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CORVETTE TODAY - Kevin Mackay Talks About The Cunningham Corvette & Bringing It Back To Life

In 1960, Briggs Cunningham took 3 Corvettes to France to race at Le Mans. After that race, the cars were brought back to the United States, put back to original and sold to consumers. The #3 car was recovered about put back to the way it was when it raced in 1960 at Le Mans and is owned by a private owner. https://youtu.be/_g_9Eah8pS8; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FbtXiohpLYxLCh The car is owned by Bruce Meyers of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. But what happened to the car? After a long legal battle, Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair in Long Island, New York, has been putting this historic Corvette back to it's original 1960 livery for the past year (after it was purchased by Briggs Cunningham's family at auction). Kevin comes back on CORVETTE TODAY to tell the story of the Cunningham Corvette and to tell you when and where you can see this car...with its two siblings! If you love the history of Corvette and its racing past, DO NOT MISS this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Brand Manager, Harlan Charles Talks Everything E-Ray

Corvette Marketing & Brand Manager, Harlan Charles returns to CORVETTE TODAY with your host, Steve Garrett, to talk about the new 2024 Corvette E-Ray. https://youtu.be/3u0WMcgtnWI ; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...GToHlBAjuBPZxz. Harlan gives us an extensive overview is this revolutionary new Corvette and give us insight never heard before about the upcoming E-Ray. www.CorvetteToday.com
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Corvette Today News & Headlines: Late January, 2023

With the announcement of the 2024 Corvette E-Ray, your CORVETTE TODAY host Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger have a lot to tell you about !!! https://youtu.be/734VgDupTBI; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...UAAEX2obMOXMml
Plus, we get a possible glimpse into the Corvette future with Manny Katakis from Muscle Cars & Truck with what the C9 Corvette could look like. Besides the E-Ray, here are some of the other stories Steve and Keith will discuss....
1. Corvette beats the Porsche 911 as Consumer Reports most satisfying car to own.
2. GM delivers over 9,000 Corvettes in the 4th quarter of 2022
3. Corvette Racing debuts the GT3.R on January 27th at the Rolex 24
4. The Mecum Auction at Kissimmee sells the very first Corvette Sting Ray
5. The National Corvette Museum hosts exhibits to celebrate 70 years of Corvette
All the Corvette E-Ray news you want and need plus much more on next week's CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show!
Listen to the podcast, watch the YouTube video, join the Facebook group, sign up for email notifications and shop in the Merchandise Store at: www.CorvetteToday.com
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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

E-Ray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
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: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...rs-information
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 BUILD & PRICE: https://www.chevrolet.com/performanc...d-price/config
Z06 Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
Z06 Pricing Spreadsheet: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...9Chvp%E2%80%9D
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: https://www.corvetteblogger.com/docs...ersManual.pdf; and,
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...owner-s-manual
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
* COPMPLETE 2023 STINGRAY PRICING: https://www.corvetteactioncenter.com...ion-Center.pdf
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...D=22412&type=0
*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: https://visualizer.chevrolet.com/ui?...US&channel=b2c
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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1 American Sport Car Is More Satisfying To Drive Than The Porsche 911

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  • 1 American Sport Car Is More Satisfying To Drive Than The Porsche 911

    Article Thanks To Motorbiscuit

    Story by Nathaniel Ehinger

    Originally posted by MotorBiscuit
    1 American Sports Car Is More Satisfying to Drive Than the Porsche 911

    There’s no denying the elevated position occupied by the Porsche 911. For more than half a century, this iconic sports car has stood as the standard by which other sports cars are measured. Like it or not, one American sports car has surpassed the venerable Porsche as a more satisfying car to drive. Which American sports car is more satisfying than the Porsche 911?

    2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Chevrolet
    2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Chevrolet© Provided by MotorBiscuit

    Among the 2023 models, the Chevrolet Corvette is the most satisfying car to own. Autoevolution reports this rating, showing the Corvette at the top of the Consumer Reports’ ranking for owner satisfaction.

