the upcoming Cadillac Production coming to the Bowling Green plant? Here
are some answers for you . . .
How is the Cadillac coming?
Preparations for the Cadillac are moving along very well. Engineering is
working on assembling the cars in the earliest pre-production builds. This
allows them to problem solve issues that arise during the build. At the
plant, they have just hired the first seven employees who will help with
these pre-builds as well.
What options will the Roadster have?
The Roadster will have very few options. However, night vision, adaptive
cruise, backup assist, etc., will be standard on the car.
Is the Cadillac shorter than the Corvette?
Yes, the frame is shorter by four inches or so.
Where is the Cadillac going to be built?
There will be changes made to the Bowling Green plant in the upcoming
year. The supermarket and tire install equipment will be moving out of the
plant in order to make room for the general assembly area for the
Will there be two shifts for paint?
Yes, there will be two shifts for the paint shop, as the Cadillac requires
two carriers to paint one car. The Cadillac panels will be painted
horizontally to ensure top quality.
Thanks to Jane Bowlin, editor of the Vette Gazette, for sharing
this Cadillac information with the C5 Registry.
Mid America Designs needs to borrow a Z06 for a photo shoot for an
upcoming cover and inside apparel shots for their catalog. Yellow or red
is preferable but not mandatory. No one will drive your car, the owner can
be present the entire time, if so desired. The location is in the Boca
Raton―Ft. Lauderdale area on Dec. 20. It will be an all day and
evening event. If you are interested, please call Cheryl Habing at
217-540-4252 by Dec. 14.
Catalog Production Manager
Mid America Designs
2000 Corvettes with Millennium Yellow and Torch Red Interiors
The "RP" has announced that a tie
has occurred between 2000 Millennium Yellow Coupes with Torch Red interior
and 2000 Millennium Yellow Convertibles with Torch Red interior.
story breaking from Bowling Green, KY, continues to break along party
lines! FIFTEEN Millennium Yellow Coupes with Torch Red interior
have been produced, twelve of them being 6-speeds and three automatics. On
the other side, FIFTEEN Millennium Yellow Convertibles with Torch
Red interior have been produced, seven of them 6-speeds and eight
automatics. The totals are THIRTY coupes and convertibles with
nineteen 6-speeds and eleven automatics. These figures have been checked
and double-checked BUT…..
Those in charge are calling for a manual recount of the vote!
Corvette Millennium Yellow and
Magnetic Red Constraint Allocation
Message Date: 10/25/00 Admin Number:
We would like
to announce a process change to the Millennium Yellow and Magnetic
Red constraints on the Chevrolet Corvette. These colors are currently
allocated on a national basis. This means that dealers with Corvette
allocation for a given target production week can view the total national
target quantity and placements. If a dealer who has been allocated the
constraint decides to configure a model with a different color, that
constraint goes back into the national "pool" and is available
to any other dealer in the nation.
Beginning on October 27, 2000, we
will now allocate these two colors on a dealer (BAC) level.
If a dealership has been allocated the constraint, that dealer will see
the target quantity of "1" (or whatever quantity they were
allocated) in the constraints screen. Unlike the national level constraint
process, no other dealership has access to this constraint, it is specific
to the dealer. If a dealer is allocated a Magnetic Red or Millennium
Yellow constraint unit and chooses not to use it, the constraint will be
reallocated the following week.
This enhancement will eliminate the
need for dealers to continually check for color constraint availability on
the chance that another dealership has given theirs up. It should also
eliminate the need for a dealership to participate in the Friday
"rush" to secure a color constraint on Corvette.
will begin with the October 27, 2000, order generation on the Corvette
Z06 model. It will then be rolled out to the Coupe/Convertible
allocation group starting with the November 10, 2000 order
generation. This change applies only to the Magnetic Red and
Millennium Yellow constraints on the Coupe/Convertible model, and the
Millennium Yellow constraint on the Corvette Z06.
Members this is an
UPDATED partial list of parts numbers we have researched for the 2001 Z06
and misc. part numbers for the 2001 C5. This is for our members only –
please do not pass this information to non-members. We will continue to
research and post additional part numbers in the future. We began this
project because members wanted to update their C5s with Z06 components.
