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Skoosh1970

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Mon 28 Jan 19 11:35

Hilarious quote of the weekend..... Message Icon


... while filling my C4 up with super unleaded at the weekend I was approached by a member of the public, who, in his wisdom commented.....

" Nice Corvette mate.... just like the one in Smoky and the Time Bandits"

God I laughed...and laughed ...and laughed.... after I'd pulled away of course..!!!

Si.

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Invetterate

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Mon 28 Jan 19 12:20


Got to admire some people's mental acuity.......


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Nick B

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Mon 28 Jan 19 13:03

Re: Hilarious quote of the weekend.....


This is my old Camaro, a bloke asked me "is that the same as the one Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt? Rofl Priceless!


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roscobbc

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Mon 28 Jan 19 13:28

Re: Hilarious quote of the weekend.....


Skoosh1970 wrote (View Post):... while filling my C4 up with super unleaded at the weekend I was approached by a member of the public, who, in his wisdom commented.....

" Nice Corvette mate.... just like the one in Smoky and the Time Bandits"

God I laughed...and laughed ...and laughed.... after I'd pulled away of course..!!!

Si.

Star role might have been Burt Lancaster............ Doh


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Daytona Vette

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Mon 28 Jan 19 13:47

Re: Hilarious quote of the weekend.....


The trouble with all these people is that they do not know a Chevette when they see one.

Still General Motors, but with a little difference.


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gavinfdavies

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Mon 28 Jan 19 17:33


I used to have similar when I was riding my 2015 Royal Enfield Continental GT. Every time I pulled up there'd be an old gent who (without exception) tell me confidently that he used to ride one, that he first saw one during the way, that he also likes (insert other bike make here). Never once were they correct, and most failed to notice that it was on a yellow 2015 plate! I suppose the same mentality mean any American car must be a Mustang etc.


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kentvette

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Mon 28 Jan 19 17:51

Re: Hilarious quote of the weekend.....


When we were buying petrol for the Corvette we, or that is June, as she was invariably paying at the cash desk, used to get aggravated when the cashiers always asked if it was a kit-car, or (worse!) a Ferrari!

Interestingly, we were out in the car last Monday and I encountered only the second person in 15 years who did NOT know it was a Corvette. Virtually everyone here, from ages 7 to 70 it seems, knows what it is and can confidently discuss the various generations.

Last year we were at a vintage cycling event, talking to a chap about the sun glasses he was selling. He noticed my NCRS polo shirt and the tiny (1/4 inch type) mention of the "Corvette Road Tour". In French he asks "What year have you got?" '78, says I. "Oh, I like those, so much more luggage space than the pre 78's" Do you have a Corvette? I ask. "No, but Corvettes - everyone knows about them"! No wonder we live here! Thumbs up


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roscobbc

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Mon 28 Jan 19 18:10

Re: Hilarious quote of the weekend.....


The opposite extreme to this is the question "what size is the engine"? - then trying to act as though they have some knowledge say "Oh, I suppose 5.7 litre" - I usually respond "489 cubic inches" -"Er whats that - just under 5 litres?" - the response "8 litre - 8000 cc" is usually met with disbelief or total incredulity. Of course the next question is "how many miles to the gallon (or gallons to the mile) ha, ha, ha" - again incredulity follows when I say "15 to 16 mpg at cruise speeds".



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