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[PICS] Tornado Destroys Two Corvettes in Rural Iowa

by Keith Cornett on June 28, 2010

Tornado Destroys Two Corvettes in Rural Iowa

Two Corvettes were destroyed by a tornado that swept through countryside outside Sibley, Iowa on June 25th. The owners, Henry and Twyla Bents survived the store by taking shelter in their basement.

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C7 Corvette to Debut with New 5.5L 440 hp V8 Powerplant

Sources within GM have told Motor Trend that the C7 Corvette will be one of the first cars to feature the next-generation small block V8. General Motors recently announced its investment of $890 million to develop and manufacture the powerplant. The new V8 will feature aluminum blocks and heads, direct injection and a new combustion system.

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Corvette Designer Kirk Bennion's 2011 Inferno Orange Z06

Corvette’s Head Designer Kirk Bennion has a new ride this summer: A 2011 Inferno Orange Corvette Z06. The Corvette is outfitted with stripes from the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog and are Cyber Gray in color. We agree that the color matches well with the first year Inferno Orange as does the black front splitter and rear body-length spoiler.

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Governor Signs Bill Naming Corvette Official Sport Car for the State of Kentucky

With hundreds of Corvette plant assembly workers looking on, Governor Beshear signed into law House Bill #104 declaring the Chevrolet Corvette the Official Sports Car of the State of Kentucky. Gov Beshear appropriately used an Arctic White Corvette ZR1 as his podium for the signing event at the assembly plant.

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Corvette Assembly Plant to Forgo Annual Summer Shutdown

The Bowling Green Assembly Plant is one of nine plants that will remain open throughout the summer as GM works to meet customer demand. Like all GM assembly plants. BGAP normally schedules an annual summer shutdown during the first two weeks of July for maintenance or performing upgrades that is can only do when the assembly line is silent. But due to low inventories, GM will keep producing vehicles.

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Rossi SixtySix Fuses Classic Corvette Sting Ray Looks with C6 Technology

Almost two years ago the world was introduced to the Rossi SixtySix, a C6 Corvette refitted with custom panels that borrow some of the best design features of the 1963-67 Sting Rays while updating the mid-year look for the 21 century. No longer just a dream, the Rossi SixtySix project is tooled up and well underway with the first car, a Pearl White Split Window Coupe making its public debut this Sunday at Detroit’s EyesOn Design benefit.

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Final 2010 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on June 16, 2010

Final 2010 Corvette Production Statistics

Production of the 2010 Corvette model has wrapped up and GM has released the final production statistics for the 2010 Corvette model year. The final count of Corvettes produced for MY 2010 is 12,194. That’s a decrease of 28.1% from 2009′s 16,956 production and a whopping 65.5% off the 35,310 Corvettes produced in 2008.

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Crew Chief Dan Binks Shows Off the Corvette Garage At Le Mans

During this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the #63 Corvette’s Crew Chief Dan Binks took over the broadcast on SPEED for a few minutes to show us the inner workings of the Corvette Garage.

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#64 Corvette to Start on the Pole at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Richard Prince/GM Racing Photo

Initial qualifying was the Risi Competizione Ferrari, then Corvette #64, Corvette #63 and Ferrari again.

Reason is unknown at this time but Risi Competizione has been sent to the back of the grid following inspection after qualifying. This leaves the # 64 Corvette on the pole with #63 C6.R second!

Oliver Gavin confirmed it on Facebook it we now have confirmation from from Corvette Racing after the jump.

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2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

by Keith Cornett on June 10, 2010

2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

Thursday Practice/Qualifying Times:

       1pm-3pm EST – Qualifying
       4pm-6pm EST – Qualifying(night)