September 30, 2001
Show your support for the C5-R and Ron
Fellows! Speedvision and Racer
Magazine are taking votes for the best race car and best driver for 2001. Mixed
in with the F1 cars on the ballot is the C5-R and listed with the drivers
is our own Ron Fellows!
www.speedvision.com and cast your vote today!
September 28, 2001
Members! Thinking of purchasing a new
wait until the end of the 0% APR on new GM Vehicles, the one
you want may be gone! Contact your dealer
for details, or CLICK HERE to
view the Official GM Press Release.
September 28, 2001
SEMA is concerned about the rumors of the
Las Vegas show this year being canceled.. IT IS NOT.
GM is the featured car company... Who knows,
might even see the 742HP CORVETTE
C5 from the GM Toy Store there! Below is the
OFFICIAL Release from SEMA.
SEMA SHOW STILL ON SCHEDULE; ATTENDEE PREREGISTRATION
DEADLINE EXTENDED The 2001 SEMA Show*ITE and AAPEX will be held as scheduled
Tues., Oct. 30, to Fri., Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite rumors and false
information about the shows' cancellation, including a message that ran on the
bottom of the CNN-TV screen Thurs., Sept. 20, exhibit space remains sold out. To
accommodate members who may have heard the erroneous information, the early
registration discount has been extended through Fri., Oct. 5. After that date,
the registration fee will go from $10 to $40. Online registration is available
Questions about the SEMA Show*ITE should be directed to ConvExx, 702/450-7662;
Questions about AAPEX should be directed to W.T. Glasgow & Co., 708/226-1300.
September 27, 2001
Corvette’s C5R Race Team
Continues its Dominance into 2002. . .
GM’s C5R Racing will begin with a two-C5R team-assault at the grueling 12-Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Florida on March 16, 2002. We were saddened to learn that the C5R will NOT race at the 24-Hours of Daytona in February 2002. GM’s Race Team is committed to race in the "American LeMans Series" leading up to the 24-Hours of LeMans in LeMans, France. A note for all Registry members: We will NOT be having our traditional 24-Hours of Daytona get-together, since the C5R will not be racing. Our first race event for 2002 will be the 12-Hours of Sebring, March 16, 2002. Details will follow on our Events Page at
September 26, 2001
2001 C5 Registry (#3) Show Corvette.
Own a piece of Corvette History! This fully optioned Millennium Yellow (black interior) 6-speed coupe has been around the world and back! The Registry's C5 was present at the 24 Hours of Daytona when the C5-R's made history - it was signed by all the drivers of C5-R #2 and #3. It was shipped to France and was present when the C5-R's dominated the 24 Hours of LeMans and was signed by almost the entire racing team there! And yes... of course, it was present at Sebring!
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
September 26, 2001
Podium Finish for C5-R Team!
tightened their grip on the American LeMans Series points race with yet another one-two finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, beating out American
Viper racing, and the press-darling Konrad Saleen S7R. Ron Fellows, who leads the GTS driver’s points race, set up Johnny O’Connell to place first in their class on Saturday, August 25. The Mid-Ohio course ran 2.4-miles with 14-turns and was a two-hour and 45 minute timed event.
The Corvette team has won five out of the six ALMS races this year, with Konrad Saleen winning the odd race at the 12 hours of Sebring. In the series points race, Corvette is well out in front with 126 points, followed by American Viperacing (98 points) and Konrad Saleen (89 points).
Le Mans Racing is essentially endurance racing, and a true test of all-around machine, engineering, driving and team talent. Corvette’s top competitor is perceived to be the Saleen which has proven to be the fastest car in the series by putting in 19 fastest qualifying laps and 20 poles in 24 races. Yet our C5-Rs have prevailed with superior mechanical reliability, driving, excellent pit repair and performance adjustments.
