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  1. #1 Sticky Oct 30, 2006 at 9:29 am

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    Welcome to Corvette Enthusaists discussion forums!
     

     

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  2. #2 Oct 31, 2006 at 10:30 am

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    Hello everyone!

    Even though I am a Porsche (and Corvair) owner, I hope I can still be a part of the Corvette group. wink image

    I basically grew up around Corvettes my whole life. Here is the story:

    In 1965 (before I was born), my dad and two of his brothers bought a 1964 Corvette Sting Ray convertible when their parents were out of town. In 1969, they sold the Vette to their younger brother, and he still owns that car to this day. So as long as I can remember, I've been around that car. I think that is what gave me my love for cars.

    Today, that Vette has 297,000 miles on it. It has been repainted once (from original Daytona Blue to Le Mans Blue) and has had the carb rebuilt twice and the rearend rebuilt once or twice. That's it! It is still running strong, although my Uncle vows to give it a frame-off restoration once it hits 300,000 miles (it is starting to get a little rust in the frame in front of the rear driver's wheel.)

    In addition to the '64 Vette, my Uncle also owned a 1975 L-82 convertible with M21 4-speed, factory A/C, and a black vinyl hard top. He sold that in 1998 to buy a new C5 convertible (which he still has) and then about ten years ago, he also added a '66 low-mileage convertible to his collection. So he now has what he calls his Red, White and Blue Corvette collection.

    But it is the blue one that still holds a place in my heart. I hope to own that car myself someday.

    You can see his garage here on Motortopia at:
    UncleJoe's garage
     

     

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  3. #3 Nov 8, 2006 at 6:31 pm

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    Hi there and thanks for the invite. smile image

    I think you are more than welcome here, corsa - you have probably seen a lot more 'Vette in your life than I have.

    I bought my Corvette C2 on July 23rd 2002 from a farmer in south germany. I was actually looking to buy a 1967 Mustang at that time, but a friend of mine sent me a link to the red Vette. When I first saw the car, I fell in love. When I first drove it, I was in heaven.

    The farmer had driven that car for about a year without ever servicing it - so it was in kind of a rough condition. A lot of the parts were wrong: the radio was BMW, the mirrors were Talbot, the wheels I don't even know, the chassis was lowered... but real fun is the modified transmission: you can go from 0 to 60 mph in first gear and cruise along at 60 mph in fourth gear with only 2000 rpm. biggrin image

    On my way home from buying it, I made friends with another modification: the cigarette lighter worked like an anti-theft device. If you pulled it, the engine wouldn't start. So I was driving on the Autobahn at close to 100 miles per hour, when suddenly the engine died. I started fumbling around blindly at the console, until with a huge bang and an even bigger black cloud behind me the engine woke up again. I had reattached the cigarette lighter.

    Yes, my legs were a little shaky - but the corvette already had bewitched me. So after a quick stop and a deep breath I continued my way home. After I arrived there, I spent a full hour wandering around her, admiring her every curve.

    Yes, I was in love. And still am.
     

     

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  4. #4 Jan 27, 2007 at 5:06 pm

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    Hi To all you Guys and Girls Sorry for comment trying to help the other group last month. There was one person who had a shot at winning the challanges and I was giving him my support. I am here now and will be supporting each and everyone of you. I know groups sometimes vote for their group in a tight challange but I now see it diffrently. We are doing some special things for the Corvette guys and girls so be on the look out for some now products I think you will endorse. I sure hope so anyway!

    I think we need to get going on some Challanges. I know that a lot can be popularity but slowly I see a trend were the people are really watching other factors like reading the Mods. I plan to Challange a few people but I don't want to see a lopsided challange take place. Just for the points.

    I also see that Keith and Corsa have been making a diffrence in this site see they are active as so many of you are also including Neil!!! Well We are thinking of selling Corvette parts. I am trying to become a Sponsoring GM Corvette Vendor.

    I do not know how hard that might be but I am going to go for it some how. We are opening a new site it is all about suspension parts, Automotive products. Rotors, Pads Swaybars End links, Control arms, Urathane bushings , The principal things we all need after a few thousand miles or years or wear or dry rott.

    If anyone can guide us in a that direction that would be awesome. New News...We have made some good progress in the Corvette parts and Polished and Stainless products as well as engine internals cooming soon Exaust also. We are looking forward to meeting some of you soon so keep us advised of any Wing Dings in the Florida. Specially Orlando, Miami, are close for us.

    I want to wish everyone good luck in this months Challange
    We will keep you updated on anything special we can bring to the club at anytime We will call the website The Pit Stop. We have chosen the Corvette Pit Stop as well as the The Pit Stop which will be for other models as the name of the new store coming soon. Y'all Take good care and drive safe!!!
    Spinning15
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    Victor
     

     

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    Edited Feb 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm

  5. #5 Feb 8, 2007 at 2:55 am

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    edit: confusion cleared wink image
     

     

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    Edited Feb 9, 2007 at 5:35 am

  6. #6 Feb 8, 2007 at 6:41 pm

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by dirkster  hu? confused image


    Hello Dirkster,

    I want to apologize for the mess I made here a couple of days ago. I think it is fixed now. I will also be changing my Avitar tonight or tomorrow.

    Dirkster I was trying to reply to your post and the part about the lighter riding on the Autobahn. My legs would have been shaking also. I liked that Idea of the cigarette lighter in your Vette. I laughed!!! I thought it was pretty ingenious. It was a shock I'll bet then it kicking back on after you placed it back lmao image eek image . Anyway it is a real good story !!! I apologize to everyone for my mistakes. I also want to thank you Eric for good advice and common sence. Thanks so much. I will be here more on a regular basis.

    Everyone Take care!

    Victor
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  7. #7 Feb 9, 2007 at 5:33 am

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    Hi Victor,

    no apology needed, I was just a bit puzzled wink image
    Looking forward to reading more from you here and all the best for your store!

    Cheers

    Dirk
     

     

    It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the world.
  8. #8 Feb 9, 2007 at 10:22 am

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    Quote:
    Originally posted by dirkster  Hi Victor,

    no apology needed, I was just a bit puzzled wink image
    Looking forward to reading more from you here and all the best for your store!

    Cheers

    Dirk



    Thanks for your understanding !!! I will keep you all Informed as we progress! We will post a few pictures.
    I am glad to hear back from you.

    Just don't smoke while you drive. eek image lmao image
     

     

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  9. #9 Sep 27, 2007 at 5:51 pm

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    Hello all, I am the new proud owner of a C6 coupe. I as looking to add cold air intake as well as a new exhaust to compliment the intake. I am looking for advice on what brands would be the most economical as well as provide the best performance/HP increase. Any and all help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    DJBrockster
     

     

  10. #10 Oct 24, 2007 at 8:55 am

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    Hi Everyone,

    Well, I don't own a Corvette yet, but I have a huge collection of memorabilia dating back 20 years, I own several Corvette websites including the National Corvette Registry, Corvette Car Audio, MyVettePage, and several more Corvette websites, and I love Corvettes... have ever since I was a kid!!!
    I am working towards getting that dream Corvette, a black C5, but until then, I will make my plans for the mods I want to do, and support all current Corvette owners and other enthusiasts!! biggrin image
     

     

    Dave Hale


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