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CORVETTE TODAY #128-Learn About Spring Mountain From Lead Instructor, Rick Malone

This week's guest on CORVETTE TODAY was actually on the show in June of 2020...2-1/2 years ago! He's Rick Malone, the Lead Driving Instructor and Director of the Ron Fellows Corvette Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. https://youtu.be/ZivzUbqZeFA; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...cLQcA7UeQlrsLD
Rick is back on CORVETTE TODAY to update us on the C8 Owners Driver's School, what's going on at Spring Mountain, in general, and what you have to look forward to when you take their 2 day course. There is so much fun for you and your spouse when you attend their class. Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY with Rick Malone! Visit the CORVETTE TODAY website, listen to the show, watch the YouTube video, shop in the Merchandise Store, sign up for weekly emails and join the Facebook Group at:


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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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  • C5.R Starts Jake Logo

    How was Jake named? What is its derivation?

    [Quoth=gmauthority] The Story Behind Corvette Racing’s Rad ‘Jake’ Skull Logo: Video
    If you’re a fan of the Chevrolet Corvette or of Corvette Racing, then you are probably very familiar with the team’s Jake skull logo. The logo has adorned the team’s race cars since the early days of the Corvette C6.R and can now be found on just about anything related to the team, from its pit crew’s apparel to its official merchandise and more. You can get a Jake Skull logo on the hood C7 Corvette road car.


    So what’s the story behind ‘Jake’? It all started in 2004, with one of Corvette Racing’s truck drivers at the time, Don Male, who approached team boss Doug Fehan about putting a skull sticker on one of the cars. Fehan liked the idea and gave Male the go ahead, with the same car subsequently winning the race. Male, now convinced the skull logo was good luck, then got other ideas about the skull logo, but the sticker he used was actually copyrighted design by clothing company No Fear, so Corvette Racing needed its own version.

    As Fehan explains:

    “One of the fellas that works at our boutique store in New York, Kick Design, Eddie Jabbour, says ‘Well how about we design our own?’ I said ‘Do it!’ Eddie went back and designed what is now known as Jake, that iconic skull, one of the most powerful automotive icons in the history of the automobile. ”

    But how did the skull get its name? That’s where legendary Corvette marketing manager Gary Claudio steps in. Claudio allegedly named the skull logo after Jake Blues from the 1980 film The Blues Brothers – fitting seeing as the ruthless Jake character would probably identify with Corvette Racing’s ‘Take No Prisoners’ motto.


    The Jake logo appears on Corvette Racing’s car trailers.



    The official Jake logo we know today appeared on the Corvette Racing car in an official capacity for the first time at Le Mans in 2005, on the car’s b-pillar. It remains a popular logo among Corvette and Corvette Racing fans today.

    “Jake continues to permeate what we do, say, speak, and or wear,” Fehan said. “He is our team mascot, and he will continue to grow with us. Our fans have embraced him, our fans love him, and our fans know he is an important part of our success.”

    For a deeper history lesson on Jake, watch the video above, which was put together by Corvette fan My Corvette Life on YouTube.[Quote]


    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/01/...#ixzz5eDllgq5H
    Last edited by John; 01-31-2019, 09:22 PM.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.



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    The history of Jake is a wonderful video. I learned a bunch watching it.

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