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Jeremy 01-20-2010 09:40 AM

can you believe it's been 10 years already?
 
I just got my 10th domain renewal notice for GrandAmGT.com! Hard to believe this site has been around in one form or another for 10 years. I still remember back to the old AOL days, even the bravenet forum we had going for a bit.

What amazes me the most is the activity/questions/new members we still get every day for a car that hasn't rolled off the assembly line for about 5 years now. That shows you that people are still passionate about their cars and still have in interest in the community we've built here.


I know of at least 1 marriage (and soon to be baby) that GAGT.com was apart of making (the marriage..not the baby). I've met some truly amazing people in the years, I've built some great friendships, had plenty of good times, a few bad times, but all of it has been a great trip.

In the past 10 years, I've had the following life experiences:
- 1 got married to an amazing woman
- had 2 beautiful children
- built a house
- been at the same job for 10 years
- lost some people that were very special in my life
- more than I can probably remember.


Anyone else here have some thoughts/memories/experiences/weddings/kids/etc. happen while being a part of the community?

notsoaveragej0e 01-20-2010 10:10 AM

I joined on the suggestion of a friend (NDPrunner22) that was on here during my senior year of high school, I think. I applied, go into, and graduated from college, and started a "real" job from that point onward. Crazy stuff...

Edit: hm, guess it was the last semester of my JUNIOR year that i joined-- just looked at my join date lol

DrFabulous 01-20-2010 10:18 AM

I joined shortly after buying my first GA... back in senior year of HS lol

Been on this site, on and off, for a while. I've honestly met some cool people from here. :o

westerndragon 01-20-2010 10:28 AM

grats on all the good man i joined this forum after spending time at that other less nice ga forum and ive never looked back this place is so much fun and so informative i will be here long after my ga becomes a cube of scrap thanks for building such an awesome place

Ajaxus 01-20-2010 11:00 AM

Oh the list..

Well, by the join date I was finishing up my first semester in my first college..been to 3 total by now, scraped only one degree out of the whole mess, lol

Gotten 2 tattoos in that time, traveled the world, experienced unemployment, worked multiple jobs..blah blah blah

Became a Mason and really improved my life, that's the biggy for me, and probably the only reason I'm not flaming GTLUVA anymore for her monetary/car decisions..because I'm actually trying to be somewhat of a decent person, lol

Oh, and I made thousands and thousands of useless posts, I've learned how to piss Bob off all over again, I've contributed maybe <1% of my posts to good useful info on here (car detailing)..and I've gotten a few members banned after MASSIVE flamewars..and yet, I'm still here.

I've also probably racked up more warning points and bans than any members present or past..and they keep letting me come back, for some strange reason, lol

PhantomLover007 01-20-2010 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeremy (Post 1109136)
I just got my 10th domain renewal notice for GrandAmGT.com! Hard to believe this site has been around in one form or another for 10 years. I still remember back to the old AOL days, even the bravenet forum we had going for a bit.

What amazes me the most is the activity/questions/new members we still get every day for a car that hasn't rolled off the assembly line for about 5 years now. That shows you that people are still passionate about their cars and still have in interest in the community we've built here.


I know of at least 1 marriage (and soon to be baby) that GAGT.com was apart of making (the marriage..not the baby). I've met some truly amazing people in the years, I've built some great friendships, had plenty of good times, a few bad times, but all of it has been a great trip.

In the past 10 years, I've had the following life experiences:
- 1 got married to an amazing woman
- had 2 beautiful children
- built a house
- been at the same job for 10 years
- lost some people that were very special in my life
- more than I can probably remember.


Anyone else here have some thoughts/memories/experiences/weddings/kids/etc. happen while being a part of the community?


Sik and Terese was a ruse...:hay:

Actively joined the site (I Googled Grand Am forums.. lol) a year after buying the GA, which I bought a couple of weeks before going on my 1st deployment to Iraq in '05. W/in the 1st week of posting, I got my 1st warning pts for PWing a F/S thread... lol . I've seen alot of bad a$$ GA's and got alot of help and advice on fixing up the GA. I've PW'd more than I can remember, met alot of cool folks (most of them named Matt.. lol), a few a$$hats, some that are questionable concerning their manhood or gheyness, one really ghey Asian guy and one that knows everything about oil and poutine, and unfortunately...some straight dumba$$es... lol. Flirted w/ alot of the women on here and now I'm a "stalker" because of it.. lol ;crap and learned about wet laptops

It's stilla great site, I still love to PW and ya'll are great folks

Jeremy 01-20-2010 11:15 AM

not Sik an Terese...Amber & Tony. I remember at the first GAP that the hotel wouldn't let Amber check in cuz she was under 18 or something like that.

