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Corvette Today Podcast With Kai Spande BGA Manager

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you get to meet the Corvette Plant Manager for the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kai Spande!
Your host, Steve Garrett, introduces you to Kai as he traces his career with GM. Kai talks about how the Bowling Green Assembly Plant transitioned from the front engine, C7 Corvette, to the mid-engine C8 Corvette. You'll get insights on the plant expansion and how they made that all happen...giving the new C8 Corvette a true state-of-the-art build facility. Kai also tells you about the Corvettes he has owned and the funny story of how he loved Corvettes, but never thought he'd get to work for it during his tenure at GM. Get to personally know Corvette Plant Manager, Kai Spande, on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!

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Chevy Powered Mid Engine McLaren Coming

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    In the form of an Indy car...... McLaren will enter the full NTT IndyCar Series championship from 2020 as partners with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, with former IndyCar champion Gil de Ferran leading the program which will run two Chevrolet-powered cars.


    I’m absolutely delighted that we will expand our relationship with Arrow Electronics across both F1 and IndyCar, while renewing our long affinity with Chevrolet as our engine partner. McLaren and Chevrolet have a special history together in North America [achieving five straight Can-Am championships 1967 through ’71] and it is fitting they are part of our full-time return to IndyCar.

    “We come to IndyCar in full respect of the sport, our competitors, the fans and the task ahead. At our core, we at McLaren are racers and where there’s competition that puts us to the test, we will race. The NTT IndyCar Series provides such a challenge.”

    De Ferran, who with Team Penske won the 2000 and ’01 CART Indy car titles and the 2003 Indy 500 before retiring from open-wheel competition at the end of that season, joined McLaren in July last year.

    He said: “IndyCar is a natural fit for McLaren, given our legacy and determination to succeed at the top levels of international motorsport. Our ambition, over time, is to consistently compete for wins and championships.

    “We acknowledge the challenge ahead of us but McLaren is committed to this partnership and to supporting the team as a whole.”

    Schmidt and Peterson, with whom Arrow last off-season became full team partners rather than “merely” sponsors, have achieved seven wins together since IndyCar’s current turbo era began in 2012.

    “I’m extremely proud of the team that Ric and I have built and that a legendary brand like McLaren Racing has decided to partner with us to form Arrow McLaren Racing SP to continue our march to the top of IndyCar,” said Schmidt.

    “Arrow is a tremendous partner which has been integral to our growth as a team since 2015 and to the creation of this new partnership. The combined technical resources and commercial opportunities both McLaren and Arrow bring to the table provide a winning combination.”

    Added Peterson: “I’m really excited that we could pull together our long-term partner Arrow and forge a new partnership with McLaren to become a unified force.

    Last edited by Meldoon; 08-09-2019, 06:16 PM.
    Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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    Always been a Gil de Ferrari fan. This is good news.

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      Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post
      Always been a Gil de Ferrari fan. This is good news.
      Indeed! 😎
      Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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        Alonso's critical comments about Honda's engine in Formula 1, and the F1 team's decision to give up on the Honda engine, made it impossible for McLaren to work with Honda power in Indy.
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