It’s hard to believe, but we’re only about 120 days from the 2014 installment of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. If you’re looking to have your car judged or just attend as a spectator now’s the time to get your place in line. Registration for this year’s show opens up this Saturday, February 15th. The June 27-29th event will be making its 2nd stop this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.
A sinkhole under the gold SkyDome at the National Corvette Museum opened this morning and swallowed eight Corvettes in the Museum’s collection. The hole is estimated to be around 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep.
More on the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole including a list of the cars lost in the accident can be read here.
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The honors continue to roll in for the seventh generation Corvette Stingray.
The latest came last week during the Chicago Auto Show, and Tim Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Chevrolet, called it “a fabulous award and one that we are exceptionally proud to call our own.”
It doesn’t come with a trophy, but the new Corvette Stingray can still feel pretty good about itself after earning some pretty high praise from the folks at Autocar.co.uk.
“As car enthusiasts, we love the new Corvette Stingray,” says Autocar’s Steve Sutcliffe. “We think so much of it, in fact, that we’ve lined it up here beside the very best sports cars that Europe can offer, each of which has been handpicked to gauge just how good the new seventh-generation Corvette has become.”
The “Real McCoy” $2.3M Sale Postponed During Dispute of Ownership on Parts
More than the weather failed to cooperate for the world’s largest collector car auction, Dana Mecum’s 2700 car Kissimmee event held January 17th through January 26th. Each year hundreds of Corvettes change hands during the ten day event as thousands of collectors and enthusiasts leave the cold weather blanketing most of the country and make their pilgrimage to the event in sunny, warm Florida. This year, though hundreds of airline flights were cancelled due to the weather, the pilgrimage still managed to take place even though the pilgrims were greeted with sunny but not very warm weather in Florida, the attendance slipped by over 6% and sales dropped by over $8M, down 11.4%.
During last April’s Bash at the National Corvette Museum, my 14-year-old son and I met Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Dave Tatman for the first time.
Despite not knowing us from Adam, he took several minutes of his time during a very busy period to talk with us about the new C7 Corvette and even gave us his card, complete with his contact information.
Sadly, Mr. Tatman announced Tuesday that he has decided to retire from General Motors after 34 years, effective March 1.
We know that Joe Biden loves his 1967 Corvette. But after seeing the new Corvette Stingray and Z06 at last month’s NAIAS, we’re pretty sure that the country’s vice president has a severe case of Corvette Fever for the new models.
Our Corvette-loving Vice President was captured on video talking to the UAW Legislative Conference on Wednesday. After highlighting several new autos from the different automakers, Biden ask the crowd to indulge him as he makes some comments about the new Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Corvette Z06.
During last year’s filming of the second installment of Marvel Entertainment’s Captain America, we learned that one of the main characters would be driving a new Corvette Stingray. But you won’t have to wait for the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4th to see the new Corvette. The movie car will be make its world premiere along side 14 other Chevrolet cars and trucks at the Chicago Auto Show later this week.
Since 2009, Corvette America had been the Official Fun Field Sponsor at Carlisle but now will expand its presence by becoming the Official Presenting Partner for the 2014 event, which will be known as Corvettes at Carlisle Presented By Corvette America. The event will be held Aug. 22-24.