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The Real Reason New Car Dealerships Suck!
(and that includes Corvette dealers)



Corvettes and Girls Opinion by Will Murray

        The Cruzin’ Corvettes Club is fortunate to have an accomplished photographer such as Lance Senter to create the CORVETTE AND GIRL OF THE MONTH feature that you find on the home page of this web site. Lance knows what he is doing. For many years he produced the Corvette pin-up calendar that was distributed nation wide.
        Not every member of this club has the passion that Lance does for this subject. But, consider this: In 2011 86.9% of all registered Corvette owners were male. (Data provided by Polk) And, 96% of the viewers who watch the videos on this web site are male. (Google Analytics). Note: the top car purchased by females according to Autoguide, was a tie between the Jeep Compass and the Nissan Juke. Both are SUV 4 wheel drive vehicles.
      Take a look at the new Nissan Juke: This has got to be the ugliest car ever designed by man, (or woman). Interesting that the Nissan name Juke, rhymes with . . . . puke.
         If you take a look around the shops and garages of the “The Silent Generation,” (Born 1923 to 1944) and the “Baby Boomer Generation,” (Born 1945 to 1964), you will find calendars and pin-ups of beautiful cars and gorgeous young women.
        Real men are attracted to beautiful cars and beautiful women. They may buy and drive four wheel drive pickups and SUVs, but that is not what they dream about. Similarly, in my humble opinion, real women are attracted to safe, rugged cars and powerful men.
      Yes, men and women are different. So, whether you are a man or a woman, if you would like to associate with weak, wimpy men and / or power hungry dominate women… this is not the club for you.
      The Corvette has long been favored by marketers and the creative people who draw and photograph pin-up girls. Below are a few vintage examples.












 

Dukes of Hazzard County 
      In the Videos section of this web site you find a photo of my Corvette with a Confederate Flag in the window, in the Corvettes Cruising the Palouse video. In the Crusin' n' Groovin with the Comancheros you find a replica of the General Lee with its' Confederate insignia.
      Is this because we are a bunch of racists?
      NO. We simply believe that the Confederate Flag is a symbol of Pride, not prejudice. And, Heritage, not hate.
      We think that it would be best for the federal government to stay out of the business of telling the states what flag to fly. Plus, we are fans of the Dukes of Hazzard show and enjoy the hard driving for which they are famous. See the video on the left.
      The photo of Mary and Lance Senter was taken at the Cooter's Museum in Gatlinburg, TN during their recent vacation. Go to Cooter's web site to learn about their three Dukes of Hazzard Museums.
                                                             --- Will Murray

      The Dukes of Hazzard follows the adventures of "The Duke Boys," cousins Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (including Coy and Vance Duke for most of season 5) (Tom Wopat), who live on a family farm in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, with their attractive female cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach) and their wise old Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle). The Duke boys race around in their customized 1969 Dodge Charger stock car, dubbed (The) General Lee, evading crooked and corrupt county commissioner Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his bumbling and corrupt Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best) along with his deputy(s), and always managing to get caught in the middle of the various escapades and incidents that often occur in the area.


Sunday, April 8, 2016
This is a follow-up to the above posting regarding the Dukes of Hazzard.

On Friday of this past week, a well known leftist named David Brookbank, stopped by our place and took several photos of my Corvette in our driveway, and our property with my Trump sign in the front yard. He then posted a 5 paragraph rant with the color photos and our address on Facebook in his "Stop Trump, Shut It Down" rant. He suggesting that those opposed to rich imperalist racists and haters such as me, should be responded to. This sure looks like malicious intent to me. I have reported this to the police, the newspaper, and Facebook. I have also confronted him in person at their anti-Trump protest yesterday. He is on notice that if there is any damage to my Corvette or property, he will be talking to my attorney.

Here is my view on racism and heritage:




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You've gotta hear this 1974 Corvette 
   

Watch this Electric Corvette set a Speed Record

 
   

       

 National Corvette Museum Overview 
   

Sinkhole Disaster & Recovery 

   

 
       

 Power Your Corvette with Hyrdro
   

 Watch Out for this Northwest Road Hazzard 

 
   

 




Follow this link to view some recommendations:
                             Recommended by Cruzin' Corvettes Members     


                You Are What You Drive, Red or Blue
David Brooks, writing in an issue of the Atlantic Monthly, recently dissected the nation into Blue and Red regions (as did a few journalists in USA Today). The Red areas are predominately in the center of the nation and voted Republican. The Blue territories are on each coast and in a few central urban areas. They went for the Democrats. Brooks examined attitudes in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and compared them with those in his hometown of Washington D.C. The differences in attitude and behavior were startling, leading Brooks to speculate that we are in fact two nations driven by deep divisions in education, taste, background, and ethical and political philosophies. Without taking sides, he noted vast differences in basic values that, in the case of the election, carved up the nation into two vivid, opposing sectors. Although the studies didn't deal specifically with tastes in automobiles, other data prove that imported car owners are concentrated in the nation's Blue areas, while domestic products dominate in the Red. By every possible measure, the Corvette is a Red machine.

Although places like Montclair are full of Porsches,BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes, the spotting of a Corvette in the chichi parts of town might prompt sneers and muffled laughter. Much of this is reflexive.

Who knows what kind of reception a Z06 Corvette might receive if it cost $300,000 and carried a German, Italian, or English label? These attitudes are fixed by culture, background, and region and have little to do with common sense. Chardonnay or Budweiser? Brie or Burger King? Fern bars or American Legion halls? Yale or Ohio State? Corvette or Porsche? There is no question that America is divided into distinct regions based on vivid cultural and economic variables.

 

          With the above in mind, check out the Corvette in this General Motors commercial.