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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.; 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.
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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. ; Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray.
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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 !!!;
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:
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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:
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 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:; 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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Pressure Of C8 Design, That Is Getting It Right

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  • Pressure Of C8 Design, That Is Getting It Right

    Michael Simcoe, General Motors' Vice President of Global Design, a position he has held since 2016, admitted after he was promoted to that position after the resignation of Ed Welburtn, that he was feeling pressure to get the next generation Corvette’s design “right.” As you he said, “you don’t be the one to blow that.”

    While an older article, interesting to re-visit it below.

    Context: Ed Welburn retired on July 1, 2016; the asthetic design of the mid engine was done, was 100% completed under Ed Welburn’s “watch.” Michael Simcoe however bear full design responsibility for the Z06 and later C8 versions.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    New GM Design Chief Michael Simcoe Feels the Pressure on the C8 Corvette Design

    By Mitch Talley

    Jan 13, 2017
    New GM Design Chief Michael Simcoe Feels the Pressure on the C8 Corvette Design

    How would you like to be in the shoes of Michael Simcoe, the new General Motors Vice President of Global Design?

    Not only does he have to fill the rather large shoes of Ed Welburn, who retired from that chief position after an illustrious GM career that included the madly successful C7 Corvette, but now Simcoe has to follow that big hit up with the rapidly approaching C8 Corvette.

    As if that weren’t enough, rumor has it that the eighth-generation Corvette will finally be switching to a mid-engine format that’s been swirling around for decades. That change will be controversial in itself; a wrong turn in the design could be devastating to the ‘Vette’s reputation.

    While he didn’t offer any specifics to Wheels during an interview, Simcoe acknowledged the “emotional pressure” of designing an icon but also at the same time pointed out the excitement of being involved.

    “Being part of a Corvette design is very exciting for everyone involved,” he said, “and there certainly will be a next generation Corvette at some point.”

    Of course, he knows this isn’t a Camry – everyone will be looking at – and judging – their final C8 Corvette product.

    “You’re dealing with an icon that’s been successful, consistently successful, and you don’t want to be the one who blew that,” Simcoe admitted.

    Personally, we have no reason to doubt that Simcoe and his crew won’t be up to the challenge and can’t wait to see what they come up with.

    Simcoe has experience with pressure. He has deep ties to Holden and compares the current C8 project to the top secret reborn Holden Monaro with which he was intimately involved in the early 2000s.

    Wheels Magazine via GM Authority
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    No guts no sure the c8 will be a huge success...

    congratulations will be in order if they ever show it to is the corvette faithful..


    • #3
      Tons of pressure to get it right. I think they will, and then all us "old" guys can go buy one.


      • #4
        Would be a fun - but high pressure gig. Several years ago when I got promoted to Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 25 company, I went home and told my wife I've got good news and bad news. Good news is I got a huge promotion. Bad news is, apparently I'm now in charge of everything that goes wrong. LOL.

        Yeah, if you're the guy that blows the design of a new Corvette - history will not forget (or forgive) that. The flip side is the chance to hit a home run and enjoying it when you do.


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          Originally posted by bobbytinvab View Post
          Tons of pressure to get it right. I think they will, and then all us "old" guys can go buy one.
          I’m a very very young old guy, I’m buying my ME vette to tear up the track, and beat the very very young guys! Old age and treachery will easily beat youth and skill!
          3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C


          • #6
            Originally posted by Racer86 View Post

            I’m a very very young old guy, I’m buying my ME vette to tear up the track, and beat the very very young guys! Old age and treachery will easily beat youth and skill!
            I have a t-shirt that says "Youth and talent are no match for age and treachery"
            Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

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            Never grow up - It's a trap.