Today is the 46th
Anniversary for Corvette. The first Corvette
rolled off the assembly line June 30, 1953.
June 29, 1999
Following a celebration attended by employees and Chevrolet executives
at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant..
At 3:PM CST, the last 1999 Production C5
a Sebring Silver
Coupe, VIN 1G1YY22G0X5133283, Job
# 033270, equipped with Black Interior, (AQ9) Sport Seats,
(AG2) Power Passenger Seat, Memory Package, Automatic Transmission, with
(G92) Performance Axle, Floor Mats, Standard Roof
package, (FE1) Base Suspension, (CJ2)Dual Zone A/C, (D42)Luggage
Shade, (N37) Power Telescoping Wheel, (T96) Fog Lights, and
(UNO) CD Player. Rolled off the assembly line and in to the waiting arms
of Mid-American Designs President - Mike
Yager Congratulations to Mike on
receiving the last Corvette manufactured for the Twentieth Century.
Fitting too, that it would be Sebring Silver
as Mid-America is celebrating it's 25th
"Silver" Anniversary of great
service to the Corvette enthusiast and the Corvette hobby!
The next Corvette down the line, the first
model year 2000 C5,
the first 2000 C5
( drum roll please! ) was a Millennium
Convertible (6-speed) with Black standard seats, a Black Top and HIGH
June 29, 1999
Production began today on the new 2000
CORVETTE. The C5 Registry has the
first photos on the net or in publication!!!
June 8, 1999
We received word today from Gary
Claudio, manager of the Chevrolet Race Shop,
that the Corvette C5R will be racing on
July 25 at Sears Point in Sonoma, CA. This
is a Chevrolet sponsored track so we will pretty much have run of the
place! We will have a Corvette Corral and
most likely a parade lap. At this time, Chevy is putting together, in
conjunction with the track, a special C5 Registry
race ticket package. As soon as I receive additional information, it
will be posted to the C5 Net. Most
likely, because of the late date, we will not have a Registry hotel or
June 2, 1999
HIGH POLISHED WHEELS NOT
AVAILABLE UNTIL AUGUST!
We have just received from several of our
member dealers an administrative message from GM dated 6/01/99. This
message reads "due to Corvette Plant Start-up restrictions, the QF5
(High Polished Aluminum) Wheel will not be available until mid August.
All orders with QF5 will be CHANGED to the QD4 (Base Aluminum)
Wheel." Pretty disturbing news for the first group of 2000 model
year C5 owners-to-be who thought the C5
of their dreams would include High Polished Wheels (QF5)!
There has been so much talk about the
High Polished Wheels, itís hard to believe that anyone could misjudge
the demand this option would create. Based on all the discussion at the
Birthday Bash and since, we knew that the initial request for High
Polished Wheels (QF5) would be at least 65-70% of dealer orders.
If you have yet to place your order for a
2000 C5 and want the High Polished Wheels
(QF5), our recommendation to you is to keep in touch with your dealer
until this constraint is removed.
May 27, 1999
Todd Skelton at Steve
Moore Chevrolet, the C5 Registry
is first on the Web with pictures of the new
2000 Corvette 5 Spoke Forged Aluminum Wheel
[ Click Here ]
May 20, 1999
You saw it here FIRST,
but the "Official
Press Release" [Click
Here] complete with photo of the LeMans
Pace and Safety Corvette C5's is now
May 19, 1999
West Coast Corvette has ordered &
locked in the first 400 sets of the 2000 Corvette
wheels. They are currently taking orders for them in standard, polished
& chrome finishes. West Coast will be selling them at 20% off the
list price to C5 Registry members.
[ Click Here for Details ]
May 17, 1999
You are in luck if
you ordered a Millennium
Yellow 2000 C5. They
will be the first cars preferenced and delivered. It seems as though
Chevrolet wants to get that color out to the public as soon as possible.
