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Old 06-06-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Cool Introducing "Thor Jr."

.....Let me first say that while I would like to think that I work very hard for the company -- I am rewarded in many ways - one of them (and one of the best rewards) is to drive some really cool cars.


I'd been driving a Black Tahoe - awaiting a CTF 2011 Camaro.

Soooooo - a couple of weeks ago, I got a voice mail -


"Hello, Mr. Settlemire - this is Crystal at Company Vehicles - -and I'm calling to to schedule your vehicle exchange........"

(........yes!!!..........) (I've been working for GM for 33 years - and getting a new car or truck NEVER gets old......)

So - I cleaned out the Tahoe (...a great all-around vehicle -- not to mention that it's rather menacing.......in the vein of 'black suburbans'......) and headed off to the 11 Mile Road facility.

.........and was somewhat surprised to receive "Apollo" - -a 2010 Long-term durability vehicle. Apollo is a Victory Red 1SS with a manual transmission and lots of miles on him. So we headed off to the 'RenCen' for a day's work - and then went cruising home.

(.......OK - -we made a trip up and down Gratiot Avenue.........)

(.......and went and got a cup of coffee in Chicago)

(.....OK..I made that last part up......)


Apollo is well-broken-in - and is a lot of fun to drive. (..but then, aren't ALL Camaros a blast to drive?)

I gave him a good washing and cleaned his interior -- not sure how long I'd be priviledged to have him in my life........but was already bonding with him.....


...not very long, it turns out.

Seems there was a mix-up and that I was supposed to get a 2011 CTF (Captive Test Fleet) vehicle after all.......

So the other day, I picked up my phone --- and heard

"Hello, Mr. Settlemire! This is Amber at Company Vehicles - -and I have a new CTF Camaro for you!"

Now - there are all kinds of telephone calls........some we never want to get. -- others we live for --

...........this is one call one lives for................


Soooooo.......I took Apollo and got him washed - gassed him up -- and headed over to the 11 Mile Road facility.

(......OK - call me crazy, but I hate to turn in cars - I get attached to them...)

And so as I watched 'Apollo' exit thru one door - the other door opened........


........and it was almost 'Deja-vu' --

Thru the door came a Rally Yellow Camaro RS -- and my first reaction was...



!THOR JUNIOR!................


(.......he has his father's eyes.......)

Thor Jr. is a 2LT/RS with polished wheels, sunroof, Ebony Leather -- and of course - Head Up Display.


He doesn't have the deep voice of his father - but he has the same 'head turning' charm that all Camaros have. It's a part of the DNA of Camaro.

So - it's going to be another great summer.....

No Camaro can replace Thor - but Thor Junior is a delight to drive...........

He's sitting at the airport right now -- awaiting my return from Delaware -- and I'm looking forward to a long drive home......( by way of Chicago for another cup of coffee.....)

Now - there IS a reason for CTF units - and that reason is this: We want your new Camaro to be the best car you've ever owned...and so we'll go over each CTF vehicle "with a fine-tooth comb" so to speak. Yes - I'll enjoy each drive - but it goes beyond that. I'll be listening and looking for anything amiss......as will the other members of the team driving CTFs -- so that you can be assured that we are paying attention to every detail.


One tidbit: Head Up Display is 'the cat's jammies'............

See you on the road!
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:48 AM   #3
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:48 AM   #4
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Congratulations Mr. Settlemire!!!!! Good things do happen to good people. Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy
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NICE! I want to see Thor and Thor Jr. paired up together!
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No Camaro can replace Thor - but Thor Junior is a delight to drive...........
AHHHHHH! That's AWESOME! Have fun with Thor Jr!!!!

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Old 06-06-2010, 12:56 AM   #8
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:56 AM   #9
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Congratulations on getting that phonecall and the new ride, ya know, I'm more then willing to volunteer my driving services if chevrolet needs any more camaros driven...LOL
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Enjoy her while you can...we all know you will.

