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Old 11-15-2017, 05:55 AM
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They can look all they want but all they will see is a dark profile. They can't tell if I am a man, woman, child, alien, transgendered.....
Ya just HAD to throw in the "Transgendered" didn't ya!!!!
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Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
I bought my 61 Vette when I came home from Nam after mustering out of the hospital I bought it from a pilot going back for 600 dollars.
I still own it after all these years and plan to give the title and keys to my son for Christmas. I know he will love and care for it as well as I have.
I don’t belong to any of the clubs here in Central Fla, but support any and all “old farts” who enjoy them.
I know when I am out for a ride in my old Vette all the memories of people I have known and lost are thought of and the cruise always it a little easier to deal with.
So yes it’s easy to judge based on age, what you own but try and remember age is the great equalizer.
Talk to one of the old people enjoying their baby and you may see how much we’ll earne joy it brings to them.


Awesome..............Here is the first really good answer on this topic! Never really crossed my mind like that!
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
Don't worry about it Russ........Some people are jealous over what other people have (or can afford).

IMO, that's why this thread started in the first place.


If you truly knew me, you'd know I don't have a jealous bone in my body.
How you came up with that conclusion is truly a mystery!
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Good for those old folks. Enjoy your time and spend it all. Certainly beats laying in a bed in some senior's home. My only objection would be if not handicapped then stay out of those spaces.
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I’ll never understand all the hate for Corvettes. Not many if any American made car have the history of a Corvette. Sure they had their bad years but they’ve been on the road so long that’s to be expected. Who cares if it’s stock , who cares if it’s an automatic , who cares who is behind the wheel? Oh I know who jealous internet douche bags. I’m actually considering one for myself as a second car ,not many if any other cars offer the same bang for buck as a C6. Exhaust, cam, some head work and you have yourself a nice little Sports car for not that much money.
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As stated before, It's a 2nd car generally and at $65-100K, it's a specialty item not purchased by working slobs like myself who have to balance bills.

With that said, my time as a C5 owner proved a gateway to the club, like Jeeps. I'm currently looking for a C6.


Regarding walking folks using the handicap spots, friend in her 30's has MS and gets called out on it, she is in extreme pain and can barely move some days. Not everyone who has a placard simply uses a wheel chair.
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Originally Posted by Gtochris View Post
As stated before, It's a 2nd car generally and at $65-100K, it's a specialty item not purchased by working slobs like myself who have to balance bills.

With that said, my time as a C5 owner proved a gateway to the club, like Jeeps. I'm currently looking for a C6.


Regarding walking folks using the handicap spots, friend in her 30's has MS and gets called out on it, she is in extreme pain and can barely move some days. Not everyone who has a placard simply uses a wheel chair.
As did my wife, people need to STFU and mind their own business .
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:37 PM
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Most car clubs are made up of older guys that can afford these cars and want to take the time to work on them, drive them and enjoy the camaraderie. The classic Mini community is made up of mostly 50's and 60's guys and gals that still drive like they are 20, and have a love of these little cars, which most grew up either seeing or owning at one time, I doubt that young folks will have such a love of civics and Camrys in 20 years.
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Never got the vette thing-but cars arent my thing . My BIL shopped and shopped till he found the year and model he wanted-his brother purchased one new 5 years prior and that started the itch. I havent ridden in it yet though offered-just not a big deal to me. But if your into performance vehicles and want american made the vette has outlasted them all-kinda like a Bertram 31 in my eyes
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As did my wife, people need to STFU and mind their own business .
Hold on there big fella!!!

Lets be honest here! Your telling me you have not seen a 1000X increase in the amount of people who have handicap stickers?

Are you telling me that all of them deserve to have them?
Are you telling me that our "ZERO discipline" society is not handing them out like candy?


Of course for folks that truly need them it's a must have. BUT....because most here seem unwilling to talk about or acknowledge a definite trend that a LOT more people have them that IMO need them, so now folks that really need them can never find a spot!

Did ya ever think about that?
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What a bunch of haters.

I love my vette and have a blast driving it.


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A lot of "really old people" (see thread title) are handicapped whether it shows or not.

Did ya ever think about that?
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Hold on there big fella!!!

Lets be honest here! Your telling me you have not seen a 1000X increase in the amount of people who have handicap stickers?

Are you telling me that all of them deserve to have them?
Are you telling me that our "ZERO discipline" society is not handing them out like candy?


Of course for folks that truly need them it's a must have. BUT....because most here seem unwilling to talk about or acknowledge a definite trend that a LOT more people have them that IMO need them, so now folks that really need them can never find a spot!

Did ya ever think about that?
We can blame Obummer with the huge increase in people granted disability. Just the fact that almost half of the working population is on disability is appalling! I agree that handicap tags are higher than ever, the handicap spaces at stores are almost always full. Absolutely disgusting that so many people get paid to do nothing!!!!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Hold on there big fella!!!

Lets be honest here! Your telling me you have not seen a 1000X increase in the amount of people who have handicap stickers?

Are you telling me that all of them deserve to have them?
Are you telling me that our "ZERO discipline" society is not handing them out like candy?


Of course for folks that truly need them it's a must have. BUT....because most here seem unwilling to talk about or acknowledge a definite trend that a LOT more people have them that IMO need them, so now folks that really need them can never find a spot!

