QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

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    QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Automobile Magazine
    January 10, 2020



    We can attest to how much fun it is to drive the all-new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray, a car that needs a racetrack to exploit its full potential. The latter is especially worth remembering the next time you're tempted to seriously drop the hammer on public streets, in any car—a lesson two General Motors employees learned the hard way this week when they were arrested for apparently "racing" two new C8 Corvettes in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a trooper stopped Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz on the evening of Wednesday, January 8, on Lovers Lane in Bowling Green, for exceeding the posted 45-mph speed limit by more than 26 mph, reckless driving, and racing motor vehicles on a public road.

    As for the Corvettes, police enlisted two towing companies to remove them from the scene and deposit them at a tow lot, where a police representative said the vehicles were collected the next day "by the owner," presumably representatives of General Motors. Per GM's statement, it is unknown whether Thim and Merkatz remain employed with the company.








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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Who would have ever thought that the Kentucky State Police would be the first to take "delivery" of the new Corvette?

    You can not make this stuff up...Lovers Lane even. Wow.









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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    funny!

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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Who would have ever thought that the Kentucky State Police would be the first to take "delivery" of the new Corvette?

    You can not make this stuff up...Lovers Lane even. Wow.









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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Smooth move fellas. I'd just speculate that they've been harshly reprimanded or are not still employed there.

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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Smooth move fellas. I'd just speculate that they've been harshly reprimanded or are not still employed there.
    Hopefully he got laid for his efforts!!
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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    In the Good Old Days, guys like this would've been promoted for the free PR they gathered for Pappa Corporate. Being on Lovers Lane just adds a wee bit to their PC Bonus Points total.
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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    At least they didn't crash them........................................

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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    At least they didn't crash them........................................

    Give them time to work up the ranks.
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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    In the Good Old Days, guys like this would've been promoted for the free PR they gathered for Pappa Corporate. Being on Lovers Lane just adds a wee bit to their PC Bonus Points total.
    What do they say in Hollywood? There's no such thing as bad publicity? In this case, I'd have to agree. I think it's hilarious!
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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    And the winner of the thread is Perian. We can all go home now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Who would have ever thought that the Kentucky State Police would be the first to take "delivery" of the new Corvette?

    You can not make this stuff up...Lovers Lane even. Wow.









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    Re: QOTD: "We (GM) are aware of an incident involving our (Corvette) test vehicles."

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    At least they didn't crash them........................................

    Yea people talking about them getting fired and forgetting what the current VP did a little while back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Yea people talking about them getting fired and forgetting what the current VP did a little while back.
    Wasn't that just an elaborate Reuss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    Wasn't that just an elaborate Reuss?
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