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10/15/10 6:05pm - Original Message: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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I always learn something on these trips and this last one was no exception.  I learned plenty on this trip and overheard quite a bit more.  The link to the list of overheard quotes (listed in the Anything Goes forum) is at the bottom of this post.
 
What I learned: 

Amish people wave at Corvettes

 

A toilet can snore

 

Old dogs living in small towns don’t care if you’re driving down the road – they will cross whether you’re coming or not, so you’d better stop

 

Women can drive Corvettes, but if three or more do it at once, it may be a bad omen for at least one of them

 

The official uniform of the Switzerland County Emergency Medical Service team is purple latex gloves and whatever else you were wearing when you jumped off the tractor (tattoos optional, but recommended)

 

In Indiana, they keep most of the curves in the southeast corner near KY and OH

 

If you drive a C3 Corvette (with vacuum operated headlights) above 9,000 feet altitude, the headlights will go up on their own

 

Driving through South East Indiana, you can suddenly find yourself in the middle of China

 

If you lose a Corvette Couple due to broken bones, you can call in their family to drive the car and join in on the fun

 

The term “sitting duck” was originally used to describe the vulnerability of an amphibious vehicle (duck boat) when in water due to it’s slow top speed (8 mph)

 

The Tommy gun was invented in the basement of a house in Newport, Kentucky

 

I learned how many C3VR members it takes to change a C5 battery (5 or more)

 

Laying across the bed does not keep you awake

 

Jugem warmers are the same thing as Pajugem warmers

 

I learned how many C3VR members it takes to push a C3 back on a trailer after it has fallen half off (6 plus 2 random deer hunters)

 

If you want to avoid incident or injury on a C3VR trip, stick with Butch

 

Before the Empire State Building was built, the tallest building in the world was in Cincinnati, OH

 

For the list of quotes, check out this post from the Anything Goes forum:  http://www.c3vr.com/forum/topic80886_post375323.html#375323

 

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10/15/10 7:11pm - Reply: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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So Marshal do you just like shout these thought's out for candi to write down? Or you write them down while your upside down on your back under the dash?Wink
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10/16/10 10:40am - Reply: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Al, I keep a note pad and jot down things, but as you will see, some get missed...  In reviewing my pictures from the trip (hopefully to be posted soon), I remembered a few more things:
 
Turtles can't stick their tounges out
 
It's important to make sure that your ramps are (and remain) securely attached to your trailer when loading or unloading your car
 
A Bud Light Tall Boy placed under a wheel ramp will prevent injury to a Stingray falling off of a trailer when ramps go away (ok, this one's hard to prove, but I think it's going to be harder to disprove it!)
 
 


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10/17/10 8:12pm - Reply: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Brownstown, IN - USA

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1969 Red Convertible

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Wow what a wonderful weekend.. The best thing Linda And I learned was how great the Midwest C3 bunch was. Even though we couldn't attend the whole event and we were the nube'es we felt like we have known you for a long time. We will definitely stay in touch and looking forward to the next event. Thanks to Butch for all your hard work. !!!!!  Tom

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10/18/10 5:50am - Reply: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Tom, glad to hear we didn't scare you off.  You and your wife fit right in with the group and we enjoyed having you along!

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10/22/10 8:50pm - Reply: 'Things I learned at the October Mid-West gathering'
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Dillsboro, IN - USA

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1969-427/435hp T top Tri-power 2000-Mag Red six speed convertible

Joined: 8/3/2003
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Thanks to all of you that attended the Vevay Mid West Gathering. It's because of you that the weekend was such a success. We are already talking about doing something similiar next October,
so any suggestions will be much appreciated. We couldn't have had better weather or better people to spend time with and hopefully, next year, we won't have to call 911Cry
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