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12 Types of Corvette Owners and Distinctions Between Those Types

Today I asked many Corvette owners on social media about the different types of Vette owners and receive these interesting replies. Do you see yourself in one of them? If yes which one?


1. Some Corvette owners like the older models and some of them like the newer models. They say some of them like the older Corvette models from C1 through C3 and some like the newer models from C4 to C7.

2. Waving is another issue that differentiates Corvette owners. Some of them always wave at each other. yet, some others get upset if you don't wave at them. Do you wave at other Corvette owners?

3. Obviously and naturally some Corvette members are males and others are females.

4. Driving habits. There are those who have their Corvette for shows. Others have them as weekend toys. Some use them as track cars and the fourth category category includes those who are the daily drivers. Some Corvette owners say most people will fit in one of these four categories when it comes to driving habits. But the daily drivers have a big challenge. Keeping clean and driving daily is a huge challenge.

5. Some Corvette owners drive their cars and others like to pour money into them to complete them. Some keep them completely stock, others modify them by pouring more money into them.

6. There are those who consider themselves true Corvette owners. They say "a true Corvette owner respects all Corvettes, C1-c7’s. The differences are the owners that drive them and the owners that don’t."

7. Also, there are types of Corvette drivers who, as they say "come and go," mostly with newer Vettes. And there are Corvette Enthusiasts which remain. Some of those people who faithfully remain with Corvette can afford a Ferrari, but they prefer to drive a Vette.

8. There are people who buy a Corvette to show off and give current good owners a bad name. They aren't really car guys, who won't get their cars up over 60 mph, and mostly just own the car to make up for their own personal midlife shortcomings, so they can impress women. They give Corvette people bad, bad names.

9. There are also those who have worked their whole life, raised a family been there for everyone, but themselves, and then they bought their first Corvette. I heard that most Corvette owners are hard working and goal setting folks, who work very hard to achieve their goals.

10. Some Corvette owners are advanced in age. They have liked this car from their youth when they couldn't afford it. They are now in their 70s, own one and still like them a lot. They also meet a lot of good people through their local Vette Clubs.

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11. Apparently some people buy Corvettes because they are middle-aged and go through a mid-life crisis, but as I hear from many other Vette owners, they are middle-aged, do not have a mid-life crisis and yet buy a Corvette they like the car.

12. Oh, there is another type of differentiation too. There are those who wear the black satin Corvette jacket and those who don't. Many owners will probably agree with this.

In conclusion, Corvette owners may be different from one another. "But the thing we all have in common is our love of the Corvettes," wrote Edie, a Corvette owner from Simply Corvettes Facebook group. What matters at the end of the day is the character of the person, the cleanness and pureness of his heart, whether he can forgive or no and if he or she will be willing to stop and help when help is needed. It's such a pleasure to meet such a person.

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Do you want to add to this list? If yes please share your thoughts in the comments section below to continue the discussion.


Bill (not verified)    November 13, 2017 - 10:19PM

Every Corvette owner is different. We come from different backgrounds and with different experiences. What we have in common, is the love of Corvettes.

Martha (not verified)    November 13, 2017 - 10:21PM

I bought our 1967 Corvette 10 years ago. After my husband retired it was a well-deserved retirement gift. Still have it, but now have 2 C7s so that we can both drive and get further than 30 miles from home. We just love Corvettes, plain and simple.

Shane (not verified)    November 13, 2017 - 10:21PM

Those that appreciate, clean and enjoy their Corvette (most Vette owners) and those that have one but it is just another car.

Dave (not verified)    November 13, 2017 - 10:23PM

There are those Corvette owners who like all generations of Vettes, and those that only like theirs.

Tux Hadler (not verified)    November 13, 2017 - 11:30PM

I found this to be an interesting article as it touched upon the many personalities and how they were viewed. As the creator of Simply Corvettes I generally tell folks that I am passionate about Corvettes. They are without a doubt and extension of our personalities... Thanks. Waving.

John (not verified)    November 14, 2017 - 6:23AM

I appreciate the Corvette for everything it is. Americas greatest sports car, it's name, styling, design and engineering make it a joy to drive. That's just my perspective.

Eddie Mudd,Jr. (not verified)    November 14, 2017 - 10:44AM

I am not sure which 1 I fit into but I love all Corvettes. I wave at all Corvettes and get upset when I don't get the wave back. I would help any Corvette owner that's broke down. I do have my favorites most my life I have dreamed of a 69 427/4speed, but now I am older I found my dream car, 07 Z06. I own 6 now and have had c3,c4,c6, on the look out for # 9, my first love a 69.

Tony R. (not verified)    May 8, 2019 - 8:29AM

In reply to by ROB (not verified)

They were thinking ahead. I don't' like it, but I get it. They knew the mid-engine was coming. Dubai is FULL of rich people and GM wants the rest of the world to see the Corvette as a desirable supercar. No better place for their ultimate goal.

ralph kramer (not verified)    November 15, 2017 - 8:52AM

Many, many kinds of people were members of my Ball State fraternity, yet we were/are all one. Rituals, enduring friendships, shared experiences. Thus it is with the Corvette fraternity.

John (not verified)    June 24, 2019 - 9:54AM

My first Corvette was a 1957, I am now on my seventh. When driving a Corvette, your driving a legend. How great is that?

Andrus Chesley (not verified)    November 20, 2019 - 11:41AM

Always love vettes since the 50's but was a motorcycle racer/rider. Slowed down at 73 yrs on and on my 2nd car. Go to show but don't enter my daily, don't do clubs as pretty much a loner, do wave. Hot rodding days over a long long time age. Just love the roads less traveled cruisin' in my car.

Kenneth Markgraf (not verified)    July 31, 2020 - 7:31AM

We bought our vette new in 2002. We love it. Love the Car. Now we are older in our 70s. We are thinking of selling our baby but not sure!
If you have good suggestion how to sell and where would appreciate your thoughts. We don’t want to sell but it’s in our thoughts. Thanks

Priscilla Markgraf (not verified)    July 31, 2020 - 7:38AM

I bought a new vette in 2002! I love all corvettes!
Still have this peuter color car. How do you know what C series it is don’t see it anywhere in its owners manual. Yes the car is a coupe and is in real good condition. Looking to maybe sell this year. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Ty

Priscilla Markgraf (not verified)    July 31, 2020 - 7:38AM

I bought a new vette in 2002! I love all corvettes!
Still have this peuter color car. How do you know what C series it is don’t see it anywhere in its owners manual. Yes the car is a coupe and is in real good condition. Looking to maybe sell this year. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Ty

Joe Belvedere, Jr (not verified)    May 14, 2021 - 8:52PM

Bought my 2005 vette two yrs ago. It’s my daily driver and at 72 it was a better buy than a golf cart! For me it’s fun just to take long drives with the top down on back country roads. It’s just a beautiful car and pure American muscle.

Michael Ross (not verified)    January 18, 2022 - 12:45AM

I love the feeling of an adrenaline rush, and I get that every time I drive my C7 Z51 Corvette at 100 mph on a curvy road, that is the only reason i own a Corvette.I'm in the zone when I drive and noting else matters, and I can do that every day, period.