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OK, lots of info.

I'll state facts as I can think of them

Sonny is the man. What A GREAT GUY. Met fellow list member handle "Mike Mercury"

Plant production this week is scheduled for 135 units.

I saw the 1st carrier with 2002's leave the plant today at appox 9:30 am. I have pictures and will post Thurs night of Friday. None of the 2002 models have window stickers with the cars. Only a sticker that says "Property of General Motors" There was about 900 2002 in the lot according to Sonny. I saw at least 20 Carriers entering the storage lot. Anyone who had a car in the lot today can never claim it was never in the rain. It poured this morning.

Got to sign my car & even had some line workers sign it.

Line workers that I spoke with really like their jobs at the plant and really take pride in their work.

Was lucky enough to get from the plant, the very last copy of the July 3rd issue of Autoweek with the Z06 on the cover, and best of yet it was free.

I tried slipping a welder a 100 spot to pull my car and install a roll cage.

Joked with some of the line workers. When they found out it was my car, they joked about putting parts on upside down or backwards.

Tried to get them to throw in extra sets of calipers and rotors. Tommorrow I try to get them to throw in an extra set of wheels.

Hope to get my build sheet and some photos tommorrow morning.

Lots of Mil Yel cars on the line today. NO Electron Blue Z06's and only 1 Electron blue Coupe.

Saw fellow list members car sequence # 1038. I gave it a pack on the fender for you.

If anyone has any questions to ask at the plant post them here or send me an email no later thatn 10pm central time tonight.

Joe Harrington


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Hi Joe,

I enjoyed the same experience you are having
back in December. Say Hi to Sonny from Mike
in NH. If it is not too late you may want to write a little note on the build sheet that is hidden away in the front bumper support.
Enjoy!
 

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Joe,
If you take the tour tomorrow and go to the spot where the chassis and body come together, look for the biggest guy there. His name is Glenn Ray. Tell him Bob Baker said "HI" and that I was the guy that gave his wife her 1st ride in a C5 (last year at the Birthday Bash). I might see him later on this year when my Z06 goes down the line.
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I think I met Glenn when I was there.
He was doing the body chassis marriage on the
passenger side.
Speaking of the workers enjoying their jobs,
another employee told me that Glenn has never
missed a day of work in all the years he has been there.
 

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Joe,

My Black on Black #1165 should be there right now either finished or on the line. Please check it out for me, I'm so jealous. Let me know how she's doing. Tell her that the big 'Dogs has the room all ready for her and can't wait for her to come home to Poppa. I hope you are having a great time. Someday I too will make the pilgrimage, just couldn't do it this year. Say hi and thanks to all the line guys for me. Also, if the build sheet is available, I'd be forever indebted if it found its way to Florida.


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Joe,

Sounds like your having a great time! If you can dig up a build sheet on sequence #396, I would really appreciate it!!

Mark

ps. Did it ship?
 

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Joe:

Nice write up...thanks for the info!

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Joe,

Thanks for the info!! Sounds like you are having a GREAT time. I have no questions to ask, but you can tell Sonny I said hello and I hope he enjoys his retirement!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif
 

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Great Post!
I can't imagine what 900 Vettes together looks like, must really be a sight. I can't pick-up my 02 Seq# 2816, so maybe I'll go see the plant next spring. Thanks for you post on plant capacity. You are one lucky dog, got to see your baby being born. Congratulations it's a .....Z06!

Bob
 

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Sounds like you're having fun !!!

It's great, isn't it ? Tell Sonny hello for me - I was there with Sonny for four days last year about this same time. He's a fantastic guy. Wish him well in his retirement.

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That is about as sweet as it gets. I asked if it was possible for me to be there when the car was built but at the time I didn't have any inside information. I also didn't know the right people to talk to.

Enjoy the ride.
 
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