The Famous Official C6 Registry


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). 

December 21
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:

November 30
Horsepower: 616 bhp @ 6,200 rpm (SAE)
At the LA Auto show, Callaway Cars today unveiled its Callaway C16 – the 16th in an impressive lineup of exclusive, built-to-order Callaway automobiles. Based on the current Chevrolet Corvette platform, the C16 takes performance and style to the next level, with 616 supercharged bhp and 582 lb-ft of torque. The new sports car incorporates Callaway’s race-proven technologies, superlative craftsmanship and arresting style. Click Here to find out more! (Movie)

October 19
Ed Morse Chevrolet to host special appearance of the Corvette “Vin-Twins” through October 31, 2006.

Jim Rasche of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and “corvette nut” had a dream and it was a big one; to have matching VINS on his beloved ’57 Corvette convertible with a brand new 2007 model.

 “It couldn’t be done.” was what he kept on hearing for almost three years.  But after contacting Gary Berger, New Car Sales Associate of Ed Morse Chevrolet in North Palm Beach, Jim’s dream was finally in motion. With just a phone call and lots of help from several sources, Jim was able to see the birth of his second “Vin-Twin” in just three months!

 “Fellow Corvette fanatics understand.” “It was like Heaven”, says Jim Rasche quoted in the New York Times. To see your car built right in front of your eyes is an experience of a lifetime and is one that is cherished forever.

The “Vin-Twins” are currently on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling, Green and are scheduled to arrive at Ed Morse Chevrolet in North Palm Beach, Florida the weekend of October 21, 2006 and will remain on display through October 31, 2006.

For more information please call Kim Narvaez or Gary Berger at 561-844-5262 for more information. Ed Morse Chevrolet, 2677 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach, FL 33403.


October 17
Joe Spielman to Retire After 43 Years of Distinguished Service
DETROIT – Joe Spielman, GM vice president of North America assembly and stamping operations, will retire Feb. 1, 2007, after 43 years of distinguished service to the world’s largest automaker.

“Joe has had an outstanding career with GM,” Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner said in announcing Spielman’s retirement today. “His leadership has been a significant factor in GM’s ongoing improvements in safety, quality, productivity and strong relationships with our unions, and his enthusiasm and passion were infectious to all who came in contact with him.”

October 4
More on the CORVETTE SS !
We've talked about this for years, and were told at the Utah ALM race the car exists. It now appears spy photographers have spied the test mule for the Super Corvette. Check it our on Autoweek on line, CLICK HERE

September 9
More News on C6 Painted Tops.
At the NCM Labor Day celebration in Bowling Green, Tom Hill stated that all the 2005 and 2006 painted tops are going to be replaced. The glue/foam is merely a band-aid.

The problem is that the top skin is polycarbonate and not the SMC fiberglass used on the fenders, hood, etc. Apparently it's coefficient of expansion under heat is much greater than expected. When the top gets hot (and this has been the hottest summer for a long time), the polycarbonate material expands. The magnesium frame does not -- and that breaks the glue bond.

Tom says you have three indications of problem:

1. The creaking, popping sound

2. A partial separation of the skin from the frame and resulting wind noise as the wind finds its way under the top skin and

3. the top skin blows off leaving you a frame and headliner.

The fix they came up with was to replace the top film with SMC material, the same as fenders, etc. This plastic has a much lower heat expansion property. They fixed this just as the 2007s were rolling off. The recall (when it comes) will affect all 2005-6 painted tops whether or not you've had the quick fix.

Two problems ensue:

1. The removable top supplier in Vermont has to ramp up to make 40,000 unexpected tops and

2. the weight of the top will go up by three pounds. They used the poly material in the first place to reduce weight. Unexpected consequences.

The dealer will receive an unpainted top for your car and will paint it locally with the same paint and process the Vermont factory uses. Should be OK. The tops aren't painted in Bowling Green anyhow so there's no new "paint match" issues introduced.

September 6
NEW 100,000 Mile Warranty from GM
DETROIT – General Motors today announced the best warranty of any full-line automaker, with coverage up to 100,000 miles or five years across its entire 2007 car and light-duty truck lineup in the United States and Canada, reflecting its success in dramatically improving the quality and durability of its vehicles.

