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Old 03-20-2018, 12:02 PM
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As a new and first time Corvette owner, I have noticed something: most of the time, when I am driving my Z06 and a Corvette is coming toward me from the opposite direction, the driver waves at me. I wave back, naturally, and I'm guessing that this is sort of a "we've got the car of our dreams" kind of thing that we are all acknowledging with "the wave."

So, is this a real thing, or am I just imagining it? I qualified my observation by saying "most of the time," because, for example, the other day a Corvette was approaching me, so I waved, but the guy driving did not wave back. Consequently, I guess not all Corvette owners participate in this ritual of ownership.

Are you a part of this "Corvette brotherhood?" Do you wave at other Vettes as you cross paths?

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If I notice the other vette, I'll wave. Response rate seems to be about 25%.
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I do it if the other driver does it
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I always wave whether the other driver waves first or not.

But yesterday for the first time, I went 0 for 2 as a couple of C3's either didn't see me or ignored my wave. Oh well...I'll keep waving. Great tradition.


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Always wave! If Iím first Iím around 80 percent on getting a return wave.
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Always, if I see the other 'vette in time...every now and then I'll get a look like I'm a bit crazy and that could be a separate but valid observation...
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I always wave and they usually wave back. Its in our blood !!
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I wave or flash my lights. Hard to see going fast on the highway, so always flash the lights in that case. In town...windows down I wave. Windows up I flash.
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The "Corvette Wave" has been a time-honored tradition since the very start of Corvette production. I always wave, and almost always get a wave in return. Save the Wave!
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I always wave. Unfortunately, I've been getting denied a lot lately. One older guy a few days ago even gave me an angry look. I've noticed since I've been driving C7's the no wave back rate has been much higher than it was when I had my C5 Z06. I almost always got a return wave in the C5. Has anyone else experienced this?
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It's funny, my two main vehicles are a Corvette and a Jeep Wrangler...two owners groups that wave at each other. They funny thing is when I'm in the Vette and, w/o thinking, wave at a Jeep...or vice-versa. That gets some interesting looks on occasion.
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I wave whenever I see another Corvette. Being that its winter and my windows are rolled up, I'm not sure how many of them actually see me.
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I always wave, and very rarely do not get a wave in return.
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I always wave whether the other driver waves first or not.

But yesterday for the first time, I went 0 for 2 as a couple of C3's either didn't see me or ignored my wave. Oh well...I'll keep waving. Great tradition.

I Always wave,,,,
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Originally Posted by DGA3 View Post
As a new and first time Corvette owner, I have noticed something: most of the time, when I am driving my Z06 and a Corvette is coming toward me from the opposite direction, the driver waves at me. I wave back, naturally, and I'm guessing that this is sort of a "we've got the car of our dreams" kind of thing that we are all acknowledging with "the wave."

So, is this a real thing, or am I just imagining it? I qualified my observation by saying "most of the time," because, for example, the other day a Corvette was approaching me, so I waved, but the guy driving did not wave back. Consequently, I guess not all Corvette owners participate in this ritual of ownership.

Are you a part of this "Corvette brotherhood?" Do you wave at other Vettes as you cross paths?

Thoughts?

Yes, religiously. It is one of my favorite parts of Corvette ownership, always has been.
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Originally Posted by ElGreco53 View Post
Always, if I see the other 'vette in time...every now and then I'll get a look like I'm a bit crazy and that could be a separate but valid observation...
As my physician tells me with a smile on his face: "... We all have a little crazy in us!"
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