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.
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.
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.
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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