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  • Your Best Corvette Moments

    Thanks for listing the five best Corvette experiences in your life! And for sharing, how many years since you bought your first one?





    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    I bought my first Corvette, a new 2001 Millennium Yellow coupe on May 4th, 2001. I was a Mustang guy before that.

    My best Corvette experience was sometime in the early 80s. I was working nights busing tables at a high end restaurant in Pensacola, FL to pay for college. A young Navy flight student wanted some ice cream for him and his date and we did not serve ice cream. He gave me the keys to his new C3 and sent me down the street to a Dairy Queen. I was driving a worn out 66 Mustang at the time so getting to drive a new Corvette was quite a thrill.

    Buying the first one would be next on the list.

    In 2011 I bought my 66 coupe which I still own.

    The 2016 Z06 coupe that I owned for three years is the most amazing car I've ever driven.

    Joining the NCM in 2003 has to be on my list.
    1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
    2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

    NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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ID:	43844All Time top 5 Corvette moments for me:
      5- Working for the Konner family, certainly the first family of Corvette.
      4-Buying my very first Corvette, 1959 Corvette Black with Red interior.
      3-Winning the CHEVROLET backed National Corvette Sales Contest the only two years GM had it, 2011/2012...the prize was a trip to Lemans Race in France.
      2-Hanging with Larry Shinoda and Zora Duntov for 12 Summers in a row at Konner CHEVROLET.
      1-The Mid Engine Reveal will be epic for me because of my friendship from long ago with Mr Zora Duntov. So although it hasn’t happened yet...I have been to several reveals before but the C8 reveal July 18th will be the best.

      Mike Furman
      www.corvettefurman.com
      Last edited by Mike Furman@Criswell; 07-05-2019, 04:05 PM.

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      • #4
        1) First Corvette I ever remember seeing, and got a ride in, was a three week old, 1963 split window, Sebring Silver, red interior, 340 HP, 4-speed, factory air. It started my Obsessive Corvette Disease.

        2) After a 35 year subsequent wait, getting our daughters through college and building our own house, we got our first Corvette, a new 1998 C5 that arrived November 23, 1997. That was the very time I ever drove a Corvette.

        3) Tie: Doing a Buyers Tour, two days of bliss walking down the assembly line watching our C6 Z06 being built; tied with doing a Buyers Tour for our C7 Z06.

        4) Driving our 3 Corvettes throughout 35 states (4 more states being checked off in this August’s National Corvette Caravan).

        5) Attending the 1.13.13 reveal ( a truly top ten event in my entire life).

        NEXT: Attending 7.18.19 which will replace one of the above.

        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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        • #5
          Seeing my first Corvette- an orange 69, 1.13.13 C7 Reveal, being a member of the NCM Spire Society and Zora Arkus Duntov Society, upcoming NCM C8 Delivery...
          Last edited by dolfanlon; 07-05-2019, 06:42 PM.

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          • #6
            Boy this could go on forever. My first Corvette experience was in 1970 at the age of 16 I bought my first Corvette. A 1957 Fuelie from a , I call him a kid, looking back at the story, but he was a 31 year old man that got this car for his graduation present from High school and totally abused the car while in College in the years 1957 through through 1961 then the car sat in his parents garage till 1970. The car was a real rat. He had great stories and some pictures that would make most Corvette fans ill of his buddies at the Frat house laying on the hood of this car etc. I paid $700 for the car and drove it home. Never told my step dad as he owned a Chrysler Dealership at the time and anything but a mopar was not accepted in our driveway. Anyway , I did not have the money to restore the car at the time and flipped it for $1,100 . I took that money and bought a 1963 Yellow Corvette Convertible for $1,200. At the time I had looked at a split window coupe for $1,100 but wanted a convertible. Had I only known. Then I bought a 66 convertible for $1,600 in 1972 and headed from New York to College inn Florida. Got to the sunny state sold the 66 for what I had in it and purchased a 68 in 73 for $2,500/ Again had I known. Not to mention the 67 427t tri [owert in the summer of 73 while back up in new York that summer I passed on for $2,800 , thought it was too much as I got a new 327 newer body 68 for same money. Who knew we all maybe making a similar mistake today trading away our last year FE Corvettes for the ME. But at this age the time that will tell does not afford to some of us. I could go on , I have only begun my Corvette journey and ended it in 73 It keeps going. Maybe for another day.

