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Old 07-08-2019, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by NavyBlue2 View Post
Just curious about why GM Management decided to do Reveal date on a Thurs workday if 7/18, instead of maybe a Saturday 7/20 date when my local Chevy dealership where I bought my C5 & C7 verts, is hosting a "Corvette Gathering" at the dealership.

As business owner of 25+ years, I always host my clients (customers) events on my most popular day of purchase. My family has purchase 90+% of our cars on Saturday when we have more leisurely time, rather than 7-9pm free time on a working week day.

I would imaging a local Chevy dealership do a nice event on a Saturday afternoon, invite current & maybe future Vette owners in for free/discounted oil change, watch Reveal on high-def big screen, have brochures avail, snacks, drinks, & then a table for taking purchase orders...
Why would I want to waste my Saturday at a car dealership watching something on tv that I am not going to purchase that day, and that I can watch at home? I haven't gone to a dealership to test drive or look around at cars in almost 20 years. I search online, find the car I want, negotiate price with the internet sales manager, get my financing done through my credit union/bank and go pick up the car. In & out in 30 min or less. And I purposely purchase my cars on week nights so there is less people in the dealership and less of my time wasted.

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:45 PM
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Well think back to how Dodge shocked the automotive world with the 707hp Challenger Hellcat introduction!
Been reading for years that Chevy can get 1000 hp out of the current engine but C7 could not handle it. So ME was the next iteration, so imagine the C8 base at 718hp, take that Dodge! The next versions released, get all the to 1000hp Zora!

I know just dreaming! Fully expecting base engine at 500 to 525 hp.

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by NavyBlue2 View Post
Just curious about why GM Management decided to do Reveal date on a Thurs workday if 7/18, instead of maybe a Saturday 7/20 date when my local Chevy dealership where I bought my C5 & C7 verts, is hosting a "Corvette Gathering" at the dealership.

As business owner of 25+ years, I always host my clients (customers) events on my most popular day of purchase. My family has purchase 90+% of our cars on Saturday when we have more leisurely time, rather than 7-9pm free time on a working week day.

I would imagine a local Chevy dealership do a nice event on a Saturday afternoon, invite current & maybe future Vette owners in for free/discounted oil change, watch Reveal on high-def big screen, have brochures avail, snacks, drinks, & then a table for taking purchase orders...
Makes sense to me. You're not a GM exec, I take?
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Philr56 View Post
Makes sense to me. You're not a GM exec, I take?
No, I'm not an GM Executive, so I haven't known the feeling of going bankrupt & need to be bailed out.
All the above posts makes sense, very convenient for GM Execs.
But I rather go watch the Reveal & hang out with my fellow Vette enthusiasts at our sponsoring dealer, than watching it at work or worse at home with my wife giving the "You're not gettin' another Vette" look...
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:09 PM
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Tustin blimp hangar rental is 10% off on weekdays.


Funniest thing I've seen on this Forum in a while.....
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:49 PM
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Not that it will matter to most people, but Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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Originally Posted by gurneyeagle View Post
Not that it will matter to most people, but Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Bang. You can't compete with a historical date like that!
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I figured it out... July 18 is Dion DiMucci's 80th birthday !!
You young guys probably have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Old 07-09-2019, 01:32 PM
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Because Fibonacci...




...or maybe sun spots
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Originally Posted by gurneyeagle View Post
Not that it will matter to most people, but Saturday, July 20 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Matters to me

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This has added +1 to the forum’s ‘Obscurity level’
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Originally Posted by Donatella View Post
I figured it out... July 18 is Dion DiMucci's 80th birthday !!
You young guys probably have no idea what I'm talking about.

The Wanderer... Makes sense...
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Did you guys do this before the C7 was introduced too????
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
Did you guys do this before the C7 was introduced too????

...some of these guys did this before the c2 was introduced...



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Originally Posted by JDSKY View Post
Tustin blimp hangar rental is 10% off on weekdays.
I don't care who you are, that's funny!
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^^^ That's what I said too! Well done JDSKY....
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Originally Posted by firstvettesoon View Post
...some of these guys did this before the c2 was introduced...

Ok... this needs to be in the “most ridiculous” thread...

because it is freakin AWESOME!
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Originally Posted by Steven Bell View Post
Did you guys do this before the C7 was introduced too????
I personally didn't but it's even worse than when the C7 was in the pre introduction stage.
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Originally Posted by Donatella View Post
I figured it out... July 18 is Dion DiMucci's 80th birthday !!
You young guys probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
Rumor has it that Abraham, Martin, and John will be watching the reveal on 7/18.
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