Jeremy Clarkson, one of the co-hosts of the BBC’s Top Gear auto show, has turned in his choice for the 2014 Car of the Year and it’s none other than the 2014 Corvette Stingray. We’ve come along way from the days when America’s Sports Car was nothing but a punching bag (or a literal target) for the British auto critic. The choice for the 2014 Car of the Year was announced in the magazine version of Top Gear in their annual awards issue which is out now.
Awards & Accolades
The new Corvette Stingray has been racking up award after award in the past couple of years.
Now the city where the seventh-generation Chevrolet sports car is assembled is finally getting some much-deserved recognition, too.
National Geographic has named Bowling Green, Ky., a Top 10 All-American City in its new book World’s Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations because of the Corvette-related attractions there, including the Corvette Assembly Plant, National Corvette Museum, and NCM Motorsports Park.
When Chevrolet launched the C7 Corvette, the American carmaker wanted the world to know how great a sports car it had built.
Apparently the world is getting the message.
For example, the 2014 Corvette Stingray has been named “Best Performance Coupe” in the Middle East Car of the Year awards.
The honors continue to roll in for the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray.
Car and Driver has just named the Stingray to its 2015 10Best Cars list and gushes on and on about the work that chief engineer Tadge Juechter and his crew have done with the car, almost to the point of being embarrassing.
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Autoblog’s editors have been busy checking out the latest technologies in this year’s batch of cars and trucks and have narrowed down the list to 14 finalists for its annual Technology of the Year award. One of those 14 finalists is the 2015 Corvette Stingray which made list with its new Peformance Data Recorder with Valet Mode.
Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.
That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.
During the Corvettes at Carlisle weekend, a number of people in the hobby ranging from media types like myself, members of the GM Corvette Team and selected Corvette vendors are given VIP status and sent out to the show field to pick a Corvette for the celebrity choice award. Winning a Celebrity Choice Award for an attendee is a big deal as not only does the winner receive an award, he gets to drive in the Celebrity Choice Parade by the Grandstands on Sunday.
It’s a huge responsibility and one we take serious here at CorvetteBlogger. For this year’s salute to Corvettes at Carlisle’s co-founder Chip Miller, we selected the white 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible owned by Dennis King as Keith’s Choice Award for 2014.