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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
Visit the CORVETTE TODAY website, listen to the show, watch the YouTube video, shop in the Merchandise Store, sign up for weekly emails and join the Facebook Group at:
www.CorvetteToday.com
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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  • #76
    She's making good progress....only three days to go 😁

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    • #77
      Hope the seas are smooth for the next few days! Can't wait to see her disembark!

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      • #78
        It's been a couple days! It must be getting close!!
        ZORA patron, Forum Founding Member, Senior Contributor, proud owner of an early 2020 HTC and general nice guy!


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        • #79
          She made it safely across the Bight and is "just around the corner" arriving in 24hrs

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          • #80
            You can cut the tension with a knife! Very exciting time for you! Thanks for sharing! 👍
            I’m goin’ driving 👍

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            • #81
              Talk about tension.....arrival has been delayed by 2 days due to port congestion. So 3 more sleeps instead of 1. But at least tomorrow arvo I'll be able to see her anchored just off the coast. Once I lay eyes on the ship then I'll know it's real

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              • #82
                Sooooo, 1,138 days since paying our deposit.....and 76 days since she rolled off the production line at BGA......and 54 days since she boarded the Theben car carrier for her journey Down Under....our baby has arrived at her new home of Fremantle Western Australia It'll probably be between 1-3 weeks before she makes it through the customs/import process and into the hands of her proud parents ....... so there's a bit more of this story left.....stay tuned

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                This last photo is taken from my house....so close yet still so far.....
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                • #83
                  Congratulations! She is on dry land! What a journey! Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief! She looks to be in good company…….what is that next to her? McLaren ? 650S maybe?
                  Last edited by Meldoon; 09-26-2022, 06:21 AM.
                  I’m goin’ driving 👍

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                  • #84
                    It must be super exciting to see her come off the ship after such a long journey. Soon you'll be able to drive her up and down the beautiful coastal highways. I've been to Perth once about 14 yrs ago and it was very pretty.

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                    • #85
                      Can't wait to see pictures of your new baby out on the road where she belongs. 👌
                      1999 C5 Magnetic Red Z51 Coupe - SOLD 7/31/21
                      2021 C8 Red Mist Z51 HTC - 2LT -
                      Delivered 8/28/21 @ The National Corvette Museum
                      Mag Ride/Front Lift/Carbon Flash Top/Mirrors/Amr Hydrocarbon Splitter & Skirts, , GT2 2-Tone Seats Sky Cool Grey/Black, MRR MO24 Wheels

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                      • #86
                        Wow! Although your story is not unlike others waiting for their C8, however yours has lent itself to an extra amount of suspense and curiosity mate. I’d be sleeping with my eyes wide open, until it’s parked on my driveway lol, and then even more so lol. Absolutely incredible! Before you know it, you’ll be posting stories of your “spirited driving”.

                        As an aside for our friends “down under”…while at the Sturgis, SD MC Rally, my wife, father-in-law and I were parked under a road sign for the South Dakota State line for a photo op. On that day, it was 117 degrees and we were soaking wet in sweat. I was wearing my “favorite” local HD Dealer tshirt and an Aussie pulled along side and asked if we minded if he and his wife took some photos, of course we obliged them. After exchanging greetings with one another, the good mate inquired about my tshirt, said he loved the artwork and was a screen printer at home, and wanted to exchange the tshirts…his for mine. I said sure why not, so,I took off my sweaty HD shirt, he took off his sweaty tshirt and we exchanged shirts right there on the side of the road. It was a great motorcycling experience, and even better memory😃
                        07/01/20 Deposit @ VanBortels on 2021 C8 Coupe; 08/01/20 Prelim Order Status 1100; 01/21/21 Final Order Status 2000; 01/27/21 Status 3000; 03/06/21 Status 3300 (TPW 03/22/21); 03/16/21 Status 3400; 03/22/21 Status 3800; 03/23/21 Status 4B00; 03/26/21 Status 4D00: Status 4200; 04/02/21; 04/06/21 Status 5000; 2LT Coupe; GMO; DSZ; Q8Q; HTA; AQ9; E60; FE2; NPP; ERI

                        ”I’m not the best in town, but I’m the best, until the best comes around“

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                        • #87
                          That's exciting! And very cool that you got to go see it. I hope it has a speedy trip through customs and you're out driving it soon.
                          -Dave

                          2023 Elkhart Lake Blue 3LT HTC Z51

                          Deposit @ MM: 8/17/2021 - 2000: 7/14/2022 - 3000: 7/19/2022 - 3300: 8/10/2022 - 3400: 8/19/2022 - TPW: 8/22/2022 - Built: 9/8/2022 - NCM Delivery: 9/17/2022 - Home sweet home: 9/18/2022

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                          • #88
                            This has been a truly amazing story to follow. I live in my little sheltered corner of the big world and without the stories like this one I'd have no perspective of how differently many people experience it.
                            Congratulations by the way even if you still have 1 - 3 weeks to wait!

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Meldoon View Post
                              Congratulations! She is on dry land! What a journey! Finally you can breathe a sigh of relief! She looks to be in good company…….what is that next to her? McLaren ? 650S maybe?
                              Yep definitely a McLarren but not sure what model. Interesting it wasn't tansported with protection.......GM do a terrific job protecting our babies.

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                              • #90
                                VERY COOL! ENJOY! A fine machine!

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