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2/5/06 10:10pm - Reply: 'My buddy is upset'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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It's Okay Micki, You are a C3 owner who just happens to also own a C5. Which is a very good thing.   You are not just a C5 owner. The difference is clear.


   

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That "NASTY" C-5!!
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2/5/06 10:16pm - Reply: 'My buddy is upset'
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I'll 4th that compliment on your Vette, L82vette77

Did you buy it off of Ebay??

Just jokin'!

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2/6/06 6:16am - Reply: 'My buddy is upset'
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Lets change it at GM as Ferrari with some models : You MUST own some older ones before you can buy a new ! ( special editions , ok. )

So Micki , you are allowed to drive your C5 when the weather is not 100 %  so people don't mention so much passing cars ....

Sorry , C5 what's that ? are there others than C3 ?



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2/6/06 4:13pm - Reply: 'My buddy is upset'
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Ok I have to put in my 2 cents we had 20cm snow up here and I'm . Anyway I find that every time a Corvette passes me ( going the other way of course ) they always give the Corvette wave, C5  as well.

Now when it comes to shows the C5 guys usualy have their heads stuck inside a C3 when your not looking. All kidding aside there has always been a mis-conception that Corvette owners think their stuff don't stink.I have found  Old or New Corvette owners are pritty cool Guys and Gals.There are some you will never change no matter what you do. I would be realy concerned if I was hearing that the Mopar boys loved our cars.

 



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2/6/06 11:30pm - Reply: 'My buddy is upset'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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There are several distinct groups.  Some are new car status folks.  Some are Corvette lovers, no matter what year.

And then there are the other brand guys who also like our C3s.  They don't like to admit it, but they like them.

Of course the Mopar guys try to ...ahem..."Dodge" the issue   



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2/13/14 5:50pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Happens to me all the time as well!  My wife's girlfriends have C5 &6's and my wife thinks she is "Wilma Flintstone" riding in my '77!  My car is original and in damn good shape.  It was built on March 15, 1977 a few cars ahead of the 500,000th Corvette and somehow she just doesn't care about such trivia!  What's a guy to do?

Save the Wave,

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2/13/14 6:37pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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'68 (2), '75 (2), '86, '90, '98 (2), '06 (2), '10, '12 GS, '82 Collector Edition, '03, '90 C4 ZR-1

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46 Years ago at the time when the long, lean and muscular Third Generation Corvette's looks were backed up by the bigest and most powerful engines that GM had ever produced,  Corvette made a first year radical body styling change with the 1968 C3 Generation Corvette. 
 
30 Years later in 1998,  they would win the Motor Trend Car Of The Year, with the first Corvette to have a trunk since the 1962 Corvette with the second year C5 Corvette......I have both!
 
After selling my 2012 Grand Sport Roadster, I now have both...............a '68 C3 Rally Red stock Roadster and a '98 C5 Torch Red stock Roadster.
 
When I went home for lunch today, I couldn't help myself and had to drive the '68 back to work.  It was 58 and clear here in Colorado Springs, CO.  I love the simplicity of the '68 and as simple as it is, it's L-79 327ci 350 HT engine has 350 hp while my '98 is rated at 345 hp.
 
MPG is a different story with the '98 getting better than 30mpg on the road and the '68, well I just put gas in it and enjoy.   


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2/13/14 8:26pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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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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So True.  My C3 has been down for the better part of 3 months and in SoCal every day is a Corvette day.  

I starting to forget how wonderful it is to just get out a cruise.  

The first post on this thread is so true.  I see a C3 out on the road every couple of days as there are a lot of them in the San Diego area. 

I really do not know how you guys last the winter.  Not meaning to pull your legs just it is so much fun to just get out and drive.




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2/13/14 8:57pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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No offense to those that own C5s and C6s but I've stopped waving first.  I'll wave back if they wave first but they seldom do.  I'm more apt to wave at an old Chevelle or Camaro than a new Corvette - and they're more likely to wave back.  

