Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Corvettes: What Are The Owners Like

I read an interesting article about the personality types that are driven to have certain cars. Until I get another Corvette - granted I want it in a kewl color - I have no interest in any other type of car.

So, this guy "Kenny" has made a study of car owners and here's what he has to say -- which is rather scary how much I identify with it.

Kenny said that drivers of sports cars such as the Corvette are seeking power and control, but mostly control.

"You will find that Corvette owners are more sensitive and refined than you would think. They're not into hoarding it over other people the way that the Hummer owners are," said Kenny.

The other emotional need that can be fulfilled is a desire for immortality."

They get real upset if the paint job gets scratched. That's very upsetting to a Corvette owner. They want these things to last forever, and they want to last forever," said Kenny. "They're never going to sell it. In fact, a lot of Corvette owners, when they buy a new Corvette, they keep the other one."

It took me almost 18 months to decide to sell my Vette and I cried for like 2 days even though I knew I was doing the right thing. It's true that we get upset over stuff that wouldn't phase others.

One time when I was backing my Vette up into a garage at a house I lived it, I was doped up on cold medications and I saw my Harley kind of moving. Turns out I had gotten the car too close to the bike's highway pegs on the engine guard and there was a little scratch on her door.

I literally ran into the house to get sick because I couldn't believe I had done that to my car. The bike, thankfully, was unharmed.

As for the power and control...oh hell yes. There is nothing like being enveloped in those seats, down low, wide wheel base and knowing that baby will do anything you ask of her.

I don't know how people can have a car just as a means of transportation. For me, it's definitely a part of my personality.