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New Corvette Incentives and an Update on Crystal Red/Cyber Gray Production

Thanks to our friends at Kerbeck Corvette for providing us with the latest Corvette incentives from Chevrolet as well as an update on Crystal Red Metallic and Cyber Gray production. Trust me when I say it’s good news on all fronts.

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August 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 6, 2011

August 2011 Corvette Sales

The monthly sales figures were released by General Motors last week and Corvette sales dipped to its lowest number in seven months. In August, there were 936 Corvettes sold, a decline of -17.5% over the 1,135 Corvettes sold during the same month in 2010. For the year, Corvette sales continue to run 5% ahead of 2010 with a total of 9,123 Corvettes sold during the 2011 calendar year.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Celebrates 30th Anniversary

by Keith Cornett on September 5, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Bowling Green Assembly Plant celebrated its 30th anniversary of producing America’s favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. Workers wearing red shirts gathered outside the facility and formed a giant bowtie for a commemorative photo. Here’s a news report from Bowling Green’s WBKO-TV about the anniversary and we hear from Plant Manager Dave Tatman who voiced his appreciation for the support the plant receives from the surrounding communities.

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[VIDEO] Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Walk-Around of the 2012 Corvette

For those that weren’t able to attend this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle show, here is the video from Friday of GM’s Corvette Team doing a walk-around of the 2012 Corvettes. Although many have seen these presentations at different shows and races around the country, we can always glean some new information from the team.

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Corvettes at Carlisle: GM Shows Off New GCA Wheels and Stripes

Corvettes at Carlisle provided GM’s Corvette Team the perfect backdrop to show off some new accessories, especially on the show’s new namesake color, the 2012 Corvette Grand Sport in Carlisle Blue. Shown on the Grand Sports were the new Torque 2 wheels and a stripe package which can be ordered at Chevy dealers through the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog.

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July 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 3, 2011

July 2011 Corvette Sales

GM released July’s sales report yesterday and we continue to like what we see. Sales of Corvettes remained steady at 1,291, just nine less than June’s total of 1,299. The July 2011 figure is also 7.7% better than the 1,199 Corvettes sold in July 2010. For the calendar year to date, Corvette sales are pacing 8.4% higher than 2010 with a total of 8,187 Corvettes sold January-July.

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GM Wind Tunnel: A Closer Look

by Guest Contributor on August 2, 2011

GM Wind Tunnel: A Closer Look
Photo credit: Wired.com

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Back on Wednesday we showed you the video of LMR’s 1,800rwhp Texas Mile C6 undergoing testing in the GM wind tunnel. In addition to watching some of the aero evaluations going on, the wind tunnel staff led us on a tour of their immense facility. We’ll take a detailed look at the GM wind tunnel after the break.

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Final 2011 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on July 22, 2011

Final 2011 Corvette Production Statistics
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

It’s one of our favorite times of the year as GM releases the final production statistics for the 2011 model year. As we told you at the beginning of the month, GM’s wrapped up production of the 2011 Corvette in June and the final count for all Corvettes produced in the 2011 model year was 13,596. That was an 11.5% increase over the 12,194 Corvettes sold during the 2010 model year.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth in Lime Rock ALMS

As the Bowling Green Assembly Plant ramps up production of the 2012 Corvette, two of its most popular colors are noticibly absent from the order system. Cyber Gray and Crystal Red Metallic have been in the top four color choices for Corvette buyers in both 2010 and midway through 2011. But the Japenese earthquake damaged the plant that provided a key paint pigment and both colors have been sidelined ever since.

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June 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 2, 2011

June 2011 Corvette Sales

June is the traditional model year start for the Corvette and last month the new 2012 Corvette began rolling off the Bowling Green assembly line. The start of production of the 2012 model year singled the end of 2011 models and the final count of Corvette’s produced last year was 13,596 – an 11.5% increase over 2010′s 12,194 production total.

In June 2011, 1,299 Corvettes were delivered to new owners. That was -7.5% off the June 2010′s Corvette sales, which saw an increase in sales due to the introduction of the Grand Sport models. For the 2011 calendar year, Corvette sales are up 8.5% to 6,896. Last year’s numbers for the same time period were 6,355.

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