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Like Father, Like Son: Corvette Fever

When my husband was about 10 years old, he saw a Corvette by
the lake. He told his grandfather, “I want to have that car when I grow
up. His grandfather told him,” To have that car, you must have a
really good job.”

Well, after my husband received his PhD in Physics at age 27, he bought
a white used 1974 Corvette. Every so often, from time to time,
he has been buying his childhood dream car and he now owns
2014 Corvette.

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(Coarvette 2014)


Then, the driving Corvette tradition came down to our son. He is a
pilot for a commercial airline. So, he flies aircrafts more
than driving cars.

But, somehow, he decides to drive a nice smooth American
sport car when he is not flying. Also, in 2020, the Corvette Stingray is
going to be redesigned completely. The biggest change is that
Corvette is going to be a mid-engine sports car. That is a revolution
for Corvette drivers.

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Our son decided to purchase a traditional Corvette Stingray,
instead of the new design. His father said, “Good decision!”.


History of Corvette

C1 1953-1962
In 1953, the Corvette was introduced as the first
American sport car by General Motors.


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C2 1963-1968
Big block V8 engine was introduced. It was rated
at 425 HP.

C3 1968-1982
“T-top” removable panels were introduced.
Four speed automatic transmission was standard.

C4 1983-1996
Top speed was over 150 MPH.
Corvette was a pace cat at Indy 500 for the third time, 19

C5 1997-2004
Corvette’s 50th anniversary as the first American dream
car.

C6 2005- 2013
All new design and engineering. Powered by
the new 6.0L 400 HP small block V8.

C7 2014 – present
Aluminum frames become the standard for all coupe
and convertible models.

C8 2020
Mid- engine Corvette will be introduced.
It will be more precise and powerful.

But, our son decided on a 2019 model.
2020 Corvette is exciting but he wants to wait
until all the new features are tested.

So, at the end of the year 2019, my husband and I
followed our son’s Corvette shopping. We enjoyed this
American sports car’s features.

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(Corvette 2019)

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Shopping a new car at the end of the year is not a bad deal. My son saved some money.
He worked hard. He earned it!

Personally, I drive a Cadillac XTS and
I like GM cars. Their aftercare service is great and
my Cadillac dealer has many competent mechanics, just as
Chevrolet has many skilled mechanics for Corvettes.

As long as I live in the U.S., I try to support
the hard work of American labors.



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アメリカのおばちゃま こんにちは

ご主人様は、幼い頃の夢を叶えられて、本当に凄いですね。
私は、車に乗るだけの人間なので(ペーパードライバーです。)夫が運転しながらあの車は,どうのこうのというのに,的確なレスポンスが出来なくて悪いなあと思っています。
ご夫婦で,別の車を所有されて、それぞれの世界を作られているのも羨ましいかぎりです。

夫の高いお遊び

彼は、飛行機の操縦と車が好きです。
若い頃は、いろいろなことを我慢して、夫の、飛行機、そして、車好きな
趣味をやらせてあげていました。今、感謝しているかしらねえ。

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アメリカのおばちゃま、
私の苦手な(!)車のお話、ありがとうございます。
技術の世界は日進月歩、日本語でついていくのも大変です。
田舎に住んでいるので、毎日運転していますが、
車、ましてや、スポーツカーのお話、また少し、英語の勉強もさせていただきました。
今年もよろしくお願いします。

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ただ、新しいコルベットは、エンジンが前ではなく、座席のすぐ
後ろ、つまり、エンジンが車の真ん中に来るのが、画期的なようです。
V8エンジンとか、シリンダーがどうのとか、私の車にターバンが付いているので、酸素が入って、ブルルンとスピードが出るとか、そんなことがやっと
わかるようになった、オバハンです!

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