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Old 05-06-2018, 04:09 PM   #1  
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Default I went to a local car show today. Vette guys need to SERIOUSLY step up your game.

A co worker belongs to a Mustang club and had a car show that hit about 90 cars. They went from true rods to and some serious looking 60's muscle cars to newer model cars, mostly Mustangs with major horsepower under some stunning exterior body work. These are the cars that belong in car shows. True eye candy.

Then there were the Corvettes. Guys, they sucked. Every other car had something actually done to them. The standout vettes was a damn fine looking 58, a great 66, a 68 and after that, pure boring. Some C4's, C5', a single C7 and not a a damn thing done to them other than being detailed. Two of them (9 total) didn't even have their hoods open. I can see just as nice corvettes in a used car lot. In short, they took up spots other cars EARNED. The Camaro's looked mean and sharp. They were the top of the GM food chain at this show.

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Old 05-06-2018, 04:11 PM   #2  
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We've got some Corvettes around here that go to car shows that rival any show or custom cars that you will ever see.
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I disagree.... with Mcrider.

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OP, Your expectations of a car show are different than mine, My local shows have a mix of newer & older cars in attendance. What "body work" would you have done to a C4/C6 ZR1, or a C5/C6 ZO6? Are you saying that a car needs to have a antique plate to be desirable? I respectfully disagree with you
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Most Corvettes I see at car shows are stock and polished as much as possible with not much done. Not arguing, but noticed the same thing.
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OP, Your expectations of a car show are different than mine, My local shows have a mix of newer & older cars in attendance. What "body work" would you have done to a C4/C6 ZR1, or a C5/C6 ZO6? Are you saying that a car needs to have a antique plate to be desirable? I respectfully disagree with you
I think a detailed corvette, or any late model car of any make isn't car show material.
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I think a detailed corvette, or any late model car of any make isn't car show material.
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As a detailer I look at the detail work. Mods are cool though. If it is a meet or custom show, definitely.
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A co worker belongs to a Mustang club...
Several things:

When I see "Mustang" and "hit" in the same sentence, I'm looking for the youtube video.

90 cars isn't much of a show.

A show put on by a Mustang club should have some pretty outrageous Mustangs.

The newest C4 is over 20 years old and C5's are 15-ish to 20+ years old too. Despite what some people think, especially about C4's, seeing a nicely preserved one isn't a bad thing. Unlike other cars, they don't need a bunch of bulllshit added to them. Also, in BF Iowa, I assume C7's are still somewhat exotic.

How does one "earn" a spot at said car show? Pay the $20 and then what? What hot rides weren't allowed to show for this big event because of these old 'vette pigs?
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Several things:

When I see "Mustang" and "hit" in the same sentence, I'm looking for the youtube video.

90 cars isn't much of a show.

A show put on by a Mustang club should have some pretty outrageous Mustangs.

The newest C4 is over 20 years old and C5's are 15-ish to 20+ years old too. Despite what some people think, especially about C4's, seeing a nicely preserved one isn't a bad thing. Unlike other cars, they don't need a bunch of bulllshit added to them. Also, in BF Iowa, I assume C7's are still somewhat exotic.

How does one "earn" a spot at said car show? Pay the $20 and then what? What hot rides weren't allowed to show for this big event because of these old 'vette pigs?
Good post especially regarding C4 and C5, but let's be honest there's nothing exotic about a Corvette. Great performance value? Yes, the C7 is a really solid all around car more so than past generations. But it's not exotic. Maybe a ZR1 is a quasi exotic...otherwise just a great performance bargain IMO.
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^ Right. Exotic only in the sense that their sightings aren't a common occurrence.
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Several things:

When I see "Mustang" and "hit" in the same sentence, I'm looking for the youtube video.

90 cars isn't much of a show.

A show put on by a Mustang club should have some pretty outrageous Mustangs.

The newest C4 is over 20 years old and C5's are 15-ish to 20+ years old too. Despite what some people think, especially about C4's, seeing a nicely preserved one isn't a bad thing. Unlike other cars, they don't need a bunch of bulllshit added to them. Also, in BF Iowa, I assume C7's are still somewhat exotic.

How does one "earn" a spot at said car show? Pay the $20 and then what? What hot rides weren't allowed to show for this big event because of these old 'vette pigs?
I can see how someone from liberal Washington state wouldn't get it.
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I can see how someone from liberal Washington state wouldn't get it.
Good one...
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Our Sat Scottsdale CC (yesterday) filled 1000 slots by 7:30 am. So many people that you couldn't navigate aisles by that time anyway.

Past 25/30 new and classic Ferraris and another 25/30 Lambos, a couple Ford GTs, one of the show stars was an Enzo.

SD probably had 90 cars trying to find a spot just to stop circling.

These were just a few of the yellow cars....

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To each his own.
I love them all, having had 6 Corvettes in the last 50 years.

The only Vettes I don't care for are the "Frankenstein" Vettes; those are the ones that are modded so much, they no longer resemble a Corvette.
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Personally I skip over newer cars if they look stock, and I do see a lot of Vettes that have their hoods down. I bring my Vette to car shows, I don't have too much done to her under the hood, but for some people they rarely get a chance to see a Vette up close.

You know how often a kid hangs out of his mom's Camry and says "nice race car!" when I drive around? You never know who might just love a clean C6.

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I think all those over done engine bays look silly. I would rather see a well maintained, tastefully personalized driver any day.

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I won’t bother with any comment, my fellow corvette owners have already said a mouthful...

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Most of the time I see a Corvette, Camaro or Mustang that is 15 or so years old or Newer... and they Mod it... it is usually the FUGLIEST thing in the show. What an AFWOTAM!
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^ Typical lib.








See post 12

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