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Chazman
14
17.50%
Horacioz28IROC
5
6.25%
LsxMatt
11
13.75%
Sleeper Z
6
7.50%
bluniedr
4
5.00%
prossi
4
5.00%
Manic Z
4
5.00%
dagwood
4
5.00%
firebrdo88
15
18.75%
88IROCvertZ
4
5.00%
Cehbra
4
5.00%
Jay_rich
5
6.25%
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:43 PM
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January 2018*****Chazman*****1989 IROC Convertible 5-Speed

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February 2018*****Horacioz28IROC*****1987 IROC Convertible

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March 2018*****LsxMatt*****1986 Camaro

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April 2018*****Sleeper Z*****1987 Z28

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May 2018*****blunierdr*****1987 GTA

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June 2018*****prossi*****1987 GTA

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July 2018*****Manic Z*****1985 IROC

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August 2018*****dagwood*****1982 Z28

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September 2018*****firebrdo88*****1988 Firebird

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October 2018*****88IROCvertZ*****1988 IROC Convertible

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November 2018*****Cehbra*****1991 Firebird

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December 2018*****Jay_rich*****1987 Z28

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I took a little time to pull together a few fun facts about our COTM winners in the same fashion as last year.

The 2nd annual Participation Awards!

Did you know that...


’Oldest car’ award: dagwood (1982)

’Longest ownership’ award: Horacioz28iroc (31 years)

’My first car’ award: firebrdo88 (at 15 years old)

‘Buy back’ award: prossi (boug
ht the car twice)

’Highest miles’ award: Sleeper Z (140K miles)

’Lowest miles’ award: Chazma
n (7800 miles)

’Most original stock’ award: Horacioz28iroc

‘Most modified’ award: prossi

’Most highly optioned car’ award: 88IROCvertZ

’Least optioned car’ award: LsxMatt

’European theatre’ award: chebra

’COTM voting largest margin of victory’ award: Horacioz28iroc

’COTM voting most narrow margin of victory’ award: Blunierdr

‘COTM never give up’ award: 88IROCZvert

’Fastest car’ award: firebrdo88 (1/4 mile 9.59 sec at 139 mph)

’Sleeper car’ award: firebrdo88

’Size envy’ award: firebrdo88 (408)

’LS envy’ award: LsxMatt (5.3L supercharged) and Jay_rich (5.3L turbo)

’Best photography’ award: LsxMatt

’Best video’ award: Jay_rich

’Says more with less’ award: firebrdo88 (39 words, 5 pictures)

’I am speechless’ award: 88IROCvertZ (1319 words, 27 pictures)

’Second chance’ award: Jay_Rich (December COTM)

‘In loving memory’ award: dagwood & firebrdo88 (you made them proud!)

'Magazine photo shoot' award: firebrdo88 (Fastest Street Car magazine)

'The Hoarder' award: chazman (owns 3 thirdgens)

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I took a little time to pull together a few fun facts about our COTM winners in the same fashion as last year.
The 2nd annual Participation Awards!

Did you know that...


’Oldest car’ award: dagwood (1982)

’Longest ownership’ award: Horacioz28iroc (31 years)

’My first car’ award: Not enough info. This award is up for grabs!

‘Buy back’ award: prossi (bought the car twice)

’Highest miles’ award: Not enough info. This award is up for grabs!

’Lowest miles’ award: Chazman (7800 miles)

’Most original stock’ award: Horacioz28iroc

‘Most modified’ award: prossi

’Most highly optioned car’ award: 88IROCvertZ

’Least optioned car’ award: LsxMatt

’European theatre’ award: chebra

’COTM voting largest margin of victory’ award: Horacioz28iroc

’COTM voting most narrow margin of victory’ award: Blunierdr

‘COTM never give up’ award: 88IROCZvert

’Fastest car’ award: firebrdo88 (1/4 mile 9.59 sec at 139 mph)

’Sleeper car’ award: firebrdo88

’Size envy’ award: firebrdo88 (408)

’LS envy’ award: LsxMatt (5.3L supercharged) and Jay_rich (5.3L turbo)

’Best photography’ award: LsxMatt

’Best video’ award: Jay_rich

’Says more with less’ award: firebrdo88 (39 words, 5 pictures)

’I am speechless’ award: 88IROCvertZ (1319 words, 27 pictures)

’Second chance’ award: Jay_Rich (December COTM)

‘In loving memory’ award: dagwood & firebrdo88 (you made them proud!)
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@qwktrip, very cool list! Thanks for the insight! Some things listed I wasn’t aware of.

