Rides from the Readers: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette

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Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, tips@hagerty.com. We’re showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to the above email address.

Today’s featured vehicle is a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette … and seven other Vettes, all of which belong to Buddy and Debby Vick, two seriously dedicated fans of America’s sports car. The two live in Alabama, surrounded by a houseful of Corvette items ranging from die-cast models to lapel pins.

The 2015 Corvette, however, is the only one of the Vicks’ Corvettes to boast an appearance in a major film. Liam Hemsworth drove the Stingray briefly in the 2020 neo-noir crime movie Arkansas, filmed near the Vicks’ house in Mobile.

1969 Chevrolet Corvette
Buddy and Debby Vick

This 1969 Corvette was also the subject of some automotive drama—though not the on-screen kind. The couple bought the yellow coupe from Florida only to discover that the dealer had deceived them by painting over the Corvette’s rusted-out frame. Three years and a frame-off restoration later, the ’69 is back in Alabama, reunited with its Corvette brethren and in much healthier condition.

For a glance at the couple’s other Corvettes, as well as their impressive collection of Vette memorabilia and home decor, see the slideshow below.

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