Video: Father of Corvette’s Chief Engineer Picks Up His C7 at NCM
We know we’ve posted about a Corvette C7 with the R8C Corvette Museum delivery before, but why is this delivery so special? This Laguna Blue C7 Corvette belongs to Mat Juechter, who’s son is Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of the C7.
“A long time ago, when I was young, he drove Porsches; he doesn’t anymore,” stated Tadge Juechter with a smile on his face. For the past six years, his father has been driving a C6 Corvette as his daily driver, but once Juechter Sr. laid eyes on the Stingray, he had to have one – we don’t blame him. “His interest in mechanics and his interest in invention has been with him since he was eight years old, so it’s no surprise to me that he’s A) a design engineer of cars, and B) very good at it, so i’m very proud of him, as you can probably tell,” explains the elder Juechter.
Tadge Juechter’s father also had a personalized license plate made for the car that reads “MYSNSCR.” It’s a really cool plate idea because it’s clever and it gives Juechter Sr. a chance to explain to people why he’s so proud of the car. That’s the part we like most about this video; anyone can own a C7 Corvette, but only Mat Juechter can say that his son was the man who made it happen. How cool is that?
Also, Automobile Magazine named the younger Juechter’s Corvette Stingray the 2014 Car of the Year and he himself was named 2014 Man of the Year. We know the C7 Corvette is special, but having your father there, showing his support and purchasing one is even more special.