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[PICS] First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Sells at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach for $1 Million

On Friday at 6 pm EST, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible made its way to the center stage at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. Up for grabs was the right to buy the very first retail production Corvette Stingray Convertible when it becomes available later this year. In the front row sat Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid $1 million for first Stingray Coupe at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Advertiser Drive-By

by Keith Cornett on April 6, 2013

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Mid America Motorworks Planning 60 Days of Corvettes to Celebrate the Mark's 60th Anniversary

It’s not every day that someone turns 60, and when that “someone” is the Chevrolet Corvette, everyone wants to get in on the action.

Mid America Motorworks, a long-time supporter of the Corvette, has already started the party for its favorite car, and you don’t even have to leave home to take part in the fun.

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Tenneco's Emissions Control Sytems Provide the 2014 Corvette Stingray's signature Sound

Just about everything about the upcoming 2014 Corvette Stingray seems to be preceded by the word “first.”

Now here’s yet another part of the seventh generation Corvette that’s leading the way for other cars.

The Corvette’s standard exhaust system will be the first vehicle to use Tenneco’s electrical valve technology for sound tuning to provide a unique signature sound when you drive this exciting beast.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 5, 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Our DVR’s will be working overtime this weekend as we’ve got a 2nd big auction taking place. While Barrett-Jackson is in Palm Beach, Mecum Auctions will be in Houston, Texas this weekend for their second event there. The expanded event takes place Thursday, April 4th through Saturday the 6th at the Reliant Center. Velocity will have 6 hours of live coverage each of the 3 auction days.

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Kentucky OK's Tax Incentives for the Corvette Assembly Plant
Photo Credit: David W. Smith — Bowling Green Daily News

Good news for General Motors and its Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant where the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be built starting later this year.

Last Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Board approved tax incentives for several expanding companies, including GM.

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[PICS] The 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Last week we attended the New York Auto Show and were able to see the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. It made its American debut wearing Night Race Blue with the 3LT Brownstone interior. While We were very impressed by the new convertible model and its distinct “Corvette” profile, it was the interior that had us wagging our tongues. If you were impressed by the previous C7 interiors you’ve seen, the 3LT Brownstone redefines the standard of luxury available on the new Corvette.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

The Barrett-Jackson 2013 tour makes its annual spring stop in South Florida this Thursday through Saturday. If you didn’t discover a Corvette in your Easter basket last weekend you’ve got a chance to score one of the no reserve offerings available in Palm Beach. SPEED will air 18.5 hours of live TV coverage with additional Saturday coverage available via SPEED.com and some regional Fox Sports Networks.

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Chevrolet Inaugurates A New Corvette Club in the UAE

by Mitch Talley on April 1, 2013

Chevrolet Inaugurates A New Corvette Club in the UAE

The worldwide appeal of the Chevrolet Corvette was never more evident than during a recent event in Abu Dhabi, thousands of miles away from the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

An exclusive drag day event for Corvette owners helped kick off the Corvette UAE Club’s Chevrolet Knights chapter on March 15 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More than 100 Corvette owners and guests attended the event.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Shows Off Its Performance Cars Lineup at the New York Auto Show

On Wednesday afternoon at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet held its press conference to show off its new performance car lineup. As the crowd of journalists crowded into the North Hall of the Javits Center, we figured something special was in progress when Chevy reps started handing out ear plugs.

The presentation got started with a very loud video showing highlights of Chevrolet racing on the bowtie jumbo-tron. With the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe positioned in the middle of the stage under the bowtie, GM’s North American President Mark Reuss addressed the crowd.

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