GM’s new 100,000 Mile Warranty coverage is a fully transferable five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductible. GM also has decided to expand its roadside assistance and courtesy transportation programs to match the powertrain warranty term. Altogether, it’s the best coverage in the auto industry. CLICK HERE for Press Release.

September 3
Mosport Results
Aston Martin was victorious in the hotly contested GT1 class, the No. 009 DBR9 of Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy taking the win from pole position with a one-lap margin over the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C6-R of Oliver Gavin/Olivier Beretta.

September 1
Bowling Green Assembly’s 25th Anniversary Celebration -
 September 8 -10, 2006
On June 1, 1981, after first being produced in Flint, MI and then St. Louis, MO, the 1st Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the line in Bowling Green, KY. Twenty-five years later, America’s automotive icon continues being built in this world-famous plant along with the most recent addition – the Cadillac XLR. Now it’s time to celebrate. Join us for a weekend of fun! CLICK HERE for flyer !

August 28
CORVETTE Price Increase - Round Two !

There is a VERY strong rumor Chevrolet will announce revised 2007 model year MSRP prices effective with vehicles produced on or after August 28, 2006. The revised Suggested Retail prices will affect, among other popular GM Vehicles, others, the Corvette Convertible. At this time, in the Corvette lineup, only the Convertible will be affected. Check with your dealer on other GM Vehicles.

August 4
CORVETTE GETS CHROMED! - Corvette Wheel Change
Corvette dealers received a message informing of a  change from QG7 5-spoke, polished aluminum wheels to QX3 5-spoke, chrome aluminum wheels. Sold orders will be price protected at the QG7 price. However, Stock orders will be charged for the price of the QX3 5-Spoke, chrome aluminum wheels effective August 1, 2006.

August 3
505-horsepower Corvette Z06 Given Pace Car Honors for Historic NASCAR Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
– A new specially-outfitted Corvette Z06 will serve as the official pace car of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on August 6. Chevrolet cars have enjoyed the honor of pacing this event for 12 consecutive years, but this year is especially significant for the brand as it’s the first time a Corvette serves as the pace vehicle at the prestigious NASCAR event.

“We’re excited to have the 505-hp Corvette Z06 back at the world-famous Brickyard speedway as the Allstate 400 pace car,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “The Corvette is so racing-ready that all we do is add strobe lights, racing safety belts and a fun paint scheme and it’s ready to pound the bricks at up to 198 mph.”

While all Corvettes are considered high-performance machines, the Corvette Z06 stands out among its counterparts. It is the fastest vehicle ever offered by Chevrolet and General Motors. With 505 horsepower (377 kw) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm) from its 7.0L all-aluminum, racing-inspired engine, the Corvette Z06 leaps from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 198 mph. It also differs from other production Corvette models with extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber front fenders and a chassis comprised of aluminum and magnesium. A racing-ready suspension and large, 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels help keep it glued to the tarmac.

Nor does the car require drivetrain modifications to satisfy its role in front of the racing pack. With a dry-sump lubrication system, the Z06’s engine is equipped to handle the highest cornering forces when traveling around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 12-degree banked turns. In the car’s official capacity, it is outfitted with a variety of safety equipment and highly-visible strobe lights – but is still mechanically identical to those available at Chevrolet dealerships.

The Corvette Z06 for the Allstate 400 wears a unique paint scheme, inspired by an asymmetrical theme that conveys an “empathic sense of motion,” according to Kip Wasenko, the pace car designer. “We’ve used the new sixth-generation Corvette to pace several races recently and its shape is so iconic that we’re comfortable getting a little more abstract and artistic with the pace car theme and not sticking to a design that follows the lines of the car,” Wasenko said. The Corvette Z06 features broad stripes of yellow, white and blue which complement the Allstate 400 logo and resemble banners that accentuate the car’s sense of speed.

The 13 th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard will open with a variety of exciting, fan-friendly activities, including NASCAR Nextel Cup driver autograph sessions, with Chevy Day at the Brickyard on Friday, Aug. 4.

