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Old 12-24-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Taz Car, Taz Car

The new Taz car has made it home after a 5 month and 5 day wait.

Backstory: The original Taz car was a 1999 Vette in pewter, but it was sold back in '05. I was hoping for the Trans Am to make a comeback seeing the Camaro was reborn, but when they axed Pontiac that dream died. I'm glad the Camaro has the old muscle car look with the latest technology and ride quality. To me this the is best of both worlds.

This 2010 Camaro SS is our 25 wedding ann. gift to ourselves. Originally we wanted a blue car with white stripes, but after seeing the white ones starting to roll off the line, we changed our minds. I think the white really show off the lines of the car, (all those beefy muscles) as well as being classic, classy and timeless.

We got the orange interior to give the car some pop and wow. The inferno stripes were ordered to hold us over until we can afford an aftermarket hood (the Nickey Chicago Stinger). The only other option on this car is the RS package and we kept the midnight wheels, which I really like with the white. And we had the dealer (Classic in Grapevine Texas, hey EricSS) install ceramic window tint before pickup.

For the gear-heads out there, yes it is a stick. The SLP skip shift eliminator adaptor is in the house and waiting to be installed.

In the long run, getting the Camaro instead of going to Italy to celebrate our anniversary was the better bang for our buck. Although it would have been cool riding Ducatis around the Italian countyside, that would only have left us with fading memories. With the Camaro we can go for a drive any day well into the future and we have all the fun adding mods to really make it ours.

Happy Silver Anniversary to us and a Happy Holidays to everyone here at the Camaro 5 forum!

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Old 12-24-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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Nice car, You did the right thing by buying the car, Every time you take it out you will see you did the right thing.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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Someday, you'll get your trip to Italy. The Camaro is something you'll enjoy much longer.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

Got to take the car out over the weekend to put on some break-in miles on it. Took the back roads up to Lake Ray Roberts and brought the camera with hoping for nice scenery shots. Didn't see what I was looking for, but took a couple of quick pics anyway. Had to tweaked the backgrounds in Photoshop since the bland winter landscape does nothing for the car.



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Old 01-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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Looks great Taz. Congrats!
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:27 PM   #7
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looks good!! congrats
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:30 AM   #8
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My guard dawg hard at work.

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Old 04-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #9
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Went out looking for a field of Indian Paintbrush wildflowers to take a nice shot with, but no luck. It's times like this we can't get back to the Texas Hill Country fast enough.

We did find this Charger outside the donut shop in Decatur.



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Old 04-30-2010, 10:18 PM   #10
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:22 PM   #11
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:55 PM   #12
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Some pics from yesterday when we joined the DFW - Camaro Group and went to the Texas Motor Speedway to take a spin around the track.














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Old 09-07-2010, 10:30 AM   #13
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Thanks all who drop by for a look see and especially those who take the time to leave a nice word.

Hey got to practice my manual driving skills over the past week and took the camera with. I also got around to getting the first wax job to it with the Adam products. Man, I need some shades to tone down the extreme shine off the white.

Of course, I had to play in Photoshop for a few. Not happy with the last shot, seems I still need to learn where the nose is , so I'm going to have go back for a redo.











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Old 09-07-2010, 10:50 AM   #14
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #15
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:18 PM   #16
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:23 PM   #17
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Like the car and the story.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #18
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Thanks guys
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:08 AM   #19
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It's been a busy month but we found one morning to take a drive out in the countryside. Took some back roads out to Forestburg and back. Saw lots of motorcycles and I found a small pumpkin patch.

I think I need to carry a ladder with us so I can get up higher and show off these rally stripes better.





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Old 10-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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Some other Taz toyz

Since the Adam's products did a fantastic job on the Camaro, I thought I would give them a try on my bikes. With help from Dylan, I purchased the right polish to use on both bikes (painted metal and plastic gas tanks).

Mind you, we bought our (hubby's not pictured) bikes 3 years ago now and they have only seen Plexus spray on them. Since most power tools don't like me, I opted for the doing the detailing by hand, otherwise known as a hand job

Both windshields came out looking like brand new with the help of the Clear polish. Both tanks and fenders got the clay bar treatment, Swirl & Haze polish, Revive polish and then a final coat of the Buttery wax.

I think my next Adam's order is going to include the Metal polish as the old chrome cleaner we have just doesn't stand up to the rest of the Harley shine now.

It took 3 hours each to clean and detail the bikes so the sun was setting when I took the images. I would have taken more pics today but they already got dust on them overnight. Anyway, my babies will only get the best from now on, Adam's!







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Old 10-30-2010, 11:22 AM   #21
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Decided to give the TLC treatment to one of my hubby's bike and again the results came out great. The carbon fiber now has a deeper shine that makes them pop. I must say that I can still see some light scratches that probably will only come out with a power tool.

It's almost time to wash the camaro again


Hubby's Duc








All clean and ready to go!


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Old 10-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #22
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #23
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kewl pictures, love the Dr pepper pictures! I'll have to make a trip to Dublin for that!
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:37 PM   #24
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kewl pictures, love the Dr pepper pictures! I'll have to make a trip to Dublin for that!
Hey FF that Dr Pepper wall is over in Highland Village on FM 407 (north of DFW airport). I guess it's not as long as a trip for you down to Dublin.

Thanks guys for the nice words!
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:49 PM   #25
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So here's a treat I got yesterday at a bike show





Pretty cool hey!

The comment made at the award ceremony was 'after a month of detailing, first place goes to...' Well little did they know I only spent 3 hours cleaning but my secret weapon was the Adam's products.

Funny thing is when the judges were going around to each bike, they were staring at my hubby's (which was next to mine) and were probably scratching their heads why this bike didn't have an entry number on it since it was just as fine looking. No doubt he would have placed too if he wasn't being a party pooper.
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