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Even though we're into the holiday season, there's still a lot of Corvette news! Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com fill you in on what's going on. Here are a few of the headlines discussed in this episode of CORVETTE TODAY:
1. First pictures of the new right-hand-drive C8 Corvette headed to Japan
2. Lawsuit with GM about cracked Corvette Grand Sport wheels has been dismissed
3. C8 Corvette named to Car & Driver’s annual “10 Best” list for 2nd year in a row.
4. 2020 C8 Corvette goes on sale in the Middle East
5. Final production stats for the 2020 C8 announced
6. Nick Tandy to replace Oliver Gavin on Corvette Racing Team
7. Chevrolet celebrates IMSA championships with new commercial
8. The ’63 Split Window makes Hagerty’s list of coupes worth more than their convertible siblings
9. Procharger teases of a supercharged C8 Corvette
10. OnStar thwarts the theft of a 2020 C8 Corvette
Happy holidays-don't miss this News & Headlines podcast of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett has the honor of talking to Corvette's Executive Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter on CORVETTE TODAY! Tadge talks about how he started working at GM, what his first job was for the company, his path to success and how he attained his current position.
Then Steve and Tadge trace his time with the C4, C5 and C6. You'll learn how the C7 almost became the mid-engine Corvette! Tadge talks about how the true mid-engine car we know today was being developed while the C7 was coming to market!
Then Tadge takes a deep dive into the development and product launch of the current C8 Corvette. He talks about how the Corvette team attained the buy-in for GM executives to build the car, the research and architecture of the C8 and the future of this mid-engine marvel.
Tell your friends, stop what you're doing right now and check out this outstanding episode of CORVETTE TODAY with Executive Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter!
Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com collaborate to bring you the latest news in the world of Corvette! Here are just a few of the topics covered in this episode of CORVETTE TODAY:
1. Chevrolet announces 2021 C8 production starts on December 8th
2. 2021 Corvette Allocations and Orders Underway
3. BGA has 2 day shutdown because of Covid issues with Mexican supplier
4. Chevrolet salutes Oliver Gavin as he concludes his full-time roll with Corvette Racing
5. A 2008 Corvette C6 Z06 sets the track record for a naturally aspirated engine.
6. GM presents C8 HTC & SUV at 2020 China International Import Show
7. Corvette wins its category in the JD Power US Resale Value Awards
8. 2014 Corvette from the movie “Spencer Confidential” on sale on Craig’s List
Be sure to check out this week's episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
It's one thing to hear Corvette stories from enthusiasts. But it's another thing to hear legendary stories from the man who actually made the stories happen himself. Steve Garret has the honor of talking to the legendary man who drew the design for the iconic C2 Corvette Sting Ray, Mr. Peter Brock.
It was Peter's original design that wound up becoming the C2 Corvette. Peter tells you, first hand, about Corvette almost being killed in the late 50's and early 60's. He also tells you how Bill Mitchell single handedly saved Corvette from extinction! Mr. Brock also recounts the story of how Zora Arkus-Duntov hated the 1963 Split Window Corvette. He tells you why it was made as a split window and how it became a one-year car. Do you know why Corvette has a Grand Sport? If you don't, Peter explains the origins of it.
Peter Brock was also the first employee hired by the legendary Carroll Shelby. Did you know that Peter designed the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe? You'll hear that story here too. Plus, Peter talks about the movie "Ford v Ferrari" and gives you the REAL story behind the movie!
DO NOT MISS THIS PODCAST....the man who lived the story actually tells you the story--it's Peter Brock on the CORVETTE TODAY podcast!
Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com collaborate to give you the latest updates from the world of Corvette. Here are some of the topics discussed in this podcast:
1. More C8’s dealing with faulty valve springs-GM extends build window for affected engines
2. The C8 is the Car Of The Year from Popular Mechanics.
3. 2021 Configurator is now online.
4. New Carbon Fiber pieces plus new accessories coming for the 2021 C8.
5. Find out where he perfect place to store E-Ray batteries in the C8 Corvette is.
6. Batwoman’s new ride is a C7 Corvette Shooting Brake!
These are just a few of the topics discussed on this edition of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett introduces you to Lance Miller. Lance is the Co-Owner of Carlisle Events, which hosts the largest Corvette show in the country-Corvettes At Carlisle.
Corvettes at Carlisle is one of the only major Corvette show that took place this year. Lance talks about how things went this year during the pandemic. Plus, he also talks about what the show is like during a non-pandemic environment.
