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Corvette Attraction Never Ends

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  • Corvette Attraction Never Ends

    Haven't driven my C7 for two months till a coupla days ago. Today I was stopped at a light with tourist families waiting to cross to the beach. A dad yells "Is that an 18 or 19?" I say thanks , its a 14. His wife says 14? He shows a big smile.

    Light turned and we all went our way.

    I can imagine the ruckus that will occur when the ME/C8 comes out. Be like the good ole days in 2014 when everybody was bonkers over the C7.

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    An acquaintance who picked up a very early C7 at the National Corvette Museum, and knew I had done a Museum Delivery years earlier, contacted me before they left to get theirs.and asked me a bunch of questions. After we were done with all of his, I said, “just one caution, allow an extra day for your trip home.” I told him that every gas stop, every motel parking lot, every rest area folks would come over and a short stop would be a medium length one, a medium length stop could double what time you are thinking. He thought I was exaggerating quite a bit..., to which I said, “you’ll see.”

    Did not hear from him for three weeks, and then he called, having arrived in his/myhome state (2,500 miles away from NCM). He said, we felt like movie stars everywhere we went. He went on to tell me about how when they were even eating lunch at a fast food restaurant, people would come over to their table, sit down and start asking questions. And he thinks that on just his six day drive home, his car was in 100+ different pictures from folks coming over and asking “can I take a picture of it.” He said, “no one gas stop wasn’t close to a half hour, some even more, sometimes with literally crowds around our car.” Not counting the tens of times while driving on the interstate, windows would be rolled down for mini-conversations with the folks in the adjoining car.

    Driving the 2020 ME will bring back those same/similar experiences for so many.
    So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by John View Post
      Driving the 2020 ME will bring back those same/similar experiences for so many.
      Yea, some a little overwhelming. Like the guy who stopped his car in the middle of an intersection to take a picture of my C7 back in 2014.

      I'm sure it will be fun.



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      • #4
        It remains our hope, since we have had our ME deposit in for now about 3 1/2 years, with a dealer with massive allocation, to get a very early car, drive it cross country, perhaps being able to document/answer for good the question that is nagging in some minds’, as to whether or not the ME has enough storage space for comfortable, long distance drives.
        So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

        Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          It remains our hope, since we have had our ME deposit in for now about 3 1/2 years, with a dealer with massive allocation, to get a very early car, drive it cross country, perhaps being able to document/answer for good the question that is nagging in some minds’, as to whether or not the ME has enough storage space for comfortable, long distance drives.
          Since you'll be an early user, I look forward to your reports.

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          • #6
            Indeed John, but I'm sure you'll be sharing lots with us all. I'm aiming for the second model year.

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            • #7
              2021 will be as exciting a Corvette year as 2020.
              So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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              • #8
                yup, I want a C8 Z06

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sigmon View Post
                  yup, I want a C8 Z06
                  Only if it's a ME !
                  Rocket City Florida

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                  • #10
                    You guys 'hit on' one of the main reasons for getting a 1st year Corvette. No matter where you go in it, it's a major event..... gas stations, Starbucks, Home Depot, even just stopped at a traffic light as noted above....

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure the first ME's that hit the streets for those lucky or skilled enough to get one will get their share of "major events". It's funny because even today with my C7, I can go to a gas station to top off the tank and what I thought was going to be a 4 minute event turns into a 45 minute car show. Even with my C4, I will still get people that stop by and want to either talk about it or just want to look at one up close. They are certainly not your average Chevy.

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                      • #12
                        Corvette fever is alive and well and contagious. Among old folks and young kids alike. It really shows just how fondly folks hold the Corvette mystique - America's Sports Car.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fireeagle View Post
                          I'm sure the first ME's that hit the streets for those lucky or skilled enough to get one will get their share of "major events". It's funny because even today with my C7, I can go to a gas station to top off the tank and what I thought was going to be a 4 minute event turns into a 45 minute car show. Even with my C4, I will still get people that stop by and want to either talk about it or just want to look at one up close. They are certainly not your average Chevy.
                          All generations of the Corvette have been iconic to the generation that grew up with it, it's incredible the visceral feeling that people have for these cars.

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                          • #14
                            My '14 got a lot of attention. The '17 black rose convertible has maintained that attention every time I take it out. People want to take pics and rave over the car just the way I rave over a '53 or a '63 split window. Charlie aka cutnout

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                            • #15
                              You have one gorgeous Corvette cutnout! A friend who lives a couple of miles away, MECF member “Buzz,” has a 2018 Black Rose convertible, black top, chrome wheels that is a stunner!!!
                              So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

                              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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