Vette(s): Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79
Fellow members of C3VR,
I started C3VR 12 years ago to give C3 enthusiasts a place of their own on the web. There were a number of sites that covered all generations, but none that focused solely on the C3. I thought it would just be cool to have a website for folks to chat online about C3s. What I didn't expect to happen was something much more.
C3VR became a place where people made strong, lifelong connections with other people.
What started as relationships online, became meeting up with each other in person at member gatherings, the first of which was in Hershey, PA in 2003, and various national Corvette events. Has turned into important friendships with folks meeting up with each other on a personal level, just for the hell of it - not for a Corvette show - but because they want to see each other again.
Ok, this sounds like a dating site now, but those of you that have made these friendships know what I mean.
I know the group we have here is relatively small compared to the likes of the other big Corvette sites out there, but I think that is what makes our group so special.
I know I've mentioned before that one of my original intentions was for this to become a money making endeavor to become my full time job. And as most of you know, that never happened. I still work full time for "the man." And over the past 10 years (and especially the past 4) I've spent my non-working time with my family and being a part of Cub Scouting. My wife also works, so if she's not home, I'm watching the kids. I've considered that it would make my life easier if I were to abandon my VR sites, but I can not bring myself to let them simply disappear. I know there is a great bunch of folks here that would be very upset if C3VR went away. Not that that would keep you from keeping your connections with the friends you've made, but it would take away the hub of these friendships. So, you've probably noticed that I am not around here as much as I once was, but please know that I am keeping an eye on things here, and with folks like Norsky and Adams' Apple "having my back" when I'm not able to tend to things, you can count on C3VR being here for you.
It was hard for our members to loose some of our most well known members recently - Butch and Jani. Of course we've lost others over the past 12 years too, and each loss hurts. Which proves what a tight group we have - that losing them is felt so deeply by so many here.
It's also nice to know that we have each other in times of need. We're not just another website. We're a family!
I appreciate the support of this family and I am so glad to have come to know you all and have had the privilege to meet many of you in person over the past 12 years. I hope to see those people again, and meet even more of you over the next 12 years!
Vette(s): #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
HAPPY BIRTHDAY C3VR!!!!
you to ALL of the members here....it's the MEMBERS that make this a family style group. All passionate about the Shark cars....and keeping them alive and on the road. This is kinda like the coffee house where we all gather to discuss our latest endeavors, see who's doin what, and just generally shoot the bull. All without that nasty coffee smell....
____________________________________ Joel Adams C3VR Lifetime Member #56 My Link
Vette(s): 1972 T-Top 350 auto, matching numbers,Blue, ac
I just saw that tomorrow is my 10 the birthday in C3VR. I'm not a founding father but just a crazy gear head -shark nut
Like all the rest of you Thanks to all , you have been and will be the best help anyone can find. For any thing Big Al
Happy Birthday C3VR! Thanks for setting this site up, Adam and thanks to all the contributors - my car would absolutely not be in the condition it is today without the help I've gotten from this site. (Not even sure it would be running or if I would even have it anymore) C3VR's birthdays always remind me of my own "anniversary" - I bought my Vette in the summer of 2001, shortly before Adam started C3VR.
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: firstname.lastname@example.org, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
Vette(s): 2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe
----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS
I fully agree with all the opinions expressed here about how C3VR is much more than just a car club but more about an extended group of friends and family. I have made many good friends here and look forward to seeing them again at our annual gatherings. I wish I lived closer to the east coast where I could take part in the many events you hold there. I just want to thank Adam again for creating this site and wish everyone a HAPPY BIRTHDAY C3VR.
Vette(s): 1979 Corvette Coupe
Corvette Light Blue
Midnight Blue interior
Mirrored Glass T-tops
Happy Birthday to the greatest group on the planet, C3VR! I have met so many friends through this site I hesitate to mention any of them for fear of leaving someone out! I never thought a car could bring together so many people that all get along! The thing I like best about any time we get together is that you enjoy whomever you happen to be with, not a certain group. I will never leave this group (Oh, wait, I'm a Lifetime member, I don't ever have to leave )! The only bad thing about winter is that I won't get to see my Buds for a while! (But we always manage to have a few winter get-togethers!)
Vette(s): 1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed
Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats. .
1999 Covertible, 6 speed, Atomic orange, Oak interior
Jaws79 said: Happy Birthday to the greatest group on the planet, C3VR! I have met so many friends through this site I hesitate to mention any of them for fear of leaving someone out! I never thought a car could bring together so many people that all get along! The thing I like best about any time we get together is that you enjoy whomever you happen to be with, not a certain group. I will never leave this group (Oh, wait, I'm a Lifetime member, I don't ever have to leave )! The only bad thing about winter is that I won't get to see my Buds for a while! (But we always manage to have a few winter get-togethers!)
And a little off topic... but don't forget to wish Barry Happy Birthday today...
Vette(s): 2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015.
Sold 1982 Red Coupe
HAPPY BIRTHDAY C3VR.
NEXT YEAR YOU START THE TERRIBLE TEEN YEARS.
BLEMISHES HERE AND THERE.
TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.
THINK YOU'RE SMARTER THAN THE OLD FARTS.
DISCOVERING THE OPPOSITE SEX.
NEED MONEY FOR "FUN".
Thank you Adam for creating the website and improving it over the years. We all know that it requires a lot of your time and we all understand that you need to spend time with your real family. We are fortunate that you have an understanding wife. And it is great that you are involving your son in some of the events. If you can get him interested in website maintenance, he can be your assistant!
When I was reading your message, I was afraid you were going to tell us that you can no longer devote the time to C3VR and that you have sold the rights. That would make me very sad.
I was glad to read that you will continue to keep everything going. I know we sometimes goof around with you; post pictures that are too large; steal a thread; use meaningless titles; disappear for long periods of time; rite usin bad gramir und spelin; too wordy like this post. But at least you have ebo to keep us on the straight and narrow.
I am looking forward to our next Gathering and all the upcoming events where I can meet with all the C3VR members.
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