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Old 04-20-2010, 09:10 AM   #35
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Scott,

I'm thrilled that the C5 Fest went so very well. { I had a strong hunch that it would be a real EVENT }

I had spoken with Fitzpatrick mid-week and he told me to make way way up there. I was going to do so but discovered my Z06 wiper motor decided to punish my not purging the cowl drains in 8 years. { The cobbler's children go barefoot on occasion } Genuine GM parts were not available on a saturday morning... I couldn't chance it.

I do so wish I could have been there as I get a lot from the energy and passion of our fellow enthusiasts.

Thanks as well to all who made it such a memorable event. I'll meet you down the road, I'm certain.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #36
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WOW! Like Joe...I'm speechless....

I've read your heartfelt posts before and yes, a lot have made my eyes "leak," as you say. But, this really means a lot...

And...like Chris said, Thank YOU! Because without the crew who made the Camaro, we would not be here.

I've made some d@mn good friends from all over the country because of this car. I have friends literally from coast to coast now...and I can NOT wait to see them again.

Thank you all for everything you have done. Thank you for joining us in GA. Thanks for coming down and having a good time. Personally, I really enjoyed getting to see you and the others again. It's great to just kick back and talk...

Thanks Scott. Thank you very much.

I second that and Chris it was a pleasure to finally met you in person, espcially since you basically live down the street from me
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #37
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Scott, It was an honor to meet you and to have you stand by thor and have a picture made with me was very nice of you... Thanks for your dedication to the Camaro and we as owners appreciate all of the work that you and your team have put in to bringing back the Camaro...

Thanks again for attending C5Fest and seeing what you did for us !!
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:14 AM   #38
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Well said as always. Put a lump in my throat just reading it. The Camrao is an awsome piece and the people that own are pretty special.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:52 AM   #39
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I would not have #230 if not for Scott and Camaro5.com The mods alerted Fbodfather about Stephanie's cancer and I had a car on order. The next thing I knew Scott was asking for my order # and a few days later John F. was writing me saying they are building my car ASAP.

Well second day car and #230 is quick allright. When she got caught in Area 51, Scott and John came thru again and had show cars in Austin diverted from a straight up drive to Michigan to be brought 3 states to the east so my daughter could have a ride in one.


Scott you and John are true friends and it was great to finally shake your hand. And I am proud to call you a friend.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:39 AM   #40
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Scott, I can't agree more with your description of the event. A car is often the embodiment of our own personality and drive for individuality. We tend to mold the car to our likes.. whether its for dress-up or for getting down to business... straight line or handling. The Camaro, like a handfull of other cars out there have their own personality. Their own presence. Chevrolet engineers and designers did a fine job packaging the 5th gen Camaro and I agree it is a wonderful car.

I'm an outsider. Been a Mopar guy most of my life.... but I grew up a gear head. Raised by an old man that was a Ford guy. I'm happy to see the pony cars "at war" again in the Big 3. Despite the troubled times, people found a way to travel from afar to a quiet pocket of the south to share their love of cars... and most particularly Chevrolet's Camaro.

After I left the Challenger parking lot bbq, the wife and I rode down to the hotel to take a look. We rode through in our SE Challenger... stopped and took a few pics of some beautiful cars. My wife and I grew up down here, and she's from a farming family. This event changed her in some ways. She seems to have a greater understanding of the car "ENTHUSIAST" now, thanks to Camaro5 and the Carmaro Fest. I wanted to get out and talk to some of the guys in the parking lot of the hotel that night, but I'd been up for about 24 hours at that point and it was time to go home. (prolly woulda slept in the parking lot that night.....) We dont get to travel much, but you guys brought it to our doorstep. Now, the wife really does understand, and I think that y'all helped her to loosen up a little. Might be a good thing no one had Challenger parts on hand.

The event was top-notch. For a first-time gathering, it was truly well orchestrated, which led to few problems. As a resident of the area, I also appreciate those who were respectful to the community and didnt go out hell-raising which has plagued some other events in other areas.

Well done, guys. You represented Chevrolet, Camaro5 and the auto industry in general, in an honorable fashion.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:07 AM   #41
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As I read the OP, I day dreamed back to a time almost 9 months 21 days and 4 hours, but whose counting, when mine arrived at the delaership. It was at the front of the dealer shipped, shined up in between 2 Vettes. As I the dealer saw me drive up he came outside with the key, unlocked the doors and the lights blinked, I swear this machine (Dr Jkel) said Hello when the lights blinked on. I remember opening the door at getting to actually sit in it and then started the engine, 3 miles on it, Sounded Awesome and the raw power was evident. Dealer said to take it for a spin, I actually sat there over 30 minutes just soaking it all in, I sat there so long that the Owner came out and asked if something was wrong. No EVERYTHING was juuuuuuuust Right, I told him.

To own this wonderful "Car" had always been a dream. And this defining moment for me was knowing that until I take my last breath this would be mine.

