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December 30, 2003
Chevrolet will officially lift the press embargo on all the information relating to the New Corvette C6 one minute after midnight December 31 EST. The C5/C6 Registry will have information posted at www.c6registry.com and the National Corvette Museum will release all official information at: www.corvettemuseum.com . The C5 Registry has also learned you will be able to see glimpses of the sixth generation Corvette in Chevrolet Ads running during Dick Clark's "Rockin New Years Eve".

 December 26, 2003
The C5 Registry has learned John Lingenfelter, founder of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, passed away around 9:30 PM December 25th, 2003.

John had been in a semi-comatose state since November 2002 when he entered into a coma during surgery that was necessary due to a racing accident in Pomona, California in October 2002. W
e at the REGISTRY will always remember his kindness and support to the C5 Registry.

December 19, 2003
2005 Corvette Unveiling
C5 Registry Members
– We have just received word that the unveiling of the new C6 Corvette at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 4, 2004, will be web cast! Go to www.chevy.com/corvette and look for the icon under Corvette News. It will also be broadcast via satellite (coordinates: Galaxy 11, Transponder 12 K, Uplink: 14242 Horizontal, Downlink: 11942 Vertical, 36.000 MHz, Analog, Ku band). The show is planned to start at 7:00 EST so tune in and be part of the excitement!

For those of you on the West Coast, the 2005 C6 will also be on display at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show beginning January 5, 2004.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the brand new 2005 Corvette die cast models, they will be available on January 5, 2004 on www.chevymall.com
December 4, 2003

will be in Detroit, Michigan as usual, and this year the C5 Registry will be there! Official C5 Registry Tentative Schedule of Events is listed on the events page at: www.c5registry.com/events.htm , be sure and check this out there is a lot of member information listed. The show dates will be: January 8 – 11, 2004 You won’t want to miss this – the unveiling of the new
C6 at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Plans are underway for a special viewing for C5 Registry members along with some other special events. Make plans now to join us!

November 26, 2003
Corvette Plant Tour Modification for R8C (Museum Delivery)
C5 Registry Members
We’ve been asked to advise you that beginning December 1, 2003 through April 22, 2004, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant Tour portion of the R8C (Museum Delivery) will NOT be available. All orders with the option R8C, delivered in this timeframe, will be affected. A Bowling Green Plant video will be shown at delivery and the Corvette Museum will arrange a VIP Plant Tour to be scheduled at a later date when tours become available.

November 24, 2003
USA Today Spy Photographer Sneaks Shot of New Corvette!
C5 Registry Members
– Don’t miss James Healey’s article on the new C6 Corvette, complete with spy photos taken in San Francisco. His article can be found in Monday, November 24, 2003 USA Today Money section on page 4B or you can read about it online at http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2003-11-23-corvette_x.htm

Within the article the GM line of the day has to be spoken by Chevy’s Tom Wilkinson saying, "Somebody who knew what to look for caught it". He was referring to three photos taken while the C6 was sitting on an OPEN truck carrier and sent all around the web-world. The Registry has about 700+ members in California, with 150+ in the greater San Francisco area, not to mention all those who are a part of many other great Corvette websites, the only thing we can say is… WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ???

October 17, 2003
Z15s Are Leading Production with LeMans Blue!  
C5 Registry Members
– The word’s just in…Convertibles painted with LeMans Blue (RPO 19U) are becoming the number one produced convertible color so far this year.  If current trends continue, LeMans Blue will turn out to be a very popular color for the final year of C5 convertibles.  Currently it seems as though the Coupe has not caught on with the Commemorative buyer.  Traditional Corvette colors are dominating the Coupe’s production. 

Just to clarify, there is NO constraint on non-commemorative Z06s with their Nurburgring-inspired chassis tuning.  All five Z06 colors are available, of course without the hood, decals and wheels, but you save $4,500! 

October 16, 2003
Z16’s Still on Hold! 

C5 Registry Members – Email after email requests information regarding the Commemorative Edition Z16 model of the Z06 Corvette. The Hot News information given to you on September 11th has changed.     To read about the latest, Members, see MOHN for details.

September 21, 2003
In June of 2003, Autoweek Magazine published the "Spy" photos of the C6 Corvette.  Tom Kowaleski Vice President of GMNA Communications made this statement: "For everyone who has written in anxiously anticipating the new Corvette C6 ---  Great to hear from you. Despite Autoweek's attempt to peek behind the covers, we can only say, you haven't seen the real car yet. You won't be disappointed!"

