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The March 2015 Stingray of the Month contest winner is glen e!

Mar 30, 2015 - 4:27 PM - by wicked

The March 2015 Stingray of the Month contest winner is none other than glen e with this sweet vette! Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted an photo and to all those who voted! We'll do this again in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!
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Undercover C7 Corvette was used to Bust Street Racers at TX2K15

Mar 30, 2015 - 9:54 AM - by NickJ
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Last week was a big one in the world of fast cars. The TX2K annual meet and races were held from March 19-22, and Harris County Sheriffs was ready for the racing to spill on to the streets. They employed a new Corvette, equipped with the PDR, to suss out the offenders and blend in to the scene. They were able to observe racers lining up and then going hammer down on the streets of Houston. They ended up making several arrests and even turned up one DUI.

To read the full report and see the PDR video, follow the link: Caught on video: Alleged Corvette street racers in Harris County
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2015/2016 Ordering Windows!

Mar 23, 2015 - 3:38 PM - by elegant
Thanks to Dave Salvatore at Kerbeck Corvette, we have updated information on the end of 2015 ordering/production and the start of 2016 ordering/production. This information corrects previous suggested dates. Earlier, it was reported here and elsewhere that, due to fleet orders ending March 26, it was assumed that this coincided with the end of Corvette orders. Thank you Dave for updating/correcting the information.

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Dave stated earlier today that the last batch of 2015 dealer awarded allocations for both the StingRay and the Z06 is April 1st; noting that April 16th is the last day to order a 2015 Z06, that April 23rd is the day to order a 2015 StingRay (if the dealer has allocation); and, the final day of all 2015 Corvette production is June 20th.

Regarding 2016 orders/production, he added:

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Thank you "dave@kerbeck"!
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LT4's New/Better S&H Protection

Mar 19, 2015 - 11:29 PM - by elegant
The top of the LT4 is called the supercharger top plate (or supercharger cover plate). It is one expensive piece of aluminum, painted with high temp paint, then machined for visual enhancement. It costs approximately $500. When I was doing my Buyers Tour saw many LT4's with a black plastic, temporary, top protective covering. However, GM has just upped its handling and shipping protection.

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Needless to say, GM wants to avoid damaging during/right after initial motor assembly; transport to BGAP if the LT4 was assembled in Tonawanda, New York; while the motor moves around the Plant; is placed into the car, and finally, while it is transported to the dealership.

As soon as it is assembled (both locations), it traveled with a large, semi-rigid, protective black plastic covering, up until the time it get shipped to the part of the Plant involved with staging/sequencing area. With its removal there, just prior to sequencing, however, left the LT4's top cover unprotected from that point until arrival at the dealership.

My guesses (not confirmed) is that removable protective removable covering was a little less than perfect in doing its job, or more probably, there was subsequent minor scratching between the time it left the engine assembly area, and the finished Z06 left the Plant. I surmise this because I noticed some light surface scratches in the polished aluminum raised part of my top cover plate at the very start of my PDI (scratches that were later polished out by my body shop).

Starting today, Z06's while be arriving at dealerships with additional, protective, yellow tape. Thanks to our forum member "PBC Builder" who is a key member of the Performance Build Center within the Plant, we learned the following.

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Confirmation: Last '15 Corvette Orders

Mar 18, 2015 - 2:31 PM - by elegant
Thanks to Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet, we have confirmation that the next 2015 StingRay consensus is March 26th and the next/last 2015 Z06 consensus is April 9th!

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Hopefully, there will be a very, very large number of allocations granted by GM by the end of each of the six-day consensus, for there are still thousands of 2015 Corvette customers orders which had been previously submitted by dealers, yet as of today, remain at status 1100.

Production of all 205's is believed to end on June 20th, with 2016 Corvette production starting just two days later on Monday, June 22nd.
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1st Confirmed 2016 Corvette Changes!

Mar 12, 2015 - 8:59 AM - by elegant
Bye-bye 100,000 mile powertrain warranty! Your motor goes south at 60,000+ miles starting with the 2016 Corvettes? That would now be on you. Cost of replacement for a StingRay LT1 motor is approximately $17,000; for a Z06 LT4, it is about $27,000. In fact, the just-announced, warranty mileage reduction from currently 100,000 miles to 60,000 miles, affects the entire powertrain warranty program. Free two-year maintenance, including four oil/filter changes (five on dry sump motors), could be reduced to 2/3 changes respectively.

Of course, there will always be the option to purchase an extended warranty policy, but with this factory warranty change, the cost of such policies, for over 60,000 mile coverage, will correspondingly increase.

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GM to cut Chevy, GMC powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles from 100,000!

Extended offerings weren't enough of a draw; free maintenance also scaled back!

General Motors plans to cut its powertrain warranty on Chevrolet and GMC vehicles for the 2016 model year, concluding that its standout offer of 100,000-mile coverage -- in place for nearly a decade -- wasn't a strong enough selling point.

The five-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage -- once touted by former GM CEO Rick Wagoner as a symbol of the improved quality of GM's vehicles -- will be reduced to five years/60,000 miles for '16 models. The brands will continue to offer courtesy transportation and roadside assistance during the coverage period.

GM also will scale back its offer of two years of free maintenance, including oil changes and tire rotations, on most new Chevy, GMC and Buick vehicles. The brands, which began the free-maintenance deal for model year 2014, will reduce the number of free service
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BGAP Had Caught Up; BUT Freezing Rain & Snow

Mar 04, 2015 - 5:51 PM - by elegant
The wonderful employees at Bowling Green Assembly Plant not only worked Monday-Friday overtime, but worked even some six days weeks, and just had gotten caught up from the snow storm a few weeks ago. And thus, the following Plant picture is not the weather that is happening right now.

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Well, like all victories, some are fleeting. Just heard from our forum colleague "PBC Builder" that BGAP will be closed tomorrow.

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They canceled work for tomorrow due to the weather coming in tonight. Rain for 18 hours, freezing rain for 6 hours then 4 to 8 inches of snow over night. We were behind from the last storm, caught back up but this will put us behind again. More 10 hour days ahead."
And you know the BGAP folks will catch up again, and as soon as possible. Thanks PBC Builder, for being our news/weather reporter. He left out even more "cheery" news, that it is going down to 6 degrees tonight, and thus from the weather channel, after tonight's freezing, the weather transitions, starting at 1:00 AM tonight to...

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