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Old 01-15-2019, 11:20 PM
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As far as I know this has not been discussed. Having been to Barrett-Jackson last year, it is quite an event with many bidders with very deep pockets. My feeling is the reveal will be at more of an event where the general public will be (ie NYIAS). However, given the high bidders at Barrett-Jackson (including Rick Hendrick, who will undoubtedly buy the first C8), could the reveal be at Barrett-Jackson? My guess is if it were to happen, it would be on the 19th.

Just a thought, or hope even. Still, a better place to reveal the C8 than the ZR1 was in Dubai.

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No doubt the first VIN will be auctioned there, but the actual reveal would be a TERRIBLE IDEA.

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No doubt the first VIN will be auctioned there, but the actual reveal would be a TERRIBLE IDEA.
yeah, I agree... thinking not
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They’d be better off revealing the car on Saturday Night Live as a prop.
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They may do the reveal the same way they did the C5. A short TV commercial in early 97 with a blurry image and a guy saying that's the new Vette followed in March of 97 by pulling the covers off of cars situated at select dealerships around the country. No Auto Show involvement. I don't see any advantage to a NY or LA reveal. If done at a show besides Detroit, LA would be the next best location.

All of the auto mags were introduced to the C5 in Nov 96 when they got to drive a bunch of them at Road Atlanta and they all went to print with the issues that showed up subscriber's homes in March of 97 right about the time the covers were pulled off the cars in the showrooms.

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They may do the reveal the same way they did the C5. A short TV commercial in early 97 with a blurry image and a guy saying that's the new Vette followed in March of 97 by pulling the covers off of cars situated at select dealerships around the country. No Auto Show involvement. I don't see any advantage to a NY or LA reveal. If done at a show besides Detroit, LA would be the next best location.

All of the auto mags were introduced to the C5 in Nov 96 when they got to drive a bunch of them at Road Atlanta and they all went to print with the issues that showed up subscriber's homes in March of 97 right about the time the covers were pulled off the cars in the showrooms.

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I likes the GOOD OLD DAYS when Dinah Shore announced the new Chevys on Bonanza.
That's very sad but I remember that..
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I mentioned BJackson months ago.
There has to be a more public place, who but car fans even heard of this auction, when is the next Super Bowl?

Oh, listen, one more thing.....we may all be too old to drive the time GM actually has a C8 for sale.

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I mentioned BJackson months ago.
There has to be a more public place, who but car fans even heard of this auction, when is the next Super Bowl?

Oh, listen, one more thing.....we may all be too old to drive the time GM actually has a C8 for sale.
By that time it may be a self driving electric car.
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I likes the GOOD OLD DAYS when Dinah Shore announced the new Chevys on Bonanza.
Time flies when you are having fun.
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I likes the GOOD OLD DAYS when Dinah Shore announced the new Chevys on Bonanza.
Found the C5 intro video:

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Cool thanks . . . I'd never seen that.
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BJ reveal - never going to happen - selling cars is Their business not revealing a new GM vehicle - GM would have no part in that scenario
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Found the C5 intro video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RabANwCGs1U

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The C5 first appeared in the public years before its official announcement. When the Corvette Museum opened in 1994, there was a room (which I believe is still there) which showed a design studio with various Corvette concepts, models, and renders. In that room there was a design table that clearly had papers on it. Most walked right by this table never really thinking about the drawings on the table as they were almost out of view unless you were standing in the right location. Instead, their attention was focused on the 86' Corvette Indy Concept sitting nearby. What they didn't realize is that on that table were the final design drawings for the C5 that wouldn't be officially revealed for neary 2.5 years. Also, right above the table, hanging from the ceiling, was a wire frame model of a Corvette. If you looked closely though, you realized that the lines didn't quite fit with any known Corvette. In fact, it was a wire model of the C5.

Most never noticed these things, even though they were in plain sight. Those who ran the museum knew they were there but kept quiet. In later years, if you took a guided tour, they would point out the drawings and the frame to show the public the car was there all along.
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