Vette(s): Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79
Philip Aleo, 56, crashed his friend's C3 ‘Vette into a marsh on Sunday morning. When police arrived, he was standing on top of the trunk to avoid getting soaked by the mucky marsh water. A firetruck rescued Eleo from the top of the car and a tow truck was used to pull the poor C3 out of the water.
Vette(s): 1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather.
Pace Car is in the hands of a new caretaker.
That happen down in Wells, Maine where my daughter lives. Her husband called me to tell me about it and I though he was giving me a line of crap. The owner of the car probably thought the same thing when he got the call. Now that guy's definitely a real Masshole.
Vette(s): #1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile
#2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker
Adam Wartell said:
manchestershark said: FRIENDS! EBO Drove mine once. I was with him. He went slow, we were listening for a noise. I would have confiscated his if he crashed it.
Ebo drove my car once.......ONCE!
He messed up the engine and trans, just driving around a parking lot!
Adam, that so brought a big az grin to my face...that was soooo funny......Here's the rest of the story.... We had just finished putting a new distbuter in Adams car he needed to get home from the Ct. gathering I took it around parking lot and when in sight of Adam i steped on gas and brake over and over and he thought the car was still broke.....his face was priceless...as I drove up he said are you messing with me and I just gave him the ebo grin.....that was the first time he had actually met me.....
Adams' Apple said: Well.....I don't have any friends to start with, but iffin I did, I'd not be letting them drive my Corvette.
Awww Joel, don't make me drive over to your house and hang out. I know you don't want that. You have been the best of friends to many of us several times over and, in spite of your denial, you can't diminish the feelings we have for you for all you've done for us, and we do take all your spare time ( Online ). Hope we're not causing you grief with the wife, but don't that sound like friends to you bro. Sorry we don't know how to repay the kindness you've showed us, but we'd be happy to if we could.
Jimmy, (representing more friends of yours than most folks ever dreamed of ) chaw on that, my friend.
Jimmy B. Just can't wait to get on the road again.
Back on topic....If you let a friend drive your Vette, he must be a dang good one and you assume all risks when you let him or her behind the wheel. Don't let anyone drive it, if you can't bare the risk. Real friends are hard to come by....... and I know that might seem easier for me to say since I've got a backup, ....and you're right.
Jimmy B. Just can't wait to get on the road again.
Vette(s): 1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.
I know you all will think I'm crazy but it is only a
car. It is a car it is not my wife. Granted it is an 82 Collector Edition and if it were one of the earlier C3 I may think differently.
I have let a couple of kids from church drive mine with me
in the seat. I enjoy installing the dream of owning a corvette in them. They all love the style and it does not have the horsepower to get you in trouble.
I have let a friend take it
out for a test drive with his wife. They now have it on their dream list to own one.
I do have a two
close friends I would let have it for a day or weekender up the coast if they
Now my corvette is just a driver if it were a show car that
is a different story but then I would not be driving it around.
If it gets crashed it is insured and I would expect them to
pick up my costs but it is just a car.
Vette(s): 2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015.
Sold 1982 Red Coupe
I agree with Gilbert. It is a Corvette, but it is only a car.
Even the ones that went down the sink hole at NCM are only material things.
Friends are forever.
Anyone who wants to drive mine is welcome to.
Just stay safe.
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Ive let my daughter drive mine on a few short trips. I also have an uncle that I let drive it anytime he wants to but he knows anything happens to it and he bought it. I also agree with "its only a car". Id hate to see something happen but I could always start a new project! Rodney
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