It will be the first time Greenville-based Michelin has supplied original equipment to Corvette sports cars, said Jan Skinner, Michelin North America vice president, global sales, passenger car and light truck tires, original equipment.
Archive for December, 2007
THANKS TO FRANK F. we now have a picture AND VIDEO to share with this one, and what a neat story.
In this article some feedback, discoveries from my visit to the unveiling in INDY of the 2008 Official Pace Car(s) and their Press releases.
HERE IS A NEWS VIDEO FROM THE DEBUT DAY;
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That is why I love representing Corvette to you folks for EVS, “we get it”, the passion, the enthusiasm, it was a thrill for me to be on hand to see this unfold. I love Corvette Pace cars too and as I told Jim Danahy, “this black car is freakin’ hot, nice job!”
I will be posting a follow up article with some neat information regarding the NEW Corvette Pace replica coming available in a couple months and THIS one is going to be a keeper. MY HIGHLIGHT PHOTO GALLERY WILL BE DONE BY THE MORNING IT’S HERE FOR YOU TO ENJOY(CLICK)
Back to more ZR1 headlines…. More hype, more fun, (why not!) for one lucky deep pocket fan. Next month after all the rumors, the All new ZR1 Corvette is going to be sold at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ
You’ll be able to watch all the fanfar live thanks to the INDY 500 website, tomorrow morning CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE and I’ll be sharing a ton of pictures from all of the Pace and festival cars to participate this year at the INDY 500 race.
As you folks my already realize, our participation in the New Corvette market is not just selling cars, you can go anywhere and get that. We are true fans of this car and enjoy sharing the key events that effect the market, as well as participating at them and covering it all right here on line for you. Keeping you informed is the 1st step.
Another week of football for you folks. I know, it’s been so busy and the holidays on top of all this has made it hard to keep up …I even forgot there was a game Thursday and missed that in my picks this week and I would have won that one too.
THIS week, I used the picture you’ll see all over TV when Dallas plays…it’s from the Ruin Romo website as everyone is getting silly and blaming Jessica for Tony’s awful game.
GOOD ANSWER TOM, Asked the question, “Why do a ZR1?” Corvette Vehicle Line executive Tom Wallace shoots back, “Because we can.
We have the technology inside General Motors to do a car that can go up against any supercar from around the world,” he continues, punctuating the thought with this threat: “I can’t wait to take on any Porsche with this car, and we’re going to be right in there with the Ferrari 599s and Lamborghini Murcilagos.” Whoa, ease off the Red Bull, Tom. This is a just a souped-up C6 Corvette, right? Or did you slip a mid-engine V-12 in without the blogosphere noticing?
Sorry folks with all the excitement surrounding the ZR1 release, we did not post Weekly order constraints yesterday. The good news for those waiting for their orders to be pulled and sent to production control. No constraints again this week on ANY Corvette. With the holiday schedule, this will be the last cycle of cars sent to production control , but we will continue to take orders as now the spring market is upon us. ORDERS PULLED THIS WEEK will arrive early February!
CORVETTE PLANT HOLIDAY SCHEDULE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Thank-you for the continued opportunities!
Could this be the END of Corvette years down the road. Corvette chief engineer comments in this article! With the new energy bill, could this be our last shot at horse power wars. Wow, I’d hate to see the battle being “our car gets 38 MPH“..”no our car rates 37MPHand it’s quieter than yours”
Where’s the power, wheres the dream come true?! The next 10-15 years will tell. So enjoy the moment folks. Here are 2 article regarding the latest energy bill and it’s future effects on vehicle production, including comments from Bob Lutz!
UPDATED COMMENTS ADDED FROM THE CHIEF ENGINEER TOO…..
PLEASE NOTE: it’s not out yet, it’s done sitting there and waiting, waiting for market feedback; look for an AUTOMATIC very possibly in this car within a year, unless people flat out and say no!
GM certainly wants to dominate the magazine covers next month, exactly why we are seeing this information now. ENJOY EVERYONE…can you imagine what the car will look like in PERSON, whew. EVS will be covering the Detroit event next month for you right here on corvetteconti.com.
KEEP IN MIND, THE OFFICIAL AND FINAL HORSEPOWER IS “NOT” SET YET!
We are excited to hear your feedback, and although you cannot reply to an article, if you email me below I will post and share your comments on the return of the king, the all New ZR1! Check out our site for the specs via the several GM press releases and HIGH RES photos in our gallery by
CLICKING HERE click them once and then twice for LARGE viewing!
MORE PICTURES TO BE ADDED, so check back often…links to all releases in this article for you too!