However, in September of 2003, GM Released this Official photo of the 2005 Corvette C6.
Real thing ? Maybe. Ringer ? Maybe... Anyway, here it is for your discussion. [CLICK HERE]

September 11, 2003
Z16s Are Now Ready To Roll!  
C5 Registry Members
– Great news! The word’s just in that the carbon fiber hood/paint issue which had stopped Commemorative Z06 production has been solved. Our hats off to the hard working folks at our favorite toy store who spent countless weeks and hours finding a solution so that this very limited performance C5 can once again be ready for our members waiting arms! Word is Z16 production should be in full swing by mid-October so they will be able to reach their goal of 2,100 Commemorative Z06s produced for the USA market. Currently it is estimated that only a handful of Z06/Z16s that have been shipped to a very few dealers.

September 10, 2003
Arctic White Is Back!  
C5 Registry Members
– Monday, September 8th - Arctic White’s hold was removed today which is leading to nearly 7% of this week’s production will be in this returning color from the 2000 model year. All those orders that have been held up from the start of 2004 production are flowing down the Bowling Green Assembly line. Based on the conversations from our members at Corvettes @ Carlisle and our most recent e-mails, folks are thrilled that this extremely better looking white is back. I know there are quite a few of you that have been waiting for this because you have been wanting an Arctic White exterior with Torch Red interior so that you can park it next to your 1953

August 16, 2003
New contact Information for Discount Tire Direct:
Our new registry contact is:
  TOM O'GRADY at Discount Tire Direct phone  800-938-3456 ext. 117 or e-mail him at togrady@discounttireco.com  Remember, you must have your Registry Number and your discount code (given to you in your Registry packet).

August 15, 2003
Important Information!!! Important Information!!! Important Information!!!
C5 Registry Members
- We wanted to make you aware as quickly as possible that Directors Dan Adovasio and Jake Drennon will NOT be in attendance at the 9th Annual National Corvette Museum Labor Day Event. It is unfortunate that this year Dan and Jake have business obligations back in Florida and must return after the Corvettes @ Carlisle event. This could not be avoided as their positions with the Insurance industry in Florida required this.

We know that the NCM Labor Day event will be a fabulous one and encourage all of our members who are planning to attend to have a great time. According to the NCM website at www.corvettemuseum.com/registration/celebration/agenda.shtml  this year's jam-packed event will be full of things to do and see, from Thursday August 28th thru Sunday August 31st. The centerpiece of the event will be the Hall of Fame dinner at 6:00 pm on Friday August 29th inducting Noland Adams and Robert S. Morrison.

Of course, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will continue to be jam-packed with seminars, drag racing, auto crossing and the most fantastic display of Corvettes one might see anywhere! (Of course, we're partial to the C5s in attendance!) You won't want to miss Vendor's Row either!

Plans are still underway for the big event at the Eckler's Reunion in Titusville, FL (hosted by Jake) and the Road Atlanta Petite LeMans in Braselton, GA (hosted by Dan) on the weekend of October 17th and 18th. (Yes, they're both on the same weekend so we're doing a "twin spin"!) Check out the details on www.c5registry.com/events.htm 

August 7, 2003
Dinner at Corvettes @ Carlisle!!!
It’s that time again, and we are gearing up for another great event at Corvettes @ Carlisle August 22 - 24. The C5 Registry is holding it’s traditional dinner on Friday, August 22 at the Comfort Suites 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA. Back by popular demand, Wil Cooksey, Plant Manager, will be our guest speaker again this year. We hope that you are planning to attend. If you do plan to attend, please make sure to make your reservations by calling the Registry office at 321-452-2743 no later than August 15th. The cost of the dinner is $35.00 per person. If you are traveling with friends and would like to bring them along, we welcome them!

July 25, 2003
Our friend Justin Bell has a new action packed website!  Click over and feel the excitement…visit
www.justinbellgt.com .

July 13, 2003
 Members ONLY!!
2003 C5 Production RPO Final Numbers are now Posted.. CLICK HERE! Find out how many C5's were built with specific RPO's.

