I was contacted by the owner of the car and he was upset that his Camaro was picked apart the way it was on this site. He also explained that he typically does not deal with American cars (hence the Eurocars tag) but he thought the car was very nice and invested a lot of money to obtain the car and did not like our comments. I explained that almost every comment, including my own, were us finding every little thing that was not perfect, but overall, everyone was just making light of a car that I am sure we all thought was extremely nice. I explained that my comments on the lint and the smudge were complete fun and that I was being sarcastic as I had to find something wrong with the car as the car was really quite nice. I assumed my sarcasm was obvious.
I further explained that the missing caution fan sticker was an inside joke with many Camaro guys here. He seemed to understand this and was happy that we were not really picking on his car but having fun, even if it was at his expense, but that is what many of us do here if asked our opinion. He should see what we type when a car really is a bad restoration job and we are asked to give our opinions. I think we can all agree here that the car was extremely nice and though things were found wrong, overall, they were quire minor. In fact, I bet we would be just as equally critical of a Camaro that came off the assembly line and traveled through time to 2010 and popped up for us to review it.
I told him that my comment on the car needing way too much work was, at least to me and I am sure most others here, blatant sarcasm. I was trying to make the point that the car really needed very little work to be 100% correct that it was a joke to even mention the items it did need. However, in our defense, we were invited to critique the car and we did. If that is all that the combined efforts of all of us on CRG can come up with, well that car is pretty darn good in my book. I wish that was all that was wrong with my Camaros, I would be thrilled. If you put the Mona Lisa on display for a bunch of critics to review, you will get the same type of responses. It doesn't mean the Mona Lisa is a bad painting, its what people do.
Also, his concern was that potential buyers would read this site and not buy the car. So, if anyone would like to post a response and say what they like about the car and maybe give a comparison to the Camaros that we have seen out there, he would like that. Maybe mention for any possible buyers who may read this post, what is good about the car and not what is bad.
I finished up and stated that his car was very nice and he should be overall quite proud of it. However, I did stick to my statement about the zip ties on the alternator harness and that he should spend the couple of dollars and get the correct "T" ties. Anyway, it is a nice car, and I wish my 69 Camaros were half as nice and only had the items wrong with them that we listed above. In fact, I'm never letting you guys judge my cars at all. You guys are just plain mean.