Chevy Engineers Caught Street Racing Corvettes

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by alsaqr, Jan 13, 2020 at 7:43 PM.

  1. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    120 in a 45 mph zone is somewhat serious. Cars were towed and later picked up by GM:

    "The two General Motors engineers who were arrested after allegedly street racing two 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingrays in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will surely tell you the same.


    Alexander Thim, 27, of West Bloomfield, and Mark Derkatz, 30, of Windsor, Ontario, were clocked by Kentucky state troopers Wednesday night going 120 mph and 100 mph, respectively, in a 45-mph zone, according to
    Automobile Magazine."

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/2-...corvettes/ar-BBYUtba?li=BBnbcA1&OCID=AVRES000
     
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  2. BVAL

    BVAL Well-Known Member

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    Now that's funny right there.
     

  3. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well why not? That's where most people race, so what's the BIG deal?
     
  4. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    OEM's take very seriously safe driving of company vehicles. I have been trained by profession drivers, have to take an annual course just to drive an M Plate (test vehicle) on city streets. Have to take additional tests just to drive on a test track, with each vehicle application requiring additional training and testing. Deep pocket theory.
     
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  5. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bunch of "stuffed shirts". [​IMG]
     
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  6. Ingramite

    Ingramite Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Two more getting their unemployment insurance checks.
    Hard way to get on the Gubermint Gravy Train.
     
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  7. PaBushMan

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  8. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not for long I'll bet. If they're good engineers, they'll both have another job in a "heartbeat".
    Just consider all the FREE advertising from the news media that Chevy got from those two innovative engineers!
     
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  9. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Blows the snot outta the old commercial song, "See the USA in your Chevrolet" when the USA looks like nothing but a BLUR! [​IMG]
     
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  10. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Possibly... Reaching OEM's is the top of the heep. They may not reach that high again. No OEM wants that kind of publicity. It will backfire in front of a jury.
     
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  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I’m sure there are serious consequences but it is a bit funny. Me and my kids toured the Corvette factory. I would hate to do my job with tourists coming through watching me.
     
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  12. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I hope they get to spend a couple of weeks (at least) in a jail cell.
    There is no excuse for that type of conduct, and it should be punished harshly.
     
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  13. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Could be why you're NOT a judge! :)
     
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  14. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you ever have the misfortune of pulling a couple of small, dead bodies out of a car because some arse-whole was "showing off" in his "macho-muscle car," you might change your point of view.

    About the second or third time you do it, your first inclination will be to shoot the sumnabeetch.

    Leaving a widow and a couple of children without a father and husband is too high of a price to pay for some scumbag's "bragging rights."
     
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  15. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, never had that misfortune and I hope it never crosses my path. The closest I've come to an extreme tragedy was when a 25 year old girl was texting, crossed the centerline and hit the side of a Ford F-350 pickup truck, pealing off the drivers door. She never made it home that night.

    Tragedy can strike in many forms, not just from muscle cars.
     
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  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Now imagine the feeling if she had been racing at 90-100 MPH and killed everyone in the truck as well as herself????

    When I was a brand new rookie, I tended to cut a little slack for the street racers. Shucks, boyz will be boyz, after all.

    It didn't take very long on the street to get disabused of that notion.:(
     
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  17. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    But, that DIDN'T happen! Fantasizing about what could have been serves no purpose, or.....what if two cars were racing down the road at 100 MPH and nothing happened?
    That's been done countless times.
     
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Justify it in your own mind if you wish. I can't!
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I was an EMT-P back in the day, too. Yes, some nights after a run I had trouble falling asleep.
     
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  20. texaswoodworker

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    It's all fun and games until it ain't.

    I get wanting to have fun with your friends and I get why people like to race. I like fast cars too after all. That's not an excuse for putting other people at risk though. There's a right way to do things, and a wrong way. These two engineers picked the wrong way.
     
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