    Could this satisfaction rating be due to the engine moving to the middle of the ‘Vette? Are owners happier with the Corvette because it’s a domestic car that’s more affordable than the Porsche?

    The 2023 version of the Chevrolet Corvette welcomes the Z06 model, which is an incredible high-performance version of this American sports car. Why do Chevrolet Corvette owners love their cars?

    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | General Motors
    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray | General Motors© Provided by MotorBiscuit

    Consumer Reports rates owner satisfaction based on driving experience, comfort, and value. Considering the Corvette offers more bang for your buck with lower starting prices and plenty of excitement, this expert publication may be onto something.

    Not only is the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette at the top of the owner satisfaction rating by CR, but it’s also one of the 10Best Cars for 2023 as rated by Car and Driver. The introduction of the new Z06 model has something to do with this listing. This new model shakes the ground with a thunderous 670 horsepower helping place this car at the top of the list. Where does CR have the Porsche 911 listed?

    2023 Porsche 911 GT3 | Porsche
    2023 Porsche 911 GT3 | Porsche© Provided by MotorBiscuit

    While the Corvette is the American sports car that has bested one of the most iconic German machines in history, you won’t look far to find the Porsche 911. In fact, this amazing sports car is second on the list. That’s a strong position, especially with its high starting price and high cost of ownership compared to other models on the list. What does the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette bring to the table?

    2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Chevrolet
    2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 | Chevrolet© Provided by MotorBiscuit

    Even if you don’t drive the Z06 model, this American sports car is an excellent choice. The Stingray powertrain is the base version packing a 6.2-liter V8 engine with enough power to rocket this car to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. If you add the Z51 package to the mix, that time is cut to 2.8 seconds. Yes, small increments cost a lot to achieve in high-end sports cars.

    Typically, the Chevrolet Corvette suffers from poor build quality and an uninspiring interior. That is not the case with the C8 generation. This car is impressive, packed with cool features, and great to drive. Nothing about the Corvette that would take it off the pedestal built by the owners who responded to make this the most satisfying car to drive.
    https://www.motorbiscuit.com/1-ameri...e-porsche-911/


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    I love driving both of them....at different times of course......The Corvette is a powerful mid-engine world class GT...... and the 911 is precise and nimble and a joy to row through the gears on a twisty road..... There are other powerful mid-engine cars.....but only one 911.....

    Oddly enough it was an American CEO that saved the 911 when Porsche attempted to replace it and produce a conventional sports car....

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    • #3
      I've loved Corvettes since the TV show Route 66. But I really fell in love when my best friend Gus D'Ambrosia was given a brand new Nassau Blue '65 roadster with a 4-speed and disc brakes by his parents for high school graduation. My MOPARs were faster ― in a straight line ― but couldn't come close to turning with him or stopping.

      In the interim was my three years in the Army and five years in college ― I worked full time ― and it wasn't until the '80s that I went with a Vette.My first truly good one was my '92 LT1 with Z07. Then a '94 LT4, all 6-speeds. What followed was a '01 Z06, then a '06 Z06, the best looking of all of them.

      When the C8 was announced I was stymied in my attempt to buy the first mid-engine Corvette so I bought another mid-engine car, a Ferrari F430. It was incredible, handled like an F1 car, and was drop-dead gorgeous. But it was a maintenance nightmare so I sold it for a '22 C8 Z51. I don't regret the decision. There is something about designed and manufactured in the USA.

      Driving the C8 is a combination of a plush Caddy and a race car. Very satisfying.
      Last edited by Ray Smith; 01-22-2023, 09:22 PM.
      Ray

      2022 Z51 Silver Flare Metallic Coupe #8842. 3LT; GT2 seats; Black; Front Lift; Mag Ride; Engine Appearance Package; Racing stripes; Carbon flash accents. Sold my 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 for my C8. Owned a total of six Corvettes including 2 Z06.

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      • #4
        I think any objective and educated car guy will agree that the Mid Engine Cayman is the superior Porsche.
        I've been daily driving Corvettes my entire life and I hate Porsche, and even I can admit this article is a joke.
        Porsche's are more satisfying to drive, and I regret the day I got out of my brand new ZO6 and drove a 911 Turbo S for the first time.
        Imagine a TT LT6 in a Cayman GT4 or 992 Turbo S?
        Game over.

