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Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
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    Hello everyone. Very excited to be hear and to rad all about the C8. I have a deposit in for my C8 but who knows now when I will get to see it. That's fine all good things take time. Anyway I have already sold my C7 to try can get the most value out of it and now have a nice down payment for the C8. Would like to hear from other SoCal folks that are going to be getting the C8 and what you pre-order, order, etc experience has been.

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    Blankster I love your avatar (remember standing right there at 6:00 PM, 7,18.19). Welcome to the forum. You are part of an every growing number of MECF members who have already sold their C7, awaiting their C8.

    Glad you joined us!
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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      Thanks John, the reveal was so exciting. We where sitting in the 2nd row and when the 3 cars came flying out and the red one was front and center my wife looked at my face and said Ut Oh, guess we are getting a new car.

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        Welcome Blankster, You're in a perfect area to enjoy the PCH drive. I had to do it in a rented Toyota!

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          Some days PCH is a commute for me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Blankster View Post
            Thanks John, the reveal was so exciting. We where sitting in the 2nd row and when the 3 cars came flying out and the red one was front and center my wife looked at my face and said Ut Oh, guess we are getting a new car.
            I do not know if you saw an earlier post of mine. I was in the third row, right behind Ed Welburn (talked with him twice and he was inquisitive about MECF so I gave him my forum business card. Has he joined? I do not know, but quite of few major automotive names you do know, have joined as members, some under their own names, most of course under forum disguise names. But I digress.

            Sitting next to me was a wonderful couple whom I know for several years. He was on the NCM Board of Directors. They live in Connecticut and drove their lates 2018 GS out from there to the hanger. They love to drive their Corvettes, put over 100,000 miles on their first C7, already have 43,000 miles on their 2018. I asked her before the livestream started if they were interested in getting a C8???

            She said that since their 2018 was pretty new, not for about 2-3 years, when their current C7 has over 100,000 miles on it.

            ​​​​All that changed toward the very end of the livestream when the three C8’s appeared at once on stage, and she strongly grabbed his elbow and said, “I want a C8 NOW!”

            He instantly responded, “then you will.”
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by John View Post

              I do not know if you saw an earlier post of mine. I was in the third row, right behind Ed Welburn (talked with him twice and he was inquisitive about MECF so I gave him my forum business card. Has he joined? I do not know, but quite of few major automotive names you do know, have joined as members, some under their own names, most of course under forum disguise names. But I digress.

              Sitting next to me was a wonderful couple whom I know for several years. He was on the NCM Board of Directors. They live in Connecticut and drove their lates 2018 GS out from there to the hanger. They love to drive their Corvettes, put over 100,000 miles on their first C7, already have 43,000 miles on their 2018. I asked her before the livestream started if they were interested in getting a C8???

              She said that since their 2018 was pretty new, not for about 2-3 years, when their current C7 has over 100,000 miles on it.

              ​​​​All that changed toward the very end of the livestream when the three C8’s appeared at once on stage, and she strongly grabbed his elbow and said, “I want a C8 NOW!”

              He instantly responded, “then you will.”
              Love it. I think many people had that same reaction.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post

                I do not know if you saw an earlier post of mine. I was in the third row, right behind Ed Welburn (talked with him twice and he was inquisitive about MECF so I gave him my forum business card. Has he joined? I do not know, but quite of few major automotive names you do know, have joined as members, some under their own names, most of course under forum disguise names. But I digress.

                Sitting next to me was a wonderful couple whom I know for several years. He was on the NCM Board of Directors. They live in Connecticut and drove their lates 2018 GS out from there to the hanger. They love to drive their Corvettes, put over 100,000 miles on their first C7, already have 43,000 miles on their 2018. I asked her before the livestream started if they were interested in getting a C8???

                She said that since their 2018 was pretty new, not for about 2-3 years, when their current C7 has over 100,000 miles on it.

                ​​​​All that changed toward the very end of the livestream when the three C8’s appeared at once on stage, and she strongly grabbed his elbow and said, “I want a C8 NOW!”

                He instantly responded, “then you will.”
                Sounds like Jack! Was he wearing his red Gucci shoes?
                2017 TR GS 2LT

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blankster View Post
                  Hello everyone. Very excited to be hear and to rad all about the C8. I have a deposit in for my C8 but who knows now when I will get to see it. That's fine all good things take time. Anyway I have already sold my C7 to try can get the most value out of it and now have a nice down payment for the C8. Would like to hear from other SoCal folks that are going to be getting the C8 and what you pre-order, order, etc experience has been.
                  SoCal here. I have a deposit with a SoCal dealer who is selling at MSRP. I know of only 2 dealers in SoCal who are doing this. Most dealers around Los Angeles are adding $5k to the MSRP. Others are selling at Market Price at the time your name comes up, whatever that is.
                  My primary dealer is doing a lottery; they are the only one doing this that I know of. I have my name at other dealers as a back-up. Each dealer seems to be doing things differently. Some are taking deposits, some are just taking names. You have to go with who you feel comfortable with.
                  I have attended the reveal at the Petersen Museum (both days), and reveals at four dealers. I was not only enjoying looking at the car, but scoping out dealers as first and second choices to purchase not only the C-8, but a utility vehicle.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MReid View Post

                    SoCal here. I have a deposit with a SoCal dealer who is selling at MSRP. I know of only 2 dealers in SoCal who are doing this. Most dealers around Los Angeles are adding $5k to the MSRP. Others are selling at Market Price at the time your name comes up, whatever that is.
                    My primary dealer is doing a lottery; they are the only one doing this that I know of. I have my name at other dealers as a back-up. Each dealer seems to be doing things differently. Some are taking deposits, some are just taking names. You have to go with who you feel comfortable with.
                    I have attended the reveal at the Petersen Museum (both days), and reveals at four dealers. I was not only enjoying looking at the car, but scoping out dealers as first and second choices to purchase not only the C-8, but a utility vehicle.
                    I talked to the dealer I got my C7 from and they told me that they didn't think they would get a large allocation and that they would be adding a $5k market adjustment. Talked to another and they are taking 5K deposits and also have a 5K market adjustment. I'm working with a dealer out of state that is selling at MSRP and has been great to work with so far. I have read a lot and spoken to many people that have gone out of state and had great experiences. May do a NSM delivery but not sure about that yet.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blankster View Post

                      I talked to the dealer I got my C7 from and they told me that they didn't think they would get a large allocation and that they would be adding a $5k market adjustment. Talked to another and they are taking 5K deposits and also have a 5K market adjustment. I'm working with a dealer out of state that is selling at MSRP and has been great to work with so far. I have read a lot and spoken to many people that have gone out of state and had great experiences. May do a NSM delivery but not sure about that yet.
                      A lot of the smaller dealers that still have allotment or are not really revealing what they will be getting are going to be asking for premiums. It is what keeps them as small dealers. I have my deposit and am good. But did make a few phone calls today for a friend and I am finding that mid allotment dealers seem to have more depositis than cars and are admitting that if you deposit now you may fall into next year (2021). A few of the larger dealers seem to have cars left for this year (2020) but with late build dates starting in December those that are on the fence waiting for second year cars may want to do so as right now for the most part if you can get a 2020 it will be May/ June . BUT, be ready for a price increase.

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                      • #12
                        All of our forum dealers have 2020 C8 allocations at MSRP (except Suburban who has nicely sold out, and has nice waiting list too).
                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          Welcome to the MECF!

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