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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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  • ME’s Do Not Melt In Bad Weather

    Thanks to Corvette_Nut for this video. Good thing they do not melt — for some of us live in wet and sometimes snowy weather.

    Last edited by John; 02-21-2019, 12:36 AM.
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    So, GM is driving these C8s side by side with Porsche in wet slippery roads to see how they hold up, against one of the best cars' chassis (Porsche AWD 911).
    Looks the the final stages of tuning that chassis.

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    • #3
      That was a crazy fast flash...

      Corvettes dont melt....even rear mid engine ones...

      this is part of GM s 300k mile validation testing...

      i didnt know if that ended with the
      altered drivetrain warranty of 5 yrs/ 100k miles hich dropped to 5 years/60k miles over the past few years...

      doent matter to most of us as the average corvette owner probably drives on average 12k miles a year at most so it works out perfectly



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      • #4
        Dang it ... how come they never test these things where I live? Nice vid corvette nut

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bobbytinvab View Post
          Dang it ... how come they never test these things where I live? Nice vid corvette nut
          If we get our C8 before you get yours, I’ll be happy to drive it past your house
          Last edited by Racer86; 02-21-2019, 11:42 AM.
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            Originally posted by Racer86 View Post
            If we get our C8 before you get yours, I’ll be happy to drive it past your house
            cool ... sounds like a plan

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              ME’s Do Not Melt In Bad Weather

              Thats good to know but if I drive mine anything like my C7 fair weather driver it won't see much rain anyway.

              We've seen several instances of "cold" weather driving by these C8 camos. Guess that means they are not equipped with summer only tires which aren't supposed to be driven below 40F. Is it possible the C8 may be OEM equipped with a choice of either summer only or AS tires? Also, has anybody been able to notice in any of the spy shots that different types of tires are being used?

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              • #8
                Perhaps your eyes are bionic and can see what tires these are. This was off one of yesterday’s C8 caravan cars. The only tires we have been able to decipher so far have been Michelin 4S’s — which are only a high perf summer tires. But GM may have a surprise in store; personally, I believe not, but maybe (we do not have any little birdie’s whispering so far).

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                  If (Dual break caliber == Yes), then I think it's a great idea to keep the rotor smaller for weight saving and yet still have a better breaking system and also it balances the pressure between the two calibers and thirdly, you have a backup caliber if one goes bad in hard breaking.

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                    When this was first noticed months ago, most felt the dual calipers would have that beneficial effect of net lesser weight, thought the majority at that time felt that the second caliper was strictly a parking brake.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      This was off one of yesterday’s C8 caravan cars. The only tires we have been able to decipher so far have been Michelin 4S’s — which are only a high perf summer tires.
                      Considering the "cold" conditions we've seen now, I wonder if there is a different tire being used. Maybe the 40F guideline for this "summer only" tire has changed. Or maybe thats what their testing.
                      Last edited by Boomer; 02-21-2019, 05:59 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        When this was first noticed months ago, most felt the dual calipers would have that beneficial effect of net lesser weight, thought the majority at that time felt that the second caliper was strictly a parking brake.
                        One of the calipers is much smaller than the other. Looks like a single piston design. If both calipers were being used for braking, I'd be surprised to see them vary in size like this. OTOH, if you're using the disk brake as a parking brake, why not use the main caliper? The only thing that comes to mind is that the parking brake caliper could have a very soft compound that works better for the purpose, and when cold, while the main caliper is a harder compound for better performance and wear at high speeds and temps.
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                          Thanks to Corvette_Nut, this add’l picture.

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                            Few more C8 pics; these are more screen prints provided by, and with thanks to, Corvette_Nut coming from one of his earlier provided videos.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                              One of the calipers is much smaller than the other. Looks like a single piston design. If both calipers were being used for braking, I'd be surprised to see them vary in size like this. OTOH, if you're using the disk brake as a parking brake, why not use the main caliper? The only thing that comes to mind is that the parking brake caliper could have a very soft compound that works better for the purpose, and when cold, while the main caliper is a harder compound for better performance and wear at high speeds and temps.
                              Back in the 1970s or so, GM was using the main caliper for both braking and a parking brake. It has a screw mechanism built into the inside caliper piston that was connected to the parking park cable.the brake cable had an arm that would “screw “ the piston into rotor contact.. It was extra work to setup when changing brake pads, and was not the best system to use. Also, on high performance braking systems, the pad was not allowed to release from the rotor completely, or with poor adjustment, the pad would back off the rotor to far, and produce a low brake petal.Bad deal for the pad, as it could drag and stay hot, or not apply any pressure at all.. Not the best description of this, Best I can do. But, later they went to the small brake drum/ rotor hat like you see today. The separate parking brake caliper is in my opinion the correct and best way to do this. My bet is the small caliper shown is just a parking brake caliper with the piston screw mechanism and brake cable arm setup . Best of both worlds.
                              Ferrari, Lamborghini, and many others are currently using a separate parking brake caliper.
                              Last edited by Racer86; 02-22-2019, 10:35 AM.
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