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Old 09-29-2013, 03:23 AM   #1
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Camaro Now's review of Camaro5Fest IV...ouch.

Did anyone catch the article/review that CamaroNow did on the recent Camaro5Fest IV? I wasn't present for this year's event, but it seemed on par with what I had others tell me that I know of who attended the event that it just felt a little lack luster this year and the years prior felt not as organized as the one that took place in Phoenix a few years back. In my opinion, I agree with what the editor wrote stating that a change in venure will help as I wasn't a big fan of the event being held inIndianapolis again. That turned me off from attending this year, but I am very extatic for Houston though.

What are your guys' thoughts on the article?
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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Thats still too far. People work. Farthest ill go is Vegas.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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New Jersey would be a nice location.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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It would be nice if it was in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
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I assume it would be nice to be close to you wherever you are....
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Because no one came to the Camaro5Fest 4. No one wanted to go back to Indy except people who live close to Indy. Attendance was much lower than Camaro5 Fest 3.

And it sucks for the mods that CamaroNow picked to go to the lowest performing of all Fests because now people who haven't been to Fest will read that article, and not want to go at all.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #7
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Wherever it is, there are going to be people who can't go because it's too far. It's just the nature of the beast.

I understand why Indy had to hold it again this year but I think it's pretty clear it wasn't the ideal situation.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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I still wanna go regardless of the article. But they gotta do it closer to MD for me to check it out. Maryland International Raceway sounds good.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #10
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Since this years was the first event I attended, I thought it was pretty good but I don't have the other events to compare it to which is kinda nice, this way I'm not disappointed.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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I liked this year as well. My only advice would be to add more clinics for non-drivers. The Adam's Clinic was great, but pretty much after the first day there was no reason to come back.
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I think having it in Florida would be nice. I'd travel south for that, Texas is just too far for me.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #13
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I think having it in Florida would be nice. I'd travel south for that, Texas is just too far for me.
What do you mean? It's right next door to FL. I'm excited for Houston.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #14
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I kinda agree with what CamatoNow says about the races though. I would love to see an elimination challenge in drag racing and something to get folks in the stands for a competition like that. I was assuming that since the COPOs had come out that a few of them would've turned out for that and it would have been such a treat to see 'em compete, even if it was only 4 that showed up.
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Someone scan the article and post it up. This rag is pretty hard to find.
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How much money was made? I'm talkin profits...this can be used to make it bigger and better next year.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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We were really hoping for a more central location next year that's for sure. Us Canadians would like to attend. I am directly almost directly north of Texas and it's still a 3400 km (2100 miles) each way can't imagine for the people wanting to come from Ontario or further east. Lots of really nice 5th gens up here that I know would make the trip in a heartbeat if it was within a reasonable distance.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:47 PM   #18
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Someone scan the article and post it up. This rag is pretty hard to find.
LOL... exactly. I gave up on that rag a long time ago. We follow more of the relevant current stuff here anyways.

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I kinda agree with what CamatoNow says about the races though. I would love to see an elimination challenge in drag racing and something to get folks in the stands for a competition like that. I was assuming that since the COPOs had come out that a few of them would've turned out for that and it would have been such a treat to see 'em compete, even if it was only 4 that showed up.
Eliminations on a pro ladder is exactly what we had the last two years, with some bracket racing thrown in to ensure everyone can compete.
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We were really hoping for a more central location next year that's for sure. Us Canadians would like to attend. I am directly almost directly north of Texas and it's still a 3400 km (2100 miles) each way can't imagine for the people wanting to come from Ontario or further east. Lots of really nice 5th gens up here that I know would make the trip in a heartbeat if it was within a reasonable distance.
We already have 14 from Ontario & Quebec ready to go !!
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I don't care what an article says. I still had a great time and I have respect for all the mods that helped out because organizing something so large is not easy. Some people might have different expectations while there is room for improvement as long as you go with an attitude of having a great time and meeting great people you will have a great time.
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I still wanna go regardless of the article. But they gotta do it closer to MD for me to check it out. Maryland International Raceway sounds good.
It won't be anywhere near there for a couple years.

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I think having it in Florida would be nice. I'd travel south for that, Texas is just too far for me.
I think it'll eventually come to Florida or back to Georgia. Probably not for a couple years though.

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We were really hoping for a more central location next year that's for sure. Us Canadians would like to attend. I am directly almost directly north of Texas and it's still a 3400 km (2100 miles) each way can't imagine for the people wanting to come from Ontario or further east. Lots of really nice 5th gens up here that I know would make the trip in a heartbeat if it was within a reasonable distance.
Canadians have attended the fests in Georgia, Arizona and Indy. Trust me. Texas shouldn't be a problem for the Canadians. I think they like to travel.
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Unless it's held in Nevada or Cali, I doubt if anyone from the wet coast will go.
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Unless it's held in Nevada or Cali, I doubt if anyone from the wet coast will go.
A ton of west coasters are coming to Houston.. Just saying.
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I'm sure that quite a but from the SoCal & Nevada areas will show up. There was just shy of 900 Camaros that attended the one in Phoenix back in '11 unless I am mistaken.

This is a question to the mods if they are reading this, but is it difficult to get owners of the COPOs to come out to next years event? It would be amazing if there was a 5th Gen COPO gathering to see how many of the 69 2013 COPOs could attend. Maybe even see if GM could bring one of the convertible COPO to the event...if they haven't auctioned it off already.
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