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« on: January 10, 2014, 07:14:37 PM »

Too bad for this owner:
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/chevy-camaro-zl1-owner-fights-dealership-totaled-car-170136602.html

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 11:17:08 PM »

According to that article, taht ZL1 was/is owned by John Hooper, who is an early author of a Camaro book.. I've got one of them lying around somewhere..  OK..  Here it is: 

"The 1969 Camaro Reference book..  from 'A' to 'Z'...  "   copyright 1991. 

That was one of the first books I saw for the '69 Camaro...
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 12:22:31 AM »

John has written 6 camaro books.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 02:53:02 AM »

I feel for the guy. You buy your dream car, probably took awesome care of it. The you bring it to the dealer to get a small (paint) issue resolved and one of their employees wrecks it. I thought dealerships carried insurance for such occurrences ? While I have no idea what "comparable " cars they are offering him, I would want a new car if I was him, or find a comparable car at another dealer and let them work it how to put it in his hands.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 08:21:04 AM »

I don't think there's any such thing as a 'comparable' used car, to one that you saved/scraped for, bought new, and cared for like a member of the family over 10,000 miles...  I don't think I'd *ever* be satisfied with someone else's 'used' car...  they should let him order a new ZL-1 (or Z28?) with any options/colors he wants, and hope he doesn't sue them...
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 08:52:55 AM »

John has written 6 camaro books.

Yes, that's what the article stated.  My post was trying to say that he had written one of the *first Camaro books* that I was aware of (the 1991 book on 1969 Camaros).  I didn't have knowledge of his other books.   After your post, I did some digging to try to identify the six books, but this was all I could come up with...

1. "The 1969 Camaro Reference book..  from 'A' to 'Z'...  "   copyright 1991. (two used copies on Amazon: $155, & $175)
2. "The illustrated Camaro recognition guide" 1967-'69', volume 1, copyright 1992.  (available used from $40-$60)
3. "The Big Book of Camaro Data, 1967-73", copyright 1995.   ($75 new, $45 used)
4. "The illustrated Camaro recognition guide" 1967-'69', volume 2, copyright ??...  info not found...
5. "Conclusive Camaro Recognition Guide Volume 3: 1970-1973: Everything you always wanted to know
      about 1970-1973...", copyright 2013,  ($14.79 new, $14.21 used).
6. HuhHuhHuh

There are apparently 3 volumes to his recognition guide, and I found Volumes 1 and 3, but I couldn't find anything on Vol 2 online? And this only brings the total to five.   Can anyone else add information to this list of Camaro books by John Hooper??


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:38:55 AM »

.. reading more about John Hooper's ZL1 situation, led me to THIS site..  for some VERY expensive auto wrecks.. Smiley
http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/infamous-exotic-and-high-performance-car-wrecks-slideshow/
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 11:20:24 AM »

How about the other customer who took his Camaro SS into a dealership and two employees were doing burn outs until they fried the clutch, and conspired to blame the customer.It's in the Hooper story... under mechanics doing burn outs in blue.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 12:06:42 AM »

Here's the link...




http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/camaro-owner-records-mechanics-abusing-car-scheming-damages-152707580.html
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 09:48:51 AM »

Here is the latest....

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/15/wrecked-camaro-zl1-new-replacement/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000588
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 01:19:53 AM »

Just read this posting...man, that really sucks. Georgetown Delaware is about an hour or so from me I had no idea Mr. Hooper lived in Delaware or does he and he just bought his Camaro in the state.
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