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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. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh 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. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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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 !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
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: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
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: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
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: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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    Prepping for and safely executing a road trip; “Tips” for doing so...

    One of our passions is taking our Corvette on a long road trips.

    Here are a couple of very obvious tips, but to some, not so obvious preand during trip prep suggestions. Add your ideas please in subsequent posts.

    *Have your dealer or private repair shop give your car an extensive pre road trip inspection. Do this at least a week in advance, for if anything is found that needs fixin’, there is always the potential bug-a-boo of needing a few days to get in replacement parts.

    * Since many Corvette folks doing 90% or more of their driving during excellent weather, the most overlooked part of a road trip is that you are going many places with potentially different terrain and weather issues. Suggestion # 2: Replace your windshield wipers (or just the blades if you wish). Extensive downpours occur in many other parts of the country even if you do not have them where you live.

    * Do not think of your tires as you traditionally might when staying mostly close to home. For example, are your going over mountains where even in last spring and early fall you might encounter snow? Or, are your tires getting their tread worn to the point that while the tread looks good when you are leaving, will you have enough tread to be safe 4,000 miles into your trip — with still 1,000 miles to go until you get home.

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    I carry Slime's Safety Spair Flat Tire Repair System kit. A compact kit to throw in the back. It has a good air pump and a can of their Slime in-line with the pump so all you do is attach it and inflate to the appropriate pressure. I particularly like the fact that Slime doesn't screw up the TPM and, if necessary, when the tire is removed, can be rinsed out with water, plus it is non-flammable. Also carry some flares along with a collapsible high visibility safety triangle.[/Quote]

    *Alway pack some basic tools, quality two (2) small LED flashlights; and a highway safety vest. And, for those who do not have permanently installed jacking pucks on C5-7’s, suggest you at least take one with you.

    * Detailing kit so if you get bird ****, tar or similar on your paint, you can immediately stop and clean it off before it permanently damages your paint.

    * Extra detailing windshield-wash-liquid and more microfibers.

    * Hand bicycle tire pump and quality TPI gauge.
    Note, please that if your trip involves major elevation differences, different cold and hot weather temp climates, I check/adjust my tire pressures every single morning before I start out — and for those with later Corvettes which will tell you your tire pressures for each tire while traveleing, I check that particular gauge several times per day, every day of our trip.

    * Oil level checks. While years ago, especially with older cars, we always were taught to check our oil levels every time we filled up with gas, our cars have gotten so much better in not “burning/using oil” during a trip, that many have gotten spoiled and fail to check their oil levels at least once daily (on those days you are doing considerable miles).

    Here are some specific pre-trip ideas from the State of Oregon DMV:

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    And more pre-trip suggestions from OR DMV: Electrical equipment and lights.Check the horn, the windshield wipers, and all the lights in your car. You should replace the wipers or get rubber refills if they don't clean the windshield perfectly, and have some extra light bulbs on hand, as well. Depending on the season and your location, you should also make sure that the heater and air conditioner are in good working order.


    ​​​​​​SAFE TRAVELS AND THANKS FOR ADDING YOUR IDEAS BELOW!
    Last edited by John; 07-25-2018, 11:57 PM.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option order-able including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    To me the best safety option is to allow extra time when weather conditions warrant. Whenever I have something that involves a definitive time and place where I absolutely need to be there, especially if it is a cross country trip, I arrive in town over a day in advance.

    If I get to go to the ME’s reveal, especially if it will again be in Detroit in January, I will get there days ahead.

    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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      Excellent advice Corvette Shadow! Far less to worry about when you aren't trying to make up time in a poor weather situation.
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