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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show!;
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

2023 Corvette Brochure:
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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Saw the orange C8 today in Little Falls NJ

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  • Saw the orange C8 today in Little Falls NJ

    Plenty of pictures around of this car so I thought I’d post a picture of one the looks very similar

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    In a nutshell, the C8 looks amazing, kudos to the Corvette team for pulling off this feat of complete platform re-engineering. I just hope it rides and drives as well as they’re saying since test drives are unlikely anytime soon. I was concerned about the look of the added rear length, especially since fitting in a rear trunk was a design requirement and might have resulted in compromises. However since the wheelbase is so long with the rear tires far back as determined by the transaxle position, the proportions seem to work out fine. The Audi R8 uses their side “blades” to break this up and corvette has its enormous side scoop with contrasting trim. I’m still undecided if I like the Z51 wing – then again I’m not getting Z51 so problem solved for me! Depending on pricing, I may go for the carbon fiber interior trim and GT2 seats with the carbon fiber trim, but the GT1 seats on display appeared to have identical padding to GT2 and the “nappa” leather upgrade wasn’t that obvious also. I may stick with GT1 and the standard satin silver trim which matches all of the other areas that can’t be changed from silver. The fancy stitched leather covered mouse over the mode select knob is kind of odd - I figured it would rock down to select a function but apparently it is just a hand rest! The ride height of the Z51 car looked pretty high so I hope the base suspension cars don't ride any higher.
    No real new info to report, but I was told non-Z51 cars will also get the Z-mode steering wheel button and early Z51 cars will be forced to include mag-ride option. Never been sold on mag ride since those metal particles in the shock fluid wear out the seals and they all eventually fail (but that's just my opinion).

    Chevy may just show everyone once and for all that paying more than corvette prices just buys you a very expensive badge!

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    Time will tell, but I think a lot of the answers GM reps are giving out at these showings are going to be shown to be inaccurate. We've seen versions of the steering wheel with and without the Z button, so I'll be surprised if the Z button is standard on all cars. And while GM certainly could force the FE4 option, I think it more likely that option will be constrained than mandatory. I have zero inside knowledge, however.
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      Thanks C8 Dreamer. Glad you are liking the car! Very interesting news that early Z51 orderers will be required to also get mag ride (MSRC). When latter confirmed, that would throw a timing monkey wrench in some folks’ ordering plans.
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        She's thinking "I'm taking this thing EVERYWHERE!!!!" He's thinking "how do I keep her from driving this thing?"


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          I was down there today too...nice dealership. Nice channel 12 news was down there today as well...

          i jad a quicj run in at 12:40 and split around 1:25...

          for anyone wondering these events are awesome. Where ever you are located throughout the united states....try and get to one...

          i measured the front nose of the z51 to the ground and it seems fine for survival even if you dont order E60 front end lift system... i would spend the 1500 for E60 if I could but im not dropping 5 grand for 2LT to get the honor and privilege to then order E60 for 1500.

          i totally respect GM s thought and ordering process...i dont mind paying 1500 for E60 and not getting that glorious gos 1000 automatic lift actions just to be able to push the button on my own would be fine but I cant get E60 with 1LT so its a no go...

          Ill survive as I have in the past 20 years of driving corvette...

          not to drone on about that E60 snafu ...this c8 is awesome...everyone seems to love it...its an amazing supercar with its sub 3 second performance

          lots of great people at each of these events...and for you single guys the girls are smoking hot looking too...

          Ive been told black exterior black interior is what the young chevy girls working the lines say is best...

          im sure they are right but im doing either white or red exterior this time around...

          the recent white 488 ive seen at brunch has me considering a wicked white c8 as well as torch red...

          so many great color choices ...on such a great looking new corvette...

          i got a chance to sit behind the wheel and the interior (3LT with gt2 seats are sweet for those going that route) the interior and steering wheel just in general form was freakin awesome!

          I have to have this corvette!

          I know second or third year could be less expensive by a few dollars although with demand being so high I even doubt any discounts throughout at least the first few years...lwho cares about discounts!

          i believe msrp for the z51 fe4 will be worth every dime being charged ...

          im hopeful for 5 grand on z51 and 1800 give or take a few dollars for the first year...

          fwiw i think I saw that young blonde in the drivers seat at the italiano festival in a ferrari f40 and her husbands an even bigger car collector...

          i could be wrong nut it sure looks like the hottie i saw with her son as she won best in show at italiano festival in hohokus that day about a month ago....