C5 Generation Stories

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  • Mis Padres

    Vicente Castro

    When my daughter turned 16 years old, she wanted to buy a car to drive to school. On her birthday, we went to the dealership and came home with a 2003 Corvette!

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  • My C5 "Stress Reliever"

    Jay Wilhelm

    In 1999, my wife was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her cancer was aggressive and she was getting treatment in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was over 150 miles round trip for us. In April, 2000, while my wife was in a chemotherapy session, I ventured to a nearby Chevy dealer to “window shop” and came across a newly-traded Torch Red 1999 Coupe.

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  • My Very Own Corvette

    Michelle Hines

    When my husband and I got married, he had a C3 that was his "baby car." Being a little short, 5'2", the C3 was a little uncomfortable for me to drive.

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  • Dreams Come True

    Charles Thibaudeau

    One summer night in 1963, I lived out a teenage boy's fantasy. I spent the entire evening cruising Manhattan Beach, California in a brand new tuxedo black Stingray convertible.

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  • My Love for Corvette

    Chris Ambrose

    My love for Corvettes started in 1960 with the TV show, Route 66. From there, I eagerly waited every year for the New AMT Corvette model to come out!

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  • WOW! What A Car!

    Ted Brooke

    In 1959, I was 16 years old and a sophomore at Tucker High School which, in that time, was a small, sleepy town near Atlanta. The school had some kind of parade event and one of my classmates prevailed on an older relative to participate with his sporty car. It was the first Corvette I’d ever seen, a white 1958 with silver coves and I vividly recall thinking “Wow, what a car!” So the love affair began.

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  • After Two Years of Searching, We Found Our Corvette

    Mark Schwanderlik

    I got the Corvette bug and decided I should buy one. I looked at numerous cars over about two and a half years and nothing seemed like the one. I knew when I found my car, it would just feel right.

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  • Beware: These Are Contagious

    Robert Vella

    While on a business trip to Denver in 2012, I found a beautiful yellow 1994 C4 on the side of the road with a for sale sign in the window. I stopped and fell in love!

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