June 25, 2003
The Nex
t 50 Years Begins!
– How quickly we forget the past and move on to the 51st Year of Corvettes! We’ve just closed the book on the last 50 years and now we begin writing about the next half century, on route to the 100th! There was no rest for the toy makers in the Bowling Green Assembly plant as minutes after the last 2003 came off the assembly line and high fives were shared by all, the FIRST 2004 (complete production units) followed.  Members, see MOHN for details!

June 23, 2003
– At 7:15 am this morning, the last 2003 C5 Corvette came off the fabulous Bowling Green Assembly Plant line. And as planned, it was a 50th Anniversary Convertible with automatic transmission that closed the history books on the First 50 Years. This Anniversary Edition Convertible was VIN number 135469.
Members, see MOHN for details!

Thursday June 19, 2003
More Power To You!!!
Thanks goodness!
GM is listening after paying a bunch of warranty claims on their AGM battery!

It is well known that the AGM battery 9" size (catalog #2277) installed as OEM equipment for the last several years in C5 Corvettes has been, in our opinion, a discharging malfunction. It’s known for leaking from the terminal bolt-in points and if you don’t drive your C5 daily, it loses power quickly. The final insult is if you ever have to have it replaced under warranty the dealer never has one in stock so they must always "overnight" one as a replacement part from Delco, so that you lose the use of your C5 (the Corvette of your dreams!) for another day!

Now, for the good news! # 78-H6YR has arrived and is the warranty replacement for the AGM! Who is the new power source on the block? It is a brand new 675 cold cranking amps (compared to the AGMs 500 cold cranking amps) 10" monster (vs. 9" AGM) with a 110 minute reserve (AGM only gave us an 80 minute reserve). This side terminal black beauty with carry handle has arrived! And not a minute too soon!

So, when your AGM fails (and we know it will!) start memorizing the number 78-H6YR.

You and your dealer will be glad you did! 

June 16, 2003
LE MANS, France:The two "Blue Corvettes finished 2nd and 3rd in GTS Class, just behind a 350 Ferarri at th 24 Hours of LeMans. The final results were:

1st- Davies, Enge, Kox - Veloqx Prodrive - Ferrari 550 M 
2nd - Gavin, Collins, Pilgrim-Corvette Racing Corvette C5-R

3rd- Fellows, O’Connell, Freon-Corvette Racing Corvette C5-R

“Our Corvette team overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles today and did a great job,” said Doug Fehan, Program Manager for Corvette Racing. “The men and women on this team know how to adapt and overcome, and that’s exactly what the fans saw today. We faced all types of challenges, from finding tiny brackets broken in our throttle linkage to changing gearboxes and fighting intense heat. We wish that we would have been able to win the GTS class, but finishing both our cars for the fourth year in a row says a lot about the quality of our team and our Corvettes.”

June 2, 2003
- Chevrolet Motor Division today announced that ZZ TOP will perform on June 28, 2003 in Nashville as part of the official Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Chevrolet Motor Division today announced that ZZ TOP will perform on June 28, 2003 in Nashville as part of the official Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration.

"A performance by ZZ TOP completes our already impressive list of activities and entertainment," said Rick Baldick, Corvette marketing director. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of Corvette being an American automotive icon than by having an American rock icon such as ZZ TOP be our closing act."

May 26, 2003
C5Registry dinner at the 50th Celebration
We are planning a traditional Registry dinner for the night of the 26th of June, Thursday night to kick off the Anniversary Celebration in style. We will host our dinner at The 101st Airborne Restaurant in Nashville. We will be starting with Adult beverages at 7:00PM and dinner will be a Buffet served at 7:30. Those on the Caravans will have plenty of time to make dinner since most are getting in the Thursday afternoon and Nashville is just an short hour from Bowling Green and the celebration in Nashville start first thing Friday Morning.

The 101st Airborne Restaurant is located at 1362-A Murfreesboro Road in Nashville near the Airport. We have limited space for 130 people so please make your reservations as soon as you can. The cost is $35.00 per person for dinner and a Cash Bar before hand.

The Registry office is closed for a summer vacation till June 2, 2003. So email us directly do not reply to this email but send a new email to c5dan@c5registry.com  SUBJECT: REGISTRY 50th DINNER and we will get back to you.

May 8, 2003
GM's Chevy Corvette C5-R Team Re-enlists With U.S. Navy

DETROIT - GM Racing and the U.S. Armed Forces will team up over the next several weeks at numerous racing and military installations around the world. Beginning with a goodwill tour of several U.S. Navy installations following the Corvette Racing team's practice session at Le Mans, key team members, including all six Corvette C5-R drivers, will spend a week visiting military personnel stationed overseas. This year the team will spend time at four U.S. Military locations in the Mediterranean.

