Owner’s Quotes

Best of the best … – Donato, 2017 Callaway Corvette
• …Pete and his crew are the Best in the West! – Tom, 2016 Callaway Corvette

Owner’s Quote – January 6, 2024

She made it home, got a bath, HRE wheels back on! Super fun to drive! That’s how they should have been made! Thanks again for the upgrade… absolutely love it! Happy New Year.

– Mike
Callaway Corvette C8
Maui, Hawaii

Callaway Corvette C8

Owner’s Quote – December 28, 2023

I have a 2013 Callaway Silverado pickup. High mileage, excellent condition, and the lowest maintenance car I’ve had in 1.3 million miles. I’m interested in trading it in for a new one.

– William
2013 Callaway Silverado

Owner’s Quote – June 12, 2023

“Above and Beyond.” That’s how I described my interaction with you to everyone who wanted to talk about Callaway. I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate you getting my car ready to roll. The car made a big hit, especially amongst other Corvettes. The exhaust sounds incredible. The badging was perfect and often commented on by the assorted staff, editors and writers at Road and Track. Like I said previously: Make me the guinea pig for the wide body kit.

Most importantly, I wanted to thank you. I truly appreciate the work you did and the effort you all made to get the car to me on time.

Best…

– Stuart
Callaway Corvette C8

Owner’s Quote – February 2, 2022

Loving my 2021 Callaway Colorado, we’ve driven it up and down Baja twice. The truck is awesome! Smooth reliable power that always brings a smile when I punch it!

Thanks!

– Pete and Justin
2021 Callaway Colorado SC410

Owner’s Quote – January 13, 2022

Just a quick note to let you know that I am absolutely thrilled with the Camaro ZL1 that you delivered on Sunday.

The driving experience is sensational and the power production is awesome.

Thanks for making this a car that exceeds my expectations.

– Bob
2022 Callaway Camaro SC750

Owner’s Quote – December 22, 2021

22500 miles on my amazing Z06. And still commuting into Manhattan!

– Howard
Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757

Owner’s Quote – November 1, 2021

I could not be more satisfied. The vehicle is better than expected. It looks and sounds fantastic. But the performance and acceleration are exceptional. It’s a delight to have a vehicle of this size and weight that can perform like it does. Thanks to you and your crew. Great job!

– Rich
2017 Callaway Yukon Denali

Owner’s Quote – October 25, 2021

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2019 Callaway Corvette SC627
2019 Callaway Corvette SC627
2019 Callaway Corvette SC627

You should be very proud of your lifetime body of work.
My Callaway 627 is fast, reliable and beautiful. Sculpted like a Michelangelo. Consequently, I am proud to own one of your cars and it will most likely be passed along to future generations of family.
 
– Pat
2019 Callaway Corvette SC627

Owner’s Quote – March 26, 2021

The news today is that I have sold the Corvette.
Thank you for taking the time to speak to the buyer.
Also thanks to your “pre-owned – for sale” team for posting the ad and finding me a buyer.
It certainly was fun owning a piece of Callaway history.
 
I just told my daughter the news and she said, “Oh no – I loved that car”.
 
Many thanks and best regards,
– Howard
1987 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette
Owner’s Quote – November 20, 2020

Closing in on 18K miles on my 2018 and I can’t express to you how amazing and special both my 14-year-old son and I still feel every single time I get behind the wheel. (He actually puts his cellphone down and has the most amazing smile when I dial up the supercharger). Now that I’ve again begun commuting to downtown Manhattan (a virtual ghost town now), it still invigorates me every ride home, even at a crawl on the West Side Highway. I’ve done two track days at NJMP-Lightning and it was wonderful. You should be very proud of the joy you have brought to the lucky few ZO6 Callaway owners.
– Howard
2018 Callaway Corvette SC757
Owner’s Quote – October 21, 2020

The SC560 hasn’t needed any mechanical service for the seven years I have been fortunate to sit in the driver’s seat. Thanks again for everyone’s follow up. You guys are good!
– Glen
2006 Callaway Corvette SC560
Owner’s Quote – October 6, 2020

