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June 26
First Sellable 2008 Corvette heads for Kansas!

On Friday, June 22, the first 2008 Corvette was built. The Black Coupe rolled off the line officially on Monday, June 25 and will be headed to Topeka, Kansas.

Plant Manager Wil Cooksey was on the scene to see the last 2007 and first 2008 pass the finish line. Wil shared his enthusiasm with a tour group stopped at the end of the assembly line. “I’m very proud of this product and the people who work so hard to build it. It’s always good to see our continuous improvement efforts pay off. I want to thank each employee for their role in building a solid, high quality car that our customers can’t wait to get their hands on. Year after year, the excitement gets better and better.”

June 19
2008 Corvette Prices Now Online!
Once again, the C5/C6 Registry provides you with a comprehensive ordering guide, RPO codes, information, photos, option packages and prices, in some cases before your dealer sees them! There's even a downloadable order guide in PDF format.  CLICK HERE for the complete information.

June 17
Corvette Racing Finishes Second in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Image: Corvette Recing

Congratulations to the #63 coming in second during a grueling heavy rain shower. 
Ron Fellows was driving hard, gaining 30 seconds per lap.   But, Both Audi & Astin Martin complained about the heavy rain & demanded a pace car to come out.  ACO complied and that ended Corvette's chance to win.  Results are below:

24 Hours of Le Mans GT1 Top Five Finishers:
Pos./Car No./Drivers/Car/Laps
1. (009) Brabham/Rydell/Turner, Aston Martin DBR9, 342
2. (63) Fellows/O'Connell/Magnussen, Corvette C6.R, 342
3. (008) Bouchut/Gollin/Elgaard, Aston Martin DBR9, 340
4. (007) Enge/Herbert/Kox, Aston Martin DBR9, 337
5. (54) Groppi/Prost/Belloc, Saleen S7R, 336

Not classified:
15. (64) Gavin/Beretta/Papis, Corvette C6.R, 22

The Audi R10 TDI No.1 driven by Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Emanuele Pirro wins the 75th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDI finishes second, ahead of the No. 16 Pesacarolo Judd.
LMP2 is won by the No. 31 Binnie Motorsports Lola and the No.33 Barazi-Epsilon Zytek. Aston Martin finally wins GT1, the No.009 DBR9 finishes ahead of the No. 63 Corvette C6.R and the No.008 Larbe Aston Martin.

And finally, GT2 is won by the No. 76 IMSA Performance Porsche997, ahead of the No.99 Risi/Krohn Ferrari F430 and the No. 93 Autorlando Porsche

June 8
Thousands of Corvette enthusiasts across the country will climb behind the wheel for the 7th annual Drive Your Corvette to Work Day on June 29. From restored vintage rides to tricked-out customs and stylish production machines, Corvette owners will be taking to the road in celebration of the American icon. And with the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, there is no better time to enjoy the ride in ‘America’s Sports Car’.

The Corvette has won countless fans since first rolling off the assembly line in 1953. Barbie’s ride of choice for the past thirty years, named one of the Most Influential Vehicles of the last fifty years by Consumer Reports, and driven nine times as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500, most recently by actor Patrick Dempsey, the Corvette has earned a spot in American pop culture

Mid America Motorworks began Drive Your Corvette to Work Day in 2000 as a way to celebrate the birthday of the classic car. Over the years, participants have included a wide range of commuters, from senior aerospace technicians to city hall employees. 2007 promises to another uniquely American spectacle as Corvette commuters take to the highways and byways in their favorite ride.

May 22
Blue Devil, SS, Z07, Mako Shark, SRV9, Sting Ray, Stingray, Super C6, ZR1Replacement, Viper Beater, Next Generation...... World Vette... Call it what you will, but we keep hearing, and now it's has been confirmed, this SUPER CORVETTE will be unveiled and on display to the media and public at the North American International Auto show in Detroit January 13 - 27. You can purchase tickets online at:

May 19
At the today's ALM race in Utah the Corvettes came in 1st and 2nd. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta had a forth win of the season in the number 4 car 26.550 seconds ahead of the number three car driven by Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell. The cars were then, shipped off to France for the 24 hours of LeMan... we'll be watching that one closely... lot's of completion in Europe.


