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The Corvette Stingray has been a great story for Chevrolet, winning an unprecedented number of awards including being named the 2014 North American Car of the Year. But the Stingray is also beating its rivals where it counts – the dealership sales floors.
That noise you heard after the All-Star Game Tuesday night was the sound of young Corvette enthusiasts practicing on their hitting skills.
Who could blame them after the Most Valuable Player of this year’s game, the Angels’ Mike Trout, won a new Stingray for his outstanding performance?
Trout – who doubled, tripled, drove in two runs, and scored a run to lead the American League to a 5-3 win – actually had his choice of either a Stingray or a Silverado full-size pickup during the MVP award ceremony, but naturally the 22-year-old standout picked the latest rendition of Chevy’s popular sports car.
This you tube publisher named Lia goes by the name SSSniperWolf and has a pretty serious video channel with over 600.000 subscribers. While most of her videos are about gaming and cosplay, she posted this video showing off her new 2014 Corvette Stingray. The day she brings it home, she goes to work in her garage applying Plasti Dip to the front crossed flags emblems, the chrome grill trim and the wheels which gives it a nice blacked out look.
The driver of this red C4 Corvette convertible may have lost much more than his bumper after the car collided this week with a power pole and rolled at least once.
Back in 1989, I ordered my second new Corvette – a 1989 red on red coupe.
My girlfriend at the time and now my wife of 25 years (our anniversary is July 15, coincidentally) Cindy worked at a day care center.
She knew, of course, that I had ordered a new Corvette and just happened to be looking out the window at work one afternoon when she saw a truckload of Corvettes pass by – with a shiny red one on the back! In those days, they didn’t come giftwrapped in a white cover like the C7s!
“I think I just saw your Corvette pass by!” she called excitedly to tell me.
Sure enough, it was.
Fast forward to last weekend, and classic car collector Luigi Capilupi had a similar moment – but just one that wasn’t quite as happy for the owner as my own story.
If you’d like for your new Stingray to have a special role in this year’s National Corvette Caravan, then the National Corvette Museum would like to talk to you.
The Museum is looking for four 2014 blade silver or cyber gray 2014 Stingrays that will then have the honor of leading huge Corvette Caravans into Bowling Green on Aug. 27.
Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend, but frankly, after hours of seemingly endless yard work and pool cleaning, we’re happy it’s Monday! And you know what happens on Mondays here at CorvetteBlogger? It’s time to show off some Midyear Corvettes with our weekly gallery of random C2 pictures. If you love the 2nd generation Corvette as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.
Seems to me when the new vs old comparisons are made, the old classic always comes out on top.
Autotrader.com compares the brand new C7 Corvette Stingray to the original Corvette Sting Ray, the 1963 Split Window Corvette Coupe.
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