: You might be a Camaro Fanatic, if...
Dec 5th, 01, 05:24 AM
1)...you prefer a Rick's catalog to Playboy while in your library.
2)...your wife has to ask you remove car parts out of the kitchen sink.
3...you've ever fallen asleep while working under the car.
4...you've ever changed your oil after 1000 miles.
5)...you've ever spent a whole Saturday in the boneyards looking for a AC/Delco AM radio, or something as stupid.
6)...you park your car as far from civilzation as possible to avoid door dings.
7)...while driving you see water in the road ahead, and slow your ride to the pace of evolution.
8)...you've pulled into a random parking lot to make a small tuning change on the carb.
9)...you've been shocked to learn your wife didn't think $250 was a good deal for the correct power booster.
8)...you've ever tried to explain the black stuff that's been on your hands for three days (POR-15).
9)...you've wondered why the General couldn't design a distributor clamp/hold-down that didn't require the hands the size of a six-year old.
10)...you've wondered why your trunk lid shuts a little differently after a full-throttle episode.
11)...you laughed at yourself for cleaning parts on the car that will never be seen by anyone ever, except you...like uner the dash.
12)...you sqeeze your cheeks as you watch some kid get behind your wheel and maneuver your pride into a service bay (for new tires or something).
13)...you taught your neighbors new cuss words while installing headliner in a first gen.
14)...you've given the mechanic the specs and shims for the wheel alignment you want done.
15)...you've ever tried to explain to a 20-something kid what a Muncie is,...or a twelve bolt,...or a carberator, or points/condensor.
I'm happy to report, I've done all the above...and even more stupid stuff. Long live the Camaro!
Dec 5th, 01, 05:46 AM
How about putting bottled water in your radiator or swerving to miss bumps in the road. How about checking your car at lunch to see if a bird pooped on your paint. Maybe getting mad when bugs splatter on your car while driving at night and hate the thought of leaving them there until the next time you get the chance to wash your car. I get lots of flack for this...putting a car cover over my 69 when I am doing a complete frame up. I put the cover over the shell while it sits on jack stands just too keep the dust off of it. How about getting mad at rusted parts or broken ones as if they let you down. And talk to your car as you restore it as if it’s a family member that is very sick and you’re the Dr. curing all the hurts. And last…and worst…not doing something just perfect during the restoration and wondering if your car is mad at you for not getting that last spec of dust off or leaving a small paint run where nobody will ever see it. I am a suck puppy.
Dec 5th, 01, 06:05 AM
Hey i'm 24 and I know what a muncie, 12 bolt ect are....
how bout you spend time at work reading posts on Camaros.net (I hope they don't find out)
you make excel spreadsheets on the parts you plan on buying.
you get mad when the magazines (Chevy High Performance, Super Chevy or Hot Rod) don't have a first gen in them
Dec 5th, 01, 06:10 AM
Liquid my man...glad you're carrying the flag for your generation! I won't be around forever...glad to know the sport's in good hands!
Dec 5th, 01, 06:46 AM
One 20 (something) year old kid guilty here ! Doesn't everyone talk to their car & praise it for a job well done ?
Dec 5th, 01, 07:26 AM
i am 20 http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif how about crying after some but head scratches your car or you decking him i admit i have done both
Dec 5th, 01, 11:06 AM
I usually just read the posts, but Liquid40 hit too close to home with "making excel spreadsheets for parts you're going to buy."
How about asking your girlfriend to buy you some headers for Christmas? Or not allowing family members into the garage where your '68 is parked in?
Dec 5th, 01, 11:41 AM
I am glad I wasn't the only computer/hot rod geek.
oh and my 22 year old cousin just got a 67 RS...not all of the younger generation are into hondas and neons with nitrus.
69 Camaro RS (SS Clone) 350 Daytona Yellow
No 'E' in Camaro
Dec 5th, 01, 12:23 PM
Great list Sleepy! I'll add another one:
...if you convert your other cars into Chevy Super Sports too.
Last weekend I put a red bowtie and SS emblem and modified/removed the other emblems on my little Escort, so now the back end says Chevy SScort instead of Ford Escort LX. I'll get pics of it soon. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif I bet I've confused a few people on the road already! http://www.camaros.net/forum/confused.gif Next up is an SS badge on the grill!
