The "Corvette Wave" is an integral part of the mystic
and culture of the Corvette owner experience. Corvette owners who wave
at fellow Corvette owners show a mark of recognition that you are among
the elite group of intelligent people who are driving America's True Sports
Car. And as a member of this elite group, you should be recognized for
your pose and intelligence. So for those who don't know the five simple
Corvette Wave rules, here they are:
There is no excuse for not waving at your fellow Corvette
Although most Corvette owners have the class and understanding
to accept when their wave is not returned, not waving is a serious breach
of proper Corvette etiquette.
Whoever sees the other Corvette first, starts the wave.
There isn't any rule about who waves first. This is
simple; if you see another Corvette, wave!
Rules 1 and 2 apply to both sexes.
As far as who starts the wave, it doesn't make a difference
if you are a man or women. Rules 1 and 2 apply.
Any type of wave is okay.
Whether you shoot a big wave up through your open Vette
top, out the window, or a quick salute with your hand on the steering wheel,
any wave that can be seen by the other Corvette driver is okay. However,
this does not include any style of jester that can be interpreted as obscene
or insulting. Remember, Corvette owners are a class act; while someone
might have been rude or stupid to you, try not to return the favor. (This
is a tough rule not to break with all the stupid drivers who manage to
get a driver's license.)
A late wave is better than no wave.
If you suddenly realize that a Corvette driver is passing
and waving at you, get a wave off as soon as possible. The other Corvette
driver may see your wave in their rear view mirror and realize that you
where just a little late in getting your wave going. Although missing the
timing of your wave is a "goof," this can be acceptably covered by getting
off a wave that the other Corvette driver has a chance to see.
So you can see the underlying concept here is simple,
Wave at you fellow Corvette owners, whoever they are, whenever you see
them. This will show you are a person who understands the full measure
and etiquette that comes with your proud ownership of a Corvette.
Dan Woomer (LCCC) wrote and published these on October