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VetteWeekend

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Sun 29 Jul 12 15:44

From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze' Message Icon


The beans where sort of spilled in another post on Friday night Smile but this is official confirmation that I'm now back in the saddle having sold my '75 at the start of this month to pursue the possible ownership of a C4 ZR-1. There were four possibilities out there, each one slightly different with their own way, and all with potential, simmering deal breakers! Confused

Now this is where the Club can prove invaluable Yes, and with the help and advice from friends, fellow Corvette Club members my choice was made, it would be the Black Rose ’91 ZR-1 that was currently residing in Norfolk with its 4th owner... For those web users with long memories its 3rd owner, Louise Knights was on the forum under the pseudonym of 'Purple Haze' hence the nickname!

With the purchase made I picked up the Vette this Friday with Dale (Z06) in his C5 ZO6. This of course made for a very enthusiastic return to West London, with me loving every minute of it! Very Happy

Clap So many thanks to Alan Dodds for parting with it, and to Dale Howard, Peter Woolfrey, Brett Grant (Gixer), Alan Lewis and Vaughan Watkins for providing all the help and advice I needed to put this BIG grin on my face. Very Happy

A few pics…

In the Great Yarmouth area ahead of shedule Very Happy where we also met up with a 'local'... Laughing

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On the road back home re-fueling for Cars and drivers...

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Another brief stop at South Mimms..

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Home... Cloud9

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Sun 29 Jul 12 16:07

Re: From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze'


Congratulations Simon! Clap

I've been otherwise occupied recently, so missed the “clues”! It looks a great car, I always loved that colour and, as Brett can attest, have a “thing” about the C4 ZR1! So, I’m not at all envious of course (especially as it’s virtually impossible to bring one into France privately! Sad )

But seriously, great stuff, hope you enjoy it! I’m sure Brett will tell you how good it’ll be for European trips! Thumbs up


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Sun 29 Jul 12 18:44

Re: From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze'


you lucky sod want to more but i will get baned i was after this car for afew years congrats enjoy Banghead

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Sun 29 Jul 12 19:35

Re: From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze'


No need to thank me, it was a pleasure, and to see the grin on your face Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy was worth the trip alone. Laughing
I hope you enjoy it, and look forward to many more trips at warp factor Zeee Rofl Thumbs up
Cheers,
Dale.

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Sun 29 Jul 12 22:02


Congratulations mate. Is it quicker than the '75, would you say?


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Sun 29 Jul 12 23:27

Re: From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze'


Congratulations with you're new C4 ZR1, Simon Clap


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Mon 30 Jul 12 10:43

Re: From A to Zed...The return of 'Purple Haze'


Nice one simon that's a good looking vette you have their! Thumbs up


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jukebox

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Mon 30 Jul 12 10:58

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Very nice Simon you taking it to the Wilton house show

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Mon 30 Jul 12 22:40


Ben wrote (View Post):Congratulations mate. Is it quicker than the '75, would you say?
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Between fuel stops I think the Stingray had the edge.. Skep

jukebox wrote (View Post):
Very nice Simon you taking it to the Wilton house show


No, not at the moment Derek. Are you joining the Lynch mob?


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Wed 01 Aug 12 13:12

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Great looking Vette Simon, enjoy. Hope to see it on the 15th.

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