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    St. Antoine Hates the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. And Other Myths

    Posted March 13 2009 04:47 PM by Arthur St. Antoine
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    I hate the Corvette ZR1. Also, I’m a pretentious snob with “a Eurocentric class agenda.” To understand my writing, some readers apparently “require my dictionary and even my thesaurus at the same time. “ I like Ferraris, Porsches, and, in fact, any car brand with a name that’s the least bit tricky to pronounce. I do not like Chevys. See, “Chevy” is too easy to say. Also, Chevys don’t smell good.

    Such are the sorts of things readers write about you when you dare utter a criticism of America’s beloved, red-white-and-blue, two-seat superhero, the Chevrolet Corvette. Aim a deprecating remark at the greatest Vette ever, the ZR1, and, well, it’s “Eurocentric” war.

    The firestorm unleashed after the appearance of the February issue, in which I wrote a column (also viewable here) entitled “King Near: What you don’t get for almost $120,000.” The point of the piece was simply to illustrate that, however great the ZR1 is -- and it is, indeed, one of the most spectacular automobiles I have ever driven -- if you think it blows off the best from the likes of Ferrari and Porsche by every subjective and objective measure, well, you’re swimming in Bowling Green Kool-Aid.

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    I for one say, well put.

    It’s a shame that honest critiques of this magnificent automobile have become catalysts for petty outrage and witless Xenophobia.

    Then again, i am euro-whatever..

    Thanks for posting Rob.


    -Stefan

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    The writer had redefined the definition of the word "turd".

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