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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

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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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  • Summer C8 Reveal Probability Growing

    ME reveal timing... As we have approached so many possible C8 reveal events, we have had a pattern of rumors flying, but then later when the event started without the ME was there, it become a pattern of “rumors fly becomes rumors die.”

    Recounting those past possible C8 reveal location events which all became a failure.

    *Peddle Beach
    *Laguna Seca
    *SEMA
    *LA Auto Show
    *NAIAS
    * Chicago Auto Show

    Now we hear rumors of two more reveal possibilities within the next month, Amelia Island and Geneva. However, a C8 reveal at either event will not happen.

    It is also getting to be more and more likely that the next two possibles after that, NYAS and the BASH, could also become no shows. While I am still keeping my NYAS press pass and my NYC hotel reservations, that light has become a little dimmer.

    If GM Authority is correct, and they do have an excellent C8 predictive track record as of late, could we conceptualize the May 26th Indy 500 event as a summer activity? Or how about this roughly June 1st reveal possibility less than a week afterwards?

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ne-possibility

    However, does either of those count as a summer event?

    However, there is light at the end of the tunnel this summer. We just need to be patient grasshoppers.

    Happiness is ahead!


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    Anywhere in the US at whatever time is ok with me but I think Geneva or anywhere outside the country would be terrible.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by John View Post
      ME reveal timing...

      It is also getting to be more and more likely that the next two possibles after that, NYAS and the BASH, could also become no shows. While I am still keeping my NYAS press pass and my NYC hotel reservations, that light has become a little dimmer.
      Oh! NYAS won the recent poll as the reveal. April's still a while off. Maybe the light will burn brighter.

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        Peddle Beach? Is that location restricted to bicycles?
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          Originally posted by Boomer View Post
          Oh! NYAS won the recent poll as the reveal. April's still a while off. Maybe the light will burn brighter.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
            Peddle Beach? Is that location restricted to bicycles?
            Don't think bikes are allowed. I ran the perimeter road a coupla times. No bikes. Didn't check greens fees.

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              Originally posted by Plasboy View Post
              Anywhere in the US at whatever time is ok with me but I think Geneva or anywhere outside the country would be terrible.
              I couldn't agree more .... ??

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                Originally posted by John View Post
                It is also getting to be more and more likely that the next two possibles after that, NYAS and the BASH, could also become no shows. While I am still keeping my NYAS press pass and my NYC hotel reservations, that light has become a little dimmer.

                If GM Authority is correct, and they do have an excellent C8 predictive track record as of late, could we conceptualize the May 26th Indy 500 event as a summer activity? Or how about this roughly June 1st reveal possibility less than a week afterwards?

                https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ne-possibility

                The NYAS feels a little too close given the degree of camo we are still seeing on the mules. I'm going to get a press pass, flight and hotel though just in case.

                There's almost zero chance GM will reveal the Corvette outside the US. That's just a ridiculous notion. The primary market for this car is and always has been stateside.

                The Indy 500 is a possibility, but there's a LOT of noise around an event like that and Chevy would have to spend bucketloads of money to outspend all the advertisers there to really get noticed and compete with the actual race.

                I still think a standalone event, Pebble Beach or the LA Auto show are the best possibilities right now. A standalone event gives them the most bang for the buck PR wise and they can choose a date where they don't have to compete with the noise of another event.
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                  Summer C8 Reveal Probability Growing

                  Just so there's no confusion, we are talkin' about the Summer of 2019, right?



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                  • #10
                    We already had 2019 NAIAS. the next will be 2020 in June.

                    The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that starting in 2020 the show would make a transformational move to June and will start the week of June 8th.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Z_Zocks, but great for us all we are not going to have to wait until then to have its reveal!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mobius View Post
                        Summer C8 Reveal Probability Growing

                        Just so there's no confusion, we are talkin' about the Summer of 2019, right?
                        Yes, the reveal is this year! Whew!!!

                        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
                          Originally posted by Boomer View Post

                          Don't think bikes are allowed. I ran the perimeter road a coupla times. No bikes. Didn't check greens fees.
                          I was joking about "Peddle" (pedal) instead of Pebble:

                          Originally posted by John View Post

                          Recounting those past possible C8 reveal location events which all became a failure.

                          *Peddle Beach
                          *Laguna Seca
                          *SEMA
                          *LA Auto Show
                          *NAIAS
                          * Chicago Auto Show
                          Last edited by meyerweb; 02-11-2019, 09:00 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Having been to the Indianapolis 500 when it was 105°, I classify the Indy 500 as a summer event.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                              I was joking about "Peddle" (pedal) instead of Pebble:
                              Of course. Understood.

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