"We are very proud of this connection we have," said Gary Claudio, Marketing Manager for Corvette Racing. "This started as a way for GM Racing to give something back to our military personnel by contributing just a little bit to those protecting and serving on our behalf. It's something we - as a corporation - are immensely proud to be a part of."

Last year, the team toured several sites including the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain bringing gifts, signing autographs and swapping stories with thousands of navy personnel.

Johnny O'Connell, Corvette Racing driver and winner of this year's 12 Hours of Sebring, is looking forward to the return adventure.

"While we were there in 2002, it was a bit strange in that the troops would look upon us as heroes for racing Corvettes," said O'Connell. "They stood in seriously long lines to get autographs even though they had just completed a long shift of their own. Honestly, compared to them, we aren't heroes at all. They are."

The Corvette C5-R team will play host to dozens of U.S. Naval officers throughout the racing season as a part of the Navy Pit Crew, a program wherein ten sailors will be selected from across America to join the Corvette Racing team as special guests at three American Le Mans Series races. The selected sailors will get involved in pit activities and spend time with the Corvette Racing drivers throughout the course of the race.

GM has a long, proud history of working with the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to various manufacturing efforts throughout American history, the automaker has produced more than 80,000 military vehicles, from largely production-based platforms, since the mid-1980s.

May 1, 2003
Have you seen the new Autoweek?

Good sources all agree, that the first shot at the top of the page of the white C6 convertible is "Right on the Money" and  "If Autoweek writes it and shows Pic's it must be RIGHT!" Included are also some "camo" shots of the C6. Take a peek and give us your opinion!!

April 24, 2003
From Mr. Dave Hill at the C5 Birthday Bash:
"While the Z06 already had an excellent blend of extreme handling capability and surprising ride quality, we're never satisfied," Hill says. "The enhancements for 2004 provide a bit more poised and smooth response, connecting the car better to the driver's input, without the penalty of ride harshness."

These refinements are a result of extensive testing and development, including several high-speed test sessions at Germany's famed Nurburgring circuit. Corvette Z06 is one of only a precious few cars to have broken the 8-minute barrier for lap times at Nurburgring. Corvette testing at Nurburgring isn't just about raw speed, as the Z06 provides plenty of that. Engineers gathered important learning on tuning the chassis to enhance the poise, confidence and smoothness of response, attributes that are of great importance under the severe demands of a 14-mile course that has approximately 170 turns and virtually constant elevation changes.

"Nurburgring, at the extreme edge of the envelope, provides conditions that can't be easily duplicated anywhere else," says Hill. "But, even for the Z06, we spend considerable time ensuring we don't make adjustments that compromise the normal daily driving character of the car." CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASE!

April 9, 2003

We have gotten an update from Larry Hayes, NCM Events Coordinator, on who and what is attending the 6th Annual Birthday Bash!  Check it out!!

  • Doug Fehan will attend and do a presentation on "Building the C5-R" and perhaps a quick glimpse to the future Corvette Racing mean machines.

·         Fehan will have one of the winning C5Rs on display as a special treat for the event.  This will ONLY be at the NCM for the Birthday Bash.

  • It’s confirmed!  We will be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2004 Commemorative Editions coupe, convertible and Z06.
  • Dave Hill will cover the refinements on the 2004 model in his seminar presentation.
  • Corvette Racing has donated the hood from the WINNING 2003 C5-R 12-hours of Sebring Race Corvette for auction along with many special items from the team.
  • We convinced the Museum . . . No more tents for the Banquet!  So we're going "live" indoors at the Sloan Convention Center.  Tickets are running out really fast! 

  Once they're sold out, they're gone!   

April 9, 2003
C5 Registry has obtained a "Spy Photo" of the new paint colors on the C5R for this years LeMans Race. It is rumored this will also be the color of the 2004 C5.  Click HERE!

April 9, 2003

GM to Offer Overnight Test Drives
A new General Motors Corp. incentive will allow car and truck shoppers to test drive a vehicle overnight.

The offer will last from April 15 through July 31 and will apply to nearly every GM model, excluding the Hummer H1, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet SSR and Chevrolet Corvette (The Good Ones! ), company officials said.

