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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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    While so many major automedia keep saying watch for the reveal at the Detroit NAIAS show next month, here is one of the first, if not the first, to definitively say it will not be there. Thank you to our member “rvb1331” for initially bringing this to our attention.

    Originally posted by GM Authority
    Mid-Engine Corvette Will Not Debut At 2019 Detroit Auto Show

    BY MANOLI KATAKIS; Dec 10, 2018




    Those who were anticipating the official debut of the all-new C8 mid-engine Corvette at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will have to wait a little longer.

    When reaching out for official comment, we were told that there’s nothing planned from the Chevrolet car or crossover team. The news is rather deflating, as the premise of a mid-engine Corvette debut at the last North American International Auto Show in January would have seen the event go out with a bang. But now with no mid-engine Corvette, and several withdrawals from multiple automakers – mostly European luxury brands – the 2019 North American International Auto Show will go out with a whimper.

    Look for Cadillac to debut the 2020 XT6 crossover, which will likely be the sole GM debut during next month’s auto show. Other debuts will include the all-new Toyota Supra, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2020 Ford Explorer, and perhaps a tease of the new Ford Bronco. The 2020 Ram HD and Ram TRX are also rumored to debut.

    At this point, look for the debut of the mid-engine Corvette to happen either at the 2019 New York Auto Show, or during an event all its own sometime between January and springtime. From a historical standpoint, the New York Auto Show would be a nice fit, as the original 1953 Corvette originally made its world debut in The Big Apple that year during GM’s annual Motorama event.



    What’s been a pipe dream for decades, the C8 mid-engine Corvette is expected to break new ground, reach new audiences, and achieve new levels of capability for the Corvette nameplate. Aside from the obvious changes in configuration, we expect the mid-engine Corvette to integrate a DOHC V8 engine design over a traditional Small Block pushrod V8, likely related to the new Cadillac Blackwing LTA V8 engine. We’re also expecting the integration of a quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission, as evident by spy videos and patent filings. A clutch-by-wire patent also implies that there may be a manual transmission, though it also implies that human-machine connection would be significantly buffered out. Lastly, names such as Manta Ray, GT, and Zora have all be rumored to variants of the mid-engine Corvette.

    Stay tuned to GMAuthority as we continue to break the latest mid-engine Corvette news, and news on all other GM products as they happen.

    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/12/...#ixzz5ZItt2Fdq
    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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    So, they want to do the reveal, then be in production and start deliveries ASAP after?

    What's wrong with making it public a MY 2020 ASAP, and not having it out until late 2019, or even early 2020?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by C8-wannabe View Post
      So, they want to do the reveal, then be in production and start deliveries ASAP after?
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ID:	18738yes, exactly in the order you have listed...

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      • #4
        Sometimes major media and I do not agree. This time I do. Maybe in the springtime?

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        • #5
          That's Great News ! N O T At least I don't have to fly there and Freeze.
          Rocket City Florida - 2013 427 Vert - 2015 ZO6 - 2020 Stingray

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          • #6
            I was sure hoping to get some news to warm up this already cold winter. As my father would have said, “all in good time son”. I hate that saying

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            • #7
              Hmm, I wonder how accurate the GM Authority story ultimately is...

              Didn't Ford do a surprise reveal of the new GT at the 2015 NAIAS? Couldn't GM follow suit?
              My C8:
              '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

              Current Vettes:
              '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
              '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
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              • #8
                They sure could, but a betting person, even our MECF poll, indicates that is not the odds on favorite. However, I would love for gmauthority, others including me, and to get a call the beginning of January inviting me to their NAIAS timeframe reveal.
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mobius View Post
                  Hmm, I wonder how accurate the GM Authority story ultimately is...

                  Didn't Ford do a surprise reveal of the new GT at the 2015 NAIAS? Couldn't GM follow suit?

                  Yea, who knows. Sounds like hearsay anyway:

                  "When reaching out for official comment, we were told that there’s nothing planned from the Chevrolet car or crossover team."



                  So whata they supposed to say, "Oh yea. Glad you asked. It will be revealed then. We wouldn't have told you if you hadn't asked."



                  I believe the C8 ME will be revealed when it is. Willing to take bets on that!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Boomer View Post


                    Yea, who knows. Sounds like hearsay anyway:

                    "When reaching out for official comment, we were told that there’s nothing planned from the Chevrolet car or crossover team."



                    So whata they supposed to say, "Oh yea. Glad you asked. It will be revealed then. We wouldn't have told you if you hadn't asked."



                    I believe the C8 ME will be revealed when it is. Willing to take bets on that!
                    That’s exactly what I was thinking!! They are going to wait as long as possible to announce this car, to keep getting C7’s off the lot. If they announced it at LA there’s likely just that many for cars to sit or be even more discounted. Maybe it’s not a reveal at Detroit, maybe it’s a live stream the week of. Maybe it’s NYC, who knows

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                    • #11
                      If there was one ounce of should GM announce it at NAIAS, I think the timing of the 14,000 GM layoffs precludes that. It just would not be popular/prudent to announced a new gala sports car that looks like a European expensive exotic mid engine, at a time when folks are still smarting (understatement) about those upcoming layoffs.
                      Last edited by John; 12-11-2018, 01:19 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        If there was one ounce of should we announce it at NAIAS, I think the timing of the 14,000 GM layoffs precludes that. It just would not be popular/prudent to announced a new gala sports car that looks like a European expensive exotic mid engine, at a time when folks are still smarting (understatement) about those upcoming layoffs.
                        Yea, but its gotta be done sometime. No "time" is good in light of layoffs. When layoffs hit might be a bad time to announce "a new gala sports car that looks like a European expensive exotic mid engine".

