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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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  • C8 Emblem Design

    Why does the C8’s emblem look the way it does?

    Clearly design is the key. As we believe the emblem would again be partially recessed as the C7’s is, its aero component differences
    compared to the C7’s are so minuscule as to be nearly impossible to measure.

    Chazcron’s latest C8 emblem-on-hood rendering:

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    First, thanks to Corvette_Nut, a comparison of the C8’s versus the C7’s emblem.

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    Yesterday’s blacked out one.

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    Since we saw the first key fob mini emblem a couple of months ago, I have been wondering why the C8’s emblem looks like it does. From the outset I was thinking of its change as primarily a design created to best fit the front of the car’s shape and flow. I am not the only one to ask this, for today I saw the following similar thought.

    Originally posted by FrankLP
    Perhaps those (its) angles align better with lines on the C8's frunk and fenders.”
    When I first saw it, it conveyed to me a feeling of more strength compared to the C7’s more aero appearance. As the C8 is expected to be several inches wider in the front that the C7, a more powerful emblem would seem to fit.

    Going back in time when Chief Exterior Designer Kirk Bennion first explained the evolution of the C7’s emblem compared to the C6’s, he talked about it conveying a more aerodynamic feeling, more consistent with speed. The below quote is his exact explanation of why the C7’s emblem angle of the two “wings” were more swept back than the C6’s (thanks to CorvetteBlogger).

    Originally posted by Kirk Bennion: regarding the C7’s crossed flag emblem changes
    “because that design is everywhere on its on the apparel and its in all the advertising. We wanted to give it a little more speed, its got a lot more “V” to it, a lot more gesture, and we really think it typifies the performance of the car.”
    While we wait for the reveal to hear Kirk’s comments on the ME’s emblem, I contacted artist fvs to get his thoughts on the C8’s emblem.

    Originally posted by fvs
    They tightened up the emblem; echoes the C8’s deep hood channels, faster looking; continues the Corvette branding; it’s evolutionary, yet different enough to get your attention; its shape follows the lines of the hood of the car.
    Probably, the C8’s emblem is nothing more important than the emblem fitting visually the front of the car. As unlike the C7’s hood which is longer by far than it is wide, the C8’s much shorter hood might will have a closer to a 1:1 length to width ratio than its predecessor. Thus, might this be part of the C8’s emblem having, as we learned from Skank, a 1:1 height to width ratio?

    IMO, it needs to fit the car, being neither “too indescript” nor being so bold as to too much focus one’s attention on it rather than the front of the car as a whole.

    Thank you fvs for your taking the time to talk to me about it today.
    Last edited by John; 02-08-2019, 01:41 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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    Thank you FVS for your analysis.

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    • #3
      I like the new emblem, I'd like it even better if there was a car under it ... sorry I couldn't resist the opportunity to whine!!

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      • #4
        Interesting insights on the design of the c8 corvette emblem. Looking good although there are some corvette enthusiasts who would pay extra for emblem delete on the exterior of the vehicles,

        i think if there is a mounting hole it woukd be impossible to accomodate that upcharge option.

        i think porsche charges 300 dollars for emblem delete but it could be more,

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        • #5
          Maybe, since we are hearing C8 option pricing will be more like the Porsche model (though that is not yet confirmed), how much would you pay for emblem/letter deletes?

          As to the V emblem on the hood and the rear fascia, since they are recessed in the C7, and since GM is known to use the same machinery/processes as long as they can to save money, we might again not have a delete option for either of those locations. If we do, it could only be the Corvette letters on the rear fascia — which as many of us know from having done so, is a very simple delete.
          Last edited by John; 02-09-2019, 11:03 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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          • #6
            I personally like the emblems and don't think they overwhelm the C7. Understand differences make the world go-around, but I wouldn't delete the emblems.

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            • #7
              Here is a good shot of how the front V emblem is recessed on the C7. The rear fascia emblem is similarly recessed.

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              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
                I'll keep my emblems. I like them.
                Vin # 2539
                Torch Red LT2 Z51

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                • #9
                  Being an “old school” guy, I’d gladly pay extra to get less. ?. Back in the day, it would be considered “nosed and decked” if you removed emblems/ornaments front and rear. I removed the CORVETTE script the day I got my C7 home. Not that I dislike the brand but, I really like smooth and clean. Also removal makes cleaning and polishing so much easier.?. The “flag” recesses in the body makes them, on the C7, IMHO not removable.

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                  • #10
                    Ill give this a try, cant seem to find any topic on rear emblem letters/script. Is it possible to get rear letters in edge red? Or will i have to pull them off and paint myself
                    3lt, zeus bronze z51, mag ride Front lift with memory Battery Protection Package Edge Red-painted calipers Performance exhaust Carbon Flash-painted aluminum wheels Rocker panel extensions in Black Carbon Flash Metallic-painted mirrors Black seat belt color GT2 bucket seat Illuminated door sill plates with Stingray logo Full Length Dual Racing Stripe Package, Carbon Flash Metallic ENGINE APPEARANCE PACKAGE

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                    • #11
                      Sorry, but no emblems OEM in Edge Red even as an accessory LPO option.
                      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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