February 24, 2002
exclusive site for all information and details relating to the official CORVETTE
goes live February 26, 2002.
The February 26 site marks the first wave of a multi-phase rollout.
This first look officially outlines the Corvette 50th Anniversary
Celebration events. Future phases will provide more detailed
information regarding all Anniversary events, activities, schedules, and
Chevrolet understands that you are anxious for information and
Chevrolet is fast at work finalizing the relevant details. Remember
goes live February 26, 2002, and that it is the official source
for all details on the many questions regarding CORVETTE
Anniversary and related Celebration.
February 21, 2002
Pace Corvettes to Be Built
The Registry has
learned that three C5 coupes of the 40 unit 2003 model year build are
headed Indy Headquarters. Where is that you ask? …See
February 20, 2002
40 Validation Build ’03 models get ready to roll!
Vette Gazette recently announced that the “Corvettes of the
future" will be on line during the next few weeks as the 40
model year manufacturing validation build (previously known as pilot
build) gets underway. Members…See MOHN
February 11, 2002
received word: Bloomington Gold has moved to
Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL, and the dates have changed to
June 14 - 16. We will have information on a host hotel within the next
few days. Keep watching our Events Page www.c5registry.com/events.htm
February 9, 2002
After making it's way all over
our great land, the "Signature CORVETTE" for the
2002 Winter Olympics arrived in Salt
Lake City. Your Webmaster was there... Click
Here for Photos.
February 5, 2002
GM Press Release: DETROIT, Feb. 5, 2002
– The 86th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2002, will bring
together two powerful symbols that stir the imaginations of enthusiasts
around the world. Chevrolet’s Corvette, an international performance
icon, has been named Official Pace Car of this year’s Indianapolis
500, the world’s most prestigious open-wheel race.
Chevrolet will pace the Indy 500 a record
13th time, and Corvette will perform the pace car duties for the fifth
time since 1978 – the most pace car appearances by a single brand.
500 will begin 50th anniversary celebration
“This year’s Memorial Day classic will showcase America’s favorite
sports car at the greatest spectacle in racing,” said Corvette Brand
Manager Rick Baldick. “This is a milestone event because it will
signal the start of a yearlong celebration leading up to Corvette’s
50th anniversary in 2003.”
“Chevrolet and Corvette have a proud
and storied history with the Indianapolis 500,” said Tony George,
president and CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We look forward
to having the 2002 Corvette pacing the greatest race in the world.”
Chevrolet returns to Indy car compeititon
with all-new Chevy Indy V8 engine
The 86th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race will also mark the
return of Chevrolet to the most hallowed ground in American motorsports.
Chevrolet will compete in the Indy 500 for the first time since 1993
with the all-new Chevy Indy V8 racing engine. Chevrolet won 86 Indy car
races, including six Indianapolis 500 victories, and five series
championships in 1986-93.
“We are proud that Corvette has been
named Official Pace Car of the 86th Indianapolis 500,” said Kurt
Ritter, Chevrolet general manager. “The excitement that builds at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway from opening day until the checkered flag
falls mirrors the excitement that is building around Corvette’s 50th
“Chevrolet’s racing heritage began
with company co-founder Louis Chevrolet, who gained international fame
as an engineer and race car driver,” Ritter noted. “I wouldn’t be
surprised if the bronze statue of Louis Chevrolet that stands outside
the Hall of Fame Museum was smiling at the news about Corvette and Chevy’s
return to the Brickyard.”
Coast-to-coast events will celebrate
Corvette’s 50th anniversary
Events celebrating Corvette’s golden anniversary are planned from
coast to coast. The Historic Motorama coordinated by the National
Corvette Museum (www.corvettemuseum.com)
on June 24-28 will consist of one example from each production year to
honor the more than 1.2 million Corvettes that have been produced since
Corvette will be the honored marque at
the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races on August 16-18, 2002 at
Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif. (www.montereyhistoric.com).
