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Title: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: deathsled on January 14, 2020, 11:07:48 AM
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a30482971/cops-arrest-gm-engineers-100-mph-chevy-corvettes/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_cdb&utm_medium=email&date=011420&utm_campaign=nl19151479
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: 2112 on January 14, 2020, 12:40:11 PM
Publicity move?
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: CSX 4133 on January 14, 2020, 12:53:51 PM

Yea going more than twice the speed limit gets you arrested, and more than likely the cars impounded.
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: deathsled on January 14, 2020, 01:14:40 PM
If so it sure got publicity. And then the cops will take the impounded cars out and do 100+ themselves.
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 14, 2020, 01:17:11 PM
I doubt it was for publicity.  Driving that fast on a public road is not what GM wants to portray.

I wouldn't be surprised if those two engineers will be looking for new jobs within the week. 
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: FL SAAC on January 14, 2020, 01:34:54 PM
Scoundrels !
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: 2112 on January 14, 2020, 02:16:40 PM
I doubt it was for publicity.  Driving that fast on a public road is not what GM wants to portray.

I wouldn't be surprised if those two engineers will be looking for new jobs within the week.

No such thing as bad publicity.
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 14, 2020, 02:36:56 PM
Trust me, that was not a GM-sponsored publicity stunt. 

A good buddy of mine is very high up in the GM public relations hierarchy.  There's no way he'd buy into that kind of a scheme.  (And he's a lifelong hard-core fast car guy.)

In these days of hugely influential (good or bad) social media, car companies are no longer doing off-the-books illegal driving stunts to gain publicity.  Just one bad thing happening, or even the suggestion of improper corporate citizenship, and the social media trolls (as well as conventional media) would inundate.

If GM had wanted to stage a "Corvette engineers get stopped by Bowling Green PD" sort of thing, it would've been cleared with everyone involved, done on a closed road with safety equipment and personnel in place, etc.
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: deathsled on January 14, 2020, 03:27:49 PM
Yes and no doubt they'd have embedded attorneys monitoring like the military does to determine if a shot can happen or an attack launched. Lawyers. Shesh. Oh wait a minute...
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: Jim Herrud on January 14, 2020, 03:34:18 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: 2112 on January 14, 2020, 05:35:46 PM
Trust me, that was not a GM-sponsored publicity stunt. 

A good buddy of mine is very high up in the GM public relations hierarchy.  There's no way he'd buy into that kind of a scheme.  (And he's a lifelong hard-core fast car guy.)

In these days of hugely influential (good or bad) social media, car companies are no longer doing off-the-books illegal driving stunts to gain publicity.  Just one bad thing happening, or even the suggestion of improper corporate citizenship, and the social media trolls (as well as conventional media) would inundate.

If GM had wanted to stage a "Corvette engineers get stopped by Bowling Green PD" sort of thing, it would've been cleared with everyone involved, done on a closed road with safety equipment and personnel in place, etc.

I believe you.

I was trying to be sarcastic. Hard to do in type over the interweb.
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 14, 2020, 05:41:24 PM
No prob, 2112.  Agreed that it is often difficult to get subtle meaning across in a forum.

I guess that's why a lot of people use the little yellow faces.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: CorvetteMike on January 14, 2020, 06:01:58 PM
Quote from: 2112

No such thing as bad publicity.
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Right, gotta love it......
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: FL SAAC on January 27, 2020, 05:09:51 PM
Big Mike much love  !

Quote from: 2112

No such thing as bad publicity.
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Right, gotta love it......
Title: Re: Cops nab GM engineers driving new Vette at 100+
Post by: FL SAAC on January 27, 2020, 05:11:12 PM
And you thought it couldn't get worse....I think it is powered by an LS motor

https://wqow.com/2020/01/27/wienermobile-gets-grilled-for-failing-to-obey-move-over-law/