|07-31-2013, 06:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (suburban Detroit)
Camaro "Disciples" to attend Camaro5Fest!
The Camaro Enthusiast Advisory Board
(better known as the "12 Camaro Disciples of which there are 15")
....will be attending Camaro5Fest as the Guests of "Team Camaro"
For those of you who do not know of the Disciples -- a bit of history:
--Once work began in earnest on the 5th Gen Camaro, it was decided that it was crucial to get extensive input from many disciplines - from 'Garage Visits' to traditional 'consumer clinics' and beyond -- but we felt 'Team Camaro' should take it even further.
We felt it was vital to talk with a group of Camaro/Firebird/Corvette enthusiasts that were known within the community. It was important that they get their thoughts - but more importantly - YOUR THOUGHTS and bring them to the drawing board, so to speak... I won't go into the details at this point as to how we 'invited' people to submit a 250 word essay - but suffice it to say we got LOTS of 'em.
We wanted to have a mix of men and women - from across the U.S. and Canada....we wanted a spread of ages -- and we wanted 'disciples' from each Camaro Generation as well as Firebird and Corvette. For instance, Chris is our "Firebird Guy" - Janet is our "Corvette Gal" - Kevin is our "1st Gen Camaro Expert' - and so on and so on. Each is or was at the time a moderator on a site, a site owner, a club officer, etc.......they had to be known in their geographic area.......so that they were accessible.
We've gathered them together at various times during development and we continue to meet with them and exchange emails. They drove the concepts and they've driven 'pre-production' cars -
.......They have more influence on Camaro than even they'd suspect....and we couldn't be happier.
Most impressive? They all like each other and get along extremely well....to the point that they extended their last gathering (on their own) and spent an extra day or two after our meeting..........That's not to say that they agree with each other - and it has been known to get a bit loud at times......and that's a GREAT thing...it shows their extreme passion and enthusiasm for this legendary brand............
You'll recognize them on Saturday (and a few of them on Friday) by the Bright Yellow Z/28 shirts they're wearing....and of course by their nametags.
We encourage you to introduce yourselves to them and let them know WHAT ONE THING you'd like to see on the next Camaro........(please don't trap each one for an hour!!! -- )
And without further ado.....here are our "Camaro Disciples"
Ms. Janet Curran -- California
Mr. Jason Debler -- Michigan
Mr. Tim DeYoung -- Illinois
Mr. Jeremy Donovan - Virginia
Ms. Cara Ferguson - Texas
Ms. Maggie Finn - Oregon
Mr. Elie Garfinkel - Ontario
Ms. Teri Heino - Oregon
Mr. Kevin Kolvenbach - New York
Mr. Chris Livote - New York
Ms. Selena Muhoberac - Louisiana
Ms. Millicent Odell - Texas
Mr. Dan Porcaro - Michigan
Mr. Art Schroeder - Manitoba
Ms. Sherry Slocum - Ohio
It's going to be a SPECTACULAR TIME at Camaro5Fest!!!!
|07-31-2013, 06:10 PM||#2|
Drives: 2013 Triple Black ZL1 Vert M6 ECF
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Trenton, Michigan
I'd bid on that.
|08-02-2013, 08:43 AM||#3|
Drives: the 2nd amendment home
Join Date: May 2008
I met a few of them at Indy in 08, really nice group of guys & gals. More than one have been active on this site as well...
P.S. Tell Elie 'MrCamaro69' said hey
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Last edited by Mr Twisty; 08-02-2013 at 09:01 AM.