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I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Heston this past Saturday (7/7/01) in the Seattle area. He was here in my part of the woods to attend the Annual NRA National Gun Collectors Show, and as I am a director of the sponsoring organization (the Washington Arms Collectors: founded in 1952, 18,000 members!), I got to spend some time with "Ben-Hur" at both the show and at 2 functions afterward.

I first "met" Charlton Heston in L.A. in 1970. He was in the same store I was, and asked me a question (thinking I worked there) about the location of a certain item. I told him I didn't work there, but I would help him find the item. We happened to leave the store at the same time and walked to the parking lot in back together. His car was a 1971 454 Silver Coupe. I told him how much I LIKED his car. He was nice and complimented me on mine .('67 Firebird 400 Convert./4-speed-red,black,black)

Soooo... on this past Saturday (with everyone wanting to talk to him) I asked him about the silver big block, and he just replied that: "I've had many Corvettes" ...and he said it in that voice that is so recognizable... and with a big smile on his face. Enough said. Made my day.

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Nice story HarleyB!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif You should have asked him to visit the forum...oh, and take a picture with the www.z06vette.com banner!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif
 

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A.: It was hard enough just to get to talk to him... BUT, I had the Vette on site & I had the BANNER!! (I was trying for the PIC of a lifetime!)

B.: From the manner in which he now travels (ex-Secret Service bodyguards, limos), I doubt he drives anything himself. (his high visibility as president of the NRA has crimped his personal mobility IMHO) I wish I had the answer (or had asked the question) about current ownership! I guess Mario Andretti & Jay Leno as '01 Z06 owners will have to suffice for now.

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To me Charlton Heston and John Wayne were two of a kind. Both among the finest Americans who have ever lived. Almost Reagan like. Yeah, I like the guy!
 

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Charlton Heston is a man of great integrity.
The walks the walk and talks the talk.

He is also my PRESIDENT
I would vote for him in a heartbeat.
 

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Charlton Heston is one of many fine Americans. His contributions to our nation and society are huge and numerous. He is my President.

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I am an NRA lifetime member since 1977 and have such a window sticker in the back glass of my Warbonnet yellow 72 Shark. He is my President as well. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

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