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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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  • #16
    The Erays motor is the LT2 and not the LT6. That is the reason in my opinion the eray is coming sooner rather than later.

    read into as you like. Id like to suggest its the supply line issue of metals out of russia or ukraine that the lt6 needs.

    I would take either or and I imagine the corvette team is hopeful most of us go eray. As it gets better gas mileage for government testing as well.

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by MajorNapalm View Post
      The production equation will have to take into account how many people are walking away to another manufacturer due to the delays. Anyway, there is no perfect decision in business, only a best one given the trade offs.
      I agree with your post, I just cannot think of an alternative that is available sooner-at least for my tastes.
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      • #18
        Lots at variables that would impact daily production. The Stingray has 3 years of production and you would think it’s almost routine now….the Z06 is more complex and while production is ramping up, it’s still slow….and remember the Z07 cars only have one at a time on the line. The Eray shares the bodywork from the Z and the ICE from the stingray with a complex electrical system, an additional battery, motor, drive system, wiring, etc. I’m guessing ramp up for these cars will be equally as slow as the Z06.
        Last edited by DBurnett; 01-24-2023, 11:04 PM.

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        • #19
          In a perfect world, no Covid, no supply chain issues, no bad weather including a tornado, they would be much closer to meeting the demand for all variants of the C8.

          Also, would you rather they go back to the line speed of prior generations and sacrifice quality?

          Back in 2019 before production of the C8 began, they announced the addition of a second shift. They knew what they had with the car and that demand would be high. Then Covid hit and their plans were turned upside down.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by chevyrules View Post

            They all come down the same line. SR, Z06, E Ray. Why do you think E Ray will cut Z06, but not SR?
            Because the eray shares a lot more exterior parts with the z06 and the constraints would be shared between the two most likely.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
              By introducing as many models as practical priced above the bargain priced Stingray, Chevrolet gives buyers the opportunity to pay over six figures for a Corvette. Presumably, these higher priced models have more profit than the Stingray.

              The greater the proportion of customers opt for a non Stingray, the more revenue, and presumably more profit, accrue to the overall Corvette brand.
              Really, that is the only answer that makes sense....and that doesn't make any sense. They must know something we don't....and can't guess.....IMHO of course....

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              • #22
                Originally posted by MajorNapalm View Post
                The production equation will have to take into account how many people are walking away to another manufacturer due to the delays. Anyway, there is no perfect decision in business, only a best one given the trade offs.
                Just wondering: what cars that actually compete with the Corvette are easier to come by? Certainly not Porsche.

                Originally posted by cregar View Post

                Because the eray shares a lot more exterior parts with the z06 and the constraints would be shared between the two most likely.
                That assume body parts are the constraint, which I think is unlikely. The same vendor, using the same processes and materials, makes the body parts for the Stingray and Z06. Since there are no apparent constraints on Stingray body parts, I don't see why there would be issues with the Z06 parts. It seems far more likely that if Z0 6production is constrained by supply issues, they're related to the completely different engine in the Z.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                  That assume body parts are the constraint, which I think is unlikely.
                  Maybe it's not publicized, but certain SMC body parts for the C8 can be scarce. No problem replacing the rear bumper, but it took 7 months (May to Dec 2022) to obtain a left quarter panel.
                  Last edited by sawdust; 01-24-2023, 11:28 PM.

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                  • #24
                    For the same reason ERAY was created in the first place.
                    To maximize profit.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by sawdust View Post
                      Maybe it's not publicized, but certain SMC body parts for the C8 can be scarce. No problem replacing the rear bumper, but it took 7 months (May to Dec 2022) to obtain a left quarter panel.
                      As a guy who will be daily driving a C8, that is terrifying to hear.

                      Parts availability is why I would never own a Tesla at this point.

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                      • #26
                        My answer is simple. General Motors is a VERY large company and it has inertia. Things are planned at a corporate level YEARS ahead of time, with almost no flexibility for unseen events. Engineering, marketing, logistics, design, all move, pulling or pushing all the other ones. When one (logistics) stalls, they get run over. The C8 cycle was planned years ago, along with the timing of the Z06, the E ray, the Zr1, the Zora... (if they do in fact decide to go that route.) But the E-Ray? It's really just a minor thing. Part Z06, part SR, with a battery and front electric drive, and the SR was actually humming along..

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                        • #27
                          $$$$$$. GM will get massive tax credits for the Eray. I mentioned this in a prior post but everyone kept thinking I was referring to the $7,500 tax credit. I am referring to the billions of dollars in EV credits that GM gets on GM's corporate tax return, even gets costs of retooling paid for, credits for labor, .r & d credits and more.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by RiptideC8 View Post

                            As a guy who will be daily driving a C8, that is terrifying to hear.

                            Parts availability is why I would never own a Tesla at this point.
                            It crosses my mind almost every drive out. Deer are everywhere around here, and often zig when they should zag. Parts is one thing, if it has any structural damage, it has to go to a GM aluminum chassis repair approved shop. There aren't that many of those and if you aren't, GM will not sell you the structural pieces required for the repair.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by mozart View Post
                              $$$$$$. GM will get massive tax credits for the Eray. I mentioned this in a prior post but everyone kept thinking I was referring to the $7,500 tax credit. I am referring to the billions of dollars in EV credits that GM gets on GM's corporate tax return, even gets costs of retooling paid for, credits for labor, .r & d credits and more.
                              I think you might be right. Hopefully the eray helps their corporate fuel economy more than the Z06 hurts it. It is possible something lime government regulations such as cafe numbers could be at play.

                              none of us know yet Im willing to go eray instead of z06 to do my part.

                              both upmarket models do seem exciting and well worth the anticipated or recently announced pricing.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by chevyrules View Post
                                I do not think E Ray will harm Z06 production that much. E Ray will eat into Stingray production much like Z06 is. It would be great if GM could in theory do 80 Z06's a day while they do 100 Stingrays a day, but I don't think they can even if the supply chain is 100% restored and no constraints. I think the best we can hope for with Z06 is ~50 a day which is roughly the peak that C7 Z06 hit. But who knows if GM can get C8 Z06 to that level. I think we will be lucky if C8 Z06 peaks at 40 a day. E Ray can then take another 40-60 slots leaving Stingray at 80-100 a day.
                                That's true. From a financial standpoint, it would be better to cut into $60K Stingray production to create $100K Z06s and E-Rays.

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