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Old 03-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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My Story (sorry for the long read)

My Story
Like most here I fell in love with the Camaro after the concept. I will say I never thought it would go into production due to the economy. I also thought that if it did come out I would be unable to afford it.

Well on March 27th 2009 I had an accident and cut off my left ring and middle finger (have graphic pics if anyone wants to see). I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Friday afternoon around 5:30. I was trying to help one of my mechanics finish up a job so we could all get off and enjoy the weekend. I cut a few corners and the next thing you know my fingers were laying on the ground. I was rushed to the hospital and they were unable to reattach my fingers. The very next day I had two things on my mind.

1. It is my daughterís first daddy daughter dance and I am not going to miss it for anything. The doctor wanted to keep me for another night but I requested to leave so I could make my daughters dance. It was one of the greatest times I ever had dancing with my six year old.
2. Life is short and you never know what is going to happen. Live for today and worry about tomorrow when it comes.

I am very stubborn and a hard worker. I didnít even miss a day of work due to the accident. I have great employers that worked with me and allowed me to get off early or come in late to make my doctor appointments or physical therapy.

From that day forward I started to save some money for my dream car 2010 2SS RS ABM Camaro. What do you know October rolls around and GM announces that ABM will be discontinued. What a bummer I was in no position to order the car yet.

Then Synergy Green comes out. What a great color! So I focus on that car thinking by the time you could order I should have enough money saved. Then I found out you could only get it in a 1LT. No go for me and back to the drawing board.

January 2010 I finally have my finance in order and start my search for my 2SS RS ABM 6M. Although I would have preferred to order this was the next best thing. I called a few dealers to do a search and then did a live chat on GMís website. Through the chat I found the exact car I would have ordered located just 90 miles south of me. I went to the dealership to check it out. Fell in love and started talking numbers. Worked out a great deal with the guy and then went home to check with the wife to see what she thought. Wife said go for it so the next day we got in the car and went to pick up my baby. Drove it home on January 30th 2010 vin # 72191. Now I canít wait until Spring so I drive it!

Though I have only been able to put just over 100 miles on the car I love it! It meets and exceeds all my expectations. I donít plan on doing many mods to the car because I like it the way it is.

Special thanks to GM for bringing back the Camaro. To the entire crew at Oshawa for building a great car. Last but not least to the entire C5 family for all the advice and knowledge.

Thanks again and sorry for the long read.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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Wow! Cool, but sad, story. Great outcome though! Congratulations! Enjoy her, you deserve it!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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..... sorry for the long read.
It was a pleasure. Man what a story.

Glad all is well.

M6 after cutting two fingers off? Boy, you ARE stubborn. lol

Enjoy the heck out of that car. How does your daughter like it?
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #4
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It was a pleasure. Man what a story.

Glad all is well.

M6 after cutting two fingers off? Boy, you ARE stubborn. lol

Enjoy the heck out of that car. How does your daughter like it?
All is good and enjoying every minute.

I guess I should state I didn't loose the entire fingers. About an inch off of my ring finger and then just above the knuckle on the middle finger. The middle one is great for giving people the bird when your only half p!??@d off. lol.

My daughter likes the car but not as much as my 5 year old son does.

Oh and as luck would have we have our second daddy daughter dance on March 27th this year. My daughter told me no accidents this time. lol
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:36 AM   #6
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Mother nature is starting to give us some good weather. We had a week of rain here washing all the salt off the roads. I plan on doing a full detail this weekend and if weather is good next week finally getting it out of hibernation. I cant wait!
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:17 AM   #7
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Great story--sorry about the loss of your finger parts. That part really sucks but the best parts are your new car and the most important part; Daddy-Daughter-Dance cuz as you said you only live once!

I also like the green color on this car--to bad its limited.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
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Thanks Mailman. Life is short and kids grow up so fast.
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #9
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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2. Life is short and you never know what is going to happen. Live for today and worry about tomorrow when it comes.
I agree!
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:49 AM   #11
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2. Life is short and you never know what is going to happen. Live for today and worry about tomorrow when it comes.
Very true. I find that people who have gone through some measure of pain in their life learn this lesson well. I'm sorry to hear about the accident and loss of your fingers, but you seem to have adapted well and have a great outlook on life. I respect that. Thank you for posting this... it was encouraging to read it.

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:08 AM   #13
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Thanks guys. Drove it for the first time today since bringing it home in January. It is supposed to be nice all week until Saturday. I have Permma Grin!
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I am more impressed that you took time to spend with your daughter. A memory neither will forget, congrats on your dream car.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #15
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Getting my tints put on Saturday. Will post pics when done.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:03 PM   #16
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Chicago weather sucks. I had to reschedule for next week on the tints.
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