1200 miles/22 hours, new Viper owner!

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  1. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    Well worth it! To see the excitement on a personal friend's ("researching a Viper for friend thread") face as he climbs into his very own Viper:cool:.
    Short version:
    We met at Nashville Int'l Airport Friday morning (July 4th) at 4:30 a.m. (yes, A.M.:headbang:). Flew to Atlanta. Connect flight to Richmond, VA where we were picked up by Bernie (BJ Motors) Katz at 11:30. I'm sure Ken will add more later, but all I can say is Bernie's collection of cars is something to see :2tu:. The car Ken bought was everything Bernie said it was. We'd heard nothing but good about him and his company. I can personally say, Bernie is a genuine, Viper NUT!:2tu: We were planning on leaving his garage by 12:30. Didn't happen! He was kind enough to take his time with us to show us around and look at some of his other fine automobiles. After we finally left, we were about 1/2 way back, when Bernie called and told us there were some bad storms in our path (thunderstorms, hail, damaging winds, etc), so we pulled off to check the weather on the laptop and waited a little while. We thought about getting a hotel room and rest. Didn't happen!. Ken was too excited! Yes this is the short version :D. Anyway, laptop battery died, I called my wife Lisa, she checked the weather, and we were back on our way.:2tu: Ken dropped me off. Lisa/Teresa (Viper Twins) picked me up,and I got home at 1:30 am Sat. morn. Congratulations Ken on your Viper purchase and welcome to the VIPER NATION. Here's a few pics.

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    Part of the "collection:
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    The purchase: Silver '98 RT/10

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    the "sign"

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    THE SMILE SAYS IT ALL!!!:headbang::stick::clap2::dj::guitar:

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    -Chip Winter
    VCA President, AL/TN Region
     
  2. cyaford

    cyaford Viper Owner

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    That's awesome Chip!! Sounds like you guys had a blast. Not a bad way to spend the 4th of July.

    Did you get to test out the Saleen? :D
     
  3. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    No we didn't get to test it out:mad:. But, Bernie said he was going to pick Ken up at the airport in it if I wouldn't have been with him.:crazy2:. Oh well:dunno:
     
  4. SoCal Rebell

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    Did Bernie get that S7 with the tan interior from the John Elway dealership in Denver?
     
  5. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    I think so. He mentioned John Elway. You must be familiar with the car:D.:cool:
     
  6. Nadine UK GTS

    Nadine UK GTS Viper Owner

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    Cool set of pics, why did he let the '98 Viper go, looks mint.
     
  7. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    As an auto dealer/broker, he prefers to deal with low mileage/well maintained vehicles. This one was 7900 mi. It looked great inside and out.:2tu: Thanks.
     
  8. VENUM INJECTION

    VENUM INJECTION Viper Owner

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    Car looks amazing. Love the color on that ferari too.
     
  9. cyaford

    cyaford Viper Owner

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    You mean the Saleen? Am I missing the pic of the Ferrari? :dunno:
     
  10. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    Yes, it's a Saleen S7 :cool:. There wasn't a Ferrari there (that I was aware of):confused:
     
  11. alpine7822

    alpine7822 Viper Owner

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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to Viper nation! I got my Mamba from Bernie and love it (I remember sitting in that same room signing my paperwork)!

    Be safe and have fun!
     
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    Wow what a trip. Sounds like Bernie is into domestic supercars, Ford Gt Viper, Saleen... Welcome to the club Ken! I wonder who influenced you to get a 98 silver Rt :)

    I didn't know Bernie had a Saleen. Lambo of Vegas had a twin turbo liztick red a few yrs back, just like that one. Heck might be that one. Man what a car.



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    They let you out of your cage over at the alley huh?
     
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  13. slaughterj

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    Damn Chip, I was in Richmond then, wish I knew you were in town!
     
  14. black08

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    Great pics! Congrats dude and enjoy!:2tu:
     
  15. V10SpeedLuvr

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    Welcome to the club Ken!! Enjoy the beast :D Hope you can make Tony's BBQ on the 19th!

    You would've been leaving the airport in a taxi and I'd be leaving in a Saleen had it been me there instead :D :lmao:
     
  16. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 Viper Owner

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    Congratulations on the purchase! That is one heck of a trip!
     
  17. uvbnbit

    uvbnbit Viper Owner

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    I thought about hooking up with some VA members, but we'd never got home:D. But, we'll see ya at Tony's:2tu:


    Spoken like a true VCA President.:bonker: :naughty: :spank: Putting everyone else before self.:D:lmao: We'll see ya at Tony's:headbang::headbang:
    -Chip
     
  18. alpine7822

    alpine7822 Viper Owner

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    You should have let us know! We could have met you at Bernie's and done lunch or something! Always glad to meet up with another owner (could have even picked you up at the airport in the dd and taken you to Bernie's).
     
  19. Kenneth Krieger

    Kenneth Krieger Viper Owner

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    Now you are "bitten"! Look out.......I feel mods coming on sooner or later!!! Congrats.....it's a GREAT feeling driving home after a purchase!
     
  20. 1Need4Speed

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    Beautiful car and color...now to take that top off and have some fun;)
     

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