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CORVETTE TODAY #115 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late June 2022

We've got the latest News & Headlines in the world of Corvette for you every other week! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back to give you the inside scoop on what's happening. https://youtu.be/ZnVdDJHYDxo; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...2cqLUlcMmj6m4x
Here are a few of the topics covered on next week's podcast....
C8 Z06 benchmarked Porsche, Audi, Ferrari and McLaren
Chevrolet raises prices on 2023 C8 Stingray
Chevrolet adds DCT transmission filter life to maintenance tab on 2023 Corvettes
Chevy offers "Dark Stealth" crossed flags for 2023 Corvettes
WEC drops GTE Pro class for 2023 and introduces GTE Premium for 2024
Chevrolet is offering Dark Stealth Crossed Flags for the 2023 Corvettes
Is Corvette is scheduled for an interior refresh in 2024?
Chevrolet to offer 1 of 1 Mint Green Z06 in first NFT Auction
GM releases 2 more videos about the C8 Z06
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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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    This is a great C8.R replica shirt. I got mine today and am wearing it tomorrow. It is super attractive and high quality — typical of everything ACS makes.

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    Started my mid engine section of my closet today. So far this shirt is very lonely, and in talking with Sally of the NCM store it is probably going to be lonely for a while.

    Here you go if you want to order one (both blue and black) — link below.

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    https://acscomposite.com/products/acs-c8-corvette
    Last edited by John; 06-13-2019, 10:01 PM.
    Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    So, by me buying and wearing this T-Shirt, isn't ACSComposite charging me to advertise for them?
    There is something wrong with this formula. The math doesn't add up.

    It's like, when I buy a new car and dealer has their [AD] decal on the back of my car, I give them two choices:
    a) Give me a $1,000 discount on the car to advertise for them
    b) Or remove it before I sign the check.
    Last edited by Z_Rocks; 06-14-2019, 10:46 AM.

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    • #3
      We each get to choose. Clearly you have chosen not to buy it. However, is it any different with Nike swooshes on every pair of their sneakers, on other brands on the sleeve of every high quality polo?

      For those pre-ordering C8 parts, you will get a free above T shirt. I needed mine now! Wearing it already — to our Corvette gathering this morning.
      Last edited by John; 06-14-2019, 09:22 AM.
      Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by John View Post
        However, is it any different with Nike swooshes on every pair of their sneakers, on other brands on the sleeve of every high quality polo?
        Yes, big difference.
        When a company produces a product and puts their "Emblem" on it, i.e. Corvette, Nike, Microsoft and even ACSComposite, that Emblem or logo, is the representation who the manufacture is. They have the full right to do so on the their product. So if I buy an ACSComposite with their logo on it, I have no problem with that. But if a dealer sticks his decal on that ACSComposite product, he is getting free advertising on someone's else product and that should be removed.

        However, when a company is making T-Shirt or Coffee cups or pens to advertise their products, it is generally a freebie or an Advertising product, just like when you go to shows you get all these for free.

        I'd buy that T-Shirt if it was only the C8R part on it showcasing the Corvette C8, but once they were advertising the ACSComposite and tagging on Corvette Brand name and also charging for T-Shirt, that's a double whammy No No.
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        • #5
          We each get to choose.
          Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            I also have the dealer remove their bumper stickers or license plate brackets with their name on it.
            But the shirt is cool and I have no issue with their name/website on it. I'll probably order one myself.
            Torch Red C8 Spider

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            • #7
              2 extra sets of rims, one for AS tires, one for slicks.
              3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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              • #8
                I sure got a lot of compliments on the shirt when I wore it this morning, with several saying there were going to get one.
                Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Its cool John...i have to check out their site to see what they actually sell...

                  ive been told shirts, hats and jackets with corvette logos is not in style any more but the fact people like your shirt says it might be back in style...

                  thanks for sharing.

                  i dont personally buy corvette logo products after the girls tell me its a nono but in areas like where you live....maybe its all the rage.


                  i hope my insight doesnt offend you in any way..

                  every part of the country is different...
                  Last edited by JB; 06-15-2019, 07:02 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Not offended in the slightest. I do not wear Corvette logo’d shirts/jackets daily, but do wear them when I go to a car event. And besides if we all dressed the same, how boring that would be.
                    Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      Nice shirt and profile of the car BTW !

                      Many times branded Ts are give always to help promote the brand but very often peoplebuy branded products and T shirts because they are proud to show they are using or are enthusiastic about the brand or product. It is a statement. It is the original “ like” button before there were like buttons !

                      No different really than having a poster on the wall.
                      I’ve seen a lot of “ kids” wearing Ferrari T shirts and I am sure they don’t own one. It is a dream. A hope for the future. Showing support and like for the product or brand.
                      Last edited by fvs; 06-15-2019, 09:34 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Z_Rocks View Post
                        So, by me buying and wearing this T-Shirt, isn't ACSComposite charging me to advertise for them?
                        There is something wrong with this formula. The math doesn't add up.

                        It's like, when I buy a new car and dealer has their [AD] decal on the back of my car, I give them two choices:
                        a) Give me a $1,000 discount on the car to advertise for them
                        b) Or remove it before I sign the check.
                        To each his own
                        LT2; Ceramic Gray Metallic; HTM Trim Jet Black; T19 Seat Belt Color Black; AE4 Seat Competition Sport Bucket; E60 Front Lift; Q8Q 5-open spoke Carbon Flash; FE4 Suspension Z51 Magnetic Selective Ride Control; Z51 Performance package
                        Delivered September 16, 2020

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JB View Post
                          Its cool John...i have to check out their site to see what they actually sell...

                          ive been told shirts, hats and jackets with corvette logos is not in style any more but the fact people like your shirt says it might be back in style...

                          thanks for sharing.

                          i dont personally buy corvette logo products after the girls tell me its a nono but in areas like where you live....maybe its all the rage.


                          i hope my insight doesnt offend you in any way..

                          every part of the country is different...
                          Don’t have any idea if it’s a nono anywhere and don’t care. If I like it I’m going to wear it. I see people wearing logo products anywhere I’ve been but don’t know specifically about Corvette.
                          Think this shirt is okay but not interesting enough to get me to buy it. Sure I’ll find one to go with the other 40 or 50 Corvette shirts I have.
                          There is a madness to my method!
                          C8 on order Torch/Adrenaline Z51, MSRC, front lift
                          2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
                          2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
                          79 coupe Silver/oyster
                          All one owner
                          Museum lifetime members

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                            ‘69 Vert (stolen), ‘69 Vert, ‘73 Coupe, ‘75 Coupe, ‘79 Coupe, ‘84 Vert, ‘93 Coupe, ‘98 Vert, ‘10 ZR1 Coupe, ‘15 Coupe (totaled), ‘15 ZO6 and ‘20 (on order)

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                            • #15
                              NCM Store now has C8 items.... I bought the V Neck....
                              https://corvettestore.com/next-generation-corvette

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