Chevrolet & Jay Leno Surprise Corvette Superfan Fighting Cancer?October 31, 2019
Colby Webb’s dad Larry was diagnosed in May with bile duct cancer and is being cared for by hospice in the Phoenix Valley. “Watching your dad fade away sucks,” Colby Webb said.
“My dad will tell you: The Corvette, that’s the heart of America,” the Colby said. “It’s American muscle, Americans want a Corvette.”
Larry passed along his love for the Vette to his son and constantly brought up the car’s new C8 design, asking “When is this Corvette going to come out?” With a release date of January 2020, it did not look good for Larry being able to see and ride in the car before his passing. So, being a loving son, Colby called GM to see if there was any way for his dad to be able to see and sit in the C8. The reply was an immediate agreement to deliver the car to a nearby dealership.
Video from that day shows a thrilled Larry Webb checking out the inside and outside of his dream car while surrounded by those he loved most. As a tribute, he also posted the video on Reddit, getting thousands of views. But that was not the end of this story.
As it turns out, Jay Leno heard about Larry and contacted Colby. Within days, they were on a private plane flying to Burbank. “We get him off the plane, there’s Jay, he looks at my wife and goes, ‘That’s Jay Leno!'” Colby Webb said.
All of it was arranged in secret and Leno had a prototype Corvette ready to go. They took it for a spin together then stopped by Leno’s garage for a tour of his collection.
“Jay Leno is one of the nicest people, and his crew, everybody was just nicest people ever,” Colby Webb said. “They took care of everything. I think it will be one of the last things he thinks about.”
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