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California Smog Check Cracking Down On Third Party Software tunes

Image courtesy of Corvette Forum We have heard that this was coming, but now according to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the California Smog Check website, “Beginning July 19, 2021, vehicles with software not provided by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or approved through a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) will fail Smog Check. Before your vehicle will pass a Smog Check, you must have the vehicle’s software restored to the OEM or EO approved software version. Once the software is restored, have your vehicle reinspected…

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We Know About The 2023 C8 Z06

We Know About The 2023 C8 Z06 Image courtesy of Corvette Blogger More and more rumors keep coming out about the C8 Z06, so I would like to do a roundup on what we know at this time. GM has not done any type of announcement to date, so nothing is in stone yet. Power: a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V-8 providing power to the rear wheels. The motor is derived from the same motor that powers the Corvette Racing C8.R, and winning on the racetrack. The motor will have the…

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Tadge Juechter Says No C8 Aftermarket Tune For You

WE’RE BUYING DREAM CARS! Friends, as you all know, we don’t fuss with the auctions or shuffle cars from other dealers. Our cars come from you. So, if you are thinning out your collection, let us know.  Click here to send me an email about your car. Corvette Executive Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter, Says GM will not allow aftermarket tuners access to the C8 onboard computers Image courtesy of Emelia Hartford Corvette has always been a car aftermarket tuners love to extract more horsepower out of, but the C8 is…

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Early Electrics Class at the 70th Pebble Beach Concours

An Unmatched Tradition of Automotive Excellence EARLY ELECTRICS CLASS AT THE 70TH PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS HOSTS A RIKER REUNION A Name Sparked a Grandson’s Search for Family History and Cars Also Showcased are Thomas Alva Edison’s Rauch & Lang, a Baker Electric that Served Four Presidential Administrations, a Well-Traveled Bailey, a Milburn and Two Columbias. Even as a boy, Richard Riker knew that his name had meaning. Back in the late 1800s, “Riker” was synonymous with electric cars. Richard’s grandfather, Andrew Lawrence (A. L.) Riker, was the engineering genius behind…

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Z06 Reportedly Delayed

WE’RE BUYING DREAM CARS! Friends, as you all know, we don’t fuss with the auctions or shuffle cars from other dealers. Our cars come from you. So, if you are thinning out your collection, let us know.  Click here to send me an email about your car. C8 Z06 May Be Delayed Again Image courtesy of gmauthority.com As popular as the current C8 has been, there are a lot of people on the side lines with deposits waiting for the Z06 variant. Unfortunately, these customers will have to wait another year,…

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Low Mileage Collector Car Sales are Hot

Image courtesy of Barrett-Jackson I don’t know if you have been to any of the auctions lately, or watched them on TV, but the collector market is very strong right now. Just this last weekend, Barrett-Jackson held its annual Las Vegas Auction and hit another record with $48 Million in Sales. Among the notable collector cars sold during the three-day auction were a 2015 McLaren P1 which sold for $1,567,500, and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that brought in $1,045,000. But it was not just the super high-end cars hitting…

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C8 Z06 May Be Delayed Again

Since the C8 was first announced in 2019, rumors immediately started flowing about the future C8’s variants that would be coming down the road. The first performance/Track Ready variant that was expected to hit the market was the Z06. All the rumors suggested it would be announced along with the 2022 market year C8, and with vehicles arriving in the second half of 2022, but we may have to wait a bit longer for it. According to GM Authority, the Z06 has been delayed until the 2023 model year. The…

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GM Stops Accepting New Orders For 2021 C8

Image courtesy of Corvette Mike According to a letter to dealerships, Chevrolet has cut allocation and will not be accepting any more orders for the 2021 model year C8. The letter states “General Motors has had to make an adjustment in the number of Corvette Stingrays available for the 2021 model year.” With all the production stoppages during the 2021 C8 build, GM had only two options, 1) stick with the original end date for the 2021 model year, or 2) push the start date for the 2022 out and…

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2021 C8 Production Halt Extended by Another Week

Image courtesy of Corvette Blogger For over two years now, Chevrolet has had problems producing one of the most in demand Corvettes. First it was design issues, then a union strike, and when they finally came to an agreement, Covid hit. And Covid is still causing issues with suppliers leading up to this recent stoppage. GM initially announced a shutdown for the week of May 24th to May 31st over a parts supply issue that isn’t related to the worldwide microchip shortage, but the pause has now been extended through…

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C8 Corvette set to take on European Rivals

Image courtesy of Corvette Blogger The C8 Corvette has already taken on the best of the best super cars the world has to offer and done extremely well against them. According to GM, now it will take them on on their own turf. Last year GM announced that the C8 would start shipping to Europe in the second half of 2021, and they recently reconfirmed that it will indeed arrive in European showrooms in October. This will be the first time in Corvette history that both a left-hand drive and…

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