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Old 01-03-2019, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
Volkswagen owns 49.9% of Porsche, so they don't control Porsche.

Totally unlike GM who owns 100% of Chevrolet.
Actually, they do control Porsche unless the other 51.1% is owned by one entity.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:19 PM
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Or at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale AZ. On live TV? Iím guessing the 19 th. Ask Jay Leno.
He might've already bought VIN #000001, or close to it. Either way, he'll probably have one of the first ones on his garage show videos.

Maybe this "unveil" is just the announcement with pics only, saying the official public release is a later date?

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Although I don't know what to believe anymore when it comes to the C8, I do believe that GM needs to reveal the car soon. So many rumors, so much speculation and yet everyone knows the C8 is going to be! The " Motor City" (Detroit) the home of GM is the perfect place and time to reveal the C8! I would bet that 2 or more show car C8's are sitting at the GM Tech Center ready to be trucked to the COBO Center a short distance away. It is very possible this reveal could be at the NAIAS! I hope that is!
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette View Post
He might've already bought VIN #000001, or close to it. Either way, he'll probably have one of the first ones on his garage show videos.

Maybe this "unveil" is just the announcement with pics only, saying the official public release is a later date?
No way, Rick Hendrick is getting the earliest vin available to customers. It would be an injustice to not give him the chance to add that car to his collection, considering that he has so many other vin #1 Corvettes. Heís also a pretty important person to GM. He probably owns more GM dealerships than anyone(I was just at Hendrick Chevy in South Carolina looking at a ZTK with the Sebring Orange package) and his Chevy NASCAR organization is one of the most successful in the sportís history. And I think we all know about his collection of hundreds of rare and pristine GM vehicles...

Jay Leno is cool, but he can get vin 2 or 3z
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
Why Dubai?

For the 2017 MY Corvette, they exported 2,268 to Canada, 108 to Japan, 118 to Mexico, 149 to the Mideast and 582 to Europe.

The USA is far larger a market than Dubai, so I would think that is where they would show off a new generation Corvette......not at a location that buys very few Corvettes.


Much more important that you try and impress your wife, than your neighbor's wife.
Joe, I was only kidding. Still think that the unveiling of the ZR1 in Dubai was in poor taste.
From what I have been told, NY. is still likely to be the location for the C8 reveal. We shall see.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Quinten33 View Post


No way, Rick Hendrick is getting the earliest vin available to customers. It would be an injustice to not give him the chance to add that car to his collection, considering that he has so many other vin #1 Corvettes. Heís also a pretty important person to GM. He probably owns more GM dealerships than anyone(I was just at Hendrick Chevy in South Carolina looking at a ZTK with the Sebring Orange package) and his Chevy NASCAR organization is one of the most successful in the sportís history. And I think we all know about his collection of hundreds of rare and pristine GM vehicles...

Jay Leno is cool, but he can get vin 2 or 3z
Oh yeah, forgot about him.

I heard about his collection, and how many vettes he has in it... went to his Nascar "compound" years ago, did the tour thing, asked if his collection would ever be public for viewing? and got a blank stare like it's a secret thing.

With all his millions, he can't build a museum?

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Lol...

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Epic ,
Which one?
The 169 900$,plus transport and applicable taxes one?
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:56 PM
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Imagine in the Petyr Baelish (Little Finger) voice :

ďWhat is more likely? That The noble house of GM would cast its true born and full blooded heir to the world in a bastard announcement. Or, back itís full-blooded and true heir to the lands of Chevrolet with a proper reveal? When Iím lost for answers, I like to play a little game. I ask myself, whatís the worst possible click-bait a Zerv can produce?Ē

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Old 01-03-2019, 07:07 PM
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The other shares are owned by the Porsche/Piech families, who also own large amounts of VAG.

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Old 01-03-2019, 07:23 PM
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I am on Zervs side this time.
Maybe I am a gluten for punishment, or even a hopeless romantic but seeing the reveal on the 14th would be a dream come true.....
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:37 PM
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Why is it so many want to denounce Zerv02s posts? Is it because they don't like his posts? And is the reason that they don't like his posts because it scares them that he may be right? That the price point scares them and they want to deny and downplay anything he says?

I for one will love it if all of those who try to disprove him and his answers have to admit they were wrong. Will they admit and man up and admit they were wrong or will they try to weasel out and try to state that they were taken out of context? I can't wait and hope they have to eat crow.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by elegant View Post
So no GM press conference at NAIAS, and my true insiders, who are names that we have read and still read about on the mega automedia events/publications, often monthly, have not yet been invited..., know absolutely nothing about this.
Although I hope Zerv is correct, I have a feeling he will just lose ALL credibility in 11 days. If I'm wrong, I will be SO happy to apologize!
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by capevettes View Post
Still think that the unveiling of the ZR1 in Dubai was in poor taste.
I would call it just plain DUMB.

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I for one will love it if all of those who try to disprove him and his answers have to admit they were wrong. Will they admit and man up and admit they were wrong or will they try to weasel out and try to state that they were taken out of context? I can't wait and hope they have to eat crow.
Not a chance.
2018 proved the hardest thing for many Americans to do is to admit they were wrong.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:06 PM
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Maybe it's going to be shown in Daytona, ahead of the 24....which I think would be REALLY cool!
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LLK View Post
Maybe it's going to be shown in Daytona, ahead of the 24....which I think would be REALLY cool!
great thought!!

just looked it up... Feb 17. right? very interesting... makes ya wonder...saw that they are pacing w the new Silverado.. that would be very neat timing to have convert and coupe there... then have a zo6 or zr1 ME ready to pace Daytona 2020.... ahhhh daydreaming is fun...
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:46 PM
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I'm still hoping the reveal is them taking down the C7 hanging on the wall over the Chevy entrance at Little Caesars Arena, hanging up a C8, and seeing how long it takes for someone to notice...

And if we want to play a game of "my friend" on the Ford GT, mine worked on the project on comfort features, and even most of the employees had no clue it was coming until a couple weeks before its reveal. Ford pulled off some stupid crazy secrecy on that one, something GM couldn't do with all the sightings in the wild that have already happened. Not that it won't happen, I just don't see it having the same effect.

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bebezote View Post
great thought!!

just looked it up... Feb 17. right? very interesting... makes ya wonder...saw that they are pacing w the new Silverado.. that would be very neat timing to have convert and coupe there... then have a zo6 or zr1 ME ready to pace Daytona 2020.... ahhhh daydreaming is fun...
He is referring to the 24 hour of Daytona.

This would make much more sense as its a sports car race.


Not sure the Nascar crowd is into mid engine Vette or any other sports car.

Complete different crowd from the 24 hour and the Daytona 500 crowd.

I attend the 24 every year. I was hoping maybe to see the C8R do a couple laps still wrapped in camo I am sure.

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by vetteman41960 View Post
I attendon't the 24 every year. I was hoping maybe to see the C8R do a couple laps still wrapped in camo I am sure.
Just make sure whomever is driving it leaves ESC on this time...
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:06 PM
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All I hope for is that whenever the Mid Engine Corvette gets' revealed it is not driven by this guy! hehehe... this was a Sad Day!

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