All stunning cars! Good luck to all!
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Awesome line up of cars, and the participation awards are great! I'm super happy to be a part of this!
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Very cool list! Thanks for putting that all together.. Some surprises in there for sure!
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’I am speechless’ award: 88IROCvertZ (1319 words, 27 pictures)

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’I am speechless’ award: 88IROCvertZ (1319 words, 27 pictures)



I get long breaks between jobs and kill time on TGO.. I don’t even realize how many words I type until I hit “post” and then it’s like, “damn, oh well”
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Awesome! Good luck to all. Some great cars in this list!

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I get long breaks between jobs and kill time on TGO.. I don’t even realize how many words I type until I hit “post” and then it’s like, “damn, oh well”
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’Most original stock’ award: Horacioz28iroc
Mine's not original enough for you, bro?
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Mine's not original enough for you, bro?
Hard to beat an "all original" car that was purchased new by the owner himself.....just like your black IROC Chaz....that is too cool !!
I am envious !!
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I was kinda hoping for an award category for MOST HORRIFIC FACTORY RADIATOR SUPPORT WELDS

I would have won that one HANDS DOWN
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I was kinda hoping for an award category for MOST HORRIFIC FACTORY RADIATOR SUPPORT WELDS

I would have won that one HANDS DOWN
You should get snappiest LG4 acceleration video!
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You should get snappiest LG4 acceleration video!
With all of my tire blistering 145hp! Hehe

I'd probably have the lowest hp award wrapped up
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I think we should have Horacio and 88Irocvert fight to determine which of their verts is best! 3 rounds. Old school tai boxing like Kurt Sloane and Tong Po!


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I think we should have Horacio and 88Irocvert fight to determine which of their verts is best! 3 rounds. Old school tai boxing like Kurt Sloane and Tong Po!
I'm thinking a good old fashion arm wrestle contest....
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What a nice collection of cars this year!
Good mix of Camaros and Firebirds, with a good mix of stock and modified!
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I get long breaks between jobs and kill time on TGO.. I don’t even realize how many words I type until I hit “post” and then it’s like, “damn, oh well”
Do you reread them as well! I like your post, mostly interesting stuff you ramble about!
I voted for the guy that won the month I was involved in. I may have to argue with qwk, Ha Ha, to him being the best "sleeper"
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I took a little time to pull together a few fun facts about our COTM winners in the same fashion as last year.
The 2nd annual Participation Awards!


‘In loving memory’ award: dagwood & firebrdo88 (you made them proud!)

Thanks man......my big brother is the only reason why I own this particular car. I know he's smiling from above, and I am truly honored to have my car recognized along side such awesome cars.

Thanks for doing the research for the fun awards! Pretty cool info and neat to read!

And, thanks to Linson as well for putting this all together!

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Thanks man......my big brother is the only reason why I own this particular car. I know he's smiling from above, and I am truly honored to have my car recognized along side such awesome cars.

Thanks for doing the research for the fun awards! Pretty cool info and neat to read!

And, thanks to Linson as well for putting this all together!

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Mine's not original enough for you, bro?
It is ridiculously close between the two of you! And I can be persuaded to change. I gave it to Horacioz28iroc for still driving on original 31 year old tires. Are you stupid enough to do that?
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It is ridiculously close between the two of you! And I can be persuaded to change. I gave it to Horacioz28iroc for still driving on original 31 year old tires. Are you stupid enough to do that?
Horacio wins!
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With all of my tire blistering 145hp! Hehe

I'd probably have the lowest hp award wrapped up
Wait a minute..... Did I overlook a Participation Award???

You don't get one for simply being slow. But I will give you one if you drive the slowest V8 Camaro ever made. Sounds like a cool category to me!
Now it's not entirely clear to me which model that is so I need help determining if you quality for such an prestigious honor.
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Wait a minute..... Did I overlook a Participation Award???

You don't get one for simply being slow. But I will give you one if you drive the slowest V8 Camaro ever made. Sounds like a cool category to me!
Now it's not entirely clear to me which model that is so I need help determining if you quality for such an prestigious honor.
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So what I want to know is who gets the highest miles award?
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So what I want to know is who gets the highest miles award?
The custom/mod/performance cars don’t really talk about miles so it’s tough..

LSX Matt quote: “the ODO read 89xxx, but who knows how many times it rolled over”

That car is awesome BTW..

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This is awesome! It's an impressive line up of amazing 3rd gens. I've got 225k on the odometer! That's in kilometres tho. Puts it at about 145000 miles. But that's not a lot for over 30 yrs old.
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Dude, that was TOUGH to do!

