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Awesome Computer boots up in 7 seconds

By HuggerZ28

send this to all your friends. I need to get as much support as possible.

Tim
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Thursday 8-2-12, get together, car show, gear heads, etc.

By HuggerZ28

There is a get together for car builders, enthusiasts, etc this thursday August 2, 2012 from 6pm till midnight. If you need advice, help, or like helping others, or if you just like to hang out around some cool cars and people that know their cars, this event is for you.

ALL ARE INVITED. You will not receive a personal invitation by US Mail, this is it.

The address is
18551 Topham Street, Unit M
Tarzana, California, 91356

There will be some attendees that have serious car building backgrounds. Cary Iaccino from IF Customs will make a cameo appearance at the event. For those of you that don't know Cary, he currently holds the world record for building the lowest full size truck ever.

Any questions, please call Jack at 818-344-9752.

BYOR, Bring Your Own Ride

i look forward to seeing you there.

Tim

Rare Hugger #83

By HuggerZ28

Filed under: /blogs/browse/t/vehicle/v//p

As many of you know from my posts in the past, and the feature that I shared from Super Chevy in December of 2010 about these cars. The Hugger Z28 is an extremely rare car. There is one for sale on ebay now. The car needs a motor, tranny, and a complete restoration.

If any of you are interested in the car. The item number is 120817511793. If you decide to bid on the car, good luck and happy bidding.

To all of you I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving.

Your Motortopia friend,,,,

Tim

Holiday Season

By HuggerZ28

To every Motortopian out there, I want to wish you a happy holiday season, and a happy new year. This coming year will bring lots of prosperity to those who have suffered in the past few years.

I look forward to reading all your blog posts throughout the 2011 year.

Tim

Turkey Run 2010

By HuggerZ28

The Hugger arrived in Daytona safe and sound. It will now be photographed for the Mecum Auction brochure for the January Muscle Car show.

In the interim, it will be displayed at the Turkey Run.

Anyone wanting to get an up close view of the car is welcome. When you visit, ask for Paul. I will not be attending this year.

Ask Paul any questions that you may have about Fbody cars as his specialty, and passion, is the restoration of these cars.

For those that go to the run, have fun.

Enjoy,

Tim

Off To Daytona

By HuggerZ28

The Yellow Hugger, #19, was loaded onto an enclosed car hauler today. It will make the trip to Daytona Florida for some detail work to be done then to be photographed for the Mecum Auction brochure. It will stay there until the Auction between January 26-30 2011.

The car will go on the auction block, with a reserve of course.

Look for the car during the televised auction. Keep me in mind.

Thanks,

Tim

Rarest Camaro Ever

By HuggerZ28

When I was 15 years old my family moved to another house in Miami, FL. Across the street lived a kid about my age. His name was Jose Machado. Ultimately, he became one of my best friends and remains one today.

His father bought for him a 1980 Hugger Z28 Camaro. There were only 90 made and each one was individually numbered. He had #28 of 90. That was my introduction to the cars.

While my father was ill, in late 2001, I was in Miami again and took some time to thumb through an issue of the Auto Trader. I was surprised to find not one, but two Huggers for sale.

About a year later, I started to actively pursue finding a Hugger to purchase. I ultimately found Hugger #19, which has now been written about in several magazines. The most notable so far has been a feature which is in the December issue of Super Chevy. Other articles have been published, but this is the first Feature for the car, and for me.

The car has bee rotissary restored back to its factory new condition, with the exception of the motor. The motor has its original look in every way. However, it is not pushing 440 HP instead of the original 190HP from the factory. When I originally started this restoration it was for my satisfaction. As it unfolded, I became very interested in keeping it factory stock. My thought process was that if I ever sold the car it would go to a museum, in which the car would look correct, or it would be purchased by a car buff and would be driven. In that case, the car would be a lot of fun to drive, but would be historically visually correct.

I would like to share the recent article that is currently on newsstand shelves in a store near you. I have attached the scans to my garage so please browse and enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog post and the feature about my car.

Tim

Rarest Camaro Ever

By HuggerZ28

When I was 15 years old my family moved to another house in Miami, FL. Across the street lived a kid about my age. His name was Jose Machado. Ultimately, he became one of my best friends and remains one today.

His father bought for him a 1980 Hugger Z28 Camaro. There were only 90 made and each one was individually numbered. He had #28 of 90. That was my introduction to the cars.

While my father was ill, in late 2001, I was in Miami again and took some time to thumb through an issue of the Auto Trader. I was surprised to find not one, but two Huggers for sale.

About a year later, I started to actively pursue finding a Hugger to purchase. I ultimately found Hugger #19, which has now been written about in several magazines. The most notable so far has been a feature which is in the December issue of Super Chevy. Other articles have been published, but this is the first Feature for the car, and for me.

