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June 30, 1999
Today  is the 46th   Anniversary for Corvette. The first Corvette rolled off the assembly line June 30, 1953.

June 29, 1999
Following a celebration attended by employees and Chevrolet executives at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant.. At 3:PM CST, the last 1999 Production
C5 a Sebring Silver Coupe, VIN 1G1YY22G0X5133283, Job # 033270, equipped with Black Interior,  (AQ9) Sport Seats, (AG2) Power Passenger Seat, Memory Package, Automatic Transmission, with (G92) Performance  Axle,  Floor Mats, Standard Roof package,  (FE1) Base Suspension, (CJ2)Dual Zone A/C, (D42)Luggage Shade, (N37) Power Telescoping Wheel,   (T96) Fog Lights, and (UNO) CD Player. Rolled off the assembly line and in to the waiting arms of Mid-American Designs President - Mike Yager Congratulations to Mike on receiving the last Corvette manufactured for the Twentieth Century. Fitting too, that it would be Sebring Silver as Mid-America is celebrating it's 25th "Silver" Anniversary of great service to the Corvette enthusiast and the Corvette hobby!

The next Corvette down the line, the first completed model year 2000 C5, the first 2000 C5 ( drum roll please! ) was a Millennium Yellow C5 Convertible (6-speed) with Black standard seats, a Black Top and HIGH POLISH WHEELS.

June 29, 1999
Production began today on the new 2000 CORVETTE. The C5 Registry has the first photos on the net or in publication!!!
[ Click Here ]

June 8, 1999
We received word today from Gary Claudio, manager of the Chevrolet Race Shop, that the Corvette C5R will be racing on July 25 at Sears Point in Sonoma, CA. This is a Chevrolet sponsored track so we will pretty much have run of the place! We will have a Corvette Corral and most likely a parade lap. At this time, Chevy is putting together, in conjunction with the track, a special C5 Registry race ticket package. As soon as I receive additional information, it will be posted to the C5 Net.  Most likely, because of the late date, we will not have a Registry hotel or dinner.

June 2, 1999
We have just received from several of our member dealers an administrative message from GM dated 6/01/99. This message reads "due to Corvette Plant Start-up restrictions, the QF5 (High Polished Aluminum) Wheel will not be available until mid August. All orders with QF5 will be CHANGED to the QD4 (Base Aluminum) Wheel." Pretty disturbing news for the first group of 2000 model year C5 owners-to-be who thought the C5 of their dreams would include High Polished Wheels (QF5)!

There has been so much talk about the High Polished Wheels, itís hard to believe that anyone could misjudge the demand this option would create. Based on all the discussion at the Birthday Bash and since, we knew that the initial request for High Polished Wheels (QF5) would be at least 65-70% of dealer orders.

If you have yet to place your order for a 2000 C5 and want the High Polished Wheels (QF5), our recommendation to you is to keep in touch with your dealer until this constraint is removed.

May 27, 1999
Thanks to Todd Skelton at Steve Moore Chevrolet, the C5 Registry is first on the Web with pictures of the new 2000 Corvette 5 Spoke Forged Aluminum Wheel [ Click Here ]

May 20, 1999
You saw it here FIRST, but the "Official Press Release" [Click Here] complete with photo of the LeMans Pace and Safety Corvette C5's is now online.  

May 19, 1999
West Coast Corvette has ordered & locked in the first 400 sets of the 2000 Corvette wheels. They are currently taking orders for them in standard, polished & chrome finishes. West Coast will be selling them at 20% off the list price to C5 Registry members.   [ Click Here for Details ]

May 17, 1999
You are in luck if you ordered a Millennium Yellow 2000 C5. They will be the first cars preferenced and delivered. It seems as though Chevrolet wants to get that color out to the public as soon as possible. So while Magnetic Red-II (86U) may have a 30 day hold on it (while they improve the formula - rumor says's a slightly darker color), Millennium Yellow (79U) is wide open, and those orders in the order bank should be moving quickly. Contrary to dealer information, Head Up Display (UV6) is not on constraint. For additional updates, see our Model 2000 page [ CLICK HERE ].

