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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.

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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 Corvettes Fuel Up at the Nurburgring (Interior and Exterior Photos)

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  • ME Corvettes Fuel Up at the Nurburgring (Interior and Exterior Photos)

    While many Corvette enthusiasts here in the States are enjoying BBQs and a three-day weekend that’s most associated with the end of summer, your Corvette engineering staff is half-way around the world at the Nurburgring in Germany where they are preparing to test the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette!

    For the first time, the production version of the C8 Corvette is being shown without the heavy black cloth camouflage coverings that we’ve become accustomed to seeing.

    The following photos are shared from CorvetteBlogger.com. Check out the entire set of 50 photos here:

    http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018/...e-nurburgring/































    Last edited by CorvetteBlogger; 09-03-2018, 12:54 PM.
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    Thank you CorvetteBlogger for posting many here-before-unseen pictures!
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    • #3
      I just looked at Rick Conti Blog and it showed a MI plate
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      • #4
        Looks pretty obvious now that it is not going to be a retractable top..... at least not on the first go-around.
        Mark JD
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        • #5
          GREAT shots..savin' my nickles. Time to geat some appraisals done on my '16 Z06

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark JD View Post
            Looks pretty obvious now that it is not going to be a retractable top..... at least not on the first go-around.
            Actually, the photos show just the opposite. There are very clearly two different bodies there. One a fastback targa, the other with a vertical rear window (hidden by a piece of cloth) and a trunk. That one is almost certainly a HT 'vert.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

              Actually, the photos show just the opposite. There are very clearly two different bodies there. One a fastback targa, the other with a vertical rear window (hidden by a piece of cloth) and a trunk. That one is almost certainly a HT 'vert.
              Yep...what he said!! Its clearly both the coupe and vert.

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              • #8
                Holy Smokes - that's it ! No more mystery - I feel like the dude that wrote the lyrics for the J. Geils Band Hit "Centerfold"

                "Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine
                And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in-between
                My blood runs cold
                My imagination has just been sold
                My angel is the centerfold
                Angel is the centerfold"

                Pretty sharp. I this bikerjulio has been right all along. The coupe has the spaceship looking rear glass window, and the vert has the cloth burka to cover the open buttresses.

                They are WAY ahead of where the C7 was at this stage. I don't think the C7 went to the Ring until 2014.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dcbingaman View Post
                  Holy Smokes - that's it ! No more mystery

                  Pretty sharp. I this bikerjulio has been right all along. The coupe has the spaceship looking rear glass window, and the vert has the cloth burka to cover the open buttresses.

                  They are WAY ahead of where the C7 was at this stage. I don't think the C7 went to the Ring until 2014.
                  You were the person trying to argue with me on this, weren't you?

                  I couldn't resist

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dcbingaman View Post
                    Holy Smokes - that's it ! No more mystery - I feel like the dude that wrote the lyrics for the J. Geils Band Hit "Centerfold"

                    "Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine
                    And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in-between
                    My blood runs cold
                    My imagination has just been sold
                    My angel is the centerfold
                    Angel is the centerfold"

                    Pretty sharp. I this bikerjulio has been right all along. The coupe has the spaceship looking rear glass window, and the vert has the cloth burka to cover the open buttresses.

                    They are WAY ahead of where the C7 was at this stage. I don't think the C7 went to the Ring until 2014.
                    Also notice the position of the rear view cameras. The coupe is lower and the vert is slightly higher. And looks like its going to be a hard top vert glory to God!!! =)

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                    • #11
                      Bikerjulio - I'll buy you your favorite adult beverage if you attend the Michelin Bash next year. I would imagine GM will have a dozen of these sweet angels parked around the Natt'l Corvette Museum for all of us to drool at !! I know some great places for eating, drinking and shooting the breeze in Bowling Green. You called it like a Pro !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mark JD View Post
                        Looks pretty obvious now that it is not going to be a retractable top..... at least not on the first go-around.
                        There are two versions now testing at the Nurburgring, a coupe and a HT convertible. However, GM has very nicely disguised the HT version so at first glance it is very easy to see if it is different than the couple

                        The top one below is the removable roof coupe; the bottom of the two below is the HT convertible. As to when each one gets revealed, then starts down the assembly line, ???

                        Thank you to jagamajajaran for superimposing these two versions. Even with that, hard to see the differences. A key diff in this pictures is that on the HT ‘vert, there is a roof break further forward (above the “middle s” In “CarScoops”)

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                        Last edited by John; 09-03-2018, 03:25 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Great write up and pics!

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                          • #14
                            This is GREAT news..... The two models out to cruise the ring. Maybe, just maybe, the targa and the 'vert' will come to market at the same time! Now I'm really excited
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoketRdr View Post

                              Also notice the position of the rear view cameras. The coupe is lower and the vert is slightly higher. And looks like its going to be a hard top vert glory to God!!! =)
                              see my post #74 on the naked thread.

                              Myself and others have done a lot of looking at the 2 different roofs, for months now. The big reveal will be to see the C8 roof in operation, but both McLaren and Ferrari have spyder versions that show consistent, and similar, roof seams.
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