Featured Member of the Week: LJ75Vette-Wife
Please tell us a little bit about yourself…
I am married to a great guy who is a car fanatic. He’s especially fond of Corvettes. We have three boys who are very active in sports: baseball at the top of the list. When we’re not involved in one way or another with our boys, I’m involved with running a house, and in the school’s PTO, and he’s involved with volunteer work, his cars, and his motorcycles.
How did you first learn about Cool Rides Online?
My husband is involved with the Cool Rides forum.
What Cool Rides do you currently own?
We own a 1966 Corvette convertible, a 2003 Anniversary Edition Corvette, and a 1975 Corvette. My husband has a 1968 Harley Davidson Electra Glide, and a 1972 Harley Super Glide.
Now tell us a little about your favorite “Cool Ride”; what makes it special?
That’s a hard one because all the cars are so different. The 2003 is such an advanced car technologically, and the 1975 is more my era, but I would have to say that the 1966 Corvette is my favorite.
What’s next for your Cool Ride? Planning additional work for it or maybe a special trip/cruise?
Family members will be moving into our state but at the opposite end, so our visits to them will be nice long cruises.
What was the most difficult modification you’ve completed on any of your Cool Rides?
I do not work on the cars at all. I am tool impaired.
What’s your favorite memory involving your Cool Ride?
This is probably why the 1966 Corvette is my favorite. We were looking for a mid-year convertible for a while: for a few years actually. My husband did the searching and after many disappointments he eventually came across one about 9 hours away. We had two boys at that time and they were young and they were never away overnight so we decided to make a long weekend out of us checking out the car. We got to our destination late at night and were to meet the seller the next morning in the parking lot of the hotel where we stayed. While we were waiting my husband was really anxious about the car, but we agreed that we both had to love it. I knew if it took my breath away then this car was the one. As it was approaching us in the parking lot, I couldn’t believe how beautiful the car looked, and knew that if it checked out, then I was okay with buying it. It checked out and it’s been with us since. The rest of the weekend was great. One place we stopped off at was a large animal preserve. My two sons actually took elephant rides. I was freaking out at the time, but now it’s part of what I think about when I think of this car.
What is your dream car to own if money was not an issue?
There are so many. I like the new Jaguar, and the new Corvette is beautiful. That’s tough- too many great cars out there. Woman’s prerogative not making up my mind.
Taking care of collector vehicles is not easy. Do you have any special tips on how to take care of your Cool Rides in and out of storage?
I sure do. I have hubby do it. lol
Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online members to know about you?
My oldest son recently got his driver’s license and I thought it would be a cool idea to introduce him to Corvettes so he can maybe enjoy them like his Dad does. Without my son knowing, I asked his father to look around for a reasonably priced Corvette and that’s how the 1975 Corvette got into our garage. I’m glad I did because they spend a lot of time doing stuff to it together.