One more ALMS races remain for this season with the season closing at the prestigious Road Atlanta 1000 mile race in Braselton, Georgia, which can be seen on FOX
Team Cadillac can also be seen performing in the highly LMP900 class. Audi Racing has been dominant in this class all season, but recently the Cadillacs have shown some improvement in the standings.
For more on ALMS and the Corvette C5-R racing scene, visit: www.americanlemans.com or GM’s www.corvetteracing.net or the C5 Registry’s Race page www.c5rmotorsports.com
A BIG C5 THANKS to Jane Bowlin, for sharing this information from the Vette Gazette!
September 25, 2001
End Of the Camaro and Firebird - GM
Celebrates Muscle Cars' Last Year of Production, Closes Ste. Therese Facility
DETROIT - General Motors
Corporation today announced that 2002 will be the last model year for the
Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. The Ste. Thérèse, Quebec plant where
the vehicles are produced will close in the fall of 2002. Full Press Release
September 25, 2001
Corvette Test Drives Resume . . .
GM customers say GM’s the best, but the theme for this year’s J.D. Power Campaign is for GM to get even better! To find out how
. . . Members…see
September 20, 2001
No better time to buy! –
The General wants to "Keep America Rolling"!
Announced Today… General Motors announced today that it wants to "Keep America Rolling". From
today until October 31, 2001, they will offer
0.0% Financing on ALL 2001 and 2002 GM Cars and Trucks – That’s right, ALL Cars and Trucks, including our great C5! Here’s what dealers have been authorized to offer on these terrific Coupes, Convertibles and Z06’s:
Contact any of our great Corporate Member Dealers today
for the Best Deals EVER!
Many thanks to the "Fastest Faxes in the East", Les Stanford Chevrolet and Bud’s Chevrolet for getting the word out to us so quickly!
September 5, 2001
GM LS7 ???… Thanks Hot Rod magazine!!
JUST MAYBE…the future of the C6 has never been clearer. Dave Hill, have you picked up the latest Hot Rod October 2001 issue, page 96… You may find a very interesting story regarding engine selection for the upcoming
C6 Z06 . . . and we quote . . .
Members . . . see
MOHN for this interesting upcoming Corvette engine!
August 29. 2001
A Dash of Pizazz – GM spices up its boring lineup with souped up "toy" models
This article, written by Ed Garsten, appeared in the August 23, 2001, Plain Dealer
Milan, MI. - On a rain-dampened drag strip about an hour southwest of Detroit rests a menagerie of erstwhile ordinary motor vehicles that look as if a strange mutation has swept through them.
A formerly plaintive Pontiac Sunfire has been transformed into a sleek, aggressive rocket carrying the name of the fearsome razor-toothed Amazon eating machine, the Piranha.
Ventiports, or portholes, have sprouted on the side of the Buick LeSabre Ultra, a touch recalling the days when such ornaments were a Buick trademark. Under the hood is a supercharged 240-horsepower engine, and the whole package is wrapped in white-gold tri-coat paint.
Don’t go wandering around the neighborhood dealership looking for these souped-up, glammed up four-wheelers. Not yet, anyway.
General Motors Corp. calls them "toys," the plaything of designers and engineers. The automaker showed them off to reporters last week but was making them public yesterday.
Unlike "concept cars," which introduce possible new brands and technology, "toy" cars are a twist on what’s out there already. "It’s meant to enhance some of the brands to show what we can do, and some of the things we get a good reaction to maybe we should be paying attention to in production," said Mark Reuss, executive director of engineering, operations and special vehicles at GM design.
With enough positive feedback from the public, GM could begin offering some of the features as options or create special editions of the vehicles, Reuss said. Reuss, named to his position in June, said that in the past cutting-edge design and technical innovations were sometimes never acted on, mainly because the two ends of the company didn’t always work in concert. He wants to change that.
"I want to take what we’re doing here on an enthusiastic basis and link it into the production-vehicle plan," said Reuss. "We have not done that at GM, so it’s a new position."
The idea, says Reuss, is for GM to make all sorts of design and technical possibilities available to its customers so they can create more individualized "toys" of their own.
