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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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  • Z51 ME Have Spoiler Delete Option?

    Going out on a limb here for this has not happened in recent Corvette history, but as the ME is all new, what if the 2020 Z51 ME were to be offered with a spoiler delete option?

    That would be wonderful! Based on the majority’s negative comments on this forum about the ME’s spoiler we have seen (though a minority really like it), most of us would pay extra to have all the Z-51 package’s performance components, yet have no spoiler at all.

    As a reminder, here is what the C7’s Z51 package include:

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    Every C7 Z51 always includes a deck spoiler. Is there therefore any hope for the C8’s Z51 model not to have one? I think that is a possibilitybecause of this one line in the Jalopnik leaked, ME specs.

    ME option code “T0A”: Rear Spoiler Z51? [Note: It is not a dealer installed, LPO, option.]

    Searching within all C7 specs, there is no option T0A in any package for any model. Even the dealer installed Stingray entry model wing spoiler is differently option coded as “LPO, SB3.”

    Here is our earlier thread on C6 winged spoiler LPO option, an option that looked like this.

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    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...winged-spoiler

    As per above, in the C7 Z51 option does not even mention separately mention a spoiler — but it does mention an aero package So why is there this leaked, ME brand new option code that refers only to the spoiler?

    Might it mean that the Z51 package does not come standard with a spoiler but that one could add it into that option? Or conversely, does it allow an entry C8 without the Z-51 package, to add in the Z51’s regularly wing spoiler?

    Of course, it always remains possible that a revealed spoiler is so much more attractive than it appears now to be with its currently-standard, flurry pool noodle — with most of us later really liking its revealed appearance.

    While we wait for definitive GM information, this new option code is intriguing — especially as it is not a “LPO, dealer-installed option” as the C7’s winged spoiler was, e.g., is instead only factory “order-able.”

    Does option code T0A get us to the much-desired, Z51 spoiler delete option, though in a back door way? We do not yet know. Many of us are hopeful however.
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    I cant believe the corvette designers are going to have that stupid looking monstrosity of a rear spoiler we saw on the test mule.

    i have complete confidence the production rear spoiler will be a tasteful design.

    remember spy shots of test mules are specifically designed to throw us off so we are pleasantly surprised at the reveal you are going to on july 18th...

    have faith...the z51 c8 will look amazing.

    i can say resale on z51 corvettes is easy as pie...

    the corvette guys in general want the z51..

    i recommend that package for a quick and easy resale as you go for the c8 z06 a year or two later...

    just my two cents from literally the other sode of the country.

    i cant say it whether it will be a delete option but I can guarantee it wont look like the spy shots of test mules.

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    • #3
      mAYBE jUST mAYBE , The designers at Corvette are paying attention to this site as well as others with members that are making such comments on items such as these spoilers and will accommodate the Corvette Community.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JB View Post
        I cant believe the corvette designers are going to have that stupid looking monstrosity of a rear spoiler we saw on the test mule.
        Tell us how you really feel......😎
        I’m goin’ driving 👍

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        • #5
          GM has been VERY consistent with their application of camouflage on the test mules.There is NO surprise you will see with the spoiler. When you google (C8 testing Nurburgring) you are looking at the production spoiler minus the taped over TUBE FOAM used to disguise the shape. You cannot run the car on the Nurburgring with that type of camo for obvious reasons like negating the aerodynamic effect. Since they don't want to be pre-juged by the public and competitors they only collect data on sector times. You CANNOT run any Camo that will disturb the actual aero, especially when you are testing thermal effect and going for sector times. You ARE looking at the production spoiler.

          As far as the side intakes, again they have been very consistent. There is a "temporary" molded plate which is again taped over that is used in virtually every test mule that fit the opening while also providing proper air flow for cooling. They did this because early test mules only had the crude canvas pulled tight over the opening. They tried various panels/box configurations to allow air flow but none were ideal. The temporary fake panel is actually more of a solution to be able to test proper aerodynamics for cooling while keeping it somewhat disguised. The C8R actually is very telling. If you understand aerodynamics the C8R's side pod cover would lead me to believe that its not a cover at all that's the actual shape. This tell me that the Z06 and ZR1 C8 equivalent will actually have a panel similar to Audi R8's to draw more air flow than the base model. This will be a distinguishing feature of the Z06 and ZR1.

          The proportions of a mid-engine car are so well balanced that you don't necessarily need a spoiler for aesthetic reasons. It will look beautiful and well proportioned with or without. As of now I am personally leaning on getting the spoiler for a slightly more aggressive look but I could be swayed when I I see it in person. The Spyder will for sure look better without.
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          • #6
            I absolutely Love the spoiler. I feel once the pool noodle and camo is stripped off it will look spectacular.
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            • #7
              Looking at the above picture, the C8 fvs drew is so spectacular, e..g., what spoiler (I don’t see anything but the overall car).

              A little color-tinkering.

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              • #8
                OK, so who's going to be first to show up at a Corvette gathering in their C8 with a pool noodle taped to the rear deck?
                C'mon, you know somebody's going to do it !

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Klinn View Post
                  OK, so who's going to be first to show up at a Corvette gathering in their C8 with a pool noodle taped to the rear deck?
                  C'mon, you know somebody's going to do it !
                  I might be the first in Saint Louis!

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                  • #10
                    In 18 days we will know!!!
                    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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                    • #11
                      My guess is the T0A is an option to put the Z51 spoiler on a non Z51 at the factory. But what do I know?
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