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It has been a long while.....

When I had my Viper GTS I could not take a cruise without my son coming with.
Since then I have had many cars, 4 C6 Vettes, a 03 Cobra with 492rwhp, a 350z, a 332rwhp Ram Air TA, and a 461rwhp 92 Mustang.

Occasionally my son would ask to take a cruise.

NOW, I can't even start the car and HE MAGICALLY APPEARS befpre I can back out of the garage.

As soon as he hears the THUNDEROUS RUMBLE and RUMPITY RUMP of the Z06's cam he is there in an instant.

Today, he made me follow a FORD GT on a single lane road and we ended up at a car show (I HATE CAR SHOWS) and we hung out for 6 HOURS at the show and walking around Peddlers Village.

The Z06 was a small price to pay for times like this.:thumbsup:

Some pics of us starting our day together....











I think you can tell we are BOTH having fun again.:thumbsup:

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looks sweet,:thumbsup: it won't be long before he's behind the wheel.
 

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I don't know about that, my insurance company will surely have their opinion on that one.:D
 

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You're living the dream, brother! Congrats again. I can't wait until my son's older and I have a Vette (and hopefully it's a Z06) to share experiences like you're doing right now with your guy.:thumbsup:
 

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A great father-and-son pasttime. And I'm sure that your part of PA has plenty of twisty roads to keep that Z06 suspension on guard. Good fun all around.

Thanks for the photos! :cheers:
 

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Father, son, and twisty roads....

It doesn't get mucyh better.:thumbsup:
 

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Father and Son and Good Times

I can relate to when my son first took an interest in cars - we bought him a 67 Camaro when he was 15 and rebuilt it together..... took over a year and when he turned 16 it was his car........... Now we've got him a 73 Vette roadster - he's 42 and we still work on cars together - it's a bond I truely treasure and look foward to many more. We're getting ready to drop a 540ci BB, re-work the front suspension and put side pipes on his car while I'm building a 66 Grand Sport Replica with his help of course :cheers:
Life is Good when father and sons bond like that :cheers:
 

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I am 43, my dad is 69....

He would never buy himself the cool cars he loved, that is why I bought the C6 Vert and let him use that.
 

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that is exactly the same feeling i want for myself and my 3 sons my sons keep saying dad please get the verte soon they definetely would love to cruise great pictures you and your son look like a happy bunch good luck:thumbsup:
 

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Congrats!

I have a 12-year-old stepson who is the same way...isn't it awesome?

On another front, I live not far from you...and was looking at getting a Z06 myself...am tracking dealer inventory through the Chevy website - there was a Velocity Yellow one locally that, by the time I contacted the dealer, was gone....perhaps into your garage?

Enjoy the car and save the wave!

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I can relate to when my son first took an interest in cars - we bought him a 67 Camaro when he was 15 and rebuilt it together..... took over a year and when he turned 16 it was his car........... Now we've got him a 73 Vette roadster - he's 42 and we still work on cars together - it's a bond I truely treasure and look foward to many more. We're getting ready to drop a 540ci BB, re-work the front suspension and put side pipes on his car while I'm building a 66 Grand Sport Replica with his help of course :cheers:
Life is Good when father and sons bond like that :cheers:

that is so awsome, thats exactly what i had in mind for my son's (eventually) first car, get something old and make it new and awsome for him together.

yell03 - you are a good man, i cant wait to have children and share with them the joy.
 

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Enjoy your ride!! .. and keep grooming the next gen of vette lovers!! :thumbsup:
 

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alf01 -

At 12 years old they still appreciate it, by 16 we will be has beens:laughing:

It probably is the same one.

I ran up to Zieglerville (Collegeville area) that night, I begged them to wait for me until closing and they stayed an hour after closing to do the paperwork, that was last Thursday.:thumbsup:

The name of the dealership is the same as a famous old Eagles Middle Linebacker;)

Chuck -

You gotta take them out whiloe they still want to go.

SinisterC6 -

Kids are great, nothing better than watching my son play basketball or my daughter singing, where did he get the athletic ability and where did she get the pipes?:lookinup:
That mailman keeps cruising by.:WTF

Longtimer -

What is so cool about my son, he loves all types of cars.

I'll watch him check out a 69 Camaro, then a 03 Cobra, and then be blown away by an EVO. He is well rounded:thumbsup:

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I have very fond memories of riding in the luggage area of my Dad's yellow '76 Stingray with my older brother before we got too big to fit. (this is except when we went to upstate NY to the airshow and we both had to squeeze into the front seat so we could both wear the seatbelt to meet the mandatory seatbelt law in NY)

Now my Dad has his C3, which he has restored with a modded engine, my brother has a C5 and I have a C6...we are planning to meet at my childhood home in MA this fall to do a little "Family Corvette Tour" through our old stompin' grounds. Should be a blast.

Corvette = great times (mostly legal too)

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Currently I pay $2200 per year for TWO C6s (my Z06 and Vert)

In December when my 15 year old daughter starts driving, she is getting my father's 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, even with the RIDER that she won't be driving the Vettes, my yearly premium on the Vettes goes to $4400 and my total premium for 3 cars goes to $6200.:WTF

I am probably going to put her car in her own name on a sperate policy to bypass this.

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Longtimer -

What is so cool about my son, he loves all types of cars.

I'll watch him check out a 69 Camaro, then a 03 Cobra, and then be blown away by an EVO. He is well rounded:thumbsup:

Howard
My son just turned 18. We customized (mild and still ongoing) my father's one owner '79 ElCamino for him. He too, likes good cars for what they are .. except the ricer rides. Afraid I've poisened him against those little fart can ... oops there I go. He lusts after a '67 Camaro. I'm sure he'll have one someday.
 

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My son likes them all, same with sports teams.

I am a HOMER, I only like Philly teams, my son likes them all.

He has every Jersey from every sports team.:WTF

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Howard

Sweet VY Z06 btw.:thumbsup:

With full coverage and a 500.00 deductible on four vehicles and a travel trailer on my policy, my yearly premium is 2788.00. My son is on my policy and his car is still in my name. It is the highest at 1083.00 per year. The Vette premium was a true pick-myself-up-off-of-the-floor shocker...full coverage at 492.00 a year. I still cannot believe that.

I explained to my son before he got his license that his common sense and right foot determined his insurance rate. He also understood that when he got his first ticket, he would be removed from my policy and would have to get his own at a yearly premium of 2600.00. He pays his own insurance BTW.
Our agent told him if he did not get a ticket within the first three years of driving, his premium would come down some each year. And it has since he has avoided a ticket. He's been stopped but has been lucky so far.

As for me signing the paper. I signed it but he has driven the Vette. The Insurance carrier just wants me to be the repair station if he is driving it and is involved in an accident.
 

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Those are some mighty big smiles you're both wearing. Congrats on the new ride! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
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