Did ya ever think about that?
. I always park my truck in spots far away from the traffic and walk to the stores because no one knows how to park. Keeps the dings and dents down.
I FINALLY got my 85 year old mother to get one and she rarely uses it even though she should. So honestly???? No I haven;t noticed that but I really don't look.

ps My wife was young looking, slim and very pretty but she had MS, walking was a chore for her but many people would yell shit at her when she would get out of her car in a HP space and it would upset her

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Now let me make all the haters happy. I am 75 years old. I have had 5 new Corvettes since 1985. The latest is 2003 red stick convertible which I bought new and still drive. I also have 2005 Dodge dually with a six speed transmission and a handicap tag. The wife drives a Ford Flex with a handicap placard in the window. My every day driver is a 2002 Chrysler mini van with 206,00 miles on it or a stock 1931Model A Ford, all with handicap placards. To make the haters worse the tags on the 2 Modela As were a one time 15.00 when I bought them. Even worse I have a antique boat registration in Florida that I pay 4.75 a year for. Every bone in my body hurts. I don’t feel bad with my handicap sticker. I don’t use abuse the privilege if I get a decent parking spot. Even worse I get a discount a Duncan Donuts. And if that’s not enough I have been a proud Union ironworker since 1961, although retired now and collecting a pension and SS. You might hate old folks be we are glad to be here.
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
The manual loving (so called sport car purists) are funny too. How does my side & rear look as I gain 1/2 car length each time you shift ? You'd rather try to impress others and lose than be quicker. :rol
Your racing the wrong guys then... a manual shift shouldn't take more than a split second. Gas to the floor, get the shifter ready for the next gear and then just stab the clutch. Now I have only been in a high 9 second stick shift car, and yes, an auto will be faster when set up right, but there is a reason for having a manual... the fact that in your automatic, stick a 100 lb woman in the drivers seat and the car will be faster.

BTW I have always been a fan of the C4 cars!

My father had a big block 66 very back when he was a teen. He had a family and after all of us kids loved out he bought a 73 or 74, smal block 4speed Ttop vette. He also owns a Harley, so I guess the mid life crisis thing is in full force. Come to think of it he has jet skis (building an 80mph one now he says), a drag car, a 66 mustang project, the vette, the bike, just got a backhoe loader for fun and other stuff... he finally has no financial burdens (us damn kids left) and has the money to buy and do the stuff he wants.
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Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
I bought my 61 Vette when I came home from Nam after mustering out of the hospital I bought it from a pilot going back for 600 dollars.
I still own it after all these years and plan to give the title and keys to my son for Christmas. I know he will love and care for it as well as I have.
I don’t belong to any of the clubs here in Central Fla, but support any and all “old farts” who enjoy them.
I know when I am out for a ride in my old Vette all the memories of people I have known and lost are thought of and the cruise always it a little easier to deal with.
So yes it’s easy to judge based on age, what you own but try and remember age is the great equalizer.
Talk to one of the old people enjoying their baby and you may see how much we’ll earne joy it brings to them.
Beautiful year. My dad bought a '61 in 1980 with 50k miles when I was 15 (no license, only permit). We went to get the car and I followed him home. I dreamed of driving and it being left to me one day. He sold it in 2000. I never drove it. His was red with white. AM wonderbar radio that had to warm up due to vacuum tubes. 283 V-8 4 barrel with powerglide. I remember it sounded awesome and would do 70mph in 1st. Bolt on hardtop and soft top. Awesome car, I'm glad you still enjoy yours. $600? Wow. I'm pretty sure my dad paid $8500.
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Your racing the wrong guys then... a manual shift shouldn't take more than a split second. Gas to the floor, get the shifter ready for the next gear and then just stab the clutch. Now I have only been in a high 9 second stick shift car, and yes, an auto will be faster when set up right, but there is a reason for having a manual... the fact that in your automatic, stick a 100 lb woman in the drivers seat and the car will be faster.

BTW I have always been a fan of the C4 cars!

My father had a big block 66 very back when he was a teen. He had a family and after all of us kids loved out he bought a 73 or 74, smal block 4speed Ttop vette. He also owns a Harley, so I guess the mid life crisis thing is in full force. Come to think of it he has jet skis (building an 80mph one now he says), a drag car, a 66 mustang project, the vette, the bike, just got a backhoe loader for fun and other stuff... he finally has no financial burdens (us damn kids left) and has the money to buy and do the stuff he wants.
I don't race anyone, I was just embellishing.

Back to the stick shift guys with power boats, I hope y'all don't have autopilot.
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I'm mildly concerned about these transgendered aliens....how can you tell them apart from regular human people's..? I can recall an article in the NYT about them preferring ford Pinto's over Vette's
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Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
I bought my 61 Vette when I came home from Nam after mustering out of the hospital I bought it from a pilot going back for 600 dollars.
I still own it after all these years and plan to give the title and keys to my son for Christmas. I know he will love and care for it as well as I have.
I don’t belong to any of the clubs here in Central Fla, but support any and all “old farts” who enjoy them.
I know when I am out for a ride in my old Vette all the memories of people I have known and lost are thought of and the cruise always it a little easier to deal with.
So yes it’s easy to judge based on age, what you own but try and remember age is the great equalizer.
Talk to one of the old people enjoying their baby and you may see how much we’ll earne joy it brings to them.

MAN that will be sweet, you gonna have to post pictures here for us to see the look on his face
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