Join Directors Dan and Jake at this year’s Official
C5/C6/C7 Registry Members Dinner Event!
Members, you are invited to join Directors Dan and
Jake at this year’s EXCITING Friday night Registry
dinner event on August 28th from 6:00 to 9:00
pm featuring a catered buffet style dinner which
includes beer and wine in the ticket price of $40.00 per
person until August 20th and $50.00 per
person after that. We know you and your Corvette
Registry friends want Friday’s FUN to continue, and it
will, with a benefit dinner at the air conditioned
Carlisle Expo Center. This is a wonderful way to join
your fellow Corvette enthusiasts and support the Chip
Miller Charitable Foundation
and pay tribute to its founder Chip Miller of Corvettes
at Carlisle. Directors Dan and Jake will be speaking, so
we know you don’t want to miss a minute of this event.
See you there!
Click on the link to make your advance dinner
There will be unique Corvettes on display and you will
have the opportunity to mingle with lots of Corvette
Celebrities. For additional information: http://chipmiller.org/th_event/corvettes-at-carlisle-dinner-fun/
2014 Stingray Recall
On Friday, GM
issued a recall notice for four vehicles, one of which
2014 Corvette Stingray.
Specifically, the potential issue has to do with the
rear-shock absorbers in Stingrays with the FE1 or FE3
says the recall notice affect 1,939 Corvettes total in
the US, plus 33 in Canada. Another 82 Corvettes with the
issue have been exports.
Here’s the notice issued Friday:
will replace the two rear shock absorbers in 1,939 2014
model year Chevrolet Corvettes in the U.S. with the FE1
or FE3 suspension to repair a possible insufficient weld
in the rear shocks that could lead to a fracture and/or
reduce the shocks’ service
Thirty-three additional vehicles were sold in Canada and
another 82 were exported. GM is not aware of any crashes
or injuries related to this issue..
Corvettes Stingrays have either the FE1 or FE3
suspensions. The FE1 RPO code is for the base Stingrays
while Corvettes with the Z51 Performance Package have
the FE3 suspension. Based on the number of Corvettes
being recalled, we assume the issue begins and ends
during a certain range of VINs.
This is the third recall for Corvette Stingrays in June
and the cumulative total is now at 2,799 Corvettes.
the beginning of June, GM recalled 33 Stingrays for a
short circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module that
could disable front air bags, safety belt pretensioners
and the Automatic Occupancy Sensing module. Two weeks
ago, 712 Corvette Stingrays were recalled due to issues
with the passenger side airbags in the Competition
with Corvettes that are
in these recalls will receive a letter from General
Motors letting them know when they can bring in their
vehicles into a dealership for the free repairs.
CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN:
Third Straight Victory For
equals GT Le Mans championship leads; Gavin and Milner
fourth after penalty
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.
(June 29, 2014) – In its 15 years of existence, Sunday
marked Corvette Racing’s first event at Watkins Glen
International. The team made its debut one to remember
with a dominating GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory in the
Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen for Antonio Garcia and
Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.
The duo led
most of the day to earn their third straight class
victory in the TUDOR United Sports Car C hard. To go
through traffic, it was really difficult to save fuel.
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CARLISLE REGISTRY 2014 DINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
– We are excited to announce that this year’s 2014
Corvettes at Carlisle Official C5/C6/C7 Registry Friday
night dinner will be held August 22 from 6 to 8 pm at
the Carlisle Expo Center in conjunction with Lance
Miller’s Racer’s Retreat Dinner & Gathering.
This unique one-time event is going to include a parade
of Race Corvettes leaving from the grandstands
immediately following the
LIGHT EM’ UP Corvette Burnout event (approximately 5:15
PM). They will lead us to the air conditioned Carlisle
Expo Center (1½ blocks straight down K Street outside
Gate 3) where they will be on display along with
representatives who will share with you the historical
significance of these Racing Corvettes. Of course it
would not be a Registry dinner without our favorite GM
Engineers on hand to answer all your questions about
your C5, C6 or C7 Corvette.
Our buffet style dinner will be catered by Carlisle’s
famous Marcello’s restaurant and will include items such
as Seafood Alfredo, Chicken/Veal Parmesan, Beef Tips &
Rice, Salad, Bread…the works! It will be an AWESOME
Corvette dinner! The price of $35 per person (or $55
for two) also includes beverages. But wait, there’s
more…a DJ will be on hand providing us with awesome
music for this once in a lifetime Corvette event!
