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Old 06-18-2018, 09:53 AM
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1-11-2 yesterday

1 wave response (from a C5)

11 no waves, from 1 C4, 4 C6, 6 C7 (one C7Z driver looked at me like I was crazy)

2 couldn't tell due to speed. Both C6s

Also the most Corvettes I've ever seen in a single day (about an 80 mile drive through the countryside).

Ended the day at a regular Sunday evening cruise-in near me, I was the only C7 in attendance this week.

Picture sent me by one of my friends from last night


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Old 06-18-2018, 09:58 AM
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Weird, they pretty much all wave back here 'round Seattle. Except for the red Enzo (I know it's you, Greg) that I always accidentally wave at from too far away (I see the Enzo about as often as a Torch Red Z). Not many Zs here.

Sometimes Vettes wave even back when I forget that I'm driving something else!

Doesn't sound like you're waiting for them to initiate either, which is weird. I'm usually pretty confident in the wave return!

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Old 06-18-2018, 10:01 AM
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Forget the wave...

Why do Corvette owners drive so stupid?
Following a JackAzz from Indiana in a 45MPH zone along the Nantahala river, we saw massive speeds up to but not beyond 30MPH... Down to 15MPH.
US74 is a highway. Are there not rivers in Indiana?
Why not set the Cruise control and hold the speed.
This went on for ten miles until they turned into a tourist trap. Jerks!
It was like driving behind a group of Corvettes on Deal's Gap.
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Originally Posted by MikeERWNC View Post
Forget the wave...

Why do Corvette owners drive so stupid?
I would at least modify that to add the word "some."

The last time I drove this particular circuit I got stuck in a caravan doing from 10-15 MPH under the limit. As cars would pass in the short passing areas available I eventually worked myself to the point where I could see the culprit causing the backup.

Much to my chagrin it was the stereotype reinforcing elderly Corvette driver in a C6 vert, putt putting along and oblivious to the traffic backup. (an I'm no spring chicken, either)
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:17 AM
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The wave appears to be dead in San Diego.
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A lot of Vette drivers seem oblivious, but I keep waving anyway. Some have their windows tinted pretty dark so I can't be sure if they even saw me (still have no tint).
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:02 AM
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The wave has been replaced with the "V"....I have had 2 people flash me the "V" sign last week - thought it strange and a tad gay - but whatever - acknowledgment to another vette was accomplished
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:04 AM
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The wave is alive and well in S.E. Michigan.
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I only see another one every week or two but so far i have been lucky in that we each wave to each other. So the wave is not dead in southeastern mass apparently
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Old guys seem to be guilty of not waving, but I say its about 50/50 when I see another corvette.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fugly1 View Post
The wave appears to be dead in San Diego.
Most everything IS dead in SD.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:27 PM
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Ok...
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Never understood it.
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Still alive in MN . . . hope it stays that way!
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It's doing fine here in the south. But, everybody waves at you in the south.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:56 PM
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I only see another one every week or two but so far i have been lucky in that we each wave to each other. So the wave is not dead in southeastern mass apparently
Every Corvette I passed this weekend waved back.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:00 PM
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It's not as important that THEY wave as it is that YOU do.

Like so many things in life, we can only control what *we* do; how others choose to react is beyond our control.

I get probably a 50% return on waves here in Las Vegas. I just choose to think that perhaps they are new to the Corvette world, and if enough OTHER Corvette drivers wave at them, they might get the message that it's a thing!
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:09 PM
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I hand out flyers when we have drives with our group and make sure everyone gets a copy of the "Corvette Wave". Whether they read it or not is another story.

We had 34 cars on my last drive and out of that 5 did not know anything about it, the rest al said they try to wave at all Corvettes and their drivers as we go bye.
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My first car was a 1986 Monte Carlo SS...every 1980's Monte Carlo owner waved to me.

2nd car was a 2000 Monte Carlo SS...no waves...IMO, the front of the car didn't stick out enough for people to instantly recognize it.

3rd car was a 2003 Monte Carlo SS...no waves...see above.

4th car was a 2006 Monte Carlo SS...no waves...see above....I'm assuming everyone is seeing a pattern here.

5th car was a 2012 Camaro SS convertible...all Camaro owners were waving.

6th car is a 2019 Z51 convertible...hardly any other Corvette owners wave.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:41 PM
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Wave alive and kickn. Here in LI. NY.
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