Can you name another car manufacturer that has the same up close and personal relationship with its owners as GM enjoys with Corvette? Events like the ALMS Corvette Corrals and the C5/C6 Bash allow Corvette owners and enthusiasts to meet and talk with the core of the Corvette team: Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and Exterior Design Executive Kirk Bennion. At the recently held C5/C6 Bash, Tadge’s bosses were also in attendance and we got a chance to hear from them at the Saturday morning GM seminar. As they will play a key role in supporting the Corvette team in the development of the C7, we thought it important enough for you to get to know them as well.
Before introducing Randy Schwarz and David Leone, Tadge talks briefly about GM and mentions the loan repayment that was announced last month. With the US Government owning 60% of the automaker, Tadge says that as taxpayers, we own a majority stake in Corvette. “If you thought we listened to you before, now that you are the owner also, we are really going to listen to what you have to say about the car.”