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  • Leaving dealership in my C8, I am going to...

    What are your immediate driving away plans, whether from the National Corvette Museum or your dealership, or even having it transporter delivered to your driveway?
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

    Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    As with all of my new/used cars or bikes , the first place to go is let my dad see it . He starting it all ....
    Last edited by Ssscooter66; 02-02-2020, 12:29 PM.
    A thought if I might ...

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    • #3
      We always take our Corvette on our same curvy road 50 mile personal test drive to confirm all is working perfectly. That imprints our grins and then we head over to our detail shop for the start of its paint protection process.

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      • #4
        My dealer is 3 1/2 hours away so my initial plan is to drive a rental car up and drive the C8 back home. Most of the drive is on interstate highways so I'll need to be flexible with driving speeds but other than that it should be fun rain or shine. I'll be taking my BIL who is a Corvette guy and presently has a 67 convertible. So we''l share the driving to give him a taste of the new car. Plan may change but it looks good so far.

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        • #5
          Drive and drive and drive and enjoy. Then fill it up and drive some more.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ssscooter66 View Post
            As with all of my new/used cars or bikes , the first place to go is left my dad see it . He starting it all ....
            Great plan. Your Dad will be so happy when you arrive at his place.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

            Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Bring it to moms...dad and my brother will be smiling from above!!!

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              • #8
                Drive it to the PPV and Ceramic vendor about 5 miles away. The challenge will be to take the direct 10 minute route or the longer 1 hour route.
                TPW 2/17 .. Shadow Gray Metallic w/Natural, 3LT, Z51, Mag, Lift, Spectra Gray Trident, Edge Red Calipers, Body Color Accents.

                Past owned: 1984 C4, Medium Gray Metallic, Coupe, VIN# 1004; 1981 C3 White Coupe; 1980 C3 Dark Claret, Coupe

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                • #9
                  From the Museum with the HTC, we intend to make a left onto the Freeway, heading North to Michigan to visit some friends for a few days before making a U-turn and heading back to Texas. I hope my arm doesn't get tired waving. Hopefully my hair won't look too bad in all the pictures. My wife said she's just put a hat on.....

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                  • #10
                    To be very sure of the positioning of foot pedals, throttle and brake responsiveness, and all visibility before venturing out onto Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua New Hampshire

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                    • #11
                      Picking up at NCM, directly to PPF installer (Auto Armor). Then, probably spend a week biting my nails while they paint correct, cover it in PPF, ceramic coat, and tint the windows.

                      From there I had northeast on a road trip through areas I've never driven through by myself, on my way to visiting friends I haven't seen in 40 years and some cousins I don't see often enough. All of them in the PA, NJ, and CT area. Then maybe up into Canada to Guelph to visit my best friend there. By the time I get back to Utah I'll probably have put 3,500 miles on the car. Click here to see the route. I'm going to have to add some stops for the trip home.

                      I've decided I'm not going to baby this one like I did my 2015 C7 (my first Corvette). Other than some autocross, I treated that car like it was a porcelain doll.
                      Last edited by VicH; 02-02-2020, 01:23 PM.

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                      • #12
                        As soon as I take delivery from the museum, Ill drive it down the road to Auto Armor, where it will have paint correction, PPF, ceramic coat and windows tinted. Then we'll drive it home to West Palm Beach, where I'll really be able to enjoy it.

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                        • #13
                          I'll have a relaxed 5 mile drive home from the courtesy dealership. I'll then install my splash guards and FilterMag, and adjust the car's settings to my initial preferences.

                          I'll then crawl over the car, enjoying it's newness and familiarizing myself with it.

                          If it's a nice weather day wo/rain, I'll spend the rest of the day on my favorite roads, learning the C8's unique traits.
                          Last edited by Mobius; 02-02-2020, 01:24 PM.
                          Upcoming Vette:
                          '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status on December 27, 2019, 3000 Status on January 2, 2020, 3400 Status on March 10, 2020, TPW of March 16, 2020

                          Current Vettes:
                          '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                          '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
                          '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                          • #14
                            Take the top off and drive the sonic rout to my second daughter's place. She likes cars. Might Let her experience it for a day or two, while I pinch myself and read the manual. I will drive slow and carefully for a few days. feel it out.

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                            • #15
                              ... drive in the slow lane 180 kms on toll highway with not much other traffic with white knuckles until I get my baby home.
                              Murray - Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
                              Torch red coupe, Adrenaline red 2LT Q8Q E60 NPP

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