2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - The 'Glass Menagerie

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Never Enough
George Ragula
Newark, NJ

'66 C2 Coupe
'95 C4 ZR-1
'08 C6 Z06
2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

My obsession with Vettes started as a kid, when I saw one roar down the street while looking out of an apartment window in Brooklyn, New York. That was 1956. Since then I've owned several Corvettes and have become an avid enthusiast. My interest in the marque has led me to put this collection together. It includes a frame-off-restored '66 427 Milano Maroon coupe, a '95 Aqua ZR-1, an '08 Victory Red Z06, and, the most recent addition, an '09 Jetstream Blue ZR1-all in stock condition. That's a total combined horsepower of nearly 2,000 under one garage roof! They're all beautiful in their own ways, with awesome handling and power when you get to the newer breed. I can't get enough.

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Extreme Jake
Ronnie and Kelly Kunkel
Vaughn, MT

'77 C3 Coupe

We bought this Corvette after it had been in storage for 11 years. For its restoration, our friend Gayle Sumner pulled the engine and installed a new 350. I removed the luggage rack, the antenna, and the factory-keyed alarm system for a smoother look. I also customized the car with an '82 custom front end, a 5-inch cowl hood, "Lambo" doors, Atomic Orange paint, and a black interior. A friend and artist, Mike Storrusten (Great Falls, MT), airbrushed the large "Extreme Jake" skull on the hood and a spine down the back. He added the "true flame" effect around the skull, spine, and custom center console inside the car.

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View To A Thrill
Tony and Cindy Roslund
Carlsbad, CA
'99 C5 Convertible

When my lovely wife and I got married many years ago, we were an all-Vette family. She drove a '76 T-top, and I drove a '67 coupe. It's surprising the amount of things the two of us and the cars had in common. We held out as long as we could, but when our firstborn started to develop a hunchback from being confined to the limited seating of the midyear coupe, ergonomics won out. With the kids grown up, my search for another Vette ended with this perfect '99 automatic convertible, which is great for cruising the 101 Freeway.

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Apple Of Our Eyes
Jim and Valerie Wickham
Manchester, NH

'90 C4 Coupe

We've owned our Vette a little over a year and are the second owners. It has about 57,000 miles and is in excellent condition. Even in the apple orchard, the deep-red paint grabs attention. The car is solid to the core and a bushel of fun to drive. It's been a great pick for us.

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