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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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Fernando Alonso and the Mid-Engine Corvette

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    Two-time Formula 1 World Driver’s Champion Fernando Alonso today announced he would be driving a Chevrolet powered car for the Indy 500 next year, instead of the Honda power he raced with (and competed well with) last year. This information, along with the fact that Fernando will also be racing with Wayne Taylor Racing in the no. 10 Cadillac at the 24 Hours of Daytona (who also has connections with GM outside of the normal Cadillac relationship, as Jordan Taylor has raced with Corvette Racing on a few occasions) leads me to believe the C8 will absolutely be revealed prior to the Indy 500 in May 2019.

    Whether this means a reveal in Detroit in January or NY in April I have no idea, but seeing as the brand new C7 was the pace car for the Indy 500 in 2013 I’d have a hard time believing GM would pass on the opportunity to have Fernando Alonso standing alongside the new Corvette and perhaps even taking the car for a drive at Indy. Especially if GM is looking to market the new C8 as a global supercar, there is really no better brand ambassador than Alonso, and I couldn’t imagine a better ad for the Corvette than the potential Motorsport triple crown winner peeling off into the sunset in a brand new C8 Corvette!

    The next year is gonna be a wild ride guys, and I think the future is bright for GM sports cars!

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    Great synthesis NewYuri City! Thank you very much, and your idea that perhaps the ME would be the Indy 500 pace car would be ingeniuous! With 200,000 present at each Indy, and how 5,000,000 millions watching the race on TV within the U.S. alone, what terrific and widespread, even world wide exposure, for the newly revealing ME would be.

    And to pull this off, that would mean the ME must be reveal no later than 173 days from now. We sure hope it is much, much sooner than that.

    BTW, here is a related thread with a little more info about Alonso’s racing at Indy next year.

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ng-alonso-indy

    Thanks again NYC!
    Last edited by John; 12-05-2018, 12:21 AM.
    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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      hopefully it is a c8 he will be driving. I'm no expert but i'm pretty sure there are rules that a production car has to be out within a certain time of a race version of said car being ran. if that made sence lol
      Last edited by TOMDOM69; 12-06-2018, 01:14 AM.

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      • #4
        As a wise person said to me, we can not have a delay, as no timetable has even been mentioned by GM. Lots of different ideas are being tossed out by many lately including it’s pricing to start at $169,000. Similarly, we are hearing multiple and very different reveal dates — one later than the other. Lastly, we, now also hearing varying information about there could be development issues — of course not currently substantiated.

        The common tie is that we are experiencing in all three, similar doom and gloom thoughts expressed by just a few . Let us take a deep breathe and seek corroboration from many different sources of some of these more extreme ideas before we embrace them as accurate.

        Let’s not create needless angst before we are sure there are some factual issues that we do need to consider, and if they arrive, let’s consider them then. Instead let’s please concentrate on the major positive that the mid engine Corvette is coming — something some of us have been waiting for for over 50 years.
        Last edited by John; 12-06-2018, 05:39 AM.
        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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          Well said John, thanks.
          Sigmon - Hamilton, Ohio, USA
          2021 Elkhart Lake Blue Stingray coupe, Adrenaline red 3LT Z51, D30, BV4, E60, EYK, FA5, FE4, Q8T, ZZ3, J6N
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          • #6
            Exactly right, John! By definition, there is no delay because no plans have been announced.

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              Other than those famous few words by Mark Reuss acknowledging that there is a C8 coming, we have heard nothing officially from anyone with GM that there there is ever going to be a next generation Corvette.

              What are those few words by Mark Reuss, “We are very proud of the C8!”
              Last edited by John; 12-06-2018, 11:16 AM.
              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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              • #8
                No angst here ... let's just get this thing out there Darn it !!!

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                  Well I'll throw out something on the reveal.. I was having a discussion with a member of a previous Corvette launch event and was pimping for a hint on the reveal site. When I suggested New York or Chicago, they responded with "you know it doesn't have to be an Auto Show" we did the Camaro at Belle Island........ Could it be the Bash? Their lips were sealed, but a little smile was on their face...... so who knows.... A discussion then was had about the press will show up wherever it is held given the significance of this car, so site doesn't really matter. They shared no direct quotes or "secrets" but I liked the nods and innuendos that I got to various conversation items.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Tom, and all true, but the very large, internationally-focused shows like NYC tend to draw everyone who's anyone in the international automotive press. In a case like this, more is better. This reveal will be mega story because it is such a dramatic design departure for one of the most iconic cars in history, and GM will want a max splash. Coy deflection is a polite tactic I've used frequently in my career for those probing me for confidential information.

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                    • #11
                      I predict that the C8 will be introduced to the Auto Elite in NYC AND to the faithful at the BASH in Bowling Green in April of 2019 !

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Binger. Glad I fit into one of those categories for I will be at the BASH for a certainty.
                        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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                          My guess... NY followed by the BASH, both static displays, then a running car at the Indy 500 in May. ???

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                            Originally posted by 91ZR1 View Post
                            My guess... NY followed by the BASH, both static displays, then a running car at the Indy 500 in May. ???
                            My guess... NY followed by the BASH, both static displays, then a running car at the Indy 500 in May. ???

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                            91ZR1, I liked your post so much, I felt it was worth repeating in bold.

                            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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                              Originally posted by TOMDOM69 View Post
                              hopefully it is a c8 he will be driving. I'm no expert but i'm pretty sure there are rules that a production car has to be out within a certain time of a race version of said car being ran. if that made sence lol

                              i'm not sure what you mean. He'll be driving a Dallara chassis and Chevy engined Indy 500 car in the race. And the Cadillac he'll be driving at the 24 hours of Daytona will be a DPi car.

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