Each of these cars is just fantastic in it's own way. Any forum member could be proud to have any one of these 3rd gens. as their favorite forums COTY.

I re-read each COTM winners thread, managed to narrow it to 6 choices, then grudgingly to 3, and finally with much hair splitting to one. But again I say, if your car is on this list, you have one very special ride, and it would be a great COTY standard bearer for this forum.
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Stupendous line up! It may be cliche, but truly speaking, Every car could represent our community, and this year of voting.

I normally vote based on 3 different pieces of criteria. What car would I want. What is the condition of that car. And what it story/history of said car or member. Sometimes it's the member who brings more story than car. It's my vote, that's what I look at. I am NOT going to go into the 3 or 4 runner ups in my head, but in the end I went with Dagwood.

First, as an 89 Iroc owner, I would like to find a non Iroc, z28 as my next thridgen, of any year. I'll tip my cap to the 82-84 era as well. Aside from being a simply stunning low mile car, some of you may know my hierarchy of interior colors. I tend to shy away from grey, and like 'em more as they get more rare. Gotta love that.....WHATEVER color that is in that Z! ...and then of course the 20 year search for that specific combo, in memory of his bro.

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Stupendous line up! It may be cliche, but truly speaking, Every car could represent our community, and this year of voting.

I normally vote based on 3 different pieces of criteria. What car would I want. What is the condition of that car. And what it story/history of said car or member. Sometimes it's the member who brings more story than car. It's my vote, that's what I look at. I am NOT going to go into the 3 or 4 runner ups in my head, but in the end I went with Dagwood.

First, as an 89 Iroc owner, I would like to find a non Iroc, z28 as my next thridgen, of any year. I'll tip my cap to the 82-84 era as well. Aside from being a simply stunning low mile car, some of you may know my hierarchy of interior colors. I tend to shy away from grey, and like 'em more as they get more rare. Gotta love that.....WHATEVER color that is in that Z! ...and then of course the 20 year search for that specific combo, in memory of his bro.

Well done sir!
Wow man.....thank you!

In the 82 brochure, my interior color is simply called Maroon.....and 82 is the only year it was available.

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This is awesome! It's an impressive line up of amazing 3rd gens. I've got 225k on the odometer! That's in kilometres tho.
I'm giving you the award unless somebody brings a bigger number to the table!

140K miles.
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Alright, people, I'm doing the Participation Awards a little different this year. Periodically I'm going to add a topic and anybody can win that qualifies. So keep checking in while the voting is still alive and see if you earned another award!

Today's Award Category: Cars that have been in a print or online magazine.
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This is awesome. All great cars. I learned a few things here. Good luck to all! This was my first car. Bought when I was 15 back in 1997.

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I have not had my car in a magazine as a feature yet but did do a photoshoot back in September with Kevin Diossi for Fastest Street Car magazine while at the NMCA race in Indianapolis. Sounds like it will be something they use around March or April 2019.
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This is awesome. All great cars. I learned a few things here. Good luck to all! This was my first car. Bought when I was 15 back in 1997.
We've got a winner of the "My first car" award!

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I have not had my car in a magazine as a feature yet but did do a photoshoot back in September with Kevin Diossi for Fastest Street Car magazine while at the NMCA race in Indianapolis. Sounds like it will be something they use around March or April 2019.
Oh, so close! I'll tell you what, since nobody else spoke up I am going to give you the "Magazine Photo Shoot" award.
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We've got a winner of the "My first car" award!



Oh, so close! I'll tell you what, since nobody else spoke up I am going to give you the "Magazine Photo Shoot" award.
Awesome!
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Today's Award Category: Cars that have been stolen.
I am glad no one has had this issue. That is the worst thing that can happen.
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I am glad no one has had this issue. That is the worst thing that can happen.
Roger that.. and often times when people check out my car at shows I hear the story..”I bought one of these brand new and it got stolen the first week I owned it..”
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I remember when I bought my car from the previous owner in the late 90s.....first thing I had to do was change the locks.....the driver side one was smashed in from someone trying to steal the car.
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I am out on this one. I have only owned the one.
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I'm down to three.
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I'm down to three.
Thats awesome!
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I'm thinking we have a winner.
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I'm thinking we have a winner.
I hope I win a nice washer bottle cap or an uncracked dash pad!
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How about this.... it is Christmas season so I'll do white elephant with you. Under $20 value and has to be a part for a 3rd gen. PM me your mailing address and we'll trade random stuff from our hoard.

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I'm thinking we have a winner.
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