I just noticed on my GM documentation that my Z28 was built exactly 50 years ago today. I've been the owner/builder of this particular Camaro for just under half of those 50 years (22), it's had quite the life, and it's been a hell of a ride, for both of us. When I got into this hobby/passion at 17 years old with my first car, a 1969 Camaro SS/RS 396 4spd, it changed me, but, I never thought I would still have the same "feelings and passion" for the hobby almost 40 years later. I thought I liked cars back then....I had no idea what it would lead, or build up too. The car is 50 years old, I'm turning 56, and the engine block is 54 years old....and I've never owned anything so fun to drive-cruise or race in, and a complete rush to drive every time I take her out. The new cars are so quick these days, easy to drive, handle like there on rails, and are real rockets, it's the best time to be a car nut. But....there's just something about an old classic car that was built by your own hands, and the sound of solid lifters, high RPM & CR, radical cam, road race exhaust and banging gears with a true manual trans that just brings you to a different place, I can't explain it. You would think after all these years those "butterfly's" of excitement would taper off...but that's not the case at all, I drive this thing, and it's like time stands still...I feel like I'm mid 20's again, I'm actually enjoying it now more than I've enjoyed any of my hot rods...maybe it's just age. Anyway, Happy 50th Birthday to all those 72's out there, enjoy them like they were supposed to be....driving them, and just living in the moment for whatever it may be. Cheers.