As an accordion playing midwesterner with all due respect for mother nature, I am not offended. I think it would be very cool to witness a tornado, although I don't share your desire to seek them out. Closest one I've experienced was about a mile from my house, took out some farm buildings. I've spent enough days huddling in the basement with the kids.When my Baffetti DBA arrives, sometime in March 2022, I'm planning to pick it up in Houston, Texas and proceed on to east Texas/Louisana on a tornado chase. I sincerely hope any I manage to view do not result in injury or death to anybody. I have long been an extreme weather/nature buff and hope to witness a tornado before "calling it a day" ("life"?).
I hope this post does not offend any mid-westerners, it's just something that fascinates me. I recently viewed a video of the 1986 Norman, Oklahoma, EF5 tornado, wherein the audio exclaimed "My God, there goes a horse", which was visible several hundred feet off the ground.
As a SoCal resident, I have experienced a number of significant earthquakes and a minor tsunami in Morro Bay, CA, where the bay emptied completely, revealing lost outboard motors and other surprising debris.
I also witnessed the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption in 1980. The resultant ash cloud reduced vision to about 20 feet, clogging my vehicles air filter to where it stopped the engine!
Mother Nature deserves/requires respect.
There was a huge sinkhole incident there already a few years ago, and they have repaired and actually made it part of the exhibit. once this covid BS is under control, its one of the places I intend to go back and visit again.Here are some pics from the 1980 Joplin, Missouri EF-5.
BTW: The Corvette Museum survived being swallowed up by a GIANT sinkhole, so it's probably blessed.
I've driven the mid-engine variant several times... its amazing, but they are much more expensive in Canada, and the just released 2023 Z06 model would be the one I'd order... if I had $175,000 CA to spare.Have you seen the new mid-engine model. Very cool and reasonable price.
The newly released 2023 Z06 is a lot more... think that the options on this car can easily come close to, if not over $40,000 (Just the Z07 package and carbon fibre rims are $20,000... lol). Add 30% or more for CA rot USA currancy conversion and our 15.56% taxes to anything, then you start to get close to my local prices. That is a healthy downpayment for a house around here... lolYikes! They are under $100,000 here. $80,000 something if I remember correctly. Better get one before they go electric.
There are many other things I would drop that money on before I spent it on a 2023 Z06... but yeah, I am a bit of a 'Vette Z06 enthusiast.I know that you're a fan, so no insult intended, but,
I'd get a 1958 Knobbly Lister before I'd drop that kinda money on a Chevy.
Different strokes for different folks.