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Johnson Controls Develops Advanced Cluster Display for 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

One of the early favorite features of the new Corvette Stingray has been its impressive advanced cluster instrument display.

This week, we found out more about Johnson Controls, the company that helped General Motors co-develop the cluster display.

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Nurburgring Lap Times, Jim Mero and the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Over the last two weeks we’ve seen a couple videos of the 2014 Corvette Stingray working out on the Nurburgring. One of our posts on Facebook wondered aloud if GM vehicle dynamics engineer and Corvette Track Rat Jim Mero was in Germany. Based on these photos from Chevrolet Europe, we believe the answer is yes.

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The C4 Corvette Known as PinkVette to Be Auctioned for Cancer Patients

The PinkVette has generated a lot of green on its recent travels around the Northeast raising money to fight breast cancer.

The specially painted 1984 Corvette has spent the past 18 months as the cornerstone of the “Cruisin for a Cure” campaign that has already raised twice as much money as organizers had anticipated.

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Consumer Reports Drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 13, 2013

Consumer Reports Drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray

The early reviews continue to glow about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, and added to the list this week is an important one – Consumer Reports.

If you can live up to the standards set by this product-ranking giant, then you know you’re doing something right.

And Consumer Reports’ first time behind the wheel of a Stingray was favorable, according to a story just released on their website.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2013

[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

Here’s a great picture that shows just how fast the 1400-car shipping lot at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is filling with brand spanking new 2014 Corvette Stingrays. We understand that the Quality Control process has been very tight, but with this many Stingrays lined up and ready to go, it most likely means that the QC isn’t finding many issues and production is ramping up.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Beauties Parade at the Dragstrip

by Keith Cornett on September 12, 2013

[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Beauties Parade at the Dragstrip

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Here we have two beautiful icons from the 1960s. The first is obviously a 1969 Corvette Stingray with a wild custom paint job that makes us wish it was in color. And secondly, the mainstay of automotive events is Miss whatever-the-name-of-the-dragstrip.

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DVR Alert! New TV Show

A new original TV series called “Corvette Nation” will be making its debut Friday night at 7pm ET on Discovery’s Velocity channel. The 13-episode series dedicated to America’s favorite sports car will feature all sorts of events, people and of course the car that we love so much.

The first episode was shot during the Bloomington Gold Corvette show this past June so if you were there, make sure you tune in.

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[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno’s the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 12, 2013

[VIDEO] Motor Trend Dyno's the 2014 Corvette Stingray

How much horsepower will the C7’s new V8 engine be able to produce on the dyno?

Well, Jessi Lang with The J-Turn web show for Motor Trend wanted to find out so she took a 2014 Corvette Stingray to the K&N facility. With Robert “Pops” Calles, product tech with K&N, behind the wheel, the blue Z51 was taken to the limit on the dyno, literally.

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Apollo XII Astronaut's 1969 Corvette to be Displayed at the Corvette Chevy Expo

We’ve all heard of the AstroVentilation that was used to keep passengers cool in the 1960s and 1970s, sort of a poor man’s air conditioner. But Austin Reed of Texas has an “AstroVette.”

His unusual 1969 Corvette originally belonged to astronaut Alan Bean – the fourth man to walk on the moon nearly 44 years ago – and will be on display Sept. 28-29 at the Corvette Chevy Expo at the Dallas Market Hall.

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The Quest Documentary to be shown Sept 22 at the Ocean City Boardwalk Corvette Show

Corvette enthusiast Lance Miller will continue his own quest to fill his late father’s dream with a fundraising appearance on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Ocean City, N.J.

Lance, of course, is the son of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller, whose dream of honoring the historic 1960 No. 3 Corvette racer was cut short by a rare disease called amyloidosis.

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