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Old 05-07-2013, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rcallen484 View Post
Next year at this time, Joe, tell us what the net effect has been. OK? What do you see here?




VODKA !!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:17 PM
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I've been a long time corvette owner, going back to my 1963 silver-blue split window coupe and ending with my tenth corvette, a 2008 atomic orange convertible. These cars cover many years of my life and corvette shows and Corvettes at Carlisle. I still have my collection of Corvette News magazines and posters draping my garage walls of favorite corvettes. I spent countless hours reading anything corvette from Car and Driver to All Corvettes Are Red. The Corvette Black Book was always updated and a regular reading piece when I was bored. I went to Mecca or better known as Bowling Green to not only see building of my favorite car, but to see how I could get my 2001 ordered Z06 color changer to Millenium Yellow. Totally drove my wife nuts and took the tour twice in a day
My reward at Bowling Green was to have a worker on the line sneak me into the backlot to take me for a ride in a car I had ordered, but never drove - a Z06. Then to drive around the parking lot to see a black Z06 and a gentleman standing next to it. I had to stop and only to find out he was an engineer driving the Z06 looking for a "thud" in the transmission. Again, I was rewarded with a special drive by a great guy!
That engineer gave me the e-mail address of Jim Campbell who he felt would assist a long time vet owner get his dream color. When I returned from my trip, I e-mailed Mr. Campbell with my story of woe and much to my surprise, he not only answered me, but my dealer received a call from him stating he was changing my order from silver to Millenium Yellow! I will never forget the courtesy extended to me by Mr. Campbell. Side note was when I ordered the silver exterior, after my dealer said I would never get the yellow, I also ordered the red/black interior. The car came in with the red/black interior. In my excitement I never thought to ask about changing the interior color to all black. Mine may have been one of the few yellow with the red/black interior Z06's.
Why after all these years I decided to leave the faithful corvette group? After seeing the C7 I was not inspired as I have been in the past. Just looked like a different beast, not the same look, but a more "techno" appeal. Maybe I've just gotten too old and it is now a corvette for a new generation.
After feeling that I had lost my best friend I decided to look at some other vehicles to fill the void I felt. I had a open field since I had just lost my car to Hurricane Sandy! After researching the usual suspects I decided to stop by a dealer to look at the remodeled carrera 911 known as the new 991 series. I have to admit I was smitten! Maybe it was the classic design or the smooth power rush or fit and finish, or has age just caught up with me? Either way I ordered a new 2013 carrera.
Having received my new car and only putting 156 miles on it, I must admit it brings me back to that feeling I had for many years with my corvettes! I just felt the need to express to my corvette faithful how much I enjoyed my corvettes and only hope that all of you thoroughly enjoy your new C7's!
Maybe the new design will bring a younger group to the corvette breed. I can say that maybe, at least this old timer, it was time to move on. I wish all of you many happy miles of driving!
Your choice is good for you. Good luck with your Porsche.
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Originally Posted by michaelinmech View Post
VODKA !!!!!!
I'm thinking that is EXACTLY what he will see, if not 151 rum
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:30 PM
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Whatever. Bye.
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God Forbid him to dislike the C7! Some of you guys are Pathetic!
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Congrats on your soon to be new car. Nothing wrong with the Porsche in my book. It's a beautiful car! I hope you enjoy it and I hope it treats you well!
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Congrats on your soon to be new car. Nothing wrong with the Porsche in my book. It's a beautiful car! I hope you enjoy it and I hope it treats you well!
Hey, I've seen those eyes somewhere??
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Next year at this time, Joe, tell us what the net effect has been. OK? What do you see here?

A glass twice a large as it needs to be.
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Well written. Enjoy your new ride. You'll come back at some point.
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Originally Posted by oxford98 View Post
I've been a long time corvette owner, going back to my 1963 silver-blue split window coupe and ending with my tenth corvette, a 2008 atomic orange convertible. These cars cover many years of my life and corvette shows and Corvettes at Carlisle. I still have my collection of Corvette News magazines and posters draping my garage walls of favorite corvettes. I spent countless hours reading anything corvette from Car and Driver to All Corvettes Are Red. The Corvette Black Book was always updated and a regular reading piece when I was bored. I went to Mecca or better known as Bowling Green to not only see building of my favorite car, but to see how I could get my 2001 ordered Z06 color changer to Millenium Yellow. Totally drove my wife nuts and took the tour twice in a day
My reward at Bowling Green was to have a worker on the line sneak me into the backlot to take me for a ride in a car I had ordered, but never drove - a Z06. Then to drive around the parking lot to see a black Z06 and a gentleman standing next to it. I had to stop and only to find out he was an engineer driving the Z06 looking for a "thud" in the transmission. Again, I was rewarded with a special drive by a great guy!
That engineer gave me the e-mail address of Jim Campbell who he felt would assist a long time vet owner get his dream color. When I returned from my trip, I e-mailed Mr. Campbell with my story of woe and much to my surprise, he not only answered me, but my dealer received a call from him stating he was changing my order from silver to Millenium Yellow! I will never forget the courtesy extended to me by Mr. Campbell. Side note was when I ordered the silver exterior, after my dealer said I would never get the yellow, I also ordered the red/black interior. The car came in with the red/black interior. In my excitement I never thought to ask about changing the interior color to all black. Mine may have been one of the few yellow with the red/black interior Z06's.
Why after all these years I decided to leave the faithful corvette group? After seeing the C7 I was not inspired as I have been in the past. Just looked like a different beast, not the same look, but a more "techno" appeal. Maybe I've just gotten too old and it is now a corvette for a new generation.
After feeling that I had lost my best friend I decided to look at some other vehicles to fill the void I felt. I had a open field since I had just lost my car to Hurricane Sandy! After researching the usual suspects I decided to stop by a Porsche dealer to look at the remodeled carrera 911 known as the new 991 series. I have to admit I was smitten! Maybe it was the classic design or the smooth power rush or fit and finish, or has age just caught up with me? Either way I ordered a new 2013 carrera.
Having received my new car and only putting 156 miles on it, I must admit it brings me back to that feeling I had for many years with my corvettes! I just felt the need to express to my corvette faithful how much I enjoyed my corvettes and only hope that all of you thoroughly enjoy your new C7's!
Maybe the new design will bring a younger group to the corvette breed. I can say that maybe, at least this old timer, it was time to move on. I wish all of you many happy miles of driving!
...me too, went to put my name on the list for allocations of the '14 GT3 just yesterday.
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