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My fathers Corvette C8 meet n' greet

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  1. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Back in May, on my dad's 70th birthday, he was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. The cancer has been very aggressive. Chemotherapy and other treatments unfortunately have failed and he is his time is very limited.

    The last time he was in the hospital he asked my wife and I "When do I get to see the new Corvette C8 on the road?". When my wife told him they don't release until 2020 the look in his eyes about killed me. My heart fell through the floor as he began to realize the chances of him seeing the 2020 Corvette was most likely not going to happen.

    Long story short my wife reached out to GM and the awesome people at GM and Midway Chevrolet offered to bring one in for him to have a private viewing. They just decided to hold a public event on the 24th. So on August 23 my dad got to see the 2020 Corvette C8 up close and personal. They were not able to take him out for a ride as it was a prototype but they had a product specialists there and a few other people to give him a tour and answer all his questions. This was the same car Jay Leno test drove.

    This was a total surprise to my dad. He knew he was going out on Friday but he didn't know where or what for. I invited all of his friends to the event and it was amazing. They gave him a bunch of Corvette swag and a really cool coin that was giving out to the people who attend the unveil of the Corvette C8. He had a great time seeing all of his friends and getting a tour of the C8.


    Damn that was hard to write...

    Anyways, here is the video of his Corvette C8 experience. Hope you enjoy it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwvBvcLHNos&feature=youtu.be

    Here is the coin. I'll take a better picture of it later.
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  2. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    TACOVRD

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    What a great memory for your dad, you and your family. Nicely done :hattip:
     
  3. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Middle aged member

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    Awesome video! Sorry about your dad’s health.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Absolutely epic for your dad/Family/friends you and your wife... Now I need to go and wipe the tears out of my eyes!
     
  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    TXpro4X4

    TXpro4X4 Fuck Cancer!

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    This is Fucking Awesome in so many ways!

    First of all Fuck Cancer!

    Go GM for doing good deed!
    I dont think Toyota would do something like this. But I could be wrong and I would like them to prove me wrong!


    Someone that has lost lots of his family to cancers all I can say is spend as much time as can with him and ask questions, childhood stuff, what he thinks about the past, present and what he thinks Is to become... just small talk can be the best sometimes..I wish I would of....more.

    Good luck!!
     
  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    @Aw9d this is just awesome man!! Thank you so much for sharing this special event with us. I'm so glad he got to experience this.
     
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    Thank you. I really do have to thank my wife @Girlfriend for reaching out to GM and getting this put together. It was so awesome.

    Thank you.

    I know the feeling! I still can't watch it without tearing up.

    Fuck Cancer!!!

    I'm sorry to hear about your losses and I thank you for the advice. I try to spend time at his house and go over fixing stuff and I talk to him during the time I'm there. His memory isn't that great these days so some of his stories seem to taper off near the end. But I still enjoy them.
     
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    Awesome experience for your family & your dad :cheers:
     
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    Awesome story. Kudos to you and GM. Best wishes to your family
     
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    He needs that! Even if unfinished
    Your doing great!
    :fistbump:
     
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    That’s freaking awesome that he was able to see it. I’m sorry for the situation.
     
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  12. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    Thanks everyone. It sucks but it's part of life. As my dad has always said "Getting old ain't for pussies". And boy is he right.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    Thanks for sharing, and great job your wife did reaching out.

    Still goes to show, 'never know till you ask'

    Cheers and best wishes.
     
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    I'm not crying, you're crying.
    What a great story. Kudos to GM for putting that together for your dad.
    Best wishes for your dad's treatment.
     
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    My Dad said basically the same thing (worst fear isn’t the end of life,end of life is death and not for pussies or the weak) right before he died 24 Sept 2018 .....
     
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  16. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    I like your dad's style. Sorry to hear he passed away.
     
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