2014 Stingray Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter’s Father Takes Delivery
You probably don’t know the name Tadge Juechter (let alone want to try to pronounce it), but if you are a muscle car enthusiast, you really should: Tadge served as Chief Engineer for the 2014 Corvette Stingray that has been earning accolades from anyone with a pulse. One of those who will likely be singing the praises of the Stingray is Tadge Juechter’s father, Mat, though not for sheer nepotism. Mr. Juechter recently took delivery of his Laguna Blue C7 Corvette at the National Corvette Museum, as documented in a video on the Corvette Museum’s YouTube channel.
Tadge Juechter describes his father, 80 years young, as a former Porsche man before he took up the wheel of a C6 Corvette around 2007. Mat proudly spins tales of his son’s ambitions growing up and expresses both an abundance of pride and lack of surprise in the fact that Tadge served as the lead on the 2014 Corvette Stingray. He even shares an amusing anecdote where he had the opportunity to explain the meaning of his vanity plate—which reads “MYSNSCR,” for MY SoN’S CaR—to a few police officers looking to give him a speeding ticket.
With Christmas coming up, we suggest using the story of Tadge and Mat Juechter to your advantage: if you are a sixteen-year-old kid, tell your mother and father that ensuring that your first car is a Corvette will inspire you to build an automotive masterpiece all your own when you grow up; if you are a mother or father looking for something better than yet another tie, point to this video and tell your children that if they truly love you, they’d buy you a Stingray.