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The ’Glass Menagerie - Readers' Rides- September 2014

Jul 15, 2014

All In (Finally!)

2009 Chevroelt Corvette Convertible 2/3

Who: Richard Wallace
Where: Andrews, TX
What: '09 Corvette convertible
Back in 1965, I almost bought a '62 Corvette. I had the money, but I chose to return to college. Everyone says I made the right decision, but I always wanted a Vette.

When I finally retired, and started looking at and driving some late-models, I could not find the one that was really me. My daughter said I was just too picky.

Finally, I found an Arctic White '09 convertible that really stood out. It has the two-tone titanium interior. It had 17,000 miles on it, but it was in immaculate condition.

The first trip that I took in it was to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Bowling Green, Kentucky, then over to South Carolina, Florida, and the Gulf Coast. Twelve days, 4,500 miles, and it drove like a dream, which it still does.

I've joined my local Corvette Club, the Permian Basin Corvette Club, and I'm now “all in” on Vettes. Love your magazine!

Second Timer

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 3/3

Who: David Hicks
Where: Flint, MI
What: '02 Corvette Z06
This is my second Corvette. My first was a '69 Fathom Green convertible with a white top, green interior, 390hp 427, four-speed, and side exhaust. This one I purchased new in 2002.

Outside, as you can see, I added the stripes that are based on the design of the '04 Commemorative Edition Z06's graphics. The Torch Red bra has been invaluable in keeping stone nicks away. I also added the chrome Z06 wheels, LED rear taillights, and a satellite radio system. I have left the powerplant alone, as it is quite fast enough for me. You will find some chrome under the hood as well. Inside, I've also added some interior accessories, including some red leather ones.

I have 40,000 miles on it, and have driven it to Florida and back, and found it to be very easy and comfortable to travel in, getting 28.5 mpg at 75 mph. It only gets out in the summer weather.

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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