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[PICS] The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN)

by Steve Burns on November 20, 2012

[PICS] The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN)

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show is in now the books and it was another phenomenal event. The 2-day indoor show in Chicago attracted hundreds of the country’s finest Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs. We already teased you with a few show photos on Facebook and Twitter, and now a more extensive show gallery awaits you after the break.

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[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM’s LT1 V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on November 19, 2012

[VIDEO] Jordan Lee Talks about GM's LT1 V8 Engine

Last month’s unveiling of the new Gen 5 LT1 V8 engine to the media was the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication by the small block engineering team lead by Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer and Program Manager for the small block engine family. Jordan has a long history with the fifth-generation small block engine which he recently shared on Faces of GM.

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Every Line Matters: Aerodynamics Optimized on the All-New 2014 C7 Corvette

When General Motors unlocked the first video trailer called Conception from the C7 Corvette countdown site, www.one13thirteen.com, one of the memorable clips showed the GM wind tunnel and the tag line “Every Line Matters.” That of course refers to the aerodynamics of the brand new Corvette. The body has been redesigned but the redesign’s purpose was more than just providing a new look – every line, vent, inlet and surface area has been optimize to make the C7 Corvette the most aerodynamic Corvette ever.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

by Steve Burns on November 16, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Anaheim

Mecum Auctions takes their quest to sell every car ever produced west this weekend for their inaugural Anaheim, California event. Around 70 Corvettes are up for adoption this Thursday through Saturday as part of the 800 car docket. You can watch 18 hours of live coverage of the event on Velocity.

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[VIDEO] Conception – The 2014 C7 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 15, 2012

[VIDEO] Conception - The 2014 C7 Corvette

In counting down to the official reveal of the 2014 C7 Corvette, Chevy has launched www.one13thirteen.com to showcase details of the new sports car before its made public. The first video on the site was unlocked this morning and its called “Conception”.

The video features Corvette Team member Kirk Bennion talking about how form follows function. “Performance cars are definitely all about form follows function” Kirk says and then he adds “but I would say that beautiful form follows performance driven function”.

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DVR Alert: Callaway Corvettes on MotorWeek

by Steve Burns on November 15, 2012

DVR Alert: Callaway Corvettes on MotorWeek

TV’s longest running automotive series, MotorWeek, will feature 2 Callaway Corvettes on an episode debuting this week on PBS stations. The show will subsequently air on the Velocity and SPEED networks. Tune in to see the MotorWeek crew put a 25th anniversary SC620 and a SC652 427 Convertible through their paces.

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Zip Corvette Now Has C7 Corvette Apparel

by Keith Cornett on November 14, 2012

Zip Corvette Now Has C7 Corvette Apparel

Just in time for the holidays or for the January 13th unveiling, Zip Corvette has C7 apparel now available for order. Be among the first to wear the C7 Corvette logo on a great selection of hats, polo’s and t-shirts. There’s even a cut t-shirt for the ladies!

Pre-order your C7 apparel today and check out Zip Corvette’s online C7 catalog for even more new C7 apparel that will be added in the days ahead. Shipping will begin the week of November 26.

 

2014 C7 Corvette to Receive 8-Speed Transmission From Japanese Supplier Aisin

When the 2014 C7 Corvette becomes available next year, it’s widely believed that buyers of the all-new sports car will have their choice of a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The new 8-speed automatic transmission will be built at GM’s Toledo, Ohio transmissions plant and is expected to be shared by Corvette, select Cadillacs and other models across the GM lineup. However, in a report yesterday at Motor Trend, sources said the new transmissions won’t be ready for another year, so GM has partnered with the Japanese company Aisin to provide the automatics for C7 Corvette’s first year of production.

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2013 Corvette with 108 Miles Seized in Washington Drug Bust

A Washington state man is in jail, minus his special edition 2013 Corvette and 8 pounds of marijuana worth $30,000 on the street.

That loot plus tens of thousands of dollars in cash was seized Friday after the execution of a search warrant in Grayland, Washington by Pacific County sheriff’s deputies.

Authorities didn’t say what would happen to the car, but someone may eventually get a good deal on the Yellow Grand Sport Corvette, which has been driven only 108 miles!

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CSP Expands Plant and Adds 50 Jobs to Make Body Panels for the 2015 Corvette

The C7 Corvette continues to produce more good economic news every day, it seems.

For example, the company chosen to produce the exterior body panels and structural composite components for the highly anticipated new Corvette announced today it will expand its operations in Huntington, Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015.

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