She sacrificed her life for her owner.
‘Vette Fan’ says he had owned his black C5 Corvette coupe for 12 years, calling her “the most prized possession I’ve ever had & other than human, most emotionally bonded friend.”
His “joy, pride, and best friend” showed just how good the engineers at Chevrolet are when his Corvette (with now 20-year-old engineering) was able to take several vicious hits from other vehicles last week and Vette Fan (as he is known on Corvette Forum) walked away with just minor injuries.
Vette Fan says the wreck happened in California while he was on his way to work when a truck carelessly hit the right side of his Corvette, which then jumped the divider, went into oncoming traffic, and was struck by two vehicles, including a truck that smashed the right door and fender. The impact virtually destroyed the passenger side of the car, including the fenders, rear glass, and top.
We’re hoping our readers will send some good vibes to Vette Fan, who called the wreck “a very sad day in my life.” He’s written thousands of posts on Corvette Forum and engaged in thousands of online conversations over the years, so he certainly deserves our best wishes from his fellow enthusiasts.
In his post last week about the wreck, Vette Fan says: “She never asked for much, but always reacted to my every action/reaction instantly – just the way I wanted – and saved me many times.”
Vette Fan describes his C5 as “like a family member to me – everyone who knew me knew that. I am still in denial and miss it so much. I had an emotional bond with her.”
He admits he’s going to “miss her for a long time” and he “can never replace her.”
But he does say he hopes to buy another Corvette someday.
We certainly hope he finds another love soon.
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