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Corvette Today’s News That “Corvette Fever” Returns

Corvette Fever magazine has not been published for a while. But Alan Colvin, a walking encyclopedia of GM cars as well as Corvette, has purchased the rights to Corvette Fever and has revived this publication! https://anchor.fm/steve-garrett/epis...-Colvin-euvkq2. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, visits with Alan to talk about the books he's written on Corvette and other GM products, his history with the old Corvette Fever magazine and how he plans to revive the publication. Plus, listen to this podcast and register to win one of 3-two year subscriptions to Corvette Fever that we're giving away exclusively on this episode! Listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast and win a subscription to Corvette Fever magazine!!!
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SGTMAJ USMC AUTO & TOY HAULER Joins MECF As A Featured Forum Vendor.

Welcome to SGTMAJ USMC USMC AUTO & TOY HAULER! We are so happy to have you now join us as a MECF Featured Forum Vendor. We can not wait to help your new business grow. We know you will provide a great transport service to our members and others!
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Z06 Potential Patents

As we get ready for the Z06’s debut sometime in the next year, IMO time to brush up on the 23 GM C8 patents — many of which are Z06 potentials: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...alized-patents
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ME Grill vs. Required License Plate

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  • ME Grill vs. Required License Plate

    Two front grille treatments have been shown to us.


    While this is the front fascia we have been expecting...

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    This is what GM is testing at the ‘Ring right now.

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    Since 30+ states require a front plate, just dawned on me that while several of us earlier dismissed this center of grill occlusion as “just GM deliberate camo mid-direction,” that the C8’s grill center piece, just like the aero plate cover that was standard issue for all C7’s, could be being tested for how it effects cooling system adequacy — critical for those who are going to have to run with that aero cover on due to the front plate requirement.

    Here is Kirk Bennion, Corvette Exterior Design Manager, describing the C7’s treatment of the license plate aero cover.



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    Fortunate no front plates here in Florida. Nice option for those who need it, and extremely easy to remove. It's TOO HOT here for that. Keep it open and let that puppy breathe.
    Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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    • #3
      John great point on the center testing and the plate. Texas has the law and 90% of us with sports cars don’t have plates and police usually don’t bother us. It does give them a reason to pull us over. Many use the tow hook section on the front of the car they make special hooks.

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      • #4
        Would be nice if a way of mounting a plate was provided that does not involve drilling/damaging the front fascia. My C6 already had the plate holder mounted when I bought it. A big negative for some people. On the plus side the police around here seem pretty relaxed about front plates, so I may just try to leave it off.
        2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
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        2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
        Spectra Grey Tridents.
        Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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        • #5
          My salesman pulls the mounting hardware from the car as soon as it rolls off the transport so there's no chance of the boys in back mounting. To avoid a $75 ticket I trimmed the plate down & curved it to fit within the opening of our C6 & ZL1. The aero mount on the C7 was not offensive to me so I used it. I will do whatever I have to on the ME to make it as un offensive as possible.

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          • #6
            No front plate required in North Carolina. They even eliminated the paper glue on yearly renewal certificate that was required on the inside of the windshield. So all good in NC.
            3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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            • #7
              A lot of places don't require a front plate including where I live, so hopefully they just have it as an option. it would look pretty silly seeing one with a spot for a plate, but nothing there.

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              • #8
                You only need a rear plate on a Corvette anyway... that's the only one the law will see as you blow by!
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                Torch Red LT2 Z51

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                • #9
                  It is a $144 ticket in my state, where two plates are required, most drive for years without getting one. However, exponentially growing use of red light camers and speed limit cameras might change the percentage who choose to comply with that requirement.

                  I choose to run with both, but have put the plate where I want.

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                  Other friends in my state choose to put it on top of the dash, close to the windshield.

                  I have no idea what I might do when our ME arrives.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks to CRABBYJ, we have this nice, synthesized front plate display option, and clearly consistent with the center covering on the 4 ME’s running at the ‘Ring.

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                    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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                    • #11
                      All of a sudden it dawned on me, that perhaps, referring to the front grille only, what we are seeing at the ‘Ring and below, is all we could be getting for the 2020 ME’s grille (center area covered)....

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                      And that not until the 2021 wide bodied version arrives, do we get this totally open grille?

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                      This could fit with a little birdie whispering to me, that while he “really, really, really likes” the 2020 version, that he is over-the-moon with the later wide-bodied version.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Front plates are required here in MD. When I got my new C7 in February 2014 I was able to get away without displaying a front plate for a whole two weeks before I was pulled over and issued a written warning. That was when driving a C7 was like waving a red flag of noticeability (still so to some degree). In contrast, I've never displayed a front tag on my 2014 XTSvsport and have had no challenges.

                        After I got the C7 warning I mounted the aero plate holder. Its satisfactory and subdued. I'm hoping the C8 has a similar arrangement as opposed to the standard C7 front plate mount which has been labeled "The Big Ugly".

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          All of a sudden it dawned on me, that perhaps, referring to the front grille only, what we are seeing at the ‘Ring and below, is all we could be getting for the 2020 ME’s grille (center area covered)....

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                          And that not until the 2021 wide bodied version arrives, do we get this totally open grille?

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                          This could fit with a little birdie whispering to me, that while he “really, really, really likes” the 2020 version, that he is over-the-moon with the later wide-bodied version.
                          I actually like the first one better. As long as it allows for ample supply of airflow. I always worry about cooling living in Florida and sometimes stuck in stop and go traffic on 100 degree days. Wonder where the relief vents will be? Hopefully both on the front fenders and through the Hood (Frunk) as well.
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                          Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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