C5 Generation Stories

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  • My C5 "Stress Reliever"

    Jay Wilhelm

    In 1999, my wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her cancer was aggressive and she was getting treatment in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was over 150 miles round trip for us. In April, 2000, while my wife was in a chemotherapy session, I ventured to a nearby Chevy dealer to “window shop” and came across a newly-traded Torch Red 1999 Coupe.

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  • Recreating a Childhood Moment

    Larry Baker

    I was 12 years old in 1954 when a favorite neighbor came over to take me for a ride in his brand new Polo White 1954 Corvette. I dreamed about Corvettes for years after that.

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  • Graduated from Working Underneath Corvettes to Owning One!

    Mark Bockwich

    April 1, 1998. This was the first day of my employment at Corsa Performance. The day it all began.

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  • My Very Own Corvette

    Michelle Hines

    When my husband and I got married, he had a C3 that was his "baby car." Being a little short, 5'2", the C3 was a little uncomfortable for me to drive.

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  • Dreams Come True

    Charles Thibaudeau

    One summer night in 1963, I lived out a teenage boy's fantasy. I spent the entire evening cruising Manhattan Beach, California in a brand new tuxedo black Stingray convertible.

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  • My Love for Corvette

    Chris Ambrose

    My love for Corvettes started in 1960 with the TV show, Route 66. From there, I eagerly waited every year for the New AMT Corvette model to come out!

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  • WOW! What A Car!

    Ted Brooke

    It was the first Corvette I’d ever seen, a white 1958 with silver coves and I vividly recall thinking “Wow, what a car!” So the love affair began.

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  • After Two Years of Searching, We Found Our Corvette

    Mark Schwanderlik

    I got the Corvette bug and decided I should buy one. I looked at numerous cars over about two and a half years and nothing seemed like the one. I knew when I found my car, it would just feel right.

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