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During yesterday’s qualifying sessions at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Tommy Milner and the No. 4 Corvette C7.R led the factory-backed team with a time of 1:22.711 and will start fourth in class when the Green Flag drops this afternoon.

Antonio Garcia piloted the No.3 Corvette C7.R to P7 but after an engine was diagnosed with an issue after qualifying and was replaced, the points leaders in GTLM will be starting P8 at the back of the grid.

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April 2015 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 1, 2015

April 2015 Corvette Sales

Great sales numbers continue for the Chevrolet Corvette!

This morning, GM posted the monthly sales numbers for April 2015. For the month, GM reported 3,469 Corvettes were delivered. This is slightly down from last April’s number of 3,514 for a net change of -1.3%. Despite the slight drop, last month’s sales figures rank 3rd on our chart for April sales since 2006.

For the calendar year (January-April), a total of 11,986 have been delivered. This is 2.5% higher than the 11,693 Corvettes delivered in 2014.

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We treat our Corvettes like babies.

Now this video produced by ExxonMobil takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Corvette “birthing” process, including the first bottle given to the new “infant” – full of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil, not milk!

The video is particularly significant now because Chevrolet just produced the 600,000th Corvette filled with Mobil 1 motor oil, a feat that took 21 years to accomplish.

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Visit Zip Corvette Parts this Saturday for 'Cruising in the Fast Lane'

Our friends at Zip Corvette Parts are hosting their 4th annual “Cruising in the Fast Lane” open house at their facilities in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday. The showroom will be open from 10:00 to 3:00 pm and there is a 10% showroom discount available.

Last year over 400 Corvette friends made the visit to Zip’s showroom for a day of fun, food and of course, Corvettes!

There are no registration fees and a free lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There are also hourly door prize drawings and much more.

Zip Corvette is located at 8067 Fast Lane in Mechanicsville, VA, just minutes outside of Richmond. Visit them on the web at Zip Corvette and make sure to see all the pics from the event later on their Facebook page.

 

[VIDEO] Corvette Joyride Ends in Crash and Jail

by Mitch Talley on April 30, 2015

[VIDEO] Corvette Joyride Ends in Crash and Jail
Photo Credit: Newson6.com

It was bad news for both the driver and the passenger in a yellow Corvette that crashed in east Tulsa, Oklahoma early Wednesday morning.

The driver suffered a broken leg and had to be taken to the hospital, but the passenger (who actually owned the Corvette) had it even worse – he was arrested on outstanding warrants.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Going for Fourth Straight Monterey Win

Quartet of drivers have found Victory Circle each year since 2012

DETROIT (April 29, 2015) – Corvette Racing’s two-race California swing wraps up this weekend at a place where the team has found considerable success in the last decade. Mazda Raceway Laguna plays host to the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s fourth round, the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, and the last event before the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jeff Gordon to Drive the Corvette Z06 Indy 500 Pace Car

For the 13th time in the 99 years of Indianapolis 500 history, the Chevrolet will serve as the Pace Car for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”. The news came today from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway along with the announcement that four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon would be serving as the Pace Car’s driver.

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[PICS] New Wheel Options for 2016 Corvettes

by Keith Cornett on April 29, 2015

[PICS] New Wheel Options for 2016 Corvettes

Picking the right set of wheels for a Corvette is one of the most important choices of personalization an owner can make. Chevrolet has introduced a number of new wheel packages for the 2016 Corvette including a new standard wheel for the Stingray. So let’s take a look at the wheel options that will be available for the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06.

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Chevrolet has Produced Over 8,200 Corvette Z06s in 2015

At the National Corvette Museum’s Bash, we learned that 8,206 Corvette Z06s have been produced so far in 2015. That count is as of April 22nd, so by now that number has probably grown in the few days it’s taken us to digest this information.

Regardless of the Corvette Z06′s 2.95 second 0-60 mph time or a 1.2g lateral grip, when you get down to it, the most important number is how many can GM sell. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter called 2015 “The Year of the Z06″. Now we know why!

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[VIDEO] What’s New for the 2016 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on April 28, 2015

[VIDEO] What's New for the 2016 Corvette

Members of Chevrolet’s Corvette Team were at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash last week to rollout information about the 2016 Corvette and we were there with camera’s rolling to bring the full experience of the What’s News Seminar to those who couldn’t attend.

Presenting on behalf of the Corvette Team was Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles, Corvette Interior Design Manager Ryan Vaughan and Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche.

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