"We want to tell our quality story," spokeswoman Marcia McGee told The Detroit News in Tuesday's edition. "We think a lot of people out there, for one reason or another, don't consider GM cars. We want them to see how our quality's improved."

The test drive offer is a continuation of GM's effort to lure buyers at a time when consumer confidence is lagging. Sales at the world's largest automaker fell 19 percent in February and 3.3 percent in March.

Customers may test drive the vehicles for 24 hours and are limited to 100 miles. The vehicle must remain in the dealer's state.

Drivers must leave their current vehicle at the dealership and must have insurance and a valid driver's license, McGee said.


April 8, 2003
Members, we have been working for several months to find a source for C5 tires. We were able to strike a deal for commercial account prices with Discount Tire Direct. A sample of the Corporate Member pricing for Goodyear Eagle F1 G S EMT (OEM tires) that came on your C5 is as follows:

These will fit your coupe and convertible.

  • 245/45R17 GDYEMT 237.00 each (front)

  • 275/40R18 GDYEMT 297.00 each (rear)

Current pricing for Z06 Eagle F1 Super Car tire is as follows:

  • 265/40R17 GDYSUPERCAR 229.00 each (front)

  • 295/35R18 GDYSUPERCAR 252.00 each (rear)

 Shipping for these tires is currently $9.00 per tire within the Continental 48 states. Outside the continuous 48 the cost of shipping will depend on your postal zip code.

 Many of our members may wish to place a different tire brand on their C5, such as a Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Zero Pressure. This is a popular replacement tire. So to order, contact Joe Villa at Discount Tire Direct at 800-938-3456 ext. 124 or e-mail him at jvilla@discounttireco.com Remember, you must have your Registry Number and your discount code (given to you in your Registry packet). 

April 1, 2003
Members: GM has just announced the new incentive program for April.  Unlike previous incentive programs, this time GM is including a $2000 rebate on ALL 2003 Corvettes (Coupes, Convertibles, Z06s and both Anniversary Edition models) or 0.0% financing up to 60 months.

In addition, Corporate Member Dealers have been offering some pretty substantial discount programs themselves.  The GM Rebate program until April 30 ~ so call a Corporate Member Dealer NOW!  For a list of Corporate Dealers,

March 21, 2003
The C5 Registry welcomes Carolina Clutch & Performance  of Charlotte, NC as it's newest Corporate Member you can reach Tom Haus at: 888-462-2739 or 704-344-9133 or by E-mail-  info@carolinaclutch.com  Carolina Clutch & Performance are providers of LUK Performance - stock, custom built clutch kits & flywheels.

March 15, 2003
SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing’s Chevrolet Corvette C5-R powered the team of Ron Fellows, Johnny O’Connell and Franck Freon to victory in the GTS class of the opening round of the American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. After spending the majority of the race trailing the #4 C5-R, driven by Oliver Gavin, Kelly Collins and Andy Pilgrim, Ron Fellows took the lead after 283 laps, when Oliver Gavin retired due to complications with his transmission. Despite a few battles for position in the GTS class during the first hour, the Corvettes lead every lap of the race thereafter.

March 13, 2003
Birthday Bash is Getting Exciting . . . . Don’t Miss the Unveiling of . . . RPO Z15 and Z16

This is the going to be the LAST event that we can celebrate a C5 as the marquee of this event! After this Birthday Bash, the next one will be focused on the C6! Let’s make this final debut the BIGGEST in the Registry’s history! We look forward to seeing all of you there! For additional information, please see our events page http://www.c5registry.com/events.htm or contact the NCM directly.


The Corvette Brand Team has provided us the opportunity to offer additional details on the special unveiling of the 2004 commemorative edition Corvettes at the upcoming C5 Birthday Bash, April 24-26. A RPO - Z15 commemorative edition coupe and convertible, along with a RPO - Z16 Corvette Z06 model will be unveiled on Friday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. CT. We encourage all Corvette enthusiasts to register for the C5 Bash and be a part of the special unveiling. Register now for the C5 Birthday Bash by clicking here: www.corvettemuseum.com/registration/c5_bash/registration.shtml  
or (800) 53-VETTE.

March 10, 2003
Corvette Racing C5-R competitor Andy Pilgrim has been chosen as Grand Marshal for the National Corvette Caravan - Florida chapter. On June 24-26, 2003, Pilgrim will lead the caravan from southern Florida to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and on to the official Chevrolet-sponsored Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee.
More on Press Release Click Here!

