But then the ignition issue hit...costing GM billions. Ouch.. it's always something to change your plans a billion times over.
Having been a Pontiac owner many times over, seeing the Excitement Division wide track return to the GM fold would be cool, but...
rebrand the Corvette into it's own division, with a four door sedan, with an optional SUV/CUV comes with... costs. Billions, more or less.
Hell if Lamborghini can build an SUV with a V-10 motor in it, so can we err GM. The new Vette C8 will sell itself. Market it right with a cost of 60k and you have an alternative to the Euro alternative $$$.
The old.. G8 sedan was the next Vette option in the GM line up, until... Pontiac went the way of the dodo bird.
A big old SUV, Suburban/Escalade with ample power is imo the guideline for the carrying everything
you own when traveling. Replace with a Corvette motor and bingo whole new ballgame.
Stuffing an LS motor into anything, has been the ticket for many a car turner crowd, but... for the main stream public use maybe not so much, when momma hits the gas, kids off to school, grocery shopping done in flash, dog off the groomers,
THE hair appointment across town, I got this.. back to school to pick up the kids 0-60 times not available.
SEE: Top Secret here. It's Classified. I could tell you.. but then I would have to kill you. Leave the four door sedan & the SUV
market to their rightful place among the consumer market, the luxury market to the Caddy's... it's what they are good at.
Now if... you wanted an alternative to the cost of a new Vette, a small cost effective two seat roadster, with an optional LS V8 and
bringing back the brand, the name demise of Pontiac is all on the mis-management by GM many a year ago. Billions, plus the outstanding cost of.. the Prez salary, the multi VP's in charge of something... went out the window when one company, strike that two companies were... no longer to be... to save billions in the big picture for GM. Thank you American tax payers for helping us out here.
Keeping the Vette as is.. a sports car only. As a GT cruiser... Forget the four door option, ( Ferrari 812/ Porsche Panamera )
but hey we have to be just like every other mfg. out there. Sure we err GM will stuff a Vette motor into anything you the consumer wants, for a price.
* Sorry for the rant guys... went for a lovely drive yesterday. Found 2 Kappa approved roads sort of by accident, touring the Backroads of Washington Co. in a pre-survey Go-Pro/U-Tube run to refresh my memory to an area I hadn't been to in a while.
What fun... boy did the Kappa attract attention too!
With the you have seen one Vette, you have seen them all odd C7 orange Vette wondering off in another direction,
the lady driver hugging my bumper in the mini-SUV unaware of rear ending the totaling your Sky moment on her feeble mind, to the big Beamer 7 series I think to.. another Saturn, an Astra LZ with a fart can muffler, with Maine plates/maybe Idaho IDK...
the day was pure fun. Nice weather, fun roads to drive, a few hours off the farm put the grin back on my face for sure.
I planned this run to an event at Fort Fredrick State Park, a circa 1756 historic fort along the frontier.
I'd never been to the place, so what the hell, might as well. The run started off with a brain fart of mine,
forgot my camera and phone! So much for that idea.
Then the detour changed plans again. Out the window... time for plan B. I'll get there.
I had no time frame yesterday stretching its legs to drive my baby. Went to far end of the county to the C&O canal, Dam #4.
Cool ass road to get there. Beautiful scenery, interesting facts about the canal construction.
20 minute stop, missed the photo op. Will return again soon. Off to the Fort was nixed when I saw the parking lot was full.
So much for that idea. Will return soon mid-week. Memory refreshed.
The big Beamer followed me for awhile after passing the fort entrance, think the driver was trying to figure out what
the hell I was driving, he had no clue.
The Astra kid.. wabba wabba, then looks in his rear view mirror, Rut Ro a Sky Redline... no more wabba wabba for me…
I laughed. 2 1/2 hrs. round about plus 100 miles... going back to these two places soon, for Go-Pro stuff
before posting this years addition to LAC Films U-Tube. 6 vids.. for your enjoyment.
I had fun making these runs, and you will see what I am talking about here, hard to describe in words,
text typed in my babble. Vids are worth a 1000 words.
Somewhere down the line, in oh mid winter when the cold wind blows, the snow is above
the wheel wells, I can relive these moments of joy while waiting for the weather to improve again for next seasons roads
to explore more fun in my Sky.
The hunt for more roads to drive here in Washington Co. continues for me.
After tracking my path on special map I have created of my travels here..
I see an area on my county map where there are no red lines marked.
I must investigate this section of the county further for next seasons additions to LAC Films.
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Reason: Ofcoarse I have to edit.. my post, always do. PITA