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Old 04-12-2012, 07:13 PM
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Went to a Corvette only car show and 99% of the 200 and more were newer Corvettes . I in my 55 and the guy next to me having a 53 had to inform many of the Corvette people that our cars are Corvettes and what they looked like in the beginning. It was surprising how many people dint know 55 was the first year having a V8.The guy at the left putting his hand inside asked me where are the windows

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I'm afraid it only gets worse as you go along.....

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what a hoot!
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I'm afraid it only gets worse as you go along.....

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I recently quit our local Corvette Club (Rochester Corvette Club) because at every function the would field 60 plus C2s, 30 C1s and my 64. I found them to be completly uninterested in anything more that a year or two out of the showroom. We used to laugh at the PT Cruiser people who drove right from the dealer to the show but lately Corvette guys in Rochester are much worse.

There is a very happy ending; our local AACA welcomes everyone with a car over 25 years old and golly-gee they like to talk about cars.
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speaking of shows are you going to go to Kool April Nites?
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speaking of shows are you going to go to Kool April Nites?
Like to but had left leg Surgery so I'll miss it.
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what a hoot!
It was ,they also wonted to know how the radio works without a antenna ,why I took the door handles off, added screens over the headlights ,cover over the license plate and mostly why I added Finns to the rear fenders, I get a lot of questions about the Finns .
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I have to agree, most of the corvette shows around here are the same. Mostly newer vettes and the owners do not really have much interest in the older ones. Maybe it is just a silent envy, or should be, nothing like the older vettes, for class and style.
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Originally Posted by dplotkin View Post
I'm afraid it only gets worse as you go along.....

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As the years go by, fewer and fewer people even know what they are.
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Originally Posted by Stall
at every function the would field 60 plus C2s, 30 C1s and my 64.
Guess I don't see why that's a bad thing - and if there are that many old Vettes I would think you DO have interest in oldies. Or did you mix that up - your '64 would belong in with the 60 C-2's, no?
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The Corvette shows I attend are mostly C5 & C6's. When somebody like me shows up with my '62 I get the strangest looks.

I like the "Corvette Wannabe" with the T-shirt asking, "Where's the windows".....Just because you have the $$ doesn't make you a Covette enthusiast ....IMO......Nice '55 by the way!
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Originally Posted by 1955 copper View Post
It was ,they also wonted to know how the radio works without a antenna ,why I took the door handles off, added screens over the headlights ,cover over the license plate and mostly why I added Finns to the rear fenders, I get a lot of questions about the Finns .
We all know Roy that that is EXACTLY why you love it.

You go to a show and have a one-of-a-kind car with even rarer options (bubbletop, etc.) and you have to know beforehand it'll screw with folks' heads !!
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really want to pi$$ them off? ... wear a tee shirt that says "Real Corvettes have bumpers" ...
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Originally Posted by stall View Post
I recently quit our local Corvette Club (Rochester Corvette Club) because at every function the would field 60 plus C2s, 30 C1s and my 64. I found them to be completly uninterested in anything more that a year or two out of the showroom. We used to laugh at the PT Cruiser people who drove right from the dealer to the show but lately Corvette guys in Rochester are much worse.

There is a very happy ending; our local AACA welcomes everyone with a car over 25 years old and golly-gee they like to talk about cars.
did you mean c5's and c4's? c6 and c5? confused...
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did you mean c5's and c4's? c6 and c5? confused...
yes that is rather ambiguous but I got the drift, however there are a lot of C5 / C6 owners out there that have C1/C2 trailer queens at home and appreciate all Corvettes

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If it didn't drive there, I don't care.
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really want to pi$$ them off? ... wear a tee shirt that says "Real Corvettes have bumpers" ...
I like the one that says "they made Corvettes after 1967...but who cares"

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The car looks great Roy....can't believe even old farts (guy with his hand inside) don't know about the oldies.....looks like u got a early one next to u...that must have got folks attention.

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If it didn't drive there, I don't care.
same here

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really want to pi$$ them off? ... wear a tee shirt that says "Real Corvettes have bumpers" ...
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I like the one that says "they made Corvettes after 1967...but who cares"
I'm going on the cruise below ...never been w/ the group before & it looks like 95% of the cars will be C3s.....I think I better wait till my second event w/ them before wearing one of those very funny shirts.....r they for sale anywhere?

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Roys car ls sensational, I'm in if those T Shirts exist, toooo funny

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Either of those shirts would be desirable. Seriously, does anyone make (carry) those? I definitely would like to have one or both of them.
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