Saw it for sale online at 10am, bought it over the phone, jumped on a plane from Orlando to Atlanta, drove it home that night. No surprises, no disappointments! Excellent drivability, no impact on fuel economy, great for towing, awesome family hauler, and it hauls ass.
– Benjamin
2018 Callaway Tahoe SC560
Owner’s Quote – August 31, 2020

One hell of a truck! A man’s best friend.
– Edward
2018 Callaway Silverado SC560
Owner’s Quote – May 15, 2020

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Doug's Callaway Edition Range Rover 055
Report from Doug, Callaway Range Rover 055

The engineering thought put into the vehicle and taken to the next level by Callaway enabled many fun, memorable family outings. Three of our favorites were combined rescues/upstaging of other prominent off-road vehicles. A snow and ice storm covered roads in a sheet of ice in Leavenworth, WA (a famous Bavarian-inspired vacation resort town). A family in a minivan became stranded at the bottom of a valley road were unable to make it up either side, even after attempted assistance from multiple Jeeps. Confident in our Rover’s ability, we drove down into the valley to the disbelief and wave-offs from onlookers. By the time we got the Rover in position and hooked up to the minivan with the owner’s approval, people lined the streets on both sides to watch another failed attempt. Our well-shod Rover put to use the special Callaway gear ratio transfer case upgrades, giving a gentle and then firm pull. The minivan was smoothly towed to the top of the ravine with just enough wheel slip to keep the diffs engaged and Callaway exhaust note exciting the crowd. We received loud cheers from both sides of the street as the crowd watched us in disbelief and the minivan family and ours were cheering loudly with smiles ear to ear! This was the first of many adventures surpassing others with our Callaway Rover, like climbing off-road in areas where Jeeps backed down, saying it was impossible. Our Callaway Rover taught our children some very valuable lessons in helping and conquering others.

Owner’s Quote – April 14, 2020

Gents:
I received a very nice leather embossed certificate for #90-024 today. I am an enrolled Lakota Sioux and in our language I say Wopila Tanka. Tanka means Big, like in Tatanka, or Buffalo. Wopila means thanks.
So a Big Thanks.
BTW, I put the Dakota Aero in the NCM online car show.
Cheers and good luck,
– Casey
1990 Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette #024
Owner’s Quote – April 3, 2020

Reeves:

Hope all is well with you and your family during this time. The Corvette is amazing in every way, you built a strong car that handles as if it is on rails. You made it a supercar. Car is blazingly fast and really great looking with the hood and Double-D exhaust with talon suspension.

Just a simple maintenance item from sitting was a fuel feed to date. Your group had the part over to me in a blink and it is still extremely reliable and all I have to do is drive it and wash it.

Thank you for the well-built car. Now I am planning to give the treatment to one of my Camaros. Have a six speed ZL1 with no miles and a new 2019 SS 10 speed. When I saw the fact that you are building Callaway Camaros, I will have to have you work your magic on one.

Very best regards,
– Gerard
2005 Callaway Corvette

Owner’s Quote – March 18, 2020

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Reeves,
Thank you very much for the email & warm welcome. We are very excited to own and get to know this vehicle. I’ve been into cars, and especially Corvettes, since I was a little kid. I had a poster of a Callaway C4 Corvette on my wall as a youngster. I started searching for an Inferno Orange Metallic Carbon Edition Z06 or ZR1 several years ago, and just couldn’t find any for sale (for good reason). I was able to locate & purchase a 2012 IOM Grand Sport a few years ago, and began modifying that vehicle like I have with the many vehicles I have owned over the years.

I’ll be honest that I was unaware that Callaway was still modifying Corvettes after all these years. I saw this vehicle for sale just last week, an Inferno Orange Carbon Edition with the Callaway SC652 package and I knew right then that I had to have it. I contacted Callaway Cars with some questions, and Tom responded very quickly answering my questions about the vehicle before I made the purchase. My children, who helped with most of the modifications on Grand Sport, were very upset with me that I was getting rid of that vehicle… until I brought home the new one ?.