Production Corvette incorporates advanced
The Corvette that provides the platform for the Indy 500 Pace Car is
equipped with a standard 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine that produces 350
horsepower in production trim. Corvette incorporates advanced technology
such as hydroformed frame rails, Active Handling System,
driver-selectable suspension modes and optional Head-Up Display.
“The cars that compete in the
Indianapolis 500 are finely built machines that are designed for maximum
speed,” said Baldick. “Corvette is just as purposeful in its own
right. For 49 years, Corvette has remained true to its two-seat sports
car heritage. Corvette combines power, performance, handling and
technology – while delivering the maximum amount of driving pleasure
to those who value high performance.”
When Corvette leads the field of 33
drivers to the green flag on May 26, it will be the start of something
big – for racing fans and for Corvette enthusiasts around the world.
Chevrolet has paced the Indianapolis 500
12 times, more than any other brand:
- 1999 Monte Carlo (Jay Leno,
- 1998 Corvette (Parnelli Jones,
- 1995 Corvette (Jim Perkins,
- 1993 Camaro Z28 (Jim Perkins,
- 1990 Beretta (Jim Perkins,
- 1986 Corvette (Gen. Chuck
- 1982 Camaro Z28 (Jim Rathmann,
- 1978 Corvette (Jim Rathmann,
- 1969 Camaro (Jim Rathmann,
- 1967 Camaro (Mauri Rose,
- 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air (T.H.
- 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
(Wilbur Shaw, driver)
February 2, 2002
As we all know, 2003 is the 50th
Anniversary for CORVETTE..
Make yours even more special!!
Corvette Museum has begun a fundraising auction that will
allow the top twenty-five bidders the chance to select a specific
vehicle identification number (VIN) when ordering a 2003 Corvette. The
Chevrolet Motor Division is providing this unique opportunity as a
fundraiser for the Museum. This unique auction has been started via the
Museum's website at: www.corvettemuseum.com/auction/vinauction.cgi
For additional information on the VIN auction, please contact:
Andy Roderick at (800) 53-VETTE or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31, 2002
How many Electron
Blue 2002 CORVETTES
have been Built so far this model year? How many 2002 C5's
had a six speed??
If your a member, CLICK
HERE to visit the members only section and find out!
January 26, 2002
C5 Registry has just learned Buzz
Nielsen Member Number W0492 is the newest Member of
the National Corvette Museum Board!
Congratulations Buzz!! Check out the NCM Press Release CLICK
January 25, 2002
The CORVETTE that almost wasn't !
Automotive Technologies in Rochester Hills, MI, a
design and prototype company, came up with a concept for the 50th
GM, however rejected the design. AAT has decieded to build the
2003/1953 CORVETTE on a Limited production basis. Details are
available on their website at: www.aatcars.com/commemorative_edition_corvette.htm
January 25, 2002
The ZR-1 Net run by Dave
"Mom" Bright is putting together a group purchase of car
lifts. We have been asked if we are interested in joining them. Cytech,
the maker of Double Park lifts, is offering to ZR-1 Net members and C5
Registry members a one time group purchase of Double Park lifts. The
price is $2900.00 including drip pans and shipping in US. Also all
accessories are 10% off. Cytech/Double Park has a website if you want to
take a look www.doublepark.net
If you have any questions on the product or group purchase, you can
contact Carl Zander of Man Machine Interface, Inc. You can reach him at
1-440-871-6496. Be sure and mention that you are with the C5 Registry or
ZR-1 Net. Carl should be able to answer any questions that you have. The
cut off date is Feb 15th for this pricing however, if you are not quite
ready Carl will take a $100 deposit and hold your lift for up to 90
January 24, 2002
Cadillac announced today that Finnish driver JJ Lehto and Frenchman
Christophe Tinseau will join the team at this year's classic endurance
races in Sebring, Le Mans and Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans). Lehto
will team up with Eric Bernard and Emmanuel Collard, while Tinseau will
partner Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli, as he did last year.
