People need to stop encouraging this behavior.
Yet again someone has wrecked out while leaving a Cars & Coffee event, this time with a rare 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. This happens way too much at car meets, and the blame doesn’t just rest on the drivers. Sure, these guys decided to drop the hammer, but the crowd encourages this kind of behavior and sometimes they pay the price. As a community we need to turn this around.
See how out of control California supercar meets are here.
In the video, which was shared to Instagram, we can see the C7 Corvette ZR1 gun it as the driver’s leaving the Windermere Cars & Coffee. The powerful sports car torque steers left then right as you can hear the driver bouncing off that rev limiter, then the front end contacts the curb dead-on, jumping it as the back end does a nice 180. It’s the kind of scene we’ve seen play out way too often.
A car like this 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is something you should respect at all times. After all, the thing rises to near supercar levels of performance, but it’s wild enough to turn around and bite you in an instant if you’re not careful. This is true no matter how experienced you are, depending on what drive mode you put the sports car into.
The outcome in this case could’ve been so much worse. Thankfully no other cars were involved in the collision and damage to the ZR1 seems to be minimal. Considering precious few of these were made, it’s good to see the ‘Vette wasn’t totaled in the aftermath.
The organizer of the Windermere Cars & Coffee uploaded a video to YouTube a month ago complaining about this kind of behavior at the event. It’s definitely a problem and unless we want the government coming in and taking care of it, we as a community need to do something. After all, multiple Cars & Coffee meetups have been permanently banned in different cities throughout the country and cops often patrol car meets heavily.
Rightfully shaming those who do this sort of thing and making it clear this doesn’t make you a welcome participant in events, whether you wreck out or not, should be the bare minimum.