The Callaway went right into my garage where I started adding some pieces I kept from my GS. New headlights, tail lights, side markers and a custom steering wheel have been added so far. I’m not a fan of chrome or polished (no offense) so I will be replacing the Callaway emblems with their black/carbon flash versions to complete the black out treatment.

I’ll be sure to share my impressions when I get some more miles on her, but for now, it is one awesome machine! Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Jeff
– 2012 Callaway Corvette SC652

Owner’s Quote – August 23, 2019

Hello Pete,

It’s up to 190,000 miles now. Still runs great. Just about time for a new one!

Thanks,
– Steve
2007 Callaway Corvette

Owner’s Quote – July 25, 2019

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Thanks Reeves,
I’m a child of the 80s and 90s so owning an AeroBody Callaway has always been a dream for me. My kids and wife love the car, and we will get pictures to you with the car soon. In the meantime, I have attached some current pics for you. Thanks for everything you have done for the Corvette community and I hope we can meet soon!

Warm Regards,
– Dean
Callaway Corvette Twin Turbo

Owner’s Quote – July 17, 2019

Yes, I still have my Callaway GTV6. I’ve had some restoration work done on it over the last few years at a vintage Alfa shop here in Houston, and it’s currently running great.

I was in high school in the early ’80s and was a bit car crazy, subscribing to all the car magazines. Upon seeing the article on the twin turbo GTV6 in Road & Track, I fell in love. Of course, there was no way to own one having just graduated from high school.

Fast-forward 17 years, after college, medical school, graduate school and residency. I landed my first job, which offered me a modest signing bonus. With money in my pocket, I remembered the Callaway Alfa and realized I might be able to actually afford one. 2002 was still the somewhat early days of e-commerce, but through old fashioned sifting through online Alfa communities, I found my car for sale by a seller in Los Angeles. The asking price was decent and the car was in reasonable shape apart from a few door dings and faded paint. So I bought it sight unseen and had it shipped to North Carolina, where I lived at the time. And I’ve had it ever since!

– Eric
Callaway Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Twin Turbo

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Owner’s Quote – July 15, 2019

Car burned to the ground in garage last year, totaled. Garage fire started by a defective plastic power strip. Thanks to Callaway authenticity documentation, show trophies, etc., insurance paid $99,000 instead of their first offer of $50,000.

Top speed was 212 mph. Was stopped at 174 mph on I-15 near Las Vegas. Loved the car and planning on a new SC757 now.

– Bob
2015 Callaway Corvette

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Owner’s Quote – June 27, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I bought it and took delivery of it in ’14, first Stingray out of MacMulkin. I had it for 1200 miles and we were on the way to a charity event; I was in my ’12 Grand Sport and my dad was driving the ’14 Callaway. He called me in the car as he was behind me and told me to buy another ‘Vette because he wanted to buy the Callaway from me. Too funny. He took it in June of 2014.

– Steven
2014 Callaway Corvette

Owner’s Quote – June 24, 2019

One day, I was driving on the Garden State Parkway (NJ) and, as a car passed me, they gave me a thumbs up. I waived and said, “Thank you”. Little did I know that they slowed down on the Parkway and, as I drove past their car, the girl in the passengers seat hung out of her car to take a video of my Callaway going past them. I felt so proud.

– Lori
2018 Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757

Registry Update – June 24, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Puts a smile on my face whenever I get behind the wheel!

– Charles
2012 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 24, 2019

Comments?
The company is head-and-shoulders above any other. Personal attention and a quality product is outstanding. Keep up the great work.

– Jack
2016 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 24, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Never had a car in my life that I have enjoyed so much.

– Larry
2010 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 23, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Just the joy I get every time I drive her… Oh, and the car show trophies. The real Chevy guys know how awesome a Callaway is!

– Howard
2010 Callaway Camaro

Registry Update – June 23, 2019

Comments?
It’s a beautiful, powerful machine and I enjoy every second of driving it.

