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    At today's presentation in Little Falls, I interviewed Richard, the Chevy representative who travels with the tour. He said production will begin not December 1st, but December 20th or shortly thereafter. I got a good interview with him, which I am cutting together with video of the car. I should be able to upload it later today and drop a link here.
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    Just in time for Spring.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WillRockwell View Post
      At today's presentation in Little Falls, I interviewed Richard, the Chevy representative who travels with the tour. He said production will begin not December 1st, but December 20th or shortly thereafter. I got a good interview with him, which I am cutting together with video of the car. I should be able to upload it later today and drop a link here.
      Isn’t the plant closed December 20th and through the new year?

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        Isn’t the shutdown around that time?

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          Not sure anyone actually knows when production will start. Reuss said the start date will depend on what is found during all the testing going on now. If they find nothing that needs adjusting or rework, production could start sooner. If they find issues that need to be addressed, it will start later.

          I think the guys travelling with the cars are (a) from the engineering side, not the production side and (b) feeling like they need to give people answers other than "I don't know."
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            Will, we look forward to your video. As above posts, December 20th does not seem to me as probable starting date, because it is a Friday, and because the traditional two week BGA holiday for Christmas and New Year’s starts the following Monday.

            I am betting we learn a lot from your video, so looking forward to it.
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            • #7
              I had a long conversation with a Chevy rep who was the only one authorized to drive the car in the display at Road America and he was very forthcoming about how sweet the car was to drive and the comparisons to the C7. But beyond that he said they barely know where they are from day to day or even which display car they will have from one location to the next because of the many demands for the cars. He was living out of his suitcase,loving his job and didn’t know much beyond that.

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              • #8
                To the original poster doing an interview with the corvette specialist at todays show.....do you presently have a red c7?

                i thought todays presentation at shuemaker chevy was excellent. I got a good vibe from the employees at this dealership too..

                congrats from ordering from them...

                i had a great time there this afternoon and it was cool channel 12 tv was on site as well.

                When the vehicle first gets produced is good information...im good with december 1st or the 20th...

                this corvettes so cool wjatever the corvette team needs to get a seamless or near seamless launch I'm cool with as a consumer.

                omg the car is stunning..

                sub 3 seconds to 60 mph is insane...

                i dont think even after forty odd years of driving a manual I'm going to miss it at all in the c8 with a dct.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Don Jorgenson View Post
                  But beyond that he said they barely know where they are from day to day or even which display car they will have from one location to the next because of the many demands for the cars. He was living out of his suitcase,loving his job and didn’t know much beyond that.
                  Having been involved in large complicated and every-moving projects, I think this is probably the best answer. I am sure none of the reps are intentional misleading anybody or lying, but if they have been out of the office more than an hour, they probably don't know the latest. At this point, I suspect its all very fluid and production will start when it starts and they will arrive in showrooms sometime after that. I just want them to be "right" when they get to customers (unlike the early C5s) .... its still a fun journey.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB View Post
                    To the original poster doing an interview with the corvette specialist at todays show.....do you presently have a red c7?

                    i thought todays presentation at shuemaker chevy was excellent. I got a good vibe from the employees at this dealership too..

                    congrats from ordering from them...

                    i had a great time there this afternoon and it was cool channel 12 tv was on site as well.

                    When the vehicle first gets produced is good information...im good with december 1st or the 20th...

                    this corvettes so cool wjatever the corvette team needs to get a seamless or near seamless launch I'm cool with as a consumer.

                    omg the car is stunning..

                    sub 3 seconds to 60 mph is insane...

                    i dont think even after forty odd years of driving a manual I'm going to miss it at all in the c8 with a dct.

                    I have never owned a Corvette oh, this will be my first.
                    At both events I went to I saw Ferraris in the parking lot

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                    • #11
                      The Corvette plant has always been closed during the last 2 weeks of the year due to union rules for the most part as I understand it. I do not see GM having the plant open end of December, anything can happen but I don’t think they are going to do it. Also if they are holding cars for potentially a month how can any cars get delivered beginning of January if they don’t start production until December 20th? My guess is unless all goes perfectly at every station in the plant in Oct-Nov they will not start delivering C8s until the 3rd week in January or later.

                      Also IMO they need to start production beginning of December to hold and deliver by Jan 1 as mentioned in the video by the specialist (he said first C8 delivery will be in the first week in January.
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                      • #12
                        As my granddaughter would say, “correcto-mundo.”
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