Notices
C8 General Discussion The place to discuss the next generation of Corvette, be it mid-engine, Zora, or whatever form it may take.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

C8 reveal set for Amelia Island?

 
Old 01-31-2019, 08:54 PM
  #1  
69
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
69's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 1999
Location: MI
Posts: 1,406
Thanks: 0
Thanked 65 Times in 48 Posts
Cruise-In VI Veteran
Default C8 reveal set for Amelia Island?

Interesting FULL post here > https://www.corvetteonline.com/news/...amelia-island/
Goose
My immediate thought was, ‘why would Amelia Island be putting on a display of mid-engined Corvettes in 2019?’ My immediate answer was that perhaps GM asked Amelia Island to gather the prototype mid-engined Corvettes to form part of a display with the all-new mid-engined C8. Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance takes place this year on Sunday, March 10th. It also coincides with one of the world’s biggest and most important motor shows in Geneva Switzerland. My assumption is that they will launch the C8 at the Geneva International Motor Show. The show begins on Thursday March 7th. I suspect they’ll probably introduce the new car on Friday and have the C8 on display along with its two predecessors that Sunday at Amelia Island

Last edited by 69; 01-31-2019 at 09:07 PM. Reason: added text
69 is offline  
Old 01-31-2019, 08:55 PM
  #2  
WICKEDFRC
CF Senior Member
 
WICKEDFRC's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2010
Location: Avatar designed by WickedFRC.
Posts: 11,014
Thanked 260 Times in 130 Posts
Default

In for the free C8 post.
WICKEDFRC is offline  
Old 01-31-2019, 08:57 PM
  #3  
Andy3000
CF Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2007
Posts: 54
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

you never know
Andy3000 is offline  
Old 01-31-2019, 09:13 PM
  #4  
Quinten33
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 581
Thanked 235 Times in 122 Posts
Default

I wouldn't mind it, but I highly doubt it.

GM is likely just acquiring the above car to complete its collection of mid-engine concepts and prototypes so that the entire collection can be put on display. They've been showing some of the old prototypes and concepts at events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and the Belle Isle Gran Prix. They're using the displays as teasers for the C8 without saying a word about the C8 itself, which is genius.

If the C8 shows up at Amelia Island, I'll be sure to get some good shots and a walk-around of it for the forum, if I can push my way through the sea of media and enthusiasts surrounding it.
Quinten33 is offline  
Old 01-31-2019, 09:28 PM
  #5  
fla-buckeye
CF Member
 
fla-buckeye's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2012
Location: Flagler Beach Florida
Posts: 92
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default

That would be a "NO". Bill Warner who runs this concourse, was told he could have the C8 on display for the event, that was back in September of 2018. As of Thanksgiving he was told it would not be available for the Amelia Event, because the reveal had been delayed. Bill asked if it might be possible to have a frame/engine display of the C8, that was also a big NO!
fla-buckeye is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to fla-buckeye For This Useful Post:
elegant (02-02-2019), K.I.T.T. (02-03-2019), RedDropTop (02-03-2019)
Old 01-31-2019, 09:36 PM
  #6  
Quinten33
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 581
Thanked 235 Times in 122 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by fla-buckeye View Post
That would be a "NO". Bill Warner who runs this concourse, was told he could have the C8 on display for the event, that was back in September of 2018. As of Thanksgiving he was told it would not be available for the Amelia Event, because the reveal had been delayed. Bill asked if it might be possible to have a frame/engine display of the C8, that was also a big NO!
Thanks for the confirmation. I assume that there will still be a strong presence of mid-engine Corvette prototypes and concepts like there has been at many other shows. I haven't had the opportunity to see any of them in person, so that would be a cool experience.

It's interesting that he was told that there was a delay. Perhaps that meant that the car was supposed to be revealed in Detroit(which I have doubted for the past 6-7 months)...
Quinten33 is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 09:57 AM
  #7  
vetteheadracer
CF Senior Member
 
vetteheadracer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2003
Location: Spring Hill Florida
Posts: 356
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default C8 Reveal set for Amelia Island?

vetteheadracer is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to vetteheadracer For This Useful Post:
Dominic Sorresso (02-01-2019)
Old 02-01-2019, 10:11 AM
  #8  
68RPOL71
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 403
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I follow Tom on Facebook also and commented on his post. I wondered the same thing, at this point anything seems possible and time will tell? I had a 79' RX7 a long time ago (my first Sports Car) which was a fun car with the Rotary Engine.
68RPOL71 is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 10:18 AM
  #9  
Tool Hoarder
CF Senior Member
 
Tool Hoarder's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: Virginia Beach Virginia
Posts: 4,091
Thanked 581 Times in 359 Posts
Default

I remember seeing rotary prototypes at the NCM. I would be disappointed if they choose to reveal the most iconic revamp of America's sports car in a foreign country. People have been waiting for 50 years for a mid-engine Corvette.
Tool Hoarder is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 10:19 AM
  #10  
JerryU
2017 GS, M7, 2.5LT
Support Corvetteforum!
 
