General Motors and Chevy dealership Midway Chevrolet recently put their heads together to host a private viewing of the 2020 Corvette Stingray for a passionate Corvette enthusiast who has been diagnosed with terminal bile duct cancer.
The Corvette fan’s story was shared by his son on the subreddit /r/cars, where he explained that his father Larry Webb had been diagnosed with an aggressive form cancer on his 70th birthday in May and was heartbroken to hear that he may not be able to see the new mid-engine Corvette before he passed. His wife then reached out to GM, who contacted Midway Chevrolet, which was hosting a viewing of the 2020 Corvette Stingray as part of the vehicle’s nationwide promotional tour. Midway Chevrolet opened the doors for Larry’s private viewing the night before the official viewing was schedule, allowing him to see the car up close, sit in it and enjoy some time with friends and family.
“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,” Larry’s son wrote on Reddit. “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.”
You can see Larry’s private visit with the 2020 Corvette Stingray embedded below. GM Authority extends our best wishes to Larry and his family and would also like to thank them for sharing this personal moment with the online automotive community and Corvette community.