The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in just about everybody’s 2020 plans – including C8 Corvette customers. Many buyers of the 2020 model-year Corvette were expecting to receive their cars in early spring, which would have given them the entire summer to enjoy their new mid-engine sports car. Fate had other plans, though, and most customers had to wait until the fall or the winter to receive their vehicles.
Chevy enthusiast Michael DiGiorgio was among those C8 Corvette buyers that had their delivery pushed back due to COVID-19-related delays. To make up for the time he lost with his 6.2L LT2 V8-powered sports car, he set out on a 9,000-mile road trip across the United States last fall, taking in the beauty of the country and enjoying his car on some of the best driving roads it has to offer.
“In October, I took my (then) brand-new Corvette C8 on a 9000-mile road trip around America, with the goal of experiencing as many of our country’s best scenic routes, iconic driving roads, and National Parks as possible in only 19 days,” DiGiorgio told us. “The car saw just about everything you can imagine, from dirt roads at the Grand Tetons, to the extreme heat of Death Valley, to the snow-covered mountains of the Cascade Range, to the idyllic driving roads like Tail of the Dragon. It cruised Route 66, chased a Porsche on Highway 1, took a ferry in the Salish Sea, and had bison come up within arm’s reach at Yellowstone.”
Sports cars like the C8 Corvette were made for road trips like this. Most car enthusiasts know the freeing and stress-relieving feeling that taking a long road trip can have, and we imagine this feeling is amplified when you’re behind the wheel of an impressive sports car like the C8 Corvette. We’re sure the looks from passersby that hadn’t yet seen a C8 Corvette in person also added to the fun a bit.
Check out the video embedded below to re-live DiGiorgio’s idyllic road trip through the lens of his camera, and if you want to keep up with his Corvette-related content, consider dropping him a follow on Instagram. Here’s to many more safe, happy miles behind the wheel of your Corvette, Michael!