By Christopher A. Sawyer
Oddly, sometimes life does imitate art
Almost two years ago I wrote a story about an item that had appeared in one of the monthly magazines about a 5.5-liter V8 with stop/start technology that would be used in an entry-level version of the C7 Corvette. I didn’t buy it, but the rumor jogged a memory of my time at Automotive Industries magazine where the late Gerry Kobe educated me on the occasional need to create three stories from no story. (You can read the original article here.) At the end of the article, I ran a piece I had created for a former boss when I was called upon to sub for him. It was a fictitious piece about a coming mid-engined Corvette that used rumors at the time and insider information to create a credible story. Only it wasn’t true.