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        • #5
          Never Was a Porsche fan myself. While consistently, they were most performance car drivers’ first choice, I just never liked what I call the “bubble” or “****” looking cars (VW Beetle, Porsche 911, etc). Admittedly, performance wise, they are beasts, and fun to drive however, they’ve simply never appealed to me aesthetically speaking. But, this is just one man’s opinion. 🤷‍♂️
          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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          • #6
            Originally posted by hogyld View Post
            Never Was a Porsche fan myself. While consistently, they were most performance car drivers’ first choice, I just never liked what I call the “bubble” or “****” looking cars (VW Beetle, Porsche 911, etc). Admittedly, performance wise, they are beasts, and fun to drive however, they’ve simply never appealed to me aesthetically speaking. But, this is just one man’s opinion. 🤷‍♂️
            How can you say that you have an opinion of a car, that you've never even driven.......

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            • #7
              I guess you missed the part where I stated they’re fun to drive?
              Last edited by hogyld; 01-24-2023, 03:39 PM.
              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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              • #8
                I hate these "best" pronouncements. I don't think there is a best at everything. I do know that our Cayman, Miata, and C8 all delight me in very different ways with completely different "personalities." If forced to give up one or more, that would be a very difficult decision.

                However, I would not be allowed to make that decision because the C8 is my wife's car, and it is her runaway favorite.
                Last edited by Foosh; 01-24-2023, 03:55 PM.

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                • #9
                  I owned a 1984 911 and that was when that car still made you pay the price for lack of skill. Lots of those went off road back end first compliments of trailing throttle oversteer. I haven't driven the newest generation, but I'm sure it is light years of advancement in refinement. (probably not the steering though) All cars have their own personality, and the one that fits you best is the one that is most satisfying. I'm 2 1/2 years in and still look forward to driving my SR.

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                  • #10
                    A very odd statement based on what appears to be a one sided survey (Porsche owners and Corvette owners-not owners of both). Ask a test group that own or drive both the C8 Corvette and a Porsche 911 or any other sports/performance car, and see what the answer is….

                    I love Corvettes, but there are days that driving another car is equally satisfying.

                    but I’m not going to run out and buy another Porsche just to see if the CR article is accurate.

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                    • #11
                      Interesting article. I see the appeal of both cars. I repeatedly seem to vote Corvette with my wallet, but my computer screensaver is a black 911 GT3 RS Weissach with gold wheels and no side stickers. Even so, would I really choose that car over the upcoming ZR1? I do not think so.
                      2023 C8 HTC 3LT Z51 black with red dipped, Q9A wheels.
                      2023 Z06 HTC 1LZ black on black, Comp seats, suede steering wheel, black wheels

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                      • #12
                        I like the 992 911s. Really nice cars. That said I dont like the local high volume porsche dealers service costs and their msrps seem a bit high as well. Still its a nice everyday sportscar.

                        that said when stacked up against Ferrari's, Lamborghinis, mclarens and even the c8 corvette the porsches styling while very attractive almost goes unnoticed when surrounded by those mentioned in the above statement.

                        that iconic look has been purposely preserved as thats what the porsche 911 fans want.

                        my neighbor tried to sell me his porsche 911 turbo a few years back and I gave it some thought. The orice was right. The car was perfect and beautiful. I just didnt want to stop owning corvettes and start owning porsches. Great sports car. I just feel corvettes are more my style.

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=DBurnett;n451381]A very odd statement based on what appears to be a one sided survey (Porsche owners and Corvette owners-not owners of both). Ask a test group that own or drive both the C8 Corvette and a Porsche 911 or any other sports/performance car, and see what the answer is….

                          Only a data point of one so not statistically valid, but I have both and right now I prefer the Corvette. Also note I have owned front engine Porsches, mid engine Porsches and rear engine Porsches. All great cars but this C8 is something else, IMHO of course.

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