Your Ride in the Spotlight - Real People, Real Cars

A showcase of Corvette Fever readers and their rides.

The readers of Corvette Fever and their Vettes in the spotlight.

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Crown Jewel

The Virginia Corvette Club in Lynchburg sent us this photo of Dennis and Janice Gripp's Jewel Blue '61. Dennis has owned the car for 32 years, and it still has both tops and the original three-speed transmission.

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By The Numbers

This numbers-matching '67 Corvette convertible was in excellent shape when William Opincar purchased it, especially the interior; but it took almost three years to make the entire car correct for NCRS judging. The Marina Blue '67 boasts a 390hp, 427ci engine with a four-speed and side exhaust.

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Stocked Up For Winter

The changing autumn leaves of Torrington, Connecticut, make the perfect backdrop for Jerry and Debbie Smith's bone-stock '92 Corvette. Of course, hibernation can't be far behind. The Smiths' '92 has red leather interior.

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Beach Bum

When Mike Riley of Oldsmar, Florida, goes to the beach, he brings his own Stingray. It's a Riverside Gold '69 equipped with an L46/M21/3.70 Posi-traction drivetrain. Mike also has the optional hardtop and an AM/FM stereo.

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Sun & Surf

Fred and Carol Gronemeier's '61 Corvette carries a 350ci fuel-injected engine with a four-speed and Posi-traction rear axle. Other options include white coving, auxiliary hardtop, and heater. Fred and Carol drive it on nice days around East Alton, Illinois, and even spent a week driving it up and down Daytona Beach in Florida, where this photo was taken.

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I Do

Brian Krause, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, said goodbye to his '73 coupe when he got married. But five years ago, he said hello to this '58 Corvette. The '58 has silver coves and a red interior. "It took me seven or eight years to find a white '58 that I could afford and that ran well," Brian says. "It's lots of fun cruising the streets."

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