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Doubling Down: Please Visit Redline Motorsports

If you have not yet, please visit our new vendor’s web site: Lots of ways to power boost your later generation Corvettes, improve your chassis and suspension and more. Thanks for checking them out!
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CORVETTE TODAY #153 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid March 2023

Driving Season and Car Show Season is almost here! And CORVETTE TODAY has all your news & headlines to keep you up-to-date and current on what's happening in the world of Corvette.Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to deliver the goods!;
1. Chevrolet crossed over 101,000 C8 Corvettes built to date!
2. The deadline for customer-sold orders for the C8 Z06 is April 5th
3. GM files a patent application for a Lidar Vision System
4. The 1953 C1 Corvette, VIN #100, to the Spring Carlisle Auction
5. The C8 Corvette wins the Kelly Blue Book Best Resale Value Award

It's the latest and the greatest Corvette news, delivered every other week, on CORVETTE TODAY!

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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 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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2020 Colors: Might We Go To 12 Of Them?

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  • 2020 Colors: Might We Go To 12 Of Them?

    I did not post this in our “ME Facts” thread because little in this thread about new year is yet a fact, just “educated speculation.” However, it is based on more than fantasy.

    In December, 2016 Keith Cornett (“CorvetteBlogger”), wrote a great article about the first beams of the new $435M BGA paint shop being set. In it, he quoted Chuck Valentini, Body Shop Manager, that the new paint shop can do 12 colors.

    At the BASH two months ago, I separately, 1-to-1 asked both Kai Spande and Chuck, “so is it true the new paint shop can paint twelve colors, and will we see that increase next year?” Kai ducked both (not that I blame him), and later when I talked to Chuck, he confirmed that “we now have the capability of doing twelve colors, but as to when, I can not comment.”

    So here is my hope, and I think it would be GM marketing genius, so maybe???

    But first, we know that GM replaces two existing colors with two new ones most years. So which two will go from the 2019 ten colors? Typically GM chooses to “abandon” the two least sold colors from the previous full year. However, I have not yet seen that information for 2019. Has anyone please?

    Thankfully for us “yellow lovers,” as long as Doug Fehan is the Corvette Team Manager, he smartly insists on his race cars being yellow for two reasons, i.e., “it is safest color for my drivers to be seen by others and lowers the chances of us being hit;” and “whether on TV or at a race as a spectator, you can see yellow from farthest away, for it the most noticeable color.” Adding one time, “best color for our car’s sponsors too.”

    So even if we get two or maybe even two colors replaced from 2019 to 2020, what if GM were to debut additional colors # 11 and # 12 for 2020 — and only for that first year allow those two additional colors to be on the ME?
    Last edited by John; 07-08-2018, 10:12 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 25 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    My guess is that for the all-new model GM will play it safe and begin mainly with tried and true existing colors. They'll sell all they can build the first year regardless of color. Later when supply-and-demand stabilizes they can spice it up with some exciting new colors. (I sure would like to see the brighter 2006-2015 yellow return though)


    • #3
      Yes...yes...yes to VY!


      • #4
        Hopefully the General decides on a color that has that "wow" effect on anybody that sees it.



        • #5
          Sebring Orange sure has the wow look, and, as we have all seen, it is being chosen by a very large percentage of 2019 owners. I am with you Rick, that we need another new color that similarly knocks peoples’ socks off.
          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 25 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.