[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Z06 Carjacked and Shot at by Police as Thieves Try to Escape

[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Z06 Carjacked and Shot at by Police as Thieves Try to Escape


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.

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of June 26th

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of June 21th


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.

Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Takes on the Nurburgring in VLN Series

Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Takes on the Nurburgring in VLN Series


The new Callaway C7 GT3 will make its debut this weekend in the German-based VLN series, which is unique because its only circuit for competition is the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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.

Corvette Museum Offers Look at Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department

Corvette Museum Offers Look at Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum


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.

[VIDEO] Daughter Restores 1960 Corvette in Honor of Her Late Father

[VIDEO] Daughter Restores 1960 Corvette in Honor of Her Late Father


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.

Recapping the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Recapping the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Charley Robertson


It’s been five days since the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and I think we all know what happened there with the ACO, Ford and Ferrari. And it’s not just Corvette fans saying that as you will see.

There has been much blow-back to the ACO and their so-called Balance of Performance updates as well as the shenanigans by Ford and Ferrari which include sandbagging races and the Le Mans test as well as poor sportsmanship at the end of the race. Is there enough outrage from the Le Mans BoP fiasco to enact changes in how the ACO/FIA as well as IMSA conducts its future Balance of Performance updates? We’ll have to wait to find out but I’m not holding my breath.

Here’s something Corvette Racing fans can be proud of. Throughout the week and during the race, knowing that our cars lacked the pace of the Fords and Ferrari, our Corvette Racing team acted and performed like the true professionals they are and we couldn’t ask for better ambassadors for the Corvette brand.

Now that the smoke has cleared and everybody is back at their respective homes, I wanted to offer this round up of 24 Hours of Le mans content featuring articles about the BoP fallout, Le Mans photos galleries and recaps from the drivers themselves.

Corvette Assembly Plant Receives Additional $290 Million Investment from GM

Corvette Assembly Plant Receives Additional $290 Million Investment from GM


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.

Corvette Ranks Third Overall in 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index

Corvette Ranks Third Overall in 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index


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.

Custom LT5 Powered 1955 Nomad Wagon is the Coolest Car at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast Auction

Custom LT5 Powered 1955 Nomad Wagon is the Coolest Car at Barrett-Jackson's Northeast Auction


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.

Five Questions with GM’s Global Design Chief Ed Welburn

Five Questions with GM's Global Design Chief Ed Welburn
Photo Credit: Charley Robertson


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.