May 2
Actor Patrick Dempsey will drive the 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Pace Car at the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27. This will be the 18th time a Chevy has paced the Indianapolis 500.

Dempsey will bring the field of 33 starters to the green flag at the start of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event. The race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. (ET) and will be televised by ABC and broadcast by the IMS Radio Network, XM Satellite Radio and the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Dempsey, a native of Lewiston, Maine, has played Dr. Derek Shepherd on “Grey’s2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Corvette Convertible Anatomy” since 2005. The show is one of the highest-rated programs on American television.

“We’re excited to welcome Patrick Dempsey as the Pace Car driver for the 91st Indianapolis 500,” said Joie Chitwood, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president and chief operating officer. “His acting performances throughout his career have captivated millions of fans, and he has become one of the biggest stars in television through his role on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.'

“During recent years he has developed a strong bond with racing and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, so he truly understands and appreciates the pageantry, prestige and tradition of the Month of May and the Indianapolis 500.”

Dempsey is a co-owner of Indy Car Series and Indianapolis 500 team Vision Racing. He also drives in selected sports car races for Hyper Sport Racing and off-road events

April 27
At tonight’s Racing Dinner, the BIG NEWS was the announcement was that Andy Pilgirm will be racing in a C6.R at Mosport August 26, 2007! This announcement brought a immediate standing ovation from the members in attendance! This exciting revelation informed us that there will be three C6.R’s racing and the WHITE ONE will have Andy Pilgrim and long time friend and co-driver Ron Fellows back together again! More information to follow shortly.

April 27
As announced today at 2:PM by Chief VLE Tom Wallace, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Qaulity Manager, Tom Hill, and Plant Manager, Wil Cooksey.

  • All-new LS3 6.2L V-8 engine for Coupe and Convertible:
  • 430 hp (321 kW)*
  • 424 lb.-ft. of torque (575 Nm)*
  • 436 hp / 428 lb.-ft. (325 kW / 580 Nm)* with new, optional dual-mode exhaust system
  • High-flow cylinder heads
  • Enhanced valvetrain
  • High-flow intake manifold
  • Larger-bore block with structural enhancements
  • Improved manual transmission shift effort
  • Quicker shift times on paddle-shift six-speed automatic
  • 2.73 performance axle ratio available with six-speed paddle shift; included with Z51 package
  • Improved steering feel
  • Standard split-spoke cast aluminum wheel design for Coupe and Convertible (Competition Gray finish optional)
  • Available polished forged aluminum wheel design
  • New Keyless Access remote key fob with integrated key
  • Interior trim enhancements for all models, including wrapped center trim plate with Cyber pattern and new, brushed aluminum accents
  • Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package available for all models in exclusive, new Linen and Sienna colors
  • New sill plates
  • iPod/MP3 jack included on all sound systems except navigation (Personal Audio Link available as accessory for navigation system)
  • OnStar and XM Satellite Radio standard on all models
  • Auto-dimming mirrors with compass standard on all models
  • Two new premium exterior colors: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package – Available on Coupe, Convertible and Z06 models, the new Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package offers a stylish, two-tone leather-appointed cabin with details that enhance the feeling of Corvette’s craftsmanship. Details include:

  • Two-tone, leather-wrapped upper and lower instrument panel, door pads and seats
  • Choice of new, exclusive colors: Linen or Sienna, with unique color breakup
  • Padded door panel armrests
  • “Corvette” embroidered on passenger-side dash pad
  • Embroidered crossed flags logo on headrests
  • Unique center trim plate with Bias pattern.

Engine – A new, 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 is the standard engine in Coupe and Convertible models. It is rated at 430 horsepower (321 kW)* and 424 lb.-ft. of torque (586 Nm)* with the standard exhaust system; with the new, optional two-mode exhaust system, power ratings increase to 436 horses / 325 kW and 428 lb.-ft. / 592 Nm. As a result, the standard Corvette is true supercar, capable of 190 mph. The LS3 with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic is the fastest automatic-equipped Corvette ever, with 0-60 mph capability of 4.3 seconds.