SHIELDS (All models)
(back of Gas Tanks) effective with start of production on the 2000 model
LEFT SIDE GM # 10410936
RIGHT SIDE GM # 10410937 TEMP # (new # DUE TO Z06 MODIFICATION) RIGHT SIDE
WILL BE GM # 10306421.
SHIELD NUTS GM # 11514517
PAINT CODE (WAPB-9789) called LIGHT GRAY METALLIC PAINT FROM J.B. FULLER
QG1 FRONT GM # 9594181 BASE & EXPORT 17 X 8 ½
N73 FRONT GM # 9592638 MAGNESIUM 17 X 8 ½
QE1 FRONT GM # 9593804 Z06 17 X 9 ½ OFF SET 54MM
QF5 FRONT GM # 9594010 HIGH POLISHED 17 X 8 ½ OFF SET 56MM
QG1 REAR GM # 9594183 BASE & EXPORT 18 X 9 ½
N73 REAR GM # 9592640 MAGNESIUM 18 X 9 ½
QE1 REAR GM # 9593806 Z06 18 X 10 ½ OFF SET 58MM
QF5 REAR GM # 9594011 HIGH POLISHED 18 X 9 ½ OFF SET 61MM
FRONT EMT GM # 9592410 P245/45ZR17
FRONT NON EMT GM # 9593315 P245/45ZR17 EXPORT
FRONT Z06 GM # 9593819 P265/40ZR17
REAR EMT GM # 9592411 P275/40ZR18
REAR NON EMT GM # 9593316 P275/40ZR18
REAR Z06 GM # 9593820 P295/35ZR18
STEMS GM # 9427575 FOR ALL WHEELS
WIRING KIT GM #12496743
GAS TANK SIZE
(2001) TOTAL CAPCITY 18.5 US GALLONS – EACH TANK HOLDS 9.25 US GALLONS
END CHUNKS (as used at the factory 2001):
AUTO 2.73 AXLE RATIO GM # 12563137 (Std. RPO GU2)
AUTO 3.15 AXLE RATIO GM # 12563138 (Perf. RPO G92)
M12 in Z06 3.42 AXLE RATIO GM # 12561854 (RPO GU6)
MM6 – VD1 3.42 AXLE RATIO GM # 12563408 (RPO GU6) U.S. Domestic
MM6 + VD1 3.42 AXLE RATIO GM # 12563409 (RPO GU6) European
RT side GM # 10424820
LF side GM # 10424821
SCREWS GM # 11514314 (2 screws needed per side)
CLIPS GM # 10437991 (2 clips needed per side)
(BLACK SCREENS) VENTS
RT side GM # 10420858
LF side GM # 10440860
4 NUTS PER SIDE GM # 11515930
Z06 REAR AIR
DUCTS (leads air to rear brakes)
RT side GM # 10425977
LF side GM # 10425976
WELLS (special for Z06 Design) They allow space for rear ducts. (Special
RT side GM # 10424681
LF side GM # 10424682
Z06 SILL PLATES
RT side GM # 10444693 must be painted to match.
LF side GM # 10444692 must be painted to match.
PERFORMANCE BRAKE PADS
The Front Brake Pads were a special pad provided by GM Performance Parts
(GM Part Number # 12480154) which lists for $135.00. Corporate Member
Dealer # VC001, Bruce Glueck Chevrolet, has agreed to sell these
Performance Pads to C5 Registry members for $113.40 plus shipping to you.
Please contact Parts Manager Ken Bassett at 1-904-792-1111.
GM Performance Parts has also come out with Front Performance Rotors (Part
Numbers left rotor GM # 12480155 and right rotor GM # 12480156). These C5
Performance Rotors have a different metallurgy than stock C5 rotors. They
are a thicker design - less prone to warping, checking or cracking. These
rotors and brake pads allow the driver to handle the demands (especially
heat) of racing better than stock parts.
