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How much do your drive your 1st generation Camaro each year?

Show Car, Only rides on a trailer
3 (1.5%)
Show Car, but 500 miles or less...
33 (16.8%)
Occasional driver, 500 to 3000 miles
95 (48.5%)
Regular driver, 3000 to 10,000 miles
13 (6.6%)
Daily Driver, more than 10,000 miles
1 (0.5%)
Still restoring, but I'll drive it soon!
33 (16.8%)
Sitting in boxes....
17 (8.7%)
No car... no cash... no fun...
1 (0.5%)

Total Members Voted: 180

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How Much Do You Drive?
« on: May 02, 2006, 01:34:44 AM »
Another classic car driver has parked his ride due to the high price of gas! :o
My 68 Mustang buddy informed me he is parking his Mustang and buying a hybrid.  What's this world coming to?  Hydrogen?  ???

But he got me thinking... How much do we drive our Camaros?
Please vote in the poll (for as many 1st Gen Camaros you own) and post a message on your classic driving habits!  ;D

As for me, I'm a weekend cruiser.  Haven't resorted to a hybrid during the week yet.  But I do drive a black on black sports car that gets 30+ mpg --as long as I go easy on the gears...

Let me hear from you...
« Last Edit: May 02, 2006, 01:38:52 AM by lakeholme »
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 04:33:28 AM »
Weekend cruiser as well and occasionally the drive to work.  Weather has finally changed to Spring in Northern Nevada and the '69 has been out the last two weekends.  Gas prices will have to get a lot higher before I'd consider parking the car.  Granted, it doesn't get driven extensively, but when I do drive it, I am not going to be concerned about 10-14 mpg - it comes with the territory.  My "daily driver" is a '95 Z28; LT1, 6 speed.  That car will cruise at 70 mph and get 25 mpg - as long as I'm cruising in 6th gear.  70 mph in 6th - the engine is turning 1800-1900 rpm.

Between now and end of Sept, the weekend cruises, shows, etc will be in full swing with the top dog being Hot August Nights in Reno the first week of August.  Over 5500 registered cars - not to mention the ones that show up that are not formally registered (www.hotaugustnights.net).   In the summer here in Northern Nevada just east of Lake Tahoe the valleys (and the towns) are at elevations varying between 4500-5500 feet.  The weather is perfect for cruising - warm days, cool nights, no humidity, and for the most part - no rain.  Completely different from "home", i.e; south Louisiana from whence the job moved me 5 years ago where any summer afternoon is a potential downpour waiting to catch you out on the road.

Time to enjoy the summer!.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 05:38:50 AM »
Usually, I drive mine pretty often.  Maybe not daily, but at least a few times each per week.  Even in the rain at times.  Its a rare occasion when either sits for a week.

BTW:  Not 1st gens.  70 RS Z and 69 GTO RAIII 4spd.

But to be honest, the gas prices have parked mine more than I would like.  Roughly 9 mpg at $3 per gallon doesnt really add up for me.  But with the nice weather here, I doubt I can resist.


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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 04:43:39 PM »
Richard,
Thanks for the link to Hot August Nights web site.  Now, that's what I call a cruise in!

Keep voting and sharing!
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 03:24:03 AM »
I don't drive mine nearly enough!   :o  About 800 miles a year sometimes less.

It's a stress reliever to get out and go for a cruise in the backroads/mountains of San Diego... ;D
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 11:04:45 AM »
Well Phillip I think you already know my answer. I drive my 67 as much as I can. Just had it out last night for about 2 hours just crusing around. Did most of my major work (except for the harness!) over the winter so I can enjoy it now. With the Spring comes the Car shows and swap meets. We drive to as many as we can looking for parts for the car. We have a "hit list" of items I want to get for the car.


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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 12:34:14 PM »
Keep driving and keep voting.
It looks like most of us are occasional drivers.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2006, 02:16:14 PM »
Going to shut this down soon.  Please vote and/or post.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2006, 04:10:24 PM »
About once a week, April through October.
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 08:00:59 PM »
Voting is now closed.  05/25/06
« Last Edit: May 26, 2006, 01:05:38 AM by lakeholme »
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2006, 09:15:44 PM »
Thought I'd bring this one back and see if anyone else wants to chime in.
Down my way, we've had beautiful weather, but cannot seem to find the time to get out and cruise.

Let's hear from you.  Vote!
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2006, 05:10:13 AM »
When I finish my '68 it'll be driven regularly to work unless bad weather is predicted, with lots of cruising and drag strip time thrown in--no Trailer Queen for me. I want to DRIVE it--high gas prices be damned. My daily driver now is my '87 IROC, but it ain't a '68 and never will be. I've owned my '68 since May of 1985, and it was my daily driver until 1992, when I acquired a mortgage which is now paid off and I can dance again. I've raced it, gotten laid in it, been profiled by the cops--the whole shooting match. We've all made memories in our Camaros--good and bad--and I'm living for the day I can turn the switch and hear that 406 blast alive with a ragged idle and the promise of even more good times!
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2006, 06:40:42 PM »
OK, we're picking up several votes, but not many comments...
Post a bit about your driving!
I think Hotrod was the first "Regular driver" we've found.  (And man, we'll take up for you and post your bail!)   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »
 ...I don't drive my '68 too much, ...but being back east if the weather is nice enough to drive the car, ...you can only hope you've got the spare time to take it out.
  Hopefully with a new addition to the stable, ...I'll be driving a 1st gen a bit more frequently  ;)
 
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Re: How Much Do You Drive?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2006, 08:58:47 PM »
I drove over 200 miles this Labor Day weekend --dodging the rain clouds.  Got an email from Dave, who drove to a car show and showed his car for the first time!  How about you?

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