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JBsC6
08-05-2012, 06:05 PM
Here's a photo I pulled off the site as a beauty of the week.

Tell us about your ride ...how you like it? How you use it...? Daily or weekend toy? Any mods or straight up stock?

http://www.thecorvettemechanic.com/forum/images/garage/attach/8/3/8/garage_vehicle-46-13239652491.jpg

JBsC6
08-05-2012, 06:06 PM
I tuned into the site this evening...saw this beauty and thought it might be fun to actually post it up as beauty of the week.

BigJimZ16
08-06-2012, 03:37 AM
Well thank you for your kind words. Our Jetstream Blue Grand Sport vert was purchaced new from Arnell Chevrolet in Burns Harbor Indiana in August of 2010. It currently has 10,500 miles on the clock. I've added carbon fiber details under the hood, chrome trim on the intake manifold, a custom embroidered underhood insulator, carbon fiber door sill trim, Corsa Sport catback and X-pipe, GM Acessories full width spoiler, custom floor mats, and recently a clear acrylic blue LED lighted wind restricter etched with the GS emblem from West Coast Corvettes (really cool and works too).
The picture was taken during the Celebrity Choice Show at the Corvette Museum C5C6 Bash in 2011; yes it did get one of the awards!!
We use our GS regularly, three weeks ago took it to my 40th class reunion in Wall NJ! It replaced a Spiral Gray 2004 Vert we bought in 2005. We also have our 2004 Z06Z16 Commemorative Edition. The GS is the best Vette we had so far! Don't anticipate getting rid of her for a long time!!
Drivem' like you stolem'!!

Brownie
08-06-2012, 08:59 AM
that blue Grand sport along with the Z16 C5 Z06 are real beauties..

Every time I come to this site I see a lot of beautiful cars..

That blue Grand sports always a good looker..

Any photos of the mods your describing on your car? Just curious.....and congratulations on two fantastic vettes..

BigJimZ16
08-06-2012, 03:52 PM
that blue Grand sport along with the Z16 C5 Z06 are real beauties..

Every time I come to this site I see a lot of beautiful cars..

That blue Grand sports always a good looker..

Any photos of the mods your describing on your car? Just curious.....and congratulations on two fantastic vettes..


Take a look at these:

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Abernathy
08-06-2012, 06:25 PM
those are awesome. ...that glowing wind blocker is really cool.

Thanks for posting up.

Every photo of that car is stunning.

BigJimZ16
08-13-2012, 03:32 AM
The Grand Sport took 1st in "C6 Stock" Class with 196 points at the Midwest Corvette and Chevy Show in Valparaiso Indiana yesterday!!

616

Poltergeist
08-13-2012, 04:03 AM
:cool:

Silver
08-17-2012, 05:30 AM
The Grand Sport took 1st in "C6 Stock" Class with 196 points at the Midwest Corvette and Chevy Show in Valparaiso Indiana yesterday!!

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Dam impressive for sure! Congrats...

Hows that bad boy drive? Amazing i'm sure....

How does it compare to the Z16..

What are your impressions of the two...similiarities and differences...

BigJimZ16
08-20-2012, 03:35 AM
The personalities of the two are very different indeed. Where the Z06/Z16 is raw and hardcore, the GS is smooth and polished. By the way, they are both Z16s... The Z06/Z16 feels faster than the GS, but they are actually just about equals on the track. I turned a 12.3 @ 119MPH at the strip with the GS last year, AC on, in Auto... two years ago I shifted the Z06 to a 12.4 @ 115MPH... my launches sucked both times...

JBsC6
08-20-2012, 05:37 PM
They are both bad@ss...yet my question of how you got the Grand Sport to 119 mph trap speed...


That is dam amazing...

BigJimZ16
08-21-2012, 05:12 PM
They are both bad@ss...yet my question of how you got the Grand Sport to 119 mph trap speed...


That is dam amazing...

Obvious fat finger... 109MPH... sorry!:hello:

JBsC6
08-21-2012, 05:59 PM
109mph is dam fast too! Congrats and thanks for sharing your stories..

Your car is...actually both cars are stunning!

JB