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Alley
02-18-07, 09:47 PM
I have a 2007 Lemans Blue Corvette Coupe. I have only had it for a week. :D Every time I see it, I still can't believe it is mine, all mine!!:) It is my first Corvette.....well I do I a 1996 Corvette, but it a drag car and not streetable. I love speed! My drag car has a 540 BB Chevy. Run's 5.30's in the 8th. Hope to share some stories and photos with some good people, here on the BB.

Drive safe. Keep the painted side up!

Allison...My friends call me Alley.

Erik S. Klein
02-18-07, 10:21 PM
Hello and welcome to the CAC! Congrats on your new ride!

Enjoy!

(and YELLOW is the fastest color!)

:Steer

billyz06-2003
02-18-07, 11:13 PM
welcome to the club, hope you enjoy, i think you will. bet you really like that new vette. be safe and have fun,
:) :) :) :) :) :)

bill81vette
02-19-07, 12:36 AM
welcome to CAC!!!!:CAC
hope you enjoy the vette as well as the forums!!!
post some pics when you get a chance!!!!!

XLR8
02-19-07, 02:21 AM
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Glad you joined us Alley! An '07 Lemans Blue Coupe, eh? Sounds sweet!! We'd love to see photos so post them when you can.

Enjoy the Vette and the Forums!!

:w Jane Ann

GS Diva
02-19-07, 07:28 AM
Hi Alley from Alabama...

Welcome! And congratulations on your '07...love that Lemans Blue!:)

Elaine

jrose7004
02-19-07, 03:42 PM
Congrats on your new car and welcome to CAC!:w

rascal_rascal_99
02-19-07, 08:40 PM
Welcome to CAC!

I assume your running Huntsville Dragstrip?...or do you go to one of the other tracks around the area? Been awhile since I've been there much, I usually make it down once or twice a year...if that's where you're running then I guess I'll have to remember to keep my eye's open for a wicked ZR1 to line up against....if you'll spot me half a track!:ohnoes :L

Alley
02-19-07, 09:57 PM
Erik....Thank you, doll. I love my new car and....until you drive a blue one you want understand! :D Hee,hee. BLUE is the fastest color;) .

Billy...I am really enjoying my ride so far! I have already starting ordering "things" for it. :cool

Bill....Thank you very much! :)

Jane Ann....Thanks!!! I am new...I am going to have to learn how to post a pic :confused
Your car looks smokin'!

Elaine....Thank you....My favorite color is blue but I love em' all.

jrose....Thank you. I really like this board so far.

Rascal ......Yes, at the Huntsville Dragstrip. I will be racing most weekends. Look me up, I'll give ya a half track.....Your gonna need it!:L lol Really, if you are out there, please look me up. I would love to see your ride. I may even take you for a ride in the drag car.

XLR8
02-19-07, 10:14 PM
Alley,

Thanks! :cool Here are a couple of links to DIY threads in the Site Help and Feedback Forum that deal with resizing photos (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92538) and uploading photos. (http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92568)

If I can help send me a PM!!

And again - WELCOME!!

:w Jane Ann

yellowsubmarine
02-19-07, 10:49 PM
Welcome, AlleyBama! LeMans Blue was my second choice, so I understand your passion for the color. And if it does get discontinued next year, you will have a distinctive Corvette.

Daryllawman
02-20-07, 12:48 AM
Hello and welcome to the Corvette Action Center....Congrats on the Vette....As for it being your first Vette.....You are hooked now, which is a good thing...Enjoy !!

rascal_rascal_99
02-20-07, 03:12 AM
Rascal ......Yes, at the Huntsville Dragstrip. I will be racing most weekends. Look me up, I'll give ya a half track.....Your gonna need it!:L lol Really, if you are out there, please look me up. I would love to see your ride. I may even take you for a ride in the drag car.


Okay, now I'm starting to feel like a ricer negotiating on Pinks....I want fourty-twelve car lengths and you have to unhook your rear end!:W
I think I only made it to Huntsville once last year, would have been twice but they moved the 7-11 bike weekend to another track. I'll be sure to let you know when I think I'll have a chance to make it again...are they even running right now, or when do they open up?

