A couple weekends ago at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Bob Bondurant was honored by Corvette for all his contributions to the brand which span more than 50 years! As part of the festivities, the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving was loaned a couple of 2014 Corvette Stingrays by Chevrolet and provided hot laps at Laguna Seca throughout the day.
Awards & Accolades
It’s not often we toot our own horn around here, but we learned this week that our site was named one of the top 50 auto blogs in North America. Our actual rank in the Top 50 is #24 so basically we’re in the top 25 of all auto blogs in North America. That’s a great honor and we certainly wouldn’t be there without you, our loyal visitors.
Back in January at the North American International Auto Show, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to much applause.
Well, the applause for the already highly praised seventh-generation Corvette might grow even louder at that show in January 2014.
That’s when the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced.
A living legend in the Corvette world will be honored this fall when he is inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
Ron Fellows and five other Canadians – the late Bob Armstrong, Jimmy Carr, Tom Walters, and Jon and Sharon Fletcher – will be inducted during a ceremony in Toronto on Sept. 28, 2013.
Strategic Vision announced the winners of their 18th annual Total Quality Awards last week. Just like last year, the Chevrolet Corvette Coupe took best of show honors in the Premium Coupe category. The C6 also topped the Premium Convertible/Roadster division as well. For the first time in more than 10 years, domestic cars make up a majority of the Total Quality Award winners.
Chevrolet got some good news and some bad from Consumer Reports in its annual Car Brand Perception survey.
In the survey, Consumer Reports lists each automaker’s highest-rated vehicle – and its lowest-rated.
Fortunately for Corvette fans, the Z06 was Chevy’s highest rated with a score of 92.
Back in 1974 when he borrowed $500 and started selling Corvette items like owner’s manuals and T-shirts out of the trunk of a borrowed car at swap meets and Corvette shows, Mike Yager could never dream 38 years later he’d be the Chief Cheerleader of the wildly successful Mid America Motorworks.
But it’s no dream.
In fact, at the prestigious Bloomington Gold in Champaign, Illinois from June 28-30, 2013, Yager will be inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall, the most prestigious recognition of people and cars in Corvette’s history.
For a high-powered sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t act like it at the gas pump.
Now comes word that the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where the Corvette is put together is pretty energy-efficient, too.
The Bowling Green facility has become one of 54 to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Our friends at Mid America Motorworks have picked up another prestigious award.
Mid America, which is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket parts for Corvettes, has just been named the winner of the 2012 eBay Motors People’s Picks Award for Best Source for Restoration Parts.
As the Chevrolet Corvette enters the last year of the C6 generation, it’s surprising to see that the popular sports car – which has earned kudos for its quality for years – has suddenly landed on the listing for Least Reliable listing in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.
Our research on the Web couldn’t turn up the reason for this sudden poor rating, but at least the Corvette can take solace in the fact that muscle cars in general appear to have had a rough year.