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When I purchased in Feb 2014, at the time I had only seen 1 C7 in person. Everything else was only in videos. I've taken numerous pictures of mine and my wife has taken a couple of videos following me around. Now I see other lucky owners driving down the road, and here's my dilemma, my wife or son will not drive it, even though I've asked them to several times (maybe secretly I don't want them too). How do I get to admire my machine on the road? I would like to see it passing me, or I would like see how it looks pulling up next to it at a light or viewing it from across the intersection. I'm trying not to sound arrogant, conceded or full of myself, but I only see pictures that I've taken. Does this sound crazy? Am I crazy? Do others ask these questions?
 

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Lend me your keys, I'll drive past really quickly. ;)

Honestly, I have to much fun driving it to care how it looks.
 
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When I purchased in Feb 2014, at the time I had only seen 1 C7 in person. Everything else was only in videos. I've taken numerous pictures of mine and my wife has taken a couple of videos following me around. Now I see other lucky owners driving down the road, and here's my dilemma, my wife or son will not drive it, even though I've asked them to several times (maybe secretly I don't want them too). How do I get to admire my machine on the road? I would like to see it passing me, or I would like see how it looks pulling up next to it at a light or viewing it from across the intersection. I'm trying not to sound arrogant, conceded or full of myself, but I only see pictures that I've taken. Does this sound crazy? Am I crazy? Do others ask these questions?
I'm sure you can find someone to drive your car if you wish.

Something I might suggest though is participating in a local Corvette club or group. Then you could see what other whites in the group look like going by you and you'll know what yours looks like. We have an awesome time participating in drives with other guys from this Forum in our own Northern California group. We don't have our OWN C7 quite yet, but we have done drives in our other cars and see the C7s all around us and enjoy those looks. Of course, we enjoy looking at the other blues the most. ;)
 

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When I purchased in Feb 2014, at the time I had only seen 1 C7 in person. Everything else was only in videos. I've taken numerous pictures of mine and my wife has taken a couple of videos following me around. Now I see other lucky owners driving down the road, and here's my dilemma, my wife or son will not drive it, even though I've asked them to several times (maybe secretly I don't want them too). How do I get to admire my machine on the road? I would like to see it passing me, or I would like see how it looks pulling up next to it at a light or viewing it from across the intersection. I'm trying not to sound arrogant, conceded or full of myself, but I only see pictures that I've taken. Does this sound crazy? Am I crazy? Do others ask these questions?
It does not sound crazy at all to me...This will be my first Corvette and I am still waiting for it, but I had the same experience with my 2013 Mustang GT. I loved when someone drove it around. I could admire all the modifications I made from a different perspective and hear the roar of the engine from a completely different angle.
 

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Treat it like just another car and your wife won't feel so paranoid driving it..
Putting it on a pedestal makes them somewhat reluctant..
 

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Hmmmm. Wants somebody else to drive his car while he watches. Sounds automotively kinky to me. :D
 

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Yes, yes and no.

Sorry.
Agree! Actually would like my wife to drive it in case it's needed if her car is not available. However, although she can drive a standard trans, her Honda Accord and Plymouth Champ were sticks, she refuses. Never drove my '97, '93, '08 either (all std trans!) Says I would be so upset if she scratched it! Guess she is right!
 

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Hmmmm. Wants somebody else to drive his car while he watches. Sounds automotively kinky to me. :D
LOL... now that is funny.... and maybe a little wierd when you put it that way!

OP no it really isn't crazy - at least to me. I have taken the opportunity with other cars that I have owned to see what it looks like driving, passing me by, hearing the exhaust, seeing the mods I have made to the car. A moving vehicle provides a much different perspective on the car.

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This does not sound crazy to me at all. Recently I had my wife pick me up at the Cleveland Airport, she drove 6 hours from home to meet me there. I had a huge smile on my face when she drove up for multiple reasons. One was I was seeing her and the the other two reasons was I got to see my car drive up and also I got to hear it. I did really enjoy watching and hearing her arrive.

So not weird at all, I get it!
 
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Not to crazy.

But I don't have that problem, wife drives it at least once a week. I've said to a few people, want to take it for a drive and I've had the same response "NO but thanks" with a look of fear in their face. My two oldest sons have only driven it a few times but did not hesitate to when I offered.

Daughter's boy friend I let drive it ( I like him and he's an engineer ), put a BIG smile on his face, hoping it induces him to propose!
 

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Drive by a row of buildings in the business district on a weekend, when traffic is light, and watch your reflection in the glass fronts. Worked for me when I got my new C5 Vert.
 

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Drive by a row of buildings in the business district on a weekend, when traffic is light, and watch your reflection in the glass fronts. Worked for me when I got my new C5 Vert.
It might be hard for him to do that with all the police motor officers doing the same thing!
 
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