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    Just joined after ordering my new C8. Never owned a Corvette, but 50 years ago my brother, who was in the Air Force, got orders for Viet Nam. He had a 7 month old C3-something close to British Racing Green. He could only afford the base car-small engine and no AC. He asked me if I would drive it for a year while he was gone. I was a brand new Army Lt, so it was a no brainer. However, after about 6 months I ended up at Ft Gordon, GA-where they trained all the MP's. There was somebody hiding behind every tree and stop sign, and the speed limit was 20 mph. I could just barely go from first to second at 20 mph and the car would lug. Then, to top it off summer came to Augusta GA. Do you know how hot it is during the summer at Ft Gordon-with no air conditioning in a car with virtually no firewall?I took it back home a month before my brother arrived, cleaned it up well and left it in the garage. My father was dumbfounded. Well, I have wanted my own Corvette ever since.
    One of my main reasons for getting the car is to introduce my grandchildren to a real American sports car with a true normally aspirated V8 engine. Being a baby boomer I remember the thrill of the introduction of every American car at each dealership; and the meaning of the freedom of driving and caring for your own car. I fear that will be gone in the not-too-distant future, and I want my grandchildren to understand. One of my first joys will be to go to a nearby track with an instructor who will teach all in my family willing to participate how to drive my new C8 on the track and road. Then I guess they will go on to some kind of self driving magic ride long after I am gone! Bless you, Corvette, for giving us one last shot.
    Ceramic Gray Metallic Z51 w/TT interior Spec Grey Wheels

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    Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum.

    congrats on the incoming c8.

    Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 2LT or 1LT depending on when i get the call..Ill flip a coin at that moment..same for E60


    • #3
      Congratulations on your order and welcome to the site, always fun to read the other members stories ....
      A thought if I might ...


      • #4
        Great backstory! Thanks for sharing it. If you have not yet heard about GM’s Corvette Owners School at Spring Mountain, I am among thousands who have gone and loved the experience. The fun alone was worth the $1,000 (greatly defrayed by GM) cost. Also made me not only a much better track driver but a street drive two (and I am have 2,000,000 miles since I had my last accident as a teenager — well other than a **** who rear ended me).

        Lots of threads about Spring Mountain on our forum if that is a new subject to you or anyone.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; 5VM vis CF ground effects pkg; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

        Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum.

        Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


        • #5
          MrBluster awesome history and to pass along the history to your family is priceless. I am amazed at some of my friends teenagers who have no interest in driving and could care less if they ever get a vehicle.
          Rocket City Florida