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Old 02-28-2009, 12:33 AM
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Can you get the vinyl graphics on a limited edition production 2009 Corvette Z06 from gm parts house or anywhere else??????
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:58 AM
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Can you get the vinyl graphics on a limited edition production 2009 Corvette Z06 from gm parts house or anywhere else??????
Yes, but I'd need a VIN to order them. Its supposed to be a GM P/N I believe. I havent heard that the car has been released yet but I think it is sometime this year.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:04 AM
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Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for putting the time and effort into this. Great post and very entertaining. BTW: Where'd the term "Jake" come from?
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I'll add two more bits of trivia...

The name Jake came from former Corvette Marketing Manager and Corvette Racing Manager Gary Claudio. Upon seeing the skull for the first time, he remarked that it looked like a kid he went to school with whose name was Jake. It stuck!

When the engineering team first started taking ZR1 on the road around Detroit, a few were seen parked at an ice cream shop. A quick inspecition of the car showed a new version of the skull with a few changes. This one was Blue instead of Yellow and it had horns on it's head...an obvious tribute to the code name "Blue Devil".

When asked what they did to Jake, one of the drivers responded that it wasn't Jake on the car, but his brother Elwood. I guess the Corvette Team is a fan of the movie, "The Blues Brothers"!
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:45 PM
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Very cool stuff.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:16 PM
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Great info!

I knew a lot of it, but I shared it with some friends that have seen me wearing T-shirts with Jake on them.

I won't mention the large glass that has Jake on it that holds a very decent amount of beer...or was that water...yeah...it was water!
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:58 PM
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Jake Skull is awesome!!!

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Very good explanation, thanks for posting!
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Thank you for posting! I really enjoyed reading it.!
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:38 PM
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Hey Love it man.. Cool handle too ..

Why isn't there a book on Corvette Racing(Updated to include the C6.R! the Jake Cars,The Arctic White Cars#3 and #33)

I know about Corvette Racing Legends The Story of the L-88 Option , by Dr.Pete Gimenez(Vettura Publishing, corvetteracinglegends.com )

I have it and its autographed, awesome book!


I also Corvette racing 50yearsThunder(Needs to be updated) by Guldstrand and Friedman,

And Corvette Racers,Gregory Von Dare,1992,mbi,

Corvette thunder,Racing(2002,different book,different author,starkey)

So any takers out there? we need a Corvette RACING BOOK updated with all the up to date cool Vette Racers- BBV CARS,ARCTIC WHITE,etc.

Sorry about the diversion/rant .. I just thought since you mention it..


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Originally Posted by jose1 View Post
Hey Love it man.. Cool handle too ..

Why isn't there a book on Corvette Racing(Updated to include the C6.R! the Jake Cars,The Arctic White Cars#3 and #33)

I know about Corvette Racing Legends The Story of the L-88 Option , by Dr.Pete Gimenez(Vettura Publishing, corvetteracinglegends.com )

I have it and its autographed, awesome book!


I also Corvette racing 50yearsThunder(Needs to be updated) by Guldstrand and Friedman,

And Corvette Racers,Gregory Von Dare,1992,mbi,

Corvette thunder,Racing(2002,different book,different author,starkey)

So any takers out there? we need a Corvette RACING BOOK updated with all the up to date cool Vette Racers- BBV CARS,ARCTIC WHITE,etc.

Sorry about the diversion/rant .. I just thought since you mention it..


Jose

Miami,fl 27

Not a bad idea... Im not sure but the economy has put the shaft to all of us. I submitted a story to Corvette Quarterly and they said they are temporarily discontinuing the magazine due to the economic cut back by GM. They said they may be up and running towards the endof the year but for now, they have been cut
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:32 AM
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Yeah,

the Economy is bad

But what about self-publishing?

dogear? amazon? Maybe just a short book on Jake ??


Jose


ps.. check out www.corvetteracinglegends.com
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:18 AM
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:29 AM
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Very cool write up!!!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:50 AM
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Very interesting!

If anyone is interested in watching Jake in action, here is their race schedule.

http://www.badboyvettes.com/schedule



Long Live Jake

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:54 AM
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