Vice President Joe Biden was in Detroit today and made his second visit to the North American International Auto Show as VP. One of the stops on the tour was to check out the 2017 Corvettes on display.
Joining Biden on the walk-through at Chevrolet was GM’s Executive Vice President Mark Reuss and Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.
In the picture below, we’d like to think that Biden is asking when he’ll be able to see the new 2018 Corvette ZR1 as Tadge answers that they don’t discuss future products.
The Vice President’s love affair with America’s favorite sports car started when he was presented with a brand new 1967 Corvette Convertible as a wedding present from his father.
Over the years, he has been known for touting the model, like when he told the graduating class at Yale that “Corvettes are better than Porsches”. During a meeting with the UAW Legislative Conference, he called the 2014 Corvette Stingray the “best buy in America.”
As Vice President, Biden has only been allowed to drive his 1967 Corvette three times, his last drive occurring late last year as he was allowed to film a segment for Jay Leno’s Garage.
So it really should be no surprise that when asked what his plans are after his tenure as Vice President ends, Uncle Joe exclaims “Buy a Corvette!”
Photos by NAIAS and Steve Fecht (GM)
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