May 16, 1999
We were told by Heather the Senior Manager of the Comfort Suites at Carlisle that they will not hold rooms for use because another Registry group has offered to pay for all their room up front- I think this stinks-. If you are planning on attending Carlisle call the Comfort Suites at 1-800-704-1188 ASAP ask for Sue Hoke to book your room. We are stalling the hotel as long as we can but if you call now you will get a room. Make sure you say you are with the C5 Registry. You might mention to them that we do not have to do this with any other Hotel/Motel we deal with and it is not a good way to do business....The problem we now have is that it is too late to find another place. So please everyone call this hotel as soon as possible and take the rooms we have set aside for the C5 Registry before they are gone or given away to another group....When you call ask for Sue Hoke and the number is 1-800-704-1188 and fax is 1-717-960-1010.....We have 45 rooms available as of today so lets get them booked up before they can be given away. The dates for Carlisle are August 27-29....Thanks.......Dan

May 14, 1999
Just a quick note regarding the Corvette pace cars. You'll soon receive a U.S. press release formally announcing that Chevrolet will provide Corvette safety cars (pace cars) for the 24 hours of LeMans. The two hardtop pace cars were flown to France for the race. Additionally, we have three Corvette coupes from Europe that will also be used as safety cars. We have installed specific exterior flashers that meet the requirements of the Automobile Club De L'Ouest (A.C.O.), the race sanctioning body. [Click Here For Photo]

As you know, we sell Corvettes around the world. This pace car partnership will provide exceptional international exposure for America's Performance icon. The 24 hours of LeMans has a special history, rich heritage and traditions. We are proud to be part of the 1999 race. The race will be held June 12 - 13, 1999. Jim Campbell

May 12, 1999
The Sunday morning atmosphere in the EasyCare/Ecklerís Corvette Funny Car pits was decidedly different at the 5th Annual Pennzoil Nationals in Richmond, Virginia

May 11, 1999
If you have a late production 1999 C5 on order, and  have the Air Conditioning system serviced in the future, you may want to tell the service center to use the 2000 C5 specifications. Some changes have been made in the 2000 model year which will show up in late 1999 production C5's. Sources indicate a quieter system.

May 10, 1999
The passive keyless entry system may be revised in the 2000 C5 Corvette. This complicated system could evolve to a true Keyless Entry by the year 2001.

April 30, 1999
1999 Pace CarJay Leno poses next to the 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo pace car Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Leno was at the track to take practice laps in the car he will drive to start the 1999 Indy 500 race.
Click Here For Press Release and Larger Photo.

April 29, 1999
The photo of all of us at the Birthday Bash forming the C5 on the circle is available now to Order from the NCM (For those of you who haven't done so)... Call Bobbie Jo at 1-800 53VETTE if you would like one and did not place an order while you were there.

April 11, 1999
Help "Guide" your way through the order process on your new 2000 C5 Corvette. The C5 Registry 2000 Corvette Order Guide is now online.

April 10, 1999
On Sunday, April 18, at 400 pm, the Jet Racing Team Red C5 #33, sponsored by MHT, Neeper & NICHE Alloy Wheel, will be racing in the SCCA Trans Am Race at Long Beach, right after the CART race. They will be in the paddocks Friday, Saturday & Sunday. They invite all Corvette enthusiasts, especially C5 enthusiasts, to stop by and see them. They will have lunch available for any Sunday visitors at noon! Just ask for Henry and tell him you saw it on the C5 Registry Web Page.

This Trans Am team represents one of three C5s that will be racing in the Trans Am series. They are really interested in getting support from the Corvette community. If you live on the West Coast, go by and show your support!

April 6, 1999
Want your own C5-R Corvette? GM Performance Parts is making parts developed for the C5-R project available to the public. [Click Here For Current Part Numbers and Info].

April 5, 1999
Effective the week of March 29, 1999:
The Rear Shocks of the F45 Suspension have been issued a new part number visit our Suspension Page [Click] for updates and details.

March 29, 1999
Rumors from Ford -
CORVETTE TO GET POWER BOOST FOR 2001 BlueOval News received a CD containing information on GM's Powertrain Operations. It listed the 2001 Vette's horsepower being increased by 20 horses. First gear was good up through 73 miles per hour. Also detailed was a fully adjustable heads up windshield display.

March 27, 1999
Chevrolet may be building a $200,000 - $300,000 Super Corvette which will be a street version of their C5-R Race Car. In order to qualify for Le Mans in the year 2000 and race the C5-R, they will need to produce 50 of these cars and sell them to the public. [ Click Here for Photos and Story ]

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