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[VIDEO] Celebration of Corvette's 60th Anniversary: Candles

Chevrolet just posted a new video on your their YouTube channel called “Candles” which features the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary Edition. As the length of the video is actually 30 seconds, we’re hoping to see this commercial run during this weekend’s broadcast of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Chevy To Celebrate 60 Years of Corvette at the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed

Although Corvette first made its introduction in January 1953 at the GM Motorama in New York City, the concept that took the country by storm – codenamed EX-122 – was actually built in 1952. Sixty years later, Chevrolet is planning to celebrate the occasion with events worldwide. Once of those celebrations is being planned when Chevrolet returns to the United Kingdom for the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

by Mitch Talley on March 7, 2012

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

Happy days are here again, at least for workers at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Folks like Todd Largent, who was laid off 3½ years ago, and other workers with recall rights, are being summoned back to work just in time for the seventh generation of America’s sports car expected to arrive next year.

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[VIDEO] Larry the Cable Guy Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Larry the Cable Guy’s Only in America TV show recently stopped in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he filmed a segment at the Corvette assembly plant. Larry proves that he wouldn’t be a good addition to the local labor force as we watch him touch a newly painted door and struggle with putting together a set of seat belts.

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Download the 2013 Corvette Order Guide

by Keith Cornett on March 6, 2012

Download the 2013 Corvette Order Guide

Chevrolet released the new 2013 Corvette Order Guide yesterday to dealers. The PDF shows all the various options and equipment groups that will be available for the Corvette in the upcoming model year. In addition to the new content, the guide also tells us what has been deleted and will no longer be available.

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February 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on March 2, 2012

February 2012 Corvette Sales

We got the new sales figures for February from General Motors yesterday and it looks as though Corvette Sales have rebounded from the dismal 629 Corvettes sold in January. In February, 927 Corvettes were delivered to new owners. This is slightly down from 2011′s 955 Corvettes sold. For the year, sales are running -7.2% off of 2011 with 1,556 total deliveries so far in 2012.

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Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

by Keith Cornett on February 29, 2012

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.

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Corvette Assembly Plant Announces Suspension of Tours

by Keith Cornett on February 24, 2012

Corvette Assembly Plant Announces Suspension of Tours

The National Corvette Museum recently posted the following notice on their facebook page about the tour schedule at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green:

All GM Corvette Plant tours will cease on September 14, 2012. The date for tours to resume has yet to be determined. Of course, you can always come visit us at the Museum! We are open daily, 8am-5pm.

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January 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on February 2, 2012

January 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motors issued their sales report and if you haven’t heard the news, it was a pretty dismal month for sales across the board for GM brands. While overall Chevy sales were down only -1.2%, sales of the Corvette dropped nearly -13% to 629 for the month, a number we haven’t seen since February 2010.

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First Crate Engine Build Experience Customer Assembles His Own 505-hp LS7

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

If you think it was complicated putting your kids’ toys together for Christmas, try talking to Jeff Kasper.

The California salesman recently became the first person to go through Chevrolet Performance’s new Crate Engine Build Experience, which lets customers take part in the construction of their engine at the General Motors Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., northwest of Detroit.

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