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Old 10-03-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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May go to a car show, silly question.

One of my wife's friends go to car shows all of the time, you sign your car in and leave the hood up type of thing. Now that I have my Camaro they said I should go to one. My question is this and if it is stupid I apologize. With the SS and Lz1 V8 models, would it be kind of stupid to go to a car show with the 2ls, V6. Or is it more of a check out the look of the car type of thing. My wife's friends are mopar heads, and her husband works and fixes cars which I do not. I was just wandering if it would be kind of stupid to do this, is it more of showing off the engine and who has more horsepower type of thing or is it to show off how beautiful the car is. I have only gone to local car shows to look really, my previous car was a honda accord lol.
And I am not by any means demeaning the camaro I have, or following the Just and LS thread, I just want to know if I do decide to go.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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Hey, if you think your car looks beautiful, go! It's a great experience regardless of whether you win anything or not. You're a car guy just as much as any of those other guys and gals out there. Partake in the fun and enjoy the experience!
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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The bigger the show, the less you have to worry about how much power you have etc. I used to worry about the same thing when I had a V6.

But the truth is, usually, all are welcome. No matter the engine, some of the v8s there only put out 250hp anyway lol.

Either way, if you love your car, and its clean, bring it. Car shows are for car enthusiasts. Typically there isnt any discrimination.

Sure, we usually make fun of the guys who bring trucks, or a red 79 camaro with a blue door and duct tape on the fan shroud, but thats not you haha.
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People bring their 1LS's to car shows! Who cares, you enjoy your car and its still a Camaro. Just an FYI- its a ZL1
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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LOL thanks guys. Yes my car is still clean, some fingerprints on the doors from my kids, my five year old likes the blue ray metallic and keeps wanting to touch the car. But other than that it's still pretty clean.
Ok that makes me feel better. These are just local shows at a restaurant or something like that. Nothing major. I'm definetely gonna like going more now that I have a Camaro rather than a 2001 Accord.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #6
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People bring their 1LS's to car shows! Who cares, you enjoy your car and its still a Camaro. Just an FYI- its a ZL1
Dammit!! I did that with the 2ls I was saying LS2. God I am such a newbie. Thanks for the heads up man.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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Most are just an opportunity to hang out with like minded people. Go...you'll enjoy the experience and might even get some ideas on mods you want to do to your car. Shows are a great way to see what others have done to there cars.
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I say go! Sure, most people go to show their cars off and win the awards but most importantly it should be about having fun.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #9
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Most are just an opportunity to hang out with like minded people. Go...you'll enjoy the experience and might even get some ideas on mods you want to do to your car. Shows are a great way to see what others have done to there cars.
Yeah that's totally why I wanted to go, to see mods and talk to other Camaro owners. I am hoping there is a Camaro get together near me in Pa soon. So far I just want to add fog lights.
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Nothing's worse then bringing a honda civic to a cars how and around here that's what most of the show consist of. Bring your car!
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #11
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I say go! Sure, most people go to show their cars off and win the awards but most importantly it should be about having fun.
That's what I was hoping it would be like, you just never know.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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Nothing's worse then bringing a honda civic to a cars how and around here that's what most of the show consist of. Bring your car!
Right! I had an 01 Accord, which had a headlight out I never got around to replacing "ashamed" But yeah it would be in the far parking lot away from the car show vehicles lol.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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I take my 2LT to shows every once an a while. Had a good time! The V8 guys did harass me a bit though lol
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Dammit!! I did that with the 2ls I was saying LS2. God I am such a newbie. Thanks for the heads up man.
Haha, its all good. Rather correct you now while you're new than later and get the worse half of the members to bash on you
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #15
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Dude, Ive seen some people on this site with some lame ass Camaro's on this site win first place trophies. It's what's in your heart that matters. Just remember this.... determine who doing the judging at the show to see if you get a fair chance.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #16
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I went to a local show a couple of years ago, came across a V6 Camaro.
The guy was very knowledgeable about his car, I was pretty amazed the V6 was putting out over 300HP.
My 03 Vette was rated at 350HP........ hell most of the fun cars I have owned over the past 25 years weren't rated at 300HP.
My discussion with him gave me the bug, the vette was gone and having a need for a back seat... it was a no brainer.

Maybe you will enlighten somebody?????
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #17
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Haha, its all good. Rather correct you now while you're new than later and get the worse half of the members to bash on you
Appreciated. Thank you. Glad to be here.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #18
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I went to a local show a couple of years ago, came across a V6 Camaro.
The guy was very knowledgeable about his car, I was pretty amazed the V6 was putting out over 300HP.
My 03 Vette was rated at 350HP........ hell most of the fun cars I have owned over the past 25 years weren't rated at 300HP.
My discussion with him gave me the bug, the vette was gone and having a need for a back seat... it was a no brainer.

Maybe you will enlighten somebody?????
Nice. To be honest I am still learning about the engine and things like that. I really want to take car of it.
I do have a question about the V6 LLT and V6 LFX engine. what would the 2LS have, and what's the difference? Is it Manual vs Auto?
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Nice. To be honest I am still learning about the engine and things like that. I really want to take car of it.
I do have a question about the V6 LLT and V6 LFX engine. what would the 2LS have, and what's the difference? Is it Manual vs Auto?
The LLT was the V6 used on the 2010-11 Camaros, and Camaros from 2012 on have the LFX. The LFX is a newer design with a bit more power.

I'd say go to the show. Just don't refer to your car as an LS2 or call someone's ZL1 a 1LZ!
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Nice. To be honest I am still learning about the engine and things like that. I really want to take car of it.
I do have a question about the V6 LLT and V6 LFX engine. what would the 2LS have, and what's the difference? Is it Manual vs Auto?
The LLT was the old engine, newer LS and LT's have the LFX. Only the SS's are different depending on the trans.

Definitely go to the show. I never pop my hood and never try to win some cheep trophy. I just go to check out what everyone else has.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #21
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I won "Best of Show" for my class at a show with my Pontiac G6 GT Coupe, which is a mid-range trim/engine for the G6. That is the only time I've entered one of my cars, haven't had the time to do a show with the Camaro yet. They usually are a lot of fun to look around, chat people up and hang out regardless if you're in judging or not.

Regardless you'll have fun going!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #22
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Hey, if you think your car looks beautiful, go! It's a great experience regardless of whether you win anything or not. You're a car guy just as much as any of those other guys and gals out there. Partake in the fun and enjoy the experience!

This is perfect
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #23
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Most of the times car shows aren't about who has the most power. It's about a gathering of gentlemen or ladies that share a common interest and just want everyone else to see their little bit of passion. A different side of them basically, and letting someones car express who they are. It's like sharing a tiny bit of yourself with the community without having to actually say anything. It's a beautiful thing and I believe anyone with something they're proud of should participate in any car show, even if you have to pay to participate, the funds usually go to a great cause.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #24
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Ok then I will go when they have the next one. Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #25
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I'm wanting to go to a show or two as well. I just got the car and its getting to the time of year when most of the regular shows slow down. I have noticed most of the cars in the one show near me consists of mostly older cars.

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