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Old 05-19-2008, 09:49 PM   #57
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and since I'm posting, let me clarify something: I think that a media unveiling any earlier than the Monday after the Indy event is a bad idea... I think it insults those of us who have kept the car, and the passion, alive while the mass media has let the Mustang take cover after cover after cover since the f-body's demise in 2002... I think that GM should really think hard about how much it takes for those of us who do plan cruises, gatherings and events that garner positive GM attention for free... I think that WE should be the ones that get to see the car first and that the press should have to wait and sit outside the fences while we, the people who are going to buy these cars (instead of getting GM to give us one to take on a demo for a week, month or even year(s) ), get to see the car and be the first to spread the word... because we've been loyal to the brand, loyal to the company and loyal to the dream for YEARS!

but that is NOT how the game is played... my voice, and yours, is so insignificant in the automotive market that if we were to yell at the top of our lungs, we'd be drowned out by church mice... the media will get the first shot at the car... the fire will be lit long before we get to see, sit, touch, feel and admire the car... there will be millions that get to see it on the internet before any of us that were not the "chosen ones" gets to be near the car... and that, my friends, is the way the big, red rubber ball bounces.

we are all enthusiasts... we are all passionate and we love our cars, and the cars that we've had before now, like they were children... we will make the brand a success because we will drive our cars to gatherings, preach the gospel of Camaro to the world and tell anyone who will listen that they should at least entertain going to a GM dealership and driving a GM product before running off to a Toyota dealership to buy some cookie cutter econo-box... and our voice will always be second fiddle to the voice of the mass media who will send the word out to millions upon millions of subscribers and viewers... and the dealers who will be doing their best to sell these machines and need to know what the specs are before people start coming into the dealership demanding that they want this option on this car and blah, blah, blah.

so dont for a moment think that I dont have the same feelings y'all do... but as the Reality Check Specialist, I have to be realistic and understand that the rules do not put us first.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:27 AM   #58
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Fine, DAMNIT.

I'LL GO.




















You guys didn't think I was serious, did ya?

Come on, Merf. ...and we'll cart ya around too.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:37 AM   #59
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That is much more acceptable. Still want fbodfather to chime in here though, for that warm fuzzy.
MerF you did see post #49 up above didn't you?
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:12 AM   #60
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MerF you did see post #49 up above didn't you?
I did. I'm actually retarded though....I thoguht that was just a random quote taken from another site...not realizing that thread was on Camaro5. SO I digress.

I see ya, Tag...and I'm on the fence still I guess, but I need to make a decision soon.

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:42 AM   #61
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Hey Merf, I was right there with ya. I can't agree more that the showing to the press before the enthusiast (you know...the people that are actually going to BUY the car.............................) really sucks. I understand why they do this.

BUT...I've been in love with this car since NAIAS. And...I haven't spent almost two years on this site talking about it only to miss out on one of the greatest events of all time....once again, even if it is shown to the press before us.

We bit the bullet and bought the tickets today...plane tickets for my wife and made hotel reservations at the comfort inn and suites (since the host hotel was all booked up for the days we wanted).

I'm driving out on Wed (hopefully w/ Turtle) getting there on Thurs...both of us are picking up the wives at the airport on Thurs and we are staying through Sunday night. It'll be a good time, that's for sure.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:59 AM   #62
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Unfortunately...it was decided a while back that I won't be able to go. I pushed, and number crunched...but it ain't gonna happen. The bright side is I'll be able to save for the car itself. Still.

You guys who're going had better take LOTS and LOTS of pictures!!!!
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I'm driving out on Wed (hopefully w/ Turtle) getting there on Thurs...both of us are picking up the wives at the airport on Thurs and we are staying through Sunday night. It'll be a good time, that's for sure.

you know it, brotha... we're going to be road tripping with a few more, I think, from the Austin area, and hopefully meeting up with folks all along the way
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No worry, i live 45 minutes away, in fact i don't even think it's that long, definitely going. Buying a camera for the event. Pics will be posted, lots of pics.....
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you know it, brotha... we're going to be road tripping with a few more, I think, from the Austin area, and hopefully meeting up with folks all along the way
Heck, the more the merrier for the road trip!

Let's go!!!
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It may have been stated on here before...but apparently it has been confirmed by numerous "disciples" that the unveiling will happen before indy...not to plug another forum but we are all on the same side right?

http://www.5thgen.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6224

Regardless, I believe the enthusiasts should get the first taste....but then again....I know you all agree with me...I wanna see this damn thing, I want it in my drive way NOW. The pics and videos ease the pain...haha
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