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1/24/12 2:06pm - Original Message: 'Nit Picky rant....'
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I wanna know just why the heck every generation of Corvette now has to be labeled as "C-somethingorother"?
I know...it's stoopid, but....until the '97 cars came out, there was never any "C" label attached to Corvette...it was "Solid Axles"('53-'62),  "Mid Years["Sting Ray" is also acceptable]('63-'67), and "Sharks"('68-'82)[again,"Stingray" is also acceptable up to the '77 models]. The '84-'96 cars were called "Late Models", for lack of a better term. Then, the press releases, and all of the internal GM literature called the new '97 cars "C-5", since they say it was the 5th generation of Corvette. Otay....I can deal wid dat, but...why all of a sudden does everyone now refer to the earlier car by a "C" designation? Personally, it sounds a little silly to me. I like saying Solid axle, or Mid Year, or Shark...I can't stand saying, or hearing "C-1, C-2", or "C-3".....it jest ain't rite!Angry
Why does this bug me so much? Who knows? It jest gits on me nerves, and I ain't got many of them left.

Now...I realize that this is the "C3 Vette Registry", and that's kewl....I gots little issue wid dat, otherwise I wuddn't be here all da time. I'm jest sayin....

I'm an old timer....I doesn't like change, especially if what I had afore was werkin jest fine. So...it's still Solid Axle, Mid Year, and SHARKS for me....
Thanky bury mooch....

It that so RONG?

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1/24/12 3:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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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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Now tell us how your really feel about owning a C3?  Beer 

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1/24/12 3:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Now Adam, I know that you "texans" are hard to learn new stuff but ya gotta come into the present time.  So get into that Deloran and come "Back to the Future"
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1/24/12 5:07pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Approve  I "C" what your sayin, and I agree.  I guess I is a "C" Shark.Confused

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1/24/12 8:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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C senior......me no habla.....
 
 
Maybe youre just going C-nile
 
Better than getting a C section I suppose...
 
 
 
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1/24/12 8:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Ebo,if'n yuz got sumpin on your C-hest dats buggin ya ,dont stew about it spit it out soz we can hep ya,nothin but luv broClownLOL 

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1/24/12 10:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Maybe you can talk the boss into changing the name to "SharkVR"....nah....that don't sound right Wacko

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1/24/12 11:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Maybe get Adam to change the name to Sharky's Corvette Registry!  LOL 
 
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1/25/12 9:07am - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Ermm Now, would that be a LOAN Shark, NOT Adam!  OR, GREAT Shark, All of us.  Perhaps a Hammerhead, some of the Muscle of the group. Do we all have to paint our cars GRAY to be in the "C" Tank? Big smile 

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1/25/12 9:53am - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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All kidding aside, I still kinda like the C? designation as a quick and easy way to tell what is what. It is clear then which is which, even though it was never meant to be the official designation. When you look at how they try to designate different eras of Camaros or Mustangs, it's a confusing method of using chassis designations (my Mustang is an SN95 or "New Edge", which to the average person means nothing and only serves to confuse others. So while you don't like it, Joel I think you can agree as a general term it is easier for the unenlightened to understand the eras. We all KNOW what our cars are, and can call them whatever we like! Just my .02! 
 
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1/25/12 10:15am - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Ron 78 said: Ebo,if'n yuz got sumpin on your C-hest dats buggin ya ,dont stew about it spit it out soz we can hep ya,nothin but luv broClownLOL 
Geezzz I was stayin out of this war.....I did'nt say nuttin.....
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1/25/12 12:30pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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I guess I came in,... in the middle of the movie. I just learned that way. I never dreamed I could own a vette, and then , WHAM, C3 city. Confused ( or shark soup )  Sorry Joel, some of us just don't know no better.

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1/25/12 2:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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So...I'm guessing for the responses, that it's just me. Oh well....just trying to hang on to any heritage these cars had. Cry

BlueBarry...what the heck are you doin drivin a Musturd anyway?Angry

 LOL LOL LOL

(my original intent for this thread was to simply get some action going on the forum here...it's been kinda slow. I figured I might as well stir the pot a little....)LOL

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1/25/12 4:22pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Thumbs UpClap  Kinda figured that was yer goal. 

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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It could be worse. We could all belong to The H2 (not hummer) bodystyle website. Then we'd sitting around and talking about our Buick LeSabre's, Bonnevilles and Olds 88's...........

At least Ebo would still be able to buy parts for them at Advanced......
 
 
 That theres one sexy ride........
 
I like our vettes waaaaay better......JMHO


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1/25/12 11:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Ummmm Rook, if'n i'm looking right at your picture there,  i think that car belongs to the K-vr site.... thinking that might be a K1?? K2?    (sorry, couldn't resist.... bad  bad jimmy... )

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1/25/12 11:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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You guys....yeesh....




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1/26/12 12:46am - Reply: 'Re: Nit Picky rant....'
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Loan shark, Hammer heads, Shark Soup. Who would have thought we could get so much mileage from this? We should form a Fast Action Response Team to look into it. Ebo do you want to be one of the leaders.

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Adams' Apple said: So...I'm guessing for the responses, that it's just me. Oh well....just trying to hang on to any heritage these cars had. Cry

BlueBarry...what the heck are you doin drivin a Musturd anyway?Angry

 LOL LOL LOL

(my original intent for this thread was to simply get some action going on the forum here...it's been kinda slow. I figured I might as well stir the pot a little....)LOL

Joel, we've had the Mustang since '99. When we got it cars like the Vette were out of the question since we had two kids that always wanted to ride in it (and I mean ALWAYS). It's a GT convertable that has been heavily modified and was a feature car in 5.0 and Super Fords magazine. Mike (Iron 82) and Barb and Frank (Bobbie's78) have both seen it. Adam has too, but I don't know if he remembers. I don't use it as much since we got the Vette because the group of people I have met on C3VR (there's that darn C3 again!) and locally with the Vette are so much better than the groups with the Mustang. You guys are the BEST! Once I fix something up, however, I don't like to let it go. Besides, my kids would disown me if anything happened to the Mustang. So THAT'S the story!
 
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Barry ummm did I hear that the Stang got run into once also???
How do they catagorizz the Stang years. How about that Ghia!
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