2019 Camaro Nationals - June 21st - 22nd

Dave Nelson

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It was great meeting other Nasty members and putting faces to screen names. Xten, Bodymanbill, Logan, 70LT1Z28, Jeff, and the Nasty judging Staff. We really do share a common bond with these cars and love talking about them and their history and great stories. I did take pics of all the cars in the buildings, and accidently deleted some files while trying to make space on my phone. I will work on it today to see if I can recover them, if anybody has any info on how to accomplish this please let me know, I may take it to the phone store for some assistance as I am a novice when it comes to my phone. I was a little disappointed at the lack of attendance of Nasty members (only a hand full of us) compared to some previous years as weather was not a issue.
 
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73rsltz

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My brother and I made the 8 hour trip up. Met some fellow Nasty members. But sad to say the lack of second gen cars in attendance was very disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing a lot of cars not 75 fifth and sixth gen camaros. No vendors either. Unfortunately this really puts me in a predicament about bringing my car next year. I will probably save my vacation for the muscle car Nationals in Chicago and take it up there. The show was run great it’s just the lack of cars vendors etc. Hopefully the lack of attendance was due to gm Nationals an hour away and Bloomington Gold corvette show in Indy? Unfortunately that will probably be my one and only trip up for this show. Having my car judged won’t be worth the trip.
 

70lt1z28

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I did take pics of all the cars in the buildings, and accidentally deleted some files while trying to make space on my phone. I will work on it today to see if I can recover them, if anybody has any info on how to accomplish this please let me know, I may take it to the phone store for some assistance as I am a novice when it comes to my phone.
Great meeting all you guys too. Always nice to attach a person with the posts here. Wish i could have spent more time there on Saturday. It's a long drive home and I had to be back for Sunday morning.

If you have an iPhone with a recent IOS version, there is a deleted items folder that keeps the photos for I think 30 days before actually removing them from the device. Not sure about Android phones but would be surprised if that didn't also exist. They tend to keep pace with one another on features.

Here are some methods:
https://www.imyfone.com/ios-data-recovery/recover-deleted-photos-from-iphone/

Any luck on finding out anything about M21RSZ28?
 

70 SS/L78

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Soooooooo. Is the Forest Green 70 Z28 the new Joey Gray restoration

Did Larry Grief bring his Vinyl Top Forest Green Again

I see Mike's L-78 and Ron 70 Z

Chuck,
2 cars in Legends judging this year. Mike Steitz brought his forest green L78 back after 6 years. Joey Gray also brought a forest green 70 Z28 that he just completed a fresh restoration on. Both cars are awesome! :)

2 more forest green cars were on display in the Legends building, Steve Nuwer brought his freshly painted 70 Z28 that is still a shell at this point but hopes to have it completed for next year. Frank Arone brought his 70 Z28 too for display.

Ron Liebert brought his Cranberry red 70 Z28 for display as well. However, Larry Grief did not bring his 70 Z28. He said he did not have enough time to get it ready for the show. He might try to bring it next year but wasn't sure.
 

wnmech

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I wish I could of made it to the Nationals again this year. Several years ago me and a buddy made it there on a Friday we saw lots of nice cars like others have mentioned not to many 2nd gens but I find that typical of car shows here in my part of Texas. Hopefully times will be better for me next year to go and meet the Nasty folks
 

70 SS/L78

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My brother and I made the 8 hour trip up. Met some fellow Nasty members. But sad to say the lack of second gen cars in attendance was very disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing a lot of cars not 75 fifth and sixth gen camaros. No vendors either. Unfortunately this really puts me in a predicament about bringing my car next year. I will probably save my vacation for the muscle car Nationals in Chicago and take it up there. The show was run great it’s just the lack of cars vendors etc. Hopefully the lack of attendance was due to gm Nationals an hour away and Bloomington Gold corvette show in Indy? Unfortunately that will probably be my one and only trip up for this show. Having my car judged won’t be worth the trip.

I agree it would be great to see more 2nd gen cars there but no matter what show you go to there will never be a lot of 2nd gens.

As for Judging, it really depends on what you want. No doubt the MCACN show in Chicago is a great show with lots of amazing cars. However, they only use a 1000 point judging system and judge your car in 30 minutes while it sits on the ground, which limits how much you can really see...
At the Camaro Nat's in Frederick you have 2 options. You can have it judged in 'BOWTIE' class (1000 points system) or "LEGENDS' class which is a 5000 point judging system where the car goes up on a lift. This class usually takes 3-4 hours to judge and your car has to pre-qualify.
The judges at Camaro Nat's are very experienced in what they do and this show is the one and only show to get it judged by the experts. You also receive a nice certified plaque from the American Camaro Association. The Bowtie & Legends cars are indoors in the air conditioned building.
 

l16pilot

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I agree it would be great to see more 2nd gen cars there but no matter what show you go to there will never be a lot of 2nd gens.

As for Judging, it really depends on what you want. No doubt the MCACN show in Chicago is a great show with lots of amazing cars. However, they only use a 1000 point judging system and judge your car in 30 minutes while it sits on the ground, which limits how much you can really see...
At the Camaro Nat's in Frederick you have 2 options. You can have it judged in 'BOWTIE' class (1000 points system) or "LEGENDS' class which is a 5000 point judging system where the car goes up on a lift. This class usually takes 3-4 hours to judge and your car has to pre-qualify.
The judges at Camaro Nat's are very experienced in what they do and this show is the one and only show to get it judged by the experts. You also receive a nice certified plaque from the American Camaro Association. The Bowtie & Legends cars are indoors in the air conditioned building.

Couldn't have said it better Scott. As for the vendors, it would be great to have more, but even at the Carlisle GM event and MCACN, I usually walk away empty-handed as most of the stuff is repop or crafts. I've sold parts at the Camaro Nats in the past, but my judging duties do not allow me the time to do both, so I had to make a choice.

Personally, I always enjoy the Camaro Nats. Been to a lot of other shows and events..and each has their own attraction, but the Camaro Nats is such a great venue, very relaxed and the quality of the cars is superb. I scored a very nice pair of OEM doors from NY, two solid OEM fenders from Missouri, some NOS parts from NC and some engine lift brackets from a local guy who had a table set up selling parts. :)

Having my car judged won’t be worth the trip.

Sorry to hear...it was nice meeting you and James. Like anything else, it is what you make it, but that is a choice only you can make. Hope to see your 73 Z28 someday...looks really nice from the pics.
 




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