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The Rumor Mill Heats Up Again with Talk of a Mid-Engine ZR1 Corvette

If you’ve been following Corvettes for sometime, you are probably aware of the oft-repeated rumor will basically goes like this: The next generation Corvette will feature a mid-engine design. As in the engine goes behind the seats, but in front of the rear axle.

Motor Trend came out yesterday with a “hot scoop” saying they have multiple sources that tell them that Chevrolet is indeed working on the next version of the Corvette ZR1 and that it will be mid-engined. Not only that, but the C8 Corvette will also feature a mid-engine design as well.

We’ve seen this time and again, so what makes this time any different than previous mid-engine design rumors?

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[POLL] You have $25,000. What Corvette do you buy?

by Steve Burns on August 15, 2014

[FRIDAY POLL] You have $25,000. What do you buy?

The Friday Poll is back!

After a great response last week it’s time to survey the CorvetteBlogger Nation again to get your opinions on various Corvette topics. Since this is Monterey week, home of the highest of high end car events – including auctions, we want to know what’s going in your fantasy garage based on a given budget.

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[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive

by Steve Burns on August 15, 2014

[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive

On Wednesday we participated in yet another edition of the annual Corvettes on Woodward charity food drive. Hundreds of Corvettes gathered to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. Each year the get together takes place on the Wednesday night prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise and has developed into the main event in what is now a 3-day celebration of Corvette and cars in general.

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Indy Car Driver Helio Castroneves Cruises Detroit's Woodward Avenue in a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Although the annual Woodward Dream Cruise doesn’t officially start until Saturday, that hasn’t stopped Corvette fans from hitting the historic avenue a bit early.

Detroit’s Fox 2 reporter Amy Andrews interviewed Indy car driver and this year’s winner of the Detroit Grand Prix Helio Castroneves, who was driving an Arctic White 2014 Corvette Stingray with black racing stripes down Woodward Avenue this morning at 7:30 am.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to an End

by Keith Cornett on August 11, 2014

2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to End

It was rocking year for the 2014 Corvette Stingray and now it has come to an end.

Production of the 2014 Model Year Corvette officially ended on Friday, August 8th and its the 2015 Corvette Stingray that is now heading down the assembly line in Bowling Green.

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A Group of Aspiring Engineers Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Who knows? Perhaps one of the college students who recently took part in a unique learning experience at the Corvette Assembly Plant will come back one day and help General Motors design its C8 or C9 Corvette.

The aspiring engineers – members of the National Society of Black Engineers – belong to three chapters of NSBE at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh.

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Corvette Funfest to Feature 38 Special; Registration Extended

Get ready for some really “Special” times at the Corvette Funfest next month.

The longtime rock band 38 Special will be performing at the Funfest on Sept. 20 as part of the “World’s Largest Corvette Party” put on by Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Ill.

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C7 Corvette Stingray Vandalized with Paint Stripper

by Keith Cornett on August 4, 2014

Corvette Stingray Vandalized with Paint Stripper

It’s very sad that someone who works hard and enjoys nice things can’t have them because people are jerks.

Renee Hughes of Hoover, Alabama found that out when she woke up Friday morning to find that her Black 2014 Corvette Stingray had been vandalized by someone who poured paint stripping gel all over her new car.

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July 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 1, 2014

July 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the sales report for July 2014 this morning and Corvette sales remain strong as the 2014 Corvette model year winds down. The report show 3,060 Corvettes were sold during July 2014, a 356% increase over the 671 C6 Corvettes sold in July 2013. Compared against June 2014′s 2,723 Corvettes sold and we see a 12.4% increase.

For the calendar year 2014, 20,804 Corvettes have been delivered between January 1st and July 31st, a 227.9% increase over the sales of 6,344 C6 Corvettes during the same time period in 2013.

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Reviews the Corvette Stingray and Calls it a Masterpiece

We wondered when Top Gear’s British pontificator Jeremy Clarkson would give his low-down on the new Corvette Stingray.

Well, we don’t have to wait any longer, and believe it or not, Mr. Clarkson speaks very highly of Chevrolet’s latest creation from across the ocean.

“I’m going to make no bones about this,” he writes. “I drove the Stingray to, and then round, the Top Gear test track the other day, and while I admit that a clear blue sky can make any drophead seem acceptable, I absolutely loved it.”

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