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Old 06-05-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Thanks to the Alberta Oil Sands, 1 more Camaro Owner!

Here's my story:

I come from a Camaro family - Dad bought his 1970 Z28 on May 24, 1970, and still has it to this day. In the 1980's, I remember we had an IROC Z-28, which was sadly sold when my sister and I were deemed too big to fit in the backseat.
In 2007, I bought a Mazdaspeed 3 - this was before GM announced that the Camaro was coming back in 2010 (Doh!). I was seriously thinking that in 2011, I would pick up an LS or LT. Dad kept joking that if I won the lottery, he would buy me a 2010 SS.
Well, it turns out that I sort of won the lottery - got a job in Fort McMurray - this put me in a position where I could now afford to upgrade to the SS. Was I going to wait until 2011? NO!
So here I am today - the proud owner of a 2010 Camaro 2SS M6 in CGM. Proud to finally be part of the Camaro community!


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Old 06-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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Awesome, congrats! That's cool that your dad has had his car for 40 years!! A friend of mine has a red MS3, fun little car.
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congrats, those are two very nice Camaro's.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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WOW! That's almost my story exactly!
lol

Dad bought a used 1971 Z28 in the summer of 1980 back in Corner Brook NL where I was raised. Years later (1993 exactly), he sold it.

However.. I had obsessed over it ever since.

Fast forward to 2006.
GM unveils the Camaro concept which gives me a new kind of motivation and goal to work toward. In the pursuit of my dreams, a year later I move to Fort McMurray with a big goal of purchasing my very own Camaro. Soon after, news on a production Camaro is confirmed, and finally, as of April, 2010, I am the proud owner of a 2010 Camaro SS/RS.

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #5
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Cool story, sweet ride. Welcome to C5.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
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WOW! That's almost my story exactly!
lol

Dad bought a used 1971 Z28 in the summer of 1980 back in Corner Brook NL where I was raised. Years later (1993 exactly), he sold it.

However.. I had obsessed over it ever since.

Fast forward to 2006.
GM unveils the Camaro concept which gives me a new kind of motivation and goal to work toward. In the pursuit of my dreams, a year later I move to Fort McMurray with a big goal of purchasing my very own Camaro. Soon after, news on a production Camaro is confirmed, and finally, as of April, 2010, I am the proud owner of a 2010 Camaro SS/RS.

Lovin life!
Gotta love Fort Mac! I'm one of those people who takes all of Alberta's money and spends it in BC, though :P
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #7
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Great! Congrats! Cool picture!
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:08 PM   #8
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Gotta love Fort Mac! I'm one of those people who takes all of Alberta's money and spends it in BC, though :P

Thats alright I spend mine in Ontario. Gotta love 14 and 14.
Congrats on the car, very nice.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:15 PM   #9
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Gotta love Fort Mac! I'm one of those people who takes all of Alberta's money and spends it in BC, though :P
Congrats on your purchase!!!!
Seriously? Wow. How's that 12% HST working for ya?
Too bad, if you'd kept your money in Alberta... you'd have 5% GST (no PST) on your purchases instead of 12%. Oh, and the HST is applied to EVERYTHING!... whereas the GST is restricted... hmmm...

Too bad. But hey, if you're into paying the government a heckuvalot of extra money unnecessarily... BOOYA!
Facetious.. maybe...

But Alberta does balance it's budget. Even in today's economy.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Thats alright I spend mine in Ontario. Gotta love 14 and 14.
Congrats on the car, very nice.

aaaaamd the same to you. How's that HST? <GRIN>
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
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Serioulay? Wow. How's that 12% HST working for ya?
Too bad, if you'd kept your money in Alberta... you'd have 5% GST (no PST) on your purchases instead of 12%. Oh, and the HST is applied to EVERYTHING!... whereas the GST is restricted... hmmm...

Too bad. But hey, if you're into paying the government a heckuvalot of extra money unnecessarily... BOOYA!
Facetious.. maybe...

But Alberta does balance it's budget. Even in today's economy.
Offset by the fact that I get a $1200 income tax rebate every year, because I am overpaying my BC taxes, thanks to the fact that AB tax is deducted. Thanks for asking! :P
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:24 PM   #12
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$1200? That's great!

My wife and I will take our $4569 and go wild. Plus our cheque sent out from the provincial government every tax time ($150 x 2). Not much added, but still... it's nice.

<GRIN>

...and there's a reason why the B.C. and Ontario people are filing to repeal the HST. HST on EVERYTHING? Seriously?
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #13
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Congrats! Welcome to C5 and beautiful cars man . You'll have to get more pics later .
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:27 PM   #14
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That is an awesome picture. You even got the same paint and stripes. I LOVE IT! Father & son time like that makes for some of the fondest memories.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:34 PM   #15
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That is an awesome picture. You even got the same paint and stripes. I LOVE IT! Father & son time like that makes for some of the fondest memories.
Unfortunately, he already knows that I will leave him in my dust on the racetrack
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:34 PM   #16
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aaaaamd the same to you. How's that HST? <GRIN>
Lol ya it suxs, but what can you do. I put a lot into my RRSPs so atleast I don't have to pay in at tax time. Yes the winters are waaaay to long in Alberta and cold. I put my camaro away end of Novemeber and had it out in week 3 of March, gotta pay more taxes but I get more driving time. LOL

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Old 06-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #17
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$1200? That's great!

My wife and I will take our $4569 and go wild. Plus our cheque sent out from the provincial government every tax time ($150 x 2). Not much added, but still... it's nice.

<GRIN>

...and there's a reason why the B.C. and Ontario people are filing to repeal the HST. HST on EVERYTHING? Seriously?
Yep... HST sucks but the no snow offsets that. Used to live in sask and alberta... don't miss it!
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:48 PM   #18
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great new SS, and tell your dad his 70' is terrific!
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #19
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:06 PM   #20
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Ravirn...
You could be from the a$$hole of the universe and there's no place like home.
I miss mine.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:09 PM   #21
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Unfortunately, he already knows that I will leave him in my dust on the racetrack
Yeah, the performance of the LS3 is insane. The crown jewel of GM.

I hope the style of your car ages as well as your dad's. His car is a true classic.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #22
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Awesome car! Great pic! I'd frame that bad boy and put it on the wall. Good times!
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #23
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Ravirn...
You could be from the a$$hole of the universe and there's no place like home.
I miss mine.

Very true. Bond do you have the only black SS in town? Theres a guy at Suncore that has a red one and I have seen a yellow also.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:22 PM   #24
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No, there's 4-5 black Camaro's in the Mac, at least 3 are SS.
Mine isn't up here. I keep it in Edmonton.
I don't want to run it on Hwy 63. It'll age twice as fast.

And.. as of July, I'll be commuting from there.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #25
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The Camaro is definitely common in Ft Mac - I saw three parked in SMS's lot (at Suncor) the other day, on top of the 3 on the highway, and the 1 parked near my place...
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