Video: Remote Control C6 Corvette Gets More Media Attention

Back in December of last year, we got our first glimpse of a full-sized C6 Corvette that had been modified so that it could be driven remotely via an off-the-shelf transmitter of the sort you’d typically use to fly a model airplane. While the video was potato-quality, it was interesting enough that we tracked down the man who built the Corvette (or maybe he tracked us down – it was over the Christmas holiday, so the details are somewhat hazy) and asked him a few questions about the project.

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This might actually be the most practical reason to have a remote control Corvette – you don’t have to struggle with that long door to get into it in a narrow parking space. Just back it out, then get in!

Since then, Bjorn Harms has been getting more and more attention for his creation, and most recently was featured in a video for Bright TV shown here. To put it in context, Bright is the Netherlands’ rough equivalent of our own WIRED magazine, with a print publication, broadcast television show, and of course a strong web presence.

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There wasn’t a right-hand-drive version of the C6 for the UK, Australian, or Japanese markets, but this probably isn’t a good way to correct that.

In the video, Harms pulls his Corvette out of the tiny one-car garage he built it in, gets in the passenger seat, and (slowly) drives the car from the right side via remote control. Then it’s off to a mostly-empty parking lot for some driverless donuts, demonstrating Harms’ confidence in his control over the car. Unfortunately (unless you’re from the Netherlands of course) all the dialog in the video is in moonspeak, but it’s still fun to see some professionally-shot video of an empty Corvette sliding around on smoking tires.

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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