Scott you and the Camaro team have made a defining moment for a lot of people and Thanks just doesn't seem to be enough. Thanks for such a wonderful " Car" , but we all know it is more than that.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:24 AM   #42
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Scott I wish I had met you , but every time I saw you you were very busy talking to other Camaro peeps and I didn't want to intrude knowing that I will prob. never own a Camaro again , since missing my opportunity back in July 09 . I had a beautiful ABM on order ( still the best color imho ) but the funds I was expecting didn't come trough befor the car did :( , So I found a very nice member of C5 ( Swansor ) to give her a new home , where they are both very happy and although I have a standing invitation to drive her , I know I can never do this , as I know that with all the hard work that you and your team have done to bring this fine car back to us enthusiasts , it would make driving anything else seem like such a chore instead of a pleasure . So I will not allow myself to do that so I can still drive my old classic Malibu with pleasure Which I love to death as well , but it's like apples and oranges , can't be compared . But enough of that was glad to see you and your team at the fest and glad you had a good time , Thanks to You and the Team for all you do .


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Old 04-21-2010, 08:53 AM   #43
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Scott, I'm truely honored to have met you and Mike Judge and all of the GM team, I cannot even begin to describe what the camaro means to my family and I. I will tell you this, you and your team being there and showing the true dedication to this car is something I will never forget. I will never even entertain the thought of owning anything but a GM product ever!!!!

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:13 AM   #44
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Scott, you are a tremendous writer.
You make us part of a "story" with your reflections and thoughts
I continue to be blown away by how in touch the GM team has been on the Camaro
As you said when we chatted briefly at C5Fest - its all about talking to customers.... and from my perspective it is being treated as a client and partner - not just another consumer.

I have to applaud the C5 fest organizers and the GM team for showing what is possible when manufacturer and community base collaborate with an outstanding outcome
and I look forward to being a continuing part of this story...
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:22 AM   #45
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To reiterate what other have already said... we cant Thank you all enough for the the effort and dedication you all bring to the table. Not only did the Moderators and Vendors make this a memorable even, but you all really made it something special.

I can say this experience has changed me, and its been a ride that me and my fiancee will remember forever. I cant say Thank You enough to the Moderators, Vendors, and The Camaro Team enough for their hard work in making this happen. I look forward to next years event more so then I did this one, simply because I want to relive it all over again. But for now... I leave you all with this pic that put the cherry on top for me....and a very big "perm-a-grin"

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Old 04-21-2010, 11:39 AM   #46
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Even though I didn't get the chance to attend this years Camaro5fest, Everyday feels as though I have. Just the other day I had a couple follow me about 15 miles to the local Lowes, just to look at the car and spend some time talking about it and their past Camaro. I never knew that this car would bring people out of the woodwork to talk about it.

I am truly enjoying all the attnetion I get when I drive down the highway, whether its from the state trooper, to the little boy/girl that is yelling bumblebee (Even though it is IOM).

My little girl gets so much attention from her classmates at school because she gets to ride in a Camaro everyday. It's amazing to see the reaction of 15 5 year olds when I pick her up.

When this car can get a 5 year old excited, you know you have done something right.

Again, Thank you Scott and all the hard working people at GM that brought back the Camaro. This was the right design for the right time.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:46 AM   #47
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I got the chills reading this and a tear almost came to my eye. I have camaro fever bad, its not just a car to me! I'm so glad that the folks at GM are as passionate about this car as I am! Next year lets have Camaro5 Fest on the west coast so I can attend!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:48 AM   #48
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Well said Scott..........I'm glad that we had the opportunity to meet you and the entire GM team it was definitely a "Defining moment" for me.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #49
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Don't know about the rest of you that attended C5fest 1, but, I am still just blown away and still in awe of what we were able to be a part of this past weekend! The GM Team are top notch. Thank you to ALL that put this "little" shin-dig together...lol. This new family member has changed my life in more ways than 1. From great new friends, the love of driving again, and going to meets / car shows to show how proud I am to own a 2010 5th gen CAMARO! Thank You Scott, Cheryl, Al and the whole GM team....
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:54 AM   #50
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Words can not expressive what an experience it really was. Meeting everyone from GM and fellow Camaros owners. The event itself along with all the activities was more then could be expected. We (a group of 5 camaros) decided we did not want it to end so we dicided to make a run down to the Florida panhandle and cruise along the coast. We then made our way back north to home. We could not have attracted more attention if we were in Ferraris. All I can say I thank you.
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--And all of these wonderful people coming up to me - -shaking my hand and thanking everyone at General Motors for building such an amazing automobile. (their words, not mine)

Scott, in Oct of 2008 I was the first person in Green Bay to order the C5, had no idea when it would be delivered, what it would really look like, if I would be able to fit my 6'6 frame into the cabin. Didn't matter, I was committed to getting a world class sports car similar to my teen years when my wife and I had our 68 Camaro. For me the C5 ownership experience doesn't need to be explained. When I'm asked why the excitement, I respond "Every now and then I want to be that Guy". That's right, the C5 driving and ownership experience is special. Keep up the great work, and thanks for sharing your notes, and thoughts.. Phantom
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