June 30, 2001To celebrate Corvette’s
will present an Historic Motorama of Corvettes. One Corvette from each
production year will be represented as the cars travel from the
Corvette’s birthplace in Flint,
Michigan to its current home in Bowling
Green on June
28, 2002. It will be joined by the 50th
Anniversary Corvette for the last mile of the Motorama Journey and
arrive at the Corvette Museum for a three-day Corvette celebration. For
details on how to be a part of the Historic Motorama, visit www.corvettemuseum.com/motorama/
June 29, 2001
The 2002 Z06 price was released
today. The new base price, before destination and options is $49,505,
an increase of $1,450 over the 2001 Z06
base price. We're sure part of this increase is due to the fact that HUD
and floor mats are now standard. Also the memory package and electro
chromatic mirror package has been grouped together for a total option
price of $270. Of course, a destination
charge of $645 must be added to the above
Coupe and Convertible base prices
released earlier this week are as follows:
Coupe - $40,805 (an increase of $525 over
2001) and Convertible - $47,330 ( an
increase of $525 over 2001). As mentioned above, these prices do not
include the destination charge of $645. This information leads us to
believe that the options and option packages prices did not increase.
The Plant’s GEARED
UP for model change time…The
model Corvette is ready to go. In fact, you’ll see the first of
the new parts for the 2002
Corvette online in some areas of the plant. System
fill for the ’02 is began in Body Systems Friday, June 22 as parts for
the new model go into the production system in Body and Paint. Members,
for all the details.
The Trans Am race from Cleveland will be on CBS at 3.30 ET
this coming Sunday. Watch for the Orange #40
Driven by Justin Bell!
Donna Littlejohn C5R#X2631
will be on the cover of the September issue of Vette
In a grueling and rain soaked
69th running of the 24 Hours of LeMans, CORVETTE
took 1st and 2nd in the GTS Class!
Results were as follows:
1- Ron Fellows/Johnny O’Connell/Scott Pruett, No. 63 GTS Corvette
Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, -30 laps
2- Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon, No. 64 GTS Corvette
Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, -39 laps
3- Terry Borcheller/Franz Konrad/Oliver Gavin, No. 60 GTS Saleen Allen
Speedlab Saleen S7R, -50 laps
4- Christophe Bouchut/Jean-Philippe Belloc/Tiago Monteiro, No. 58 GTS
Larbre Competition Chrysler Viper GTS-R, -86 laps
Registry congratulates everyone on TEAM
CORVETTE for a Job WELL DONE!
June 14, 2001
For those of you who do not know, We have just confirmed that the PLATINUM
POWER PURPLE 2000 C5
be going up on the auction block. This one of a kind C5
is the one many of you have
seen at the Corvette Museum or on the Registry website. See the 4th
quarter of 1999 of past Hot News for more information: http://www.c5registry.com/Members/PastHN/4q99hn.htm.
It was won and is still owned by Billy & Reva Phelps of Bowling
Green, KY. When it was won, a
certified automobile appraiser valued it at approximately $115,000 and
unofficially by others at over $200k. To date, offers have been coming
in for over $200k.
One lucky C5
owner is waiting in Menlo Park, CA, as he or she will receive the
LAST C5 produced in
the 2001 Model Year! For
more details . . . Members, see. MOHN
May 26, 2001
It’s OFFICIAL!! The Registry has learned . . . Drum
roll please. . . . the Corvette will end Model Year 2001 with Job # . .
. Members, see MOHN
May 25, 2001
You can tell the 2001
Model Year is wrapping up as production numbers are coming in fast and
furious . . . what a FABULOUS year
Corvette has had!! The 2001 C5
is certainly, as Dave Hill says,
"the Best Vette Yet!" For final production numbers on Bowling
Green Metallic (91U) and Navy
Blue Metallic (28U) . . . and we do mean FINAL
– as these two colors have been discontinued and will not be built in
Model Year . . . Members, see MOHN
Gentlemen, grab your phones!
It’s May Madness… 2002
ordering allocations begin today!
Feeling frantic trying to get in line to get your 2002
coupe, or convertible in the early production cycle before it’s
too late? Getting mixed messages from your dealer about when you can put
in an order and any constraints
that may or may not be placed on your order? Sit back, relax, and let
the C5 Registry put
you "in the know."
To find out the latest on ordering
May 23, 2001
Production Update: Word has reached the
Registry office today regarding the number of Z06ss
produced year-to-date. We wanted our members to have this
information as quickly as it became available. Members,
for more details.
May 19, 2001
As the 2002 C5
introduction draws near…more exciting 2002
production news becomes available. E-mails continue to flood the Registry
office regarding dealers who are misinforming our members that there are
some color/interior RESTRICTIONS
on the Z06 in ’02.
Once again the Registry searches for the OFFICIAL word for
our members. Members, see MOHN
. .for more details.
May 17, 2001
GENERAL MOTORS STATEMENT REGARDING PERFORMANCE OF THE CORVETTE IN THE
2001 JD POWERS INITIAL QUALITY SURVEY. The statements can be
attributed to Wil Cooksey, plant
manager of GM’s Bowling Green vehicle assembly center.
had an outstanding year winning top industry awards such as Automobile
of the Year from Automobile Magazine and "America’s
Best" from AutoWeek. Today’s announcement from J.D. Power
and Associates that Corvette is the segment leader in the premium sports
category reinforces Corvette’s position as America’s favorite sports
car. Corvette’s continued success is due to our plant’s dedicated
and talented workforce. It takes everyone working together as a team to
continuously satisfy our customers. We are very proud of our plant’s
accomplishments and how Corvette performs in today’s marketplace. FULL
GM PRESS RELEASE
May 16, 2001
We have received numerous emails from many of you "itching"
to get the scoop on 2002
production! We are happy to announce that we have received OFFICIAL
word from our "friends in high places" concerning the Start
Up of the 2002 Model Year
production schedule as it pertains to the first few weeks. Members, see MOHN
As all of you
know, the Registry is viewed worldwide. One of our European friends
forwarded us this very interesting summary of an article in the May 2,
2001 issue of the German car magazine Auto
Motor und Sport. It mentions that GM is in the process
of redesigning their engine line up -- primarily designed for trucks --
to include the ability to de-activate some cylinders in order to reduce
emissions and fuel consumption. The magazine claims that, GM will as
part of the "scaleable
engine block" program
(modify engines ranging from 4.7 liters to 6.0
liters). This new design will be used in various GM models. It goes on
to mention that the Corvette will be
offered with a new 6.0 liter engine
featuring three valves per cylinder pumping out 450 hp as early as fall
We at the
Registry doubt that Fall 2001 is the correct timeline, but the rest of
the story matches up with previous rumors of a 6.0-liter
engine, perhaps for the C6.
May 8, 2001
Members who attended the Birthday
Bash . . . it looks like we are the "extras"
in an upcoming SpeedVision special
on Corvettes and racing! The video crew was in the plant on Friday,
April 20, during the C5
Registry Birthday Bash activities.
C5ers . . . Keep an eye out for this
SpeedVision program for your "15
minutes of fame!" Let us know when it is set to air.
wins American Exotics Comparison Test . . .
Edmunds.com, a leading consumer resource for automotive information,
recently proclaimed the Corvette Z06
the winner of the "American Exotics
The test was
part of an extensive online video and text report that also featured the
Dodge Viper GTS ACR and the Ford
SVT Mustang Cobra R. Each vehicle was
tested under normal road conditions and at a racetrack, and evaluated
according to such criteria as performance, features, price,
functionality and subjective observations by the road test editors.
Members . . . . Edmunds just found out what every Z06
owner already knew!
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