In the case of the monstrous 742-horsepower beast installed on the Corvette Tiger Shark, it’s a case of testing barriers. "Is that were we stop or do we do something beyond that? What do we do next?" asked Reuss.
For the Pontiac Sunfire, the Piranha permutation is an experiment in building up a lower-end vehicle’s ego by enhancing it’s power and appearance.
Another example of taking a fairly ordinary looking vehicle and infusing some pizazz inside and out is the "toy" Blazer ZZ4.4. Red flames accent the white exterior, while a special hand-fabricated intake manifold boosts the output of the modified 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 engine to 260 horsepower.
Showing what some of its product line would look like with hot paint jobs, multicolored interiors, radical trim and brutish engines is a necessary strategy for GM, according to Wes Brown of the consulting firm Nextrend. "Most of GM's cars are dead in the marketplace. They're rather boring and do not appeal to young people," said Brown. He also pointed out that these types of enhancements provide fodder for the multibillion-dollar auto aftermarket business.
Indeed, by using some of the ideas from GM's "toys," consumers may end up having more fun with their own, Reuss said. "Here's a way to spend the money and enhance a car you already have," Reuss said.
August 20, 2001
Corvette is still king of the road as reported by Bowling Green Plant Vette Gazette, August 3, 2001
Two of the most widely read automotive magazines in the world pit Corvette against the competition in their August editions, with our American made product more than holding our own. Members… see
MOHN for all the details…
August 18, 2001
The Evoq Watch
~ Cadillac Roadster update
Just as construction here in Bowling Green for
the build of the Cadillac
Roadster continues full speed ahead, so does
planning for and the actual build of the sports car in Detroit. Members of the
plant’s Product Launch Team report that the Beta build of about 40 vehicles is
currently underway. Members…see
for this very important update and find out who the MVPs are during the build of
the Evoq at the Bowling Green plant. Side note..
The C5 Registry has learned that
after much debate, the "Evoq" in production will be called the Cadillac
XLR. Cadillac has already registered the domain name cadillacxlr.com.
August 18, 2001
C5-Rs For Sale !
International GT racing got a shot in the arm today with an announcement from General Motors Racing that the company is ready to sell customer versions of its very successful Chevrolet Corvette C5-R.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY
Although we're all partial to Millennium Yellow, the
cars are available in the color of your choice. Cost is $450,000, which includes
the chassis, racing engine and telemetry equipment. Lead time is about two to
August 15, 2001
JUST MAYBE…the future has never been so clear. Interestingly enough, within the August 6th Autoweek under Headliner, page 8, it heralds the appointment of Mark Reuss as the new Executive Director of the newly formed Operations, Engineering, and Specialty Vehicles division at GM. The article goes on to state…Members . . . see
MOHN for this interesting tidbit!
August 7, 2001
Although not an Official Event, I wanted to inform you of the chance
to drive the Daytona track on some hot laps with your
C5s. CLICK HERE FOR
DETAILS in the Members Only Area.
August 7, 2001
C5 Registry member Number
Y5058 Darren Trautwein shows us his idea of a
Ray! CLICK HERE
August 6, 2001 to Sonny Kilgo – Torch Bearer!
Sonny Kilgo was recently chosen by the UAW-GM Team Behind the Team 2002 Torchbearer Program to represent the Bowling Green Corvette Plant in the Olympic Torch Relay.
Each Corvette employee had the chance to nominate a coworker who inspired them in the areas of teamwork, dedication, dependability, achievement and leadership. The winners were chosen based on a nomination statement describing these qualities.
The Torchbearer will carry the Olympic Torch for 2/10 of a mile. The relay will take place sometime between
December 4 and February 8, though the exact date and location are yet to be determined by the Salt Lake Committee.
