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CORVETTE TODAY #128-Learn About Spring Mountain From Lead Instructor, Rick Malone

This week's guest on CORVETTE TODAY was actually on the show in June of 2020...2-1/2 years ago! He's Rick Malone, the Lead Driving Instructor and Director of the Ron Fellows Corvette Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain. https://youtu.be/ZivzUbqZeFA; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...cLQcA7UeQlrsLD
Rick is back on CORVETTE TODAY to update us on the C8 Owners Driver's School, what's going on at Spring Mountain, in general, and what you have to look forward to when you take their 2 day course. There is so much fun for you and your spouse when you attend their class. Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY with Rick Malone! Visit the CORVETTE TODAY website, listen to the show, watch the YouTube video, shop in the Merchandise Store, sign up for weekly emails and join the Facebook Group at:


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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Brand New C8 Sighting In Michigan

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  • Brand New C8 Sighting In Michigan

    Thanks to Pasteiners Auto Zone and my “choosing to be anonymous” friend, we have a single picture Michigan sighting of a C8 IVERS. Those headlights sure look bright.

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    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.



  • #2
    Hard to believe there's only one photo???
    2017 TR GS 2LT

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    • #3
      All we have so far is that one picture, though as you know there is often a pattern of a few more showing up in the days later, sometimes also a video a couple more after that.
      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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      • #4
        Ateupjoe, you were right, so here is # 2 (though very little different from # 1):


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        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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        • #5
          What does IVERS satand for?

          thanks in advance.

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          • #6
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            so why do you guys think some of the camoflauge is dark?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
              What does IVER stand for?

              thanks in advance.
              GM fancy speak for an advance mule, but prior to production. There are typically stage 1 and later stage 2 IVERS.

              Integration Vehicle Engineering Release

              A mule is a cobbled together previous gen car in which they try introducing a few new gen parts to test the concept, as in:

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              Once they feel that the concept is going to work, they start to integrate the systems into what will become the next generation production vehicle during the IVER stages.
              2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
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                so why do you guys think some of the camoflauge is dark?
                Some think that the camo is there to hide the "coke-bottle" shape. The dark camo does not reflect light therefore creates an elusion.

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                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  Ateupjoe, you were right, so here is # 2 (though very little different from # 1):


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                  John, still seems very odd to me that we only have two pics of the worlds best kept open secret?? Obviously the photo takers know what they are looking at and are driving with the IVERs or mule or prototype car so I would've expected them to drive side by side taking tons of photos, then slip in behind and click a ton more and to basically keep taking photos following that car for the next half hour or more capturing the latest shots. My point is that these are two hastily snapped photos at speed that randomly show up but it's clear from them that there should be a TON more photos with better clarity. Controlled exposure and controlled leak is what I really see.
                  2017 TR GS 2LT

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                  • #10
                    Wouldn’t be surprised if your correct about controlled exposure or about more photos.

                    My my biggest surprise is that these make the car look smaller than the renders.
                    There is a madness to my method!
                    2023 Torch/Adrenaline Z51, MSRC, front lift
                    2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                    2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
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                    • #11
                      Perspective is very difficult to get right in a 2D rendering of a 3D object. This car is much wider and squatier than the renders and the close photos depict. These two shots give better perspective probably because they used a wide angle lens. Telephotos flatten everything out. Remember you have two eyes for a reason - it allows you to perceive a 3D object in one glance. A camera can't do it in a hundred years !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by WoW Factor View Post

                        Some think that the camo is there to hide the "coke-bottle" shape. The dark camo does not reflect light therefore creates an elusion.
                        Good thought. We have been told that the car is an extreme coke bottle when seen from above. The GM’s “Master of Disguise” camo team s having fun playing with us.
                        Last edited by John; 01-12-2019, 12:33 PM.
                        2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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                        • #13
                          Literally a three second video showing the above two pictures is found here.

                          http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/01/...g-wheel-video/
                          2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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                          • #14
                            Whats that thing sticking out behind the lower bumper?

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                            • #15
                              Is that the same car spotted a few days ago? The background terrain looks similar.

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