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CORVETTE TODAY #80 - Meet Famed Corvette Race Car Driver, Andy Pilgrim

If you're a fan of Corvette Racing, you'll absolutely love this podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...FH4VXOYBcu2ZSx. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, sits down with famed Corvette Racing driver, Andy Pilgrim, to discuss his illustrious career. Andy takes you back to his days in Great Britain, where he started racing motorcycles. He tells you how he got to the United States and how he got invited to be a part of the Corvette Racing team. Pilgrim talks about his 20+ years racing, his time at Le Mans and much more.

Also find out what andy is doing today along with his association with the National Corvette Museum and the Motorsports Park.
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The Official GM Z06 Press Release Will Be Here Tuesday @ 12:01 Pm (ET)

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Wrong Rumors Of Orders Being Entered For The C8 Stingray On 7/24

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  • Wrong Rumors Of Orders Being Entered For The C8 Stingray On 7/24

    Rumors and grossly optimistic announcements by a few salesperson have gotten the rumor mill stampede going wildly, over-optimistically and totally incorrectly, that the first C8 orders are going in tomorrow, Thursday, July 24th.

    I give credit to all the dealers and salesperson who know better, who have not bought into that false bit of incorrect info, who know much better than that, and thus have not wrongly informed their customers.

    Here’s the facts.

    * Pricing of options is probably going to be live tomorrow — even though GM’s “reserve your C8” site says in small print at the bottom that the pricing will be announced on August 15th.

    * Dealers can type in all the orders this wish tomorrow on the WorkBench Connect system. However, that will mean absolutely nothing as far as your getting your car sooner than anyone whose order is later entered, for orders keystroked tomorrow in that GM software will only get to 1100 status, e.g, not even a fractional assist to getting your car one day earlier than if your dealer were to enter your order weeks and weeks later (once the official consensus allocation process starts).

    How come? Experienced Corvette folks know that getting one’s order to status 1100 that is worth no more that your buying a Powerball ticket — and starting to spend your money later in the day based on your insanely optimistic assumption that you will the lottery.

    The actual first consensus, in which allocations are granted by GM and then dealers’ pair each of their specific allocation with specific customer orders, is not tomorrow (July 24th) but a long way down the road (think at least six weeks).

    Just like the massively incorrect rumors of the C8’s reveal being as far back as last fall, ignore this erroneous info, for what you will see elsewhere is post after posted of wrongly advised individuals saying, “my C8 has been ordered; I know this because I have this screen print of my order right here” (and they will post their 1100 status orders as “proof” of that on FB and elsewhere).

    Please ignore tomorrow’s massive bit of incorrect information hyped by a small minority of salespersons and fewer dealers, but which regrettably will cause more needless and incorrect angst.
    Last edited by John; 07-24-2019, 12:56 AM.
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  • #2
    Thank you for the excellent post!

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    • #3
      Thanks for clarifying that John, should reduce the anxiety people might have about "missing the boat".

      When pricing is released, do you expect it to be in the form a full "Build Your Own" type site which includes all options (not just the ones in the Visualizer) or will there be some sort of expanded Ordering Guide?

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      • #4
        Thank You
        Good to Know. I am only going by what Mark or Tom tells me at MacMulkin.

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        • #5
          About what I have been hearing & expecting, with the exception of the pricing today rather than Aug 15th. Great news & hopefully correct.

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          • #6
            SO are we getting pricing tomorrow or august 15th?

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            • #7
              Thank you John.

              The interwebs are going nuts with this pricing/ordering rumor. I fault a small minority of salesman/dealerships.

              Below is your reference to the "reserve" section on Chev website:

              If you fail to place an order within 7 business days of pricing becoming available (pricing is project to be available on August 15, 2019), your request will be automatically cancelled and any deposit paid through this website will be refunded by Dealer.
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              • #8
                If pricing is available today then that should help us a lot even if no real orders are entered.

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                • #9
                  Yeah my dealer sent me my GM Global Connect Quick Order this morning. I filled it out and sent it back. Not exactly clear on if this allows him to place the order or not. He didn't have pricing so I would be surprised. I think it's like said they are in but in a holding pattern.

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                  • #10
                    John is exactly correct the only meaning of getting the order in today is the ability to have an actual order number on the order! September is the first actual consensus for accepting the orders
                    Nate Schneider
                    General Sales Manager
                    Uftring Chevrolet
                    309-444-1305

                    http://www.uftringchevy.com

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                    • #11
                      Phil thanks for your business! I think ken is just as excited as you are!
                      Nate Schneider
                      General Sales Manager
                      Uftring Chevrolet
                      309-444-1305

                      http://www.uftringchevy.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by naschneider123 View Post
                        John is exactly correct the only meaning of getting the order in today is the ability to have an actual order number on the order! September is the first actual consensus for accepting the orders
                        This is from Nate at the Chevy dealer that is ordering the cars. This dealership is in the top 10% of all Chevy stores in Corvette sales. They are as connected as any dealership when it comes to Corvettes. When I sold there they made things happen I didn't think could. I have been to the plant in Bowling Green, met with the plant manager, and taken tours the tour doesn't go on. They ROCK!!!

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                        • #13
                          John, with all of the anticipated new Corvette owners buying C8's, you may want to copy a "sticky" that you did for the Stingray Forum and post it here on the MECF. I've been communicating with a friend of mine who thought he placed an order with his dealer yesterday. This friend has bought many, many Corvettes but had no idea about GM's "Order Status Tracking Codes" and their meanings. I learned the hard way as a neophyte with my C7 waiting in 2015 for a delivery that took five months!
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                          • #14
                            Thank you. I totally agree. Already Harlan and I are communicating about exactly that thread.
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