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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Need help - parade with manual transmission

Have any of my fellow Camaro5 members ever driven a car in a parade? I'm sure it has been done. I am curious about your experience.

I have an SS with a manual transmission. My car is a convertible and I am somewhat high-profile in my community. I am just waiting for my first call when I am asked to haul around the Prom Queen, Pork Queen, Miss America (not likely) or something of that nature.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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First gear and a lot of clutch work. I hope she's hot.............
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #3
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Did a parade last Christmas, took about two hours and my clutch got very stinky and my oil temp was very hot. All you can do is hang it in first and feather the clutch. You don't need the gas unless you are revving to make some noise.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:09 AM   #4
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It's none of my business...but you're going to let someone sit on your folded up convertable top with thier feet in your backseat? Not to mention that crap they are going to want to decorate your car with... Ohhhhh the humanity!
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:14 AM   #5
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Shouldn't be a problem, just don't give it too much gas.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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Did a 1.5 mile slow parade when mine was still stock. The car did fine but my left leg was shaking by the end and I was more than ready for it to be over. Now with the cam I will not do another. It was a Christmas parade and the car looked great with some big bows on it. Got some really nice compliments but for me not worth doing again.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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I'm usually in at least one 3 mile parade on I-81 construction zones in PA every summer.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:00 AM   #8
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I'm usually in at least one 3 mile parade on I-81 construction zones in PA every summer.
This is the best thing I've read all week.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:09 AM   #9
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I'm usually in at least one 3 mile parade on I-81 construction zones in PA every summer.
must be high profile too ha ha
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:19 AM   #10
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Parades? No problem...just get another convertible. We've done it a couple of times and use my wifes 03 T-Bird (automatic).
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If the ask you to be in the parade... rent an automatic.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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Have any of my fellow Camaro5 members ever driven a car in a parade? I'm sure it has been done. I am curious about your experience.

I have an SS with a manual transmission. My car is a convertible and I am somewhat high-profile in my community. I am just waiting for my first call when I am asked to haul around the Prom Queen, Pork Queen, Miss America (not likely) or something of that nature.

Any advice is appreciated.
Not much help here as I have never been asked to participate but generally the convertibles in the parades I've seen have all been provided by a sponsoring dealer plastered with their promo ads.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #13
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Have any of my fellow Camaro5 members ever driven a car in a parade? I'm sure it has been done. I am curious about your experience.

I have an SS with a manual transmission. My car is a convertible and I am somewhat high-profile in my community. I am just waiting for my first call when I am asked to haul around the Prom Queen, Pork Queen, Miss America (not likely) or something of that nature.

Any advice is appreciated.
Call me when it's Miss America's turn and I'll fill in for ya. You can have the Pork Queen.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #14
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My uncle had a 4th gen Z28 vert, when it was used in a parade, they broke the back glass. No one even realized it cause its loud, it was inbetween the canvas, the girl who broke it wasnt paying attention, etc.

So make sure the tonneau cover or w/e is there.
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