Chevy dropped a preview video of some of the cars and trucks being prepped for the 2010 SEMA show. While most of the focus is on Camaros, wheels and really big bow-tie truck grills, we came across a black Corvette with Jake on the hood. But that’s not all we found when we slowed the video down.
I downloaded the video and dumped it into my video editor so I could move frame-by-frame. It looks as though Genuine Corvette Accessories (GCA) is increasing their line of Jake accessories and to promote them, the stylists are creating a Jake Corvette Grand Sport Coupe which will be displayed at next month’s SEMA show.
The most obvious clue is Jake on the hood, like the 2009 ALMS GT1 Championship editions, but much more prominent against the black exterior. The Grand Sport’s chrome badge has been replaced with the mascot of Corvette Racing and “JAKE” is named for the first time. There is a really quick wide shot that shows the front wheel and its missing a center cap. I’m guessing Jake will be making an appearance there as well. Finally, expect much more of Jake inside. In addition to the Jake floor mats, I’m betting we’ll see Jake on the console, dash and perhaps some upgraded seats?
During one scene ofeaturing Adam Barry, GM Accessory Designer for Corvette/Camaro, there is a display which shows the Corvette and Camaro accessories. On the Jake Corvette picture at the top, the Grand Sport has yellow painted brake calipers. That yellow theme is also found under the hood with carbon fiber weaved LS3 engine covers.
Here are some grainy screen captures from the video:
The SEMA show kicks off Tuesday, November 2nd and runs through Friday, November 5th.
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