[SPIED] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes are Spotted at a McDonald’s in Ohio


[SPIED] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonald's in Ohio

Here’s another sighting of the C8 Corvette prototypes in Ohio. While we can make out a McDonald’s restaurant in the background, we are not exactly sure of the location in Ohio.

It looks like the Corvette Team has taken its pre-reveal marketing plan to a whole new level as the group of C8s feature several camo-only prototypes with the same 07.18.19 reveal date graphics on the doors as we saw on the C8 Corvette in NYC. Driving through the state of Ohio is sure to result in even more photos so keep your eyes open and let us know if you come across any.

These pics are credited to Gary Gembala on Facebook who says they were forwarded to him:

A business associate sent me this yesterday. Said after they left McDs’ in Ohio he had a hard time keeping up with them on his bike, and he’s drove it like he stole it. Take notice, one in full view, one under wrap.

Just received a couple more. Look who is in the crowd! by a business associate.

That person in the crowd he is referring to looks like Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. That may also be Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter in the passenger seat of the C8 Corvette next to Harlan.

[PICS] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonalds in Ohio

This testing group reminds us of the one we saw back in San Diego in February that consisted of several C8 Corvette prototypes, a Porsche 911 Carerra and a C7 Corvette Stingray. This group is running several C8s in vinyl camo only and there is no disguising the fronts as we saw the Detroit cars with additional coverings over the front grill. There is one C8 Corvette still wearing heaving black cladding with the group, and the Porsche and C7 Stingray are along for the drive as well.

[PICS] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonalds in Ohio

[PICS] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonalds in Ohio

Our friend Rick “Corvette” Conti also shared a couple C8 photos from Ohio this morning on his Corvettes and Coffee YouTube video. This same caravan judging by the Long Beach Red C7 was a rest stop in Ohio and Rick gives credit to these photos from “Mike at Classic Glass Corvette Club”. In the bottom photo that sure does look like Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter in the red shirt talking with one of the engineers.

[PICS] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonalds in Ohio

[PICS] A Group of C8 Corvette Prototypes Spotted at a McDonalds in Ohio

The Corvette Team does love McDonald’s! The first public sighting of the C8 Corvettes was at a McDonald’s restaurant in Cadillac, MI back in October 2017. A Porsche was also along for the drive too.

Gary Gembala / Facebook

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  1. The photo from Rick Conti were taken at Hahn Oil in Coshocton. They were posted on their Facebook page and I just forwarded them to Rick.

  2. Keep it covered, still as ugly as the C7. Keep the engine out front where the good lord intended it to be.

  3. as a owner of corvettes from 1975 1977 1979 didn’t like the shape of the 1981 to 2013 left corvettes till the c7 owned a 2014 under powered sold it and waited till the 2016 z06 came traded it I for the 2019 zr1 . now again the chefs at Chevy again made costly mistake killed the zr1 and z7 for a look alight over seas looking Europe car. I will keep the 2019 zr1 but other than that corvette has killed me and plenty of us that grew up with the L88 corvettes. I am gone never will I look at a corvette the same way I looked at REAL corvettes the c8 is a loser except for the high deep pockets elite snake in okla owner of real corvettes

  4. I wish people would stop whining about a Corvette seeming “European.” Harley Earl created the first Corvette to compete with a Jaguar, for Pete’s sake — this a couple decades after the Big 3 and the Great Depression had killed such REALLY original American sports cars as Deusies, Stutzes, Auburns, and a gigantic host of others. We had some catching up to do, and Harley and others (e.g., T-Bird, Darrin, and later the Cobra) knew it.
    Then a Berlin-educated engineer and Porsche driver (Zora) was hired by Chevrolet to help keep the ‘Vette viable. Thankfully he was able to breathe new life into the Corvette by whatever means he could.
    If you are only looking for a street cruiser that will go like a bat out of hell in a straight line, then perhaps a sports car is not for you; there are some great hot rod clubs you might want to check out.
    Otherwise, you may wish to get off of Main Street or the Interstate and try carving some turns at up to 1G on some of America’s unmatched collection of curvy back roads in a Camaro, Porsche, Mazda, Corvette, Ferrari, Aston-Martin, or whatever. See America in a sports car. Ain’t much European about that.

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