PhantomLover007 01-20-2010 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeremy (Post 1109155)
not Sik an Terese...Amber & Tony. I remember at the first GAP that the hotel wouldn't let Amber check in cuz she was under 18 or something like that.

I know Jer. I was focking w/ ya... lol lol

lone_wolf025 01-20-2010 01:00 PM

I joined soon after I got my GA and I've been lurking ever since. Met a number of good people as well as some rather interesting characters. Learned a lot and forgot even more. Good times through all of it though. Looking forward to the future.

Molson 01-20-2010 02:13 PM

My fav experiences of GAGT were the GAPS, and the police escorted convoys. "BRAKE!"

PhantomLover007 01-20-2010 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molson (Post 1109181)
My fav experiences of GAGT were the GAPS, and the police escorted convoys. "BRAKE!"


I have to get to one of these Molson.. ;crap

Molson 01-20-2010 02:22 PM

you're about 6 years too late.

PhantomLover007 01-20-2010 02:28 PM

Dammit....

SikMindz 01-20-2010 02:54 PM

I went to Atco '09 and all I got was Amber preggers and no lousy t-shirt.

I joined when I was in prime Fab-hitting-on-me age around 16 or so. Considering how small the pool of locals I actually know or have stayed in touch with, it's ironic that I am still in close contact and see members from 8-10 different states.

Haven't had the GA for a few years now but I do frequent this site more than any other forums I'm on. My only regret is not having actually met either of the Gurus although I don't think they would say the same..lol Regardless, I still think I should be made a super mod- 'cause I rock like that.

What else? Oh yeah- my mom is as famous as I am on ANY GA forum apparently. Don't know how I feel about that.

02andahalfgt 01-20-2010 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrFabulous (Post 1109145)
I've honestly met some cool people from here. :o

Aww, thanks buddy. Incidentally, what ever happened to Jon? (5-lo)

Congrats Jeremy. :applause: You guys built up an amazing place to learn, chat and waste ungodly amounts of time! lol

onesexyga 01-20-2010 09:48 PM

Joined my freshman year of college, 5 1/2 years ago. Graduated with a masters and working now. Still have the Grand Am thanks largely in part to the great technical advice I've found on the site, so thanks to Jeremy and the whole grandamgt.com community.

DrFabulous 01-20-2010 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 02andahalfgt (Post 1109233)
Aww, thanks buddy. Incidentally, what ever happened to Jon? (5-lo)

I still talk to him on facebook once in a while, sounds like he's doing pretty good.

Ajaxus 01-20-2010 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SikMindz (Post 1109193)

What else? Oh yeah- my mom is as famous as I am on ANY GA forum apparently. Don't know how I feel about that.

I was going to bring that up, Jeremy forgot that there are numerous other babies from GAGT..that we have all fathered with your mom..amazing she's held up this long..:hay:

:angel

GA2000GTSpeed 01-21-2010 01:13 AM

damn near on my 2nd year as a member... learned a lot and saved even more money lol. bought my cat back, brakes, and supercharger off of here. and i have always gotten a laugh outta the AAG section, started as a senior in HS now on my Sophomore year of college and joined a fraternity... oh and bought a house lol

Still have the GA as my first car and waiting on the nice big check from uncle sam for being a first time home owner. lets see... new suspension, new heads, intakes, and tb... its gonna be like xmas all over again. so il be here for a long time, im not giving up my GA till it burns to the ground.

kse73 01-21-2010 03:39 AM

I lurked way back in 02. I didn't join until 03. Didn't meet anyone until I went to a mod day at Jeremy's place (in 03 or 04). Did lots of stuff in between then and now...and here we are! That about sums it up.

Roush GT 01-21-2010 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molson (Post 1109181)
My fav experiences of GAGT were the GAPS, and the police escorted convoys. "BRAKE!"

Don't forget Batman...

I've been here pretty much since the beggining, I didn't join until I got the GAGT. I met lots of people and had alot of good times.

