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November 2010 Corvette of the Month

Gary & Charity Smith's 2009 Atomic Orange Z06 (Gary) and 2001 Navy Convertible

Name: Gary and Charity Smith

Current Corvette: Charity’s 2001 Navy Convertible; Gary’s 2009 Atomic Orange Z06)

Previous Corvettes: Charity- 1999 & 2001; Gary- “68, ’86, ’92, ’99, ’03, ‘09

What first attracted you to Corvettes? When was that or how old were you? Charity: They are sexy cars. Gary: I had a ’56 Chevy convertible and a ’57 2-door hardtop and always liked Corvettes!

How was this Corvette acquired? Gary: Through an online survey of dealerships in Northern CA. Charity: I bought my 2001 Navy convertible from Performance Chevrolet.

Modifications: Gary: Callaway air intake, Corsa mufflers, Custom tune. Charity: Corsa Exhaust

Modifications Planned: None.

What do you like best about Corvettes?  Gary: Great value for the money. Charity: Show stopper & people magnet.

How long have you been a member of RCC?  Charity has been affiliated with the club through her twin, who was a member, since 1992. Then Gary and Charity joined the club in April 2000.

Other Facts: Gary: I bought my first Corvette on my way to work one morning. It was a ’68 big block convertible with 3-2barrel carbs….never made it to work that day.
Charity: My husband would not let me drive his Z06, so I had to buy my own Vette so I have more fun!