December 30, 2003Chevrolet will officially lift the press
embargo on all the information relating to the New Corvette C6 one
minute after midnight December 31 EST. The C5/C6
Registry will have information posted at
and the National Corvette Museum will release all official information at:
www.corvettemuseum.com . The C5 Registry has also learned you will be
able to see glimpses of the sixth generation Corvette in Chevrolet Ads running
during Dick Clark's "Rockin New Years Eve".
December 26, 2003
The C5 Registry has learned John Lingenfelter,
founder of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, passed away around 9:30 PM
December 25th, 2003.
John had been in a semi-comatose state since November 2002 when he entered into
a coma during surgery that was necessary due to a racing accident in Pomona,
California in October 2002. We at
the REGISTRY will always remember his kindness and support to the C5 Registry.
December 19, 20032005 Corvette Unveiling
C5 Registry Members
– We have just received word that the unveiling of the new
at the North American
International Auto Show in Detroit on
January 4, 2004, will be web cast! Go to
www.chevy.com/corvette and look for the
icon under Corvette News. It will also be broadcast via satellite (coordinates:
Galaxy 11, Transponder 12 K, Uplink: 14242 Horizontal, Downlink: 11942 Vertical,
36.000 MHz, Analog, Ku band). The show is planned to start at 7:00 EST so tune
in and be part of the excitement!
For those of you on the West Coast, the 2005
C6 will also be on display at the
Greater Los Angeles Auto Show beginning
January 5, 2004.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the brand new 2005
Corvette die cast models, they will be available on January 5, 2004 on
December 4, 2003
The 2004 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
will be in Detroit, Michigan as usual, and this year the
C5 Registry will be there! Official C5
Registry Tentative Schedule of Events is listed on the events page at:
www.c5registry.com/events.htm , be sure and check this out there is a lot of
member information listed. The show dates will be: January 8 – 11, 2004 You
won’t want to miss this – the unveiling of the
at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, MI.
Plans are underway for a special viewing for
C5 Registry members along with some other
special events. Make plans now to join us!
November 26, 2003
We’ve been asked to advise you that beginning December 1,
2003 through April 22, 2004, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tour portion of
the R8C (Museum Delivery) will NOT be available. All orders with the option R8C,
delivered in this timeframe, will be affected. A Bowling Green Plant video will
be shown at delivery and the Corvette Museum will arrange a VIP Plant Tour to be
scheduled at a later date when tours become available.
Corvette Plant Tour Modification for
R8C (Museum Delivery)
Registry Members –
November 24, 2003
USA Today Spy Photographer Sneaks
Shot of New Corvette!
C5 Registry Members
– Don’t miss James Healey’s article on the new
C6 Corvette, complete with spy
photos taken in San Francisco. His article can be found in Monday, November 24,
2003 USA Today Money section on page 4B or you can read about it online at
Within the article the GM line of the day has to be spoken by
Chevy’s Tom Wilkinson
saying, "Somebody who
knew what to look for caught it".
He was referring to three photos taken while the
C6 was sitting on an OPEN truck
carrier and sent all around the web-world. The Registry has about 700+ members
in California, with 150+ in the greater San Francisco area, not to mention all
those who are a part of many other great Corvette websites, the only thing we
can say is… WHAT WERE THEY
October 17, 2003
Z15s Are Leading Production with LeMans Blue!
C5 Registry Members
– The word’s just in…Convertibles painted with LeMans
Blue (RPO 19U) are becoming the number one produced convertible
color so far this year. If current trends continue,
LeMans Blue will turn out to be a very popular color for the final year
of C5 convertibles. Currently it seems as though the Coupe has not caught
on with the Commemorative buyer. Traditional Corvette colors are
dominating the Coupe’s production.
Just to clarify, there is NO constraint on
non-commemorative Z06s with their Nurburgring-inspired chassis tuning. All
five Z06 colors are available, of course without the hood, decals and wheels,
but you save $4,500!
Z16’s Still on Hold!
C5 Registry Members –
Email after email requests information regarding the
Commemorative Edition Z16 model of the Z06 Corvette. The Hot News
information given to you on September 11th has changed.
To read about the latest, Members, see