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Old 01-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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This seems like an appropriate times to acknowledge a few forum members. The buildup to the C7 reveal has been a lot of fun. Thanks Patrick for starting the forum and sticking around post-sale to offer your vette wisdom and provide insights into development, etc. Longtimer...you piss me off sometimes but I appreciate what you bring to the table. You're a passionate and knowledgeable dude. Chris Draper...you've done a killer job bringing "first view" images and info to the forum. Adonis...your new site is awesome! BKuper provides renders and chops and informed opinions. There are many others who have contributed to the experience...thanks to y'all as well.


It occurred to me the other day that I've been on this forum for 10 years. I wonder if I'm the only triple digit member who has never owned a vette. I just turned 50...so this is my year. Now I just have to figure out how my 130 lb Malamute will ride in the car. Maybe I'll keep the Tundra as my daily driver.
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Triple digit member as well but I've owned a couple of Vettes. As far as the dog, if the seat will hold a 130# person, it will hold a130# dog, 'Nuff said, it can be and has been done before. Not go get Vette, you deserve it
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Corvette is my life. I enjoy it and the people more than anything else in life. It has brought me more joy/anxiety/happiness/passion/adrenalin then anything else....and I don't even own one yet.

My passion for Corvettes started at age 12 when my grandparents bought a used 1989 Corvette. Now it runs through my blood.

Thanks for the acknowledgement

I too am a 10 year member. Joined when I was only 15 years old.
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Corvette is my life. I enjoy it and the people more than anything else in life. It has brought me more joy/anxiety/happiness/passion/adrenalin then anything else....and I don't even own one yet.

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except I've owned three, all C4's, and all three of them broke. Actually, one was broken for me but who's counting. (And, for what it's worth, placing the opti-spark directly adjacent to a water pump is a MUCH worse design decision than what shape the tail lights are.)

I hope to buy a new one someday...or a '66 coupe.
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Corvette is my life. I enjoy it and the people more than anything else in life. It has brought me more joy/anxiety/happiness/passion/adrenalin then anything else....and I don't even own one yet.

My passion for Corvettes started at age 12 when my grandparents bought a used 1989 Corvette. Now it runs through my blood.

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I too am a 10 year member. Joined when I was only 15 years old.
By my math that makes you 25. As a fellow 25 year old... get on it! Not saying its been the most financially sound or responsible decisions of my life, but I am currently on my 3rd vette, starting with my first C4 at the ripe old age of 19. And I have loved every moment of it! Whats money, when you have so much fun and create so many memories with these cars.
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10 years here too! I have taken my 110lb German shepherd for countless rides. Even a couple street runs lol
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Corvette is my life. I enjoy it and the people more than anything else in life. It has brought me more joy/anxiety/happiness/passion/adrenalin then anything else....and I don't even own one yet.

My passion for Corvettes started at age 12 when my grandparents bought a used 1989 Corvette. Now it runs through my blood.

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I too am a 10 year member. Joined when I was only 15 years old.
When I was 25 (back in 1975), I couldn't wait to turn 26 because that was the age where auto insurance became affordable for a young man. At 25, monthly insurance payments on a Vette would have been more than the car payment. I was married, just out of the navy, in college, and as soon as I turned 26 I sprung for a '74 Vette with 20k miles. It had been my dream car since about the age of 13, and it did not disappoint in the joy of driving. Hope you can get your hands on one soon -- and thanks for doing all the leg work for us in getting peeks at the C7.
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By my math that makes you 25. As a fellow 25 year old... get on it!
I am 25. First came college, then buying a house was priority. Next will be the Vette, hopefully within the next year. I want a C6 Grand Sport.
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I am 25. First came college, then buying a house was priority. Next will be the Vette, hopefully within the next year. I want a C6 Grand Sport.
That's a smart move. I was 25 when I proposed to my wife almost 4 years ago. Got married a year later, got the ZR1, then got the house. If I could go back, I would have gotten the house, the ZR1, then somewhere down the road got married . Just kidding, my wife would have killed me. Don't worry, the GS will come soon enough. Every day that goes by is one day closer.
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I joined the DC when we were trying to figure out how the C6 will look like. I remember Patrick's drawings, Brian's chops (of course the rear was the most intriguing part again) and all the enthusiasm we shared.
This is very very kind (and stylish) of You Atheris that 4 days before the Day you bring us together for a moment to acknowledge each other, to remind us for what we stand for. Yes, my favorite car has been Corvette from the age of 4, and it still holds a very special place in my heart although I never owned one.

I'm really glad you find the site awesome, I try my best. As you can see there are considerable amount of Corvettes. And this is only the beginning.
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Yes, Cris has been fantastic, thank you very much for all your efforts.... don't worry Cris, i didn't get my first corvette until i was 44. But it's been a blast! There will always be something in your way... a new dishwasher, furniture etc... all i can say is start your secret savings fund now... and you'll be ready in a few years and you can pick up a lovely C6 for 60% less ( or more if the C7 fails... not that i want it to but i'm sure the car will be great )
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Yes, Cris has been fantastic, thank you very much for all your efforts.... don't worry Cris, i didn't get my first corvette until i was 44. But it's been a blast! There will always be something in your way... a new dishwasher, furniture etc... all i can say is start your secret savings fund now... and you'll be ready in a few years and you can pick up a lovely C6 for 60% less ( or more if the C7 fails... not that i want it to but i'm sure the car will be great )
I don't know....I think the C6 is going to hold it's value very well considering the physical appearance of the C7.
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Bought my first vette (slightly used) when I was 27. House at 28. Wife at 30. I told her we could pick out another house together, but a Corvette would always be in the garage. Laid that on the table up front and it's about the only thing we've never fought about.
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My fiance and I bought our house this past July. We bought one with a 3 car garage with the intent of having a Corvette in the future.

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My fiance and I bought our house this past July. We bought one with a 3 car garage with the intent of having a Corvette in the future.

Good move! Will you be getting a great looking vette, or settle for a C7?

Seriously, there are some great deals to be had out there on C5s & C6s.
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