This new iteration of the storied small-block family features a revised, larger-bore cylinder block – 4.06-inch / 103.25 mm vs. the previous 6.0L’s 4.00-inch / 101.62 mm bores – high-flow, LS7/L92-style cylinder heads; larger-diameter pistons; revised camshaft and camshaft timing; revised valvetrain with offset intake rocker arms; high-flow intake manifold; high-flow fuel injectors from the Z06’s LS7 engine; and a new engine beauty cover.

The LS3 features an aluminum cylinder block with cast iron cylinder liners. In addition to its larger bores, which help create a 376-cubic-inch displacement, the block casting also features revisions and machining in the bulkheads that enhance its strength and improved bay to bay breathing. But while the bore of the 6.2L engine is increased when compared with the previous 6.0L engine, the engine’s stroke remains at 3.62 inches (92 mm). The pistons for the larger 6.2L engine also are new and are designed for its high-rpm performance capability.

Breathing for the new 6.2L engine is accomplished via new, high-flow cylinder heads. They’re based on the large port/large valve design found on the LS7 engine and other GM L92 engines, with larger-capacity, straighter intake ports. The design optimizes intake flow to the combustion chamber and the exhaust ports are also designed for better flow.

Complementing the larger-port design of the heads are commensurately sized valves. The intake valve size alone increases from 2.00 inches (50.8 mm) to 2.16 inches (55 mm) – an increase of nearly 9 percent. The intake valves feature lightweight hollow stems, which enable the engine’s 6,600-rpm capability. The exhaust valves also are large, measuring 1.60 inches (40.4 mm) in diameter.

To accommodate the engine’s large valves and enable more direct intake port flow, the intake-side rocker arms are offset 6 mm between the valve tip and the push rod. Actuating the valves is a new camshaft, with intake-side lobes providing more than a 5-percent percent in increase in lift, from 0.521-inch to 0.551-inch (13.25 mm to 14 mm). Exhaust-valve lift remains unchanged from the LS2. The camshaft timing was revised to optimize performance with the higher-lift intake cam profile.

Ensuring the cylinder heads receive all the air they can handles falls to a new, acoustically tuned intake manifold. The composite design is manufactured with a “lost core” process that improves runner to runner variation and reduces airflow losses. An acoustic foam material is used to reduce radiated engine noise; it is sandwiched between the outer top of the manifold and an additional “skull cap” acoustic shell. Also new beauty covers atop the engine shield the rocker covers and also feature a noise-reducing, acoustically tuned insert to provide a more refined engine sound.

Exhaust system – Optional on ’08 Coupe and Convertible models is a new, two-mode performance exhaust system. Similar in design and function to the system used on the Z06, the dual-mode exhaust uses vacuum-actuated outlet valves, which control engine noise during low-load operation, but open for maximum performance during high-load operation. It is not identical to the Z06 system; the Coupe/Convertible uses a 2.5-inch-diameter exhaust, while the Z06 uses a three-inch system.

Interior enhancements – All models feature a new wrapped instrument panel center trim plate, with bright surrounds for the shifter and cupholder. There are also new metal-finish door sill plates that greet passengers as they step into the vehicle, as well as a new lighted control knob for the available Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

Exterior colors – There are two new premium exterior colors available with 2008 Corvette models: Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat; they replace Le Mans Blue Metallic and Monterey Red Metallic Tintcoat. New Colors: Click Here to View

Full Specifications and Buyers Guide,   CLICK HERE

April 16
It's been officially announced, we'll be getting some new colors on the 2008 Corvette:
85U Jetstream Blue Metallic Tintcoat
89U Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat

245 Sienna Custom Leather Wrap
425 Linen Custom Leather Wrap

April 14
Bob Lutz just made all Corvette enthusiasts really happy!  Just last week GM put a hold on all RWD cars do to CAFE and economy concerns. We've been waiting to see what is going to happen, to the RWD high performance cars from Pontiac, Cadillac, and Chevrolet. Recently Bob Lutz acknowledged the existence of the Blue Devil Corvette for the first time, and told Car and Driver that along with the Camaro, the Blue Devil has escaped the Reaper and is "in the final stages of tuning."

