Corvette In my Eyes.
I dont know about you,
but Corvette seems to have been part of me,
ever since I can remember.
And I’m Not even an American!
I grew up in the United kingdom.
My First Corvette was a Bright Orange 1972 C3.
Ok, it wasn’t actually mine,
and it wasn’t actually a drivable car!
I was 3 years old, and it was a toy car
that my parents bought for my older brother
who was born in 1972.
But he preferred the Tonka Toy Truck,
so the corvette came MY way
I played with it ALL the time,
and imagined my self actually driving it,
doing burn outs, broad siding and revving the engine.
I actually started to sound like a V8 (well, so i thought)
I loved that car.
Well, time passed by and my passion for cars turned into my career,
In my 20’s I was working in an Automotive facility that Imported
Cars from America into South Africa
(where i now live)
And I’ll never forget the day we imported a 1992
And part of my job was pre-delivery testing of vehicles.
I couldn’t wait to finally drive a real corvette.
After driving a few miles down a suburban road and checking
that all the peripherals were functioning properly,
I turn out onto an open road
and finally put my foot down.
Only to feel disappointed with the pull away.
It was fast, but not WOW fast! So i turned around,
and was about to head back
with a down turned mouth,
when i noticed an extra key on the center console.
When i turned it, my Whole experience changed.
You see, the key was set on economy.
This cleverly minimized the output of the engine and
performance, and really tamed the power.
Essentially, i was only driving on one bank of cyllinders (4)
turning the key “activated” the OTHER 4 cyllinders
There was my WOW!
It felt like WAY more than double the power,
in fact it was overwhelming!
But everything that i had always expected from a Corvette.
Needless to say, i have LOVED Corvettes even more
since then and driven many.
But when i saw the 2014 Corvette, my heart just melted.
So i decided to start this Fan Club
so we can all share in the glorious enthusiasm that is
2014 Corvette Fan Club