March 3, 2003
C5 Registry Member Stan Kessel [V0104], brings to are attention an article on the "Autoweek website with photos... Take a look at an Italian designed Corvette...

"At this year’s Swiss meeting, son Fabrizio Giugiaro wanted a true showoff in the show car tradition, not a concept so much as a dream car. A spectacular conversation-sparker. Whimsy, sensuality and respect all rolled into one with no express thoughts of volume production. The results you see here, the Italdesign-Giugiaro Corvette Moray to be set loose March 4 at 3:30 p.m. Geneva time."
         Check it out by clicking here, and thanks Stan!!

February 24, 2003
General Motors Corp. today announced its latest retail marketing program. GM will reward its owners with $1,000 loyalty cash toward the purchase or lease of any '02 or '03 model vehicle (Excluding HUMMER), effective March 1 through March 31.

In addition, GM will offer customer cash rebates of $2,000 on most Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile and Pontiac 2003 models, making $3,000 cash available for current GM owners. GM will also offer 0.0% APR finance rates for qualified buyers on most '03 passenger car and truck models. Excluded from this portion of the program are Cadillac, HUMMER, Saab and Chevrolet Corvette.

February 24, 2003
“Get Your Checkbooks Out!”
Members – Rumors are flying BIG TIME!! Chief Engineer and Vehicle Line Executive Dave Hill is pulling off a great final year C5 Z06. These 2004CZ06” will have a first ever Corvette production enhancement to them, which we believe will have our members lining up to purchase one of these rare vehicles.  Members, see MOHN for details!


February 22, 2003
It’s said that Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Corvette Fever wrote a wonderful article in their April 2003 Edition called “Gold Rush” (found on pages 48 – 49) about one of the rare 1998 Aztec Gold C5’s. Our congratulations to Rosco Hanson, who is the current owner of this 22,000-mile C5, which he drives regularly. These are truly very rare and very special C5’s.

What we found interesting about the article is what the writer, Dustin Dwyer wrote in his fourth paragraph. If you go to www.c5registry.com/Production/aztec.htm and read what we wrote about the Aztec Collector’s Gold back on May 17, 1998, you will notice more than passing similarity to what Mr. Dwyer has written for Corvette Fever. We don’t mind ever being a historical reference resource for all things C5 related. We are glad to help out all the Corvette magazines that are on the newsstands with our historically correct C5 information, BUT we just wish they would give us credit for it, or at least asked permission to copy our web page. Of course, we appreciate Andy Bolig, photographer for Corvette Fever, for photographing Mr. Hanson’s beautiful Aztec Gold C5 with our C5 REGISTRY logo clearly shown on the top of the windshield

February 21, 2003
Silver Color Name Update!
Members – There has been a lot of chat on many websites regarding the new C5 Silver for 2004. We have seen several names mentioned for this new color and wanted to make certain that our members had the correct name for the new color. Members, see MOHN for details!

January 29, 2003
C5 Paint Color Termination Update . . . .
As we first broke the news on November 28, 2002, about the discontinuation of Quicksilver and Speedway White, we have received information that indicates the date has been set for the "termination." 12U Quicksilver and 40U Speedway White will terminate TODAY Wednesday, January 29, 2003!

The plant intends to evaluate sold orders on a capacity constraint basis for those of you who have sold orders in the Order Bank for either color. 21U Electron Blue escapes the "early hatchet" due to its overwhelming DEMAND and should continue to the end of the 2003 model year.  Members, see January 23 MOHN for a 2004 model year color update!

January 25, 2003
"A C5 Fuel System Change!"
Members – Those of you who own a C5 produced after VIN number ending in 35114929, built on November 22, 2002 are driving the Corvette of the Future! Members, see MOHN for details!

January 25, 2003 - Super Bowl News!
In addition to the in-game advertising, Cadillac will be the official sponsor of the post-game show on ABC and will be part of the award presentation for the game's Most Valuable Player award. The Cadillac XLR will be awarded to the MVP on the field with the notion he will have the ability to choose the Cadillac of his choice.

January 24, 2003
"Good News!"
Members . . . it has come to our attention via Larry Hayes, the NCM Events Coordinator, that GM has agreed to unveil the new 2004 Corvette edition at this year’s Birthday Bash! Don’t miss this opportunity to be the first to "touch, feel and sit in" the new 2004 Corvette!

