Since I was a young boy I dreamed of owning a Corvette. I am sure you are familiar with us "boys", we all wanted a Vette, or wanted to be a policeman or fireman when we grew up. Well, I collected Hotwheels and Matchbox miniatures, I built many Corvette models, and as I aged and grew out of the Hotwheels stage my passion for Vettes did not go away. I new if I wanted a real Vette some day I would have to have a plan and make goals for myself.
My major goal has been to be financially sound by time I turned 50 years old. Now I am 46; I have a retirement fund started, my house will be paid off in 2 years and my daughter will soon be graduating from the Ohio State University. With all my careful planning, a little good luck rolled my way.
The feeling I had when I first saw it sitting in my drive can only be described as surreal. It has been four days and I still need to check and make sure it is actually still there. I finally did it, I purchased my Corvette. A timeless piece of functional art. A masterpiece that will supply me many years of joy. I am naming the car Zesty, because of its energy and edginess but also because of the color, orange zest! I have read, owning a Corvette is a lifestyle. Well bring it on, I am ready for a new lifestyle to bring my youth back as I turn 50.