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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure:
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 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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What is ME Option RIK

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    Mysterious ME option, e.g., option code “RIK”... If the Jalopnik specs are real, as it listed on “Chris Smith’s” Canadian pre-order, the one that supposed was a screen print from that dealership’s WorkBench Connect software system, what do you think that option RIK might be?

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    We start with our knowing that LPO is refers to a class of dealer installed options that are ordered at the time the vehicle is initially ordered.

    However, “RIK” is not listed on the 4 1/2 pages of the alleged, leaked specs we have seen — so is it contained in the missing roughly 7 other pages of the full specs we have not yet seen? As noted in our companion thread earlier today, the specs we have seen if not the full deal.


    Is “RIK” a Z51 badge that could go on the rear fascia or the rear spoiler just as we have seen many C7 owners do?

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    We know that GM has stated publicly that they are going after the aftermarket business, and those Z51 badges are offered by several A-M companies for the C7 (as of course are so many other optional aftermarket badges)? But now that it is listed on the GM specs as an option, might there be other LPO dealer installed colors for this badge, maybe even being offered in all 12 C8 colors?

    Maybe RIK is something else??? It does not appear to me to replace the rear fascia emblem nor the fascia’s “Corvette” lettering, as those appear to separately covered by either exterior ornamentation trim option “EYK” (chrome) or option “EYT” (carbon flash).

    Or do you think the “RIK” option is something completely different that the above two possibilities?

    Last edited by John; 04-08-2019, 12:27 AM.
    2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Although not a fan of badges at all on cars....Id imagine many consumers like designation badges as you mentioned so a z51 badge on the rear of the vehicle makes sense as to waht that option code is.

    would be better if there was a badge delete option code but I think corvettes use a centering pin on a few of their badges and no badge would or could leave a hole where the badge used to go....


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      Exactly JB. You have pointed why so many of us remove at least some of our badges, i.e., the first thing I did even on both my 2017 DD’s was to reduce three badges off the rear off each one. Similarly, the first mod I did on my 2015 Corvette was to remove its “Corvette letters.”

      Maybe it would be one of those missing pages of spec options, e.g., badge delete. However, given that GM deliberately recessed the V emblem on the C7’s rear, making it **** difficult to remove with cost and time, maybe they would not again not want us to remove the V emblem from the ME. However, did GM give us a C7 clue, one we again see for the C8, that they are now fine with Corvette lettering removal as the Corvette letters are no longer C7 recessed as they were in some previous Corvette generations???
      2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


      • #4
        One thing I used to like about the mid 1960s Chrysler cars is, you could buy a Dodge or Plymouth with a 426 Hemi, and the only indication was a rather innocuous badge on the side of the car. I always liked cars that were fast, but somewhat under the radar regarding law enforcement. Maybe a reaction to the days when I was a 20 year old in a bright red C2 roadster, and being pulled over with regularity.

        As a result, on my C7, I went with a dark color (Night Race Blue) and paid an extra $100 for the blacked out fish, badges, and "Corvette" on the rear. No stripes for me either.

        And if deleting the badge work entirely were an option, I probably would have gone for that.
        2022 HTC 2LT Z51
        Front lift, mag ride
        black exterior, adrenaline red interior, bright red calipers


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          If it weren’t for the slight molding/casting nipple under the flags on the front and rear facia, I would have been okay with the emblems removed leaving just a recessed “shadow” of the emblem. If one was a real go getter... they could sand this casing nipple off and repaint the facia.