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Old 07-17-2017, 01:10 PM   #21
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??never look around to see if anyones looking at it; well maybe when I was 18.

Little feedback I did get wasnt good guess thes have douchey repuations out here. Dont think anyone really pays attention in general.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:54 PM   #22
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I am also a Jeep Wrangler owner,.....and almost always, I get the same "Vette wave".......as I do the Jeep wave from other Vette guys, even people driving 2017's. That is very nice.


As to most others.....sorry to say, not much. In fact, on the local busy roads, I get more a-holes trying to race, pass, pull in front of me than anything else. The usual offenders: BMW's, Pick-Up trucks, Lexus sedans,....lol.


I did get my most enthusiastic thumbs up the other day from an elderly gentleman, in a nice SUV, he had the biggest smile on his face, and was waiving his thumb all around, made me smile too.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:54 PM   #23
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70 laguna grey base coup. I always get a thumbs up. But it is strange how c5 and up guys give it a quick look and stair straight ahead.
Not that strange. New 'Vettes rarely get a second glance from me.

I often get asked if it's a Stingray. I tell them, yes, from '68-'69(debateable) thru '76 they all were, I just removed the emblems. Of course, they all had an uncle or neighbor that "specially ordered" a Stingray of any given year...

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Old 07-17-2017, 02:59 PM   #24
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Com'on, go easy on us accountants. Eh!
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Black 71 - from the passenger seat my son has a better idea of what's going on and he says that a lot of people smile, some look once and then look again, and a few point or wave. I usually get a waive from other Vettes regardless of year, and for some reason Harleys wave occasionally.
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72 C3 Ontario Orange, thumbs up, and "cool car" mentioned, awesome feeling that the car is considered cool
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:13 PM   #27
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I enjoy people enjoying my 65 but I really hate people who hover next to me when I'm driving down the road.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:05 PM   #28
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A fair amount of stares and thumbs up! A lot of "what year is it" and "awesome car" when stopped at a light or a gas station.
Totally ignored by TACOs in C7s!
Not "everyone" in a C7 is clueless about how "awesome" C3s are!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:52 PM   #29
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Reactions are great. Little kids think it's a spaceship or something that should go under water! 15 to about 35...no interest...35 and up like it and the older they get the more they love it.

I don't get many "what year is it". I'm surprised how many people remember the s/a paint anniversary car. Every now and then some will say "Silver Anniv...right??"

Lots thumbs up, biker waves, admirers at gas stations, etc.

The best compliment I have ever received was from a woman in her mid 70's. I pulled into Chick Filet found an appropriate parking spot out of door ding territory and within view of the dining room, parked and went inside.

The lady was standing just inside the door. When I entered she said "that is the most beautiful car I've ever seen"! She went on to say she had owned a white 70 model she bought new "back in the day". She loved and missed her Corvette. She said 78 Anniversary car right?? I was impressed she knew her C3's. She left before me and walked around my car for a good 10 minutes with a huge smile on her face. You could almost see her reminiscing about hers "back in the day". She got in a brand new Lexus and drove away. I was glad my car could bring a smile to her face and brighten her day.

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The young kids across the street were yelling- "Hey nice car...Hey nice car...Hey nice Ferrari!!!

It IS red...

The noisy neighbor lady (drives a Corolla)across the street-when she first saw my red 73- "Oh is that your mid life crisis???"

She's the same one that asked me how much I was selling my 65 C2 for...I told her 49- she responded "Oh that's not bad- $4900"- then I said no-49 thousand. She looked at me like a was from outer space!!!

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Reactions are great. Little kids think it's a spaceship or something that should go under water! 15 to about 35...no interest...35 and up like it and the older they get the more they love it.

I don't get many "what year is it". I'm surprised how many people remember the s/a paint anniversary car. Every now and then some will say "Silver Anniv...right??"

Lots thumbs up, biker waves, admirers at gas stations, etc.

The best compliment I have ever received was from a woman in her mid 70's. I pulled into Chick Filet found an appropriate parking spot out of door ding territory and within view of the dining room, parked and went inside.
The lady was standing just inside the door. When I entered she said "that is the most beautiful car I've ever seen"! She went on to say she had owned a white 70 model she bought new "back in the day". She loved and missed her Corvette. She said 78 Anniversary car right?? I was impressed she knew her C3's. She left before me and walked around my car for a good 10 minutes with a huge smile on her face. You could almost see her reminiscing about hers "back in the day". She got in a brand new Lexus and drove away. I was glad my car could bring a smile to her face and brighten her day.

Similar story. A lady in my Sunday school class whose in her mid 60's was sent off to college in a new 77 like mine only hers was silver. Since then she's lived a conservative domestic life. Anytime my 77 is brought up or I drive it to church and she sees it, there is an unmistakable smile of reminisance of younger days on her face. Nice to know just the sight of my C3 can do that.

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Not "everyone" in a C7 is clueless about how "awesome" C3s are!
My faith in C7 owners has been restored!
Gotta be a tough choice when you leave the house in the morning!
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Nice ride! Unless this is an old picture you may want to check the manufacturing dates on your tires.
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I get a lot of younger kids in the area that ask what type of car it is. They really like the look but have no clue - they'll pull up next to me and ask me what it is. Also get a lot of thumbs-up from local guys driving classics on Saturday am coffee runs. Older vette drivers are pretty gracious with acknowledging a fellow vette, but I've been passed by more than a few C7's that seem oblivious to the lineage:


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I had a car next to me at a light who kept attempting to rev their engine. I looked over and a middle aged couple asked if I wanted to race. They had a huge smile on their face, gave me the thumbs up and laughed. It was a Prius. I still laugh about it.



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I always get positive comments about my 72. There is a good classic car community around here and they appreciate old cars. .

It is funny though when I drive my C7 I get unsolicited comments like: "well if I had a Corvette, it would have to be one of the old ones"

Usually I respond to that by saying "well I also have a 72 which I love, but it is not a practical car to drive cross country." (I mainly use my C7 for road trips.)

So basically, regardless of the comments about either of my Vettes, I try to respond in a kind and considerate manner, unless the ***-clown is just dissing my cars, then I just ignore the moron and walk away.

The good thing about owning a Corvette (or some might consider it a bad thing) is that it is the all-American Sports car and everyone seems to take ownership (speaking figuratively.) That means that everyone THINKS they are an expert on Corvettes because Uncle Henry or Cousin Burt had one at one time. For the most part I enjoy these conversations, especially the ones with people who actually did own a Corvette in the past.
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This was the best and the first time this has happened to me. My wife and I dropped our Acura off at the dealership for it's first service yesterday. She drove directly over to service and I parked in front of the showroom in our white, 73, Coupe. Not even one salesman came outside to help me, not one opened the front door, and not one accosted me coming out of nowhere like they normally do. I got out of the car walked past the glass windows and noticed them just looking at the Corvette. Nice
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A kid told me he "played" my car the other day??? After thinking about it, he meant video games. So, who needs to own one eh?
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I'm currently fixing up my '74 and I drop my wife off at school (teacher) and have to drive past the high school and elementary school on the way to work and home. Can't tell you how crazy excited the middle school kids get when I'm driving past. You can tell they've never seen a car with great style before. In fact, I've seen several kids with mouths just left open while I drive past. All the teachers love the car, and I get comments galore every time I'm driving it, and it's a 15-20 footer. Like said above, everyone likes talking to me at stoplights. But then again, Wisconsin people are really nice!!
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Another quick thing. Talked with different guys when I was in Ireland in June, and they were just fascinated with Corvettes. Couldn't help but think how much attention C3's or just Corvettes in general would get over there!
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