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6/29/14 9:10am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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We all know the character of those we "hang with". If I misjudged them that badly, I'd take the blame if I tossed them the keys by mistake.

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6/29/14 11:25am - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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After seeing this post for a few days I really started to wonder what I would do.  I started to put my various friends in the situation and I can't think of a single one that would take it for a drive without me begging.  None would put themselves in a "let's see what this thing can do" situation. So I guess this question becomes an affirmation of the good bunch of people I hang out with.

Thanks, I need that reminder sometimes.


PS. If THEY owned a C7, I'm taking that baby to the track!!


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6/29/14 12:45pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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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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aceinthehole said:
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 )
                                                   chaw on that, my friend.



Well now Jimmie....I weren't really speakin of my C3VR friends.....I was speaking more of local folks. Thumbs Up
My C3VR family is a different story all together! I'd let any of ya'll drive either one of mine. Well...except maybe Albo....he's a little crazy.....LOL LOL LOL LOL

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6/29/14 2:46pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Adams' Apple said:

Well now Jimmie....I weren't really speakin of my C3VR friends.....I was speaking more of local folks. Thumbs Up
My C3VR family is a different story all together! I'd let any of ya'll drive either one of mine. Well...except maybe Albo....he's a little crazy.....LOL LOL LOL LOL


Oh, baby!  Throw me them keys!!

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6/29/14 10:07pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1978 Silver Anniversary Paint w/Mahogany Interior

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I'm with Joel on the C3VR crowd - I would probably let any of you take my car out - you folks already understand and respect these machines.  As for my other friends - I agree with Dave & Gilbert....it's only a car (mine's a driver too).  But I'm certainly not going to toss the keys to someone I don't trust.  I've let several local friends drive her for a short jaunt - brings a smile to to their faces.

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7/11/14 10:57pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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I would expect that all damage and related issues would be covered by that friend. As a boating safety instructor once said, "there are very few 'accidents', most are incidents that could have been avoided, but a choice was made."

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7/19/14 5:12pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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7/25/14 1:53pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Well, I did and he did!!!

I let a friend drive it, I was with him. It was just around the parking lots at a county park. He went slow. But when he went to park it, I started saying, "don't get to close to the curb because my front spoiler is real low"

Never got the full sentence out of my mouth and he ran the spoiler into the rocks smashing it into 2 pieces. He felt real bad, and offered to pay for it. I said don't worry, its a car. I took it home ,fiber glassed it back together, painted it and had it back on the "Beast" in 3 days.

Not only did he feel bad, but he was extremely embarrassed because about 15 of our friends and our wives were all right there in the parking lot and watched him do it!!

A year later he still gets razzed for it !!

He said he wont drive it again. LOL

Now I want to say, it is just a car. I built it to drive and enjoy. Now I am careful with it.

I have let a lot of people drive the "Beast". (I am in the car with them) I love watching the pure joy and excitement in their face as they drive it. I will give a ride to just about anybody that asks. I love letting little kids get in it and seeing the burn of "I want one of these when I grow up" look! Ignite the dream young in them of what a real car is! Not some rice burner. Well In think I've said enough !

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7/25/14 4:07pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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68vet427 said:.... He felt real bad, and offered to pay for it. I said don't worry, its a car. ...

A year later he still gets razzed for it !!



It's good that you didn't let him pay for it. That give you the rights to razz him for it forever! LOL

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7/28/14 5:36pm - Reply: 'Re: What would you do if your friend crashed your C3?'
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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

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I let three people drive my car! Me-Myself and I. Never have an argument about who is going to drive it when they use it either.

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