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#41
You guys weren’t old enough to be interested at the time but the VH1 contest was a big deal !, Videos were quite the thing then... sometimes unfortunately even more important than the music... The fact that this contest picked Corvettes acknowledges the stature that Corvettes had in the world at the time.
Getting a Corvette of every year was unbelievable...!! And that was when our model was only 36 years old...it is now 30 years later and our cars still carry a mistique.
VH1 wanted to start up with a big splash.. it worked.

Graham
Unfortunately I am old enough and remember VH1 well. Just not the contest. The only place I saw it on tv was bars.... and only the ones that were not playing MTV. 😂
 
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Erics C3 part 2

 
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Here are a few examples of what to look for if you are considering getting and restoring a C3. Sure we would be looking for a car in better overall condition but the info on frame and suspension trauma is good to know to look at any C3.
Also like many things... Corvettes are often abandoned part way into a restoration. Seems once the ripping and tearing is done the $$ just do not get spent. So like he says... keep it running and driving instead. Good advice for most of us.

 
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Just for the fun of it. This driver is laying down some fantastic marks in the turns. Has the car right on the edge and is smooth as butter. :thumbs:

 

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You gotta stop Derek, you are making it sound too much like summer.:banghead:

I love those Greenwood C3's, what a joy watching that one carve out the corners.

Thanks for sharing. :thumbs:
 
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Seems to be C3 week so let's look at this one. Love the work done on this car.
 
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This one maybe should have been first. This young fellow seems to know a great deal about the C3s. His vids are fairly practical for what the average guy wants out of one of these great cars.

 

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🤔Surprised “C3 week” has not disturbed @turbozig from hibernation for a comment yet .... he must be a sound deep sleeper - good for him - I’m thinking the spring wakening should be pretty good for him 🙂👍🏻
 

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Up in my mom's garage insulating the ceiling. Pep has been a great help today. Been fixing up and heating the garage. More vehicle storage.
 
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🤔Surprised “C3 week” has not disturbed @turbozig from hibernation for a comment yet .... he must be a sound deep sleeper - good for him - I’m thinking the spring wakening should be pretty good for him 🙂👍🏻

This is all boring for Ziggy. He knows all this stuff already. I always think about Ziggy when I see these vids or hear someone talking about getting a C3. He told me the story of how he selected his 70. He did all the things suggested and more. Great story if you ever get a chance to talk to him about it. :Biggrin:
 
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Up in my mom's garage insulating the ceiling. Pep has been a great help today. Been fixing up and heating the garage. More vehicle storage.

You need the space as your fleet just keeps on growing Ziggy. :thumbs:
 
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Speaking of 70's.

Here's one with some not so skilled but very dedicated guys.
 
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here is part 2.
 

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Here’s another great one. Some kids are worth giving up your corvette for. These ones sure are.
The guy has some work to do but wow... what a beautiful birthday.
I don't know how many times I've seen this video, but thanks for making me tear up again.
 
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#56
Not a Corvette video but Michael @XFIRE82 might like it.

 

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the Olds Rocket motor was the first real muscle car when it came out in 1949. The 303 was boss on the road and track back then. The 53 pictured was not my cup of tea but if you owned one back then you drove a real bomb !!
 
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Here’s a decent video on the evolution of the C3.
Any of you C3 guys see anything interesting or perhaps something missed in this one?

 
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Here’s one @XFIRE82 would like to get in his collection probably.
Likely many of us that would.

 
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Here a diamond in the rough. Would like to see finished.

 

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