====================Ok... I do have a Handicap (walking is limited to a few hundred yards
max ) But I do own and drive 5 Corvettes and to be truthful I really
can not understand why people think they as so hard to get in and out
The c4 Corvettes (84-96 models) are I admit a royal pain sometimes
( where you can not open the door all the way) to get out of since you
sit below the bottom odge of the door sill...BUT any of the other
generagions are just as easy to get in and out of as a Cadilac ... In
fact I drove my 72 or 64 Convertible all the time before I had back
surgury because I could "DROP" into them...much less painful then
gettin in my truck...
Well you obviously do not have bad knees. Simply getting up from a low
sitting position is more difficult than standing up from a higher sitting
position. I have sat in plenty of Corvettes, I retired from the automotive
industry selling GM vehicles, parts and service. They are not as easy to
get out of as a full sized car or truck.
On 7/3/2005 4:59 PM Leon mumbled something about the following:
I do have bad knees, and getting in and out of my Stratus is hell on
them. I didn't say there were as easy as a truck, but they are easier
to get in and out of than my Stratus. Altho, my motorcycle is even
easier to get off of than it is to get out of either the car or truck, I
just fall off.
I've done it that way - it's part of the reason I now have bad knees.
Of course I was traveling about 65 mph when I fell off.
"We need to make a sacrifice to the gods, find me a young virgin... oh, and
bring something to kill"
That's as about a short-sighted statement I've seen in a long while. I could
climb into a corvette and get out, but I'm not capable of walking 5 feet
without grab bars to help me keep my balance. They're called "Arms and
Hands" Leon and if you had any idea what you were talking about you'd
realize that they're used for holding onto things when moving around.
You might believe your smiley tempers your statement, but it doesn't.
I am not trying to ruffle any fetahers here as I do indeed believe that many
situations are legit. But when the guy parks in the handicap area and walks
briskly into the store and or walks his empty cart to the cart parking spot
after emptying it I cannot see the point of him parking in the handicap
zone. I am not quite sure I could guess what the disadvantage to parking
like others would place on him. Living in Houston I see this just about
every time I go to the Borg.
Well, I have to agree with you in one respect. There's always going to be a
number of people that will take advantage of the system. I've seen some
really ridiculous examples of that too.
Up here in Toronto, the disabled transit system is called Wheeltrans. I saw
a rider once who just missed his Wheeltrans bus and sprinted a good <20
second 100 yard dash down the street to try to catch it.
A fellow comes into the woodworking store on Thursday afternoon, nice
looking guy, in a wheelchair, wearing a Harley Davidson tank top. He's got
longish hair, and looks like he knows his way around the wheelchair from
long experience. Buys $20 worth of hardware thingies for his project, and
rolls out to the lot, where he proceeds to load the chair into a case on
the back of his three-wheel Harley with hand controls, and ease on down the
road, big grin catching bugs. What handicap?
Corvettes are for wimps.
hoping George's wife feels better soon...
On 7/2/2005 8:07 PM Patriarch mumbled something about the following:
There's several of us who ride motorcycles with handicapped plates. Are
we handicapped, depends on what you consider a handicap. I'm unable to
stand for long periods of time, or walk long distances (bad back, broken
in 1986, and bad knees), but I can ride a bike just fine.
===============Yea... I have to admit that I stopped riding Motorcycles a long time
ago... (15 or so years) and I "wimped out" and now "play" with
Corvettes... (64,72,76,79, & 95 and looking for a used Z06 to add to
BUT I do have serious claudication in my left leg and have and use a
Handicap sticker...on level ground I can walk pain free for a couple
of hundred yards max...up hill walking is much less..then the muscles
start cramping because of lack of oxygen...and I stop..
wait...hurt...wait...feel the blood feeding my muscles then start
walking agian... thank the good lord I have no problems working a
BUT I really can not remember ever driving a Corvette to Home Depot
or Lowes etc....2 reasons...some ass hole may breath on the car...and
us "anal" Vette owners could not have that...I can't haul many 1x6's
in any of the Corvettes... even with the top down...
BUT the original posters comments are true...I preceive that many
people see me park in a handicaped space hop out of my truck and walk
into a store and think this guy is NOT handicaped....!
Why not? Any logical reason a handicapped person cannot drive a sports car?
Luxury car? Truck? Having a heart or lung disease does not mean you have
to drive a ten year old sedan.
My wife has a blue hanger. Sometimes we use it, sometimes not. Sometimes we
intentionally park at the end of the lot and enjoy the walk. Other days she
care barely make it to the door from the handicapped places. Since your
wife is in a chair, all you have to do is push her a little further. What
is the problem with that? I've done that many times when my MIL was still
You sir, should be thankful you are in good health and that your wife will
recover. Others that may look normal, don't know if they will wake up
tomorrow morning. Please don't deny them a Corvette if they can afford it.
Exactly! You don't sit in a Corvette, you WEAR it! If you can get into
or out of a Corvette without assistance, you can damn sure walk a few
extra parking spaces.
What really frosts me is the woodenheaded ash-holes (just to get back on
topic) who roll up and park in the handicapped zone, properly displaying
the tag or plate, and stroll into the store while leaving the
handicapped person (obviously so) sitting in the car or van. It's meant
to be a convenience, life-saver for the handicapped person, NOT the
person who happens to be riding with them.
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