Lance is also the owner of the 1960 #3 Corvette that won it's class at Le Mans in 1960. You previously heard about this valuable car on CORVETTE TODAY in podcast #14 with Kevin Mackay, podcast #15 with Michael Brown and podcast #22 with Jan Hyde. But in this podcast, you get the story from the owners perspective!
It's Lance Miller from Corvettes at Carlisle on the CORVETTE TODAY podcast.
Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com combine once again to bring you the latest news and headlines in the world of Corvette! Some of the topics you'll hear about are:
1. GM delivers 6,355 C8 Corvettes in the 3rd Quarter
2. Callaway offers a 25th Anniversary Special Edition for C7 Z06
3. 2020 C8 Corvette named Car Of The Year by Popular Mechanics
4. Chevrolet announces that C8 production extended thru the end of the year. 2021 production starts in December.
5. EV Hybrid may replace the Grand Sport in the C8 lineup
6. 2022 C8 Z06 spied at Grattan Raceway with rear wing and newly exposed wheels
7. Corvette Racing using 3D printed parts
8. What the reveal of the C8 lineup tells us about the future of Corvette
9. Guess what Batman’s daily driver is!
Be sure to check out this edition of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett sits down with famous Corvette photographer, Richard Prince in this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. Richard is responsible for all the famous Corvette Racing photos you've seen over the years.
Richard walks you through his start with Corvette and other brands as well. Plus, you'l hear the back story about some the most famous Corvette photos ever! The ironic thing is, Richard never wanted to be a photographer-he's a Corvette repairman and restorer at heart. How he got into photography is fascinating....and you'll hear it all on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
Every other week, Steve Garrett is joined by Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com to keep us up to date on what's happening in the world of Corvette. Here are just a few of the topics covered in this episode:
Stop Sale because of a brake sensor issue
New TSB on C8 engine valve springs
Recall for driver's side safety belts
A C8 Corvette "Easter Egg"...the Zora logo on the windshield!
The first C8 hard-top convertibles arrive in Canada
MotorWeek does a modern day tribute to the 1963 Split Window Stingray
It's a great new episode-don't miss it....it's the newest CORVETTE TODAY podcast!
If you are a Corvette fan, you have to be interested in Corvette Racing! Steve Garrett learns just about everything there is to know about Corvette Racing for THE man who heads up Corvette Racing....Doug Fehan.
Doug traces the origins of the race program from its beginnings all the way up to present day. Fehan talks about the new mid-engine C8.R race car and its differences from the C7.R. Doug outlines the races Corvette Racing participates in during a typical year and why they did not go to Le Mans this year. Learn about the passionate race fans and the driver's relationship with them.
Doug's energy, enthusiasm and passion come out bold and proud in this fantastic episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com peruse Corvette Headlines & News for mid-September 2020. Included in this episode are:
-The Corvette Visualizer for 2021 is now online
-The National Corvette Museum raffles off the 1.75 millionth Corvette
-Electric, all-wheel drive Corvette possibly coming out in 2023
-Country Music star George Jones' Corvette gets donated to the NCM
Stay current on what's going on in the world of Corvette with this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
If you're a fan of Corvette Racing and a Corvette historian at heart-don't miss this episode!!!!
Steve Garrett sits down with Jan Hyde from the Registry of Corvette Racing. Jan extensively goes through the history of Corvette Racing-all the way back to 1953. Plus, Jan talks about his website (www.RegistryOfCorvetteRacing.com) and how you can enjoy and learn all about Corvette history and racing. Jan looks back at the beginnings of Corvette, even before Zora Arkus-Duntov up to present day.
It's a fascinating look at the car we love so much on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Be sure and listen to this new feature on CORVETTE TODAY-it's Corvette News & Headlines! Steve Garrett sits down with Keith Cornett of CorvetteBlogger.com to keep you up to date on what's going on in the world of Corvette.
Steve and Keith talk about the latest news about Corvette, the C8.R Racing Team, Corvette rumors and the lighter side of Corvette. This will be a new, regular feature on CORVETTE TODAY. So be sure to watch for Corvette Headlines on CORVETTE TODAY!
CORVETTE TODAY takes you on a different Corvette path! Steve Garrett visits with Tamara McGinnis, the President and Founder of the Facebook group called VBP Vettes.