I may take you up on that offer sometime though, it'd be as good as a roller coaster ride...well hopefully without any roll's or flip's though, that'd be kinda bad!:L Speaking of a roller coaster car ride, look for a trip to be planned in late summer or fall to a place on the TN/NC border called the Tail of the Dragon, if you can make it you'll get to have a blast putting your 07 through some wild curves.

Baldie88
02-20-07, 08:27 AM
Welcome to CAC!

As a former Huntsville resident you might want to check out Valley Vettes Car Club. A lot of good folks. They do a lot of cruises. Go see Zeke Jenkins at Corvettes Unlimited. He's a former president and go the club started. Also the best (and only) Corvette repair shop in town. There's also Vets with Vettes on the Arsenal. Their website is: http://vetswithvettes.us/. Contact Bill Lang who is the president now.

Happy Driving!

Ron
"Baldie88"

82ColEd
02-20-07, 01:21 PM
Welcome to the CAC!



:w
-Stefan

Alley
02-20-07, 07:41 PM
Yellowsubmarine....Thank you! Red was my second choice. I really like them all, but distinctive is always good!:)

Daryllawman...Call me a fish, because I am HOOKED!:D I just hope I don't get a law man behind me! lol

RR99...."....I want fourty-twelve car lengths and you have to unhook your rear end"...You don't want much, do ya? hee-hee. I would like to do the Tail of the Dragon, but I want to do it on my bike first. I have a Honda VTX1300R.


Baldie88....The day I picked up my vette, Bill Lang was there and gave me his card. I haven't looked them up becuse I misplaced the card, but I am going now. Thanks for the advice!

Stefan.....Thank you very much!:w

JaneAnn...Thank you very much for the great info on how to upload a file! :) :)

Alley
02-20-07, 07:48 PM
Here is one more pic.

MsSchroder
02-20-07, 07:49 PM
Alley, your car is BEAUTIFUL. Lemans blue is a helluva color, especially on a C6. Looks like you have the uploading thing nailed.

I think I've found a kindred spirit regarding doing the Tail of the Dragon on a bike. I've been wanting to take my bike (suzuki SV650s) up there but I'm still just a little too nervous. Too many cars straddle the center line in the curves :ugh

Hope to see you in the fall. Or sooner! And welcome to the CAC :upthumbs

Tammy

Alley
02-20-07, 09:54 PM
Tammy....thank you! The pics don't do the car justice. It really is a pretty color.
I have been told not to go there on the weekends. I worry about that, also. I have only been riding for a year or so. Maybe, we can ride together sometime.
I would post a pic of my bike, but I'm not sure what the rules are.

:v

MsSchroder
02-20-07, 10:17 PM
You can post all the bike pics you want, it is your Intro thread :D
I'd like to see it. I've only been riding since 2004, and only in good weather, so I guess we're in the same boat. The last time I rode in the mountains was pretty harrowing. Not only was I riding with a couple of former racers (who left me in the dust), it started pouring just before we began to head home. It was a long, soggy, white knuckled ride home. Come to think of it, maybe after all that the Tail wouldn't be so bad :boogie

Tammy

rascal_rascal_99
02-20-07, 10:28 PM
It's your hello thread and we love pic's, so post away! Any pic's of the drag car?

As for the Dragon, I'd really suggest running it in your car first...or do you have a big enough trailer to tow both maybe? Car first would most likely be a good idea a couple of times though. Weekends can be bad, especially during the summer, we got lucky last year and didn't have much extra traffic at all, it was also october so that helped a little. When you do manage to get there with your bike, just don't get in over your head, you don't want to add to the Tree of Shame! The Tail is loaded with really tight curves, some of them decreasing in radius, some off camber and some that drop off a bit in the middle of the curve, it's more noticable on a bike and easy to lose the front end. I've been wanting to go back since the day we left last time, the trip we did in october was one of the best trips I've had over there.

Nobody Cares
02-21-07, 04:48 PM
Welcome to the :CAC Dave
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:upthumbs

Alley
02-21-07, 09:44 PM
Tammy......Caught in the rain...I have been there before! I rode to Illinois and only made it about 50 miles out and it started POURING! I was a rookie and on the interstate 65. Traffic was running 70-80 mph in the rain....I was passed by a 18 wheeler and I got so paranoid I had to pull over! I have gotten much better, but I am still a fair weather rider!:) Please share your bike pics, too!
:J
RR99.....You are right, I will take the car first...so I can get to know the road! I am so excited, I just want to head that way, now. Is there a vette meet in October?

