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6/6/14 8:00am - Original Message: 'What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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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.

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6/6/14 8:13am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Well.....I don't have any friends to start with, but iffin I did, I'd not be letting them drive my Corvette. Censored

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6/6/14 8:40am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Nobody drives my Vette but me and occasionally my wife! When my kids drive it it's only with ME in the other seat!
 
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6/6/14 10:03am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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I don't let anybody drive my vette......... then again my vette is not drivable yet.  So there.

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6/6/14 10:57am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

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Expect her to pay for it.  What the insurance doesn't cover, she will.  If not, sue.

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6/6/14 12:34pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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WEST SENECA, NY - USA

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Well if I was still in my 20's and 30's I'd probably beat the living buh jeezus out of him. 
If I was still in my early to mid 40's I'd probably give him a good ear lashing until I lost my voice. 
Now I'm heading to the 50 mark I would say nice going jacka$$, I guess I'll let the insurance hand it. Then go out and buy myself a C7. Big smile


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6/6/14 5:12pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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I had Dad's '69 427 roadster today.  Brought it home last night, and drove it to work today.  It's almost too much stress to enjoy it.  I think if I crashed it, I'd just leave the country out of shame!

Here it is at work this morning, along with my co-worker's 60th anniv. Grand Sport.




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6/26/14 10:57am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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nobody drives mine but me. 

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6/26/14 6:57pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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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.   

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6/27/14 6:54am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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Ermm FRIENDS! EBO Drove mine once. I was with him.Evil Smile He went slow, we were listening for a noise. I would have confiscated his if he crashed it.

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6/27/14 7:34am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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manchestershark said: Ermm FRIENDS! EBO Drove mine once. I was with him.Evil Smile 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!  Angry


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6/27/14 8:07am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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I would have to do just one thing if a friend trashed my car.  Call my daughter! Now, they're in trouble.

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6/27/14 9:04am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Big smile YES, and Manchester and several others did the repairs to get it back on the pavement.

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6/27/14 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Adam Wartell said:
manchestershark said: Ermm FRIENDS! EBO Drove mine once. I was with him.Evil Smile 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!  Angry



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.....
He also forgot to say he drove mine that day.


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6/27/14 3:44pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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ditto for me I'm the only one whose drove my car. although my son wants it next week to put in a parade....

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6/27/14 8:06pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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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. Censored


 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 )
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6/27/14 8:12pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

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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.

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6/27/14 11:37pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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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.

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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 wanted. 

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.  


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6/28/14 6:37am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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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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6/28/14 8:08pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

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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!
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