August 6, 2001
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Race Team Autograph Session
The National Corvette Museum will sponsor a special private autograph session with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. race team drivers, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Michael Waltrip, Steve Park and Corvette Racing’s Andy Pilgrim, on Tuesday, August 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Skydome. The drivers are scheduled to greet fans and sign autographs for ticket holders during the 2-hour session. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $50 each, and will be made available to Museum members prior to releasing to the general public. For more information, see the Museum’s website www.corvettemuseum.com or call them at 800-53-VETTE.
C5 Registry Members – for those of you planning to attend the Labor Day Celebration, you may want to head towards Bowling Green a few days early and catch this very special event.
August 05, 2001
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Michael Waltrip, Steve Park and Corvette Racing’s Andy Pilgrim Scheduled for Autograph Session At Museum August 28th…
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum will sponsor a special private autograph session with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. race team drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Michael Waltrip, Steve Park and Corvette Racing’s Andy Pilgrim, on Tuesday, August 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Skydome. For more information visit the Museum’s website at
www.corvettemuseum.com or call
(270) 781-7973 or (800) 53-VETTE.
August 4, 2001
Calling all Corvette Plant Tour Guides! Members, see
August 2, 2001
Sometimes know as the "Father of the Viper"
General Motors announced today it has
hired former Chrysler Corp. executive Robert Lutz as vice chairman in charge of
product development. See
MOHN for all the details.
The C5-R's will be racing at Portland.
There will be a PARADE LAP at noon on
Saturday August 4, 2001. There will be a CORVETTE CORRAL.
There will be an autograph session - time & date to be announced.
July 29, 2001
For those of you who have to have the LATEST
production number breakdown on the 2001 Millennium Yellow (79U) C5 Convertibles and their interiors, members, see
MOHN for all the details.
July 27, 2001
Members, I’ve just received word that two
Pratt & Miller Corvette C5-Rs are on order for Atomic Kitten Motorsport in the United Kingdom. They expect to take deliver in September. This is the first time that I know of that the C5-R (same Corvette that races LeMans and Daytona) has been sold to a private team.
AK Motorsport plans on racing them in the European LeMans Series, the American LeMans Series, and the UK GT Championship. They are hoping next year to compete at Daytona, Sebring, and LeMans. This looks like a new direction for Corvette Racing, from a factory owned/operated team to privateers.
According to Atomic Kitten Motorsport, they have the only homologated GT3 Corvette, which appears to means that they are the only Corvette team to have been approved to run in the GT3 class for LeMans. Because of this, they indicate that they have received the rights from General Motors to produce 50 road-going GT Corvettes, which will be available as Convertibles or Hardtops. It seems likely that this project will be very similar to the Porsche GT3s that were mentioned in all the car magazines back in ‘99. It would be a racecar rebuilt to be a streetcar, and not the usual streetcar rebuilt to be a racecar. If you would like to check them out, their website is www.akmotorsport.com… We’ll keep you posted when we know more as to the approximate price and performance of these 50 GT3 C5 Beasts!!
Millennium Yellow Canadian and Domestic Totals:
Special note: For all our loyal Z06
member/owners North of the border…there were 80 Millennium Yellow Z06s shipped
to (Z49) Canadian dealers with 74 having Black Interiors (19I) and only SIX with
(704) Modified Red Interior.
Z06: 634 with
539 (19I) Black Interior and 95 with (704) Modified Red Int.
794 with 734 (19I) Black Interior, 44 Light Oak (67I), 8 Red (70I), and 8
1028 with 940 (19I) Black Interior, 68 Light Oak (67I), 12 Red (70I), and 8
Convertible: 639 with 600 (19I) Black Interior, 32 Light Oak (67I), 5 Red
(70I), and 2 Pewter (92I).
Convertible: 792 with 726 (19I) Black Interior, 53 Light Oak (67I), 7 Red
(70I), and 6 Pewter (92I).
Everybody’s been talkin’ about the RARE Torch
Red Interiors in Millennium Yellow…well in 2001 there were 32 of ‘em… But
while everybody’s been looking to Torch Red in Millennium Yellow Corvettes for
rarity, the folks with the Light Pewter at 24 total Interiors snuck in and took
the rarity crown!!