While saying that the development of the car has been challenging, he delivered a number of heartwarming quotables like "This thing has so much power that we have to explore a dynamic envelope that we've never explored before. . . . We're really into a speed and power realm that General Motors has never been in before. We're way up there with Porsche Carrera GTs and Ferraris."

What does that mean? It means more displacement than the Z06's 7.0L V8, but Lutz wouldn't say how much. It means "comfortably in excess of" 600 hp, but not quite 700, which GM's Head of Powertrain, Tom Stephens, says perhaps might come "in the second year." It means 0-to-60 in less than 3.4 seconds. And it means so much torque, Lutz says, that "we're obviously going to have to restrict it because otherwise you get nothing but wheelspin."

Lutz also wouldn't be cornered on an arrival date or the official name of the car, but rumors are 2009 and SS, Z07, or Stingray, along with a $100,000 price tag.

March 20
Can you believe it? Three GREAT engineers working to improve Corvette!
The C5/C6 Registry has learned  that Jim Danahy, you may remember from the plant in Bowling Green, has been appointed Chief Corvette Engineer for the current product, and Tadge Juechter has been promoted to Chief Corvette Engineer for future products. Tom Wallace will remain in his current position as VLE and over the  entire Corvette program. The registry congratulates Jim on his appointment which apparently has him engineering the current Corvette line, right up to the "SS" or "Blue Devil".

March 17
One of Corvette Racing's familiar yellow C6.Rs had an all-new look and paint scheme at the start the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring today. The crew of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette has transformed their race car from Velocity Yellow to Arctic White. The new look salutes the limited edition Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 that was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

This is the first time since the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans that a factory Corvette has raced without its trademark yellow color.

Twelve Hours of Sebring GT1 Results
1. Gavin/Beretta/Papis, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, 341
2. Fellows/O'Connell/Magnussen, Chevrolet Corvette C6.R, 341
3. Garcia/Turner/Halliday, Aston Martin DBR9, 331


 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring International Raceway, March 17, 2007, C6.R #3 driven by Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell, and Jan Magnussen, C6.R #4 driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Max Papis
Image: GM Racing - Richard Prince

Sebring Top Five Over all:
1. (2) Allan McNish, Pierre Kaffer, Frank Biela, Audi R8 (LMP1), 350.
2. (1) JJ Lehto, Emanuele Pirro, Marco Werner, Audi R8 (LMP1), 345.
3. (4) Johnny Herbert, Jamie Davies, Guy Smith, Audi R8 (LMP1), 338.
4. (10) Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell, Max Papis, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (GTS), 329.
5. (6) Joao Barbosa, Rob Barff, Martin Short, Dallara-Judd (LMP1), 326

March 15
The Corvette Victory Edition - a celebration of racing
Corvette's rich racing history enters a new and exciting era with the introduction of the Corvette Victory Edition. Created in celebration of Corvette's phenomenal racing success at the 24hrs of Le Mans, just 250 of these highly exclusive cars are produced and became available only in Europe at the beginning of March 2007.

Since the turn of the millennium Corvette has dominated the GT1 class at both the 24hrs of Le Mans and across the Atlantic in the 'American Le Mans Series'. High-tech engineering, driver skill and pit crew expertise have enabled the Corvette Racing team to rack up an unprecedented number of wins. The Corvette Victory Edition is the ultimate embodiment of this winning spirit.

A collector's dream

Available in Black or Velocity Yellow, the Corvette Victory Edition is a truly exceptional collector's edition. Its host of exclusive features includes two-tone heated leather seats embossed with Corvette flag emblems, a carbon-look interior trim package and a unique numbered Victory Edition badge. The driver’s seat has a 2-person memory preset function that readjusts the seat, rear-view mirrors and telescopic steering wheel, while the instrument panel includes a touch screen and voice-guidance DVD navigation system, head-up display with G-force meter and a Bose® 7-speaker entertainment system.

