The Corvette Girls ZR1 Beast
Lowe has had a love affair with Corvettes for as long as she can
remember. Her continuing passion for the hobby has earned her the
name"Corvette Girl". Deb's Corvette odyssey started with a 1981 C3. The
desire for higher levels of performance and technology prompted her to
trade up to an 04 C5 coupe. Deb needed more so she traded the C5 for a
2010 torch red C6 Grand Sport.
crowning glory of Debs Corvette journey is her latest acquisition, a
torch red 2010 ZR1. She still uses the GS as a daily driver. Talk about
having your cake and eating it too. She tells us that the GS is no
slouch in the performance departement but the ZR1 makes the GS seem
slow in comparison.
told us that the ZR1 is better known in Corvette circles as the BAMF
LS9 Beast. Me and most of the guy's at the magazine are really showing
our age as we didn't know what the acronym stood for. We finally
figured out it stood for "Bad Ass Mother F@#$%&". We had a good
laugh over that one.
Deb first acquired the ZR1 she took a real leap of faith as she had
never driven a car with a manual tranny. I guess she figured that if
you have to learn something its better to skip the small stuff and go
directly to the top. Deb had a running bet with her late boyfriend that
she would never be able to own a "Blue Devil" Vette because she could
not drive it. Deb decided she would take up the challenge and get the
ZR1 despite being petrified of the manual tranny.
Deb managed to master the art of crunching through a six speed. What
makes this amazing is that she learned after having double hip
replacement surgery and nerve damage.
The ZR 1 is stock except
for a Mild to Wild exhaust controller and a few cosmetics. The car is a
natural attention getter and most and people are surprised when they
find out that the driver behind the wheel is a female.
When Deb is
not enjoying a ride in one of her Vettes she is busy coordinating car
events and meeting car enthusiasts. She is active in many automotive
groups and forums including Corvette Forum where she is an Events
Deb and the "beast" can be found stalking the
dunes, lakes and enjoying sunsets around the Grand Rapids area. Deb
also enjoys infiltrating GM's Milford proving grounds track. Deb tells
us that although she loves her double trouble GS and ZR1 she is really
looking forward to getting a new C7 Sting Ray.
Deb tells us that although she loves her double trouble GS and ZR1 she is really looking forward to getting a new C7 Sting Ray.
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