Your Ride in the Spotlight - Real People, Real Cars

A showcase of Corvette Fever readers and their rides.

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Official Business

Harry Ilaria uses this Light Pewter '99 six-speed convertible as his personal transportation and as the company car for his software company in Montville, New Jersey. So much for not mixing business with pleasure.

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Gaby Bouchard of LaSalle, Quebec, is the proud owner of this '64 Saddle Tan Corvette Sting Ray. Gaby's engine is not numbers-matching, but he does squeeze 365 hp out of it. The car finished First in the NCCC judging event at Carlisle three years in a row. "But the kick," Gaby says, "is watching people's expressions when they see the car. A Corvette still makes their heads turn."

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High Altitude

Chuck Johnson, of Colorado Springs, is the original owner of this red-on-red '80 Corvette. It has 40,000 original miles and comes with all of the options except the L82. Chuck has the glass tops as well.

Does your Corvette have the right stuff for Spotlight? Well, proveit. Send your photos and story to Corvette Fever, Your Ride in the Spotlight,9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619. Remember when taking photos tofill the frame and try to avoid clutter in the background. And if you'reusing a digital camera, use the maximum resolution.

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I Do, Two

Mike and Ginny Feraco bought this 7,500-mile Torch Red '96 LT4 convertible in 1998 as a wedding present to each other. Mike and Ginny are members of the Corvettes United Club of Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Crossing Over

Rick and Gail Gorham spent over 20 years in the Ford camp before purchasing this '77 T-top in 1999. A trip to the National Corvette Museum and a subscription to CF helped them make the transition. This Orange L48-equipped Corvette includes power steering, brakes, and windows, cruise control, buckskin leather, air conditioning, and an automatic transmission.

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A Blue Christmas

This navy blue metallic '98 Corvette resides in Holly, Michigan, with Jack and Sandy Sutliff. "It is one of only seven built in 1998," Jack says. "I got it as a product evaluation car from GM. I am an employee at the Flint Powertrain V6 plant. I had this car delivered to our home on December 23, 1998 as a Christmas present for my wife."


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