A true racing powerhouse

The Corvette Victory Edition's exterior enhancements range from 5-spoke Competition Grey aluminum wheels to a full width body-coloured rear spoiler. The car's strong links with racing continue under the bonnet with a 6-litre V8 engine producing no less than 404 HP/297 kW. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, but drivers can also opt for a 6-speed Paddle Shift transmission with automatic modes.

The exclusive Corvette Victory Edition is yours to own from £ 51,195.00 for the manual variant and
£ 53,595.00 for the automatic.



Basic price

VAT 17,15%

Retail price

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European drivers, take your positions! For more Information, CLICK HERE

March 10
Chevy presents Corvette Corral Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St.  Petersburg Temporary Street Course / St. Petersburg, Florida March 30 - April 1, 2007 Download Schedule and Order Form.. CLICK HERE

February 21
Members... Most of you know Walt Thurn... You've seen him at the Registry and Museum events and Birthday Bash's taking photos for the Registry Magazine... Walt Thurn has been involved with the Corvette hobby since 1963 and has owned Corvettes since 1965, and is a long time member of the C5/C6 Registry. Walt has written many how-to articles on street Corvettes as well as extensively covering Corvette racing events. Walt has written a new book.. It's Fantastic! You can preview it, purchase it, and or down load it at: 

February 14

Members – As you will recall, the 2008 model year will be the 55th year for Corvette, and our fabulous C6 will play a major role in this very important milestone. Corvette has rewarded us by showing us 2008 enhancements early.

One of these enhancements will be on the Limited Edition Indy 500 Pace Convertible Corvettes. This 2008 newly designed 5 X 5 open spoke design will be the new wheel for the 55th year of Corvette production. Hmmm…. 5 spokes next to 5 spokes… 55th year… I guess Tom Wallace, Vehicle Line Executive for Performance Cars, is sending us a subliminal message!  Of course, there are many additional design enhancements planned for the 55th year of Corvette and these will be announced, as well as shown to all of us at the upcoming Birthday Bash, April 25 – 28 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. So make your plans now, because you won’t want to miss one moment of these exciting changes. You won’t be disappointed!

February 7
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - The 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 91st Indianapolis 500, a record fourth consecutive turn at the front of the field of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

It’s the ninth time Corvette will pace the Indianapolis 500, a record for the event. The previous years were 1978, 1986, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. It’s the 18th time a Chevrolet will lead the field, also an event record.

The 91st Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with live coverage on ABC Sports and the IMS Radio Network. The Pace Car driver will be announced at a later date.

“Corvette is synonymous with speed to millions of worldwide automotive enthusiasts, so it’s only fitting that the 2007 Corvette Convertible will pace the field for the 91st Indianapolis 500,” IMS President Joie Chitwood said. “The heritage of Corvette performance that started with the first model in 1953 is a perfect match for the history and tradition of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”
For video of the pace car being unloaded click here , for photos and specifications click here.


February 7
Indy Pace  Replica Limited production.
2007 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Corvette Convertible GM Photo
it’s the first time since 1998 that Chevy will offer a regular production replica of the Indy 500 Pace Car. But several dozen copies of all the Pace Cars have been used for official activities in support of their respective Indianapolis 500 races, such as parades. These cars – known as “festival” cars – have become prized collectibles, along with the limited-edition, regular-production replicas.

The performance-bred Corvette handles its official pace duties in nearly factory-stock trim, with little more than racetrack-required safety equipment, strobe lights and eye-catching graphics added.

In years past, many Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars required modification to perform their on-track tasks. The 2007 Corvette’s powertrain and suspension, including a 400-horsepower (298 kW) LS2 small-block V-8 engine, are more than adequate to maintain the speed, acceleration and handling required to lead the pack around the famed 2.5-mile oval.

“Chevrolet and Corvette have a long, storied history at Indianapolis, and the new Pace Car special edition commemorates that heritage with what will surely be an instant collectible,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager.