Nobody Cares....Thank you! I love that color! It is awesome!

Here is a pic of my bike...

Alley
02-21-07, 09:50 PM
Here is my other vette....

rascal_rascal_99
02-21-07, 11:47 PM
[quote=Alley;795447]RR99.....You are right, I will take the car first...so I can get to know the road! I am so excited, I just want to head that way, now. Is there a vette meet in October?
[quote]

Now about the offer for a trip down the track...does that car even have a passenger seat in it anymore, or do I get to sit on the hood and just hang onto the hood scoop praying I don't lose my grip? :ohnoes Looks like you need to have someone check out the motor though, that things smokin so bad you almost can't even see the back tires!;LOL

As for an october meet going to the TotD, there's not exactly one yet... but I think it's safe to say that there will be. Several of the people from last year want to do it again, or atleast do something on this side of the country since CruiseFest 07 is out west and some people want to get together but can't make that trip, which I have no clue if I'll make it or not myself. A couple of times I'd heard people mention the idea of wanting to make the TotD trip a yearly trip.

XLR8
02-22-07, 02:09 AM
You're damn right we'll be making the trip since I started the whole freakin' thing last summer and then didn't get to go when I got sick at the last minute. :mad Hmmmph. Y'all just try to back out on me. ;squint:

:D

Nice pix!! Love that color!!

BTW - If I can't make CruiseFest I'm going to the Dragon even earlier too.;)

:w Jane Ann

rascal_rascal_99
02-22-07, 03:17 AM
You're damn right we'll be making the trip since I started the whole freakin' thing last summer and then didn't get to go when I got sick at the last minute. :mad Hmmmph. Y'all just try to back out on me. ;squint:

:D

Nice pix!! Love that color!!

BTW - If I can't make CruiseFest I'm going to the Dragon even earlier too.;)

:w Jane Ann

Back out on you? Not a chance! I'll go back this fall one way or another even if I go by myself! :cool (note to self....remember the video camera this time!!) I've actually been working on trying to get another car club headed there for a spring trip, but not having much success. :W I'm considering making a short trip there somewhere around the first of may, give or take a week or two, so if any of ya'll want to show up for a day or so, let me know.

MsSchroder
02-22-07, 08:03 PM
Alley-
Wow, I love your toys. The bike looks fantastic! And the drag car too! Way :cool

As for the tail of the dragon. We WILL be doing a fall run, and a May run sounds good too. Pencil me in on that one, Charlie. (You are such a good leader :upthumbs) Hope you can make it on one or both of those trips, Alley. (Here is a link to some pics- click (http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1767274))

Alley,I don't have a "portrait" shot of the bike, just this snapshot from the "daily driver" thread.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-6/1030506/IMG_7798a.jpg

Tammy

rascal_rascal_99
02-23-07, 05:45 PM
Alley-
As for the tail of the dragon. We WILL be doing a fall run, and a May run sounds good too. Pencil me in on that one, Charlie. (You are such a good leader :upthumbs) Hope you can make it on one or both of those trips, Alley. (Here is a link to some pics- click (http://www.villagephotos.com/pubbrowse.asp?folder_id=1767274))

Tammy

Check the southeast forum. ;)

Alley
02-23-07, 07:38 PM
Tammy.....Thank you very much! I love the color of your bike. Is it a copper orange? We aren't too far from the Dragon and I would love to meet there. The link with the pics on it looked like fun!:Twist Sign me up!

RR99....I'll check it out!.

I got my interior trim package installed today...check it out!!:D

hoosierdaddy
02-24-07, 11:11 AM
Welcome to CORVETTE ACTION CENTER Alley, your blue coupe is dynomite, the new interior package looks awesome too! I love the drag Vette as well; I feel the need for speed now!

I know you will enjoy it here; it is the best Corvette forum on the internet and the members are absolutely awesome to say the least.

Take care and stay in touch,

Bill :w

MsSchroder
02-26-07, 08:43 PM
Tammy.....Thank you very much! I love the color of your bike. Is it a copper orange?

Yes! It is almost a perfect match for Daytona Sunset Metallic. I have a piece that was stamped out of one of the DSOM's from the Bowling Green plant, so I've compared the colors side by side :L.

I'm keeping the copper bike in hopes that one day I'll have a DSOM Z06 to match :D