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CORVETTE TODAY #164 - My Trip To The Amelia Island Concours

In March of this year, your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, attended the unveiling of the three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes from Le Mans at the Amelia Island Concours. Steve recaps his weekend at Amelia Island and all the events that took place during the show!;
The Cunningham Corvettes were the hit of the entire weekend and you'll hear about the whole story on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
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Sigala Back As MECF Venodr

What is new? For MECF members, has developed a new customer communications system, trained more staff, and with some inducements is committed to providing your products along their stated completion timelines.
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CORVETTE TODAY #163 - Corvette News & Headlines, Late May 2023

Recognizing Memorial Day, there is still a lot of news coming out in the world of Corvette! Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger is back on the show with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, to detail all the important things happening with America's Sports Car.;
Here are a few of the topics covered by Steve and Keith on this week's show:
1. Engineers are spotted in what we think is the C8 ZR1 prototype
2. We have two new E-Ray videos available
3. New Z06 allocations went out in the middle of this month (May 2023)
4. The National Corvette Museum names a new Marketing Director
5. Australia recalls the 2022 C8 Corvette for being too loud
6. Did GM's Instagram page give us a C9 Corvette preview?
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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

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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  • Hello from New Mexico

    Hello to everyone on this forum. I wanted to join what appears to be a very thoughtful group.

    I can't say I will be able to buy a new ME, but am very interested in learning about it as it is revealed. I have liked cars since I was a little boy, and loved Corvettes since I was 16 in 1959.

    At that time, Moorpark, CA was a small farm town of 1500 people, with a single Main Street, and a drive in hamburger joint in the middle of it. It was a summer evening and I was hanging out with friends when a couple of "older guys" pulled in with a new fuel injected Vette. We started talking to them about the car and it turned out they were Airmen from the nearby base in Camarillo. As they backed out onto the main street to leave, we all said: "burn some rubber." The driver replied: "this thing can't hardly do it." Then he proceeded to do just that, the entire length of the block in front of the burger stand. We were in shock, and simultaneously all yelled: "I gotta get one of those!"

    Needless to say, by the time I was 19, I managed to foolishly finance my way into a year old 62 "fuelly." I only managed to hang on to it for nine months as it was causing me to become bankrupt. But, I got one!

    Several years later I was able to buy a used '67 Stingray coupe for $1,600. That car was ahead of it's time, as it was a luxury cruiser. It had factory AC, PS, PB, base 300hp 327 engine, and Powerglide transmission. It was Milano Maroon with a black interior. I really liked that car, but couldn't keep it running right because it suffered from a chronic carburetor heat soak problem that I didn't have the diagnostic skills to detect at the time. One night, when I was on the fence about keeping the car, a guy knocked on my door and wanted to buy the car for his wife. She wanted an automatic, which was hard to find. He had $2,300 cash in his hand as a persuader. So, I caved and the car was gone that night.

    I was Vetteless until 2007 when I was able to buy a mint 2002 C5 with only 12,000 miles from a good friend who bought it new. It was exactly the car I would have ordered if I could have afforded a new one. It now has 136,000 miles on it and is no longer mint, but it still lookes pretty good. I get frequent compliments on it.

    As you can probably surmise, my Vette is not a recreational vehicle. I don't race, show, tour, or hang out with it. I daily drive it, and especially like long distance endurance driving. To me, a good day is 900 miles in 15 hours. If I need to be somewhere far away, why not drive a Vette, instead of tortureing yourself on a flight, or driving a boat like my wife's Jeep or my Ram.

    I didn't mean to write a book, but wanted to start a dialogue about how people use their Corvette. I feel that the group of owners who actually utilize their cars, are under represented on forums, and subject to mockery about valuing features like storage space, fuel mileage and resulting range.

    So again, I feel honored to be part of this group. Victor
    Last edited by AbqVic; 09-03-2018, 02:12 PM.

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    Thank you AbqVic for sharing your very intersting backstory. I can imagine that one block long burnout — still etched in your mind and mine now too. How fun!

    Thanks for joining us!!!
    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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      Great story, welcome to the forum !
      2022, 2LT Elkhart Blue ..


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        Welcome to MECF!
        Rapid Blue 3LT, HTC, Z51, HTO, D84, E60, FE4, J6F, ZYC, 5ZZ and 5W8.
        Built 11/19/2020
        Officially Ours: 11/27/2020


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          Great story and great success on your various Vette's! My current 2017 only has 16,000 miles on it but like you, I say drive the heck out of it. Glad to hear your story and your interest in driving or cars vs just visually lusting after them. Or admiring them too. Hoping to hear from more on 'this topic.
          2017 TR GS 2LT


          • #6
            Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a great corvette. Who knows when any of us will get our next corvette yet its fun to see and hear about the direction of the brand...

            none of us know when lady luck will shine upon each of us.

            could be at launch next fall, could be a year later, could be a few years after that ...but either way we will know what options we just have to have.

            the upset on the exotic car market should be entertaining as well.


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              Thank you all for welcoming me to this very Interesting site. Vic