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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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  • #2
    Even though it charges faster - will it degrade the cells faster? Also the issue of upgrading the grid throughout the world still exists. They are putting in new underground electric in my neighborhood as well as upgrading the capacity. The power company is alarming us as to incremental rate increases moving forward. Here in Florida where I live everything is electric. So even if we don't own a EV we will be paying the elevated electrical costs.
    Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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    • #3
      Sounds good. Now, how many manufacturers will make use of it?
      I’m goin’ driving 👍

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      • #4
        There will always be "What-If" Questions; that's what makes Dreamers Dream and how Problems get Solved 👌
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        • #5
          Pressures on the grid would be greatly reduced if every building went to solar. Even in a state with much less sun than the sunbelt (MD), we are all electric in two buildings for a total of 6K sq. ft., and our grid consumption is zero on an annualized basis. Actually, we're exporting about 5% back into the grid. All of our panels are on the roof of our 2K square foot barn, and feed our house too.

          We have no electric bill, but we do pay a flat fee of $150 per month to the solar company as lease payments. Previously, our electric bill was never less than $200 in a couple of low heating and cooling months, and it was closer to $1K in the winter. It cost us $0 to put the system in.
          Last edited by Foosh; 01-10-2023, 12:55 AM.

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            Originally posted by Foosh View Post
            Pressures on the grid would be greatly reduced if every building went to solar. Even in a state with much less sun than the sunbelt (MD), we are all electric in two buildings for a total of 6K sq. ft., and our grid consumption is zero on an annualized basis. Actually, we're exporting about 5% back into the grid. All of our panels are on the roof of our 2K square foot barn, and feed our house too.

            We have no electric bill, but we do pay a flat fee of $150 per month to the solar company as lease payments. Previously, our electric bill was never less than $200 1-2 low heating and cooling months, and it was closer to $1K in the winter. It cost us $0 to put the system in.
            How does the system run the air at night and the dryer and hot water heater? Or are they all gas?
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            • #7
              Our solar system is hooked up to the grid. Our house and barn are 100% electric for everything, including heating, cooling, hot water . . . everything. When solar isn't producing we're importing from the grid.

              A "smart meter" keeps track of solar production, and the practical effect is that the meter runs backwards when it is producing more than we use. On some longer late spring through early fall days when heating and cooling needs are low, I've seen our system produce 800-1000% more than we consume on that day.

              All of the excess production is exported to the grid, and we receive credits that carry us through nights, winters, and cloudy days when there isn't enough solar to cover our needs. The net effect is that on an annualized basis, solar produces 105% of our consumption, we have no electric bill, and we don't draw anything from the grid.

              For folks that want to unhook from the grid entirely, you have to have something like battery storage systems to carry you through. We preferred to stay on the grid.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Foosh View Post
                Pressures on the grid would be greatly reduced if every building went to solar. Even in a state with much less sun than the sunbelt (MD), we are all electric in two buildings for a total of 6K sq. ft., and our grid consumption is zero on an annualized basis. Actually, we're exporting about 5% back into the grid. All of our panels are on the roof of our 2K square foot barn, and feed our house too.

                We have no electric bill, but we do pay a flat fee of $150 per month to the solar company as lease payments. Previously, our electric bill was never less than $200 in a couple of low heating and cooling months, and it was closer to $1K in the winter. It cost us $0 to put the system in.
                Agree, it's been a long standing EV Myth by opponents, that Electric Vehicles will cause an unwelcomed impact to the National Power Grid. 😄
                https://www.virta.global/blog/myth-b...the-power-grid

                BTW, Gas Stations and their Gas Pumps, all run off of Electricity, unless the power goes down, then if they have the means switch to Generator Power.
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                  I don't think it can be called a "myth" at this point, and I honestly don't know how it will play out. If the infrastructure isn't beefed up quickly, grid failures due to too much demand in various localities at various times could be a big problem. It's already happening because of climate change alone.

                  My solar example was simply meant to be a single data point to illustrate how beneficial solar could be if it were on every building hooked to the grid. The big question is can substantial enough investments be made in solar, wind, and everything else that will be necessary to support "all EV" world in time?

