Welcome to the Corvette Forums at the Corvette Action Center!

The Wave is alive and well!

Doug 87L98

Well-known member
Joined
May 25, 2005
Messages
59
Location
Doylestown,PA
Corvette
1987 Red Coupe
The past two days the weather was fantastic. So instead of driving my work van, I took the Vette out. While driving these past two days I past 10 other Vettes and all but 2 waved back. That's 8 out of 10! And they were all C5s!
 

o2bnkc

Well-known member
Joined
May 3, 2004
Messages
450
Location
Carson City, Nv.
Corvette
2002 M.Y. convertible
c5's? What is the world coming to? Since I sold the 01', it looks like I will have to start waving. My arm is a little rusty, though.
 

GuyzVette

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 19, 2005
Messages
86
Location
Wichita, KS
Corvette
Polo Green 1994 LT-1
Wish I could say the same. Sometimes I wonder how you could drive a corvette, and not be so proud of your car that you wouldn't recognize others that share in it's ancestry and heritage. I get about 25% replies to my waves here, and I often wonder how many of those thought I was waving because I knew them.

C5ers here rarely wave, and even C3ers don't really seem to care (which I would have thought they would be the best wavers for some reason).
 
J

jssc4

Guest
The wave

what's with the C5 drivers:confused , most C4's always wave back :w
 

mylotcat

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 4, 2004
Messages
137
Location
Oregon WI
Corvette
2007 Silver MT Coupe; 2006 Trailblazer SS
I wave!

I wave ,but many have not been educated to their responsibilities.SNOBS

My C4 buddy at work taught me the ways of the wave when I got my first vette, a C5. Always waved in the C5 and continue to wave in the C6. I think it's cool, and has become something like a "hunt" whenever I take the vette out: will I meet a kindred spirit or no ;shrug ?

Dave :w
 

muddywaters

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 25, 2002
Messages
765
Location
wilkes-barre,pa.usa
Corvette
1988 white 4+3 coupe 99 Torch Red 6spd. coupe
Wave

I' ve been waving since 1973, most wave too, the only time I don't wave is when I'm pre-occupied with some other driver whos driving habits scare me.
 

joesroad

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
98
Location
Florida
Corvette
1988 Bright red Coupe
The newer vettes dont seem to wave but the older ones do.
 

vee93

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 15, 2002
Messages
585
Location
Mississippi
Corvette
1993 Medium Quasar Blue Metallic Coupe
:w It's definitely a Vette thang!!!! Wave even if others don't wave back. Hopefully, they'll learn. I think Vette dealers should slip a little pamphlet on Vette etiqutte in the glove box of every Vette sold.
 

BruceBed

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 3, 2003
Messages
398
Location
Southeast Pa.
Corvette
1973 White Roadster 2- top highly optioned
I agree.The new group look at your like your trying to violate them.
 
A

AIRBUS

Guest
Not once but, EIGHT TIMES !!?? Say it isn't so.

I'm still looking for my first one. I've got the award sitting on the pax seat, just ready to chase them down and bestow it on them.

Eight times - wow.
 
S

Sunstroked

Guest
The corvette wave response I get is similar to the biker wave response's I had. The guys who are into there bikes ( or vettes ) for the sheer pleasure of becoming one with the road beneath their tires will wave, be it a harley, jap bike or a BMW (which I rode) The folks who are into the image of "Im driveing a H-D and your'e not" wont wave unless you have a bigger H-D. And of course you have the "Im too busy looking cool so I just wont look at you" crowd. They aren't even looking for a wave. Then there is the "I'm hanging on for dear life and am not releasing my grip on the bars for nothing" You get the idea. For the most part though, I have had very positive wave responses from all yr vette owners. Enjoy the ride, save the wave. :)
 
C

CharlesBrown

Guest
I'd love to wave,but with that Doug-Nash tranny there times I'm just a bit too busy
 

Auzzie88

Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2006
Messages
24
Location
Colorado
Corvette
1988 blue coupe
I noticed most people wave, meaning that men wave. Haven't seen a woman wave at me yet. They just drive right past.
 

popsvette

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 7, 2004
Messages
54
Location
Norman, OK
Corvette
2010 GS Convertible
I've been waving since 1967 and receive about 80% wave backs. Although Vette guys started the wave, it has since been adopted by bikes, Miata's and now Jeeps. Great idea about dealers and individuals telling new Vette owners about the tradition of the wave. In fact you can copy the history from this website and give it to new owners.
 
D

deiland

Guest
I've been waving since 1978 and really missed it the years between when I was I am ashamed to say Vetteless. :w KEEP THE WAVE ALIVE
 

354RwHpLT4CE

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 14, 2003
Messages
120
Location
Memphis,TN
Corvette
1996 LT4 CE Coupe
Not once but, EIGHT TIMES !!?? Say it isn't so.

I'm still looking for my first one. I've got the award sitting on the pax seat, just ready to chase them down and bestow it on them.

Eight times - wow.
Hey man!I'll wave at you,the problem is,we're both probably headed towards the airport at different times!I'm bound to see you sometime,especially if your near G-town on Poplar.
 

Norsky4360

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2002
Messages
64
Location
Minne-snow-ta
Corvette
'70 convert ("The Toy"), '90 ZR-1 ("The Beast")
Since joining the "Corvette Brotherhood" 6 years ago I've tried to wave to every Corvette I meet on the road. And a majority of the time I get a wave returned, from every generation. I don't want to single out any gen as being 'non-wavers' as I don't think it is the car that dictates the behavior, it is the individual behind the wheel.

In addition to 'Vettes I also try to wave to most of the other classic cars I meet while out-n-about. And more often than not I get a return wave. It doesn't matter what kind of ride you're enjoying at the time. The simple fact that you're out there enjoying your ride is reason enough to share the moment with a wave to a fellow car enthusiast who is out enjoying theirs.
 

Corvette Forums

Not a member of the Corvette Action Center?  Join now!  It's free!

Help support the Corvette Action Center!

Win Both Corvettes!

Win Both Corvettes and Get Extra Bonus Tickets Now!

Supporting Vendors

Dealers:

MacMulkin Chevrolet - The Second Largest Corvette Dealer in the Country!

Parts/Accessories:

Dead Center Foundation

Vetteskins

Advertise with the Corvette Action Center!

Partners

Top Bottom