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5/1/08 7:20am - Original Message: 'Mystery Transporters'
6880Mike
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My daily commute is on I-65 north of Bowling Green.  Twice this week I have passed transporters of yellow C6 coupes headed south on I-65 in the direction of the plant.  One of these coupes had a black hood accent but I cannot say the others had a similiar treatment.  No other graphics have been visible.   Anyone know why 20 yellow coupes would be headed south in the direction of Bowling Green and the plant? 
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5/1/08 11:19am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Rejects.
They are headed back to get the final coat of RED PAINT.


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5/1/08 11:50am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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5/1/08 1:52pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Doesn't GM have a hidden developement lab/ workshop in the detroit area
just for Corvette developement?? Perhaps some prototypes on the way back to Bowling Green for rework or ???
Just a thought
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5/1/08 1:58pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Wait a minute I think BLACK is the next coat to be sprayed on these Vettes (cause yellow & red makes orange).LOL

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5/1/08 7:09pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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[QUOTE=dwright]Rejects.
They are headed back to get the final coat of RED PAINT.
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5/1/08 8:55pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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That proves NOTHING, Marshall!




Mike...were the transporters full, or did they have an open spot or two? If there was an empty space, they may have just delivered to a Dealer just North of the plant, and then turned back for more deliveries south...it could happen, if those particular colors,or particular cars, were destined for specific outlets at specific times....who knows?
This could be interesting...

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5/2/08 7:03am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Completely full.  A total of ten yellow coupes on each transporter.  I emailed the plant in the hopes of getting an explanation but have not yet received a reply.
 
None today (Friday).
 
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5/2/08 7:21am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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5/2/08 7:38am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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[QUOTE=dwright]Rejects.
They are headed back to get the final coat of RED PAINT.
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Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing  LOL
Or maybe the dealer returned them cause they were the wrong color.


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5/2/08 11:02am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Email from the plant this morning says they have no idea what's going on.
 
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5/2/08 12:02pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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STOLEN!!!!???Shocked

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5/2/08 7:39pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Must have been race cars. The fastest only come in Yellow! Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing

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5/2/08 7:56pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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[QUOTE=MikeGolf78]Must have been race cars. The fastest only come in Yellow! Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing[/QUOTE]
 
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5/3/08 8:22am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Good one Mike! Greetings from Charleston.

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5/3/08 10:52am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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Maybee there giving them to C3 members

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5/3/08 8:05pm - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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[QUOTE=6880Mike]  One of these coupes had a black hood accent but I cannot say the others had a similiar treatment.  [/QUOTE]
 
Callaways?


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5/14/08 12:36am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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srj jr here... just saw half a truck load of yellow 08's tonight(tuesday) in Manchester Tn,  about 140 miles south of Bowling Green.  The driver was staying at a Ramada Inn, sooo, i decided to go investigate.  The yellow's had a black stinger type paint job on the hood, and partially on the roof(best i could see).. and had a fender badge ZHZ,  sooo did a little online snooping,  come to find out, these are for Hertz rental agencies... the ZHZ, HZ standing for Hertz(if you are familiar with the measurement Hertz, its abbreviated HZ..(those of you that aren't familiar with the measurement of Hertz, well.. its a unit of cylcle, such as AC current is at 60 Hertz per second, meaning it alternates back and forth 60 times a second...), anyhow, just thought i'd help out with the scooby doo mystery.. :)



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5/14/08 7:10am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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We may have a winner!
The only thing I could find for Hertz using Corvettes was for Convertibles, tho.
This does seem to be the answer to the mystery, anyway!
Thanx Jimmy!

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5/14/08 7:11am - Reply: 'Mystery Transporters'
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[QUOTE=stingrayjim]...these are for Hertz rental agencies... just thought i'd help out with the scooby doo mystery.. :) [/QUOTE]
 
Aha!  Hertz!!  Makes sense.  Thanks StingrayJim.
 
FWIW:  I haven't seen any additional transporters this week or last.
 
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