We’ll admit that the Corvette has a reputation as a car driven by older males; while the haters say that’s because it’s a “midlife crisis” car, we prefer to think of it as a reward for success and maturity. Of course, the fact that the average 20-something just out of college is probably struggling to make rent, let alone buy an expensive new car also plays a big part in the Corvette demographic.
That doesn’t mean that there’s a lower age limit on appreciating the car, though, as we see in this video where a man records his 4-year-old son helping to get the wheels on the family C6 Grand Sport clean. Children are a notorious drain on a couple’s finances, but here we see something that’s not all that common these days – a kid earning his keep. Actually, with a little outside-the-box thinking, there are all sorts of ways kids can be useful around the house.
Back in the day, about the most useful application for a 4 year old was as a chimney sweep, but with new cars getting more and more tightly packaged, there are new opportunities to contribute for even the smallest child. There are plenty of hard-to-reach places in a Corvette’s engine bay that would be literally child’s play for a toddler to access. Who among us hasn’t wished for smaller hands while trying to get at a hidden bolt, or cursed the need to literally bend over backwards to work on wiring under the dash?
With that in mind, we salute this dad for fully embracing the “You’ve got little hands – see if you can reach whatever is blocking the lawnmower blade under there” philosophy. Today, his son is learning how to work a microfiber cloth – tomorrow, he could be elbow deep in the engine bay, holding a wrench on the back side of a nut while dad hits the bolt with an impact wrench.