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Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2014

Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

It’s time for the Corvette community to rally around one of our own as an early morning fire Saturday destroyed the RPI Designs fiberglass plant in Beloit, Ohio.

RPI offers many C5/C6/C7 Corvette parts and accessories, ranging from custom body color painted parts to exhaust systems, grills, and more and says on its website that it’s shipped over 110,000 orders to satisfied customers since 1999.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the weekend blaze, which gutted the 8,000-square-foot plant that made plastic aftermarket parts for Corvettes and Camaros. No cause has been determined, but the building was insured.

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[VIDEO] Tailor-inspired Custom-Fit Covers Protect the C7 Corvette and Other GM Vehicles

We’ve all pointed excitedly whenever we spot a truckload of Corvette Stingrays coming down the interstate, all dressed up in their protective white covers.

Now, here’s the inside story about those “fancy suits.”

General Motors has joined forces with CoverCar, part of an Italy-based company, to create custom covers for some GM vehicles, including the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Cadillac ELR, and the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray Shown in White House Correspondents Skit

Remember that 2014 Velocity Yellow Corvette Stingray that was spotted wearing the Washington D.C. vanity plate “The VP”? Turns out it was for Vice President Joe Biden. At least, that’s the premise behind a video shown at Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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Thirty Years Later: Jim Glass Still Restoring and Racing Corvettes and Camaros
Photo Credit: Donna Kessler/RecordOnline

After 30 years of racing and restoring Corvettes and Camaros, Jim Glass Corvette Specialist Inc., Route 32, Kingston, N.Y., is like a living, breathing museum.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

by Steve Burns on May 2, 2014

The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

Last weekend’s Bash at the National Corvette Museum provided the perfect opportunity to assemble our latest edition of Corvette vanity plates. We love wandering the parking lots and show fields at any event to check out what Corvette owners have chosen to adorn their rides with. As usual, we weren’t disappointed by what we found.

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April 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 1, 2014

April 2015 Corvette Sales

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to talk about the monthly sales report from General Motors. For April 2014, Corvette sales continue their near record setting pace as 3,514 Corvettes were delivered last month. That is a 260.8% increase over the 974 Corvettes sold in April 2013. The sales for April 2014 was slightly higher with a 1% increase in sales over the 3,480 Corvettes sold in March 2014.

For the Calendar Year (January-April) 11,693 Corvettes have been delivered. That’s a 198.7% increase over the 3,915 Corvettes sold in 2013 over the same time period.

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Z06 and C7.R Design Seminar from the 2014 NCM Bash

Corvette Design Team Members Kirk Bennion and Ryan Vaughan hosted the C7 Corvette Z06 Design Seminar at the Corvette Museum’s Bash. There was also a discussion and slides showing the evolution of Corvette Racing’s identity from C6.R to C7.R as well.

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Supervettes SV7 Wide Body Kit Teased for Corvette Stingray

If you’re not satisfied with the looks and performance of the standard Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Z06 model, then SuperVettes might be the place for you to visit with your C7.

The Florida-based Corvette specialist currently offers wide body and performance upgrade kits for all C6 models, including the coupe, convertible, Z06, Grand Sport, and ZR1, and hoods, spoilers, and body kits for C5s.

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Corvette ZR-1 On Display at Mercury Marine Museum

by Mitch Talley on April 30, 2014

Corvette ZR-1 Featured at Mercury Marine Museum

When we think of Corvettes, we naturally think first of the National Corvette Museum.

But that’s not the only place you’ll find rare Corvettes on display.

Mercury Marine – which built the 5.7-liter, 375-hp LT5 engine that powered the legendary C4 ZR-1 in the late 1980s and early 1990s – marked its 75th anniversary with the opening of a museum in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Naturally, that museum features a prime example of the ZR-1 Corvette, done in a sinister black with its hood up to show off the LT5 engine.

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Country Music's Jake Owen Buys a Corvette Stingray and Visits the Plant and NCM
Photo Credit: Jake Owen @ twitter

Jake Owen will go “Anywhere With You” on an “Eight Second Ride” since these are definitely the “Days of Gold” for the rapidly rising country singer.

You might say this is definitely not “The One That Got Away” and Jake is probably in “Heaven” and hollering “Yee Haw” since he climbed behind the wheel of his beautiful new Corvette Stingray.

If you’re not a country music fan, we’ll take a moment to explain that we took the titles of some of Jake’s songs to make the sentences above.

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