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Corvette Today: Carbon Revolution, from Australia, Discuss Their Carbon Fiber Wheels

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett sits down with Tim deSouze from Australia and Brad Lethorn from their North American office. https://youtu.be/F0LBAqkYjY4; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...rxNOYlIxPjYr24. Tim and Brad talk about the origins of the company, what other car brands they make Carbon Fiber wheels for and the future of Carbon Fiber!It's a fascinating and informative show! Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.


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Ten Words Maximum Or POTM’s Disqualified

Every single month people are forgetting how to count to ten — the maximum amount of words in our POTM contest. So starting tomorrow, if your entry exceeds 10 words, it would be DISQUALIFIED for the month. No “re-do’s,” edits. nor substitutions afterward.
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Great article on the origin of the Split Window

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  • Great article on the origin of the Split Window

    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1...w/#sf204552347


  • #2
    That is a wonderful article. I had no knowledge of its 1930’s inspirational predecessor, let alone that car racing at LeMans. Thanks for that fun link.

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    • #3
      Possibly there was more than one influence. Key to the need for a split window was the desire to have a strong spine running along the roof to the rear.

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      2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
      Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
      2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
      Spectra Grey Tridents.
      Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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      • #4
        Very good looking spine slit!
        Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          regardless of where....i want one!

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          • #6
            Peter Brock was a 19 year old designer when he started in the studio who drew up a concept for the new car. In his talk he cites Bill MItchell's trip to Italy in the late '50's, and the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante as a major inspiration. See from 21:00 on of his talk.

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            also this:

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            https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/fea..._Stingray.html
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            2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
            Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
            2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
            Spectra Grey Tridents.
            Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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            • #7
              That is one really beautiful Alfa. Amazing designers of that time period at GM, from Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Larry Shinoda and Peter Brock.
              Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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