                  I have no clue whether we'll successfully get there without big problems arising. Unfortunately, I spent my career chasing solutions to problems that only were addressed after dramatic and sometimes tragic events. Humans are not very good at fixing things before they are badly broken, and only then do we take the necessary action.

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                    Originally posted by Foosh View Post
                    I don't think it can be called a "myth" at this point, and I honestly don't know how it will play out. If the infrastructure isn't beefed up quickly, grid failures due to too much demand in various localities at various times could be a big problem. It's already happening because of climate change alone.

                    My solar example was simply meant to be a single data point to illustrate how beneficial solar could be if it were on every building hooked to the grid. The big question is can substantial enough investments be made in solar, wind, and everything else that will be necessary to support "all EV" world in time?

                    I have no clue whether we'll successfully get there without big problems arising. Unfortunately, I spent my career chasing solutions to problems that only were addressed after dramatic and sometimes tragic events. Humans are not very good at fixing things before they are badly broken, and only then do we take the necessary action.
                    And many believe that things are already badly broken (global warming) so now is the time to fix it, if it’s not already too late. There are advancements every day from new electricity storage methods to new energy production methods……to many to list. Storage is one of the most beneficial to the grid. Here’s an article on “flow batteries” that show promise…..

                    https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...-army-testing/
                    I’m goin’ driving 👍

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                    • #11
                      Foosh, what lifespan has been given you for your solar panels? I understand them to be 15-20 years. California had a tax incentive, I believe, about 15 years ago and I understand now many of the panels need replacing for energy efficiency. The problem now is that there is no simple answer for the panels to be recycled and the ones being replaced are now starting to pile up and generally, land fills will not accept them!

                      Bill
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                        Originally posted by whl3 View Post
                        Foosh, what lifespan has been given you for your solar panels? I understand them to be 15-20 years. California had a tax incentive, I believe, about 15 years ago and I understand now many of the panels need replacing for energy efficiency. The problem now is that there is no simple answer for the panels to be recycled and the ones being replaced are now starting to pile up and generally, land fills will not accept them!

                        Bill
                        https://www.epa.gov/hw/solar-panel-recycling
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Meldoon View Post

                          And many believe that things are already badly broken (global warming) so now is the time to fix it, if it’s not already too late. There are advancements every day from new electricity storage methods to new energy production methods……to many to list. Storage is one of the most beneficial to the grid. Here’s an article on “flow batteries” that show promise…..

                          https://www.popularmechanics.com/tec...-army-testing/
                          Yes, but there are still many deniers, and many folks are operating under the "dead rule," meaning I'll be dead before things get really bad. We're not at the critical mass yet to produce the dramatic changes necessary, and we may have already passed the tipping point. The question now is can we adapt, minimize the consequences, and either stop or slightly reverse the consequences?

                          Either way, the planet will be just fine, but the species living on it may not do so well.

                          Bill, you are right that solar creates problems of its own, and so will all those batteries powering vehicles. There really aren't any easy answers.
                          Last edited by Foosh; 01-10-2023, 02:09 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Foosh View Post

                            Yes, but there are still many deniers, and many folks are operating under the "dead rule," meaning I'll be dead before things get really bad. We're not at the critical mass yet to produce the dramatic changes necessary, and we may have already passed the tipping point. The question now is can we adapt, minimize the consequences, and either stop or slightly reverse the consequences?

                            Either way, the planet will be just fine, but the species living on it may not do so well.

                            Bill, you are right that solar creates problems of its own, and so will all those batteries powering vehicles. There really aren't any easy answers.
                            I guess my thought is that the deniers don’t matter. Those that can solve the problems and make money doing it are the ones that matter. What is happening in the automobile industry is very dramatic I would say. Bigger changes than ever in history. Time will tell whether it was worth the effort.
                            I’m goin’ driving 👍

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                            • #15
                              But, many of the deniers are among the 535 members (House and Senate) of the U.S. Congress, in US state legislatures, and they hold office in decision making bodies all over the planet. They get elected in democracies by deniers. They matter and can stall or prevent the investments and regulations necessary to make things happen.

                              The optimist in me hopes my daughter's and grandson's generations eventually gets rid of them, and that it won't be too late.
                              Last edited by Foosh; 01-10-2023, 02:30 PM.

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