GM part #10445856 Right front Rotor
GM part #10445857 Left front Rotor|
GM part #10445858 Right rear Rotor
#10445859 Left rear Rotor
GM part #10426193 Left side –[10303856 Factory Internal #]
GM part #10426192 Right Side [10303853 Factory Internal #]
Gaskets (all Models)
GM part #10276792
GM part #9594073 – caution label outside of box
GM part #9594074 – sealant inflater
GM part #9594075 – air pump
Equal a total Kit.
GM part #10420087 (left)
GM part #10420088 (right)
GM part #10420085 (left)
GM part #10420086 (right)
GM part #24213031-Complete Unit – [Factory code 1YDD-M30]
2001 C5 Manual
GM part #12561852-Z06-M12-Domestic
GM part #12570231-MN6-Domestic
GM part #12570232-MN6-EXPORT(no lock-out (1-4) sensor)
GM part #10306494
Nut Covers – All 2001
GM part #09593239
GM part #09594326
LS6 Red Engine
GM part #12564248 – Right Side
GM part #12564247 – Left Side
Z06 Emblem on
GM part #10429629
DVT "Road Test" Under a Roof..
The Dynamic Vehicle Test, or roll test, is not only one of our tourists’
favorite stops, it’s also (and most importantly) a major test of our end
of the line product quality. Does Corvette accelerate, stop on a dime, and
have lights that work? The DVT measures it all and much much more.
Ron Branch, a
utility auditor and DVT coordinator for the past eight years, said DVT
measures 98% of the components in the car. That includes mechanical items
like the brakes, transmission and rear axle. It also measures electrical
functions like power seats; light switches and even the memory of the
DVT stays busy
throughout the day since 100% of C5 production makes a run through on of
the two booths located just past the alignment pit. The driver revs the
engine up to a speed of 75 miles per hour for a period of 45 seconds. The
car sits on rollers that spin the tires around. While DVT, a computer
outside the car is connected to the vehicle’s ADL. Following about three
and one-half minutes in the booth, the car either passes or fails. By far,
most of the vehicles breeze right through this part of our inspection
Corvette must pass this test before leaving the plant, any cars that fail
go next to repair. Following the appropriate repairs, they must again go
through DVT. When they get a thumbs up at DVT, all vehicles head for water
test. At between 96.5%
and 97%, Branch said Corvette’s first time pass rate is very good. A
rate of 96% means that out of 131 vehicles, only five or six failed the
test. If a car fails, the problem is not only fixed; the source of the
problem is found and corrected. "If
there’s a problem, the operators are very receptive to making
changes," Branch pointed out. He looks into every single item found
on DVT and checks on the source of the problem. Several operations on the
assembly line – especially jobs where wiring is connected – are
critical to the DVT pass rate. These operations are identified with a pink
veteran, Branch said he especially likes working on DVT and with the
people. "It gives me a chance to learn about Corvette and the
business. I learn something new every day." He transferred here in
1981 from St. Louis where he worked for a year on the Corvette line.
closest co-workers are DVT drivers Don Million, Larry King, Nellie Smith
and Berdine Miller. When any of them gets a 100% pass rate for the day,
congratulations are in order. "We all get excited when that
happens," Branch said. He
also helps educate other employees at meetings where he shares DVT
information with them.
A BIG C5 Thank
You, to Jane Bowlin, Editor of the VETTE Gazette for informing the
Registry of this latest factory procedure.
If you are a member coming to the Las Vegas Show and want to
attend SEMA, which starts on Tuesday, October 31st and runs through
Friday, November 3rd, you must be registered.
Please email Dan Adovasio at firstname.lastname@example.org
directly or call the C5 Registry Office at 321-452-2743 and leave a
message. Dan will then email you the appropriate information for
registration. The price is $40 per person payable directly to SEMA. Space
is limited so contact Dan as soon as possible. Email registration closes
October 15th., 2000.
