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Cruising memory lane: A Corvette Stingray took powerful hold of a girl turning 16

June 3, 2014 10:52 PM
By Deborah Hetrick Catanese


My dad didn't debate much beforehand about certain types of purchases, so my mother, my two younger sisters and I came to expect the unexpected sometimes when he arrived home from work.

He could show up with just about anything: a remote control airplane to fly above the Highland Park reservoir; a new SLR Honeywell Pentax camera with lots of cool attachments; a nifty slalom ski for water-skiing on the Allegheny. While frugal in many aspects of life, purchasing quality items never fazed him.

One day he arrived home with a game-changer in my young life: a 1964, 4-on-the-floor Corvette Stingray, complete with removable hardtop that transformed it into a convertible.

My eyes popped at the shiny silver paint job and snazzy black leather interior. Atop the hood was that cool and distinct emblem front and center -- two racing flags crisscrossed.

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