JerryU's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2007
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 12,314
Thanked 2,506 Times in 1,856 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by vetteheadracer View Post
Like Amelia Island BUT do you think they will change to see it as they did the C7! What a joke, I had seen ~10 IVERS at Launa Seca in 2013 at the Laguna Seca Vintage races in August 2013. There was also the bare frame display and well as Jay Leno riding with GM Execs in a parade lap at the track. No extra charge!

Funny, as it was my 1st one to see in person before I got my C7, ordered after I saw the C7 launch at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2013!
JerryU is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 10:33 AM
  #11  
warhawkmcdaniel
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2016
Posts: 141
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 21 Posts
Default

Fix the problems then debut the car,whenever that is.
warhawkmcdaniel is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 10:37 AM
  #12  
ViperFan1
CF Senior Member
 
ViperFan1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Posts: 102
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Whenever they can re-hire whoever Zerv got fired i'm sure we will see the car soon.
ViperFan1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to ViperFan1 For This Useful Post:
tcinla (02-04-2019)
Old 02-01-2019, 10:46 AM
  #13  
DebRedZR1
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
DebRedZR1's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: West MICH, and JAX, FLA
Posts: 17,369
Thanked 911 Times in 535 Posts
CF Banner Relay Captain
West MI & JAX/NE Florida
Events Coordinator
St. Jude Donor '11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16-'17
Default


DebRedZR1 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DebRedZR1 For This Useful Post:
elegant (02-02-2019), Steven Bell (02-01-2019)
Old 02-01-2019, 10:48 AM
  #14  
MagRedConv
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
MagRedConv's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2007
Location: Miami Beach FL
Posts: 10,807
Thanked 19 Times in 9 Posts
Default

How about the 4th of July? Or my birthday?... EASTER!!! It has risen!!!

Last edited by MagRedConv; 02-01-2019 at 10:48 AM.
MagRedConv is offline  
Old 02-01-2019, 10:48 AM
  #15  
roadbike56
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
roadbike56's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Springs NC
Posts: 6,047
Thanked 668 Times in 511 Posts
St. Jude Donor '16-'17
Default

Originally Posted by fla-buckeye View Post
That would be a "NO". Bill Warner who runs this concourse, was told he could have the C8 on display for the event, that was back in September of 2018. As of Thanksgiving he was told it would not be available for the Amelia Event, because the reveal had been delayed. Bill asked if it might be possible to have a frame/engine display of the C8, that was also a big NO!
HMMM, that's interesting.
I have no inside information, but I will be paying close attention to the NYC show in March-April.

Last edited by roadbike56; 02-01-2019 at 10:49 AM.
roadbike56 is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 09:41 PM
  #16  
ChumpVette
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 807
Thanked 92 Times in 85 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JerryU View Post
Like Amelia Island BUT do you think they will change to see it as they did the C7! What a joke.
Never paid to see the C7 at Amelia in 2013. Never would pay to see a specific car especially one that will be littered across the US in several months.

Won't see the C8 at Amelia, it will need to debut at another venue. Just not the pull.
ChumpVette is offline  
Old 02-02-2019, 09:55 PM
  #17  
Sin City
CF Senior Member
 
Sin City's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,897
Thanked 61 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Like a bunch of wine and cheeser uber rich dudes would care...
Sin City is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 02:46 PM
  #18  
vettekat2007
CF Senior Member
 
vettekat2007's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2012
Location: Sebring Florida
Posts: 296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Has anyone heard about the Sebring on-track reveal leading the GTLM field to the start flag? Yeah, me neither.
vettekat2007 is offline  
Old 02-06-2019, 03:00 PM
  #19  
Garret
CF Senior Member
 
Garret's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis MN
Posts: 8,523
Thanked 193 Times in 140 Posts
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Default

and again
Garret is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: C8 reveal set for Amelia Island?


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: