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Old 11-13-2017, 08:13 AM
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Ok, out to dinner last night at a local place in Sanford fl, the bride and I like. We're dinning al-fresco, so people watching. At least a dozen vetts cruise by on Main Street, and 5 minutes later a group of elderly folks, all wearing thier corvette shirts stroll in. Must have been at least 30 folks. The youngest might have been 80!

Funny thing is when we left and drove by the area they all parked, 5 of them are in handy capped parking spots, even though they all walked in. another thread topic!

WTH is it with old folks and vetts??????
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Must be fun watching them get in and out of the 'vettes.
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old white men love their blessed corvettes... one reason to never buy one. Id take a bet that about 90% of those vettes were automatics.

its a mid life crisis car IMO
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Spray, just because they walked in doesn't necessarily mean that they are not handicapped. Just sayin'.

I hope I can afford and be able to drive a Vette at 80!
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Gotta have something on your bucket list. I'm going to guess that for about 1/2 of them it was easier to talk the wife into a vette than a mistress, and for the other half they are using it as bait for a younger model.
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Must be a Vet Car club getting dinner, good for them gives them something to do always good to have a hobby in retirement.

I guess your not very bad ass if you get out of a sick car parked in a handicap spot with depends.

I always said usually the people that can afford those fancy shmancy cars are usually too old to enjoy them but if you wanted one your whole life why not, get it before you go, why have the regret.
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lol it does make me laugh.

I always said they should make a 4 cylinder option for the red/convertible/automatic Vettes that the old timers get and drive in the right lane

However, I give them props for still doing something cool at that point in their lives, I mean they could be rocking Camry's right? At least they are having fun.

And I will also say that Z06 and Zr1 owners usually do actually drive their cars like they were meant to be driven
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Originally Posted by Jarcher3 View Post
old white men love their blessed corvettes... one reason to never buy one. Id take a bet that about 90% of those vettes were automatics.

its a mid life crisis car IMO
How does an 80 year old have a midlife crisis?
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Spray, just because they walked in doesn't necessarily mean that they are not handicapped. Just sayin'.

I hope I can afford and be able to drive a Vette at 80!
I've never understood that argument though. Don't shoot the messenger here.... IMO handicapped stickers where expressly designed for those who cannot walk.....hence...the spots closest to the store!!!!

What am I missing?????

IMHO.....HUGE abuse here...
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
I thought everyone knew, you don't have a dick and that's why you buy and drive a vett . .....
THAT reply will certainly cause a stir!!!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
I've never understood that argument though. Don't shoot the messenger here.... IMO handicapped stickers where expressly designed for those who cannot walk.....hence...the spots closest to the store!!!!

What am I missing?????

IMHO.....HUGE abuse here...
Folks with cardiovascular issues. My grandfather could walk fine up into his later years, but not for any distance at all, without having to stop and take a break.
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Older person in a vette - typical
Younger person in a vette - douche
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To make this clear, or clear'er....yes I know, not a real word...

Good for them, not knocking them, just wondering WTH the draw is for a car so damn low to the ground!!!! As most know, as we age, our reaction times get much slower, IMO, just asking for trouble in such a car...
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We traveled to a resort town in our state the weekend of the annual Corvette festival. Even though I don't have a Corvette, I am in to sports cars so I thought it might be a happening time.
As we pulled in to town on Friday night, all of the motel lots were full of Corvettes so I could tell the event was well attended. We went downtown where the nightlife is and it was a ghost town. I was a bit surprised but thought maybe more would be going on Saturday night.
We went to their car show on Saturday; most of the cars were stock but there were some gaudy custom jobs.
We went back downtown Saturday night, nothing going on.
Sunday morning, they all left.
I don't know why they even needed to book the event on a weekend, most were years beyond retirement age.
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The median buyer age is 61. Half are older...much older. Kinda like Harleys.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
I've never understood that argument though. Don't shoot the messenger here.... IMO handicapped stickers where expressly designed for those who cannot walk.....hence...the spots closest to the store!!!!

What am I missing?????

IMHO.....HUGE abuse here...
The problem is that your "opinion" is just that, an opinion and not factual. Many of the qualifications for handicap parking qualifications relate to mobility, but you can also qualify with certain cardiac conditions, limited use of an arm, and limited sight conditions. For mobility issues, if the person has a prosthetic device it may not be visible, yet they may also appear to walk "normally".
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Affordability and domestic part availability I'm sure is a draw. Hell my neighbor up the street just bought a near pristine 1978 for $6,500. Nice look, fun and cheap. Even much newer they ae still very affordable and reasonably dependable. My brother last year picked up a pristine last model year C6 with very low miles for less than 1/2 new. His summer daily driver for the price of a decent appointed Accord.
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80= born 1937, Corvette began production when they were 16 years old. Owning a Corvette was probably a dream for many and over the years they likely have owned several. I don't find it even a little odd that at 80 the car would still have great appeal. I've know many 80+ year olds guys in my life. Most friends of my old man and WWII Vets, didn't appear that admiring good looking women, nice cars, boats etc lost appeal just because the dude was a tad long in the tooth....

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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
How does an 80 year old have a midlife crisis?
true..

I guess its the "i can finally afford a sports car and dont have kids to tote around any more age" car

usually corvette owners love them and have had a few...maybe they started at 45?
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