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Corvette Today: Corvette News & Headlines, Early October 2023

The automotive industry is going through a tumultuous time right now with the United Auto Workers striking the Big 3 automakers. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger to bring you the most up-to-date information in the world of Corvette.;

Besides the UAW strike, here are some of the other Corvette topics that Steve and Keith will discuss:

1. 2024 Corvette production started on Monday, September 18th

2. Two ZR1 prototypes are spotted in Colorado with no wheel coverings and no exhaust sounds

3. A C3 Corvette gets a "Mako-over" into a Mako Shark II

4. A C8 Z06 falls off a lift at a dealership

5. A 2023 70th Anniversary Z06 sells at Mecum for $247,500

6. A Chevy Silverado rolls over a C8 Corvette....ON PURPOSE!

Every other week, CORVETTE TODAY brings you the latest news in the world of Corvette to keep you informed on what's happening with America's Sports Car!
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2024 & 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

2024 Order Guide Here:
2023 Corvette Brochure:
E-Ray Visualizer:
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:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
Z06 Order Guide:
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:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*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:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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Please Introduce Yourself: Hello Current & Future MidEngineCorvetteForum Members!

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  • Please Introduce Yourself: Hello Current & Future MidEngineCorvetteForum Members!

    Allow me please to start out. Hello “John” here (have posted as “elegant” and “Road Trip” on other forums).

    I LOVE cars, been so addicted since I was a little kid, and would not go to sleep even as a four year old unless my parents read me my book on cars, trucks, and earth moving equipment (still have that book). Lived in Detroit for a while, then in New England a long time, moved to the Pacific Northwest when 29. Worked in different parts of the vehicle industry, including summers through college at a Ford assembly plant (paid the bills but not a Ford guy). At one point with my team, responsible to buy/maintain a fleet of 650+ varied vehicles. Now retired, and still car addicted.

    Got my first Corvette ride as a junior in high school, in a new ‘63 Sebring Silver split window with 340 HP, factory 4 speed and factory air — and would buy a twin if I win the lottery. That started my Corvette-specific addiction.

    Always wanted a Corvette, but did not have much money early, and with family/kids, work and building our house ourselves, everything else always came first. Finally bought our first new one, a ‘98 at 50 years old. And my and my wife’s addiction grew. Previous to our current Corvette, we had a 2006 Z06 — made first week of production (Buyers Tour and NCM Museum Delivery).

    We are twenty-year members and annual contributors to the National Corvette Museum.

    After our kids left the house, we have typically done 10,000 road trip miles each year (over 250,000+ road trip miles in total). Next year planning on roughly 20,000, including the National Corvette Caravan (am Co-Captain of the Pacific Northwest part). Hope our ME arrives in time to be on at least one of next year’s trips! We placed our deposit for it with Mike@Criswell on Feb. 1, 2015.

    Going to be tough to hand off our C7 to someone else, for this car is such a joy!


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    2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    Hi everybody! My name's David.

    I have always loved the Vette. It was always a dream of mine to have a red convertible.

    But then came college and then marriage and kids and a home.

    Following my divorce in '92 I looked for a used red C4. But I found a silver '86 convertible and the price was right. Silver shows off the lines of the car nicely. I absolutely loved that car, but only kept it a few years as the insurance was expensive.

    In '13 I bought a low-mileage red '06 C6 convertible. I'm keeping this one.

    Each generation gets better. I am super excited about the upcoming mid-engine C8!

    I am honored to be a member of this new forum!

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    • #3
      Greetings, I'm happy to be part of this next step in our beloved Corvette journey. I am looking forward to see what the C8 will be and expect nothing short of exceptional. Being a current C7 owner I must say this is the best car available to the public.


      • #4
        Greetings from Florida, glad to be here.

        After owning 8 Mustangs in 20 years, I bought my first Corvette in 2001. It was a new Millennium Yellow coupe with a 6 speed and I've been a Corvette owner ever since.

        I currently own four Corvettes, 66 coupe, 70 coupe, 04 Z06 and 16 Z06 coupe.


        • #5
          Wife was a die hard Corvette fan.....I loved lots of cars, makes and models....bought our first one a 1978 for her 50th birthday then added a 2015 Z51 as a anniversary gift a few years later, then upgraded to a 2017 Grand Sport last April.

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          2017 TR GS 2LT


          • #6
            Hi everyone, glad to be a part of this new forum. I've been a car nut since I was 11 and started reading Road & Track and Car and Driver, following F1 racing and sports car racing. My first car was a '66 Mustang convertible (289, auto), followed by a fastback with a 302 4 speed. In those years I rebuilt engines and was always in or under a car and that led me to study Mechanical Engineering. While still in college, I had a '69 Porsche 911, but it met a sad end, though it kept me safe. I built engines for my uncle's '58 Corvette (an aluminum head, 4 Weber LT-1), and my dad's C3, but never had a Corvette of my own. Life moved on, as it does, and after a stint at Crane Cams and a year in Germany working for a race team, I got married went to law school and put my tools away - but I kept them all. Now, many years later, Lucy and I finally became Corvette owners with our 2015 Z51 purchased in January of 2017.

