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Old 02-12-2018, 11:23 PM   #21
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You didn't take one for the team and get out at the intersection and stand in front of the car and fire away with your camera? Remember what they say in Transformers, "no sacrifice no victory!"
Also I really hope they come standard with the 5' tall C.B. antenna. "breaker breaker, this is Bad Radio, comeback!"

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wait a minute....you talked to them and you did or did not get pictures or the interior or the engine bay? It's not like they could stop you Post up all those pics man...If it were me I would have hundreds of them...
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:31 AM   #23
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wait a minute....you talked to them and you did or did not get pictures or the interior or the engine bay? It's not like they could stop you Post up all those pics man...If it were me I would have hundreds of them...
Get on the road Garret! I'm sure you can catch up to them. That black tarp looks pretty flimsy! One good yank....


...and by yank I mean American! ; )
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Get on the road Garret! I'm sure you can catch up to them. That black tarp looks pretty flimsy! One good yank....


...and by yank I mean American! ; )
ha, yeah. I would not touch the car as I know that would really tick them off.
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I think its a different story when your actually in front of these guys. OP kept it professional.
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Thanks for the vids JB !

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I think its a different story when your actually in front of these guys. OP kept it professional.



I did my best to be respectful as a corvette enthusiast, while still trying to get what I could.

Once the other 2 C8s caught up from the rear, the whole crew pulled into a turn out.

I went by them and tuned around, and pulled into the large turn out on the far side. In a VERY short time, by the time I had turned around and pulled in, they were just finished completely covering ALL FOUR C8s with car covers...

As I stepped out of my car to look, I was approached and told not to. I told them I was a huge corvette fan, and then asked them straight up if that was the mid engine C8, let's just say they response was something like "we can neither confirm or deny, NO comment"


I then told them I had pics and some video, and asked them if they did not want me to post it, to which they again gave a vage but Neutral response, but did NOT tell me not to post. Overall, I was respectful, and they were cool about things.

I was a bit low on fuel since I jumped in the car that morning without filling up, so I even half jokingly asked them if I could buy a few gallons of fuel from them (they had a fuel truck with them), a few came over to look at my car and really liked it.

Again, wish my front camera had worked, but it certainly was a thrill chasing them thru the canyons for the better part of 20 minutes!!!
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ha, yeah. I would not touch the car as I know that would really tick them off.
OK -- given you were that close -- could you could make out anything beneath the camo to give us some thoughts about how it compares with the various renders? Any glimpses of the interior (especially the console)? JUST READ YOUR POST RE CAR COVERS -- DANG THEY ARE GOOD!

Oh, and kudos to your mechanic -- that's a keeper!

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I did my best to be respectful as a corvette enthusiast, while still trying to get what I could.

Once the other 2 C8s caught up from the rear, the whole crew pulled into a turn out.

I went by them and tuned around, and pulled into the large turn out on the far side. In a VERY short time, by the time I had turned around and pulled in, they were just finished completely covering ALL FOUR C8s with car covers...

As I stepped out of my car to look, I was approached and told not to. I told them I was a huge corvette fan, and then asked them straight up if that was the mid engine C8, let's just say they response was something like "we can neither confirm or deny, NO comment"


I then told them I had pics and some video, and asked them if they did not want me to post it, to which they again gave a vage but Neutral response, but did NOT tell me not to post. Overall, I was respectful, and they were cool about things.

I was a bit low on fuel since I jumped in the car that morning without filling up, so I even half jokingly asked them if I could buy a few gallons of fuel from them (they had a fuel truck with them), a few came over to look at my car and really liked it.

Again, wish my front camera had worked, but it certainly was a thrill chasing them thru the canyons for the better part of 20 minutes!!!
Bummer about the car covers, they were watching you Guess it's time to get a 200MM+ lens on the DLSR and stop right in front of them and start taking pictures.

Since they were covered no shots possible anyway...better luck next time !

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If the Torco girl was there she probably could've talked them into letting you drive one of em
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Great job capturing the video that you did! And I totally understand and support being respectful/professional in a live encounter like that.

Thanks for sharing!!
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Thank you very much jbsblownc5. I soo enjoyed your videos, and your carís powerful sound!
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Should have been like:



I got all day, gentlemen
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Nice job getting in position to get that video I'm sure we'll will be seeing more of them in the coming months.
Your C5 sounds great.
Thanks for sharing.
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THamks..I enjoyed watching the video as both your car chasing down the c8 as it sounds awesome and put a huge smile on my face.
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Great work! Thank you!
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See I knew it.. they are getting them ready to unveil at the April 15 Pomona car show..... and swap meet
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I'm more impressed that OP still has his C5... that car was groundbreaking in the early C5 days!
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FAIL...

The right thing to do would have been to cause a very slight rear end collision.

Then you would have needed photos for "insurance" reasons
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