Here’s a scary way to “lose” your Corvette, but it could have been much, much worse for the owner.
Rob Helton says his blue C5 Corvette Z06 was carjacked at gunpoint about 3:40 p.m. Friday after he left a subdivision in Edgewood, N.M.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s Delivery Dispatch, Mike shares a few of his deliveries including one of the last Brownstone interiors to come out of Bowling Green. We also see a few of the 2017 Grand Sports on display at Bloomington Gold as well as Mike’s collection of old photos and throwbacks.
The Callaway is being entered Saturday in the fourth round of the VLN series by Leingarten-based team Callaway Competition, which is being backed by American company Whelen Engineering, specialists in audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and other industries.
Taking care of the National Corvette Museum’s ever-growing collection of cars is a task that Daniel Decker absolutely loves.
Who can argue with him? After all, what mechanic wouldn’t enjoy special projects like pulling and resealing the transmission of the 2002 Corvette Z06 donated by Ivan and Mary Schrodt?
Or rebuilding the carburetor on the 1954 Corvette donated by Lori Hale in memory of her husband Morey?
Or fixing the compressor on the 2003 50th Anniversary car donated by Craig and Sharon Conde?
Or repairing the internal broken axle shafts in the rear differential on the 1972 Corvette race car gifted by Richard and Holly Anderson?
Well, you get the idea. The work goes on and on for Decker and the new Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department at the Museum.
Way back in 1974, Ron Fletcher’s 1960 black Corvette convertible broke down when he and his wife, Gerilyn, were on their way home from a trip to the East Coast.
They managed to get the car back to their garage, where Ron promptly dismantled the engine and put it in boxes.
He hoped to restore the car one day, but then health issues derailed those plans. He wound up passing away eight years ago.
General Motors has announced this morning that it will invest $290 million into the Bowling Green Assembly Plant with the money going to upgrade and modify the plant’s vehicle assembly operations with new technologies and processes.
The new investment is on top of the $439 million currently being spent to build a new state-of-the-art paint shop which is slated to open in April 2017.
The Made in America Automotive Index is produced by Associate Professor Frank DuBois at American University’s Kogod School of Business and it ranks automobile models based on seven data points to determine how much the domestic economy is responsible in the manufacture of those vehicles. The study improves upon the American Automotive Labeling Act (AALA) figures that are posted on window stickers of new vehicles as required by law.
The seven criteria that the Kogod study considers includes profit margin, labor, research and development and inventory as well as location of the engine and transmission production and source of body, chassis and electrical components.
Barrett-Jackson kicks off their inaugural Northeast Auction this week in Incasville, Conn., at the Mohegan Sun casino. While perusing their outstanding list of 42 Corvettes on the docket (thanks to our friends at Vette-N-Vestments for the list), a classic hybrid restomod caught our eye.
Take a spin with Ed Welburn in this recent five-question interview with the Associated Press.
On June 30, Welburn will end a very successful and lengthy career with General Motors, including a current stint as the sixth design chief in the company’s 108-year history.