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Mar 20, 2013 7:41AM
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TV show Route 66 made the Corvette a state of mind cool........and the Corvette had the style and options to back it up. For me Old school vettes the best, and that ended in 1970. U tubes has a lot of old drags and videos of vettes at the strip. Back in 1970, I was allowed to use 61 vette no top 283  for the weekend in Texas. Put a starter in it and went into mexico....shut it off...loked at the guys looking at me , started it up and drove right back........Ya do some stupid things when 18 yrs old......but I looked a cool  18 being stupid that weekend!
Mar 20, 2013 9:10AM
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There was always something terribly exciting about the sloppy, loose raw power and performance, albeit antiquated today, in those old 62' thru 67' Vettes that I can still fondly recall.  You had to "drive" those cars, a misstep in your handling could easily have put you in a less than enviable situation.  This may be why the Ford Mustang GT's were and are so popular.  You have to "drive" them, raw and unforgiving power is thrilling, and dangerous! The new Vettes are essentially four wheeled fighter jets! 

Mar 20, 2013 11:08AM
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I didn't know there were so many car bigots, but MSN brings out the best of them.  I don't drive one to show anybody anything, I assume these commentators have no appreciation for a car with 7.5/1 weight to hp ratio that tracks like a roller coaster and costs less than 1/2 what you paid for that Audi.  Too much math for you?
Mar 20, 2013 10:56AM
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Wow, so many jealous haters. Save your pennies, buy one and you will change your mind. Overpriced? Bland?Lol, jealousy is a bitter pill to swallow, admit it.   
Mar 23, 2013 4:22AM
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Most memorable days of my life...My 44th birthday driving home in my brand new C6 and then parking it next to my restored 71 Stingray roadster. A lifes dream come true. Then driving to Key West a few days later on my wifes birthday.
Mar 20, 2013 11:35AM
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Owned a 62, 2- 63s, 67, 73, and  driven most all of them. Favorite was my 1967 coupe. Scariest was my 62 with 327 CI. 340 horsepower. You had to be a driver to handle the 62, a real white knuckle ride.

Mar 20, 2013 8:04AM
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Does anyone remember the M-TV,or was it VH-1, Corvettes give-away?  they gave away something like 28 or thirty cars.  one from every year of make.  i entered that deal i don't know how many times and just knew i was gonna win.  i didn't.  some dude sold all of them, for like a million bucks.  took the money and ran.  i would have sold enough to keep a few good ones. '54, '58, '63, '69 big block, '84 (year i graduated HS).  maybe a couple more.  anyway, the pic in the article of all the white ones made me think of this.
Mar 23, 2013 5:07AM
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Congrats to author Kirk Bell for an informed, factual story without mention of rice.  
Mar 20, 2013 8:45AM
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is it because you cant afford 1 BIG BAD BILLY  ?
Mar 23, 2013 12:06PM
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Well here we go again with another prime article about my favorite car.  Being 13 years old when the 63 corvettes came out I can still remember my reaction when I saw the first one!  Wow Dad did you see that car?  What was that?  Dad (who was an automotive machinest who rebuilt race car motors and such for his living) told me it was the new Corvette!  Wow  I vowed to own one some day and that car has thus been my ultimate dream car.  Every time I would see one I would point it out to Dad . When time came for my first car I ended up with a Corvair (close in name but certainly not my dream car)!  However that car was very short lived as on the way home from work one night a State Trooper pulled out in front of me at a  T intersection and the Corvair was history!!  Ahead 6 months in July on my birthday (19th)  Dad came home with a surprize for me!!  A 1961 Corvette!  Back then there were very few 19 year olds with their own Corvettes I might add.  Well Dad gave me a set of tools for my birthday (which to this day I have never found as they were nothing compared to the excitment of owning a Corvette) and said the Corvette was just a surprize and that I would need to pay him back for the $1400 he paid for it.  Wow how can a 19 year old argue about that?  Well that was just the start as next was a 64 then a 66 and then a 68 then another 64 and anouther 66 and a 63 cpe and then a 69 then another 64 .   Finnally I found another 63 cpe in repairable condition (someone had put a shark front end on it and really messed it up ) But I bought that one as it only had 60342 miles one it and was sitting in a barn sinse 1977.  Took me 17 years to find a front clip as no one is going to sell you one off their car as you can rest assured. But thank you E-BaY  ONE night there was one on there and less than 1000 miles away so this has been a long long project but that front is now on the car and waiting for the tranny to get rebuilt as the motor was done by Dad before he passed away.  I am of course getting extreemly ancious to get this car on the road again as one might guess.  But one chould  never loose sight of your dream even if it takes 30 years hehehe.   Thanks for reading all this .
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