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Old 08-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default So how much horsepower does that thing have?

Here's a funny story my 14yo son wants me to share.

We went out touring in the Vette and stopped at the local ice cream shop. As we stood outside in line waiting to be served we couldn't help but notice that one loud voice from a group in front drowned out all conversations. Eventually the loudmouth called out to me and my son - "Hey, is that a Grand Sport?". When I replied it is, he shouts "so how much horsepower does that thing have?" I paused for a moment, wondering if he had noticed the Callaway badging, then answered "six-oh-six". This was obviously not the answer he expected because he actually stopped talking (thank God). So I just told he friends that yes it's a Grand Sport but it has the Callaway package on it for the extra power.

The guy actually still had nothing to say until the young lady next to him asked "what were you saying was in your car?". I didn't hear his mumbled reply.

A few minutes later after my son and I had our order, the loudmouth was back in form entertaining his friends. As we passed the group, he tells me "My car is an XLR-V! It's built on the Corvette platform but has a much nicer interior. It's a Cadillac!" I just replied "sounds sweet, I'm sure the interior is lovely."

As my son and I drove home we laughed remembering the image of loudmouth's friends checking out our Vette, while he sulked in back. Thank you Callaway!
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Great story, handled with class on your part and a day your Son will always be able to look back on with a smile.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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good job!
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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Because of its limited production (and appeal), the XLR will probably be a collectors item; however, I will take the Vette any day! BTW, isn't it interesting how often large wallets and large mouths seem to go together......
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Pix of your car please.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
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You handled the situation with class. But, if we could, it would have been such fun to leave with the tires full of smoke, just like we use to back in the 60's. OH those were the days my friend....
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #7
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oh you canadians are so funny
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #8
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Good one AAAYYYY!!!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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Some people's ignorance cracks me up.
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I'm sure the interior is lovely."

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That sure is a great looking vette
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You handled the situation with class. But, if we could, it would have been such fun to leave with the tires full of smoke, just like we use to back in the 60's. OH those were the days my friend....
Yeah, my son's always bugging me to try that - burnout that is. One of these days..... but I'll probably wait until the tires are almost cooked.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:45 PM   #14
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #15
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Beeeeautiful Callaway.But the OEM front plate bracket has got to go. "Top Flight's" is much nicer.AYY
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #16
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my dad has the xlr-V 2006.

before the mods I could take him (LS2). now?
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Beeeeautiful Callaway.But the OEM front plate bracket has got to go. "Top Flight's" is much nicer.AYY
Thanks. I've got the Top Flight bracket now and it looks great (old pic). Rather not use the front plate at all... but that's another story.
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"My car is an XLR-V! It's built on the Corvette platform but has a much nicer interior. It's a Cadillac!"
He must have inherited his money. Surely, anyone this ignorant could not have earned it himself.
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A stock GS could hang with his extremely luxurious Cadillac.
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Great story and great looking car, thanks for sharing. By the way, although 100% from the USA, I think we are the luckiest nation in the world to share our major boarder with a country as great as Canada.
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