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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 04:17:08 AM »
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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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 05:22:31 AM »
John has written 6 camaro books.
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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 07:53:02 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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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 01:21:04 PM »
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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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 01:52:55 PM »
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. ?????????

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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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 02:38:55 PM »
.. reading more about John Hooper's ZL1 situation, led me to THIS site..  for some VERY expensive auto wrecks.. :)
http://autos.yahoo.com/photos/infamous-exotic-and-high-performance-car-wrecks-slideshow/
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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
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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Re: Yahoo article about a Camaro ZL1 totaled
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 06:19:53 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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