OUR MEMBERS ARE
As fortune would
have it, one of our members came upon a rare sighting on a transport
Bowling Green. As all of our members know, Nassau Blue (RPO 23U) was
discontinued late in the 2000 model year. Low and behold, an error at the
plant has occurred! Wil Cooksey, Plant Manager, has anybody told you, that
Some How, Some Way, Some Fluke…. Has occurred, and a 2001 Nassau Blue
Convertible was produced in late August. According to eyewitness accounts,
it is an automatic, with a white top, black interior, loaded with a 1SC
Option Package. Our eagle –eyed member observed some additional options
which included high polished wheels, CD changer, and (after climbing under
the rear), confirmed a Z51 handling package. This 2001 one of a kind fluke’s
VIN (ends in) 15102652. Talk about instant COLLECTABLE!!! Mr. Cooksey,
where was quality control when this one went out the door??!!
MAKING THE BEST
J.D. Power Survey confirms (what Registry Members already know) that the
2000 C5 was the best vehicle produced by GM during the last model year.
The gauntlet for the 2001 has been thrown down. Mark McGehan, Quality
Manager says "we are going to make the best vehicle in GM even better….
we are going to close in on the items that we know were a concern on the
2000 model year". What tops the list you ask? Wind noise and paint
blemishes. We have learned that the plant is ready to combat these quality
items by starting a drive audit including water test, squeak and rattle
and a dynamic check. To protect the C5s spectacular paint job the plant
will begin to apply (during the week of August 7th) a paint
protection (said to be heated strips of laminate that will be applied to
the horizontal surfaces, like the hood, roof, hatch and decklid) before
transit. This is a very unique system in that after the strips are first
applied, the Corvette travels through a very low bake oven. Once the C5
has had a successful "in transit" to its dealership the strips
can be easily removed.
SPECIAL UPDATE TO JULY 12, 2000 HOT NEWS!
As we stated on July 12th, the Z06 you are going to take
delivery of is not equipped the same as the Z06 the press took on their
press tour and tested. The press Z06’s had an inexpensive performance
upgrade that is a must for all Z06 owners. Members, the Z06 which the
press and I tested at the Mid-Ohio Race Track had special brake pads
provided by GM Performance Parts. The part number for the performance
brake pads is # 12480154
these are front pads only. At present I'm not sure if there are any in
stock. I can attest that the performance brake pads really add to the
stopping power of the Z06 brakes…but they squeak. As I stated before, GM
made a decision to avoid needless warranty complaints (squealing) by
putting on an owner (non-warranty) friendly pad. These
pads list for $135.00 at your local dealer
July 25, 2000
The model change
over from 2000 to 2001 at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant was rather
unique; it was a "rolling model change". That means as each area
of the plant builds out, the new 2001 model will be right behind the old
2000 one. !!
As you know the last 2000 Corvette came off the line on Monday, June 26th,
as did a number of 2001 Corvettes did that same day.
The first 25 units were part of
Chevrolet’s captured fleet which is used to identify early quality and
customer concerns. Many of these were driven by Chevrolet and Corvette
Executives on their two week vacation shut down – July 1st
through July 16th. Anyone who attended the Black Hills Classic
Event got a chance to see one of those Corvettes. Executive Russ Craighead
brought a Black Z06 (appropriate color for the event) to the Classic and
spent a weekend driving it around the Black Hills! Everyone enjoyed
checking out the Z06 and we appreciate Russ’ willingness to let everyone
take a peek! If you want a great run with your Corvette, I would make the
Black Hills Classic a "must attend" for your 2001 schedule!
