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Old 01-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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Hard to love it if it is never offered with a Manual Transmission. Sorry. Might as just well call it a morphed Cadillac.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:39 PM
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Finally something positive to read on the C8 side...I feel like killing myself after reading all the negativity day in and day out on this forum
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:13 PM
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Thanks for sharing this video. It is a powerful example of what this car means to many people, for many years. I'd like to think that is why this thread is so passionate. But at the very least, perhaps in this single C8 topic, we can all (temporarily) forget our differences, and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared experience of like minded folks who love Corvettes. Thanks Keeks.
well said!
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:30 PM
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If I was able to have a "collection" of vettes I to would be dying for an ME vette.

I cant afford to have a collection of vettes, I personally like the FE vette for the utilitarian/sport value you get.

idk if i will ever warm up to the idea Corvette abandoned FE design. Ahould have made both with the ME being the top Chevy dog. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:34 PM
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If you can afford a C7 Z then you can afford the new ME.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:42 PM
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Keeks - how close are the renderings? 60%? 70%? 80% 90%?

Not asking for details/descriptions. Just a general assessment.

By the way - good to have you back!

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Old 01-26-2019, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
If you can afford a C7 Z then you can afford the new ME.
Keeks, thank you for the tidbit. You always come through for the forum.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:53 PM
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Keeps,
What a wonderful story.
and what a spectacular 73.
That green is my all time favorite. I had a 74. Not that color sorry to say.
Thankyou for sharing. Great kids.
The C8 will make us all proud we are corvette enthusiasts. Not a doubt.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
If you can afford a C7 Z then you can afford the new ME.



Which is what most with a clear head had thought would be the case. So much for prognostications of PCM, Viperfan, et al, spewed ad infinitum.

Good to see a dose of reality.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:26 PM
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No special knowledge, just a guess....
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
If you can afford a C7 Z then you can afford the new ME.
Z as in Z06 or as in ZR1?
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:07 AM
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Z as in Z06 or as in ZR1?
I'd guess Z06. That's generally referred to the Z in my experience.
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:31 AM
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Damn that had me tearing up!
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:27 PM
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Default Welcome Back Keeks...

Wow it is hard to believe that we are at the same stage in the C8 as when we first met you on the verge of the reveal of the C7. Time just sprints by way too fast for me. I remember checking every night to see if you had any new info for us on the C7 Forum. It is great to have you back. Every person on here that remembers your contribution has wondered where the heck you have been. Now you show yourself. So maybe only a few short months to go until we actually see the ME C8. Thank you for popping up finally.
Thanks for the video, it was touching to watch. Kinda makes me think of the TV show 'Overhauling' with Chip Foose.
Most of us on this forum are confident that the C8 will be worth owning. We can be critical but when you see the new model in person everything changes and each new Corvette has been great; no reason for that history not to continue with success.
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Keeks - this was a great injection of positiveness in a section of CF that can get pretty heated. Glad I didn't watch that vid at work and get teary-eyed there! I loved the part when she called him dad.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:21 PM
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Ah yes, drain plugs . . .

I spent several years messing around in the Shelby Cobra replica world, and my replica was a pretty close example of original specs, complete w/ a 1965 427FE side-oiler, Jaguar IRS w/ inboard brakes, and Ford top-loader 4-speed.

Most Cobras didn't have either tops or side windows, and I drove mine a fair amount, which meant getting caught in the rain from time-to-time. As long as you could maintain speed, you could stay pretty dry, but, of course stop lights were killers. I remember a couple of occasions where I was caught in traffic, with stop lights everywhere in a downpour and had 3-4" of water inside. The wave action was ridiculous during acceleration and deceleration.

A couple of my friends asked why I didn't know about drain plugs. We were at a Cobra gathering and someone produced a drill and put 4 in my floor pan on the spot in a hotel parking lot. Problem solved forever . . .

I took this picture in downtown Annapolis, MD, while sitting with my wife at a sidewalk cafe, watching tourists give tutorials on the car.

Foosh - why did you sell her? You have enough room on that property of yours. I can relate a bit. For a brief moment in time in my younger days I bought a TR6.

I loved old british sports cars (at a price I could afford at the time). Sold it fairly quickly after the semi-annual maintenance costs were more than the value of the vehicle. I did the same, parked her on the strip for lunch at a patio bar and the attention by car fans was insane. The top never worked so I also had drain holes in the floor boards.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by keeks2915 View Post
I have watched with a wry smile from the distance. I have watched the “insiders”, “experts” and the “doubters”.

I can’t believe how talented the render artists are and the sheer hours they have invested.

Those who know who I am and my history know I can be trusted. The C8 will be a hit and will be the game changer GM wants it to be.

My cousin is in the Corvette Hall of Fame, Clare MacKichan, who was the Head of the Chevy Design Studio and designed the first 10 years of the Corvette 53-63, the Nomad and the Opel. He and Zora both pined for a ME.

I think the negativity is not warranted or needed. Corvette has never let us down since the first sketches Clare did before the motorama and what is about to be revealed.

I have (had) a collection of every generation of the Corvette and love them all and their quirks. When the Mid engine lands in my garage it will be there with its sisters.

When you start feeling negative thoughts about what is coming watch this attached video which sums up what it means to be a Corvette Guy or Girl. Like the guy in the video my gutless first love of a 75 vette had to go because of my young family.

I know this video has nothing to do with the C8 but it does have to do with what the brand means to so many of us and how we can be assured Chevy also takes it the same way.

If you are truly a Corvette Guy or Girl you will love this new baby.

Get your tissues



Damn I got dust in my eyes they won't stop running.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:45 PM
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The C7 Z06 Z07 is one of the sexiest designs on the market. I have no doubt the C8 will look great. The C7 Z will probably remain the best looking car I've owned for some time.
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