Thanks for helping to build the kids self images. I am doing the same thing as my partnership in the car is with the Big Guy upstairs, and I made apromise to share, prior to making a couple of offers and waiting 9 months for the right one to come along 1,260 miles away. Those 1260 miles over 48 hours bringing her back to St. Louis, was one of the neat times and group of memories of my life.
Incidentally it really hacks off the new Corvette guys letting a kid sit behind the wheel, and possibly building an interest, and imagining that this just might be possible for him, no matter what his or her background. Just the absolute Joy on their faces as they sit behind the wheel reminds me of yours truly, a poor kid from Chicago, working in High School and College for a boat yard 10-12 hours a day sometimes, summer and after school, , building wooden yachts 47' to 65' for $2 an hour (good bucks at the time, late 50's), and standing at the helm of one of the 65's in the shed as we were finishing her up, and dreaming what it might be like with the diesels at full throttle on Lake Michigan headed to Mackinac. I imagined it truly was possible and though I never did own one, my Dragon Lady was also in the impossible category in 1990. She's in the garage tonite, imagine that.