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Old 08-17-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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New (old) member onboard...

Hello everybody. I'm a 58 Y/O grandfather of two wonderful kids. Just call me gramps. I actually received my new 2011 1LT on my birthday in July. The timing was incredible. I've been addicted to anything with a motor since I could steer a tractor at the age of 3 on our family farm in western NY. We raced go-karts, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and I was one of the first guys to put a twin-turbo, alcohol burning 392 Chrysler Hemi in a farm tractor before tractor pulling became popular and turned professional…so I’ve always enjoyed power sports.
My first official "legal" car was a gorgeous 1968 Camaro RS, black with red interior, 327 ci, 4 speed. I wish I still had that car because it was certainly the most memorable. Later in life, with raising kids and struggling financially, I bought primarily practical cars. Now in my later years, being an empty-nester, I've come full circle. I'm back to my American muscle roots...the Chevy Camaro, and loving every minute. It’s like I never left, but better.
I opted for the V6, not only for its advanced technology, but also for a more balanced weight distribution, and better handling in winter. This car will be a daily driver. I want to enjoy her EVERY day. I don't care about shaving off ETs, or having everyone hear me coming. In fact, what impresses people most is how such an aggressive looking car can also be very refined, quiet, and comfortable when I want it to be. It turns heads everywhere I go, even when it’s just parked. I was frankly not prepared for the “splash” that this car has created.
Anyway, I'm enclosing some pictures and you'll most likely be hearing from me in the forums. I’ve been a lurker for several weeks as I wanted to wait long enough to get my new car, and get some initial pictures. I don’t know many folks on Camaro5 yet, but I find myself checking things out every day. It’s good to be back…driving the best America has to offer.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Nice ride, welcome to the site!
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome!!! I love the stripes!!
Inferno Orange 2SS/RS

2000 4/21/2010
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new vehicle! She's beautiful, take a good care of her (I'm sure you will )
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome. Nice color combo.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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Nice color.............
........"Is custom faded?"
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
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Welcome, and I see you picked the best color!
NFL OWNR I love the smell of new car in the morning!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:28 PM   #8
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Welcome to the site and great color!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #9

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Random side note: Two people created a thread saying that they were new here... Yet there has been more replies/welcomes to the other one. I wonder why
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:31 PM   #10
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welcome to C5!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:32 PM   #11
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welcome to c5!
2011 2SS/RS IOM L99.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #12
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welcome! and you're not that old! Wait until you're in your late 70s before calling yourself old
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:43 PM   #13

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welcome to the family, beautfiful car!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:07 PM   #14
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Welcome....from one "Gramps" to another!! RJT is the way to go

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