You can’t drive down the road and pass a sports car without ten-year-old Logan Smutylo pointing it out by name. “He’s a car nut,” shares his grandmother, Vicky Gee. “He knows the cars he sees on the road.”
Logan had about five hoursworth of car Bingo to play with Vicky and his grandfather, Oscar on their way from Galena, OH to Bowling Green, KY… but what Logan didn’t know was where, exactly, they were headed. That is, until he started noticing billboards advertising the National Corvette Museum. “He’s our only grandson and he loves cars,” said Vicky. So it was fitting that the couple decided to include Logan in the R8C Delivery of their new 2017 Blade Silver Grand Sport Coupe on October 14.
“At first I didn’t know about the program, and didn’t originally opt for the R8C,” said Oscar. “But then when I saw you offered a children’s program that ties in with the R8C, I decided to add it.”
The Ed and Shari Glazer Family Delivery program was designed to encourage and welcome the participation of children and grandchildren in R8C Deliveries. Participating children receive a Museum t-shirt, scoop of ice cream from the Corvette Café, special photo, delivery plaque and more – all complimentary. The program was created and sponsored by Ed Glazer with the hope that other families could experience the incredible feeling that comes from taking delivery of a new Corvette with a family member, like he experienced with his father in 1983. Sharing a love of Corvettes, or even a love of cars in general, with the younger generation is a valuable bonding experience.
The Gees waited a few extra weeks to pick-up their Corvette so that Logan could be a part of it when school was not in session – and the wait was worth it. Logan had the pleasure of riding out of the Museum in the new Corvette, with a smile from ear to ear.
If you’re purchasing a new Corvette, consider choosing option R8C to take delivery of your car at the National Corvette Museum… and also consider bringing along a special child or grandchild with you to share in the joy! Learn more online here.