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Old 03-05-2019, 07:06 PM
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I don't wave, nor do I return a wave. Nonsense.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:40 PM
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How about waving and mouthing the words " C ya later' In our case "C-3 ya later"

stifle it Hal! lol

With all that raging 165 hp! lol
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:01 PM
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I might understand if a person simply doesn’t want to initiate a wave to another person or car, but to intentionally not return a wave and consider it “nonsense” to return a wave is beyond my comprehension. I’m SO not trying to argue here, but that just seems really odd to me. I would never not wave back to another person who had waved to me and simply ignore them.

I also thank people who hold an elevator door open for me, or allow me passage thru a crowded hallway, or let me into traffic from a parking lot or busy street. It’s really not difficult to wave to someone. Just my thoughts...
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:51 PM
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I'm from the small town South, we wave at everyone. :-P
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:53 PM
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New Yorkers do the same...depends on what finger is sticking out! LOLZ

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Old 03-08-2019, 04:25 PM
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The over/under for getting a thumbs-up from the time we leave our driveway in a red C3 is about 30 seconds. Yes, we wave and appreciate when others do as well.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:38 PM
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I was stuck on the side of a not-very-traveled road last Saturday and not only did the passing Corvette drivers NOT wave, but they didn't even stop to offer help. A few old people did stop and offer to help, and no- they weren't driving C7s.

To answer your question, yes, I wave and I don't care if they wave back.
Not stopping to help another Vette is blasphemous. First rule is always to help. Next time they are on the side of the road they will think differently.
Always wave. Drove my first Corvette in 1966, been waving ever since.

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Old 03-08-2019, 09:04 PM
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Vette Waves Matter.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:47 PM
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I always wave, especially since some of the other Vettes show up at the local cruise-in.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:19 PM
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Apparently I'm more jaded and cynical than many here. I don't know anything about the person other than they're driving a Vette - for all I know they could be a wife/child beating lowlife or other variety of a-hole whom I wouldn't want anything to do with.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:08 AM
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Well, I got my 1st wave while in our new to us C6 yesterday. It's been a long time that that has happened to me. Back in 65 when I had my fuelie coupe it seemed to happened a lot. I think there is a story behind all of the waving or I am sure many versions. Maybe for those that grew up in that era can explain to the newer folks why it originated. Then, if nothing else they would know the history behind the wave. I mean what the hell is the big deal in waving at someone. Really!
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:03 AM
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^ ^ ^

I think when there were fewer Corvettes seen on the road, the owner of one would wave to another as a sign of camaraderie- just like motorcycle riders would wave to one another.

Now, its seems everyone and their mothers rides a motorcycle or drives a Corvette, so the novelty of waving doesn't have the same relevance.

I've been involved with Corvettes and motorcycles since I was 16, so the wave is "in" me.

I understand the wave. The novelty hasn't worn off.

This is how it is for me: I wave- they wave back or they don't wave - I wave.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:47 AM
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I always wave at fellow Corvettes.

I've been trying to give a V sign to other GTIs when I'm in my daily but it's not really catching on.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:50 AM
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I have a 73 and when I buy gas, more times than not, someone will come up and inquire about my Corvette. I also get gestures for me to open the headlights, it must be treat for the younger generation since none of the modern cars have hidden headlights. Seems to me that the newer Vette drivers don’t wave, also get gestures from drivers in other older cars.
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by KenSny View Post
I don't wave, nor do I return a wave. Nonsense.
And I note you don't seem to give out 'Thanks' on this board, either. No surprise, just nonsense.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:05 AM
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I wave at all Corvettes. Also muscle cars, hotrods, dune buggies, vintage pickup trucks etc. Around here Corvette waves are a jaunty left hand up in the air. Everybody else gets a low 5, arm hanging down out the window. They often wave at me first. I get a kick out of seeing somebody stick their arm out the window ahead of time so they can say howdy as we meet on the road. C5 and up owners don't usually respond in kind. I met five C5's travelling in a convoy on a road along the lake last summer and not one of them did it. Not sure why but I don't think they're being snooty. They're likely newbies and don't know about proper Vette-a-kette.

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Old 03-23-2019, 03:12 AM
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My Corvette is my daily driver and while driving to work the other day I went round a bend in the road and saw an ambulance with lights flashing parked on the side of the road. The ambos were just loading their patient into the back of the ambulance as I approached. He must have heard the car coming and as I passed he lifted his head off the pillow and gave a thumbs up. It put a smile on both our faces.

My wife and myself do wave to other corvettes down here in Australia and we get lots of waves and thumbs up from other drivers and pedestrians. It must be a universal thing.

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I grew up in small towns throughout the SW so itís common to wave at everyone you pass and greet everyone you see around town. Itís almost expected actually. No one has ever been harmed by a passerby greeting them on the road; regardless if they drive a Vette or not.

The only exception i make make is when I am driving in a big city: then I just feel like Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee when he is walking down the streets in NYC saying hello to everyone. It takes a few minutes to break the habit of waving at every person in the oncoming lane...every 2 seconds.
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Old 03-23-2019, 05:24 PM
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That's a good point. I grew up on the farm next to the one I live on today, not far from a small town in the boonies. Waving is pretty much autonomic to us. My brother-in-law lives in the Buffalo area. Around there if you wave at somebody you better be able to back it up.
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