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|03-08-2014 08:24 AM|
|Amiee Smith||I'll post day three & or show in tobstone tomorrow. Here are some pics.|
|12-27-2008 03:22 PM|
Look like a GREAT TRIP & FUN TOO!!!
Thanks for sharing GREAT pictures and info!! Tim c5garage
|10-23-2008 07:53 PM|
Day 2 of our Cross Country Adventure
Ok, so I know that there has been a long silence in our trip across country in our New Jet Stream Blue ZR1. I have had some pretty tought internet issues recently, & not all hotels make it easy for you to get access to the internet (hard to understand in this day & age). I wanted to pick up where I left off at, which was Springfield IL. We left Springfield on our way to St Louis. We picked up some fans of the ZR1 during our drive. We would often have people ride along side us during the drive, just checking out the car. Thankfully they didn't run off the road while doing so. While in St Louis, we decided to make our own photo shoot around the city at a few different landmarks, namely the Arch, Busch Stadium, & a bulding I am not sure of, but the pic looked really cool. We tried getting the car in with the Arch, but that thing is just too big. After that we were back on the road for the long drive to Tulsa OK, then tru to Oklahoma City. We pushed thru that night until we got to Amarillo TX, where after a long 13 hours of driving, we decided to call it a night. I'll post day three & or show in tobstone tomorrow. Here are some pics.
Some ZR1 Fans!
Thant little blue car is the ZR1 holding up traffic for a quick photo opp.
ZR1 in front of the new Busch Stadium - for all of you Cardinal Fans!
I am not sure what this building is, but I thought it made a great photo. If you know St Louis & what this building is, please let me know. Thanks!
|10-09-2008 05:09 PM|
Day 1 from Mitch's perspective
Day 1 from Mitch's perspective
Driving the ZR1 across the USA is pure bliss. After my first stint at the wheel all I can say is how fantastic the brakes feel; linear and powerful. The transmission is the smoothest shifting one I have ever driven in my 25 years of driving. Power for passing is what you would expect WOW! How do I get on the list to buy one of these cars is what I keep thinking as we drive across Illinois.
The reaction of others on the road is pure respect as we pass car after car. The number of thumbs-up I have seen makes me remember how fantastic a job I do have. Just pulling into a local show-n-shine last night caused people driving down the street to stop there for the first time just so they could take a peek. Looking forward to the next few days is an understatement.
Stay tuned for day two.
|10-09-2008 05:01 PM|
Day 1 of our ZR1 cross country adventure
Yesterday marked day 1 of our ZR1 cross country adventure. Destination: Tombstone, AZ. We left Detroit in what seemed like a monsoon, heading thru Indiana for Chicago, onto Joliet, IL, & finally stopping in Springfield, IL (Home of the Simpsons???) Mitch & I are bringing the 1st ZR1 back to Spring Mountain for our Ron Fellows ZR1 Driving School (We will have 2 ZR1s by the time the school starts on Oct. 20th, Blue & Red); but, first we are heading to the Corvettes & Ghost Riders event & car show in Arizona to show the ZR1 off. Just so you know, Mitch & I post threads, & reply on the forum, along with Jordan (AKA: Hollywood), one of our top instructors.
So where do I start? The car's performance? No. The car's handling? No. Ahh, the Cool Factor. Yes! In my job, I drive a lot of vettes, all over the country, & I have to say this is the coolest of them all! We are drawing crowds in every gas station, restaurant, & parking lot on our trip. To say heads turn when we drive by is an understatement; the whole body turns. Cool Factor: Thru the Roof! We happened across a Show and Shine in Joliet, IL (they have it every Wed. on Jefferson), so we decided to stop & show the car off. They loved it!
On to the car's performance. You all know the specs of the car. I'm just going to tell you what it's like to drive it. UNBELIEVABLE! You want to talk about power? This car has instant acceleration right under your foot. Just press & go. Passing gear, forget about it: Warp speed Scotty! The exhaust gets more deep & intense once you hit around 3000 RPMs. It sounds really cool!
The handling is superb! The steering is tight, & handles with pin point precision. The suspension provided a sturdy; yet, comfortable ride for the 600 miles we drove yesterday. The braking works very well & is very linear. We were driving in the pouring rain for quite a while, & the car still gripped the road amazingly. Something I didn't expect & am not used to in the Corvette (especially the Z06). I was nervous at first, but had absolute confidence in the cars handling by the time we came thru the other side! Oh, & we are averaging 17 MPG so far. I'll let you know as that improves.
Today we head off thru St Louis, continuing our journey to Tombstone. I have posted some pics from yesterday. Enjoy. - Anthony
Anthony & Mitch
Bad driving conditions??
The Show & shine in Joliet, IL (every Wed Night on Jefferson)
Our Final Mileage