January 23, 2003
Corvette’s True Colors!
RUMORS!  RUMORS!  RUMORS . . . have been flying about the introductory colors for the C6 (2005 model year) and the 2004 final year C5.  First, the C5s . . . Members, see MOHN for the latest update!

January 17, 2003
The Bowling Green plant is gearing up for a saleable build of the new XLR. Production of the XLR will switch to manufacturing validation build 4 (MVB) some time late next week or the week after, depending on availability of parts. According to John Spencer, production launch manager, the team is just finishing  MVB 3 production .  Eight cars were build turning this run.

On Thursday the 23rd  and Friday the 24th, John Spencer, Jim Danahy, Wil Cooksey, Rick Robbins, Lisa Pirtle, John Love, and several performance car team members from Detroit, will take the MVB 3 builds on a Quality Evaluation Ride.

During the next two to three weeks, the decision of whether or not to transfer XLR production from non-saleable to saleable will be made. All quality parameters and all parts and processes will be evaluated to make this judgment.

January 16, 2003
NASHVILLE - Chevrolet Motor Division today announced updated plans for the extensive Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration taking place in and around Nashville in late June 2003.

At a news conference prior to the start of the Nashville Auto Show, Rick Baldick, Corvette marketing director announced, "In less than six months, you're going see Corvette taking over the Nashville landscape. We're planning on a truly impressive number of activities going on in order to celebrate this landmark anniversary in grand style. A 50th Anniversary only happens once, and we're determined to make Corvette's one to remember."

In addition to the activities in Nashville, Chevrolet is offering a special 50th Anniversary Edition package, available on 2003 Corvette coupe and convertible models. It includes special 50th Anniversary Red exterior paint, specific badging, unique Shale interior including color coordinated instrument panel and console, and champagne-painted anniversary wheels with special emblems. It also features embroidered badges on the seats and floormats, padded door armrests and grips and a Shale convertible top. The Anniversary Edition includes the standard Corvette LS1 engine, as well as Magnetic Selective Ride Control. A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the 2003 Corvette was the Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 last May, marking the fifth time that a Corvette has paced the race.

For the past two years, the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study has named the Corvette the "Best Premium Sports Car." The 2002 Corvette also received MotorWeek TV's "Drivers' Choice Award" for Best Performance Car and was named "Best Sports Car" in MONEY Magazine's 2002 Car Guide.

The plans for the Corvette 50th Anniversary celebration were announced at the fourth annual Nashville International Auto and Truck Show. As part of a special exhibit, Vintage Corvettes, historic memorabilia, a replica of the C5-R race car and the 50th Anniversary Edition Corvette will be on display at the Convention Center throughout the auto show.

As many as 12,000 Corvette owners and enthusiasts will attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Coliseum in Nashville, June 27-28, 2003. Activities include: car displays, parades, technical seminars, restoration clinics, heritage displays, racing exhibits, elements from the Chevy Rock & Roll Tour, and a major rock & roll concert.

Up to 15,000 hotel rooms in 19 area hotels are expected to be booked over a three-day period. The event is expected to generate millions of dollars for the city of Nashville.

Nashville is 60 miles from the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The National Corvette Museum is organizing a caravan of approximately 7,000 Corvettes to be driven from every state into Bowling Green prior to the activities in Nashville.

Chevrolet is holding the Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration to celebrate a half-century with America's favorite sports car and to thank loyal owners and enthusiasts. "There's nothing to compare with the devotion of the Corvette community," said Baldick. "That's why Chevrolet is answering the call for a major blowout. You name something Corvette; we've got it."

Additional information about the Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration can be found at www.corvette50th.com. Caravan information can be found at www.nationalcorvettecaravan.com.  

January 10, 2003
The North American International Auto Show is over. During the show, Chevrolet announced:
2003 SSR Pricing, 2003 Cheyenne Concept, SS Concept, and  the midsized SUV and Trucks, Malibu, Colorado and Equinox, Plus the 1000HP Cadillac Sixteen ( See January 5th News.

January 5, 2003
General Motors' Vice Chairman Bob Lutz drives the Cadillac Sixteen concept vehicle onto the stage at its gala unveiling at the Detroit Opera House in Detroit Sunday, January 5, 2003 as part of the North American Auto Show. Click Here for Details



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