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Daughter and I went for a ride (8/18)
 3/18/07 9:44pm
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Gresham, OR - USA

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1977 Maroon T-Top


Joined: 9/4/2006
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My son is in 8th grade; starting HS next year Confused.  (How'd I get that old....)  Occasionally I'm home when he leaves for school.  When I ask if he wants a ride rather than take the school bus, he asks "In which car?"  If I say the Vette, he wants a ride.  Any of the other vehicles, he passes. 

Shortly after I got the Vette, my daughter (who is in 5th grade) was telling her friends that her mom got a Corvette.  She couldn't believe their response...."What's a Corvette?"   Shocked

Daughter and I went for a ride (9/18)
 3/18/07 10:52pm
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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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Man, your lucky Karen, your kids love your Vette and they like to spend time with you in it....Cool  I went to the new car show today with my son (24).  I had to baby sit some vet club members cars there for my club, then we went lookin' at the (Fugly) new cars.  When I got home all I could think about was driving the Gold Thang.  Josh (my son) wanted to go look for some CD's so we went in the Gold Thang My son goes, "Gee Mom, why do you always want to drive this old thing for, let's take the C5."  "If I were you, I would sell it and buy a Lincoln." ShockedShockedDead  I swear, I don't know where that boy came from! Shocked  I'll have to leave it to someone else (that appreciate it for what it is) when I pass away (hopefully a long time from now). CryCry
Daughter and I went for a ride (10/18)
 3/19/07 11:13am
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Riverhead, NY - USA

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1981 Cream exterior, camel interior. Looks great, runs good.


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I feel you Karen, my daughter is 10 and my son is 12. I love to drive the vette with my daughter. Sometimes she's interested other times she'd rather play with her Bratt dolls. I really want her to have the car when I'm gone. Want to add her to the lady vette owners. Guess it'll come in time. My son is somewhat interested but would rather play video games! Picked him up from school one day got a lot attention from the kids and teachers.
 
Oh well, don't mind driving alone too!
 
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Daughter and I went for a ride (11/18)
 3/19/07 12:12pm
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs


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My prob is my 2 girls 7 and 13 want seat time...  Do they make a 1 passenger.. lol...  70 degrees?!?! we were 80 on wed and 9 inches of solid ice fri/sat..  Im down another few more weeks..
Daughter and I went for a ride (12/18)
 3/19/07 12:33pm
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Riverhead, NY - USA

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1981 Cream exterior, camel interior. Looks great, runs good.


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Oh, yeah. Left work Friday walked out to an ice storm. Thought I'd be cleaning the vette soon. NOT! Sooooo ready for spring! FLordia's starting to look good. Maybe this wknd.
 
 
Daughter and I went for a ride (13/18)
 3/19/07 12:41pm
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Doylestown, PA - USA

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1973 Corvette, 74,000 miles


Joined: 1/21/2007
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I got out last Thursday, it was close to 80. Tops off and having fun. Today it is 40 with 3 inches of ice on the ground.

 
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Daughter and I went for a ride (14/18)
 3/19/07 1:36pm
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II


Joined: 4/16/2005
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My 16 yr old daughter walks into the garage and says my car is beautiful (vetteBig%20smile) and mom's car is beautiful (94 BMW 325isBig%20smile) I want one of them not (beater 96 Aerostar VanLOL). I told her it only took me 47 yrs to get the vette so she might have to wait a whileRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing. I did promise her though, if she can keep a clean driving record and good grades I would buy her something. So this summer I will start looking for a mid 90's mustang with a v6, no v8's for her, she likes to use the power.LOL
Daughter and I went for a ride (15/18)
 3/19/07 10:05pm
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe


Joined: 7/12/2004
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It won't be long before they'll want the keys to the Vette instead of just a ride to school.

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Daughter and I went for a ride (16/18)
 3/19/07 10:09pm
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Gresham, OR - USA

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1977 Maroon T-Top


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[QUOTE=dwright]It won't be long before they'll want the keys to the Vette instead of just a ride to school.[/QUOTE]

I know!  And that scares the #(@& out of me.  I believe that giving young drivers the keys to a sports car is like handing a little kid a loaded gun!  It's just not a good idea...  Once they have a few miles under their belt, I will let them drive it as long as Mike or I are in the passenger seat.  Their already arguing over who gets it when I'm dead...Cry  I told them I was going to be burried in it LOL.  (Not really; I couldn't do that to a Vette!)




Daughter and I went for a ride (17/18)
 3/19/07 10:27pm
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II


Joined: 4/16/2005
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I have a 1966 MGB that I have let my daughter drive while I am a passenger(never the vette). Plus it is teaching her how to drive a stick. We are in a small town so not much traffic to worry about. She still has not mastered the technique of driving a manual. We are at a light waiting for traffic to clear (2 cars) so she can turn left. Just as the 2nd car clears (its the policeLOL) she revs the engine up and drops the clutchShocked. Does a little burn out with this 4 cyl. The cop must have figured it was a rookie cause he didn't come after us. At the next light a couple pulls along side in there new dodge magnum(they were behind us at the light) and asks my daughter if we have a Hemi under the hoodRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing.
Daughter and I went for a ride (18/18)
 3/19/07 10:28pm
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#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.


Joined: 8/21/2004
Posts: 4273

Right after my son said I should sell the Gold Thang for a Lincoln........he asked if he could drive it.  Go figure! Confused