Highlights of Chevy Day at the Brickyard will include appearances by Chevrolet-sponsored NASCAR drivers in question-and-answer sessions with Riki Rachtman, the former host of MTV’s “Headbangers Ball,” on the Chevy Stage in the Hall of Fame Museum parking lot, and autograph sessions with Chevy drivers and team owners in the Pagoda Plaza.

The 13 th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard starts at 2:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Aug. 6 and will be televised live on NBC.

July 26
Z06 Price Increase!
Late today, we learned of some GOOD NEWS and some BAD NEWS!
The BAD NEWS is, that perhaps taking a page from the many not so scrupulous Chevrolet dealerships who have been adding $5000 or more to the MSRP for new Z06's, we have learned the new base price, before freight, and effective today, of a new Z06 is $69,175, or $70,000 with freight, an increase of $3,535 over the old price of $65,640!

The GOOD NEWS is quote: "All qualified bona fide sold retail orders entered in VOMS on or before  July 25,2006 and delivered to the original customer after that date will be price protected.  These units will be invoiced at prices in effect at the date of production; however, the dealer open account will automatically be credited for the price increase once the unit has been delivered" according to this afternoon's dealer message CHF20060051. So... for those of you who have ordered a new Z06 and your dealer has not yet entered it into the system, or you were going to order soon, but haven't yet... It's time to grab the "Rolaids"!!!

July 20
New CORVETTE Chief Engineer!
The official announcement was made July 19, 2006, but,  as of July 1st, Tadge Juechter is the 5th Corvette Chief Engineer.  Tom Wallace remains as the Vehicle Line Engineer (VLE),  Tadge's boss.  Tom has VLE responsibilities for Corvette, Solstice, Sky and XLR. Tadge is the Corvette/XLR Chief Engineer. Tadge's promotion makes him Vehicle Chief Engineer for Corvette and Cadillac XLR. 

Tadge has been longtime Assistant Chief Engineer of Corvette that many of our members will remember from previous registry events.  Tadge will continue to report to Tom  Wallace, Vehicle Line Executive and Robert Kruse, Engineering Director North America. He played a key role in the successful development and launch of the C6 Corvette and Z06. Tadge. was also instrumental in the Z06 being recognized as the only vehicle program to win the Chairman’s Honors Award.

Tadge has been Assistant Vehicle Chief Engineer for  the Corvette since 2001 and has played a key role in the successful development and launch of the C6 Corvette and the Z06.

The first Corvette Engineer was Zora Arkus Duntov, followed by David McLellan, David Hill, Tom Wallace, and now Tadge Juechter. Congratulations Tadge!

July 17
2006 Year End Production Stats
Members.. We have the year end final production Stats and percentages now posted in the  Members Only Section.... CLICK HERE

July 10
C6-R's Race in Utah
The next race for the American Le Mans Series is the Grand Prix of Utah, set for 6 p.m. MDT o­n Saturday, July 15 at the new Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City. CBS will broadcast the race from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT o­n Sunday, July 16. MotorsTV will broadcast the race in Europe from 6:30 to 9:30 CET o­n Sunday, July 16. American Le Mans Radio will provide live coverage on, which also will feature IMSA Live Timing & Scoring. Your C5/C6 Registry webmaster will be there... camera in hand.

June 29
More on the C6 roof separation problem
2005-2006 Chevrolet Corvette Including Z06:
Repair Procedure for Painted Roofs that may separate
On Feb 21, GM released customer satisfaction program 05112 which was last revised on June 23 under version 05112D. This new version includes additional 2005 and 2006 vehicles including the Z06. It provides instruction to inspect roofs as well as a service procedure for a temporary repair that will allow the roof panel to be secured to the roof frame and allow the customer to safely operate the vehicle until a replacement roof is available.

The demand for replacement roofs has temporarily exceeded the capacity to produce them causing a large number of back orders. A new SMC roof panel is being developed and is expected to be available no later than mid-August. Dealers with stock orders for part number 19120484 and 19120244 should be aware that these parts will be discontinued sometime in July and replaced with a new part number for the SMC roof

On May 24, GM announced a pending safety recall for this condition involving 2005 and 2006 including the Z06 built prior to May 31. Approximately 31,000 vehicles will be involved and dealers will be advised when a release date has been established. The replacement roof for vehicles involved in this recall will use the SMC roof instead of the polycarbonate panel. Orders for service replacement roofs will be filled first then the SMC roof will be moved into production.