VBP Vettes is not your typical Corvette Facebook group-Tamara, along with her husband, Barry McGinnis, attend Corvette shows all across the country! There is constant activity on the VBP Vettes Facebook page. Plus, VBP Vettes as a full line of apparel, an annual calendar with Corvettes from VBP members, they host their own VBP Vettes show in their hometown of Topeka, Kansas and other annual gatherings.
VBP Vettes has member worldwide! Learn about this and how you can join too on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
Hear first-hand what's going on at the National Corvette Museum with Curator, Derek Moore!
Steve Garrett talks with Derek about what's on display now, what is going to be on display in the future and expansion for the National Corvette Museum. This episode of CORVETTE TODAY will make you want to drop everything and go to Bowling Green, Kentucky and visit the National Corvette Museum!
Steve Garrett gets the inside scoop from Corvette Test Driver Jim Mero! Jim talks extensively about test driving the C7 Corvette, Z06, Grand Sport and his favorite Corvette of all time...the C7 ZR1.
You'll hear about Nurburgring testing, lap and track times for C6 and C7 Corvettes and more. Learn about benchmark cars for Corvette. Plus, all the insight on how Magnetic Ride Control was developed.
Now that Jim is retired, you'll learn about his own business....and yes, he's still in the car tuning business! It's a truly fascinating episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett spends time talking to the legendary Ken Lingenfelter to learn about his business, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, his passion for Corvette and how it all started!
The guys also talk extensively about "The Lingenfelter Collection". Ken's car collection totals over 250 cars-30% exotics, 30% muscle cars and the rest are Corvettes! Ken guides us through the collection, which includes Corvettes owned by Zora Arkus-Duntov, a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari LaFerrari and a Lamborghini Reventón.
You'll be amazed to learn about Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, The Lingenfelter Collection and the man himself on CORVETTE TODAY.
THIS IS THE PODCAST YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
Steve Garrett sits down with Corvette Product Manager, Harlan Charles on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. Harlan talks about his early years with Chevrolet and how he became Product Manager for Corvette. He also discusses the cohesive work done by the entire Corvette team-from C5 through C8. You'll learn about the evolution of the new mid-engine C8 Corvette and the steps taken to bring it to market.
Plus, Harlan delves into the launch of the C8, the development of the strategy behind the mid-engine car. Plus, Steve and Harlan update you on the worldwide release of the C8 and the new items available for the 2021 Corvette.
DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE OF CORVETTE TODAY!
I don't know about you, but I watched every episode of Corvette Nation when it was on The Discovery Channel. On CORVETTE TODAY, you'll meet the host of Corvette Nation TV, Michael Brown.
Michael talks about his love for Corvettes, his very first Corvette purchase, his Corvette Collection and his other love and collection besides Corvettes. You'll also get a behind the scenes story about the TV show, Corvette Nation.
Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY with Michael Brown!
If you're interested in Corvette history and famous Corvettes that shaped history, DO NOT MISS THIS PODCAST! Steve Garrett talks with Kevin Mackay from Corvette Repair on Long Island, New York.
Kevin has owned, restored and brought back to life the most significant Corvettes in history, including the third Corvette ever built from 1953! This car is now on permanent display at the National Corvette Museum.
He talks about most of these significant Corvettes on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY. Plus, Kevin has written a book call Corvette Hunter. Learn about his book and win one when you listen to this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
Steve Garret has a candid conversation with Dr. Sean Preston, the President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. Sean talks about the virtual NCM Bash this year (because of Covid-19), what's new at the Museum, upcoming events and how you can become a member of the National Corvette Museum.
Also hear about new exhibits, the updated website development, the new virtual aspects now in place at the Museum and Museum In Motion. Be sure to check out this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett delves into the world of YouTube and Corvette for the first time! He speaks to Justin from HorsePower Obsessed. Learn how people make money on YouTube, hear about Justin's 2019 Black ZR1 Big Wing. Learn about the C8 he has on order. And also hear about Steve's C7 Stingray Carbon Fiber Edition Corvette. It's the latest episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Steve Garrett talks to Adam Pitale, the Founder of Adam's Polishes! Learn how he got started, how Adam's Polishes developed and how he got connected with GM as the official car care products for Corvette and Camaro.
The stories are great, the podcast listen is fun-meet Adam Pitale on CORVETTE TODAY!
In the world of Corvette, I you can say that your Corvette has been "Callaway'd", It's a HUGE deal! Meet Reeves Callaway, the owner and innovator of Callaway Cars.
Reeves talks to Steve Garrett about how he got started, what you get when you have your Corvette Callaway'd, the technology that goes into their system, how he got started and connected with General Motors and what they have in store for the new md-engine C8 Corvette .
