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Corvette Today: Meet The E-Ray Integration Engineer Cody Buckley

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you'll meet one of the fresh, new shining faces of the Corvette team. Cody Bulkley (pronounced Buckley) is the Performance Integration Engineer for the new Corvette E-Ray. Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "What is a Performance Integration Engineer?";

Cody explains that when he sits down with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett. Plus, Cody is the guy who did that awesome "Cyclone Spin" in New York City's Rockefeller Center on January 17th, 2023 when the Corvette E-Ray debuted.

Cody's excitement and enthusiasm for the new E-Ray is blatantly obvious in this episode of CORVETTE makes me want one!

You can also see the video of the Cyclone Spin on this new episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
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2024 & 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

2024 Order Guide Here:
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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GM 3D Scanning Heritage Collection

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    "Just the beginning of this year, Mike Simcoe [design chief] challenged our organization to branch out into the documentation of the actual 3D objects that we have in our heritage collection," says Susan Skarsgard, a GM designer in charge of the pilot program. "This came about because we were asked to have the actual Firebird I be part of an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2019."

    has about 600 vehicles, with about 150 on display, though not to the public, on a rotating basis. With a group of seven, including designers and Heritage staffers, the first car to undergo GM's 3D scanning process was the 1953 Firebird I gas turbine concept. The process took about four months using the blue light process, Skarsgard said, though that time period also included the automaker's development of the scanning protocol. GM has not determined which of its vehicles will be scanned next, though when it does the process likely will be substantially shorter.

    GM began with the Firebird 1 because it is to be lent to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2019 for an exhibit on car design. Mishaps like the sinkhole at GM's Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, loom large.

    "We had a terrible flood several years ago, too," in the basement of the in Warren, Michigan, Skarsgard said. "One of our most profound collections is our photographic collection—almost a million photographs. That collection was in the basement until almost nine months before we had the flood. So that whole collection would have been ruined if we hadn't had the prescience to move it out."

    With the blue light scanning, GM is developing a protocol "in the event of something horrible" to replicate the cars. The scanning procedure makes it possible to replicate materials, paint colors and trim applications, all at correct thickness.

    "We are focused on capturing the history of design at General Motors. But the reality is, we're capturing the history of design in America. And so partnering with organizations like the HVA is part of furthering that mission."

    © Automobile Magazine Staff

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