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    [SPIED] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonald’s in Ohio

    Here’s another sighting of the C8 Corvette prototypes in Ohio. While we can make out a McDonald’s restaurant in the background, we are not exactly sure of the location in Ohio.

    It looks like the Corvette Team has taken its pre-reveal marketing plan to a whole new level as the group of C8s feature several camo-only prototypes with the same 07.18.19 reveal date graphics on the doors as we saw on the C8 Corvette in NYC. Driving through the state of Ohio is sure to result in even more photos so keep your eyes open and let us know if you come across any.

    These pics are credited to Gary Gembala on Facebook who says they were forwarded to him:

    A business associate sent me this yesterday. Said after they left McDs’ in Ohio he had a hard time keeping up with them on his bike, and he’s drove it like he stole it. Take notice, one in full view, one under wrap.

    Just received a couple more. Look who is in the crowd! by a business associate.


    That person in the crowd he is referring to looks like Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. That may also be Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter in the passenger seat of the C8 Corvette next to Harlan.



    This testing group reminds us of the one we saw back in San Diego in February that consisted of several C8 Corvette prototypes, a Porsche 911 Carerra and a C7 Corvette Stingray. This group is running several C8s in vinyl camo only and there is no disguising the fronts as we saw the Detroit cars with additional coverings over the front grill. There is one C8 Corvette still wearing heaving black cladding with the group, and the Porsche and C7 Stingray are along for the drive as well.




    Our friend Rick “Corvette” ***** also shared a couple of C8 photos from Ohio this morning on his Corvettes and Coffee YouTube video. This same caravan judging by the Long Beach Red C7 was a rest stop in Ohio and Rick gives credit to these photos from “Mike at Classic Glass Corvette Club”. In the bottom photo that sure does look like Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter in the red shirt talking with one of the engineers.



    The Corvette Team does love McDonald’s! The first public sighting of the C8 Corvettes was at a McDonald’s restaurant in Cadillac, MI back in October 2017. A Porsche was also along for the drive too.
    Last edited by John; 04-21-2019, 07:51 PM.
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    Since my interest is in a convertible, I'm always interested and encouraged to see them being driven around.

    This crop features convertibles at left and right with a coupe in the middle. Said to be Tadge in the red shirt.

    Since details of the rear of the convertible are closely covered at all times, it would be nice to see some close-ups through the rear mesh.

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    • #3
      Maybe they are headed to Bowling Green.
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      • #4
        Not surprised to see them without the vinyl after the NYC tease. 3 Months until no camo

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        • #5
          Love it, thanks for posting these!

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          • #6
            Awesome to see more pics, wish I could see some of these in the wild myself. I'm actually an Ohio-an myself.
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            • #7
              Would love to see a convertible with the top down.

              You would think that they would diversify their menus, and stop at a Wendy's or Taco Bell once in a while. I suppose they do not eat at any place where the cars are left unattended in the parking lot.

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              • #8
                Thanks- It's killing me why there is that raised scoop panel on the hood (Frunk) and exactly what it's purpose is? Wonder if it could be something like this?
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                • #9
                  If I’m seeing correctly there appears to be no spoiler.
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                  • #10
                    I’m starting to think that the cars covered in the black material are Z06s. Why else would they be covered if the rest of the cars aren’t?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Quinten View Post
                      I’m starting to think that the cars covered in the black material are Z06s. Why else would they be covered if the rest of the cars aren’t?
                      It’s been speculated that that is the case before. Sure a possibility.
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                      • #12
                        The rest stop photo gives a nice size comparison between the c7 and c8. The tire fender gap on the c8 looks much smaller which is a good thing in my opinion.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Quinten View Post
                          I’m starting to think that the cars covered in the black material are Z06s. Why else would they be covered if the rest of the cars aren’t?
                          That would be my exact guess.

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                          • #14
                            Fantastic thread CorvetteBlogger! Been on the road to Bowling Green to find this wonderful news. Thanks so much for finding and posting!
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                            • #15
                              Good job CorvetteBlogger. Double thumbs up to you.

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