It's a fascinating interview on this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
DO NOT miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY! Steve Garrett visits with Rick Malone, the lead driver and head instructor at the Ron Fellows Corvette Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain in Pahrump, Nevada!
Spring Mountain is like Top Gun, only for Corvette-you'll learn to drive this car to the edge of the envelope. Rick goes in-depth about this 2 day school. You'll get a extensive overview of the course, understand what you'll learn there, a great explanation of what is accomplished during the 2 day event and more.
If you've ever considered signing up for the Spring Mountain experience, you'll want to even more after listening to this episode of CORVETTE TODAY.
DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE! Steve Garrett talks to John Kraman-TV co-host of the Mecum Auctions on NBCSN. John is a HUGE Corvette enthusiast (he owns 2 Corvettes and has a C8 on order) as well as a walking encyclopedia of automobiles.
John talks about the legendary Corvettes sold at the Mecum Auctions, how to buy a Corvette or any car at auction, what to look for and which Mecum Auction has the best Corvettes for sale!
It's a fantastic interview-don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
OK, you bought your Corvette dream car-now you have to insure it. But don't go to a traditional "big box" insurance company. Insure your Corvette (or exotic car) through the National Corvette Museum!
Steve Garrett talks with Adam Boca, the National Corvette Museum supervisor for insurance. Adam explains the advantages of insuring your exotic or Corvette through the NCM...which includes setting a predetermined value for your car, in case of a disaster. All this for the same cost as a "big box" insurance company.
It's an eye-opening episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
Meet John Elegant....yes, that's is real last name! John is the Founder of MidEngineCorvetteForum.com. He is also a Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum.
Through John's connections with the Corvette Team, John is able to put out real truths about the C8 mid-engine Corvette. His website is a wealth of information about the newest generation of Corvette. You'll love to listen to Steve Garrett talk with the man simply called...."Elegant" on CORVETTE TODAY.
Let's talk about paint.....Corvette paint. Steve Garrett talks with Todd Cooperider, a Master Detailer who owns Esoteric Detail in Columbus, Ohio. Not only does Todd and Esoteric work on very high-end cars like Ferrari and Pagani, he is also a Corvette owner (C7 ZR1). So Todd has worked on and knows about Corvette paint, first hand.
Don't miss this episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
You might not recognize his face, but if you're a true Corvette enthusiast, you'll definitely know this man's Corvette paintings, watercolors and prints. Dana Forrester has been painting Corvettes (in watercolors) for years with a nostalgic style....a Corvette in front of a brick wall with old-time advertising on the side of that building!
Steve Garrett sits down with Dana to talk about his paintings, his style of artistry and his relationship with the National Corvette Museum and the National Corvette Restorers Society on CORVETTE TODAY.
Steve Garrett sits down with Keith Cornett, Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. CorvetteBlogger is the #1 daily newsletter about Corvette in the industry!
Hear about Keith's "leap of faith" in starting CorvetteBlogger. He also shares his insight about the new C8 Corvette, what is going on with it, and what it will take to start production back up. Also find out about Keith's book on Special Edition Corvettes and how to purchase a book.
Welcome to Episode #2 of CORVETTE TODAY!
In this podcast, Steve Garrett interviews Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet. Mike is the #1 Covette salesperson IN THE WORLD!!!! He has sold over 4,500 Corvettes in his 42+ years of automotive sales.
Mike talks about the buying experience with Criswell, how to get a sight-unseen trade-in offer for your current car, and his high school experience with Tom Cruise!
Enjoy podcast #2 of Corvette Today.
Listen to this brand new weekly podcast that focuses on everything Corvette!
Corvette Today is hosted by Steve Garrett, President of the Corvette Club of Kansas City, Missouri, MC and DJ of one of the largest Corvette weekends in America-Corvette FunFest at Mid America Motorworks. Plus Steve is a Moderator on CorvetteForum.com-the world's largest Corvette enthusiast website. He is also a radio DJ at 101 The Fox (KCFX-Kansas City).
Steve's guest on Corvette Today is Jeremy Welborn. Jeremy is a Tech Contributor on CorvetteForum.com. He is also the President of the Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club and a National Corvette Museum Ambassador.
Segment 1: Jeremy's love for Corvette and how he got started collecting.
Segment 2: The current status of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant
Segment 3: The Corvette shows Jeremy attends and the SW Oklahoma Corvette Club
Tune in weekly to Corvette Today!