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My daughter saw this white Stingray yesterday on her way home from classes yesterday and snapped a photo and sent it to me. Since it is the first AW I've seen here in Eastern NC, I was pretty excited about it. Next thing I know she is calling me on my phone. Well first I chastized her for taking the photo while she was driving, then she proceeded to tell me what happened. First let me set the stage a bit. My daughter is a beautiful young woman, 24, and very responsible. She is currently in Nursing school to been an RN. She was driving a Chevy Volt, clean, black and polished aluminum wheels, so it's not like she looked like some druggy or something.
Anyway she proceeds to tell me that it was an older couple in the car (probably my age) and they were driving with the targa top off and the windows down. They came to a stop light and my daughter was in the left lane. She lowered her passenger window and yelled over that she really liked their car. Her next statement was going to be, "My dad has a Laguna Blue one", but she didn't get the chance. She said the gentleman driving looked over, gave her a dirty look, and rolled his window up. I was like, you're kidding right? She's like, "No I'm not kidding. Their top was off and everything, so they obviously did the dirty look and put the window up because I talked to them." I told her not to take it personal, because not all Corvette owners are that way, and I'm certainly not. I can certainly understand why some have reported trucks and other vehicles messing with them though if that is the personna that people place on Corvette owners though.
I'll be interested to see if I run into them at some point while in my own Vette and see how they react to me. If we happen to talk, I'll probably tell them the story to see the response. I am not a snob, and I love talking about my car. I don't want people thinking Corvette owners are snobs, because I think the great majority are not. The picture below is after they put the windows up, and she was like, "Ok, what just happened?"
 

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All it takes to get one is money. Personality and good sense not necessary. Bet they don't wave either.
 

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Gregg, the world is full of fun people huh!! It reads like your daughter is on the right track in school, Nurses are in high demand anywhere you go in the country. Some day your daughter may save that mans life in the ER.

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since you mentioned it was an older couple in the C7.... is it possible they were hard-of-hearing, and didn't understand your daughter... and just assumed it was derogatory?
 

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I was out for dinner with my daughter last night. Two kids came running over asking if they could get a picture in front of the car. I said they could sit in the car and take a picture. They were both so happy. I love sharing this car with people whenever I can.
 

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Perhaps, since you describe your daughter as a beautiful young 24 year old woman, the husband in the white Corvette was dealing with other "issues" considering his wife was sitting next to him :p

But seriously, rolling up the window and ignoring your daughter was in very poor taste.
 

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No disrespect intended, but when an attractive 24 year old female wants to talk at a light, the window stays down and the smile stays on!
 

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When an attractive 24 year old female wants to comment
on my car, I am more than willing. Don't care if the wife
is with me. Talking to beautiful young gal is no threat to her.
Window goes down with a smile on my face.
Geo Vette
 

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some people are just afraid of anything that happens in public, last year I saw a laguna C7 at a I-95 rest stop and my friend wanted to get a closer look. As soon as they saw her walking toward them, they hurriedly jumped in the car and sped off...
 

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some people are just afraid of anything that happens in public, last year I saw a laguna C7 at a I-95 rest stop and my friend wanted to get a closer look. As soon as they saw her walking toward them, they hurriedly jumped in the car and sped off...
This Laguna Blue owner would not
have driven off.
Geo Vette
 

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There will alway be outliers but I think overall Stingray owners carry a great reputation .... this is in contrast to Porsche owners who are often stereotyped as being arrogant, aloof, etc. I have several friends who are Porsche owners who are awesome, friendly, outgoing people but unfortunately they have to deal with the Porsche stereotype.
 

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Fortunately not all Vette owners are that way.

In my experience the LRG owners are by far the most friendly (especially that guy with the "MOBIUS" vanity plate), and the AW owners are as cold as ice.:rolleyes:
 

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Ha - LRG owners have to be friendly and stick together now that their color has been erased from the Corvette palatte. :)

Hopefully GM will bring back LRG for 2016.... it was actually an LRG C7 parked outside of my condo complex that made me first consider test driving one.
 
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There will alway be outliers but I think overall Stingray owners carry a great reputation ....
I agree.

this is in contrast to Porsche owners who are often stereotyped as being arrogant, aloof, etc. I have several friends who are Porsche owners who are awesome, friendly, outgoing people but unfortunately they have to deal with the Porsche stereotype.
But... stereotypes don't manifest out of thin air; they develop due to people noticing a pattern. Our local Corvette autocross group - and the local Poscche club - has a yearly "Corvette vs Posche" Autocross event. They take turns setting up the course for that year; been doing this event for over 10 years now.

This Porsche "arrogant, aloof, snobish" behavior is rampant there. You would come away with this stereotype. And the LOL part of this is that the Corvette always wins the overall event; and has won the best-time all but twice.

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I agree.



But... stereotypes don't manifest out of thin air; they develop due to people noticing a pattern. Our local Corvette autocross group - and the local Poscche club - has a yearly "Corvette vs Posche" Autocross event. They take turns setting up the course for that year; been doing this event for over 10 years now.

This Porsche "arrogant, aloof, snobish" behavior is rampant there. You would come away with this stereotype. And the LOL part of this is that the Corvette always wins the overall event; and has won the best-time all but twice.

:)
And that's the reason for the attitudes. Feel bad for the little feller's, maybe they're just PO'd cuz your beating up on them all the time....
 

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Hey all,

As Gregg wells knows, driving on NC 11 late in the afternoon is at best hectic. It requires all of your attention, just to avoid an accident.

That was me and my wife and at no point during the day was my window down. I love all the attention the car garners; lord knows it ain't my good looks. I am an old fart, and do not have any problem hearing. In fact my hearing seems to get better if addressed by a young lady, regardless of whether my wife is with me or not.

Sorry your daughter was offended.

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Nice of you to chime in Andy. What a small world!
 

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Thank you for your comment Andy. I explained to my daughter what you said and she thinks it must have just been a big misunderstanding! No harm no foul! She also said to tell you that she really did love your car and she wished I would have chose white with red interior! haha
 
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