Ive had mine nearly a year, and theres still hardly a time I take her out that she doesn't get a stare....

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Congratulations on getting that phonecall and the new ride, ya know, I'm more then willing to volunteer my driving services if chevrolet needs any more camaros driven...LOL

Wow - I'm looking at the pic of your Camaro.........


............ANOTHER Thor Jr! --

We need to have a family reunion!
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.....Let me first say that while I would like to think that I work very hard for the company -- I am rewarded in many ways - one of them (and one of the best rewards) is to drive some really cool cars.


I'd been driving a Black Tahoe - awaiting a CTF 2011 Camaro.

Soooooo - a couple of weeks ago, I got a voice mail -


"Hello, Mr. Settlemire - this is Crystal at Company Vehicles - -and I'm calling to to schedule your vehicle exchange........"

(........yes!!!..........) (I've been working for GM for 33 years - and getting a new car or truck NEVER gets old......)

So - I cleaned out the Tahoe (...a great all-around vehicle -- not to mention that it's rather menacing.......in the vein of 'black suburbans'......) and headed off to the 11 Mile Road facility.

.........and was somewhat surprised to receive "Apollo" - -a 2010 Long-term durability vehicle. Apollo is a Victory Red 1SS with a manual transmission and lots of miles on him. So we headed off to the 'RenCen' for a day's work - and then went cruising home.

(.......OK - -we made a trip up and down Gratiot Avenue.........)

(.......and went and got a cup of coffee in Chicago)

(.....OK..I made that last part up......)


Apollo is well-broken-in - and is a lot of fun to drive. (..but then, aren't ALL Camaros a blast to drive?)

I gave him a good washing and cleaned his interior -- not sure how long I'd be priviledged to have him in my life........but was already bonding with him.....


...not very long, it turns out.

Seems there was a mix-up and that I was supposed to get a 2011 CTF (Captive Test Fleet) vehicle after all.......

So the other day, I picked up my phone --- and heard

"Hello, Mr. Settlemire! This is Amber at Company Vehicles - -and I have a new CTF Camaro for you!"

Now - there are all kinds of telephone calls........some we never want to get. -- others we live for --

...........this is one call one lives for................


Soooooo.......I took Apollo and got him washed - gassed him up -- and headed over to the 11 Mile Road facility.

(......OK - call me crazy, but I hate to turn in cars - I get attached to them...)

And so as I watched 'Apollo' exit thru one door - the other door opened........


........and it was almost 'Deja-vu' --

Thru the door came a Rally Yellow Camaro RS -- and my first reaction was...



!THOR JUNIOR!................


(.......he has his father's eyes.......)

Thor Jr. is a 2LT/RS with polished wheels, sunroof, Ebony Leather -- and of course - Head Up Display.


He doesn't have the deep voice of his father - but he has the same 'head turning' charm that all Camaros have. It's a part of the DNA of Camaro.

So - it's going to be another great summer.....

No Camaro can replace Thor - but Thor Junior is a delight to drive...........

He's sitting at the airport right now -- awaiting my return from Delaware -- and I'm looking forward to a long drive home......( by way of Chicago for another cup of coffee.....)

Now - there IS a reason for CTF units - and that reason is this: We want your new Camaro to be the best car you've ever owned...and so we'll go over each CTF vehicle "with a fine-tooth comb" so to speak. Yes - I'll enjoy each drive - but it goes beyond that. I'll be listening and looking for anything amiss......as will the other members of the team driving CTFs -- so that you can be assured that we are paying attention to every detail.


One tidbit: Head Up Display is 'the cat's jammies'............

See you on the road!
Awesome!! Enjoy the bonding!!
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:16 AM   #14
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Wow - I'm looking at the pic of your Camaro.........


............ANOTHER Thor Jr! --

We need to have a family reunion!
Fo real...more like we need another cFest...good times!!!!:party0048:
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