I have been a Corvette fan since the TV show "Route 66" in the 1960's. I was a kid growing up on a farm in Iowa and my parents had very little money other than that needed to put food on the table. I watched every one of the Route 66 shows and spent many many hours daydreaming about what it would be like to own a cool car like a Corvette.
In 1967 I left Iowa for tech school in the big city of Chicago and low and behold one of my room mates had a best friend who's rich daddy bought him a 1967 Stringray! I was really impressed. Unfortunately, the streets of Chicago are not the best place to have fun with a Corvette so my friend kept it locked up in a local garage most of the time. My friend and I traveled back to Iowa many weekends and often the Stringray owner would pick us up at Union Station in downtown Chicago and as I was the friend of friend, I had to curle up and snuggle in next to the baggage under the cool sloping glass of the '67 Stringray for 20 miles back to our appartment. Wow I can not imaging doing that with the 230 pound body I now sport! So nice to be young.
I spent the next 30 years working hard and enjoyed a successfol career with Thermo Fisher Scientific and in 1991 I was living in Michigan and was finally at the point where I could afford a new Corvette, so I bought a 1991 Jet Black coupe with automatic trans. That lasted for two years and I traded for a 1993 Black Rose Metallic 6 speed manual coupe. It was fantastic! In 1995 I was transferred to Massachussettes and decided to trade the vette in for a Dodge Ram trunků A stupid mistake. In 2003 I was very tired of the truck thing and bought a Yellow 2003 ZO6 and I enjoyed that for 5 years and in 2008 bought the 2008 Metallic Atomic Orange ZO6. Never again will I go back to a truck. A ZR-1 will work though! The picture is of our granddaughter enjoying the car the first time she saw it. She is definitely a Corvette Girl"