Fair warning, the opportunity won't come cheap.
No car reveal has been more anticipated in 2019 than the C8 generation Chevrolet Corvette. After years of speculation and months of spy shots, the wait for the first-ever mid-engined Corvette will end when Chevy reveals the car on July 18th. The exact location of the event is still undisclosed by General Motors has narrowed it down to somewhere in Orange County, California.
CarBuzz has been invited to see the C8 reveal as members of the press but getting to see the reveal as a spectator is a hot ticket item right now. The tickets to the event are so hot, in fact, that the National Corvette Museum is auctioning off a pair of them on eBay.
In the auction description, the museum says, "The official 'C8' reveal will be held on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The following day, GM will host a reveal 'expo,' giving participants the chance to see the car up close, network and talk to key people on their team, browse additional displays and more."
It goes on to say, "This auction is for two tickets (two people) to the event and includes overnight accommodations for July 18 and 19, access to both days of reveal festivities, a group lunch, tour of an area auto museum on the morning of Friday, July 19, bus transportation to and from both days of activities, and as a special gift from the Museum, an event polo only available to those on this trip."
The trip certainly includes a lot of paid expenses but guests will be responsible for getting themselves to Orange County because transportation is not included. All of the proceeds raised from the auction benefit the National Corvette Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit foundation. A portion of this auction will also be recognized as a tax-deductible donation.
It all sounds pretty enticing but there's a catch, the bid currently sits at $6,600 with a few days still left on the auction. That's a huge amount of money to spend to see the C8 get revealed and it doesn't even include a flight to California.