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Old 03-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Seems like every time I go somewhere people have to take pictures of my car. Now I know how how Jackie-O must have felt! .
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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The only thing I'm tired of is people asking the question, "What year is that?" Ugh. I should tell them 2020 or something.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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Had I known it was going to be like this, I would have bought a CG to not stand out so much... well, no, I like the TR

The most common question I get is "can I take a picture"
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:20 AM   #4
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Took her out yesterday for first time on a long drive. Stop at a car show, got more pics taken of her, and I wasn't even entered in the show. Then driving around had heads turning and one guy almost wrecked trying to take a pic out passenger window (and he was driving)--stupid.

When I had a 911 it seemed like driving a Hyundai from an attention stand point versus this beast
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:24 AM   #5
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Seems like every time I go somewhere people have to take pictures of my car. Now I know how how Jackie-O must have felt! .
I feel like a Rock Star. I had 6 people at a gas station asking all kinds of questions yesterday, there ages were aprox 15 to 90. It's fun.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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My only concern are the pics and videos while they are driving next to me.

I think all of us, to ones own comfort should look at this as an opportunity to promote the car. Especially when a young person asks for a picture. I know a lot of you are pretty picky and I respect that but whenever anyone asks for a picture I ask you want to sit in it and have your picture taken?

We want to preserve Corvette..... attract younger buyers here's an opportunity to promote the hobby and the car!!!!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:27 AM   #7
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I don't mind the looks, the pics, the conversations at gas stations, etc. I might even say I appreciate it. I'm not thrilled with "how much was it?" question but it's not a secret I suppose. Just never comfortable when someone starts asking $ related questions about anything.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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The only people that have seen mine are friends and neighbors, this winter crap is getting old. Spring winter warning today. To answer your question, no.
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I was fine with it all till we were pulling into Busch gardens. I pull next to this family driving a old Saturn station wagon.

First question when we get out of our cars was. How much did that set ya back ? My response was ..... To much but it's worth it then he looks at his family and declares while pointing at my car. College degree then points at his car high school degree.

Talk about making me feel bad. Especially since I haven't spent even 1 day of my life at college.

That sort of stuff makes me feel uncomfortable.
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Wow, what a feeling that must be!
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My only concern are the pics and videos while they are driving next to me.

I think all of us, to ones own comfort should look at this as an opportunity to promote the car. Especially when a young person asks for a picture. I know a lot of you are pretty picky and I respect that but whenever anyone asks for a picture I ask you want to sit in it and have your picture taken?

We want to preserve Corvette..... attract younger buyers here's an opportunity to promote the hobby and the car!!!!
This ^. I still remember a few kind words from car owners fifty years ago, a ride around the block would really make a kid happy so why not?
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:47 AM   #12
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Well, I've read all about the attention the car gathers on the site all winter, but didn't experience it until yesterday. First chance to get it out of hibernation since bringing it home on 2/12. While on a short stretch of freeway, had three cars come alongside me in the passing lane, slow their speed to match mine and give us a thumbs up. A while later pulled into a vacant lot in a small town to get out and have a smoke. Literally had two cars follow me into the lot and get out and started some conversation about how "hot" my car was, etc. Now what American car guy wouldn't like that? Sure, it might get old after a while, but that will take a while
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I was fine with it all till we were pulling into Busch gardens. I pull next to this family driving a old Saturn station wagon.

First question when we get out of our cars was. How much did that set ya back ? My response was ..... To much but it's worth it then he looks at his family and declares while pointing at my car. College degree then points at his car high school degree.

Talk about making me feel bad. Especially since I haven't spent even 1 day of my life at college.

That sort of stuff makes me feel uncomfortable.
You shouldn't feel bad about that. It's a really good lesson that all parents should be teaching their kids. Be glad your car might be remembered as a reason some kid was motivated to attend college.
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Think it's bad with a Vette?
Friend of mine has a Jag F type in burnt orange and blacked out stripes and all.

That thing pulls phone cams from pockets every minute.
she thinks it's great.

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I was fine with it all till we were pulling into Busch gardens. I pull next to this family driving a old Saturn station wagon.

First question when we get out of our cars was. How much did that set ya back ? My response was ..... To much but it's worth it then he looks at his family and declares while pointing at my car. College degree then points at his car high school degree.

Talk about making me feel bad. Especially since I haven't spent even 1 day of my life at college.

That sort of stuff makes me feel uncomfortable.
I suspect that's just what had in mind....
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This ^. I still remember a few kind words from car owners fifty years ago, a ride around the block would really make a kid happy so why not?
Driving to Sebring a couple of weeks ago when getting gas on the Florida turnpike the person in the car with me said "Ron about 10 or 12 people are coming over to the car". She was think I might need to pull out my 380. I told her don't worry. I used to this videos, photos, and people following me into parking lots to ask about the car. Well back to Florida these 10 to 12 guys were very nice to me and my friend so I let them sit in the car, take pictures, check out the engine, start the car, it was all good fun for all. They were a good group of young adults.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #17
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I have been used to this for some time. I just don't appreciate the tailgating while shooting video on their phone.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:43 AM   #18
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I don't mind the videos and pictures. I just don't like seeing finger prints all over the car after a dinner, movies etc. Especially after a car wash
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:45 AM   #19
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I always like meeting with the young people. I open the car up for them to see everything. I do not let them sit in it there are limits. LOL. We are creating future Corvette fans. That is the way it happened for me.

For those who did not like the new generation here on the forum it is difficult to buy into that just because I have never bought a new Corvette that created this much attention. GM did something right when they wanted to make changes that would attract attention to their brand. In my opinion of course...
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #20
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I really don't mind the attention that the car gets...in fact, I rather enjoy it! In time, as more and more of them are on the road and the newness wears off, we will probably miss the attention.
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