– Farzin & Evelyn
2018 Callaway Tahoe

Registry Update – June 22, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I can’t drive down the road without people pointing at the a** end and at the hood.

– Steven
2019 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 22, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Everyone loves it. I constantly get notes from people that want to buy it if it is ever for sale.

– Leonard
2006 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 22, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
The best of the best. Every time I take the car out, I get compliments and people ask me about the car and the Callaway brand.

– Donato
2017 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 21, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I’m still having a hard time believing I have a 606 hp Corvette that will give 27 mpg on a trip. (If I behave!)

– Thomas
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 21, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
At a stoplight, a gentleman pulls up next to me in a late 1990s 911 Turbo. I rev the engine. (What would you do?) He laughs and says, “Not going to happen, I don’t stand a chance. I know what you have.”
The light turned green and together we discovered he was right. He didn’t stand a chance at all. I love my Callaway.

– Dominick
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 21, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
202.3 mph in a standing 1.5 mile event (Mojave Magnum). First place in 155 mph class in Sept ’18 SSCC open road race.

Comments?
I love my Callaway. Pete and his crew are the Best in the West!

– Tom
2016 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 20, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Wife getting it in the divorce, only to sell it back to me a few years later. I feel like I’ve paid for it twice.

– Jeffrey
1989 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 20, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I love driving it, top down, on nice summer nights. It is a “sleeper” because no one knows what it is by its exterior appearance. I have had multiple guys in Hondas, Mustangs, etc. think they will blow me off at a stoplight or something, only to be very surprised. (I just can’t help myself, it is too fun to see them embarrassed by a mere C4 Corvette.) The turbo rush in third gear is my favorite. What an amazing car for its era!

– Mark
1988 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 20, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I love my car! I’ve taken friends for a ride and they cannot believe the power that this car produces. My mom is 95 years young and she loves riding in my Callaway!

– David
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 20, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I drive my cars. My Callaway has been on top of Pikes Peak in Colorado, Callaway in Connecticut, Boston, the South Coast around Myrtle Beach and many states in the midwest. I’ve taken it to an HPDE event on a road racing course as well. I love my Callaway and love the Supersonic Blue, not many of those running around.

– Steve
2012 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Gets looks and comments every time I drive it.

– Charles
2016 Callaway Camaro

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
ZR1 performance with a much better look!!

– Andy
2019 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Trophies at nearly every show!!

– Steve
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I have gone the fastest in this car than I ever have. It turns heads everywhere!!!!!

– Randy
2014 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I bought it as a surprise birthday gift for my wife. I had my son-in-law bring it over and put a big bow on it. When she saw it, she started screaming.

– Jerry
2012 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
It is THE story every time I drive it anywhere!

– Ron
2015 Callaway Silverado

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
It’s an excellent car to drive and race.

Comments?
I’m very pleased with Callaway’s customer service and the dependability of my Callaway Corvette. Peter Callaway is very pleasant to talk to on the phone and really cares about customers’ concerns. I’m an extremely satisfied customer and a Callaway “Family Member”.

– David
2009 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
It rides more smoothly than the 2019 Cadillac Escalade I had traded in for it. Just love my Callaway Tahoe SC560!

– Corrine
2019 Callaway Tahoe

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
I LOVE IT! Dropped it off at Callaway’s California facility and flew back four weeks later to pick it up. Reeves and Pete (Callaway) were there to greet me and present my car to me. Reeves signed my engine cover right in front of me. WOW! What a Car! … takes trophies everywhere it goes!

– Dave
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
It did 185 mph in the Texas Mile with street tires, pump gas, and horrible track launch conditions.

Comments?
Awesome vehicle, unbelievable acceleration, smooth drivability, total reliability, and puts the Chevrolet ZR1 to shame. Great job.

– Stephen
2017 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
… a joy every time I drive it.

– Rick
2016 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
This car is like a designer three-piece suit. Balanced performance, handling, braking, and comfort. Super nice car.

– Edward
1994 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

Comments?
Completely satisfied with the car and the work Callaway performed. While many others will come into the fold, this car will be a keeper.

