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I'm with you on that one!!! - Just did a car show, and I felt bad for the guys on either side - one had a 55 chev hardtop, the other a 57 Chev BelAir convertible. The convertible was a ground up restoration he purchased a couple of years ago at Barret Jackson - awesome car, and the owner couldn't believe the reaction the SSR got. The knowledgeable car guys were all over it, but the masses didn't pay much attention to it. Funniest reaction that day was the two 20ish guys with a beer in their hand, giving me the thumbs up and yelling "that's totally f------g sick, man"

Received a call yesterday from the organizers of a fairly large show this weekend making sure I was taking the SSR, after the response it got at their last show in June. Over 800 cars in the show, and the SSR was definitely getting more than its share of action. GM should be paying me for the PR!!!

It's the only one on the road in the area, and my wife is loving the reaction it gets. I want to sell this one, and wait for the 6 speed next summer, but she wants to keep this one because of the automatic - what a terrible quandry - oh no!!! I'd have to keep an SSR around. :party
 

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I've done car shows for years with different rides, and the SSR seems to appeal to virtually all show participants, as well as spectators. The owners of 48 - 51 trucks consistently ask to have pictures of their truck with the SSR. The rod owners love it, the muscle car guys keep coming around. The only cold response I felt I was getting was from the guy with a very custom Viper and Prowler close to where I was - he totally ignored the SSR, probably because I was stealing some of his thunder - especially when I did the top routine. I was tempted to have a sign saying the top will go up at the hour and half hour. The top will go down at :15 and :45.

I've been avoiding doing anything tomy 03, just so I won't get too attached to it. If it's going to stay, I would definitely do some major work - starting with wheels, painted brakes, chrome, paint and polish under the hood, probably paint the running boards yellow, etc. When the SSR novelty wears off at the shows, it would still be a legitimate show entry. But ---- that 6 speed is sure tempting.
 
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