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Old 12-03-2018, 06:25 PM
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Can't imagine what it would be like to live in a place like that. Spent 4 years in Cleveland and that was bad enough, horrible place.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Parent View Post
I'm a flat lander. That what people in the UP call the mitten portion of Michigan.

Mine has been on jack stands for around the same amount of time.
As a kid, my gramp always called deer hunters from the L.P. “Apple-knockers”... the guys from the thumb that camped(tents and trailers) near us had orchards and brought tons of apples up for bait. Nice guys despite that bait being a real challenge to compete against. We figured out where to shoot the deer on the way to their bait. Haha.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by punky View Post
Can't imagine what it would be like to live in a place like that. Spent 4 years in Cleveland and that was bad enough, horrible place.

Cleveland would be more like Chicago... on a number of levels. But weather-wise, if you should spend a winter in the UP, bring merino wool underwear. Haha.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:28 PM
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So thankful I live in Florida. My ZR1 is being built in 7 days. No snow for us, ha ha! Torch red, 3ZR, M7,ZTK, competition seats, red stitching, carbon fiber flash painted wheels.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:03 PM
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It takes a different mindset for sure to live in a very cold climate... but someone like me that lives in Texas where it’s hotter than 40 hells 9 months out of the year will gladly trade those cold snowy winter months up north. My wife’s parents live in the U.P. And they winter in the south, but occasionally we do Christmas at their house and I absolutely LOVE seeing all that beautiful snow over the visit there.

There’s always a way to get around up there... they use snow machines (we call em snowmobiles in Texas) to get around. Sleds, trucks, whatever... it’s not totally impassable, just cold and snowy. But the winter scenery is like no place you’ve ever seen until you experience it. It’s so peaceful looking and the pace of life there is what I probably enjoy the most.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:07 PM
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It's pretty but I'll stick with the south for 12 months of Corvette fun!
No offense, but Jonesboro, Ar. isn't "THE SOUTH". I have lived in Mountain Home, Ar. for 25 yrs & can speak from vast experience with so many winters here. 1st yr. Jan. '94, six days after moving into my home we got 18" snow & -6*. Folks who live in southern Fl. & western states such as Az./N.Mexico/southern Ca. have it made for truly getting the full experience of all year driving of our cars.

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Old 12-03-2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by madrob2020 View Post
No offense, but Jonesboro, Ar. isn't "THE SOUTH". I have lived in Mountain Home, Ar. for 25 yrs & can speak from vast experience with so many winters here. 1st yr. Jan. '94, six days after moving into my home we got 18" snow & -6*. Folks who live in southern Fl. & western states such as Az./N.Mexico/southern Ca. have it made for truly getting the full experience of all year driving of our cars.
I've been here for 67 years and did spend one winter in MI. Compared to that I am in the south. We can get snow here but it lasting on the ground more than 2-3 days is pretty rare. Now the ice storms are another story.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Supersonic 427 View Post
Most don't drive them in the snow and salt in the Northern US States and Canada because it is our "fun" car srtictly for pleasure when the weather is nice. Very few that I have seen are driven in the salt and snow.!
Nope, the Corvettes - and similar vehicles from other manufacturers - can’t navigate the very snowy and icey conditions of the winter wonderlands...physics.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:52 PM
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60 and sunny today in long branch N.J. Nice changing seasons but getting raped in taxes. Cant stay here much longer. Florida about to turn blue so thats out. Delaware ? Hmmm.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:44 AM
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That much snow would certainly be a deterrent to driving a Vette (or many other cars for that matter). But it sure makes for a beautiful picture.
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:59 AM
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Here's a hint: salt doesn't hurt Corvettes. Neither does water. Trust me: it won't melt!
Not so. You won't get body panel perforation, but there are lots of other parts that can corrode, from frames, to brake lines, to window actuating mechanisms, to various metal clips, to threaded fasteners..

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:18 PM
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I thought a couple of you guys might get a kick out of this picture taken yesterday in a town 70 miles from here where an un-named car mag conducted a snow tire test with a Vette and 911 and published it recently...(pause). Ok I stopped laughing..
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:34 AM
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Hopefully GM will give us a Urus fighter and you can have fun in the snow too lol
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
Hopefully GM will give us a Urus fighter and you can have fun in the snow too lol
If Corvette became a stand alone brand, we could certsinly expect that. I’ll settle for a Corvette version of the Cayenne... pros and cons to the idea. Porsche purists had a hissy when the SUV idea was hatched. Thats keeping their company alive right now.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:20 PM
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When you only get 6 months or so of good weather, you have to make the most of every chance you get to take the car out. We appreciate the nice days we get that much more than most people
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by farmington View Post
When you only get 6 months or so of good weather, you have to make the most of every chance you get to take the car out. We appreciate the nice days we get that much more than most people
We have to get one of these threads each year though.


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Old 12-06-2018, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Quick Silver Z View Post
We have to get one of these treads each year though.
there may be snow on the driveway, but there’s still fire in the garage...
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:14 PM
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This article reminds me of a journalist who goes to Vail and writes a “how to ski” article after spending a day on a groomed green run... not a clue what skiing a back bowl in crud up to his *** is about. Trust me on this folks, there are few places better than the twisty U.P. or northern Wis little traveled roads to drive a Vette in the late spring, summer and fall months. But put it away in November. The perfect snow conditions in this test are an exception, not the rule.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:04 PM
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Quick Silver Z View Post
thats it.. everything they say is true in 4 inches of light powder on a closed course.... like comparing driving conditions at Mid Ohio during your privately rented HPDE day to dodging potholes in heavy traffic on I-65 north to Chicago... garbage information.
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