– James
2017 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
It was on the cover of MidAmerica Motorworks’ catalog, and has won several trophies at car shows.

– Gregory
2008 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Just an awesome car. No issues whatsoever. I had a 2004 Z06 and I ruined it by all the modifications. Wasn’t dependable.
This Callaway is perfect.

– Ronald
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Great looking, great performance and constant attention from admirers.

– Richard
2011 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

Comments?
I think it’s very cool that Callaway takes such great pride in their cars and keeps such good records of all their vehicles.

– Tony
1991 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
Everyone that sees it, pretty much loves it. Once when I was at the local Target store, a girl came running over to look at the car. She couldn’t believe that it was a Camaro. She was very excited …

– John
2011 Callaway Camaro

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

What’s the best story about your Callaway?
This car receives many thumbs up, has won many trophies and I still get requests for photos of the car.

Comments?
Still love the car as much as the day I picked it up at the Connecticut facility.

– Frank
2010 Callaway Corvette

Registry Update – June 19, 2019

Comments:
My wife and I have been Corvettes of Bakersfield members since 1997. The club puts on one of the largest West Coast Corvette shows in Laughlin, Nevada. Over 400 Corvettes from all over attend. Oh, what a blast to be around so many cars of your childhood dreams. But – you could be right in the middle of all of these beautiful “regular” Corvettes and if a Callaway would pull in, and I’ll kid you not, you could actually hear people say “Oh man, it’s a Callaway!” “Wish I could have one!” “Now there’s a mean machine!” “Those are The Baddest Corvettes around!” And as I grew to learn about America’s Greatest Sports Car, I realized they were all right!!! Never in a million years, did I ever think I could ever own one of the planet’s finest Corvettes – made by Callaway. But it happened.

– Robert & Cathy
2009 Callaway Corvette

Owner’s Quote – June 15, 2019

Just returned from a 1600+ mile road trip from southern Colorado to Pahrump/Spring Mountain, NV and back. My Callaway SC757 performed flawlessly. After several laps in a stock ZO6, and many full throttle acceleration runs down the back straight… then hopping back into mine, the difference is stark and always impressive. I still don’t care about the “verbal dyno wars”. Maximum power with constant tinkering, questionable reliability and little or no warranty was never my goal.

Sitting in traffic in 100+º or many pulls at uh, “pretty legal” figures, coolant temps remained in consistent and acceptable ranges, never approaching level of even moderate concern.

My goal was significant power increases, a package with history and exclusivity, OEM-level fit and finish, enhanced cooling, reliability, warranty preservation and the peace of mind of driving anywhere across the country, anytime, with complete confidence. Mission Accomplished. Thank You Callaway Cars!

– Larry
2018 Callaway Corvette Z06 SC757

Owner’s Quote – May 2, 2019

Thank you, Joanne, for sending me a copy of the actual window sticker for my 2012 Callaway! It has a copious amount of VERY useful information. I’m 74 years old and have owned several Corvettes over that time, starting with a red 1962, an orange 1971 convertible, and now the 2012 Callaway. They have all been great fun to drive; however, NONE OF THEM TOOK MY BREATH AWAY LIKE THE CALLAWAY. I do not mean just the power …

SHAZAM, THE ACCELERATION WILL LIGHT YOUR HAIR ON FIRE!!!

I think the Callaway just might be one of the most expressive, highly innovative, and wonderfully focused on significantly stirring the imagination of folks of ALL ages. It is a HOOT TO WATCH PEOPLE EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND, IF PARKED AT THE LOCAL ICE CREAM PARLOR LIKE WE DO, TO JUST LISTEN TO THE BANTER BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN, YOUNG AND OLD, FLAUNT THEIR WIDELY VARYING OPINIONS ON HOW MY CAR, A HEARTSTOPPIN’, SEXYYYY, DREAM MACHINE, WAS CONCEIVED… AND SO YOU HAVE IT… WHO AM I TO BLOW AGAINST THE WIND?
THANKS AGAIN JOANNE.

– Dave
THE HAPPY OWNER

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