The deadline for signing up for this event is Friday
August 8th at 11:59 PM.
Please click on the following link to purchase your
tickets online at $35 each or $55 for two, or call
Carlisle Events at 717-243-7855.
Directors Dan & Jake look forward to seeing you there!
takes P and GTLM wins - Michelin Alley
now rename Watkins Glen as “Corvetteville” – the GM
brand was the car to have in both Prototype and GTLM
competition at the latest round of the TUDOR United
SportsCar Championship today.
Richard Westbrook used the straight line speed advantage
of the Corvette Daytona Prototypes to pass the Le
Mans-style P2 car of Alex Brundle on the penultimate
restart to take the win, Antonio Garcia pushed Corvette
Racing to its third consecutive victory in GTLM with
Danish ace Jan Magnussen.
late race yellow with 25 minutes remaining changed the
face of the race. Alex Brundle’s Oak Racing
Morgan-Nissan had the pace of the field but needed a
yellow to stretch his fuel mileage to the finish.
(caused by contact between Alex Tagliani’s PC car and
the GTD Porsche of Ian James) was a double edged sword
for Brundle. He needed the yellow for fuel mileage, the
but the restart allowed the lapped Frisselle brothers DP
to get past him into turn one and then race winner
Richard Westbrook (teamed with Michael Valiante) powered
by on the run to the bus stop.
quicker on the pack half the circuit, Brundle (teamed
with Gustavo Yacaman and Ho-Pin Tung) was unable to get
back past even in the final lap dash which was created
by another late race yellow-causing crash between Renger
van der Zande and Scott Pruett.
Garcia, the yellow saved their race as the Spaniard was
saving fuel over the last stint with both Dodge Vipers
coming strong at the finish.
The win by
Garcia and Magnussen (pictured right) pushed them into
the championship lead. The duo also became the first
pairing to score three consecutive class wins in
the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Farnbacher and Marc Goosens celebrated the debut the
retro red and white Viper livery with second place ahead
of their teammates Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Witttmer
class wins went to CORE autosport (Jon Bennett, Colin
Braun and James Gue) in PC and Turner Motorsport in GTD
(Dane Cameron and Marcus Palttala.
Top three in class (overall in parentheses):
(1) #90-P Richard Westbrook (Corvette DP) 191 laps
(2) #42-P Alex Brundle (Morgan Nissan) 191 laps (0.877-
in class) (0.877- overall)
(3) #5-P Joao Barbosa (Corvette DP) 191 laps (1.587- in
class) (1.587- overall)
Colin Braun (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 186 laps (-5 Laps
(7) #88-PC Martin Plowman (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 186
laps (8.127- in class) (-5 Laps overall)
(8) #52-PC Gunnar Jeannette (Oreca FLM 09 Chevrolet) 186
laps (9.159- in class) (-5 Laps overall)
#3-GTLM Antonio Garcia (Chevrolet Corvette C7.R) 185
laps (-6 Laps overall)
(12) #91-GTLM Marc Goossens (Dodge Viper SRT) 185 laps
(0.185- in class) (-6 Laps overall)
(13) #93-GTLM Jonathan Bomarito (Dodge Viper SRT) 185
laps (3.165- in class) (-6 Laps overall)
#94-GTD Dane Cameron (BMW Z4) 178 laps (-13 Laps
(26) #555-GTD Townsend Bell (Ferrari F458 Italia) 178
laps (2.087- in class) (-13 Laps overall)
(27) #44-GTD Andy Lally (Porsche 911 GT America) 177
laps (-1 Laps in class) (-14 Laps overall)
Corvette Plant Manager Retires
34 years with GM, Corvette Plant Manager Dave Tatman has
decided to retire effective March 1st. Dave
indicated he had been considering a move of this
magnitude for a while and after the incredibly
successful launch of the C7 Corvette he felt this was
the perfect time.
Dave has shared with us that he
and his wife, Barbie, plan to continue their involvement
in the Bowling Green community and look forward to
continuing being active with the NCM and the Corvette
We wish Dave a happy retirement