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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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Ron Fellows Performance Driving School worth it? Will relationship with C8 continue?

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  • Ron Fellows Performance Driving School worth it? Will relationship with C8 continue?

    This will be my first Corvette so I am trying to get up to speed on the world of Corvette; there is so much to learn!

    Chevrolet offers a $1,000 two day performance driving school (discounted from $2,500?) from Ron Fellows Performance Driving https://www.springmountainmotorsport...riving-schools for new C7 owners. Have any of you done this, was it worth it? Do we know if there will be a similar relationship with the C8?

    Thanks

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    Well worth it. School was helpful and fun. Food options in the town are not great.

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    • #3
      It will continue with the C8.
      1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
      2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

      NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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      • #4
        Originally posted by brad66 View Post
        It will continue with the C8.
        Thank you brad66 and Mhousto.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mhousto View Post
          Well worth it. School was helpful and fun. Food options in the town are not great.
          Hello Mhousto, great first post! Welcome to the forum!

          Did you take the 2 day class? Have you every done any racing before the class? Was it helpful for racing or every day driving and how specifically.

          Thank you,

          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by Happy2bHere View Post
            This will be my first Corvette so I am trying to get up to speed on the world of Corvette; there is so much to learn!

            Chevrolet offers a $1,000 two day performance driving school (discounted from $2,500?) from Ron Fellows Performance Driving https://www.springmountainmotorsport...riving-schools for new C7 owners. Have any of you done this, was it worth it? Do we know if there will be a similar relationship with the C8?

            Thanks
            I have never taken this paticular course. BUT, I have heard great things and anytime you can get such a course for $500 a day it is a super bargain. Similar courses at Daytona can cost several times the amount of the $2,500 cost not to mention the discounted cost of $1,000. It is a great deal and I will be doing this.

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            • #7
              yes!!!!!!!

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              • #8
                The most important post C8 delivery activity I do is to go to Spring Mountain. Never driven a mid engine before, and even though I had 2,000,000 miles under my belt before going to SM in my C7 Z06, learned a hell of a lot, had a great time, and most importantly became a better track and a street driver as a result.

                Please take a look at our “who’s going to Spring Mountain in their C8 poll, with 50% saying they are definitively doing it, an additional 40% saying that there is at least a 90% chance of their going there,”. Nice discussion within subsequent poll posts.

                https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ountain-for-me

                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  The most important post C8 delivery activity I do is to go to Spring Mountain. Never driven a mid engine before, and even though I had 2,000,000 miles under my belt before going to SM in my C7 Z06, learned a hell of a lot, had a great time, and most importantly became a better track and a street driver as a result.

                  Please take a look at our “who’s going to Spring Mountain in their C8 poll, with 50% saying they are definitively doing it, an additional 40% saying that there is at least a 90% chance of their going there,”. Nice discussion within subsequent poll posts.

                  https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ountain-for-me
                  Wow, It really looks like a no-brainer to attend. I hope that they can deal with the volumes!

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                  • #10
                    Anytime you get to spend on a race track is quality time. Take the course and savor every moment.

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                    • #11
                      Absolutely thought Spring Mountain was worth it.......Loads of fun and very informative....

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                      • #12
                        ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!!! Chance of a lifetime to learn about your new car ( especially the C8) Benefits both street or track driving. The instructors are all race drivers and really good. There were a number of people in my group who had been to multiple driving schools ( including law enforcement) that felt it was the best one they’ve attended. The week before I was there a number of young NASCAR drivers took the same course albeit a couple of steps beyond us and by the end of the 2 day course Chase Elliott took 21/2 seconds off his lap time. For a professional that is golden. For most of us it’s great fun and it makes you a better driver with GM picking up a big chunk of the cost.

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                        • #13
                          Very much worth it. I did it in 2015, I was 72 then. I’m going to buy a C8 and will do it again. Remember your driving their Corvettes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John Parker View Post
                            Very much worth it. I did it in 2015, I was 72 then. I’m going to buy a C8 and will do it again. Remember your driving their Corvettes.
                            That’s the best part, they are constantly telling you, these are our cars DRIVE THEM! Even more fun is to take your spouse along making it a road trip there and back. While there the accommodations are great, they can sit in on the classes and maybe go on ride alongs. My wife did hot laps at over 100 mph with an instructor and had a blast. A perfect time in a controlled environment with a professional.

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                            • #15
                              I took the course that came with my C7 and then the level 2 class which was a birthday gift. Both where an amazing experience and I would highly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity if offered again on C8. I learned so much about the car and what its capabilities are as well as feeling so much more confident in my daily and track driving.

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