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Six C8s Sitting Out in the Snow

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  • Six C8s Sitting Out in the Snow

    I needed to stop by the Tonawanda Engine Plant to see someone today. While I was driving to the plant I was driving in what will be our first real snow storm of the new year. As I was looking out towards the river and I couldn't believe my eyes... there sat 6 lonely C8s along side the guardrail entrance way in what appears to be PEP (Product Evaluation Program) vehicles ready to be driven by upper management.

    Certainly not the best time of the year to start
    driving a Corvette. 🤥

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    are some of them camo'd ? looks like it but the photo plays tricks when you enlarge with the snow flying.
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    • #3
      As least they were huddling together for warmth... Thanks Marc
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      • #4
        Originally posted by AverageVetteNut View Post
        are some of them camo'd ? looks like it but the photo plays tricks when you enlarge with the snow flying.
        Yes, it is hard to really see the C8s when enlarged. There is no camo C8s there. Unfortunately the snow flakes interfere with the quality as does the lower resolution image.
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        • #5
          Looks like at least 4 of those are Z-51s. Hope they have snow tires, or at least A/S tires, on them.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
            Looks like at least 4 of those are Z-51s. Hope they have snow tires, or at least A/S tires, on them.
            I drove my car home from Bowling Green. We drove through snow in Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas. This car handles great in the snow even with the "race" tires, and in Weather Mode. Three nights in heavy snow with zero issues.

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            • #7
              It's a test to make sure that they don't melt and can be driven all year round. Had to say it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jagtoes View Post
                It's a test to make sure that they don't melt and can be driven all year round. Had to say it.
                Its a TEST to see how well they will survive in the Buffalo Winters. LOLOL

                I just got a photo from another friend who was leaving work from day shift.

                Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
                ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jagtoes View Post
                  It's a test to make sure that they don't melt and can be driven all year round. Had to say it.
                  I am wondering what the distribution is geographically of those that drive their C8s year round. With an overnight low tonight of -30 F and four feet on snow on the ground I park mine.

                  I don't have the courage to drive in these Winter conditions.

                  I am about 900 miles North of Minneapolis.

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                  • #10
                    Very few Corvette owners will even attempt to drive in the winter around here ... only if the weather breaks and the roads are clean and free of salt.

                    *UPDATE: I have heard that a few of the C8s (perhaps all of them) will be going to local dealerships.
                    Last edited by Marc NY; 01-26-2021, 03:07 PM.
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                      • #12
                        All I can say, regardless of people's own personal experiences, that it is very foolish to drive any car with summer tires in the snow, ice, or even temperatures under 40 degrees...especially a car like the Corvette.

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                        • #13
                          I think we start a new interest group: "People for the Ethical Treatment of C8's" or PETC8 for short...

                          Then we write a strongly worded letter of protest about how poorly these vehicles are being treated and demand they find their way into a safe, dry and warm and much more welcoming environment, which is ONLY WHAT THEIR RIGHTS DEMAND and as Corvette C8's THEY TOTALLY DESERVE!

                          Then if that doesn't have the desired effect w/i 24 hours (max.) we organize a picket line complete with signs and distribute "POWER TO C8's" buttons to any deserving soul who stops by to ask WTH (aka "what the heck": this Forum has rules) we're doing outside in the snow with our strange signs.

                          And finally, if that doesn't work for some unfathomable reason, as a last-ditch effort we organize a clandestine after-hours op complete with camo wear and night vision goggles, to spirit them all away into cargo containers destined for a warmer climate elsewhere across the ocean, where they can FINALLY bask in the sun and get the treatment they so richly deserve and NEVER be subjected to this type of harsh treatment/weather...again!

                          Who's in? If you're one of the enlightened ones, send me a PM to add your name to what will no doubt be a growing list of thousands.

                          POWER TO PETC8! 😎
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                          • #14
                            at least we know the engines have gone through extreme cold temperature testing

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Happy2bHere View Post

                              I am wondering what the distribution is geographically of those that drive their C8s year round. With an overnight low tonight of -30 F and four feet on snow on the ground I park mine.

                              I don't have the courage to drive in these Winter conditions.

                              I am about 900 miles North of Minneapolis.
                              I'm just outside of New York City in New Jersey and I will drive mine year-round. I have a Camaro 2SS with summer tires that I drive year-round, but it typically stays in the garage with snow. I have driven it in very cold conditions with no issues, though - outside of the small traction issues in 1st and 2nd, and sometimes 3rd gear.
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