...if you fondle your first gen everyday! (that one's for Old Guy!)
p.s. I'm another member of the "my car is older than me" club!
Ben's collection of Super Sports (so far):
- '67 Camaro RS/SS350, dark blue, black deluxe int, 4 spd - nickname: NemeSS (http://www.imagestation.com/picture/pbdf7f8e610e0384f961148745ed39585/fe513760.jpg.orig.jpg)
- '96 Impala SS, black, all stock, wife's daily driver - nickname: MaSStr (http://www.imagestation.com/picture/p6a07d9999c3622926191bdfb9599a891/fe513699.jpg.orig.jpg) (of puppets)
- '91 Chevy SScort, silver, auto, 4-dr hatchback, looks strikingly similar to a Ford Escort
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Dec 5th, 01, 02:57 PM
24 here and the Hot Rod legacy is FAR from over!
How bout if...
... you suddenly feel the urge to go to the garage, flip on the light, and just peek in for no reason at all. (This baffles my wife!)
... when you never turn on the radio just so you can analyze every engine sound, exhaust note, and any other noise your car makes.
... when you have a part-buying schedule and budget laid out for at least the next year.
... when some of the laundry mysteriously winds up as grease rags under the hood. (sore subject in my household)
... your neighbors begin to worry when they see you pacing around your car bobbing up and down as you examine your paint from every possible angle with the sun reflecting on it.
... you wish there was some way to incorporate the Camaro in the yearly Christmas card family picture! http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
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Dec 5th, 01, 04:19 PM
I totally understand the turning on light to look at your car.. for me though...
... explained to your highschool friends why you bought a car with no engine, transmission, or interior.
... stood up from cleaning a piece of suspension and forgot that your car was on a lift, above you. (you crouch down real fast holding your head after that one)
... rubbed the dash and said "c'mon baby" after the engine wouldn't turn over in the cold morning.
... locked your garage late at night and wondered if you were keeping people out, or keeping your car in...
you check camaros.net more than 10 times a day...
you actually had tears well up when the camaro got t-boned in Remember the Titans...
you buy two of whatever GM part just in case they stop making it some day...
you can recite your VIN number faster than your phone number...
Dec 5th, 01, 08:51 PM
-When you go to a fast food joint that gives you a number, you can allways make your number into something related to your car.
(#4, 4 barrel, 4 wheels,)
(#34, If your double it you get 68')
-When you bark the tires , you and your friends start barking like dogs.
-when your about to go to sleep, you cant stop thinking about "well.. let me just go take it for a quick spin"
-pat(aka "Mr. Immature")
68'Pro-touring 5.0 Killer
Dec 5th, 01, 11:39 PM
<LI>When Christmas time is coming, and you're soon to receive your X'mas club and bonus, you think about leaving a little $$ for the house. I mean for the Camaro, Honey. http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
<LI>When you avoid parallel parking.
<LI>When you stick your fingers in the tailpipe every time you use your Camaro to see how it is burning the fuel mixture.
<LI>When your 4 years old daughter can recognize a Camaro from a hundred yards away.
Our affair with Camaros is a live sentence without the possibility of parole. www.geocities.com/c68ss (http://www.geocities.com/c68ss) http://home.coqui.net/borench
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* one 23 year old guy (me!) finding (by accident) in a local shop here in the Netherlands the "Chevy High Performance" and the "HotRod", going to the manager and ask him if he has all the previous editions of these mags somewhere in his shop, willing to pay an astronomical amount of money to get these!
* Praying to "the guy upstairs" to put a 1st gen camaro in my garage instead of a Peugeot
Dec 6th, 01, 04:27 AM
Your garage is an 'auto shop' not a place where the wife can store things like that spare clothes dryer.
When friends go directly to the 'auto shop' rather than the house to see you.
69 RS Conv,355,M20,4.10's and I don't worry about stone chips.
Dec 6th, 01, 07:40 AM
....when you pull the battery out of your wifes truck and leave her stranded so you can take your camaro out for a cruise.
Dec 6th, 01, 10:24 AM
- when your 2 car garage becomes a 1 car garage and the other side looks like a mechanic shop and parts everywhere....
- when you install not 1 but 2 kill switches
- when your computer wallpaper, screen saver are of your Camaro
- when you get extra money, like overtime, or a bonus check you look at it smile and say "Excellent, more Camaro parts!"