"It's great to have someone like JJ
onboard," said Cadillac General Manager, Mark LaNeve. "Having
a former Le Mans winner and multiple ALMS race winner sign for Cadillac
proves that drivers of JJ's stature are convinced that we have what it
takes to go for victories this year. We will do our utmost to do
JJ Lehto (Jyrki Jarvilehto in full)
started making a name for himself in the mid-eighties when he was
crowned Finnish, Scandinavian and European FF1600 Champion in 1986. The
following year he won the British and European FF2000 Championships
before storming to the British Formula 3 title in 1988.
After a brief spell in F3000 in 1989 he
started a Formula 1 career that would see him race in 62 Grand Prix for
Onyx, Dallara, Sauber and Benetton. In 1995 and 1996 he scored many
podium finishes racing for General Motors' Opel brand in the German and
International Touring Car Championships. In 1997 he finished second in
the FIA GT Championship, scoring four wins for McLaren. After a season
in CART he returned to sportscar racing with BMW in 1999, scoring six
overall wins, four class wins and a further eight podium finishes in
three seasons. His biggest sportscar win came in 1995 when he won the Le
Mans 24 Hours for McLaren in a team managed by current Team Cadillac
Director Jeff Hazell.
Christophe Tinseau has been part of the
Cadillac sportscar program since its inception, racing for the DAMS team
in the FIA and ALMS Championships in 2000 and for Team Cadillac in the
2001 ALMS program. Together with Emmanuel Collard he scored Cadillac's
first podium finish in Mosport in August last year.
Team Cadillac presented its new Northstar
LMP 02 in Sebring, Florida, one week ago. Between now and the Le Mans 24
Hours in June, the team will run a 26-day test schedule which includes
several 24-hour endurance tests. On March 16th, the team and all six
drivers will give the Cadillac Northstar LMP 02 its race debut.
January 18, 2002
Announces 50th Annaversary Web Site!
will be live February 21, 2002 and will offer details on
the many questions regarding Corvette's 50th Anniversary and related
Celebration. This is the "Official" GM Web Site.. Check
January 17, 2002
General Motors Introduces Personalized, Online Owner Center
Service Owner Center at MyGMLink
Provides Vehicle, Service Information; Special Privileges and Offers
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. has
created a free online service for GM vehicle owners that gives them
something they've been asking for: A single, comprehensive online
resource for all of their GM product ownership needs. The Owner Center
at MyGMLink allows customers to get e-mail service reminders; access
information about their specific GM vehicles, including owner's manuals,
maintenance tips, and instructional video-clips, and receive special
promotions and privileges.
The new service is now available for
owners of all Pontiac models, and Chevrolet
Corvette, Suburban, Tahoe, and Avalanche owners. It will
become available to all GM vehicle owners in the United States during
the first half of 2002; it will also be introduced in Asia, Europe, and
Latin America later in the year.
Owners may sign up for the service using
the "owners" links at chevy.com and pontiac.com, or simply by
going to MyGMLink.com.
"The Chevy Owner Center and the
Pontiac Owner Center give customers more convenience, content, and
control than any other online ownership service, personalized to the
vehicles they own, through the communications channel of their choice,
including personal digital assistants (PDAs)," said Stu Dressler,
global ownership program manager.
January 15, 2002
Cadillac Presents 2002 Le Mans
SEBRING, Fla. - Team Cadillac
presented their new Le Mans and ALMS challenger in Sebring, Fla.,
Monday. The completely new Cadillac Northstar LMP 02 will mark the next
step in General Motors' luxury brand's sportscar race program.
Click here for Photos and Press Release.
January 7, 2002
showed off a lot of exciting new vehicles at the North
American International Auto Show in Detroit this weekend.
