Chevrolet’s mid-life crisis car – the Corvette or “Vette” has become synonymous with power, speed, dominance and sexual appeal. This would explain why so many male drivers tend to buy a Chevrolet Corvette -especially when they are clinging tenaciously to their youth.
But what about moms? Most importantly, what about women? We tend to doctor our sexual appeal through different sorts of manual machinery such as razors and scissors. Not to mention the amount of paint that we use to cover the tops of our heads down to our toes.
This past weekend, I got to test drive a Chevrolet Corvette on a joy ride around the Disney Park Resorts. My test drive took me down some unexpected turns-and I’m not talking about the literal ones. I’m speaking more to the ones that connect us to the memories of our fathers. Those more deep-seated memories associated with reckless abandonment. You know, that little voice in the back of our heads that precedes puberty and subconsciously whispers, “you can do anything, you are unstoppable.”
I don’t think I need to tell any grown women or mom that this message has a profound affect on your strength or character as woman and resonates throughout your entire life.
While I am currently reluctant to trade in my mommy mobile for a two-seater that lacks the trunk space to accommodate a week’s-worth of groceries nevermind a stroller, I get it. And here’s why moms should consider getting behind the wheel of a Corvette:
1. Control: Remember the first time your dad let you sit on his lap and take the wheel? Full disclaimer: this is highly illegal. Travelingmom.com does not encourage this practice and moms everywhere will not only report you to local law enforcement, but frown heavily upon it.
2. Power: 430 horsepower of 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds. Yeah, I punched it!
3. Color: The Chevy Corvette comes in a plethora of colors including red, pink OR blue