Since Corvettes first hit the street I have been a fan. In 1953 I was 11 years of age, and all of the customized cars were the rage. Darryl Starbird
had a shop on North Broadway in Wichita, Kansas, and 1940's and 50's Chevys, Fords, and everything else, were eye catchers. My neighbor had
a 1951 Chevy with fins sloping down where the old taillights had been. Custom taillights set it off, and all of the chrome was gone and everything
had been leaded in.
It wasn't until 2012 that my chance to own a Corvette came along. It didn't matter what year it was, it was time. I found a 1985 model online at a
dealership in Ames, Iowa, and I was living in Kansas City, Missouri. (Have since retired to Texas) A co-worker and I used a company trailer and
drove up to Ames. I had never owned a Red car in my life, but my first look at this car caused an instant love affair.
Cosmetics are being done as time and finances allow, but I love to cruise in it.