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Old 08-27-2018, 11:26 AM
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Eventually my wife noticed that the scenery was going by very quickly and she asked me to slow down

Has anyone else with a grey (any version) C7 noticed that on a bright sunny day with the right colored road the front of the car just reflects the road and sky and seems to disappear ? I've tried to get a picture of the effect but have never been successful.

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Are you on I80 ?
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Watch out for the antelope crossing!
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Are you on I80 ?
This was 385 southbound , about 9 days ago. Going from Deadwood, SD to Salina, KS

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Tempting stretch of highway to let loose some of that Corvette hp.
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Originally Posted by DPC57 View Post
This was 385 southbound , about 9 days ago. Going from Deadwood, SD to Salina, KS
Next time the wife complains about speed, hand her some binoculars and tell her to watch for cops.
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Just out of curiosity, how fast were you going?
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What are the posted speed limits out there?

Weren't they briefly one of the "safe & prudent" speed limit states, or was that just Montana?
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Originally Posted by DPC57 View Post
Has anyone else with a grey (any version) C7 noticed that on a bright sunny day with the right colored road the front of the car just reflects the road and sky and seems to disappear ? I've tried to get a picture of the effect but have never been successful.
I had a grey Thunderbird that did precisely that. You could not readily tell where the road ended and the hood began. The slope of the hood was just right. It was a bit disconcerting at first until I got used to it.

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Originally Posted by DWS44 View Post
What are the posted speed limits out there?

Weren't they briefly one of the "safe & prudent" speed limit states, or was that just Montana?

IIRC, the posted limit was either 70 or 75 MPH.

I was traveling at a reasonable and prudent speed for the conditions and the type of vehicle I was driving
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Great picture. The last time we were up that way driving on Hwy 2 north of I-94 we only saw one farm truck for miles & miles. Absolutely beautiful country.
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Reasonable and prudent was in Montana but Wyoming (I used to live there) had the 75 MPH limit but I have been told the interstates are now 80. Have not been back to see that. . yet. 2 lane roads would be 65 MPH. In the 70s and 80s during the winter it was not uncommon to travel I-90 from Sheridan 150 miles to Casper and only see 6 to 10 cars during the trip. The two lanes would not be that crowded most of the time.

I grew up thinking that if you could see several cars on the highway at one time the traffic was heavy.
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Mexico is so green this time of year...
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Mexico is so green this time of year...
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I'm from just across the river in NJ.
The changes once you get into the mid west are dramatic.
From the east coast to Chicago I spent almost $200 in tolls and way too much time in traffic especially around Chicago.
Once into Wisconsin, no more tolls and wide open roads all the way out to Wyoming.
Even more dramatic when you consider that NJ has something like 22 people per square mile and wyoming has only 9 per square mile. And no tolls!
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Originally Posted by blueray16 View Post
I'm from just across the river in NJ.
The changes once you get into the mid west are dramatic.
From the east coast to Chicago I spent almost $200 in tolls and way too much time in traffic especially around Chicago.
Once into Wisconsin, no more tolls and wide open roads all the way out to Wyoming.
Even more dramatic when you consider that NJ has something like 22 people per square mile and wyoming has only 9 per square mile. And no tolls!
I live in Montana where there are only 6.6 people per square mile and I love it that way. Plenty of room. Roads like the OP posted are abundant here and the "man" sightings are infrequent as a result. It's the main reason I got a Corvette. Only problem is it has to go into hibernation around Thanksgiving. Driving a car like this in Chicago ( lived there too) and most of the east coast would just be plain frustrating to me. The "no limit speed limit thing was here from 1995 to 1999. During those years if the weather was good you could do what ever you wanted. Just imagine that for a minute.
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Originally Posted by blueray16 View Post
I'm from just across the river in NJ.
The changes once you get into the mid west are dramatic.
From the east coast to Chicago I spent almost $200 in tolls and way too much time in traffic especially around Chicago.
Once into Wisconsin, no more tolls and wide open roads all the way out to Wyoming.
Even more dramatic when you consider that NJ has something like 22 people per square mile and wyoming has only 9 per square mile. And no tolls!
East Coast and tolls. I remember them. Haven't paid a toll since I left NJ in '88....

Meantime, damn traffic in California!




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I live in Montana where there are only 6.6 people per square mile and I love it that way. Plenty of room. Roads like the OP posted are abundant here and the "man" sightings are infrequent as a result. It's the main reason I got a Corvette. Only problem is it has to go into hibernation around Thanksgiving. Driving a car like this in Chicago ( lived there too) and most of the east coast would just be plain frustrating to me. The "no limit speed limit thing was here from 1995 to 1999. During those years if the weather was good you could do what ever you wanted. Just imagine that for a minute.
Lol yeah.
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