Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports, Z06s and ZR1s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
Mike is back from his third visit of the year to Spring Mountain’s Ron Fellows Performance Driving School and we were surprised to hear one the participants was a figure from Mike’s past. It’s another short week for the Corvette seller but he does provide a few deliveries that include a Shadow Gray Grand Sport and a Torch Red Z06. He’ll be out next week for a well-deserved break so enjoy the collection of throwbacks and vintage Corvette photos assembled for today’s post. Do you have a favorite picture from this week? Mike reads the comments so mention your favorite pics below!
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~I just returned yesterday late afternoon from Ron Fellows Spring Mtn Race Track that I attended for the third time this year with a full class of my Corvette customers. What a blast as always. Enjoy the pics below. C8 Convt and C8R were revealed, certainly exciting. The strike ends would be even better news.
*I’m on Vacation October 9th-14th. No delivery post next Sunday.
~Gary Konner and I hadn’t seen each other in 30 years! Gary was my boss at Malcolm Konner Auto back in the ’80s. Gary has been following me on my Corvette Furman Facebook Page for the last 5 years and he touched base a few years ago. This week he and his son Malcolm decided to attend (For Malcolm’s upcoming 30th birthday) my Corvette Furman Owners School at Ron Fellows Spring Mountain Race Track in Pahrump, NV. I last saw Gary’s son Malcolm when he was 6mos old. Happy 30 birthday Malcolm…December 15th.
Below pic is from Winter 1986. A fellow salesman challenged me to a wrestling match so Gary and the whole dealership came to the local high school to watch. (The match lasted three seconds as I threw him and he broke a rib)
~*One of my all-time favorite delivery stories came to mind. Back in the Winter of 2002/2003 a 50 ish yr old woman walked into the Chevrolet dealership I was running and she had a request with a story/twist. Her 30th wedding anniversary was coming up and her husband was turning 50…For the last 25 years, they had been eating Saturday night dinner at the same restaurant and served by the same waitress. Every single Saturday night after dinner the waitress would ask him if he needed anything else before handing him the check…and her husband always had the same response..” yea, keys to a brand new Corvette, please! ” So the wife knew the 50th Anniversary Corvette Convt was incredibly difficult to get but she had heard I was pretty good with acquiring/ selling Corvettes, neither of them had ever owned a Corvette. So the deal was made and I had to buy/ dealer exchange one from a Chevrolet dealer in South Dakota! She made the purchase and at the end of the day on a Saturday she parked it behind their favorite local restaurant. Like clockwork, the waitress comes over at the end of the evening and he asks for the ”bill and keys to his brand new Corvette!” So the waitress hands him the Corvette keys and the wife said” Happy Anniversary and Birthday!” I really wish I had been there to witness the husband’s jaw hit the proverbial ground!
Truly one of my all-time favorite delivery experiences!!
~Joe and Nancy F. of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina and I go back 50 years! Joe and his family moved to my hometown, Montvale, NJ when I was a kid. Joe owned his own gas station and repair shop and I started as a 17-year-old bringing my Musclecars to him as he was a great mechanic. Fast forward to two years ago Joe and I ran into each other at Corvettes of Carlisle. We hadn’t seen each other since 1988. Recently Joe called me up looking for a new Corvette and he had seen a Shadow Gray 2019 Grand Sport Convt. in my inventory. So we made a deal and completed the Fed Ex process and Plycar trucking enclosed shipped it to his North Carolina home. Equipment list: Auto transmission, 2LT pkg, Gray interior, Gray top, Chrome wheels, red calipers, Navigation /PDR and much more!
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Mike can deliver new Corvettes at Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD or through the National Corvette Museum’s R8C delivery program. He can also deliver new Corvettes via covered transport direct to your door or a courtesy delivery to the Chevrolet dealer near you.
If you are interested in ordering a new C8 Corvette, give Mike Furman a call. You can reach him at 301-212-4420 or via email at [email protected].
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Sept 29th
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Sept 22nd
Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Sept 15th