As of the middle of last week, I had no plans to attend the LA Auto Show. When we found out about the ZR1’s Dubai reveal, I figured we’d be able to watch from afar and then sit back and follow the action. As most details would be known following the Dubai reveal, I saw no economic reasons for a multi-day trip to LA after the fact.
That strategy worked out pretty well as we were able to track down the video of Tadge Juechter and Tom Peters at the 2019 Corvette ZR1’s reveal as well as share the details of the 2019 ZR1 as released from GM.
But then a couple of friends said they were doing a “BONZAI run to the ZR1” – flying in to spend the day at the LA Auto Show and then flying home that night. When the group continued to grow with more friends signing on, I figured this would be a cool way to check out the C7’s swan song and get some great feedback on the new Corvette ZR1 from some die-hard Corvette fans.
Some of the Corvette enthusiasts flying in for the day include National Corvette seller Mike Furman from Criswell Chevrolet, along with friends from the Stingray Forums Jeremy Welborn (@jagamajajaran), John Elegant (@elegant) and Kenneth “Tweety” Berg. Also joining us is occasional CorvetteBlogger contributor Robert Casey who writes the “All Corvette Colors” book series. Each of them are inviting their friends so I’m inviting you!
So we are all headed to the LA Auto Show on Tuesday, December 5th. It’s a “public day” with full-day tickets topping out at $12 per person! (Click here for tickets) The show goes from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If you’re in the area, or want to jump on a plane for a one day excursion, let’s meet up at the ZR1! We’re planning on meeting up at 12:01 PM near the Corvette ZR1 with the ZTX’s big wing. (Not sure if it that’s the Coupe or Convertible 😉 )
Think we’re crazy? Maybe so. I know my itinerary is! I’ll be leaving my house at 3:30 am on Tuesday morning to catch a 5:00 am flight. After spending the day at the LA Auto Show with other like-minded Corvette fans, I fly out of LAX at 9:00 pm on a transcontinental flight back to Miami, and then wheels down back in Tampa at 8:00 am on Wednesday morning.
Will it be worth the trip? We’ve heard some rumors that the LA Auto Show display will be something special. Not sure what that means, but after a year of tracking the development of this car, we’re very excited to finally see Chevrolet’s new 755-hp supercar up close and personal!
[VIDEO] Watch Tadge Juechter’s Corvette ZR1 Presentation From Dubai
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