The distinguishing features of the Pace Car replica include:

  • Atomic Orange exterior color, including door handles
  • Indianapolis 500 exterior graphics – including gold ribbon graphics that flow outward from the front fender vents and “Indianapolis 500” door logos
  • Special Indianapolis 500 fender badges
  • Z06 rear spoiler
  • New aluminum “split-spoke” wheels in Sterling Silver
  • Ebony seats with embroidered Indianapolis 500 logos
  • Interior trim plate and pods painted Atomic Orange
  • Atomic Orange engine covers

All of the Pace Car replicas are equipped with the Z51 performance package. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with the six-speed paddle-shift automatic optional. The navigation system with Bose audio and OnStar also are standard.

February 6
Tom Hill Rembers The Past  - fPlant Newsletter"Performance Press"
VAE Manager Tom Hill recently attended the National Corvette
Restorers Society (NCRS) Winter Regional Event in Kissimmee, Florida.

The NCRS is non-profit hobby group of 15,000 families dedicated to the restoration, preservation, history, and enjoyment of Corvettes made from the model years of 1953 through 1991.

Estimating the crowd to be about 4,000 to 5,000, Tom said the attendance was high compared to the events he’s attended since1995. "It’s amazing to see people bringing their cars from all over the country," Tom said, recalling an award given to a restorer who won the "Longest Distance Trailored" award, hauling his Corvette1,925 miles from Maine.

Tom says the event is all about originality – how close the Corvette is to the way it was when it was new. "It’s the best quality of old Corvettes you will find anywhere," Tom said recounting the sea of beauties mixed with Florida’s warm sunshine. "It’s amazing the price these enthusiasts pay to purchase the original parts. It’s a hobby, just like stamp collecting, but a little more expensive." Or a lot more. "What’s interesting about this group is that they are so fascinated with older Corvettes," Tom continued. "But what you find is that they have their Classic parked in the garage and their hands on the wheel of a new one." Now, that’s music to our ears, Tom!

February 6
Firestone Expands Firehawk Wide Oval Line By Adding Run-Flat Tires

New Corvette Sizes Have C6 Owners Smiling
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has expanded its Firestone Firehawk(tm) Wide Oval(tm) tire line with two new sizes - P245/40R18 88Y RFT and P285/35R19 90Y RFT - to fit Chevrolet's sixth generation Corvette.

The Firestone brand's new generation Firehawk Wide Oval tire continues the tradition of race-inspired ultra-high performance and is engineered to give motorists world-class performance and durability. The new Firehawk Wide Oval RFT sizes mark the second Firestone fitment to target Corvette models. The Firestone Firehawk SZ50 EP(tm) RFT tires are available in two sizes - P245/45R17 89Y and P275/40R18 94Y - to fit the C5 Corvette.

"With these new Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval sizes, Corvette C6 owners can know what it is to rule the road with a tire that reflects the Firestone brand's rich legacy of motorsports success and more than 100 years in the tire business," said Phil Pacsi, Vice President, Consumer Tire Marketing, BFNT. "Turns are tighter, handling is more precise and traction is exceptional in both wet and dry conditions, not to mention giving owners the confidence of Run-Flat Tire Technology."

 In addition to the new Corvette C6 replacement sizes, the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval is available in 20 popular 16- to 20-inch sizes to fit other high performance sports car models. It carries a UTQG rating of 320 for treadwear, 'AA' for traction and 'A' for temperature.

UNI-T is an acronym for "Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology" found only in Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and select associate brand tires. One of its core technologies is a Computer Optimized Component System, CO·CS, which uses a super computer to help determine an ideal combination of tread design, casing shape, materials and construction for a particular application. The use of L.L. Carbon (Long Link Carbon), an advanced form of carbon black, produces a stronger tire, better able to resist cracking, chipping, tearing and excessive wear.

February 2

Corvette enthusiasts in search of a unique ride have much to consider this year with the introduction of two special-edition models: the Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible.

The special-edition Corvettes are distinguished by unique interior and exterior appointments and will be offered in limited, pre-determined quantities. In other words, when they’re gone, they’re gone.

"Chevrolet and Corvette have a long, storied history at Indianapolis, and the new pace car special-edition commemorates that heritage with what will surely be an instant collectible,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “Ron Fellows is also a part of Chevrolet’s racing heritage, and he has been instrumental in the remarkable success of the Corvette Racing team in the American Le Mans Series. The special signature-series Z06 model that bears his name will forever link him to one of the greatest eras in factory racing, which has produced six consecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers championships, and counting.”  Click Here for photos, press release, prices, and spec's.

