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Old 02-14-2018, 07:38 AM
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I'm more impressed that OP still has his C5... that car was groundbreaking in the early C5 days!
Let be honest......Ill end up buying the C8 and head right to 1.3/4 headers and Cam to get it sounding like your C5....your C5 sounds perfect!!!!!!
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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
Pretty sure you and I have passed each other on the road.
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...OR "let" them hit you a little....then you can settle out of court!
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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
Genius! Just plain genius!
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
I'm more impressed that OP still has his C5... that car was groundbreaking in the early C5 days!
Thanks, can't believe I've had the C5 for 20 years now!!!


On a side note, a buddy of mine just told me a funny story yesterday.

We were talking about cars, and I had not yet told him about the sightings. He owns a Gym that the C8s and I had ripped by just after we turned the corner once the rear 2 C8s showed up. He said 4 camouflaged lambos wipped by with an old looking trans am or something in the middle, he was very impressed!!

I then told him it was me, and the new Vettes, and asked him how they sounded. He said a bit of a wine, but more like a turbo then supercharger, but who knows...
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Good job! You have tried well!


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Hope it's just the camera angle, but that rear end looks pretty "tall" in the air. Maybe it's added camouflage material.
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Point well taken, though it could well be that the camo is hiding the spoiler (hopefully integral) within it — whose shape GM does not want us to see yet.

Only 325 days until the ME is buck naked. HOORAY!

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Only 325 days until the ME is buck naked. HOORAY!
I really REALLY want to be excited, but I'm not there.
I need to see the official Reveal...
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I'm excited we have only 324 days to go!

This has been decades in the making..

As a teenager in the early seventies I remember all the magazine covers and magazine articles professing the virtues of rear mid engine corvettes...

For some reason it makes me smile every time we are discussing this rear mid engine corvette finally coming to reality in the showrooms and the streets...
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Originally Posted by JerriVette View Post
I'm excited we have only 324 days to go!

This has been decades in the making..

As a teenager in the early seventies I remember all the magazine covers and magazine articles professing the virtues of rear mid engine corvettes...

As a teenager in the early sixties, I remember all the magazine covers and magazine article professing the virtues of the upcoming mid engine Corvette.
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Not much revealed on these videos other than the beautiful countryside. im sure the test mule drivers found this C5 to be a pest! Lucky sighting though.
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We learned exactly where the turn signal is, that at least now, it is a single, straightforward LED.

And how great the OP’s car sounds.
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[QUOTE=Jeffthunbird;1596645510]Not much revealed on these videos other than the beautiful countryside. im sure the test mule drivers found this C5 to be a pest! Lucky sighting though

For starters, there was a degree of luck involved, but much more had to do with a hot tip and a good hustle to intercept these guys...

Additionally, I had a good chat with the group once they pulled over, and they were pretty cool about things, not to say they were willing to give any info up, but there were certainly no hard feelings, and a number of them complimented my car, but thanks for your input...
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Not much revealed on these videos other than the beautiful countryside. im sure the test mule drivers found this C5 to be a pest! Lucky sighting though

For starters, there was a degree of luck involved, but much more had to do with a hot tip and a good hustle to intercept these guys...

Additionally, I had a good chat with the group once they pulled over, and they were pretty cool about things, not to say they were willing to give any info up, but there were certainly no hard feelings, and a number of them complimented my car, but thanks for your input...


Awesome job! Your C5 transam sounds pretty good! Thanks again for shooting the vids and doing the chase! Im stoked to see the reveal of the C8! So much goodness to be gained from the Midengine setup!
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Originally Posted by AORoads View Post
Hope it's just the camera angle, but that rear end looks pretty "tall" in the air. Maybe it's added camouflage material.
Even with the foam blocks under the rear-end camo, it does seem to be rather massive. We now know from the CAD drawings that the ME will have a "frunck" but maybe it will have a small "trunk" as well.
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As a teenager in the early sixties, I remember all the magazine covers and magazine article professing the virtues of the upcoming mid engine Corvette.
The ME Corvette has sold a LOT of magazines in it's 4 DECADE gestation!
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The ME Corvette has sold a LOT of magazines in it's 4 DECADE gestation!
Well said.
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I'll never understand why people bother blurring out manufacturer license plates.
That's actually a high tech license plate cloaking device to prevent traffic cameras from reading a plate. Been in the works from Chevy for a while.

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Why does anyone block out plates...?

Ever wonder why people selling a car block out their license plates....what's the point?

Cool chase video.
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