June 19, 2006
Making for and exciting race-----
Corvette and Aston Martin went toe-to-toe in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, trading blows through a grueling day and night of racing. When the battle finally ended at 5 p.m. today, Corvette Racing had won the GT1 class in the world's greatest sports car race for the fifth time in six years.

The victorious No. 64 Compuware CORVETTE C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen finished fourth overall and scored Corvette Racing's 12th podium finish since the team first came to Le Mans in 2000. It was the trio's third consecutive class victory at Le Mans and their fourth straight endurance racing win, a streak that includes last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Corvette Racing extended its perfect finishing record in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to seven consecutive years and Corvette became the winningest manufacturer in recent GT history at Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans GT1 Top Finishers:
Pos./Car No./Drivers/Car/Laps

  • 1. (64) Gavin/Beretta/Magnussen, Corvette C6.R, 355
  • 2. (007) Enge/Turner/Piccini, Aston Martin DBR9, 350
  • 3. (72) Policand/Goueslard/Alphand, Corvette C5-R, 346
  • 4. (62) Piquet Jr./Garcia/Brabham, Aston Martin DBR9, 343
  • 5. (009) Sarrazin/Lamy/Ortelli, Aston Martin DBR9, 342 6.
  • (66) Mowlem/Borcheller/Fittipaldi, Saleen S7R, 337
  • 7. (63) Fellows/O'Connell/Papis, Corvette C6.R, 327

The Corvettes started third and sixth in the GT1 class when the 49-car field took the green flag at 5 p.m. Gavin took the first stint in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R and O'Connell was first up in the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

Gavin quickly moved from third to second on the first lap, passing the No. 007 Aston Martin and hounding the class-leading No. 009 Aston Martin, while O'Connell held position in fifth. On the third lap, O'Connell passed the No. 66 Saleen S7R for fourth. When the first full-course caution period began at 5:20 p.m., the Corvettes and Aston Martins all made early pit stops for fuel. Quick pit work by the Corvette Racing crew put Gavin in the GT1 lead and O'Connell second.

At 6:08 p.m., the No. 63 Corvette C6.R spun on a slick track as O'Connell entered the Porsche Curves, damaging the wing, rear bodywork and left-front suspension. The car came into the garage at 6:10 p.m. The crew replaced the damaged wing and suspension, and 11 minutes later Max Papis took the No. 63 Corvette back into battle. After half a lap, Papis radioed to the crew, "Everything's fine.

At the midpoint of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing's twin C6.Rs were running second and sixth in the GT1 class and sixth and 12th overall. The No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen was two minutes behind the class-leading No. 009 Aston Martin and cutting the deficit. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Max Papis encountered misfortune in the form of a clutch problem and a three-minute stop-and-go penalty that thwarted its comeback from an early-race incident.

June 15, 2006
Follow the 24 Hours of LemansCorvette Racing, 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 17-18, 2006
The countdown to the 24 Hours of Le Mans continues, and Corvette Racing is in the final stages of preparation for the world's most prestigious sports car race happening this weekend. Corvette is hoping to come away with another win, extending the record to five 1-2 finishes in the most recent six years at LeMans.

Corvette Racing, 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 17-18, 2006TV Schedule:
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will start at 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. CST) on Saturday, June 17, and will conclude at 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. CST) on Sunday, June 18. The SPEED Channel will televise 20 hours of live coverage in the U.S., from 09:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. CST on Saturday and from 7 p.m. CST on Saturday to 10:30 a.m. CST on Sunday.

June 15, 2006
Have It Your Way – RPO D30!
Members, now you can have it your way by selecting RPO option D30 when you order your new 2007 C6. This is just the first evidence that there is a new sheriff in town (Chief Engineer Tom Wallace) along with his highly accomplished band of deputies as they have taken a bold step in allowing us (the customer) to have our Corvette built the way we would like and not necessarily the way Chevrolet thinks we need to have it. As with any obsession there is going to be a cost involved for having it your way – our best guess is about $500. But, this will allow you the opportunity to match (or in some cases, according to Chevrolet mis-match) all the interior and exterior color combinations you’d like! Thank you, Tom Wallace! We see this as a great start in the right direction!