So while Magnetic
Red-II (86U) may have
a 30 day hold on it (while they improve the formula - rumor says's a
slightly darker color), Millennium
Yellow (79U) is wide
open, and those orders in the order bank should be moving quickly. Contrary
to dealer information, Head
Up Display (UV6) is
not on constraint. For additional updates, see our Model
2000 page [
May 16, 1999
We were told by Heather the Senior
Manager of the Comfort Suites at Carlisle
that they will not hold rooms for use because another Registry
group has offered to pay for all their room up front- I think this
stinks-. If you are planning on attending Carlisle call the Comfort
Suites at 1-800-704-1188
ASAP ask for Sue Hoke to book your
room. We are stalling the hotel as long as we can but if you call now
you will get a room. Make sure you say you are with the C5
Registry. You might mention to them that we do not have to do
this with any other Hotel/Motel we deal with and it is not a good way to
do business....The problem we now have is that it is too late to find
another place. So please everyone call this hotel as soon as possible
and take the rooms we have set aside for the C5
Registry before they are gone or
given away to another group....When you call ask
for Sue Hoke and the number is 1-800-704-1188
and fax is 1-717-960-1010.....We have 45 rooms available as of
today so lets get them booked up before they can be given away. The
dates for Carlisle are August 27-29....Thanks.......Dan
May 14, 1999
Just a quick note regarding the Corvette
pace cars. You'll soon receive a U.S. press release formally announcing
that Chevrolet will provide Corvette
safety cars (pace cars) for the 24
hours of LeMans. The two hardtop pace
cars were flown to France for the race. Additionally, we have three Corvette
coupes from Europe that will also be used as safety cars. We have
installed specific exterior flashers that meet the requirements of the Automobile
Club De L'Ouest (A.C.O.), the race sanctioning body. [Click
Here For Photo]
As you know, we sell Corvettes around the
world. This pace car partnership will provide exceptional international
exposure for America's Performance icon. The 24
hours of LeMans has a special history, rich heritage and
traditions. We are proud to be part of the 1999 race. The race will be
held June 12 - 13, 1999. Jim Campbell
May 12, 1999
The Sunday morning atmosphere in the EasyCare/Ecklerís
Corvette Funny Car pits was decidedly
different at the 5th Annual Pennzoil
Nationals in Richmond, Virginia
May 11, 1999
If you have a late production 1999 C5
on order, and have the Air Conditioning
system serviced in the future, you may want to tell the service center
to use the 2000 C5 specifications. Some
changes have been made in the 2000 model year which will show up in late
1999 production C5's.
Sources indicate a quieter system.
May 10, 1999
The passive keyless entry system may
be revised in the 2000 C5 Corvette. This
complicated system could evolve to a true Keyless
Entry by the year 2001.
April 30, 1999
Leno poses next to the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
pace car Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Leno was at the track to take practice laps in the car he will drive to
start the 1999 Indy 500 race.
Here For Press Release and Larger Photo.
April 29, 1999
The photo of all of us at the Birthday
Bash forming the C5 on the circle is
available now to Order from the NCM (For
those of you who haven't done so)... Call Bobbie
Jo at 1-800 53VETTE if you would like one and did not place an
order while you were there.
April 11, 1999
Help "Guide" your way
through the order process on your new 2000 C5
Corvette. The C5 Registry 2000
Corvette Order Guide is now online.
April 10, 1999
On Sunday, April 18, at 400 pm, the Jet
Racing Team Red C5 #33, sponsored by
MHT, Neeper & NICHE Alloy Wheel, will
be racing in the SCCA Trans Am Race at Long Beach, right after the CART
race. They will be in the paddocks Friday, Saturday & Sunday. They
invite all Corvette enthusiasts, especially C5
enthusiasts, to stop by and see them. They will have lunch available for
any Sunday visitors at noon! Just ask for Henry and tell him you saw it
on the C5 Registry Web Page.
This Trans Am team represents one of
that will be racing in the Trans Am series. They are really interested
in getting support from the Corvette community. If you live on the West
Coast, go by and show your support!
April 6, 1999
Want your own C5-R
Performance Parts is making parts
developed for the C5-R
project available to the public.
[Click Here For
Current Part Numbers and Info].
April 5, 1999
Effective the week of March 29, 1999:
The Rear Shocks of the F45 Suspension have been issued a new part number
visit our Suspension
Page [Click] for updates and details.
March 29, 1999
Rumors from Ford - CORVETTE
TO GET POWER BOOST FOR 2001 BlueOval
News received a CD containing
information on GM's Powertrain Operations. It listed the 2001
Vette's horsepower being increased by 20
horses. First gear was good up through 73 miles per hour. Also
detailed was a fully adjustable heads up windshield display.
March 27, 1999
may be building a $200,000 - $300,000 Super
Corvette which will be a street version of their C5-R
Race Car. In order to qualify for Le Mans
in the year 2000 and race the C5-R, they
will need to produce 50 of these cars and sell them to the public.
[ Click Here for Photos and Story ]
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