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A Group of Aspiring Engineers Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Who knows? Perhaps one of the college students who recently took part in a unique learning experience at the Corvette Assembly Plant will come back one day and help General Motors design its C8 or C9 Corvette.

The aspiring engineers – members of the National Society of Black Engineers – belong to three chapters of NSBE at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh.

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July 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 1, 2014

July 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the sales report for July 2014 this morning and Corvette sales remain strong as the 2014 Corvette model year winds down. The report show 3,060 Corvettes were sold during July 2014, a 356% increase over the 671 C6 Corvettes sold in July 2013. Compared against June 2014′s 2,723 Corvettes sold and we see a 12.4% increase.

For the calendar year 2014, 20,804 Corvettes have been delivered between January 1st and July 31st, a 227.9% increase over the sales of 6,344 C6 Corvettes during the same time period in 2013.

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Chevy Working Out Details for the 2015 Corvette Z06 Engine Build Experience

The new 650-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 monster engine that will power the upcoming 2015 Corvette Z06 will be assembled in two locations.

But only the engines that are put together at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will be eligible for the build-your-own program, according to a report on Edmunds.com.

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Pricing for 2015 Corvette Stingray Announced
Photo courtesy of the National Corvette Museum

Late last week, GM released pricing to dealers for the 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible models as well as assorted options and accessories. The good news is that the non-Z51 Coupe and Convertible pricing for 2015 is the same as the final 2014 MSRP while the Z51 Coupe and Convertible models will see their starting MSRPs increase by $1,000 each.

For 2015, non-Z51 Corvette Stingray Coupes will start at $53,000 while its Z51 version will start at $58,000. The non-Z51 Convertible will begin at $58,000 and the Z51 version starts at $63,000. All four models still tack on the $995 delivery charge.

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Chevrolet Awards a Corvette Stingray Convertible to Baseball's All Star MVP Mike Trout

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.

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GM Fires the Corvette Assembly Plant's Longtime UAW President Eldon Renaud

The leader of the UAW chapter that authorized a potential strike at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant back in April has been fired by General Motors after 46 years as an employee.

Eldon Renaud, president of Bowling Green’s United Auto Workers Local 2164 for the past 32 years, had been leading the union’s recent concerns over safety and other issues at the Kentucky plant, where the highly popular seventh-generation Stingrays are being built.

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Former Corvette Assembly Manager Dave Tatman Named Head of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
Photo Credit: Bowling Green Daily News

The oil runs thick in Dave Tatman’s veins.

That’s why it’s no surprise that the recently retired general manager of the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green has already turned up in a new and exciting post related to the auto industry.

Tatman was named yesterday as the first executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association, which aims to promote the state as a world leader in the automotive industry.

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With all the discouraging news coming out of Detroit these days, thanks to millions of recalls, here’s a story that will bring a smile to a Chevy enthusiast’s face.

First, though, we have to go back to 1981. That when George Talley, in his late 30s, reported that his 1979 Corvette had been stolen just three miles from General Motors’ world headquarters in Detroit.

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June 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 1, 2014

June 2015 Corvette Sales

It’s the first of the month and that means its sales reporting time for the major auto manufacturers.

General Motors sales report for June 2014 shows 2,723 Corvettes were sold during the month. That’s 219.2% higher than the 853 Corvettes sold during the same month in 2013. June’s Corvette sales lagged approximately 605 units behind the 3,328 Corvettes sold in May 2014 for a decrease of -18.2% between the two months.

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GM Issues Recall for Corvette Stingrays Over Rear Shocks Issue

On Friday, GM issued a recall notice for four vehicles, one of which was the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Specifically, the potential issue has to do with the rear-shock absorbers in Stingrays with the FE1 or FE3 suspensions.

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