HI:MY NAME IS BRUCE KOPPING. I AM 43 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A 1993 40th ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE(PHOTOS IN MY PROFILE). I HAVE ONE BROTHER AND ONE SISTER. MY BROTHER IS 18 YEARS OLDER AND MY SISTER IS 14 YEARS OLDER THAN I AM. MY SISTER AND HER EX-HUSBAND HAD A 1969 (YEAR I WAS BORN) STINGRAY. I WAS ABOUT 3 OR 4 AT THE TIME. MY FASCINATION FOR THIS WONDERFUL WELL MANUFACTURED AMERICAN WAS IMPLANTED AT THIS AGE AND I LIKED RIDING IN IT. MY BROTHER HAD A 68 PORSCHE 911. ON THE FIRST SIGHT, I DID NOT LIKE IT AND I DID NOT LIKE RIDING IN IT. I AM NOT A PORSCHE FAN BECAUSE THEY JUST ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL! I HOPE I DID NOT OFFEND ANYBODY, BUT IT IS MY PERSONAL BELIEF! WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, THE C4 CAME ABOUT AND I LOVED THE BODY STYLE!! LITTLE BE KNOWNST TO ME, I WOULD HAVE ONE ONE DAY! THE FIRST TIME I DROVE A VETTE WAS IN 1995. I LOVED DRIVING IT, BUT IT WAS A MANUAL SHIFT. I AM AN AMPUTEE (I LOST PART OF MY RIGHT FOOT SERVING IN THE USMC WHILE ON A TRAINING EXCERCISE) SO I AM NOT REALLY COORDINATED TO DRIVE A STICK SHIFT. IN 1999, I GOT A REAL GOOD JOB THAT PAID VERY WELL. I AM FROM SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AND I WAS LOOKING AT THE USED VETTES AT MIKE DAUGHERTY CHEVROLET. I SAW MY FUTURE AND FIRST VETTE. IT WAS A 93 40TH ANNIVERSARY(RPO Z 25) OPTION WITH THE RUBY RED EXTERIOR/INTERIOR. IT ALSO HAS THE AUXILARY HARD TOP. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE WORTH $'s SOMEDAY. I HAVE HAD HER PUSHING 13 YEARS NOW AND I WILL NOT GIVE HER UP BECAUSE IT WOULD BE EMOTIONALLY DEVASTATING FOR ME. I AM TOO ATTACHED TO THIS CAR. LIKE THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, THERE IS A COMRADERIE AMONG CORVETTE OWNERS WHICH IS SO COOL. I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT WITH OTHER CARS. WE ARE UNIQUE AND WE HAVE A STRONG BOND! I AM PROUD TO BE A US MARINE AND I AM PROUDER TO OWN AMERICA'S CAR: A CORVETTE! HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THIS FORUM
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Welcome to the CAC Bruce!
Great story Bruce! It's always so good to hear anothers passion for the best sports car in america!! Welcome and like others have said, Thanks for your service!!
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Welcome to the forum Bruce. Thanks for your service to our Country.
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