Hubby is starting to become slowpoke
Dear Tom and Ray: I am 65 and not yet ready to become a “geezerette.” My husband is two years older, and although he may look like one, he is not a geezer yet, either. Except when he drives in our university town, that is. He is making me nuts. We have a couple of fourlane main drags in our town with 45-mph speed limits. He drives in the passing lane at 35 with a beatific smile on his face. Last evening, after taking my mother to supper and driving through the same residential neighborhood we always do, he drove 20 mph and commented: “That house really intrigues me. ... That bush has bloomed twice this year.” I was tempted to jump out of the car. We were going so slowly that I probably wouldn’t have been hurt. This issue is not a problem on the highway. He knows exactly how much over the speed limit he can go to not get ticketed. One Saturday, I insisted on driving. When we got home, he said: “Well, you have an extra minute and a half. I hope you do something constructive with it.” Ouch. My husband runs a consulting firm, works out several times a week and volunteers. I just don’t want to drive with a geezer and have others perceive him as one! Help!
Sixty years is a long time. In the auto industry, it’s an eternity. Very few cars will achieve their diamond anniversary because few ever reach such iconic status.
Enter my tester for the week — the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. I know, I know, I have a great job. And, indeed, I was one happy Wheels Editor getting to drive this American icon. And of course, I drove it top down.
But, this was not just another Corvette. No, this one is likely to become a collector’s item. Badged throughout this convertible was a special Corvette 60th Anniversary logo. The specially designed logo was on the rims, the door sill, the steering wheel and the seats.
Clearly, Chevy wanted to make it clear that 2013 is a very special year for Corvette.