The car has bee rotissary restored back to its factory new condition, with the exception of the motor. The motor has its original look in every way. However, it is not pushing 440 HP instead of the original 190HP from the factory. When I originally started this restoration it was for my satisfaction. As it unfolded, I became very interested in keeping it factory stock. My thought process was that if I ever sold the car it would go to a museum, in which the car would look correct, or it would be purchased by a car buff and would be driven. In that case, the car would be a lot of fun to drive, but would be historically visually correct.

I would like to share the recent article that is currently on newsstand shelves in a store near you. I have attached the scans to my garage so please browse and enjoy.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog post and the feature about my car.

Tim

Challenge results

By HuggerZ28

We received 78 votes. Even though it isnt a record vote count, I was impressed with the turnout.

I want to thank every person that voted along with everyone that forwarded the blog post to their friends to make that possible.

This is a personal high for any challenge I have been involved in so it is a challenge record in my book.

Thanks,

Tim

We need 190 Votes to break the record.

By HuggerZ28

Cars > Challenges > “Hugger Z28 #47” Vs “Bandit LG4/WS6 SE”

CorvairJim did some research and found the following record challenge 1) Ended 12/16/06, 189 total votes in a single challenge!
"Mean Green Machine" a 2005 Lotus Elise owned by Shaggy:482 points over "The Rocket", a 2000 Z-28 owned by Phantompooper: 463 points

I have more than 600 friends on this site. Lets set a new record, we are already more than 25% there.

Again, I am not asking for you to vote for me, only that you vote.

Also, I know I am sending this email to some that have already voted. I apologize for this reminder, but it is almost impossible for me to remove everyone that has already voted.

Lastly, send out an email to each one of your friends as well.

I would like to thank CorvairJim for doing the research in his free time and to Revhard for the rendering I have included in this post.

Tim

Vote Count 33 and counting.

By HuggerZ28

Cars > Challenges > “Hugger Z28 #47” Vs “Bandit LG4/WS6 SE”

Lets break 100 votes together. We have put 33 on the board in 24 hours.

And dont feel that you have to vote for me, vote fairly. I just want a high vote count, thats all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks,

Tim

Challenge Record

By HuggerZ28

To all my motortopia friends.

I want to blow the doors off any previous record for votes in a challenge.

I am not asking for you to vote for me. Vote your conscience. But lets get more votes than any other challenge has ever had.

Thanks for participating in this challenge.
http://www.mo...rans-am-44793

Camaro Performance

By HuggerZ28

I received a call the other day telling me that my cars were in the July issue of Camaro Performance. It took me a day or two to get my hands on that part of the article, but I got it.

If you've read the history of the Hugger Z28, you would know that Tom Nehl was the originator of the car along with Bill Mitchell. I have contact with a very good friend of both of them, his name is Steve and he was one of the original builders of the cars under their direction.

When I read the caption under the photo of my cars, it read that Tom Nehl showed up at the Las Vegas Super Chevy show to show off these very rare cars.

I then sent an email to Steve as I felt he would really appreciate the caption on the photo as much as I did.

What I havent said so far is that Tom is much older now. He is in failing health.

Steve's response was "if only he could get along that well".

When the photographer wrote the caption on the photo, he confused the history of the cars and the names associated with that history, with me.

I am proud to have the presence of Tom Nehl live on at my expense.

Thanks for the cars you created. Thanks for your dream which is creating an article for all Motortopia readers with this small bit of automotive history on this Sunday night.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have.

http://www.ca...photo_12.html

Sema Show, Pasadena, June, Chip Foose

By HuggerZ28

As some of you know by reading my last post, I attended the Sema Show and Shine in Pasadena, CA in June.

Attending the show as a participant was Chip Foose. I dont think any introduction is needed there. Anyhow, I have attached a photo of Chip cleaning his own car. He didnt ask for help from anyone. He just dug in and started cleaning.

I was very impressed at how down to earth he is. I spoke to him. He is a very nice guy and I am sure every person reading this post is in awe of his creations.

The only question I had when I left there was "Where is the powerball?"

Enjoy.

Sema Show, Pasadena, June, Chip Foose

By HuggerZ28

As some of you know by reading my last post, I attended the Sema Show and Shine in Pasadena, CA in June.

Attending the show as a participant was Chip Foose. I dont think any introduction is needed there. Anyhow, I have attached a photo of Chip cleaning his own car. He didnt ask for help from anyone. He just dug in and started cleaning.

I was very impressed at how down to earth he is. I spoke to him. He is a very nice guy and I am sure every person reading this post is in awe of his creations.

The only question I had when I left there was "Where is the powerball?"

Enjoy.

Sema Show Pasadena 7-24-10

By HuggerZ28

I am an entry at the Sema Show and Shine in Pasadena, CA on Saturday 7-24-10.

I will be showing the yellow Hugger Z28, #19. This car has been rotissary restored and is ready for some heavy competition.