            We we enjoy all sorts of car events, trips, cruises, etc., and we're looking forward to all developments in the Corvette world. We'll likely hang on to our current Corvette for many years, but the enthusiasm for the marque only grows as each tidbit of news arrives. Let's keep on having fun!

            Current: 2019 Coupe, Z06, 3LZ, Elkhart Lake Blue, Jet Black.
            Former: 2015 Coupe, LT1, Z51 3LT, Laguna Blue, Jet Black.


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ID:	246 Hello everyone: it is an honor to be a member of such a prestigious group of Vette afficianodos. I posted in the Stingray Forum as Buzz and the same in this forum as well. Same story as many of you; first car at 15 and then a succession of cars every 3 years or so up until today. Started out with GTO's then moved to Nisssan Z's and am now on my 8th Vette which is a beautiful 2017 Black Rose 7sp GS Roadster. Have travelled all over the NW in these cars, usually every Summer we go on a 5000 mile 2 week cruise and it is not only fun in a Vette but comfortable as well. Have done all the national parks, Canada, Route 66, Grand Canyon, etc,,like Dinah used to say :See the USA in your Chevrolet:!

              Have been retired since 1999 and drive it every day as it is the only car I have. Why everyone is amazed that i drive it daily, i do not know. Isn't that why we have them? To drive and have as much fun on 4 wheels as is possible! If anyone is out in the Oregon area, stop by and we can go on a day cruise!
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                I like your style German, meant to drive and enjoy is what it's all about.

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              Buzz, I love your GORGEOUS car!
              2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


              • #9
                Hi everyone!

                I am thrilled to be apart of this new forum! Absolutely love the “New Topics” button! Been a long time since I saw one of those working!

                A little about myself. The first car that I ever drove was my mom's white 1971 Camaro. This was back in 1976 and I was 5 years old. Mom made a quick stop at grandma's. So, I hopped into the driver's seat, stood up to see out the windshield, pulled the gear selector down to neutral, and rolled down the hill! Luckily, myself and the car were all ok. My mom was not impressed but my dad got a kick out of it.

                My aunt had a white 1979 Corvette. It was beautiful! I loved riding around in her Corvette. My uncle had a white 1989 Corvette and I still cannot believe that he let me drive it to prom!

                So, I have loved Corvettes almost my entire life. In 2015, I was able to buy my first Corvette, an Arctic White Z51 with Adrenaline Red interior. Vettenessa is my daily driver and she has over 50,000 trouble free miles!

                Thank you for inviting me to this great forum! This is gonna be fun!


                2015 Z51 - Arctic White

                NCM Lifetime Member


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                  Originally posted by Mark JD
                  Hi all.....
                  Mark JD here. I am very glad to be joining this new ME Corvette Forum. Great job John in getting this forum underway.

                  Looking forward to all the Mid-engine news and can't wait for its' arrival.
                  This forum did not exist in any of our three minds a few weeks ago. The idea just exploded thereafter. Tons of kudos for my super smart partners. We have been working incredible hours, but it happened. Originally, we wanted to have it functional by September 1st. Then one said, how about since we are making some progress, “let’s shoot for August 1st.” Two days later, due primarily to our computer smart wizard (not me as you all know — but another partner), we said, “let’s strive for July 15th.” And then everytime we got another item checked off, our starting time goal moved up.

                  So what better than birthing a Corvette forum, for America’s Favorite Sports Car, than to see, could we really open it on July 4th — our nation’s celebrated Birthday.

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                  2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


                  • #11
                    Hello to everyone. Really excited to be a member of this forum and am looking forward to Corvette's journey to the ME.

                    My first Corvette was a '74 convertible. Did I just give away my age? Loved it or maybe I just love the memories that came with it. From there it was '76, '78, '84 and '85. I took nearly a 3 decade break (telling my age again) and bought a '14 C7, What a leap from the '85 to the '14. Couldn't resist the Z06 urge and bought a '16 Z06. This time I kept the '14 as well. We call that my wife's car. Happy wife, happy car life! lol!


                    • #12
                      Rich, you and Mary are both so nice people, that you each deserve your own C7. However, putting on my fortune teller hat, what is going to happen when one gets traded in on your ME, and you two are “discussing” which of you deserves to drive it that day. Best of luck on that one, or, you could get an entry 2020 ME and then a 2022 ME (which is what we are going to do).

                      See even that future problem has been “now solved.”
                      2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


                      • #13
                        Thanks for the invite to this forum. I'm just a long time Corvette owner, wrencher, driver, track instructor


                        • #14
                          Welcome aboard Roc. And in addition, you are an around good guy!!!
                          2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


                          • #15
                            Hello everyone, my name is Steve and a proud owner of my VY 2014 Z51, its my 3rd corvette. My 1st was a 1976 stingray, 2nd was 1985 and now this 2014 is my 3rd.
                            I will be lurking here to learn about the ME that I may decide to get in the future. Glad to be here with others as a team that we all can share, contribute and learn together.
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                            Just received my 2023 Z06 June1 2023
                            Changed my build from z07 to z06 on 4-21-2023, order accepted status 4200 as of 5-30-2023. Will be Hypersonic Gray HTC Built 5-22-23, received June 1 2023