Too Early for a Mid-Life Crisis—The 2014 Corvette Stingray Canadian Reveal

Last updated on May 17th, 2014 at 08:13 am

The entrance to the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District.
Where it all went down…

Held in the Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar, the Canadian Reveal of the 2014 Corvette Stingray was… an interesting event for someone like me.

Back to Life, Back to Reality

One way or another, soon I’ll see myself behind the wheel of a car. Driving isn’t something I’ve much bothered with, but as I get older and the responsibilities increase, leaving my fate in the hands of others becomes less of an option.

That in mind, it’s good to start looking around at what the automotive world has to offer—even when it’s something that I have no right to dream of owning.

Like a Corvette.

The Corvette: More Than JUST a Car

Definitely a sweet ride, the Corvette is what you buy yourself by your mid-life crisis—at the very least—after years of toiling away and buying a little something to reward yourself. It’s the car you’re not old enough to afford, but really wish that you were.

Wednesday, February 13th inexplicably found me in the company of parties far more knowledgeable on cars than myself, such as car enthusiasts Christine Pantazis and her husband Bobby, my buddy Rami and many others who I didn’t know, but could tell that they were well-versed in the automotive industry from what I’d overhear in their conversations.

The demographic at the event definitely reflected this— I’m generally used to tweetups and events where I know most of the people when I walk in the door, but this one had me rubbing elbows with a demographic completely alien to me. A demographic with the means and the burning need to own a metal representation of the success they’ve gotten over the years. Perhaps something like… the 2014 Corvette Stingray?

The 2014 Corvette Stingray

The 2014 Corvette Stingray
I’ll admit it—even though I’m not a “car guy”, this looks pretty amazing!!!

Cars were never my chosen form of self-expression. While friends would be playing racing games, salivating over the latest models and giving money hand over first to make their high school rides as custom as possible, I read comics. Or volunteered. Or built websites. I wanted to create things and change the world — I never wanted to be driving around in a convertible, letting the wind whip through my hair.

But after seeing a car like this—I kind of want to.

While you won’t see me posing with it, the 2014 Corvette Stingray looked pretty sweet—the kind of car that’d turn heads as it drove by. The event itself was pretty calm—a close look at the tools needed to put a Corvette together, enough food and drink to keep anyone satisfied (if it weren’t a school night, I’d have drunk Stingrays all night) and the promise of a shiny new car to look at afterward.

So if you’re fortunate enough to have the means to get a Corvette, try it out and tell me what you think. I’m a ways off from getting one myself, but we can always dare to dream, can’t we?

–case p.

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

11 replies on “Too Early for a Mid-Life Crisis—The 2014 Corvette Stingray Canadian Reveal”

Case, You’re awesome & your lack of car knowledge makes you even more interesting to me… lol You may be the first male I’ve met who’s never even dreamed of owning a sports car, or pretended to know SOMETHING about cars. Love it.

I grew up around awesome cars, american muscle as well as imported luxury. Both friends and family have always owned vehicles that other people coveted or ogled or wanted to take pictures alongside.

I can’t help my Autophilia or Mechaophilia (Yes, I made those words up), It’s in my blood! I hope that we can convert you Case… One day.

I’m all about not pretending to be something I’m not 🙂 It’s about the authenticity, right?

I think that once I start driving (which HAS to happen if I want to do things like zombie-escape obstacle courses up in Barrie, for example), I might appreciate cars a bit more, but that’s a wait-and-see approach 🙂

Who knows. Maybe I’ll be a car lover — stranger things have happened, I’m sure 😉

HA! Yes, if the 2014 Corvette Stingray was in my goodie bag, it would’ve blown my mind, but a bag full of Starbursts is nothing to sneeze at! They’re delicious 😀

And you’re right — the more free dinners I get, the more likely I’ll be able to afford some new camera lenses sometime in the next millennium 😉

I never thought I could take an interest in a car, but it was pretty awesome!

Maybe I’ll eventually get to a point where the goodie bags pay more than my paycheques 😛

(Likely not!)

Thanks for checking the blog out, Steve 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, Karim!

I’ll admit — the HOW of me getting there is a bit of a mystery to myself as well; I’m thinking that perhaps it was because I’d been invited to the Ford Blue Party the week before? (I attached the link to that as well since I know how I got invited to that 🙂

And thanks — I’m really working at improving the photos with every opportunity that I get!

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