Many of you know Rick "Corvette" Conti for his lively content on YouTube. The YouTuber has always been a source of Corvette information regarding the Corvette marketplace.
On Friday night, December 11th, a tornado outbreak ravaged parts of the South killing dozens of people and leaving a path of destruction. The tornado also hit Bowling Green, Kentucky, the home of the Corvette Museum and the Corvette assembly plant. As of December 19th, ABC News has reported 93 deaths in over five states. Seventeen of those in Bowling Green. Damaged at the assembly plant were over 100 new C8 Corvettes that the plant will destroy. The cars that were damaged and that belonged to awaiting customers will be reproduced as GM will put their orders to the front of the line once production restarts the week of December 20th.
Because of Rick's affinity and commitment to the Bowling Green Assembly plant and the Corvette Museum, where he's a lifetime member, he decided to spring into action. Rick started an auction to raise money for the victims in BG. He obtained donated items from different viewers and businesses that also wanted to make a difference.
First, Pat from AmericanHydroCarbon.com donated a C8 Stingray front splitter in carbon flash. Mike and Kristy donated BC Forged wheels to help with the auction in a subsequent video. Piggybacking off that donation, Paul from Michigan donated some tires to wrap those beautiful wheels.
Other items donated and up for auction are:
C8 Factory Engine Cover with C8 fender hash marks - Donated from Bob in Ohio
C8 Leather Jacket - donated from Ed
These auctions will run up through Christmas Weekend. Afterward, Rick will announce the winners, and he plans to have a colossal foam check made to present to the agency yet to be determined.
Great job, Rick!!! Continue doing great work for the Corvette Community! Check out Rick's YouTube channel for all the auction information. Don't forget to subscribe to his channel for all the latest Corvette news!