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Old 02-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #57
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You forgot to mention that the warrantly covers failures during track use.



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Old 02-06-2014, 10:35 AM   #58
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I've met a few new Corvette owners at weekend auto-x, etc.....First time at a track ever with a new 'Vette to boot, and they are having a ball....I'm sure the driving school for new Vette owners will have a lot of takers....Good luck to them all...
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:58 AM   #59
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The REAL "Z", Dual Use, UNLIMITED, 1000 clutch dumps at the drags, 7:41 at the Ring ..... is the ANSWER to everyones plights mentioned.... IMHO.

You all know what that is. Most Capable Street/Strip/Track car ever produced with a Camaro name on it.

ZL1. "Period"

Now, Go buy one if you haven't already. You will receive all the "extras" the most "track capable" Camaro ever does not, and in many cases, if you happen to get mixed up with one, you will likely show it your taillights. In the world 98% of Camaro owners live in .. that is.
<sigh> . . . some people still don't get what this kind of track car is all about.

Most Capable Street = irrelevant

Most Capable Strip = minimal interest at best

What it doesn't have is a substantial part of its appeal. But like the Harley riders say, if this has to be explained to you, you aren't going to understand it anyway.

Yes, the ZL1 is your "right Camaro". And that's fine (coming from a Mustang owner, no less).


Zfatuated - More to topic, thanks for posting the HOD/Corvette partnership along with specific mention of NJMP, which is only a little over an hour's drive for me. Do you have even a rough idea what might constitute "if qualified" in the following excerpt? Is it as simple as making a favorable impression on an instructor during the first session?

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As part of the sponsorship, Corvette Stingrays will be available for HOD participants to experience, and if qualified, drive on the track at HOD events
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:36 AM   #60
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Zfatuated - More to topic, thanks for posting the HOD/Corvette partnership along with specific mention of NJMP, which is only a little over an hour's drive for me. Do you have even a rough idea what might constitute "if qualified" in the following excerpt? Is it as simple as making a favorable impression on an instructor during the first session?

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You are welcome, of course. I would suggest contacting your local HOD folks to clarify. You've always struck me as a level-headed responsible fellow, I'm sure you can get "hooked up" quickly and easily.

I've run with HOD (N. CA) many times, I cannot speak highly enough about them. It's a great organization.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #61
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Nice announcement, Zfatuated, about HOD and the Corvette. I am really glad to see Autobahn listed since that is my home track. They are one of the groups I track with and are a very well organized group.

Because of pricing I am on the fence between the Z28 and the Z06, but that is for another thread. But at least by hopefully tracking the base Corvette one could get an idea how good the Z might be.

Norm, no matter how many times it is explained, these folks will just not get it.

BTW, I do not know if you guys have seen this yet but I am trying to separate the Dragstrip and HPDE sections. Maybe is we separate out from those folks that do not get it we will not have to put up with them as much.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:00 PM   #62
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<sigh> . . . some people still don't get what this kind of track car is all about.

Most Capable Street = irrelevant

Most Capable Strip = minimal interest at best

What it doesn't have is a substantial part of its appeal. But like the Harley riders say, if this has to be explained to you, you aren't going to understand it anyway.

Yes, the ZL1 is your "right Camaro". And that's fine (coming from a Mustang owner, no less).


Zfatuated - More to topic, thanks for posting the HOD/Corvette partnership along with specific mention of NJMP, which is only a little over an hour's drive for me. Do you have even a rough idea what might constitute "if qualified" in the following excerpt? Is it as simple as making a favorable impression on an instructor during the first session?

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May I add 1-2-3 more things the ZL1 also offers that I don't want and will not hear/experience in my Z/28:

The eventually gets old (to me) whine of a supercharger, the possibility of an infernal/internal clacking supercharger coupling (Service Manager: "Clacking? What clacking? I don't hear any clacking. That's normal."), and heat soak.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:50 PM   #63
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May I add 1-2-3 more things the ZL1 also offers that I don't want and will not hear/experience in my Z/28:

The eventually gets old (to me) whine of a supercharger, the possibility of an infernal/internal clacking supercharger coupling (Service Manager: "Clacking? What clacking? I don't hear any clacking. That's normal."), and heat soak.
lol....and the one thing I never get tired of.....600+hp when I want it. Funny how the whine and clacking seems to fade from my consciousness. just playing with ya!!!
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