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GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission

by Yoav Gilad on September 26, 2013

GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission

We knew the C7 Corvette’s A6 automatic transmission was going to be phased out at some point and speculation has been rampant that a new, 8 speed transmission would replace it. After all, GM has been talking about the upcoming 8-speed for a while now. However, it now seems that the Vette’s next automatic might just be a clutch-less manual.

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[PICS] Surf, Sand and Corvettes – Life is Good in Ocean City, NJ

by Guest Contributor on September 26, 2013

[PICS] Surf, Sand and Corvettes - Life is Good in Ocean City, NJ

Article contributed by Lance Miller / Corvettes at Carlisle

Nothing like coming back to the area you call home especially when the Boardwalk Corvette Club of Atlantic City is hosting their annual Corvette event right on the Boardwalk of Ocean City, NJ. Yes, that day, you can actually drive your Corvette on to the Boardwalk, park, and enjoy the magnificent scenery, the most delicious food, the people and of course the Corvettes.

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[VIDEO] Driver Flees After Crashing Corvette into an Apartment Building

Last week was definitely a bad time to be a building in Buffalo, N.Y.

A customized silver C5 Corvette became the third vehicle in less than a week to crash into a structure in that city.

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[PICS] Corvette Funfest 2013 Delivers a Memorable Milestone Celebration

Mid America Motorworks’ Corvette Funfest was held last week and by all accounts it was a huge success. Mid America tells us that Corvette enthusiasts from 42 states and 3 foreign countries converged in Effingham, IL for the celebration of milestones. Those milestones were the the 20th Annual Funfest, the 40th anniversary of Mid America and the 60th Anniversary of the Corvette!

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New Spy Photos of the 2015 Corvette Z07 Reveal More Details

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2013

New Spy Photos of the 2015 Corvette Z07 Reveal More Details

New spy photos published today by Autoweek appears to reveal many new details regarding the highly anticipated 2015 Corvette Z07. The Corvette in the photos are well covered in camouflaged fabric, but we were still able to catch a glimpse of the how the new front end might look as well as the rear brake cooling ducts. Plus, this Corvette has some really big brakes!

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[ACCIDENT] Arizona County Official's Red C5 Corvette Damaged in Crash
Photo Credit: Lydia Guzman

An accident involving a county government leader made some news earlier this month in Arizona.

Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox’s red C5 Corvette convertible (with light oak top) is smiling a little sideways these days – with the front bumper knocked loose and hanging on by only one side and the passenger’s side of the hood pointing toward the sky now.

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Rick Hendrick Picks Up First Production 2014 Corvette Stingray

Can you imagine the excitement for Rick Hendrick on Friday?

That’s when he finally took delivery of the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray that he had purchased way back in January during the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Arizona.

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Chevrolet to Build 500 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertibles

Back in June, the Corvette Team unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Coupe at the National Corvette Museum. The special launch edition coupes are all Laguna Blue with the 3LT Brownstone Interior and a Black Stinger hood graphic and 500 will be produced and allocated to dealers.

In our interview with Corvette/Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick last Friday, we learned that once the Corvette Stingray Convertibles start production, 500 Convertible Premiere Editions will be built for dealers as well.

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CorvetteBlogger Talks with GM's John Fitzpatrick about Shipping and Quality Assessments on the 2014 Corvette Stingray

On Friday morning, we sat down with Corvette/Camaro’s Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick and Chevrolet Communications’ Monte Doran to talk about the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Specifically, we wanted to discuss how the shipping process was working as well as try to get some additional answers on the Quality Assessments that each of the Corvette Stingrays is undergoing before shipment to the dealers.

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[PIC] Hey, Is That a GoPro Camera mounted on the Corvette Stingray Testing at the Nurburgring?

Chevrolet Europe posted a tweet on Friday about the 2014 Corvette Stingray undergoing suspension testing on the wet track at the Nurburgring. We looked at the photo and then enlarged it for a better view. Low and behold, there’s a GoPro HD Camera mounted low and behind the driver’s front tire!

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