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Old 04-15-2015, 09:57 PM
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the most dangerous car in america strikes again.he was the manager of a chevy dealership in tampa.he showed a friend of mine his new corvette he got monday.just like the 73 year old guy who klled himself on the first day with his vette.when you do not respect these super cars this is the result.sad but true.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...-crash/2225416
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:11 PM
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Thank goodness he hit a light pole and not any innocent tree's. Lot's of boneheads out there.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:23 PM
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Thank goodness he hit a light pole and not any innocent tree's. Lot's of boneheads out there.
Didn't read the article, did you?

after he crashed his car into a light pole and two trees
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Too bad. Prayers for the family. Going that fast in a possibly congested probably residential area is a poor decision but makes it no easier on the family and friends. Also gives the Corvette an undeserved reputation kind of like guns. The person makes the decision not the car or gun. Blessing is that the consequence only affected the person making the decision.
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Sad and agree 100% . . . 80 in a 25 mph zone is insane . . . but just think the titles of these type of threads could be worded a bit more compassionately.

Just my opinion, not trying to cause a forum argument.

Condolences to that family.

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:02 PM
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The C7 is selling to a lot of first time Corvette owners. The average person has no idea how to control all the power.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:13 PM
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80 in a 25 ????

I'm wondering if he applied the same throttle to the C7 as he used to apply in his other "fast" cars to see what it could do and things got to going so fast so quickly he panicked.

There ought to be a mandatory training day for new Vette owners on some local track so they can understand the raw power these things have. As a Vette driver for over 10 years, I'm still in awe of how much power they have when that right pedal is pushed with authority.

Condolences to the family....

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:15 PM
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Famous last words before something really ugly happens ....

"Hey, Watch This" !
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Rode motorcycles for 40 years, the same problem exists in the bike world too. No experience and no respect for the power. Bikers ride beyond their skills and pay the price. 80 in a 25 is sheer stupidity. My prayers are for those who he left behind.
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Originally Posted by lordofwar View Post
the most dangerous car in america strikes again.he was the manager of a chevy dealership in tampa.he showed a friend of mine his new corvette he got monday.just like the 73 year old guy who klled himself on the first day with his vette.when you do not respect these super cars this is the result.sad but true.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...-crash/2225416
Still waiting on you to either refute what I posted the last time you spouted this bs or at least come up with an article that has statistics for corvettes newer than 1993.

My bet is you can't do it because it doesn't exist. Simply put, the Corvette is not the most dangerous car in America.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ruxvette View Post
I concur on both counts.
To the OP..."Newbe kills himself"..."most dangerous car in america strikes again"..."do not respect these super cars". Is somebody writing this crap for you?
Come back after you learn when to use capital letters and punctuation.
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Another one? Geez.
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After multiple trips to Spring Mtn Motorsports Ranch I feel every Corvette owner should take at least the 3 day Level 1 Corvette driving school to learn what these cars are capable of. (Plus it's very fun) I've driven both multiple C-6's and C-7's at the Spring Mtn. and always come away with great respect for the cars and the tires they are equipped with and a better understanding on how to use their electronic traction and braking systems. I've taken a friend who had a C-5 and my GF who occasionally drives our C-6, because her driving drove me crazy. After taking Level 1 she now knows how to drive the car. Mid day on day 2 she was in tears because she was not getting it. During a ride along session with an instructor I told him she is about to quit due to frustration. He went to the lead instructor Rick and she was paired up with a ride along instructor for the next 2 track sessions. By the end of the day she was all smiles and on top of the world. Driving like she stole it.

If you're going to drive it like you stole it then you should know how to drive it.

I was lucky enough to survive 2009 when I bought my Corvette. All sorts of stupid stunts in my attempt to self teach myself how to manage all the new found power under the hood.

Damn, deja vu. I learned to ride motorcycles the same way. Self taught. Taught myself all the bad habits before I took a motorcycle safety foundation 2.5 day training school and learned a lot.

Bottom line. If you're going to drive these cars aggressively and don't know what the hell you are doing get some training. 2 deaths in the last 7-10 days that I'm aware of involving new Corvette owners. UNACCEPTABLE!

George

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The C7 is selling to a lot of first time Corvette owners. The average person has no idea how to control all the power.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Turbo6TA View Post
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Originally Posted by George's_Vette View Post
After multiple trips to Spring Mtn Motorsports Ranch I feel every Corvette owner should take at least the 3 day Level 1 Corvette driving school to learn what these cars are capable of. (Plus it's very fun) I've driven both multiple C-6's and C-7's at the Spring Mtn. and always come away with great respect for the cars and the tires they are equipped with and a better understanding on how to use their electronic traction and braking systems. I've taken a friend who had a C-5 and my GF who occasionally drives our C-6, because her driving drove me crazy. After taking Level 1 she now knows how to drive the car. Mid day on day 2 she was in tears because she was not getting it. During a ride along session with an instructor I told him she is about to quit due to frustration. He went to the lead instructor Rick and she was paired up with a ride along instructor for the next 2 track sessions. By the end of the day she was all smiles and on top of the world. Driving like she stole it.

If you're going to drive it like you stole it then you should know how to drive it.

I was lucky enough to survive 2009 when I bought my Corvette. All sorts of stupid stunts in my attempt to self teach myself how to manage all the new found power under the hood.

Damn, deja vu. I learned to ride motorcycles the same way. Self taught. Taught myself all the bad habits before I took a motorcycle safety foundation 2.5 day training school and learned a lot.

Bottom line. If you're going to drive these cars aggressively and don't know what the hell you are doing get some training. 2 deaths in the last 7-10 days that I'm aware of involving new Corvette owners. UNACCEPTABLE!

George
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People are responsible for their own actions. Every action has a reaction. Only compassion I have is for the family.
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