We’ve seen numerous sightings of small caravans of 2019 ZR1 Corvettes running around in the wild, but no sighting has been as impressive as the ones posted on Facebook this week as a caravan of “about 15 to 20” 2019 ZR1 Corvettes made their way across the central United States.
Charles Johnson, a resident of Springfield, Missouri, posted the following on a Facebook page this past Monday night, “Just spotted these new C7 ZR1’s passing through my hometown, Springfield, MO. About 15 to 20 parked in a hotel parking lot. The new Z(R1) looks amazing in person! Very cool to see, indeed!”
The next morning, the same ZR1 caravan was spotted making its way through Tulsa, Oklahoma, on I-44, and refueling at a Phillips 66 as posted on the Car Spotting Tulsa Facebook page.
It’s reasonable to assume that these 2019 ZR1s were making their way from Bowling Green, home of the Corvette’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant, to Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort in Pahrump, Nevada, just in time for new 2019 Corvette owners to begin taking advantage of the ZR1 Owners School that will soon be made available there.
While we are waiting for the official details from Spring Mountain about the new ZR1 Owners School, we do know that the two-day program is included in the purchase price of a new 2019 ZR1 as stated on Chevrolet’s ZR1 site:
“Learn all the capabilities of your new Corvette through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. This exclusive two-day program is included for new 2019 ZR1 owners.† Developed specifically for the supercar, and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, you’ll master Corvette technologies and racing techniques.”
I can only imagine the fun that the Spring Mountain instructors are about to have putting the all new 2019 ZR1 through its paces over the next few weeks. I wonder if Spring Mountain is accepting instructor applications?!
A user named LIStingray on the Corvette Forum posted some more info about the Spring Mountain caravan:
They had 20 ZR1’s arrive on Wednesday – all driven in.
From what I saw the lowest VIN was 00010 and the highest was 00097.
All were MN7’s and had black interiors – Yellow, Red, White, Admiral Blue, Watkins Gray and Silver were the only exterior colors.
They are cars for use with the new ZR1 program, and GM’s event at the track next week.
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