At The Wheel: Shane's Red Hot 'Vette


My name: Shane

My username: Urakai

My age: 24

My profession: Student

City/town: Kalamazoo

Relationship status: Single

Sexuality: Gay

What is the best thing that you like about your ride?

It gets attention.

Do you like tinkering under the hood, or do you leave repairs and routine maintenance to your mechanic?

I like to see what I can do, but it often does end up in the hands of a professional.

What special touches have you added to your car that reflect your personality and individuality?

So far, not much. Working on getting the horn to work and when it does, I'm installing the horns out of my old 1988 Park Avenue. My friends dubbed the horns the "Amtrak horns".

Shane_Stevenson_1 What is the most you’ve ever paid for a car? What is the most you would ever pay for a car?

The most was $4,000 and the most I'd be willing to pay, well, if I had the money, I'd pay anything if I felt the car was worth it.

Do you have a great memory of a date that relates to you car? Describe that night (or day).

Sadly, no.

Do you find yourself more attracted to people with similar car tastes to your own? Or doesn’t it matter?

I guess I'd say it helps, but in the end, its not all that important.

Shane_Stevenson_2 What’s the best road trip you’ve ever taken in your car?

Cruising through the country side to Romulus for a wedding.

If you had an unlimited budget and could change anything you wanted on your car, what modifications or accessories would you add?

New sound system and do what ever it takes to drop the new ZR-1 motor in it.

Do you think your car has a personality or soul? What kind of sound or behavior does it have that makes it unmistakably your car?

Its definitely a female, she gets finicky, I call it menopause, lol.

Have you upgraded the car stereo? What is your "dream" sound system?

Nothing has been upgraded beyond a CD player. I can't say I have a "dream" system.

Shane_Stevenson_3 What aspect of your ride most attracted you when you decided to own and drive it?

The fact that I COULD drive it! I just love the body style.

Have you ever pushed your car to its performance limit? What was the fastest speed?

HAHA, the speedometer doesn't work! I would guess 100-110 MPH though.

Are you a member of any car clubs or other auto related organizations?

Just a Corvette forum online.

What was the first car you ever had? Do you ever get nostalgic for it?

Brown (yes, brown) 1988 Buick Park Avenue. Yes, I get nostalgic all the time. I am just happy knowing part of her will be in this car.

If you could trade your ride in for any other car, what would it be, regardless of the price?

Easy, 2009 Corvette ZR-1