This 95-Year-Old World War II Veteran Was Moved to the Front of Line to Get His 2022 Corvette


This 95-Year-Old World War II Veteran Was Moved to the Front of Line to Get His 2022 Corvette

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Bobbie Carson was bumped to the front of the line for a 2022 Corvette, but we don’t think anyone else waiting to get one of Chevy’s mid-engine masterpieces will complain.

You see, Carson is 95 years old and had to wait just 30 days to take delivery of the 42nd Corvette built at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant for the 2022 model year.

The Arctic White Stingray coupe appears to be a 3LT model with Adrenaline Red interior, and Carson can be seen getting briefed on his new ride from a staff member of the National Corvette Museum, where he picked up the car on Oct. 1.

An Army veteran who fought at the end of World War II in Germany, Carson is no newcomer to the Corvette world.

“I’ve had seven of these cars,” he tells WNKY-TV. “This dwarfs every one of them. This is one of the top-rated cars in the world and there is a wait list all over the world for this car so I’m happy to get it and they gave me a great honor to get me in position to get one.”

95-Year-Old World War II Moved to the Front of Line to Get His 2022 Corvette

WNKY-TV reports that after a few phone calls and explanations that time was of the essence for the 95-year-old, he was bumped up the waiting list.

Don’t worry about the car being a garage queen, either.

Carson insists that his new mid-engine supercar won’t be sitting around collecting dust as he plans to sell his other car and use the Corvette as his daily driver back home in Georgia!

A true inspiration to all us young whipper-snappers out there who worry that we’ll be too old for our Corvettes one day! Congratulations to Mr. Carson on his new pride and joy, and we wish him many miles of safe and enjoyable driving in his new Stingray.

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  1. Great! Well, I’m 89 and have owned 7 Corvettes (C2, C3, 3 of C5, C6, C7), including my 2014 Z51. Maybe my spouse Mrs. Leadfoot will give me permission to acquire a C8….doubt it.
    Mac – 25+ year SHINODA Charter Member #3216 of Natl Corvette Museum. NCRS.

  2. Talk about “Good genes”, he’s not even wearing glasses or a hearing aid. I’m 75 and own two Corvettes. a C3 base coupe and a C6 Z06, I’d sure be happy if I could still drive them 20 years from now. Zoom Zoom.

  3. Glad he got his car ASAP!! I have a C6, I probably won’t get a C8 until the C12 comes out. 😆

  4. Won’t be sitting in his garage. It’ll be sitting at Chevy’s for all the bugs😂

  5. I’m a youngster at only 73, but I still get excited in my ’94 ZR-1, bought new. Do like the C-8, though, seriously! Congrats, Mr. Carson!

  6. Good story. I can certainly understand exceptions can be made for guys like this, but it should only be for guys like this who don’t have too much time left.

    Yet, a growing number of Instagram and YouTube “influencers” already have their filthy paws on 22’s. That is total BS and not fair to the rest of us who have been waiting patiently.

    I placed my order the day 2022 ordering began, and despite the fact that my dealer has allocations (I got the first of 9 22’s), I only recently got to status 3000, but nothing else. No build date, no projection of a delivery date, nothing.

  7. God bless Bobby, and congratulations! A well-deserved honor, to be sure.
    But when he picked up his car, the downward-trending age component of the C8 buyers’ demographic made a huge upswing, especially if it’s based on the number of vehicles actually delivered, lol.

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