The 1958 Corvette owned by General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson raised $270,000 for charity after it was sold Friday, January 18th at Barrett-Jackson’s collector car auction in Scottsdale. Purchasing the Corvette was Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
After a busy couple of days in Detroit, the Torch Red 2014 Corvette Stingray made its way eastward to New York on Tuesday morning for a guest appearance on NBC’s Today show. The Stingray and Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter both braved wet weather as the new car got yet another introduction.
It was 60 years ago today that thousands of American’s gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to witness Chevrolet’s first foray into the world of sports cars. Dubbed the Corvette, the two seat sports car was an instant hit with the public and GM rushed into production the revolutionary fiberglass-bodied car six months later.
Celebrating that milestone today, Chevrolet brought the newest iteration of America’s sports car, the 2014 Corvette Stingray, to New York City where it will be reunited with that original Motorama Corvette at the Waldorf Astoria.
Since no one can buy a C7 Corvette any time soon, how would you like to have the next best thing sitting in your driveway before too long?
This week, the National Corvette Museum is raffling off a 2013 Night Race Blue Metallic ZR1 that even has a little more than the customary bling to it since it was the personal car of Corvette Exterior Designer Kirk Bennion. And you won’t have to wait long to find out if you’ll be picking it up – the drawing is set for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. Central Time.
At the 2014 Corvette reveal in Detroit, we were talking with Corvette’s Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion about the new car. He was holding the front license plate holder and wanted to show us how those who live in a state that mandates a front license plate would affix it to their C7 Corvette.
The excitement and anticipation of the first all-new Corvette in nearly a decade continues to gain momentum as the unveiling of the C7 approaches Sunday night.
With the seventh-generation Corvette due to be unveiled Sunday and more than 20 other vehicle launches planned globally in 2013, General Motors announced today that it will also begin a new Chevrolet advertising campaign next month.