I first met Gavin Jackson in the sixth grade at Northgate Middle School in Newnan, Georgia. We were both two horrifically nerdy 12 year olds, but we bonded over Homestar Runner, and ended up turning 30, still equally nerdy, but with a gained self-awareness (which I think makes it better). Two years ago, Gavin sent me a text saying that he was going to buy the C7 Corvette. Now, if you are a car person, you are well aware of these kind of texts. If I had a dollar for every time somebody told me that they were going to get X car, I'd actually be able to afford that car that I told everyone that I was totally going to buy. But to my surprise, Gavin actually did it. He bought his dream car.
I have driven a couple of older Corvettes, and while they are certainly powerful, and fast, and all that, I have never walked away really enthralled by them. The C7 is different. I'm not really able to compare it to any supercar, but this car was an all-around beast. GM really did their homework and created a car that checks a lot of boxes, and leaves you feeling overwhelmed with the synergy of raw American power coupled with some really cool tech.
Big congrats to Gavin on making a dream happen. There's a lot of us that either can't or won't pull the trigger, but it brings us joy to see someone actually do it. Now get out there and kill those tires.