July 12, 2000
The Z06 you took
delivery of is not equipped the same as the Z06 the press took on their
press tour and tested. The press Z06’s had an inexpensive performance
upgrade that is a must for all Z06 owners. Members the Z06 that the press
and I tested at the Mid-Ohio Race Track had special brake pads provided by
GM Performance Parts. It seems that the performance brake pads really
added to the stopping power for the Z06 brakes…but, they squeak. GM made
a decision to avoid needless warranty complaints (squealing) by putting on
a different pad and will list these performance brake pads in their
upcoming GM Performance Catalog. Those of you that race know that high
performance brake pads squeal. We are presently trying to locate the part
number for you and will provide you with the information as soon as we
July 10, 2000
It has come to the attention of the C5 Registry that if the 2001 C5 Coupe,
Convertibles and Z06 are not properly broke-in you may experience a
whining rear end noise. While at the Bloomington Gold Show we were able to
visit with several engineers from GM Power Train. The consensus is that
C5s that are driven "somewhat hard" out of the box are
experiencing a whining rear end sound. GETRAG the manufacturer of the rear
axle assembly has notified the factory that this noise is being caused by
improper break-in, the gears not being allowed time enough to mate through
various heat and cooling cycles. They are requesting that a normal driving
cycle of up to 350 miles be acquired before you begin to
"ENJOY" your C5 to it’s fullest potential. This 350 mile
break in period for the rear end assembly will ensure a PROPER mating
of the rear end gears and eliminate any "unwanted play" in the
GETRAG gear set. Be advised that this not a new for 2001 concern – this
has been true since 1997, but with the upcoming arrival of the Z06 this
type of break in may be more important than ever! Dan Says –
regarding his Z06 (due in August) he has advised his dealer NOT
TO ALLOW a "test drive" by anybody (technician, lot porter,
or owner) before he arrives to supervise the dealer prep. After learning
the above – he wants to have full control of the break-in.
June 26, 2000
ON-LINE TODAY: THE
The plant’s first model year of the new century comes to an end today
when the final 2000 Corvette rolls off line. Just moments after saying
farewell to the last 2000, employees will usher in the first of the 2001
The first area of the plant set for build out was the Paint Department
followed closely by uniframe. On Thursday, June 22, employees in the
Uniframe put together the last of the 2000s and changed over to the 2001
frame. Since this is a rolling model change, as each area of the plant
builds out, the new model will be right behind the old one.
Plant planning coordinator Tom Lohmann said the last 2000 Corvette is
currently scheduled off the final line today. A number of 2001 Corvettes
are also expected to come off line. The plant will only have four
additional days of 2001 build before going down for the two week July
shutdown period. More than two dozen of the early 2001 model will see
action over the downtime. The first 25 units will become part of Chevrolet’s
Lohmann explained that these cars will be assigned to staff and engineers
from both here and Michigan who will drive them extensively starting with
the downtime. "We use the captured fleet to help us identify early
quality and potential customer concerns," he said. "Each of the
drivers will constantly evaluate the cars and complete detailed quality
evaluation forms. The information from those forms will be collected after
the downtime so that we can address any issues as soon as possible."
Once testing of the captured fleet Corvettes is complete, the units will
eventually be refurbished and become salable vehicles. A BIG C5 Registry
thanks to Jane Bowlin and the Vette Gazette, the Bowling Green Plant’s
weekly newsletter, for sharing this exciting news!
June 24, 2000
There hasn't been a lot of news
lately we could post in the members only section. There is a lot of news,
but most of it is concerning the 2001 Corvette and the hot new Z06! We are
under an embargo and can't post this until July 1, 2000. The other news it
more of a public nature, and we want to keep this section special for our
members so, finally, here is some news!! First on the NET!! - Final
Production Numbers by RPO Code for the 2000 Model year! Access is
only available to C5 Registry Members. Your a member or you wouldn't
be looking at this, so...
May 12, 2000
Owner Notification Date:
May 11, 2000
Number of Units Potentially
INTERIOR SYSTEMS:SEAT BELTS:LAP:FRONT
NHTSA Campaign Number:
Description of Recall Campaign:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. The lap belt webbing can
twist allowing the webbing to become jammed in the retractor. When the
belt webbing becomes jammed in the retractor, the belt may be unusable.
Dealers will install inserts
to the belt web guide of each lap belt retractor. Owner notification is
expected to begin during May 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an
authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the
free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at
1-800-222-1020. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
May 10, 2000
If your dealer received a Z06 allocation on Tuesday May 9, 2000 then they
are one of the Top 195 CORVETTE dealers
in the US....How do we know? See the wording
in the Administrative Message:
Message Dated 05-09-00
As you may already have noticed, initial order generation of the newly
enhanced 2001 Corvette Hardtop took place on May 8,
2000. these orders were distributed to only
the top 195 Corvette dealerships in the country. There will
be no PROSPEC information on this model until the early July timeframe.
