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    Corvette crashes into Infiniti, wetlands

    By JON CASSIDY
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
    Published: Feb. 24, 2010
    Updated: 8:00 a.m.


    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – A Corvette driver who rear-ended an Infinti G35 Tuesday night, sending both cars into the Bolsa Chica wetlands, had to be rescued from his car, and was later arrested, police said.

    Melvin Brown, 52, of Garden Grove, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    The Infiniti driver - Alfredo Garcia, 29, of Huntington Beach - was taken to the hospital with complaints of pain.

    Around 10:15 p.m., Brown was driving his brand-new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 west on Pacific Coast Highway, weaving in and out of traffic at around 150 mph, police said.

    Full Story: Corvette crashes into Infiniti, wetlands | corvette, police, brown - News - The Orange County Register
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post

    Rob,

    I do not see anything odd but I suspect that your trained eye does! The suspense is killing me, can you let us know what that might be?

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    I'm not familiar with the ZR-"eye" model. I'll have to see if I can find it in the Model Section.

    Whadda idjit. <-- the driver, not the reporter.

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    Look at the roof and the wheels of the car being pulled out of the swamp. Look at the wheels and roof of a ZR1.
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    Lol, I saw it right away, it is definately not a ZR1. Targa top, base C6 wheels, and no wide body.

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    It has the targa top and wheels of a base model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post
    I'm not familiar with the ZR-"eye" model
    Me neither. Reporters may or may not know even reporting, of late, not even background journalism.

    Quote Originally Posted by twiget View Post
    Lol, I saw it right away, it is definately not a ZR1. Targa top, base C6 wheels, and no wide body.
    I agree.

    Hmmm, a motor for sale soon????? I hate seeing the marque known this way, but there seems no shortage of Vipers, Ferraris and Corvettes, bought by those who can afford to write the check, but not with the brains to learn how to drive them..... kinda like airplanes, as it were.

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    Says a lot for the safety of the 'Vette (and the Infinity) though. An offset frontal impact at over 100mph, and both drivers walk (ok, carried) away with "non-life threatening injuries."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Look at the roof and the wheels of the car being pulled out of the swamp. Look at the wheels and roof of a ZR1.
    I can't see the difference you mention Rob, but if I'm not mistaken, when looking at the front of the wreaked Corvette, I don't see the supercharger or the intake on the hood. Does anyone else see what i'm talking about? No matter what, I'd love to own a ZR1 and it makes me sick to see one of these beauties lost to just plain stupid acts by a idiot. Hope he has to walk for the rest of his life. Sh*&^ad !

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    I'd bet my right arm that's NOT a ZR1. The body panels are all wrong.

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    It's certainly not a ZR Aye or a ZR1 but reporters like to embelish the stories when they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
    It's certainly not a ZR Aye or a ZR1 but reporters like to embelish the stories when they can.
    Correct!!! As an example, just look at how they embellished the candicacy of that neighborhood organizer from Chicago (or was it, Hawaii, eh, er, Kenya?). Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLR8 View Post
    I'm not familiar with the ZR-"eye" model. I'll have to see if I can find it in the Model Section.

    Whadda idjit. <-- the driver, not the reporter.
    Reporter is an idiot for mistaking base c6 for "zri." Driver: stupid is as stupid does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timz16 View Post
    Reporter is an idiot for mistaking base c6 for "zri." Driver: stupid is as stupid does.
    In one of the comments writer says it was a stock 2004 corvette.

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