I brought home my new Crystal Red Corvette on July 1.
Then on July 3rd, this is what my new corvette looks like.
I had it out earlier in the day because I was taking it to the dealer because a headlight wasn't working. Awesome, right? I wanted to see if it could be drivable at night for the holiday weekend. Well they didn't have time to fix it because it apparently is a lot of work to get to.
I went to my shop to do a dyno tune on a GTO, and it went nice and smooth. On the way back the skies started darkening, but it looked like I was going to beat the rain no problem. Well I did beat the rain, but I didn't beat the wind.
A car couldn't negotiate an intersection near my house, stopped when they weren't supposed to. Then a branch fell on the front of my vette and I started flooring it to get out of there. And BOOM. I hear the crash of the rear window breaking to pieces. I immediately floored it to get away from what could be a collapsing tree. I was a block away from my house, immediately put it in the garage... furious.
I went back in my Yukon not too long after to take pictures of what fell on me. It was a much bigger limb than I expected. I spoke with the neighbors of the property who saw the whole thing. They let me know that there is no one who lives in that house anymore. The property whose tree fell on me is foreclosed on, and condemned due to safety reasons. Might not be a bad thing because I'm pretty sure a bank owns it now.
So far what I can tell the damage is as follows:
Transparent Roof - Cracked
Roof Panel Between Transparent roof and Hatch - Paint Damage
Trunk glass - destroyed
Trunk Lid - Paint Damage
Drivers Door - Paint Damage
Rear Drivers Quarterpanel - Broken Fiberglass
Rear Bumper - Paint Damage
Rear Wing - little scratched
Rear Passenger Side Quarter Panel - Paint Damage
Passenger Door - Paint Damage
Passenger Mirror - Paint Damage
Hood - Paint Damage
Driver side Fender - Paint Damage
Windshield - Deep Scratches
Gas Fill Cap - Paint Damage
I've got roughly 280 miles on her total. I haven't even put gas in her yet.
I guess it could have been worse. That limb which came crashing down on me (and broke into the two pieces) could have went straight through the transparent top and took me out.
So much for getting her to the track sometime soon...