Please be aware, however, that there is only one PEG
available for this model and only a few
If you are one of the
top 195 dealers that received a Corvette Hardtop, you will
need to make any desired changes to the vehicle in the Vehicle Order
Management System. VOMS has all of the necessary
information you will need to place these
initial orders. You can change the order by highlighting it in
VOMS, then clicking the change button. The
next Corvette Hardtop order generation will be in July, after the ordering
information has been fully released and updated in PROSPEC. If you should
need any clarification this issue, please contact your Area Sales Manager
or Market Area Manager.
May 9, 2000
Allocation available TODAY! Phones have been ringing off the
hook today at the C5 Registry
office as the Corporate
Member Dealers call in with the Z06
allocations they received today. Allocations range from 18 to 3 pre
selected units. Some of the dealers reporting in are: Les
Stanford , Steve Moore, Kerbeck, Bud's Chevrolet, and Bruce Glueck.
The dealers tell us the target production start date is June 5th with
target production of 403 units. The dealers also tell us each dealer is
being shipped a pre-selected configuration. Keep checking for
May 1, 2000
Pro Spec information regarding the 2001 C5 that was sent to Corvette
Dealers during April, has been modified. Dealers will receive UPDATED
ordering information before the May 9th order Acceptance date.
Dealers will be informed that (before the May 9 ordering date) the initial
packaging of 2001 C5 options HAS BEEN MODIFIED. We believe that some
additional stand alone options have now been added to the 1SB or 1SC
packages and possibly those packages themselves have been modified. Many
members have asked, since the base seats (AR9) are only in the 1SA
package, will you be able to still order the (AG2) power passenger seat?
Over 2500 AR9 seats were ordered with AG2 power seat last year. We agree
that deletion of this option may be an error. We have asked the question
and will inform you as soon as we know.
April 28, 2000
The C5 Registry is proud to
announce that "Corvette: The American Dream" will be premiering
on Speedvision on May 4th at 6:30PM EDT (one week from today).
Those of you who were present at the 24hrs of Daytona dinner on February 4th
saw the promo video for the show. The C5 Registry is presenting part of
this show and we have acted as a consultant to this show directing the
producers as to what the Corvette Enthusiast are interested in. The C5
Registry will be featured in the "This is my Vette Segment" Look
for your logo, which will be proudly displayed…. Check it out…. This
will be a weekly series on Speedvision. Let us know what you think of the
Show. We will have input as to the contents of the show…C5Ya!…..Dan
April 26, 2000
As many Registry Members already know, Corvette has
gone to packaging for the 2001 model year. ‘01’s availability will be
two basic packages above the already standard 1SA package. The 1SB option
package which is the standard equipment package and adds to it, the memory
system (power seats, sports bucket seats, dual zone air), fog lamps and
the rear luggage shade. The 1SC package includes all the above plus
electrochromic mirrors (new for 01), HUD, twilight sentinel and power
telescoping steering column.
The Convertible packaging
is slightly different in that the 1SB package includes the electrochromic
Members call your dealer now!!!!
Dealers can only order Coupes or Convertibles at this time for
submission in the first round of ordering, which begins on Tuesday, May 9th.As
of this date there is no information on ordering Fixed Roof Coupes
(Hardtops) in the dealers computer system. Which leads us to believe the
Hardtop (RUMORED ONE) will be something VERY SPECIAL in 2001.
April 24, 2000
On Friday, April 14th, Gary
Cowger, Vice President of General Motors in charge of Labor Relations,
visited the Bowling Green Corvette factory. His scheduled permitted a tour
of the NCM during our C5 Birthday Bash Event. To our surprise he stopped
by the C5 Registry table to thank Dan Adovasio and ALL the C5 Registry
Members for the "THANK YOU PARTY" we threw for the plant
employees during our 2nd Annual Birthday Bash in April 1999. His comments
were very gracious towards us as he went on to say "your thank you of
plant employees was unprecedented throughout General Motors". We told
him it was just an expression of our admiration for those employees who
build the "BEST VETTE YET"!!