2001 – UPDATE: 4:00
HOT OFF THE PRESS!! 2001
TOTAL PRODUCTION NUMBERS!
Production numbers for 2001
C5 CORVETTES by
RPO including all exports as of 2:42 PM CST June
21, 2001 are as follows: Members Only!,
see the Members
for all the details.
July 20, 2001
The numbers are in (well…at least some of ‘em)… What numbers are we talking about? Why Z06 production numbers and their interiors!
Total number of Z06s produced for the model year
2001 is …Members, see
for all the details.
You want to talk rare?!
How about Navy Blue Metallic
(28U) with Torch Red Interior
(70I) and a White (16T) Convertible top?
for all the details
July 19, 2001
The "QUEEN of Z06"
has… abdicated her throne!!!
We at the Registry were saddened to learn that Cheryl Pilcher, assistant brand manager for Corvette, has been reassigned to the Chevrolet Trailblazer’s marketing team, effective July 1. Cheryl will be sorely missed, as she was a great advocate of the Z06.
Her engineering background was inspiring as she worked to make the Z06 the very safest, finest, as well as the quickest Corvette it could be! She was an engineer who worked from a basis of customer service…She was truly an engineer who listened to the voice of the customer.
Members, they don’t get any better than that. While we wish
Cheryl the best in her new assignment, we pray that Rick Baldick (Brand manager for Corvette) will be able to fill this void on his team with as dedicated a talent as
Believe you me when I tell you…I’m sure this was a tough decision for her…giving up a 2002
Z06 demo for a Trailblazer?!?!
July 12, 2001
URGENT – DISTRIBUTE IMMEDIATELY
At least that’s what GM Service
Operation DCS771 says…what is this important message? It is the repair DIRECTIVE to all Chevrolet
dealers regarding the column lock problem,
which has been experienced and reported by many of our members for the better
part of the last two and a half years. Members,
for all the details.
July 11, 2001
This must be C5 Registry
member front-cover magazine month!
First, Registry member Donna Littlejohn
C5R# X2631 appears on the cover of the September 2001 issue of
Vette Magazine and now Buzz Nielson C5R# W0492 appears on the cover of September 2001 issue of
Corvette Fever (well….at least his Millennium Yellow Z06 does and it does appear to be his silhouette peering over the wheel.) These two fabulous articles are a must-read for all
C5 Registry members. Members, see
for all the details.
July 11, 2001
Looking for a "Removable
Hardtop" for your C5
CORVETTE Convertible?? There finally is one available, or
soon to be... See MOHN
for more information and photos!
July 1, 2001
Final Production Number for Friday, June 29th, 2:42 CST
It’s going to be a sad time for those waiting for their early 2002 C5s. The Bowling Green Plant has just shut down for its two-week break. Members, see MOHN
for all the details.
June 30, 2001
Going to the GM sponsored SEMA
show in Las Vegas, NV October 30 through November 1, 2001? Now is the
time to get your hotel room! The official attendee hotel web site is: www.roomsexpress.com/aaiw/
To register for the event, the SEMA registration site is: www.expocard.com/shows/aaiw01/
June 30, 2001
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
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
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 2002
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!
June 27, 2001
is gracing the cover of the September issue of Vette
Magazine. Her Chromalusion "True
paint design of her ’98 C5
Coupe is certainly the feature story on pages 44-46 of this issue. In the
opportunity we’ve had to visit with Donna -- most recently at the 4th
Registry Birthday Bash in Bowling Green, KY -- we noticed very quickly that she
enjoys personalizing her Corvette. Her personalizations have been well received
as shown by the fact that Wil
Cooksey, Corvette’s Plant Manager, made it
his celebrity pick at last year’s Corvettes at Carlisle.
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.
28, 2001One 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, 2001You 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
24, 2001Gentlemen, 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
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!
Looks at the LS6
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