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    Default Will You Drive Your C5 In The Snow?


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    Nope just won't do it!

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    They can't even spell corvette in the intro,thats grounds for revolking his vette benifits..We don't get anywere near cold enough to snow here,but i know i might try.
    I took my c5 on the sand one time to within 50 ft of the ocean,anyone who knows me,knows my c5 was so low,you could make a fist,and not be able to slide your fist under my car..

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    A good way to ruin a nice car..........

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    I wouldn't drive my vett in the snow but if the roads are dry and clear I'd go for it .The Corvette is not holding it's value so drive 'em

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    Default Remo - I have a few times, but this young lady seems to get stuck every winter!


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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    I wouldn't drive my vett in the snow but if the roads are dry and clear I'd go for it .The Corvette is not holding it's value so drive 'em
    I didn't drive it,But your car has damn sure seen the snow!!!

    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
    junk!~!!
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    No way, no how, just won't happen! There are those that do, and they criticize those of us that don't, but I just can't see it. I spend too much time keeping the car clean, under, wheels, wells, etc.

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    For those of you who may be relatively new to the CAC, you have now stumbled onto a seasonal tradition here in the C5 Forums: Remo's annual admonition against driving your C5 in the snow. This is the warning signal for staff that it's time to get the winter meds out. Left to his own devices this time of year, Remo's separation from his Corvette could reach crisis levels that might break the internet.

    *Shovels some snow out of the way*
    Let's take a walk down this newly shovelled memory lane...

    2008:

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo
    I always like to start winter off with my annual inquiry. Are you one of those wicked brave guys that drives his C5 in the snow? If yes...let's hear from you.
    Remo
    Lots of pictures of deep snow in that thread.

    2007:

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo
    Will you be driving your C5 in the snow this winter?
    Remo
    Remo was uncharacteristically subdued in 2007, but if you read through the full thread, you'll see him begin to go off the tracks the longer the thread goes on.

    2006:

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo
    I know many of you think I get sort of cranky when winter begins to set in up here in New Engalnd - and you wouldn't be wrong. I also know that in a couple of months the subject of who drives their C5 in snow will eventually raise it's ugly head. So on behalf of all you brave snow driver I decided to contact the Tire Rack to see what they recommended for equipment to drive a C5 successfully through snow. http://www.tirerack.com/snow/WinterP...01&autoModClar=

    Well imagine my confusion when they didn't recommend anything. So I called and spoke to one of their reps. He said they really didn't think piloting a Corvette through snow was the brightest thing one might do. Well I was floored. I told him that I've read many testimonials on various Corvette websites from people who regularly drive C5's in the snow. His respose was "yes, and we pray for them everyday".

    Remo
    Us, think you get 'cranky' in the winter, Remo? Perish the thought.

    If memory serves, the video he starts this thread with was originally posted either in 2006 or 2005. So Remo's recycling material. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Recycling is very 'green.'

    Hmm. Green. Christmas. Remo. If only.

    2005:

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo
    Yesterday I was at a restaurant in Nashua, NH where I witnessed the reason you should not drive a Corvette in a snowstorm. The restaurant sits on hill and the parking lot has a sharp decline. I observed a C5 come into the lot (headed downhill) and make an attempt to turn hard right and park. The car did a slow spin and then slid off the end of the paved parking area. Within a minute another C5 showed up. At this point the two guys and their dates are all out of the the cars trying to figure out what to do about Corvette #1 in the weeds.

    When I came out of the restaurant Corvette #2 driver and I pushed Corvette #1 while the owner rocked it back onto the pavement. Both drivers decided to go to another restaurant that had a "level" parking area. This ment that both Corvettes now had to drive up hill to exit the lot. When my wife and I left both Corvettes were still struggling to get to the exit at the top of the driveway. There's a lesson here someplace.

    Remo

    NOTE: While helping these guys, one of their girl friends noticed I had a Corvette logo on my jacket. She said "oh where's yours"? Unbelievable!
    Bon appetit, mon ami.


    Now, apparently our search feature won't go back more than five years. But I did find this thread from the tail end of the winter of 2004/05:

    Quote Originally Posted by Remo
    Dateline - New England - 28 February 2005

    New England weather forcast. Snow begins this afternoon, continuing through the night into mid day Tuesday March 1st. Anticipate 12" - 18" of snow north and west of Boston.

    Corvette remains in winter storage. All sharp objects have been removed from my immediate work area. Medication continues to be administered.

    Remo
    ...and yes, four and a half years later, medication still continues to be administered.


    -Patrick

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    At least they chose a vette with a great sounding exhaust. Mine stay in heated storage until the snow melts, sometime in April or May. Did take the 08 out for a corvette function right after Thanksgiving, driving on ice and snow pack road from the garage to the paved highway and it performed great. Would not have taken it if the next day's forecast was not for warmer weather. Washed it and stored it on Monday. Tuesday it snowed and was cold. I have to wait for Patrick to reassure me (as he does each winter after I post a response to Remo's annual driving in the snow thread) that the snow will indeed melt. With Obamacare still lerking in the horizon, Remo may be cut off from his meds as the public option will not fund them and the Obamacare people surely will make the insurance companies charge a huge premium for corvette drivers that have withdrawl pains in the winter. CACers may have to contribute to a fund administered by Patrick to purchase the meds.
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    Default Here's a shot after a nasty trip home from Spring Hill TN last year for Christmas.


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    Default This shot was taken on a beautiful snowy day prior to driving over to Mikey's house!


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    Dwayne....doesn't Mickey live next door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post


    For those of you who may be relatively new to the CAC, you have now stumbled onto a seasonal tradition here in the C5 Forums: Remo's annual admonition against driving your C5 in the snow. This is the warning signal for staff that it's time to get the winter meds out. Left to his own devices this time of year, Remo's separation from his Corvette could reach crisis levels that might break the internet.

    ...and yes, four and a half years later, medication still continues to be administered.


    -Patrick
    Darn it Patrick......I thought I'd cleverly set trap again....but alas you've exposed my plan. Oh well...pass the medication.
    Remo (ahhhh, I'm feeling better already)

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    wouldn't because it's dumb to drive any RWD in the snow. having to is one thing but the z06 isn't my daily driver so I don't have to.


    andyone who lives where it snows and ONLY owns a corvette for transportation isn't very smart.

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