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Old 02-02-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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New Camaro Owner in NorCal

I didn't see a specific forum for introductions so I defaulted to the regional forums. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong place; I know how mad regulars get when that happens on forums

I'm Paul, from San Jose, and I've had my Victory Red 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS for 7 days now. I've been a long time fan of Camaros/Corvettes but I've never made enough to afford one. I was active duty air force for 6 years before moving to California and there's no way I could afford one on staff sergeant pay! I've never had more fun driving a car; my previous ride was a 2007 Ford Taurus and it's like moving from a Cessna to an F-16. I haven't seen another red Camaro SS in the bay area -- so if you catch one in San Jose, Redwood, or US 101 inbetween it's likely me.

By day I'm a web architect working in Redwood City and I do web community consulting on the side. I run a rather successful MMO game community (which I'll not link, if you're interested in learning more just PM me) as another side project.

I came across Camaro5 researching issues with the car before I bought it. Being the first year of production I expected them to have a few kinks to work out and was pleasantly surprised at the lack thereof. I'm glad to see GM returning to quality, desirable vehicles and hope the SS will stay with me for quite some time.

Once I recover a bit of cash from the purchase I want to start modding the engine and racing. The closest place I can find is Infineon Speedway -- if anyone knows of a drag strip closer than that please let me know. I've only been in Cali for about a year and a half so I still don't know where anything is

Anyway, if you read this far then cheers, it was a rather lengthy introduction!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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welcome paul and congrats on the new ride. the closest drag strip is infineon. for NORCAL check out wcgmp.com for other local bay area GM car meets. were meeting this saturday in san jose if your free. come check it out. and for camaro5 were doing a meet in march on treasure island by SF.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:18 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard Paul.

Hopefully we'll see you at the next meet at Treasure Island, SF in March.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:02 PM   #5
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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Welcome

Always nice to meet new people, especially if you're a fellow nerd. =P

Look forward to seeing your camaro around.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:51 PM   #7
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Hi Paul! Welcome to the group of happy Owner's Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:40 PM   #8
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Welcome Paul, this is the perfect spot for introduction!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #9
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welcome...hope to meet you in March at Treasure Island
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:03 AM   #10
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... I've only been in Cali for about a year and a half so I still don't know where anything is
I've been here almost 20 years and I still don't know where stuff is!

Congrats, enjoy the car! You may see me on 101 between Santa Clara and Palo Alto. I'll keep a watch for ya!

My friends are telling me to take the car to Buttonwillow in Bakersfield. I just want to drive it floored with no one in the way, I love speed!
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:21 AM   #11
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WELCOME!

Have a look at our latest Nocal meet, if you haven't seen it yet!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63384
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:58 AM   #12
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #13
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:49 AM   #14
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Glad you found us Paul!
You are always welcome to come hang out with our cen cal group! Keep an eye on the threads for our next meet. I think a bunch of us will be going to Treasure Island in March and I'm sure everybody would like to meet you there!
We need a Victory Red in our group
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #15
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Welcome paul, im on the same freeway daily between sj and Mt view on 101 or central.
Good to see another San Jose guy around.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:56 AM   #16
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I don't think this weekend will work due to prior engagements but I'll definitely check out the March info!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #18
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Glad you found us Paul!
You are always welcome to come hang out with our cen cal group! Keep an eye on the threads for our next meet. I think a bunch of us will be going to Treasure Island in March and I'm sure everybody would like to meet you there!
We need a Victory Red in our group
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:14 PM   #19
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Welcome Paul!

I'll keep an eye out for you and your ride if your commute between SJ and RWC is via 280.

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I've been here almost 20 years and I still don't know where stuff is!

Congrats, enjoy the car! You may see me on 101 between Santa Clara and Palo Alto. I'll keep a watch for ya!

My friends are telling me to take the car to Buttonwillow in Bakersfield. I just want to drive it floored with no one in the way, I love speed!
By any chance were you at the Fish Market in Palo Alto shortly after getting your Camaro? If yes, we chatted briefly as I cruised by in my 01 Camaro.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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I've been here almost 20 years and I still don't know where stuff is!

Congrats, enjoy the car! You may see me on 101 between Santa Clara and Palo Alto. I'll keep a watch for ya!

My friends are telling me to take the car to Buttonwillow in Bakersfield. I just want to drive it floored with no one in the way, I love speed!
When are you going?
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