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Old 02-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Really nice day today so I thought I would take the Vette and get it all cleaned up.
When I pull in there is another C5 there getting detailed and I asked the guy if that was his C5 and his reply was "It isn't a C5" and I looked again and it sure was a C5 so I asked well what is it then and his reply was "It's a Corvette" So I told his a C5 was the 5th gen of the car and he told me that he didn't care what is was other than a Corvette, He was very unsociable, After he left my detail guy told me that he don't know much about cars except how to start them...
True story...
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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Yeah, there's a few of 'em out there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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What a tool. Sad that they are out there and the 0.5% of these people give all Corvette owners a bad name.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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Oh boy, I would have had some fun with him.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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I wish I had a video of your face and the following double take when he said it wasn't a C5.

I'll talk to anybody who walks up and wants to talk corvette....ummm..I mean C5.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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I wish I had a video of your face and the following double take when he said it wasn't a C5.

I'll talk to anybody who walks up and wants to talk corvette....ummm..I mean C5.
Ya, I was like WOW
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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The sad thing is there are a scary number of people like that out & about these days.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #8
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Ignorance is bliss. To each his own.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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. . . . so that's why they call them a C5.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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Are you quoting yourself lol?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:13 PM   #12
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That sounds like a weird conversation. I would think a person would be more inclined to learn something about the car they drive from someone else with the same car. Even if they were having a bad day....at least acknowledge the generation. Beyond value, there are some notable differences between years. I don't understand generalizing the car as being just a Corvette. Sounds like a laughable moment though!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #13
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Really nice day today so I thought I would take the Vette and get it all cleaned up.
When I pull in there is another C5 there getting detailed and I asked the guy if that was his C5 and his reply was "It isn't a C5" and I looked again and it sure was a C5 so I asked well what is it then and his reply was "It's a Corvette" So I told his a C5 was the 5th gen of the car and he told me that he didn't care what is was other than a Corvette, He was very unsociable, After he left my detail guy told me that he don't know much about cars except how to start them...
True story...
He doesn't even know how to appreciate what he has.

A shame to buy and own one and not even be interested in the least. Clearly only a status symbol for him and likely no one is impressed.
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True that!
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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You run across jerks every now and then in the Corvette hobby. Too bad that guy was just unsociable.
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Immediate thought...he is a car curber and probably just washing the Corvette to flip it! For him it is just another piece of metal to be sold at a profit. Very common in this town. Greetings, Rob
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WOW; is right!



So, maybe this wasn't his car and he was bringing the car in for detailing for a neighbour, friend, relative, etc...???

How old was this guy?

Truly bizarre: and now "we may never know the rest of the story".

You just have to laugh!







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Old 02-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #19
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I might have met a relative of his back in 2005. I saw a guy pull into the parking lot of my son's baseball league in a (then) new C6 coupe. I said "Nice C6" and he lifted his nose as said, "this is a Corvette!" So much for making new friends...

I remember thinking what a toolbag!
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We, here, are the knowledgeable few. I mean, anything, EVERYTHING, you want to know about a C5 Corvette is here (and a little extra).
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