So the Jeff Gordon Foundation is giving away “Jeff Gordon’s Corvette” How do you enter? Well you puchase up a raffle ticket for $100 (for more information click on the link). The money raised goes to the Jeff Gordon Foundation. When I saw this…it excited me. I tried to talk BFM into going halfsies with me on a ticket. It would give us a 1 in 5000 chance of winning. Its better than the lottery. I even promised her she could maintain main custody of the car, with the stipulation that if we won I get to drive it when I am in town and if she comes up to visit me in a car…she has to bring the vette with her. I don’t think she thought I was serious.
Anyway…why did it excite me? Well I have ALWAYS had a thing for cars. Always. My mom likes to tell the story about how when I was two we were walking through a parking lot (my parents and me) and I looked up at them and said “That truck has wheels like Grandpa’s truck.” She looked at my dad who looked at the truck and said “Well yeah actually it does.” It was the same make and model as his only a different color. I was TWO YEARS OLD people (and thus probably eye level with tires at the time). Of course in the next breath my mom will tell you that when I was about the same age one weekend I had been out in the garage”hepping” (toddlerese for helping) my dad sand a wooden trunk (that he eventually painted yellow and added some peanuts characters to and made into my toybox). My dad had given me some sandpaper and let me “hep” Well the next day my mom was in the garage doing laundry and I was suppose to be napping but apparently I toddled out to the garage to “hep” some more, found the sandpaper and “hepped” by sanding the right rear quarter panel of my parents three day old bright red Pontiac sunfire hatchback. When she said “What are you doing?!” I looked up at her swelling with toddler pride and said “I hepping momma! Hepping!” So I have always been attracted to cars (is it any wonder that I love racing)?
I know I have mentioned my affinity for some classic cars…especially the Chevy Nomad. But what I wouldn’t give to have a ‘Vette. I would pretty much take any year any model any color. I love to look at them. When I was at the Chevy dealership when I was buying my HHR I spent a lot of time wandering around the showroom while they worked on my financing. There was a pair of corvettes on the showroom floor. Both were ragtops (given my choice I would rather not have a ragtop) with the tops down and had these luscious leather seats. It was all I could do to keep myself from hopping in over the door and licking the steering wheels. (Oh come on now…you have to remember those commercials where the people where rushing down the VW dealership and licking the cars to claim them??? I looked for the video on the internet but couldn’t find it). Honestly I was probably a lot like Tony Stewart in the new Armorall Commercial only I can’t stand that still that long…well that and I don’t actually already own a corvette (but if I did…I too would wash it as lovingly as he does in the beginning). Oh and I can’t remember the last time I had a slurpee. Anyway…I am digressing…so if you have a spare $100 around…and want
my a corvette…you should enter the raffle for the Jeff Gordon Foundation..the money goes to a good cause and you might just be zooming around in my a corvette.
**(or yellow, or black, or silver…heck anything except for green and blue although if that’s all that was offered…I would take it.)