I believe I was the first to have the whole SC/T kit on. I still remember hearing the winning numbers (for the SC/T kit) as I looked down at my raffle ticket and quite honestly couldn't believe my ears. even though I no longer own the GA I still check the board about everyday. Jeremy and Ryan put togethor a great community for people to learn about thier cars and well just waste alot of time chatting etc.

PhantomLover007 01-21-2010 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ajaxus (Post 1109259)
I was going to bring that up, Jeremy forgot that there are numerous other babies from GAGT..that we have all fathered with your mom..amazing she's held up this long..:hay:

:angel

Well..... With proper maintenence anything that gets used daily will last a bit longer... lol lol

Pontiac Ninja 01-21-2010 07:11 PM

It really seems like a long time since I joined this site. I've never met anyone, but always wanted to make it some of the GAPs. I'm still rockin' my GA. 11 years strong! Gotten marries, graduated from college/high school, working for 4 years...sheesh.......Thanks for a great site, Jeremy!

Maybe someday I will hit 1000 posts! ;)

SikMindz 01-21-2010 07:35 PM

Holy Ninja! Back from the dead!

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 07:39 PM

I've been a member for over two years now.

I signed up maybe two weeks after getting my GA, after a quick google search. I didn't talk much after first signing up, but I've enjoyed showing off my GA here, and all your shinanigans. :hay:
since I'm banned from GAOC, I'll bother you guys some more. :P

SikMindz 01-21-2010 07:41 PM

Until I ban you from here.

You shall weave no chaos on my watch.

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 07:50 PM

-.-

DrFabulous 01-21-2010 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SikMindz (Post 1109371)
Until I ban you from here.

You shall weave no chaos on my watch.

banhammah

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 09:47 PM

Bullies. :hay: I focking love this place.

DrFabulous 01-21-2010 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [ChaosweaveR] (Post 1109394)
Bullies. :hay: I focking love this place.

Then why aren't you premium?

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrFabulous (Post 1109399)
Then why aren't you premium?

Dunno. Need to get PayPal.

DrFabulous 01-21-2010 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [ChaosweaveR] (Post 1109400)
Dunno. Need to get PayPal.

How do you live without paypal? lol

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 10:27 PM

Friends who do have it. lol

I got myself out of some nasty credit debt six months ago, I've been leery of getting anything else just yet. It's not like I have no way to order things though.

DrFabulous 01-21-2010 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [ChaosweaveR] (Post 1109402)
Friends who do have it. lol

I got myself out of some nasty credit debt six months ago, I've been leery of getting anything else just yet. It's not like I have no way to order things though.

I can understand that. I use paypal for little crap, like sending sik $$ for favors

SikMindz 01-21-2010 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roush GT (Post 1109279)
Don't forget Batman...

I've been here pretty much since the beggining, I didn't join until I got the GAGT. I met lots of people and had alot of good times.

I believe I was the first to have the whole SC/T kit on. I still remember hearing the winning numbers (for the SC/T kit) as I looked down at my raffle ticket and quite honestly couldn't believe my ears. even though I no longer own the GA I still check the board about everyday. Jeremy and Ryan put togethor a great community for people to learn about thier cars and well just waste alot of time chatting etc.

Wayne Manor...

[ChaosweaveR] 01-21-2010 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrFabulous (Post 1109403)
I can understand that. I use paypal for little crap, like sending sik $$ for favors

lol lol lol

Jake 01-21-2010 11:08 PM

Jeeze can't believe it's been almost 3 years.. I can't remember how I found the site but I am glad I did. I don't really post much anymore because I have learned all that I need to learn and now I am hooked up with a high performance shop in town and I work in a shop so I get any questions I have answered there.... I am sure I will lurk around for a while though :)

Roush GT 01-22-2010 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SikMindz (Post 1109404)
Wayne Manor...

He lives in a lair..

stillriza 01-22-2010 09:13 AM

I joined shortly after purchasing my 03 to look up the leaky LIM and have been on since.

It's unbelievable the absolutely vast amount of information on here posted by everyone. There probably isn't a single topic not mentioned or already covered about these cars on this forum. Thanks Jeremy and big thanks to the mods who are 'mostly' helpful. lol

Ajaxus 01-22-2010 09:34 AM

Something about your signature disturbs me greatly..


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