Dec 6th, 01, 11:12 AM
How about showing pictures of your car to people at work?
Dec 6th, 01, 11:14 AM
Hey! I am 19 and I know all about muncies and 12 bolts and carburators... what do you think we are all ricers???
Dec 6th, 01, 11:16 AM
that and extasy freaks... http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif Just foolin.
Dec 6th, 01, 01:56 PM
I've had 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 memorized since I was 12! Loved the one about falling asleep under your car,Guilty.
My 69 (http://www.camarogenerations.com/memberfiles/sheets.html)
Dec 6th, 01, 02:54 PM
you wake your wife up more than twice a week while talking in your sleep about Camaro stuff....
Dec 6th, 01, 02:56 PM
hey, i'm 20, gotta third gen and i'm under the hood everyday just makin sure nothing's out of whack, or polishing up something to make it look/run pretty.
Dec 6th, 01, 03:19 PM
You go look in the garage (to make sure the car is still there and not on fire or anything) and say goodnight to it every night before bed.....
Dec 6th, 01, 05:27 PM
cant sleep at nite thinking about task on car
so work on all nite then stoping just in time
to make it to work the next morning i have done this more than once it makes it really
hard to work on customers cars the next day
just because if i dont get finished it in my mind all day i am working on my 3rd frame
69 z10 pace car 69 cortez silver ss clone
now 69 ss 396 glazier blue
Patting the dash like 'Good boy' or 'great job' after a good burnout or sideways maneuver, maybe after a good bark into second that everyone around could hear.
76 Camaro/mild 350 .030/M21/Z28 body parts/lotsa other goodies
Dec 6th, 01, 08:19 PM
.....when you stare at your Camaro with a distant gaze as you mentally try to figure out how to ...... Drives my wife nuts.
.....you spend more time on your Camaro's personally hygene than your own.
The Red Beast http://www.geocities.com/casanoc
Dec 6th, 01, 10:29 PM
...you can rattle off engine specs, part numbers, RPO codes, gear ratios, performance figures, etc, but cant remember your wifes birthday.
Dec 7th, 01, 07:33 AM
how about when you are at school and you are behind in work and you go to camaros.net to see what's going on. I do this every day!and so does my bro.
listenin to tires shous is what it's all about!
Dec 7th, 01, 07:35 AM
how about when you change your buick road master to a chevy impala with 17's, emblems, and 350 chevy engine! i didn't do it, but i know some people that did.
When you want to check your mail, and in reflex you type www.camaros.net (http://www.camaros.net)
Dec 18th, 01, 04:12 AM
Have any of you ever rebuilt an engine in your dining room???? I did once cuase the heater broke in the shop and it was cold.
Dec 18th, 01, 11:04 AM
i find my self always thinking of gear ratios or engine specs, when i see a time on the clock like 4:27 or i get $4.88 in change. i'm strange, oh wait we all are!
we literally get screaming mad if you've curbed your tires! then "wet and black" them soon after.
...lay out specific plans for the car and drivetrain on paper.
...words you read like differential or cubic inches always make you think of your car.
...you but into normal peoples car conversations to correct them about something they've said.
...you'll get in long drawn out arguements with anyone if they say old cars are slow!
Dec 18th, 01, 07:43 PM
Great thread! (age 27)
when you correct your kids if they say a mustang is cool... http://www.camaros.net/forum/eek.gif
wanting to join a Camaro club, not being able to find one, cofounding one with some new found Camaro buddies... http://www.camaros.net/forum/cool.gif
2nds on the kids recognizing Camaros from 100 yards and taking peeks into the garage! haha http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif
1968 RS, 355/4spd/12 blt w/3.55's.www.camarogenerations.com (http://www.camarogenerations.com)
Dec 18th, 01, 07:57 PM
How bout when you sign on to your computer at home and work and the system is set up to open up to camaros.net at work and the CRG page at home.
Jeff 67/68 7 69 RS's
Dec 19th, 01, 02:12 AM
Tring to legally change your social security number to match your vin.........In your will, you leave people to your cars, instead of leaving your cars to people.
Dec 19th, 01, 03:58 AM
Hmmm.. Guilty on most counts, a couple more: All of your passwords pertain to your car. Your wife complains that you spend too much time in the garage and threatens to find a husband that will spend more time with her and the kids than his cars.
