Saturday, November 8, 2003

This definitely isn't her dad's 'vette



Mona L. Bronson-Fuqua
Enquirer contributor

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Kristin Titko, a podiatrist, drives a 2003 Corvette - but it had to be an automatic.
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Podiatrist Kristin Titko of Sharonville wanted a 2003 50th-anniversary Chevrolet Corvette, and the inconvenience of tracking down one with an automatic transmission wasn't going to deter her.

"I had to wait seven months for it. It is an automatic, probably the only one in existence. I really don't know how to drive a stick shift. Several of my friends have tried to teach me, and I just can't get the hang of it."

Titko had Corvettes in the past, loved them and wanted another one.

Since her father and partner, Jerry Titko, had the 25th-anniversary 'vette, it seemed appropriate she have the 50th-anniversary version.

"One of the fun things about driving a Corvette is the 'Corvette Wave.' You're driving as always with your hands at 2 and 10 on the steering wheel. When you pass another 'vette, you lift one hand up barely off the wheel and just wave your fingers at them. It's like a cool, slow, 'How you doin?' kind of wave. Every 'vette driver knows that."

First car: "A 1983 maroon Plymouth Turismo I bought with my own money for my 16th birthday."

Previous car: A goldenrod 2001 Mercedes 320

Dream car: "A Lamborghini in yellow or neon purple!"



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