April 21, 2000
"CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE NAMED "BEST ENGINEERED"
Readers of the Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE International)
Automotive Engineering International Magazine voted the 1999 Chevrolet
Corvette Convertible as the "Best Engineered
Car of the 1990's and Best Engineered Car of
the 20th Century". Winners were chosen
for each decade with the exception of the "1990's" and the
"Century" overall, in which the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette shared
the award with the 1999 Mercedes-Benz S500.
Winners were announced in Detroit at the SAE
2000 World Congress.
It's always exciting when our favorite Corvette C5 wins ANOTHER award.
Looks like the SAE has just confirmed what
every C5 Registry Member already knows!!
April 10, 2000
As stated in the 2001 GM Product Preview Fleet and Commercial Vehicle
Guide (HOT NEWS February 28, 2000) there will be a 5 HP gain for the LS1
base C5 Corvette engine for 2001. Further review of the LS6 GM Power Train
press release indicates that one of the increases in HP will come by the
elimination of an external EGR Valve. It is our belief that this
improvement will also be made on the 2001 LS1. Technicians have stated to
me that a possible way to eliminate the use of the EGR Valve (to meet
strict emissions law) might be to "do it internally" by an
overlap on the cam.
April 7, 2000
Based on the
emails we have received, we believe a CLARIFICATION is in order. For model
year 2001 there will be a new WHITE color. This new WHITE (name will be
released at the Birthday Bash) is NOT a TINT COAT color. The current tint
coat production line does not have the capability of increased production
of any additional colors at this time. Millennium Yellow and Magnetic Red
II have taken up all the current capacity, and will continue this trend in
2001. The "RUMORS" across the Internet speculating on a PEARL
WHITE (Diamond White – Cadillac Color) will NOT be made available on the
2001 C5 Corvette. (As a HINT to the new WHITE (RPO 40U) color name you
would have to figure out another name for RACETRACK.) Let the guessing
April 3, 2000
Corvettes are in
tight supply and from the information below getting tighter as we approach
the prime SPRING buying season. The Corvette field stock as of February 29
- Gross: 3557 units 37
Days vs 57 Days in January
- Net: 1494 units 16 Days
vs 25 Days in January
What does Net and
Gross Field Supply mean? (that means they more C5s on trucks than at all
their dealers) The net
field supply reflects the number of days (at the current selling rate) it
would take to sell all of the vehicles on dealer lots. Gross field supply
means all unsold vehicles that have been shipped from the plant and are
either at the carriers, in transit, or at the dealers.
April 2, 2000
to the C5 Racers at Charlotte this weekend!
Results for the top 15 were:
1. Bill Cooper, No. 01 Chevrolet Corvette C5, 29 laps
2. Reese Cox, No. 98 Chevrolet Corvette C5, 29
3. Peter Kitchak, No. 3 Porsche GT3 Cup, 29
4. Justin Jackson, No. 79 Porsche 993 RSR, 29
5. Peter Cunningham, No. 42 BMW M3, 29
6. Dale White, No. 38 Porsche GT3 Cup, 29
7. Paul Brown, No. 96 Saleen Mustang, 29
8. Jeff McMillin, No. 25 BMW M3, 29
9. Derek Bell, No. 8 Audi S4 Competition, 29
10. Elliott Forbes-Robinson, No. 55 Lotus Esprit Turbo, 29
11. Scott Bove, No. 22 Porsche GT3 Cup, 29
12. David Farmer, No. 35 Chevrolet Corvette C5, 29
13. Danny Kellermeyer, No. 37 Chevrolet Corvette C5, 29 (DNF)
14. David Schardt, No. 94 Porsche GT3 Cup, 28 (DNF)
15. Daniel Eastman, No. 18 Porsche 993R, 28
The Vipers came in:
30. Bobby Archer, No. 32 Dodge Viper GTS, 18 (DNF)
36. Jimmy Adams, No. 77 Dodge Viper GTS, 1 (DNF
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