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The 'Glass Menagerie - Readers' Rides - February 2014

Feb 6, 2014
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Old #1

Who: Jack Cunningham 
Where: Sharpsburg, GA 
What: ’90 C4 coupe  

1402 1990 Chevrolet Corvette C4 2/4

I purchased this car in bone-stock condition some 17 years ago from its first owner. Over time, I converted it into a streetable race machine. The L98 has been rebuilt into a 383 stroker, which, thanks to supercharging and intercooling, provides 490 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Almost everything else -- the transmission, brakes, suspension, and exhaust system -- has been upgraded from stock, except for the 3.07 rear gears.

 1990 Chevrolet Corvette C4 3/4

Presently, “Roxy” has 39,000 miles on her, and she always seems to elicit a smile from the viewing public. I’d like to think she’s a one-of-a-kind representative of Corvette’s fourth generation.

Despite Roxy’s attire, she only does the car-show circuit. As per my last will and testament, this Corvette will one day become property of the National Corvette Museum.


Salt-Free Diet

Who: Carl Jaskiewicz 
Where: East Troy, WI 
What: ’13 C6 427 Convertible  

1402 2013 Chevrolet Corvette C6 427 Convertible 4/4

In the summer of 2012, we went on a Corvette Assembly Plant tour in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where one of my daughters got to start up a new Vette right off the assembly line. (She was very happy!) Then we visited the National Corvette Museum, where we saw one of these beauties on display at the entrance. We instantly fell in love.

Back home in Wisconsin, we saw this one at our local dealership and bought it. It had just 8 original miles on it at the time. After driving home on December 6, it rained and then snowed, and then the roads were salted, so we weren’t able to drive the Corvette again until May. It was torture, but the car was fun to look at.

Now we are driving happy, and we love this Vette!


Is your Vette menagerie material?

Just send a photo (or photos) of the car, a brief description, and whatever else you’d like to VETTE Magazine, c/o ’Glass Menagerie, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. You can also email the information to vette@sorc.com with “Glass” in the subject line. So what are you waiting for?


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