Corvettes Doing What They Shouldn’t

It is amazing what you can find on the internet nowadays. With just a few keystrokes, you can find everything from long-lost relatives, the firing order for almost any engine ever invented and multiple examples of things to do with your Corvette, both good and BAD!

It seemed fitting that while most of the country was coated in something white and fluffy and forums and Facebook groups are pondering the debate of whether one should drive their Corvette in the snow, we thought we’d take a look at several examples of folks who don’t let things like a little flurry or two hinder their driving pleasure.

We’re not ones to tell anyone how they should enjoy their Corvette. Heck, you can take a cue from the head dude in the Philippines (and our lead photo) and drive over your chrome-bumpered Shark with a bulldozer if that’s what you want to do. We’d ask you not to, but in the end, it’s yours. We wouldn’t suggest trying that with someone else’s though!

So, full disclosure aside, there are folks who aren’t afraid to take their Corvette beyond simply speedy commuting. Whether to get a rise out of folks who wouldn’t dream of doing such to their Corvettes or simply out of necessity, these folks aren’t worried about a little dirt or scratch and they’re all too willing to take a selfie of their steed in the process. Here are a hand-full of cringe-worthy snapshots of Corvettes of various generations doing things they likely weren’t designed to do.

Triple-Tank C7

One of the selling points of the C5, and following generations of Corvettes, was that it had room for two golf bags and to distribute weight better, there were two, smaller fuel tanks. Well, this C7 has a bunch more bags and another additional tank installed. And, we have to admit that it’s pretty timid compared to what you’ll find in some of the other examples. By the looks of it, they’re a major supporter of a family reunion or church outing, so we’ll likely get some demerits for poking at their efforts. But we wonder (although we’d never want to find out definitively) which would be worse, getting rear-ended, or hitting something head-on and having that propane tank become a front-seat accessory?

Yes, It REALLY Hauls!

This one has many entries. It seems that the additional room has benefits no matter what you’re trying to fit in the back. Even if it doesn’t really fit!

Hauling lumber (processed or not) seems to be a favorite, and we've got to think that Frigidaire will make an open-air hatch of the rear glass at speed.

A Landscaping Lifestyle

We DON’T kid around about dirt inside our Corvette!

We’ve known folks who wouldn’t even think of driving their Corvettes on the grass, let alone HAULING the grass! This guy obviously doesn’t have any hang-ups with hauling around his yard.

Corvette Fun With A Hitch

Surely there’s enough torque in that burly V8 to haul around a couple of jet-skis in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter, right?

Whether winter or summer, Corvettes can haul the fun so long as they can get traction.

Only Named AFTER The Boat!

The name “Corvette” was submitted to Chevrolet by Myron Scott as the title of their new two-seater sports car and was originally used to denote a small, maneuverable warship. GM brass liked the connection, but there’s an issue when you try to blend the line between car and boat like this owner. In other words, THIS is why you might want to think again before backing down that boat ramp.

Corvette Dress-Up

Whether seasonal or celebrity, Corvettes like to dress up from time to time.

Many folks will modify their Corvettes and keep the stock parts, stating that they can always put it back to original. These folks likely feel the same way but decided to dress-up their Corvettes to suit the occasion. Whether dressing up like your favorite movie car or celebrating a particular holiday, in the end, they’re having fun with their car and, it can always go back to factory. That’s right, no Corvettes were harmed in the making of these costumes.

40th Anniversary Snow-Plow

Location is everything, and we think this is just a matter of where you park, but the ploy is carried on intentionally with the addition of the blinking beacon.

We’re not sure how well those Goodyears will grip the snow, but this ’93 Corvette sure has the look as it saddled up to the snowplow. Without hydraulics, that plow might get a little heavy, but the yellow beacon is a nice touch.

Getting Dirty!

Is there a classical version of the Dukes of Hazzard theme song?

People like to drive their Corvettes fast, and some people like to drive their Corvettes fast, in the dirt! These two definitely are of the latter ilk. While the original ’63 Grand Sport was designed to compete, few owners today would even consider driving them, let alone driving them on the dirt like this obvious reproduction. Likewise, this Shark shows itself quite adept at maneuvering on dry, dusty land.

Not For Meme

Memes are all the rage on social media nowadays and Corvettes have been fodder for these short snippets of wisdom and wit ever since both were in existence. But, this one begs the question, “You live in the country and NO ONE you know owns a pickup?!!!”

As we said, we’re not going to tell anyone how to enjoy or use their Corvette, but we thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the more notorious ways that some folks have shown throughout the web and on social media of how they use theirs. We’re not here to judge, but we may scratch our heads once in a while in amazement. It all comes with the territory and it’s what makes Corvette-dom so diverse!

About the author

Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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