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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show!;
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure:
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 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 laguna seca: Spoiler alert

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    Fourth-place finish in team’s 25th race on Monterey Peninsula

    Fourth-place finish in team’s 25th race on Monterey Peninsula

    MONTEREY, Calif. (May 14, 2023) – Corvette Racing’s 25th start at
    WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca didn’t end the way the team had hoped as the
    No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R finished fourth in GTD PRO in
    Sunday’s MOTUL Course de Monterey.

    Both Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia led in class during the fourth round
    of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but a costly late-race
    penalty ended any chances of the team’s ninth class victory at Laguna Seca.

    As it did a year ago when it led early, Corvette Racing played to its
    strength Sunday with a pit stop near the 30-minute mark under full-course
    yellow. Taylor had moved up to fourth in class at the start and brought the
    C8.R to the pit lane for four tires and fuel. A quick stop gained Taylor two
    spots to second, which became three to first when the then-leading No. 9
    Porsche was penalized for leaving pitlane with pit exit closed.

    Taylor continued to lead to the one-hour mark when Corvette Racing engineers
    brought him in again under another full-course yellow for fuel, tires and a
    driver change to Garcia. Another quick stop got Garcia out second in class –
    only because the No. 23 Aston Martin took less fuel and no tires to leave
    the pitlane first.

    The order remained unchanged when the final scheduled GTD PRO stops began
    with 67 minutes to go. The No. 3 was the next-to-last car to pit for fuel
    and four more tires as Garcia rejoined second and 3.8 seconds behind the
    Aston Martin.

    Disaster struck during the race’s final full-course yellow inside the final
    hour when Garcia inadvertently followed the GTD PRO leader around the safety
    car, which resulted in the penalty.

    Corvette Racing’s next event in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
    is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, June 25 from Watkins Glen

    FOURTH IN GTD PRO: “It’s a situation where when it’s green, you’re fighting
    all the GTDs. But when it comes to the safety car, we aren’t the same
    category. So we need to figure that out. The safety car split the GTD field.
    The GTD leader was the real GT leader, so that’s why everyone behind us
    moved to the right to get a pass-around, and the 23 moved to the right, as
    well. But because we were the GTD PRO leaders, we should have stayed where
    we were. But that’s the way the rules are. I just made a mistake and went to
    follow the 23 when they were wrong. I had a big queue of GTDs behind me, and
    all I could see behind me were GT cars moving to the right. So that’s what
    confused me. If I could have seen the Mercedes or Lexus GTD PRO cars behind
    me staying to the left, I would have figured it out. But there were a ton of
    cars between us. It’s a mistake that shouldn’t happen. On race pace, we had
    a car to win. We did everything right on strategy to be in the lead. As we
    showed at the end, I think we had a little more on tire degradation. We’ll
    review what happened, do a full analysis of the situation, and I know this
    won’t happen again.”

    FOURTH IN GTD PRO: “With how the weekend started, we were definitely behind
    the eight-ball with our issues in practice. It was a good bounce-back to be
    closer to the front in qualifying than a year ago, and our race pace today
    seemed pretty strong. We were able to get to the lead with a great pit stop
    after the second yellow. Once we were in clean air, the car was strong and
    we could kind of control the race. We definitely didn’t have the fastest
    car. But we had track position, and around here that’s so important. The
    guys did a good job. All our stops were smooth and clean. It’s one of those
    things where one little thing where can really impact a race. It’s one of
    those things that happen, and I can guarantee you it won’t happen again.
    This will be a big learning lesson.”

    Ryan Smith
    Judy Kouba Dominick

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    Were there only 5 cars in that class ??? Cadillac is kicking butt......Andretti says the paperwork is in for a potential Cadillac F1 Team......
    Last edited by bartruff; 05-15-2023, 10:54 PM.


    • #3
      I'm staying not far from there in santa Barbara
      I was staying in Monteray last night.
      Last edited by 3 Z06ZR1; 05-18-2023, 08:33 PM.