DAMN......I've got to change all my passwords!!
- Or you've changed all the screensavers in the office with one of 1st gen Camaros!! (Guess if they already know who did that http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif http://www.camaros.net/forum/biggrin.gif )
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Dec 20th, 01, 08:49 AM
1. your wife asked you move your car out of the middle of the garage so she can bring her mini van in, NOT.
2. you know every little detail about your car that the average normal person wouldn't or couldn't understand.
3. you know more about your car's history than anything you ever would have learned back in history class.
4. you get a little upset when you see Camaro spelled with an "E"
68/RS on Blocks...
Dec 20th, 01, 09:42 AM
You keep the Camaro Tech forums page open all day, and hit reload about every 15 minutes to see if there is any late breaking news that you must be informed of.
If you talk to your car more than anyone else for advice on any subject.
68 Coupe, 350 4-speed
Jim's Camaro Corner (http://www.personal.psu.edu/jxu109/)
Dec 20th, 01, 11:10 AM
you correct every person that says you have a "65" camaro, everytime they say it, same when they say it with years similar to yours.
...you'd rather have the grease on you then the car.
...you get upset if the car is out in the rain one night.
...you get worried when away from your car too long if its parked in a lot.
Dec 20th, 01, 01:04 PM
Great post! LMAO...
Dec 20th, 01, 01:54 PM
If . . .
You have a thousand posts in a year on Camaros.net!
Your wife refers to the Camaro as the other woman.
You tried to get your kid to say "Camaro" for his 1st word.
Dec 20th, 01, 06:49 PM
This is my dad's name, but I am only 17 and I know every inch of the car (cause I helped in the restoration). I drive the car everyday and a lady pulled out in front of me one morning on the way to school. Needless to say my car was not pretty after the accident. Losing that car was like loosing a best friend. I dont think I have ever been upset over anything else. But we will have the car on the road again by late January hopefully.
Anyways, if anybody ever tells you that you wash the car so much that you are going to wash the paint off of it and if the word "mustang" or "ford" (can I say these words here??) is mentioned anywhere around you, you immediatly find the guilty person and tell them how much better a Camaro or Chevy really is. If you have a closet full of Camaro t-shirts. If your neighbor cranks up his 67 mustang (theres that dirty word again) and then you crank your Camaro up and hold the petal to the floor just to show that your car is louder. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
Dec 21st, 01, 04:38 AM
If you've had to endure 1000 stories from folks who used to have a car just like yours...you might be a Camaro fanatic.
Dec 21st, 01, 04:40 AM
If you've had to endure a 1000 stories from folks who used to have a car just like yours,..you might be a Camaro fanatic.
Dec 21st, 01, 07:14 AM
This is a very entertaining post. How about when you just sit in a lawn chair for hours and just stare at you Camaro! Or maybe when you hear people talking about rustang's and saying that Camaro's suck and you go up and give 'em a good punch to the face! I have never done that, but I wanted to a couple of times.
BIG blocks rule...So do burnouts!
Dec 21st, 01, 09:53 AM
How about this...
You don't even own a camaro, yet you spend at least 5 hours a day on a Camaro web-site...
Dec 21st, 01, 01:31 PM
how about when you have bored everyone in your family with endless conversation of big blocks, muncies and the never ending quest for more power!!man thats crazy. i am guilty of almost everyone of those....i know what i am getting from the inlaws this year for christmas...$100 from summit http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif...ya know why cause thats what i get every year!!cause thats what i want..im in too deep.
Dec 22nd, 01, 07:18 AM
Good one Eric68,
You tried to get your kid to say "Camaro" for his 1st word.
I tried that with both my little ones. My 5 year old daughter can spell it now. http://www.camaros.net/forum/smile.gif
68/RS on Blocks...
Dec 22nd, 01, 03:36 PM
When friends come over and all you want to do is show them new things on the ride
Dec 22nd, 01, 04:33 PM
lol, that last one is so true for me.
..when your friends ask if they can drive your car, and you go into a cold sweat.
..when you can spend thousands on your car without missing a heartbeat and literally be floored from spending $100 on something else!
..your considering putting a Car cover on your camaro when you park it in a parking lot for a few hours.
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