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2/13/14 11:17pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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L82vette77 said:

 

JUST TO CONFIRM WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT---ONE FRIDAY AFTERNOON DRIVING HOME ON I-95 MINDING MY OWN BUISNESS, DOING ABOUT 78 MPH IN A 55 ZONE, I FELT SOMEONE PACING ME. I LOOKED TO MY LEFT AND THERE WAS A RI STATE TROOPER.  HE ROLLED DOWN HIS WINDOW--GAVE ME A THUMBS UP AND KEPT ON GOING.  SATURDAY AM I WAS BUYING A COFFEE AT A LOCAL DRIVE THRU WHEN THE LANDSCAPING CREW--ALL WOMEN IN THEIR 30'S--COMPLIMENTED MY VETTE.  SUNDAY AM, LEAVING A RESTAURANT, I STOPPED TO LET A VERY WELL DRESSED WOMAN IN HER 89'S WALK IN FRONT OF MY CAR AN SHE LOOKED AT MY WIFE AND I AND SAID "WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CAR".  AND OF COARSE ALL THE LITTLE KIDS IN THE NEIBORHOOD LOVE IT.   ANYWAY-- ALL AGES LOVE THE C3 VETTES.  CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS SUMMER.



These are the reasons I still have my LT-1, but you don't have to YELL.  Wink


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2/14/14 12:06am - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Colorado Springs, CO - USA

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tb2k82ce said: So True.  My C3 has been down for the better part of 3 months and in SoCal every day is a Corvette day.  

I starting to forget how wonderful it is to just get out a cruise.  

The first post on this thread is so true.  I see a C3 out on the road every couple of days as there are a lot of them in the San Diego area. 

I really do not know how you guys last the winter.  Not meaning to pull your legs just it is so much fun to just get out and drive.



I Colorado we have more that 300 days a year of sunshine.  If it's a Sat. and the sun is out and the roads dry I take mine out for a cruise.  I say I'm going  out to charge the battery.  If it's 30 or above and sunny I bundle up and put the top down.  It's exhilarating and you get the waves and looks. Sometimes we local vette owners gather for lunch at a local mamma pappa eatery.  It's what I have to do to keep from getting the shakes every time I walk by my '68 in the garage.



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2/14/14 7:23am - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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1975 Corvette 383 stroker w/Patriot 190 heads, Eagle stroker kit, Comp 279TH7 cam, DUI distributor, Edelbrock 7116 intake, Edelbrock 1806 carb, Hedman Hedders, TH400 w/TCI Breakaway 2400 stall, Transgo 1-2 shift kit.

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You guys in the warmer climate are really making this winter difficult. Can't wait for spring! I too like getting the waves and smiles from the kids...one kid asked me if that was the batmobile? I find Harley riders wave a lot and so do other guys in their classic cars; C6 owners not so much.





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2/14/14 11:04am - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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Case75 said:

You guys in the warmer climate are really making this winter difficult. Can't wait for spring! I too like getting the waves and smiles from the kids...one kid asked me if that was the batmobile? I find Harley riders wave a lot and so do other guys in their classic cars; C6 owners not so much.






I've had 3 C6s and my wife and always wave at every Corvette. 
 
Don't take it personal guys, In my C6 I've waved at C6s and not always got a return wave!
 
You never know how much into it a person will be.  I bought my '98 Torch Red Roadster from a guy who never had one and wanted one.  He said, "I've had it for 11 months and the thrill is gone, I want the money for a RV, so the family can go camping"
 
This car is bone stock with a 6spd and Z51 performance suspension package and at 15 yrs only had 63,335.  A 4 owner always in Colorado car.  It is as tigh as new and runs great  I dare say he didn't even know the tradition of the wave.
 
His lose was my gain.  Anyway don't brand all C5, C6 owners as being snobs especially with the C7s now out,  they my now be shunned


