In commemorating the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first class win at Le Mans, GM built a very special one of one tribute to the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. VIN #00001 shares the same exterior cues including the twin stipes over the hood, roof and trunk and the #3. A special graphic on the B-pillar features a 50th Anniversary logo and then dates 1960 and 2010.
This afternoon, GM’s Corvette Team presented the new 2011 Corvette to several hundred owners and enthusiasts at the Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash in Bowling Green. One of the themes for the 2011 rollout is that Corvette buyers will have more choices than ever to personalize their Corvettes inside and out with a host of new options. Previous options that were restricted to certain models like Magnetic Selective Ride Control are also being made available on all models.
GM’s new commercial features CEO Ed Whitacre walking through an auto plant as he tells us that GM has repaid its government loans five years ahead of schedule. The commercial shows many of the successful cars and trucks in the GM lineup with a heavy dose of Malibu. At one point during Whitacre’s stroll, you can see what we think is a Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 in the background. Although relegated to the role of extra, we appreciate that Corvette was in the mix, however briefly. Check out the video after the jump.
Kirk Bennion – GM’s Corvette Exterior Design Engineer – attended the 30th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show in Panama City hosted by the Circle City Corvette Club at the end of March. In his presentation, Kirk shows the evolving design of the Corvette that became the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition. You’ll see a couple of designs that didn’t make the cut as well as learn how the movie “Underworld” played a role in creating the overall look of the Z06 Carbon.
After months of political wrangling, The Kentucky Senate voted 100-0 to name the Corvette the State’s official sports car. The House had already passed the measure and the bill is now off to the desk the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to be signed into law.
Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter discuss the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition and show us how technology transfers from Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs to the production street cars and then back again.
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We’ve just completed a frame-off restoration of CorvetteBlogger.com and are pleased to have officially launched the new website. We’ve been planning this for months and with over 1,500 blog posts and nearly 5,000 images, it wasn’t the easiest move to make. The new website features many improvements and updates and so here is a quick tour of what’s new!
- Improved header has navigation links to our top categories.
- Search box to help you find that post or topic you were looking for.
- Slightly larger and easier to read font.
- Simplified the content on the right sidebar.
- A toolbar on each post contains links for printing, comments or connecting with social media websites.
- Our footer contains links to our friends, a contact form, tag cloud and our recent tweets from Twitter.
Most importantly, we made it easier to connect with you, our readers. It’s now much easier to leave comments and no registration is required.
As with every frame-off restoration, we are occasionally stumbling upon something that needs a bit more work. If you find something that doesn’t look quite right or if a page is broken, please let us know so we can get that fixed.
Lastly, I’d like to give a shout out to Daniel at 1Serpent who undertook this resto-mod project and turned it into a real show stopper. He went the extra mile for us and his work is much appreciated.
Visitors to the National Corvette Museum can participate in a new, first-in-the-nation, driving simulator that is open to the general public who visit the museum. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined NCM’s Executive Director Wendell Strode, GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Bob Parcell and a who’s who of Bowling Green dignitaries to have the official ribbon cutting for the driving simulator.