Each year, General Motors generates a lot of exciting news during this
show, and 2002 is definitely no exception. On display were the
production version of the Cadillac XLR ( The one to be built at the
Corvette Plant in Bowling Green) [Click
Here], and a New Pontiac Sports Car! [Click
Here]. And then.. There's the Cadillac Cien [Click
Here] and the retro Chevrolet Bel Air concept [Click
THIS JUST IN FROM THE PLANT IN BOWLING GREEN!!
We are pleased to advise you that group tours of the
Corvette Assembly Plant will be available beginning Monday, January 7,
2002. Please note that tours are available on a reservations only basis
at this time and only for groups.
Public tours, which were previously
available at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT, are still suspended. Information
about how to book a group tour and guidelines pertaining to our tours
Corvette Plant Group Tour Procedures
The group coordinator must fax a copy of
his/her driver's license (or other picture I.D.) to 270-745-8024 prior
to the day of the tour.
The group coordinator must also fax a
list of the names of all people who will be a part of the tour group.
Children must be seven years of age or older.
All visitors must wear closed toe shoes.
All guests must sign in at the Tour Room
and watch the plant safety video prior to the plant tour.
No backpacks, purses, packages, fanny
packs or other containers may be brought into the facility except by
special request (for medical reasons, etc.). Any exceptions are
subject to search. No weapons of any kind including buck knives, etc.,
are to be brought into the facility.
Tours will be scheduled Monday through
Friday during regular production only at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 noon
based on the availability of tour staff.
Tours for school groups
are available for fourth graders and up.
- Groups must make reservations in advance by calling 270-745-8287.
January 4, 2002
I would not be speeding in Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan if I were you! CLICK
to see why... The
city of Bloomfield Hills in Michigan
apparently has a Z06
January 3, 2002
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. today
kicked off 2002 with "GM Overdrive,"
offering $2002 customer cash on the purchase or lease of any new 2001 or
2002 Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC, Buick, Oldsmobile or Cadillac car or truck
through February 28.
"GM and its dealers are coming off an extremely successful
marketing effort with 'Keep America Rolling' and we intend to continue
our sales momentum," said Bill Lovejoy, group vice president of GM
North America Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "'GM Overdrive'
reflects our sales leadership and confidence in our industry-leading
lineup of innovative new products. See your dealer for details!
December 21, 2001
This is a new press release about
Cadillac at the Detroit Auto Show, but we know there is a lot of
interest in the XLR.
( The Two Seat Roadster being built in Bowling Green.)
Cadillac XLR and Cien Supercar Concept
"Bold and innovative" is an apt description for Cadillac’s
upcoming new luxury roadster: XLR. Based on the award-winning Evoq
concept car, XLR will feature the first application of a higher output
4.6-liter Northstar engine in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. This new
Cadillac was developed on the next generation of GM's performance car
architecture, designed specifically for convertibles.
"GM's recently patented performance car body structure is ideal
for open air two-seaters," said David Hill, performance cars
vehicle line executive. "With advanced steel hydroformed side rails
and an aluminum cockpit structure, the XLR will be class leading in
structural efficiency, ride quality and agility.
The 2003 Cadillac XLR will be produced on a dedicated assembly line
at General Motors' Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green,
Kentucky. XLR will be unveiled at the North American International Auto
Show as part of GM’s Concept to Reality presentation. XLR will share
the stage with the Cadillac Cien supercar concept vehicle. The
aerodynamic Cien - Spanish for 100 - holistically illustrates Cadillac's
signature design philosophy, melding design and technology in a
mid-engine, two-seat sports car.
"With the Cien, we've created the ultimate expression of design,
using dynamic lines to achieve geometric forms similar to those of the
Evoq, Imaj and Vizón concept vehicles that preceded it," said lead
designer Simon Cox, executive director of GM's Advanced Design Studio
for Cadillac in Birmingham, England. The premium, V-12-powered Cadillac
Cien concept car is a befitting icon to usher in the brand's 100th
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