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Chevrolet Corvette Readers Rides - Your Ride

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Scott Ross Apr 1, 2008

Ride Worth Printing?
Readers Rides
9036 Brittany Way
Tampa, Fl 33619

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Rubiyan And Rosita Grande
Alan Kuhn
Haslet, TX
'67 Sting Ray Coupe And '93 40th Anniversary Convertible

In April 1993, I ordered an Anniversary convertible. I had the pleasure of being there from the bare frame to being in the car when the wheels first hit the concrete. The next morning, the car was completed and placed in the spotlight in the lighted canopy. The car was then taken to Campbell Chevrolet, where I picked it up and named it Rubyan.

Next to Rubyan is Rosita Grande, my '67 Big Rat with a 468ci, 650-plushorsepower engine built by Dana "AJ" Hager. Rosita has run 165-plus mph on the road course and 12.2 seconds/124 mph in the quarter. Rosita is street legal and driven every weekend. The suspension, axles, and rearend were rebuilt to tolerate the racing.

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The Family That Vettes Together....
Pete And Tom Northcott
Troy, Mo

Attached is a picture of my daughter, Laura Grace, with seven of the Corvettes my father and I own. My father, Pete, owns the '66 350hp 327 four-speed, '77 L48 four-speed, '79 L48, and '96 LT4 six-speed. I own the '71 LS5 four-speed convertible, '90 ZR1 Lingenfelter, '93 LT1, and not shown is my '82 Collector Edition.

It all started when my father bought his '79 when I was in middle school. It sat alone for almost 15 years until I was able to buy my first one, and it took off from there.

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It All Started At The Racetrack
Kathy Winter
Hutchinson, Mn
Quasar Blue '92 Corvette Coupe

For years, I drag raced my dailydriver Buick Century. As I was staging at Brainerd International Raceway, the tower announced, "Here's a lady who drag races the same car she drives to garage sales." That's when I knew if I wanted to be taken seriously as a racer, I had to get a serious race car. The choice was obvious, and I started looking for a Corvette, but it would have to be distinctive. I spent hours drafting the design for the graphics and choosing the color scheme. I decided the lines of a C4 would lend itself best to the graphics. Then I found it-a Quasar Blue '92 coupe. I took the car and my graphics design to ABC Design & Graphics in Blaine, Minnesota. When I saw the finished car I said, "Now it's my Corvette."

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Top-Off Treasures
Glen Hadley
Minster, Oh
'64 Sting Ray Convertible And '75 Corvette T-Top Coupe

Here's a picture of my '64 Vette and my son's '75 Vette. This picture was taken just after we finished building the '64. That project took four years, but I loved every minute of putting this car together. We put around 2,000 miles on it this past summer, mostly just cruising it on the weekends. I built the engine to be driven on the street, but it's a very healthy 355ci small-block that's equipped with aluminum heads, roller cam, roller rockers, steel tube headers, dual four-barrel carburetors, and more.

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Shining Brighter Than The Apple
John And Mary Angela Giardina
Staten Island, Ny
'02 Corvette Coupe

My husband, John, bought his "Little Red Corvette" brand-new. In 2005, he entered it in its first car show and won First Place. To date, he has won six trophies. The Corvette is modified in great taste, which is why the judges appreciate it. In the winter, the Corvette is kept in a plastic bubble in the heated garage. Everything in the garage is Corvettethemed: pictures, models, signs, a bumper that lights up, and even red-and-black window miniblinds. He belongs to the Staten Island Corvette Club.

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From America's Vetteland
Henry And Naomi Rehfeldt
Larsen, WI
'64 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe

We bought this car on June 24, 1964, from Bob Miller Chevrolet in Princeton, Wisconsin. It is Silver Blue with a dark blue interior, with a 300hp 327 and a Muncie four-speed manual transmission (all numbers-matching). It was the only car we had at the time, but knowing what Wisconsin winters are like, we got a second vehicle and parked the Vette. A trip to Florida in 1965, Florida and the East Coast (5,000 miles) in 1966, and many trips to Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul over the years contributed to the current 41,000 original miles on the car. It still has its original paint, interior, clutch, and transmission.



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