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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

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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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Video Crash @ Daytona By C7.R # 4

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  • Video Crash @ Daytona By C7.R # 4

    Sometimes Corvette races go less positively than we would wish. Here, thanks to CorvetteBlogger, is an article and a video of that crash.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    Tommy Milner’s Wicked Slide in Turn 1 at the 2019 Rolex 24

    By Keith Cornett

    Jan 30, 2019

    [VIDEO] Tommy Milner's Wicked Slide in Turn 1 at the 2019 Rolex 24

    Rain came to the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway early Sunday morning which caused havoc for a number of teams including Corvette Racing.

    Tommy Milner was behind the wheel of the No. 4 Corvette C7.R and coming off the high banks and into Turn 1 when he hit the water that was beginning to puddle there. His momentum caused the C7.R to aquaplane and the car begin to spin and he slid across the concrete apron and crashed the driver’s side of the car into a tire barrier.

    Tommy was able to exit the car on his own and was taken to the infield medical facility where he was cleared.

    I haven’t seen much coverage of Tommy’s wreck but we did see this new video that appears to be taken from the grandstands. You can hear an audible gasp as the C7.R hits the tire wall.



    Meanwhile, crews from No.3 and 4 teams sprung into action to get the damaged C7.R repaired and back out on the track. The repairs to the left side of the C7.R took less than 30 minutes and Marcel Fassler took over the driving duties with less than eight hours to go.

    Glad to see Tommy was okay and the crash just shows how treacherous the conditions were at the Rolex 24.

    Source:
    Andrew Doll / YouTube
    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...2019-rolex-24/


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    That was an impressive slide, and it's fortunate there were no obstacles other than the tire barrier, which did it's job well.
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