January 24, 2007
If you live anywhere near Chicago, you need to visit the 98th annual Chicago Auto Show which runs from Feb. 9 through 18 at the McCormick Place North and South Convention Center.  Corvette is unveiling TWO specialty Corvettes for the 2007 Model year.  Members, There's More:  Registry Members click here for MOHN

January 23

Members - Recently we discovered that the Corvette Assembly Plant has instituted a DIRECT ONLINE FEEDBACK CENTER for you to talk about your Corvette. We made some calls and found out that this was not just an exercise in e-mailing into cyber space. We have been informed that there is a team of five individuals who will be reading ALL of these important posts sent directly in to the Bowling Green Assembly Plant about your C6 or C5 (yes, they do want to hear from C5 owners!) and redirecting them to the proper individuals regarding your input.


 That is why, after you sign in with your model year and the last eight digits of your VIN number, you will have an opportunity to inform them of your concerns, or praise them for the 99% of your Corvette that they produced correctly! After you have done this, the next screen will ask you for your contact information so that they can get back in touch with you if your concern or praise warrants it.

So take advantage of the opportunity and go to:  to tell the folks at the Plant what you think of the amazing work they do, building our Corvettes each and every day!

Members, over the last ten years that the Registry has been around, many, many of you have asked how you can get in touch of someone at GM! Well, here it is - it is for you to use and I assured the folks at the Plant that our members would take full advantage of an opportunity to voice their ideas. I can't speak for other sports car companies, but this is a fantastic owner resource that Corvette has made available to you to give direct information back to them. And the really big news is, they REALLY want to hear from you!!!

January 18
To our European LeMans Travelers                                 
The Dates are June 6 - 20, 2007 
Fourth time is Fantastic!  The Official C5/C6 Registry is planning a fabulous return trip to Le Mans, France.  This year’s trip will commence Wednesday, June 6, 2007 (our arrival date) through Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (our departure to the US date). 

January 17
Corvette Racing to Defend American Le Mans Series Championships in 2007

Corvette Racing Aims to Repeat Manufacturers, Team and Drivers Titles

DETROIT - Corvette Racing officials announced today that America's premier production sports car team intends to return to the American Le Mans Series in 2007 to defend its GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships. Corvette Racing also plans to race for its sixth GT1 class title in seven years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

"The Corvette C6.R race program continues Chevrolet's tradition of racing production-based vehicles to improve the breed," said GM Racing director Mark Kent. "The continuous exchange of information and the constant transfer of technology between the racing and production programs ensure that lessons learned on the track benefit every Corvette on the highway."

Corvette Racing will test in February in preparation for the season-opening round of the 12-race ALMS series, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, on March 17, 2007.

Since its debut in 1999, Corvette Racing has competed in 77 races, scoring 51 victories and 34 one-two finishes. The team has won the ALMS GT1 manufacturers championship for Chevrolet six consecutive years. Corvette Racing drivers Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell, Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta have combined to win the ALMS GT1 drivers championship five consecutive seasons. Other highlights include five GT1 class victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an overall victory in the 2001 Rolex 24 at

For additional information please visit the GM racing media site by clicking here

January 16, 2007
Members, many of our fabulous Corporate Member vendors and Chevrolet Dealers carry GCA products. Please see our Corporate Member listing for who to call. And members, don’t forget to click on to the Members Only section at  for the many discounts that each of our Corporate Members offer to you as a Registry member. These Corporate Member’s are very supportive of you, our Registry members. Click Here for the GCA Lineup !

December 21, 06
Z06 Motorcycle ?
Imagine this!
You saw a hunk off the front of an LS7 engine, turn it  into a 90 degree V-Twin with 103 cubic inches full of racing technology and exotic parts like connecting rods and valves formed from powdered Titanium and cranking out 150hp and 190hp with the supercharger option. Well your don't have to imagine....Michigan based Katech, who's specialty is GM's Racing engines, is buliding just such and engine for a soon to be marketed 350lb motorcycle. Kaytech's website is:


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