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Old 03-02-2019, 11:27 AM
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Grew up working on Chevys (57 first car), but for the past 30 years (yes old guy), have had several Jags. I was always in the habit of waving to other Jags, but rarely did any wave back. Now I guess if they were young women Iíd understand, but Iíve noticed while driving the 72 coupe,( Iíve owned it for about 7 months), not only do most of the Vettes wave back, but non Vettes issue thumbs up and waves, etc.
I believe it is because even non car people recognize an American icon and it brings them joy to see it on the road. My car is certainly not a show car and is just slightly modified so Iím certain itís not specific to mine.
Do you you guys/gals wave to other Vettes? Any interesting stories?
I have come to the conclusion that I donít really own this Vette, Iím just the current caretaker that will take good care of it and ultimately it will end up in someone elses care....but. only when Iím dead!
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:29 AM
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I dont wave or expect people to wave back. I get it..but some get so upset when others dont
Tried it once or twice felt kinda dumb. One gave me the finger lol

as a kid in the 70s Id see Jeep and AMX guys waving a lot

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Old 03-02-2019, 11:34 AM
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I wave so often I have to remember not to wave when I'm in my daily driver.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:17 PM
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One gave me the finger lol
That was me.
I don't wave either.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:50 PM
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I always wave at other Vettes. I usually get a wave back, sometimes a very enthusiastic one.

I don't return waves from non-Vettes, but I may give a thumbs or okay sign back. If I see a C3 and I'm NOT in my Vette, I'll give a thumbs or okay sign.

Save the wave!
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I wave and the wife pulls up her top! Just kidding but I do the wave.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:58 PM
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Back in my "Volkswagen" days.... I noticed a similar camaraderie, getting waves and "peace" signs from every other VW out there. I thought it was cool. When we get our Vette finished & on the road, I will continue that fellowship. Here`s our first fiberglass car, what I called "The poor man`s Vette".....

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Old 03-02-2019, 07:00 PM
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Always wave,have since the 60's,I love it when little kids wave or smile while in their parents car.
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Old 03-02-2019, 07:58 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.
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I always wave.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:34 PM
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I support the Corvette Wave all the time. I can’t drive the C3 anywhere without waves, thumbs up, and smiles seen on passing motorists faces. You simply don’t see many C3’s on the road around here, so I think people really dig it. The first day we had the car (last summer) I was approached while getting gas by a driver who used to own a ‘70 Coupe and had questions about our ‘72. I can’t say I have any really interesting stories to tell, but I can say I enjoy driving a car that I’ve wanted for nearly fifty years and finally own.
PS cor66vette, if you ever need help around here, I’ll stop in a heartbeat. We should really stick together and help each other whenever we can. Save the wave.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:36 PM
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:45 PM
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I don't wave......I'm not driving in a parade. But I will answer with a thumbs up.
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I guess it is all how you are raised . For the early part of my driving life I lived in an area where every car you past would wave . And the whole dune buggy wave was there as well . But the one that beats them all is the famous motorcycle wave. I have been riding for years , and my left is like Popeye. Lol .
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:59 PM
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I wave when in my or my wife’s vette at other vettes.
I also wave at bikes when on my Harley or on my Lambretta.

if we make eye contact and you do not wave back, I feel bad for you.
that is just life!

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I get a lot of waves. I wave at alot of 60's and 70's cars. Its great to see all the old iron running around. We were up at the beach and were winding down at a gas station when a guy came wondering over to ask about out 2 vettes. This guy had me rolling on the ground laughing my *** off. He had the greatest stories.

I also love all the old stories the old timers have when they bought their cars back in the 60' and 70s
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yes been waving now for 48 yrs. and wont stop!!
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:08 AM
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i, for sure, wave...except when i don't see the on coming vette at the very last second, and get excited and jam my hand into the T bar
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:40 AM
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I always wave in my Corvette, but response is only about 20%, rarely do C6's or C7's wave back, unlike when I'm on the Harley, then it's 100%, even though some of us riders are getting so old that it's dangerous to take one hand off the bars, they / we still wave.
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