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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner.; The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. ; Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray.
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!!;
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at:
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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer:
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Corvette racing at mid-ohio: Spoiler alert

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    Press Release:
    Garcia, Magnussen finish second from seventh at race’s start

    CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Runner-Up Charge for No. 3 Corvette
    Garcia, Magnussen finish second from seventh at race’s start

    • Second consecutive podium for defending GTLM champions
    • Second place in unofficial points for Garcia, Magnussen
    • Mechanical issue prevents victory challenge by Milner, Gavin
    • Team’s final race before 24 Hours of Le Mans

    LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 5, 2019) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen climbed the
    GT Le Mans (GTLM) podium for the second consecutive year at Mid-Ohio on
    Sunday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Acura Sports Car

    The pairing went from seventh at the race’s start to a second straight
    runner-up finish in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.
    Solid driving, a clever early-race strategic call and the team’s usual
    excellence in the pitlane all contributed to the result.

    With Sunday’s showing, Garcia and Magnussen unofficially moved to second
    place in the GTLM Driver’s Championship as they seek a third consecutive
    title in the category. Chevrolet also moved to third in the Manufacturer’s
    Championship and one point out of second place.

    From the early going, it appeared the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette of
    Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin would control the GTLM race. Milner went from
    fourth to second at the start and assumed the point as officials ruled the
    then-lead Porsche jumped the green flag. The No. 4 Corvette led the rest of
    Milner’s 50-minute stint and remained in the best position following the
    opening pit stop cycle.

    Then disaster struck. Running second to Garcia, Milner reported a mechanical
    problem near the one-hour mark of the race. Once back in the garage, the
    Corvette Racing crew replaced the left-rear axle and sent Oliver Gavin out
    for the rest of the way.

    Back in the No. 3 Corvette camp, the team opted for a three-stop strategy.
    Magnussen drove the first 36 minutes and handed over to Garcia on a
    strategic call by No. 3 Corvette race engineer Kyle Millay. Using input from
    Magnussen and with a rapidly improving track, Garcia moved into the class
    lead at the end of the GTLM pit cycle.

    Garcia stopped again for fuel and fresh Michelin tires with a little more
    than an hour to go and this time cycled through to second place for the
    final race to the finish.

    The next event for Corvette Racing is the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 15-16.
    It will be the team’s 20th consecutive appearance at the French endurance
    race. The next IMSA event for the program is the Sahlen’s Six Hours at The
    Glen on June 30.

    SECOND IN GTLM: “Most of the race was compromised from qualifying. It was a
    difficult weekend. The good thing about being at the rear means you can
    gamble on strategy. We knew right away what we had to do. That was the
    maximum we could achieve today. It was difficult on the restart; I think I
    did 50 laps during the first stint, so I think we had more knowledge on how
    to drive the tire. I’m very happy for the whole team and where we ended up
    but 11 podiums without a win is a little too much!”

    SECOND IN GTLM: “From where we started to where we finished, today was a
    good result and good for the championship. At the beginning for me, the
    balance wasn’t great and I had very little grip. We made some adjustments
    for Antonio, and as the track built some rubber into it, things got somewhat
    better. So we’re happy with P2. But we really need a win. I don’t know what
    we need to do, but we need a win. Kyle (Millay, No. 3 Corvette race
    engineer) did a fantastic job calling the strategy. I think we need to do
    more of that and be brave on the strategy to try and get some wins. Podiums
    get championships but so do wins!”

    EIGHTH IN GTLM: “It’s a frustrating day. These things happen in racing.
    Sometimes you have these runs and things seem to not go your way. Tommy and
    I had a good run at Long Beach, but other than that it’s not exactly gone
    well for us. Today showed a huge amount of promise again. Tommy had a great
    start and led. We were sitting in a nice spot and were very much in
    contention after the pit stop. But the axle issue undid all that. The crew
    did a great job getting the car back together to get me out there. From then
    on it was a matter of collecting data for the sister car and the rest of our
    events this year. It wasn’t a wasted afternoon, but it’s still not the way
    we wanted to go.”

    EIGHTH IN GTLM: “These things happen in racing, obviously. You use the curbs
    a lot here, and oftentimes that’s a little more aggressive on these type
    things. Usually our Corvette is bullet-proof. It happened in a weird way.
    Maybe it could have been from the contact at the start when the BMW squeezed
    me to the inside. It could be a lot of things. It’s unfortunate that it had
    to happen. We had a really good Corvette race car. I definitely was in the
    right place at the right time at the start for sure. The car was really good
    in clean air. It seemed like we were really in the mix. Maybe in my case the
    time in the Chevy simulator last week or two weeks ago was well spent; I
    basically drove a whole day around Mid-Ohio, so I probably had a little bit
    of an advantage over some of the guys who didn’t have that luxury. Those
    little details matter. We were just unlucky today.”