This option, while it will allow you to make small changes in 2007 to personalize your C6, RPO D30 is really the gateway to the future. With the success that this program will have in the early years, we know it will lead to great and wonderful changes in the way that we will be able to order future Corvettes. It won’t be long before we can order the personalized colors and options that we can only dream of having now.

Yes, the FUTURE is YOU having the only Corvette ever built that way!

June 12
2007 Pricing and Order Guide
The "General" has released the pricing and option codes (RPO) for the 2007 Corvette. We have posted this information online,  and a complete dealer order guide for download. Click Here!

June 1
CORVETTE Production Constraints
The Registry has been Informed of productions constraints for at least the next four weeks on Option R8C ( Due to a Museum Backlog ) and Option 83U Atomic Orange Paint ( Start Up Restrictions and Plant Acceleration ). Here's the info on the Chevrolet Constraint Wire for 6/1/06

  • 2007 CORVETTE
    00720, 83U Atomic Orange Met
    00722, R8C Corvette Museum Delivery - 0
    Orders approved this week will be produced between 7/17/06 and 7/23/06
  • 2007 CORVETTE Z06
    00675, R8C Corvette Museum Delivery, 0
    00728, 83U Atomic Orange Met, 10
    Orders approved this week will be produced between 7/17/06 and 7/23/06

May 30
Hydra-Matic Six-Speed Automatics
 -Performance And Economy For Full-Size Suvs and Performance Cars

  • Wide 6.04:1 overall ratio spread delivers improved fuel economy, performance and a shift feel that is seamless to the customer
  • Advanced clutch-to-clutch shift operation
  • Manual range selection for driver-selectable performance
  • Manufactured at GM’s Ypsilanti , Mich. Transmission Operations (YTO)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – A new Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic transmission for rear and all-wheel drive vehicles becomes the second six-speed transmission variant in production at GM’s Ypsilanti, Mich. Transmission Operations. The 6L50 benefits from the expertise developed with the larger 6L80 rear-wheel drive six-speed transmission, which is also produced at YTO and initially launched in the 2006 model year.

The 6L50 will debut in certain 2007 Cadillac STS rear- and all-wheel drive performance sedans and the V-8 powered SRX crossover SUV.

The 6L80 debuted in 2006 on the Cadillac XLR-V, STS-V and Chevrolet Corvette. It is also tailored for the heavy-duty requirements of SUVs and trucks, and is offered on GM’s 2007 full-size SUVs equipped with the Vortec 6.2L V-8, such as the GMC Yukon Denali and Cadillac Escalade.

May 24

Roof Panel De-Lamination
Based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) web site, the media may report that General Motors will be announcing a safety recall involving certain 2005-2006 model year Chevrolet Corvette convertible vehicles equipped with a painted roof.

Some of these vehicles, primarily in hot and humid climates, have a condition in which the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate. If the panel separates partially, the occupant may notice one or more symptoms, such as a snapping noise when driving over bumps, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, roof panel movement/bounce when a door or hatch is closed, or a water leak in the headliner. If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle and it could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage. CLICK HERE to read the notice the dealers got today.

May 22

End of 2006 Production
The 2006 Corvette model year production schedule is now nearly complete. As a result, the final day to order a 2006 Corvette is Tuesday, May 23, 2006. No additional 2006 orders may be accepted or changed after that date.

2007 model year Corvette orders are now being accepted.


May 21

The British Love the Z06
CLICK HERE , and view the video of a British TV Show's test of the Z06... Awesome!
And back at home.........
The Z06 beat out last year’s winner, the Ford GT, as well as 53 other car entries. Some 50 auto journalists and 12 auto manufacturers participated in the event held at The Oasis in Austin, Texas. This was the fourth year of The Texas Challenge, the third year for the Writers Choice Award and the second year for a GM win. The Cadillac CTS-V won the first Writers Choice Award in 2004.


