scout Troop 458 Scout Pick of the Show
3RD ANNUAL CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE NATIONALS COMMERCE GEORGIA
MAY 30-JUNE 1
71.Event Winner Best Modern Custom Camaro
NINTH ANNUAL GOODGUYS NASHVILLE NATIONALS
72. All American Sunday Award Modern Muscle
CLARKSVILLE SPEEDWAY AUTOFEST
73. BEST OF SHOW
74. BEST ENGINE
75. Club Participation Award
MUSIC CITY CAMARO CLUB FALL BRAWL
76. HammerHead Best Engineered Camaro
77. Drag Race First Place
78. Drag Race Closest To Dial In {Ran 8.75 on an 8.75 Dial In Final Round}
MEMORY LANE CRUISERS AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW
79. Top 50
80. BEST OF SHOW TUNER CARS 1989 & Newer

2015

MUSIC CITY CAMARO DRAG RACE SPRINGFLING
81. Second Place
82. Lowest Reaction Time .020
13TH ANNUAL CENTRAL TENNESSEE CLASSIC CHEVYS OPEN CAR SHOW
83. Modern Muscle Custom First Place
84. Club Participation Award
CAMARO FEST IV DRAGRACE BEECHBEND
85. STOCK V8 CLASS HEADS UP: Third Place
MEMORY LANE CRUISERS AUTUMN RUN CAR SHOW
86. BEST OF SHOW MODERN MUSCLE 1973-2015 {Back to back win 2 years in a row}
87. Top 50
THE RIVER CRUISE IN TO BENEFIT WOUNDED WARRIORS
88. Best Camaro of the Show
HORSEPOWER BY THE RIVER CAR SHOW
89. GM VEHICLE of the year 2015
MUSIC CITY CAMARO CLUB FALL BRAWL 2015 DRAG RACE
90. 3rd Place
91. Lowest Reaction Time 0.004
92. Closest to Dial In {ran a 8.639 on an 8.63 dial in}

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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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Old 03-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #51
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Ever wonder where judges at carshows get started? Here's a clue

Children getting in on the action, and becoming Jr Judges. They are tougher than the adults, probably because they can bend down further LOL. Honestly, this was the best part of the whole show for me. Watching those kids touched my heart, and I understood what we're doing at these shows. Passing the torch of love for the automobile to the future generations of this world. It makes it all worthwhile for my wife, & I. It gives my dream a meaning, and a calm in my heart for when I'm gone maybe I will have the peace of knowing I did leave something good behind.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #52
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Black Beauty becomes a Hotwheels Camaro for the weekend.

The Carl Casper 50th Anniversary Custom Carshow In Louisville KY. was BB's first showing for 2013. It started out rough. As you all know, we drive her to every event she attends, although trailering her to this event did cross our minds. It had snowed some the day before ,and was forecasted to rain part of the day. I had spent a solid week detailing her from top to bottom. I almost cried when I had to pull her out of her car condo into a rainstorm but thats the life of a road warrior. She was trashed. She completed the HOT ROD POWER TOUR in 2012 a whole week on the road, and 3,000 miles round trip, and didn't look like this. I mean I got to see what she would look like brown. She had been touched by dirt, and mud in places she hadn't been touched before. So you get the picture. When we arrived it was bath time. We pulled in at 9:00 a.m., and had to have her ready to show by 4:00. We finished her at 3:30. I have to admit she looked liked she belonged on a hotwheels track. We were in a hotwheels display with members from the Music City Camaro/ Central KY Camaro Clubs. Brian,Phil,Donnie,Dave, who had both his camaros there including the real Hotwheels Edition Camaro, and myself Jeff, AKA
(The Camaro Whisperer) By the end of the weekend everyone in our display had won awards. Although Black Beauty didn't win her class, she placed second. Donnie my best friend, won 1st place which was still a win for me. Black Beauty still soared to the top at this show by capturing the International Show Car Association 2013 Street Achievement Best Modern Muscle Car of the Show Award. Now how sweet is that.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #53
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Black Beauty's Story Continues: One man's dream, one car's destiny. and one woman's l

My wife's love for me enabled me to live out my dream of owning an award winning camaro. Although Black Beauty was her first new vehicle she shared it with me.Through her patience, and understanding of what I was trying to achieve, her support, and willingness to give up some things she wanted for awhile, I was able to achieve my dream. This camaro has by far been the best car I have ever owned. Black Beauty has been an everyday driver, a dragrace winner, a super chevy dyno contestant, led a parade,been on the oval at Indy, won numerous awards, a contender any where she goes, became a Hot Rod Power Tour Long Hauler, driven to every event she attends, played Rudolph The Red Nosed Camaro, been a Hot Wheels Camaro for a weekend, pictured in a magazine, featured in a video interview for a gulf coast automotive show, used as a vacation car, attended a wedding as the bride, & grooms car. She has been driven in rain, sleet , snow, ice, and mud while encountering nails in her tires, an oil leak, an electrical problem,a water leak, a scratched wheel, had one rocker panel gouged, railyard dust embedded in paint, Been stuck in gravel at a rivers edge while on the power tour, (don't ask), road rash on her nose while on the power tour so bad it had to be repainted,She is loved by many, hated by few, and respected by most because of her achievements. She is truly a modern day hot rod. She will be used as our 25th wedding anniversary vehicle in April, and will get to put her wheels in the sand, & see the ocean for the first time. My wife, and I met, & fell in love on a beach, how appropriate for us to celebrate our silver anniversary there. I have been blessed to have had two beauties in my life, and Tammy I've always told you one day, I would tell the world how much I love you, and within in this story, and all the carshows we've attended, and people we've met, and friends that have become our family, all the road trips together, through the community of Camaro 5 , & Gods presence within our marriage. This is my world, and I love you with every ounce of the blood of christ that runs through my veins. I always have, and always will. You Tammy are my angel waiting on wings. Thank you.

Tammy, you always kid with me, and tell me, even though Black Beauty belongs to you,you see me all over that car. Everytime you look at her you think of me. That is how I intended it to be, in case something ever happens to me. I want you to take her for a spin, & I will be riding shotgun with you, and you will know I'm there. The same way I knew my father rode shotgun with me that night at the dragstrip.

I'll leave you all with this for now until the next chapter begins;

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #54
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Great job on the Car & the thread Jeff & Tammy! See ya soon! It's getting to be Camaro fun time again!
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Congratulations on COTW!

The car looks fantastic.

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