Chevrolet Hosts Private 2020 Corvette C8 Viewing For Fan With Terminal Cancer: Video12
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.
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Kudos to MIdway Chevy!
It’s nice to read stories like this. Good job Midway Chevy! And the family of Mr. Webb.
Nice job Midway Chevy and Team Corvette! Great story! Best wishes and prayers for the Webb family too.
Nice job Midway Chevrolet but they still remain the most greedy one when you have to buy a car from them. They are overpriced and advertise false price . The good old bait amd switch tactic. Their salespeople are rude and liers.
Great job, GM and Midway Chevrolet. The C8 seems to be a fantastic product and sharing it in such a personal way with Mr. Webb shows the kind of little-company compassion that is often hard for big companies, like GM, to do. It says something more though; it says a lot about the Corvette and the legend that it is that a person with such a challenging diagnosis and uncertain future would be bummed that they may not get to see a new car. It’s a pretty powerful product that elicits that kind of emotion. I doubt anybody would be sad to miss the next Camry.
My fervent hope for Larry is that he defy the odds. The C8 is a defy-the-odds kind of product. Conventional wisdom was that it would never be built. Yet here it is. Sometimes things happen that nobody really expects. May Larry also defy every assumption and surprise us all. God bless you, Larry and here’s to hoping and praying that GM gives you a personal preview of the C9 some day!
What a great story. That is awesome.
Nice job Chevrolet , we need more like you , from a 50 Ann owner
Kudos to Midway and GM. My sympathies to Larry and his family. He is exactly the reason that l am using to justify my recent order of the new C8.
You just never know when your time will come!!!
GREAT JOB, CHEVROLET & MIDWAY…MY PRAYERS ARE WITH LARRY AND FAMILY.
Thanks to Chevrolet and the Midway Chevrolet dealership for showing lots of class and arranging for this failing Corvette enthusiast to fulfil his wish to see the new C8 Stingray. As fellow Corvette enthusiasts I ask that we all pray for a healing of Larry so he will have the chance to further enjoy the new C8 Stingray.