May 7

This went out to All  Chevrolet Dealerships



2005/2006 Chevrolet Corvette Service Information/Parts Inspection - 2005-2006 Replacement Roof Part Number 19120484

Message #:


    Audience: All Chevrolet dealerships, Service manager, Parts managers
    Involved Brand(s):2005 - 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
    Topic: Service Information / Parts Inspection - 2005-2006 Replacement roof part number 19120484

    This message is being sent to all Chevrolet Dealers. Regarding 2005 and 2006 Corvettes requiring a replacement painted roof for any reason including roofs required for Customer Satisfaction Program number 05112

    Some dealerships may have a replacement roof, part number 19120484, in dealership inventory. It is important that any new roofs in dealership inventory beinspected for a date code to insure the part is within the known good build dates. The supplier places two date stamps on the inside of the roof panel before it is attached to the roof frame.

    The date stamp can be found by:
    1. Place the roof, panel side down, looking at the front corner
    2. Remove the front corner brackets or front frame end caps (identified in the attached parts document number 22) to be able to look inside the roof frame and down at the inside of the panel
    3. A white or blue sticker with a 5 digit code should be visible. See attached diagram
    4. If the code has a number between 53241 and 53051 do not use the roof.
    5. Reinstall the ends caps for use if the roof is not within date codes 53241 to 53051

May 3

Is there a Blue Devil?
Edmunds Online Reports:

Tom Wallace, head of performance cars at General Motors, says the Chevrolet Corvette Blue Devil and its 600 horsepower are set to become a reality, according to an online report by Auto Week. His main worry: how to make sure the Blue Devil is driven by people who can handle the power.

Perhaps GM will start a Blue Devil driving school, he mused, adding that it would be a good idea for buyers of the Corvette Z06 as well.

The Blue Devil is reportedly a Corvette Z06 with 100 more horsepower from a supercharged engine, an approximate 2,900-pound curb weight, and a price expected to hit $100,000 or more. There was no word on exactly when this Blue Devil will be available for sale, to qualified drivers or otherwise.

The registry has no idea in what context Mr. Wallace made this statement, but we too are excited!

May 1

Wings 'N' Wheels  Photos
A Great BIG thanks to Buzz and Jackie Nielsen for the photos of the excellent time the Registry had at Wings and Wheels Show March 26th at Fort Pierce, FL.

Buzz and Jackie are Registry members  Number W0497 and Buzz is the current Chairman of the Board of the National Corvette Museum.
CLICK HERE for the Photos, and join us next year !

April 19
We have some Hot News (Confirmed)
Live from the Birthday Bash in Bowling Green!

2007 Dealer Ordering information has been released.

New Exterior Color:
RPO 83U Atomic Orange Metallic Tint coat (a bright chromatic orange), replaces Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic said to be brighter and lighter than the 2006 Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic. Please note Atomic Orange will be a premium paint extra cost option.

Finally! New interior color selections!

New two-tone Modified Seats (perforated leather seating surface) with crossed flag embroidery and contrasting stitching.
Available in RPO 026 Red -  RPO 316 Cashmere - RPO 846 Titanium
Available on Coupe and Convertible with 2LT or 3LT equipment packages

  • UK3 Steering-wheel mounted audio controls included with Bose premium audio systems (US9/U3U)

  • Larger glove box storage space

  • UE1 OnStar now available on Z06 with 2LZ equipment group

  • Enhanced acoustic package reduces road noise and is included with Z06 2LZ equipment group

  • Bose audio enhancements

  • New keyless access transmitter with integrated mechanical key

  • CM7 Power convertible top is now included with Convertible 3LT equipment group

  • Cross-drilled brake rotors now included with F55 Magnetic Selective Ride Control 
    (Back in October 5, 2005 Hot News, we wrote about our C5/C6 membership asking why this was not available... It look like  the NEW Corvette Chief Engineer Tom Wallace has been reading your Registry Hot News! )

    New Dealer Accessories Available for 2007:

    Racing spoiler
    Body side moldings
    Racing stripe package
    Z06 sill plates
    Z06 427 hood badge
    Hood blanket with color logo

    2007 Model by Model Ordering Breakdown:

    Three models:
    1YY07 Corvette Coupe
    1YY67 Corvette Convertible
    1YY87 Corvette Z06 Coupe