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                        • #13
                          Gm authority knows nothing official. Great site but they do not have official information. The release could be at a hotel just before the show as automanufacturers have realized hotel reveals gives them greater control and greater time wih journalists than at an autoshow...

                          europeans are doing this as it costs about the same with greater time...

                          i expect with todays social media that will be the case. Of course it could be anytime or date...still i would hope before the detroit show and then have the vehicle available on display.

                          having said all that c7 inventory has been suggested at near 20k units so with that any future date is possible to try and sell off existing dealer inventory...

                          20k units is scarey high...thats not anywhere near the optimal 60 day inventory supply....(at current sales rate) 17400 units through november of 2017...we are looking at with20000 units...over a 365 day supply of inventory...

                          thats crazy high if true...so who of us actually knows what gm is going to do with regards to releasing the new c8 to the public...

                          with such a high inventory quoted by a member of this forum of new unsold c7s...

                          maybe the rumor of selling the c8 and c7 side by side will be coming true until the c7 inventory eventually subsides....

                          i suggest dramatic discounts for the c7 might be necessary to drain down the high inventory.

                          i had not any idea the c7 inventory levels had gotten that high until last week off this forum...

                          with that kind of inventory...i cant logically make even a guess at towhich way to go for the c8...

                          if i were gm...id shut down c7 production, change over to c8 production as soon as possible...discount the c7 s left over and build inventory for the c8 fir a nation wide launch with inventory on hand at the dealer level to cash in on the early extreme demand for the c8...

                          i cant see producing any more c7 s if inventory is already this high as stated on this forum...

                          do a tesla model 3 preorder like tesla did with options and a $1000 deposit nationwide...and start producing toorders placed...

                          id place my order for a torch red black interior c8 z51 dct, mrc npp 1lt ..

                          im ready to celebrate my 60th birthday with a nice gift to myself...

                          of course id like to see the car at least on the web, get an estimate on hp, transmission type (i want a dct) of course estimated pricing amd im good to go...

                          remember nobody knows anything official not even the nice fellas at gm authority...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
                            Gm authority knows nothing official. Great site but they do not have official information. The release could be at a hotel just before the show as automanufacturers have realized hotel reveals gives them greater control and greater time wih journalists than at an autoshow...

                            europeans are doing this as it costs about the same with greater time...

                            i expect with todays social media that will be the case. Of course it could be anytime or date...still i would hope before the detroit show and then have the vehicle available on display.

                            having said all that c7 inventory has been suggested at near 20k units so with that any future date is possible to try and sell off existing dealer inventory...

                            20k units is scarey high...thats not anywhere near the optimal 60 day inventory supply....(at current sales rate) 17400 units through november of 2017...we are looking at with20000 units...over a 365 day supply of inventory...

                            thats crazy high if true...so who of us actually knows what gm is going to do with regards to releasing the new c8 to the public...

                            with such a high inventory quoted by a member of this forum of new unsold c7s...

                            maybe the rumor of selling the c8 and c7 side by side will be coming true until the c7 inventory eventually subsides....

                            i suggest dramatic discounts for the c7 might be necessary to drain down the high inventory.

                            i had not any idea the c7 inventory levels had gotten that high until last week off this forum...

                            with that kind of inventory...i cant logically make even a guess at towhich way to go for the c8...

                            if i were gm...id shut down c7 production, change over to c8 production as soon as possible...discount the c7 s left over and build inventory for the c8 fir a nation wide launch with inventory on hand at the dealer level to cash in on the early extreme demand for the c8...

                            i cant see producing any more c7 s if inventory is already this high as stated on this forum...

                            do a tesla model 3 preorder like tesla did with options and a $1000 deposit nationwide...and start producing toorders placed...

                            id place my order for a torch red black interior c8 z51 dct, mrc npp 1lt ..

                            im ready to celebrate my 60th birthday with a nice gift to myself...

                            of course id like to see the car at least on the web, get an estimate on hp, transmission type (i want a dct) of course estimated pricing amd im good to go...

                            remember nobody knows anything official not even the nice fellas at gm authority...
                            Totally agree with you, I’ve been thinking the same thing if there really is this much surplus of c7s, discount them and get them off lots ASAP, and start C8 production so you have some inventory. I would think internally GM knows or is thinking this.

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                            • #15
                              I think GM would love to do exactly that, i.e., start C8 production right around the corner. However, what if two years and three months ago GM embarked on a three year ME development and testing program — with their original intent to start making customer C8’s either late in the summer of, or early in the fall of 2019, e.g., the car is not yet ready to begin production and will not be ready for many, many more months.

                              GM knows that they must release an excellently functioning mid engine, and even though C7 sales have dropped far more than they want, they are smart enough not rush its development process.

                              We just need more patience.
                              Last edited by John; 12-10-2018, 11:56 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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