Christy Sassers Corvette dream began when she was just 5 years old. A family friend owned one, and she was enthralled with it. Thats the car I want when Im 16, the little girl informed her dad. Her sweet 16th came and went without that Corvetteor any otherbut that was not to be her only Corvette disappointment. Years later, her husband Mike bought a Corvette, but it was a six-speed. Try as she might, she couldnt master it. She began to think that driving a Corvette was something shed never do.
Then last year she and Mike made the trek from their Georgia home to the first Corvette Forum Cruise-in at the National Corvette Museum and took the plant tour. Thats when Lady Luck smiled on Christy. She was selected to start a brand new Corvette as it came off the line. I got the Fever that instant, she told us. I started the car, blew the horn a couple of times, and received a certificate from the plant. After being around Corvettes all weekend, and the plant experience, I just had to have one of my own.
She and Mike are now the happy owners of this Torch Red/Black interior 2000 and a Black/Black interior 98 coupe, and are proud members of the National Corvette Museum. Their Corvettes are both basically stock, except for a few appearance changes. The 2000 has a B&B Tri-Flo Sport exhaust, a Breathless Performances brushed rear exhaust plate, and titanium 38 percent window tint.
Christy now has a company car and her Corvette is no longer a daily driver, yet it boasts 37,000 happily driven miles. Christy and Mike have immersed themselves in the Corvette lifestyle. Theyve attended both Corvette Forum Cruise-ins and frequently participate in local events, including regional Corvette Forum activities like weekend cruises and one-day road tours, even hosting last years Christmas party for Atlanta area members.
This little girls Corvette dream has come true in a really big way. Were glad she didnt lose faith. All good things come to those who wait.