Wrecked Vette Wednesday: Kiwi Corvette Driver Barges Into Boat

Boating is supposed to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for relieving stress and getting away from the drudgeries of daily life. So when Craig Harrison went on down to work on his brand new Jet Runner boat, which he used as part of a fleet for his tour company, he probably wasn’t expecting anything too dramatic.

That’s when, according to The Northern Advocate, Harrison heard the “unmistakable sound of a V8 engine” and saw a 1984 Corvette, “skittle the fence as it headed straight for him.” The Corvette came to a stop after destroying the jetty Harrison had used to get onto his boat.

The Corvette driver, described only as a 52-year old man, then took flight before Harrison could get a good look at him. It’s definitely one of the weirder ways to wreck your Corvette, though the brand new boat was left unmoored but unharmed. The driver of the Corvette later called the police to claim his belongings, and will be charged with a variety of crimes that police are apparently still trying to decide on.

But the worst part about this whole story? This incident happened in New Zealand, where Chevrolet Corvettes are few and far between. That is the only reason this otherwise old and not-particularly-valuable C4 Corvette might not be totaled, but rather repaired. It appears to have avoided going into the drink, but it took down the jetty like a boss, and its driver might find himself sans one old-but-not-exactly-a-classic Corvette.

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Chris Demorro

Christopher DeMorro is a freelance writer and journalist from Connecticut with two passions in life; writing and anything with an engine. This has led him to pursue a full time career as a freelancer with a focus on motor vehicles of all kinds.
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