    1YY07 Coupe Information:
    3 Packages; 1LT, 2LT, 3LT
    2 Transmissions: MX0 Automatic, MN6 6 Speed
    F55 Suspension Package
    Z51 Suspension Package
    QG7 Polished Wheels
    QX1 Competition Gray Wheels
    QX3 Chrome Wheels
    R8C Museum Delivery
    U3U Navigation with Single CD
    VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
    CC3 Transparent Top
    C2L Transparent and Painted Top
    023 Cobalt Red
    193 Ebony
    313 Cashmere
    843 Titanium
    026 Cobalt Red Two Tone
    316 Cashmere Two Tone
    846 Titanium Two Tone
    10U Arctic White
    19U LeMans Blue Metallic will be an extra cost option.
    41U Black
    45U Velocity Yellow Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    67U Machine Silver Metallic
    74U Victory Red
    80U Monterey Red Metallic will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    83U Atomic Orange Metallic Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.

    1YY67 Convertible Information:
    2 Packages; 2LT, 3LT
    2 Transmissions: MX0 Automatic, MN6 6 Speed
    CM7 Power Convertible Top
    F55 Suspension Package
    Z51 Suspension Package
    QG7 Polished Wheels
    QX1 Competition Gray Wheels
    QX3 Chrome Wheels
    R8C Museum Delivery
    U3U Navigation with Single CD
    VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
    023 Cobalt Red
    193 Ebony
    313 Cashmere
    843 Titanium
    026 Cobalt Red Two Tone
    316 Cashmere Two Tone
    846 Titanium Two Tone
    10U Arctic White
    19U LeMans Blue Metallic will be an extra cost option.
    41U Black
    45U Velocity Yellow Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    67U Machine Silver Metallic
    74U Victory Red
    80U Monterey Red Metallic will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    83U Atomic Orange Metallic Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    Top Colors:
    29T Storm Gray
    35T Beige
    41T Black

    1YY87 Z06 Coupe Information:
    2 Packages; 1LZ, 2LZ
    1 Transmissions: MN6 6 Speed
    QL9 Polished Wheels
    Q44 Competition Gray Wheels
    R8C Museum Delivery
    U3U Navigation with Single CD
    VK3 Front License Plate Bracket
    023 Cobalt Red
    193 Ebony
    843 Titanium
    19U LeMans Blue Metallic will be an extra cost option.
    41U Black
    45U Velocity Yellow Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.
    67U Machine Silver Metallic
    74U Victory Red
    83U Atomic Orange Metallic Tint coat will be a premium paint extra cost option.


April 18
GM Z06 LS7 Crate Engine Now Available!
Reported List Price $17,495 ( But there reported deals in the $14K range! )

LS7 Crate Engine Small Block 17802397

This small-block V-8 dreams big, displacing big-block cubic inches at 7.0 Liters (427 cubic inches) and big-block power at 505 hp at 6300 rpm. It also benches 470 lb.-ft. of torque at 4800 rpm. GM is the first manufacturer to certify its horsepower and torque rating using the new Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test procedure J2723. Helping to create its high power and high revving capability are details such as cylinder heads with computer numerical control (CNC) intake and exhaust ports and combustion chambers - which creates ports with surgical accuracy for maximum power production. In addition, the intake valves and connecting rods are made out of high-strength lightweight titanium.

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GM Performance Parts

Horsepower :  

505 @ 6300 RPM

Torque :  

470 @ 4800 RPM

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Block :  

Cast Aluminum, 6-Bolt Main Caps

Crankshaft :  

Forged Steel, 4.000" Stroke

Heads, Chamber Size :  

CNC Ported Aluminum, 70cc Chamber

Valves (I/E) :  

2.20" Int / 1.61" Exh


Hydraulic Roller - 0.591" Lift

April 4
Lance Armstrong to drive 505-hp Corvette Z06 at 2006 Indianapolis 500

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pace Car

INDIANAPOLIS – Two racing icons will unite when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner, drives the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pace car to lead the field to the start of the 90 th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2006. For a record 17th time, a Chevy will pace the race, and it’s the eighth time for a Corvette to be leading the pack.

Neither Armstrong nor the Corvette is a stranger to elite endurance racing. Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles, and the Corvette Z06 pace car he’ll be driving is based on the C6.R Corvette racer that has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four out of the past five years.
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