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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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    This thread is based on C7 wheel pricing patterns — with of course a few best guesses thrown in. Based on how GM comparatively priced them, here’s what C8 wheel pricing could be.

    Tadge quipped at the 2018 BASH about GM leaving $4 on the table with most of their options ending $X95 instead of $x99, so I incorporated that change. Might he have just been fooling?

    Of course, all the below price estimates are based on the leaked, certainly-not-verified specs.


    1) $0 = Split/Open Spoke Standard: Bright Silver: Option code Q8P

    2) $499 = Split/Open Spoke Wheel: Carbon Flash: Option code Q8Q

    3) $1,499: Machine Faced 5-Trident, with Sterling Silver: Option Code Q8S

    4) $1,499: Machine Faced 5-Trident, with Spectra Gray: Option Code Q8T


    Then we get to the two wheels which are listed on those specs as a LPO option, meaning obtainable only as a second/additional purchase over the counter from a dealership.

    1) $499: Split/Open Spoke Wheel: Performance, Pewter: LPO* Option code 5DF

    *I think that its LPO listing is a typo and that they would be factory order-able, however its option code is completely different from the above four wheel choices, so???

    Note: If it truly is an a LPO option,a second/additional set of wheel, if so its price would be in the same $4,500/set range as most previous LPO other Corvette wheel sets have been.

    Interestingly, its verbal description includes a word not used on any other wheel description, and that is the word “Performance.” Does that make it a third wheel option, or is it another word typo that is often found in the first set of specs for a new model — especially as again these are leaked, non-verified specs?

    2) $499: 5-Trident Black wheels: Option code LPO: 5DG. I believe that these would be same wheel as Q8S and Q8T but not have polished five main spoke faces, also not have a polished wheel perimeter ring, and instead of having shiny Carbon Flash Black Metallic paint, have satin or a flat black paint.

    As before noted, if these truly are a LPO wheel, would these only be order-able from the dealer as a second/additional set as all LPO options are? If so, bump the price of a true second set to around $4,499.Again, I think this “LPO” is a mistake, that those three letters would not be there when we see the official specs, and that these wheels would be factory order-able at $499/set.

    Of course another unanswered “elephant in the room” question is, might there be a chrome option ? I do think know, but if so, with the ever increasing haz mat costs of a chroming process, my guess is that their price would be increasing to $2,499/set.

    Lastly, we have seen in a some posts that “I am getting aftermarket wheels based on what I’ve seen so far.”














    Last edited by John; 05-17-2019, 05:33 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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    I believe the information out has a lot of misdirection...

    that includes the wheel options...

    its a great area to increase transaction pricing but guessing proper inventories must be insane...

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    • #3
      Of course the leader of the Corvette team in predicting take rates is Harlan. He is able assisted by many, including by GM “Forecaster” Wendy Miller (her real title).
      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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      • #4
        I don’t like ANY of the wheels shown ( so far ) on the C8

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          On my C7, this morbidly thrifty person bought the base silver wheels in the Z51 package, and then had them powder coated for the same cost as a GM paint upgrade.

          Fortunately, I had a second set of wheels for my all season tires, so my car did not sit on cinder blocks while the powder coating was being applied.
          2022 HTC 2LT Z51
          Front lift, mag ride
          black exterior, adrenaline red interior, bright red calipers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by majic1980 View Post
            I don’t like ANY of the wheels shown ( so far ) on the C8
            I like most of the ones we've seen in the spy shots. I'll get these with my Blade Silver:

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            • #7
              Originally posted by majic1980 View Post
              I don’t like ANY of the wheels shown ( so far ) on the C8
              I totally agree. I wanted All Black and shiny. They used to be the cheapo version that came with the car.... at least my 7LZ came with factory gray, so why not factory Black ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Adrenaline Junky View Post

                I totally agree. I wanted All Black and shiny. They used to be the cheapo version that came with the car.... at least my 7LZ came with factory gray, so why not factory Black ?
                I also totally agree! I want all black, shinny rims. I guess I will order silver open spokes: Q8P and have them painted black as I am going to order body colored inserts not going with Carbon Flash or Grey.
                Vette's owned: 99 Sebring Silver Convert - 10yrs, 2008 Crystal Red Convert,w/cam, longtubes and Vortech supercharger. C8 VIN 00336 built on 2/10/20 - Delivered 3/18/20 C8 Spec: Torch Red 2LT, Z51, FE4, E60, CF7, FA5, AH2, HUL, J6E, TU7, 3F9, Q8P, 5ZU, R8C

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                • #9
                  Interesting thoughts John. As a longtime observer of Corvette wheel options I’ve found it interesting that in some cases machined-face wheels have been standard equipment but other times they were an expensive option.

                  It is unusual and frustrating that the leaked preliminary option list failed to designate the various options that are part of Z51. With the axle ratios and wheels it doesn’t specify that one is for base cars and one for Z51 cars. Base cars 3.62 axle, Z51 cars 3.80 axle. And it seems likely to me that all base cars will get Split/Open Spoke wheels and Z51 cars will get 5-Trident wheels. Here is my guess:

                  Base car:
                  Split/Open Spoke silver Q8P......................$0
                  Split/Open Spoke Carbon Flash Q8Q........$499

                  Z51 car:
                  Machine faced 5-Trident silver Q8S...............$0
                  Machine faced 5-Trident Spectra Gray Q8T...$499

                  2020 will be a shortened model year but I wouldn’t be surprised to see both wheels offered in chrome by 2021 to satisfy the traditionalists.

                  Last edited by ZL-1; 05-18-2019, 12:21 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by majic1980 View Post
                    I don’t like ANY of the wheels shown ( so far ) on the C8
                    I tend to agree yet I think the camouflage vehicles include camouflage wheels...

                    why would GM go to such great lenghs to hide the vehicle and then show production wheels on these test mules...?

                    of course I could be wrong yet rational thought process does lead me to believe we have not yet seen the final actual wheel design for prodiction vehicles.

                    standard should be silver painted wheels
                    $500 dollars for black version of same rim.
                    $750 for black with polished lip
                    $1000 for polished
                    $1500 for chrome

                    males sense to me but what do I know.

                    im sure various designs of wheels will be considered as well for production.

                    i dont believe we have even seen them yet.

                    just a guess on my part.

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