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            • #7
              I n the late 1950s, had a lot of older cousins who were car guys and who knew lots of other car guys. Mos of these guys had old Chevys and Fords, some with a newer V8 dropped in. Most of these cars were scary fast because they didn't handle, were on poor suspensions and even poorer tires. But one guy in the group had a 1958 Corvette and, as an 11 year old, he gave me the ride of my life on the country back roads of Western Massachusetts. That was number one.

              I saved most of my lawn mowing and other job money, and in 1966 at age 19, bought a 1964 bright red C2 roadster with a 365 hp solid lifter engine. That was number two, 53 years ago.

              Unfortunately, after buying the car, I was pretty broke. But the girls I knew were thrilled to go for a ride. One of my big cheap dates was to go the 15 miles into Manhattan, and give a young lady a complete tour from Washington Heights to the Battery. It was fun. That was number three.

              In 1967, I took the C2 on a trip to Montreal and Expo 67. Everybody in Quebec was fascinated with the car. That was number four.

              And fifth, was some of the high speed exploits which we are not allowed to brag about on honorable web sites such as this. I had a few with the C2;. And an unintentional one with the c7.

              And the bonus sixth, which is kind of bitter sweet, I sold my old friend to a nice young man who was mechanically inclined and wanted to give it a substantial refresh. I think it went to a good new owner.

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              • #8
                In 1970, when I graduated from high school, I had a friend from a nice family that was also in a very comfortable fiscal position. For his high school graduation the following year, his father gave him a brand new, War Bonnet Yellow colored, Stingray coupe. It was a present for him to take to school with him when he went off to the University of Pennsylvania. As I recall, I drove with him to Philadelphia to help him with the lengthy drive from Northern Minnesota. It kept the Corvette fever brewing in the back of my mind for many decades and now, for the very first time, I am going to succumb to the urge to own one. I cannot tell you how hard it has been to wait to see this in the flesh!
                Last edited by ltomn; 07-07-2019, 12:39 PM. Reason: Clarity

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                • #9
                  A few years ago I was on the West Coast driving my C7 Corvette. I had my Vette parked in Beverly Hills and a VERY attractive female looked at the car and said to me, That's a beautiful car. Turned out that VERY attractive female was the actress Heather Locklear.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by WBT View Post
                    A few years ago I was on the West Coast driving my C7 Corvette. I had my Vette parked in Beverly Hills and a VERY attractive female looked at the car and said to me, That's a beautiful car. Turned out that VERY attractive female was the actress Heather Locklear.
                    I had a similar experience in 1986, I was leaning up against a Gold Metallic 1986 Corvette and Brooke Shields walked out of the local Gym and started talking to me about the Corvette. She has always been a beauty but Heather Locklear back in the day was a knockout.

                    Mike Furman

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                    • #11
                      A different kind of Corvette experience. About a decade ago friend took his family to a Reba McEntire concert. As it was over, his three year old grandson noticed Reba coming out the back door and walking to her Corvette, so his grandson screams out so everyone within 100 years could here, “Reba’s got a ‘Vette, Reba’s got a ‘Vette.” She heard this and next thing she was over and talking to my friend and his whole family about her Corvette. Reba is a lady in every sense of the way.
                      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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                      • #12
                        Another Corvette moment I thought of, driving my '70 on the track at Talladega.

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                        1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
                        2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

                        NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brad66 View Post
                          Another Corvette moment I thought of, driving my '70 on the track at TalladegaH]
                          Now that is COOL!

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