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2/14/14 1:31pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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To each their own. You'll find this sort of "exclusivity" permeates the passionate owners of whatever spins their crank. Case in point...Harley riders LOVE to wave at other Harley riders but sure as heck don't wave at any other motorcycles on the road....other than maybe an occasional 2 finger biker salute to a BMW here and there. Ducati riders used to be the same way. I picked up a Jap sport bike, made a custom solo seat and some other body work, changed the exhaust etc. and painted it with some leftover Ferrari paint a friend of mine had. Guess what...it looked like a wierd 907 peso or 851 Ducati...and ya they started waving at me...sooo funny. Then they'd walk up when parked and figure out it was a Honda CBR F1 Hurricane....ha ha ha!
Look, many of the C5/6 owners are looking for a world class sports car...they are not muscle car guys and just aren't curious about classic cars. Most don't turn a wrench. You see the same thing with Mustang owners etc. No biggy. I'm just happy the badge lives on. I'll tell ya what though, as a kid C3's were everywhere. I've never thought of them as "classic" cars until recently. When I was dragging my 72 home last Nov. I was surprised at the attention received at the gas station. I had 3 different people at one stop go out of their way to walk over the trailer just to say "nice car!". One was an affluent looking lady in a Lexus SUV. When my tow rig gave up and I dropped the vette off the trailer in a shopping center parking lot...surprise of surprises...3 teenage young lady's smiled and said nice car...now that I really didn't expect...and I'm 49 and thought hey this thing is cooler than I anticipated. Should be a fun summer running around Lake Tahoe! And I will avoid Incline Village....I hear ALL the snobs live up there. LOL!
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2/14/14 2:22pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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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 live is San Diego County and I will have to say that when driving my vette (have not for 3 months) I get return waves 90% of the time from all models.  I think it is a case of not knowing the tradition. Or being so distracted with what you are doing at the time and they are unable or do me see the wave.  

I sometime wave at C3 when not in my C3 and mostly get ignored.  Am I breaking a rule in doing that?  If you are not in one you cannotwave?

I had no idea about "the wave" until it was discussed one time on this forum.  In SoCal I would believe that it is mostly people not knowing more than be a snob.   
 
Cruising Lake Tahoe what great fun I have to drive 1 hour to get to any cruising roads and they are not anyway as pretty as the pine forest or the greenery in parts of the country that gets rain.  

Yes we warm country vette owners have a lot of advantages when it come to winter (especially this winter) but we typically do not have picture perfect places to drive close at hand.  Do not get me wrong we have some great country to see and visit but it just takes a little freeway time to get there. 


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2/22/14 5:40pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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1972 LT-1 Sunflower coupe 2004 Z06 Machine Silver

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I am another one of those C-3 and C-5 owners. Previously had a C-1. When I drive my C-5 and attempt to wave to another newer Corvette owner, I rarely get a wave back. When I am driving my C-3 and wave to an older Vette I almost always get a return wave.
 
Must say though I really like driving my C-5 (Z-06) long distances while my 72 LT-1 coupe with 3:70 gears is a little more of a chore for the long haul but a blast locally. Just my .02.  Thumbs Up
 
 
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2/23/14 9:18am - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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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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Funny. As I was reading this post, I didn't realize it started in 2006 until I noticed Micki saying she had "recently" bought a C5.
 
That said, this is an interesting post and I especially liked Ken's observation that someday the C6 owners will be like the C3 owners of today
 
However, I think the simple truth is this: the people who own C3's own them because they love the car and recognize that others who have them likely love them too - we are Enthusiasts.
 
SOME folks who own the more modern cars (as a newly minted C6 owner, I can attest that it's not ALL) have the cars because of how they expect to be treated or just from the status symbol standpoint. Those are the folks looking in as opposed to seeing out.
 
I'm glad to be one who sees the beauty in these cars, and in many cases, the people.


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2/23/14 4:19pm - Reply: 'Re: My buddy is upset'
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rmendoza said: 46 Years ago at the time when the long, lean and muscular Third Generation Corvette's looks were backed up by the bigest and most powerful engines that GM had ever produced,  Corvette made a first year radical body styling change with the 1968 C3 Generation Corvette. 
 
30 Years later in 1998,  they would win the Motor Trend Car Of The Year, with the first Corvette to have a trunk since the 1962 Corvette with the second year C5 Corvette......I have both!
 
After selling my 2012 Grand Sport Roadster, I now have both...............a '68 C3 Rally Red stock Roadster and a '98 C5 Torch Red stock Roadster.
 
When I went home for lunch today, I couldn't help myself and had to drive the '68 back to work.  It was 58 and clear here in Colorado Springs, CO.  I love the simplicity of the '68 and as simple as it is, it's L-79 327ci 350 HT engine has 350 hp while my '98 is rated at 345 hp.
 
MPG is a different story with the '98 getting better than 30mpg on the road and the '68, well I just put gas in it and enjoy.   


Your '98 actually has more horsepower than your '68.  They changed how they rated hp in 1972.  Your '68 probably has about 270 hp compared to your '98's 345.


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