I am looking for as many of you fellow motortopians to come out and say Hi as you pass by. My name is Tim and I want all of you to stop by. I know that isnt possible, but we can all shoot for the stars.

For those of you that make it to the show, which is at the Pasadena Convention Center from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 7-24-10, you can vote for me several different ways. If I win the prize then this car will be taken to the Sema show in Las Vegas as a feature car.

Lets all get out of the house and see some awesome cars along the way. I am sure the competition will be stiff, but I have heart.

Thank all of you,

Tim

Beast VS The Beast Master

By HuggerZ28

Hugger Z28 #47” Vs “BEAST

We currently have a challenge going on and am looking to set a new record of votes.

I am not asking that you vote for me, just that you vote!

Lets get the most votes EVER.

Thanks and have a great day.

Hugger at the Turkey Rod Run

By HuggerZ28

This year at the Turkey Rod Run, there will be a reunion of the 1980 Hugger Z28 cars that were released in February of 1980.

Of the original 90 cars, to date, I have commitments from 11 of the current car owners that they will be attending. I also believe that the original race car will also be there. I am in contact with the current owner and he has not yet made his final decision.

To all Hugger owners, Please Come.

To all car entusiasts. Please attend and make yourselves known as being from Motortopia. Help us celebrate by coming to our celebration.

I have several magazines that will be writing articles about the reunion, the cars, and hopefully about the effect that Motortopia has had on car owners and on the internet. Lets make a big stand. Lets have an incredible showing. Lets show the effect that the internet has had on the car revolution.

I look forward to seeing you there.

When you attend, we will have a special area for the Hugger Camaros. Ask for Tim or Paul, we will be looking forward to meeting you. Keep checking www.HuggerZ28.com for updates.

AIG and obama

By HuggerZ28

In response to a recent post about the American Voters being lied to from Obama....

At this point in time the news is making a huge deal of the AIG bonuses that were paid. The person making the biggest stink of this issue is Obama himself. When in actuality he took more than $100k dollars in donations from the same company. Why doesn't he give the money back. He is just as guilty as the employees for not returning the money.

In addition, he spent between 160 to 170 Million dollars of TAXPAYERS MONEY for his inauguration. When, in fact, he knew that the econemy was stressed, at best. He knew that we were in the middle of tough times and that tougher times were to come. He should be required to pay this money back to the American Taxpayers.

He thinks that he should be exempt from scrutiny. He has shown the American People that he believes in "Do as I say, not as I do".

Lets make a stand and contact all our local congress representatives indicating that Obama should be required to pay back the money he received from AIG, as well as the costs incurred by the American Taxpayers.

The representation that has been elected into the White House is the biggest offender when it comes to having a lack of fiscal responsibility. Their answer to the economic stresses that we are all feeling now is to tax us more so that they can spend more. They aparently get some feeling of superiority by spending lots of money. The more they spend the more important they feel.

In the first bailout of 700 Billion dollars there was an earmark for Nascar of 140 Million dollars for rebuilding tracks. Why can't Nascar pay for its own track rebuilding. Nascar makes lots of money on its own. They do not need a bailout from the Federal Government, but some Congresssman received lots of donations to insert Nascar into the bailout.

Lets put our feet down by letting everyone know how upset this all makes us. This is all a facade to Tax and Spend.

Thank you

Hugger Z28

By HuggerZ28

Lets all educate each other on these limited edition cars that are out there. Every once in a while we see one for sale and dont know what it is.

Lets get control of those cars, before someone else does. After all, these cars are the ancestors to todays cars. Without them, there would be no 2010 Camaro hitting the road.

This is a Hugger Z28 that was released in 1980 at the Daytona 500 Race Track. It was released for the 24 Hours at Daytona. At that time the event was sponsored by Pepsi, now it is sponsored by Rolex.

There were only 90 cars released. Each one is numbered from 1 to 90. Of the 90 cars, 80 were made in Hugger Orange, 6 in Black, 2 in Yellow, 1 white and 1 blue.

Only 1 was a stick, and to the best of my research only 1 had a sunroof. None were prepared from the factory with t-tops, but there is 1 that had the t-tops added at the dealer, prior to delivery to the customer.

In 1981 Yenko released 9 Z28 cars. I have very little informaiton on those, but they are also very rare and very few people know about them.

Lets keep this knowledge active and circulating. I just purchased another Hugger so now I have 2. 1 in yellow and 1 in Hugger Orange. I paid way too little for this recent purchase. I have seen regular z28 cars for 1980 and 1981 selling for upwards of 40k dollars. These limited edition cars should be selling for 80-90k dollars. But nobody knows about them.

I am not complaining because I just benefited from the lack of knowledge, but, these cars deserve recognition. They are a part of the history of Camaro. Lets Honor and Celebrate their existence.

Thanks for reading.

Tim
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