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Fortune Magazine: Corvette Stingray - A Harbinger of GM's Turnaround?

The seventh-generation Corvette continues to earn positive reviews from the media.

The latest to jump aboard the Stingray bandwagon is Fortune Magazine.

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[STOLEN] 1962 Corvette Stolen In Pacific Grove, CA

by Mitch Talley on August 26, 2013

[STOLEN] 1962 Corvette Stolen In Pacific Grove, CA

A Camino, California resident is hoping that someone out there can help get his red 1962 Corvette back after it became the fourth classic Chevy stolen in Monterey during Car Week earlier this month.

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[VIDEO] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle – Downtown Parade

by Keith Cornett on August 26, 2013

[VIDEO] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle - Downtown Parade

One of the highlights of Corvettes at Carlisle is the Saturday evening parade where hundreds of Corvettes make their way from the fairgrounds to downtown Carlisle. Leading the parade was Bill Miller in a classic C1 Convertible while Lance Miller was driving his 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette ZR1.

Behind them was the GM / Corvette Team reps all driving the new 2014 Corvette Stingrays.

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[PICS] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle: 1965 Corvette Restomod

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2013

[PICS] 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle: 1965 Corvette Restomod

This beautiful 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe was parked in the fun field at the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle and when we first saw the restored we literally stopped dead in our tracks and started shooting away with our camera.

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Will Future Corvettes Get Stop-Start Technology?

by Mitch Talley on August 22, 2013

Will Future Corvettes Get Stop-Start Technology?

Chevrolet has already unveiled the most fuel-efficient Corvette in history, the 2014 Corvette Stingray with direct injection and cylinder deactivation.

But the automaker may have some more tricks up its sleeves to squeeze even more miles out of every tank of gas going through the Stingray.

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Corvette-Powered Laraki Motors Epitome Concept at Pebble Beach 2013
Photo Credit: Drew Phillips/AOL

Well, if you’ve been thinking about hopping up your C6 and wondered if the chassis could handle more horsepower, then look no further than the amazing Laraki Motors Epitome Concept that wowed the crowds at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance last weekend.

If you’re rich enough, you can build a car and then name it after yourself, which is apparently what Abdesslam Laraki, a yachting industry mogul, did.

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The Corvette Stingray Marketing Plan will Target Wives and Highlight Luxury in Advertisements

We’re beginning to get more of the background behind the changes, controversial to some traditionalists, to the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The new rear treatment, for example. Had Chevy stuck with the round tail lights that date back to 1963, “research showed that people who were not Corvette loyalists would look at the car, especially the rear end, and they would think the car never changed,” said John Fitzpatrick, Chevrolet’s marketing manager for the redesigned Corvette. “They think it is the same car from 20 years ago.”

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[VIDEO] Autocrossing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2013

[VIDEO] Autocrossing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last week at the C7 Corvette Stingray Media Drive event in Monterey, Chevy had an autocross course set up on a concrete tarmac just behind the airplane hanger where the entire event was staged. Three Corvettes, all 7-speed Z51 cars, were on the track. I chose the Torch Red Stingray (because everyone knows that red Corvettes are the fastest).

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The Checkered Flag Falls on the Corvette Reunion & Back to the Bricks Show

While the largest one day automotive event in the country was taking place on Woodward Avenue in the suburbs of Detroit, an equally impressive event was taking place sixty miles to the north in Flint, Michigan, a city rich in automotive history.

The spectacular Back to the Bricks car show and the Corvette Reunion welcomed a huge throng of automobile enthusiasts, including Mark Reuss, President of General Motors of North America. Reuss was one of the featured speakers at the unveiling of a bronze statue honoring William “Billy” Durant, founder of General Motors. Durant’s statue will join David Buick and Louis Chevrolet on the brick plaza of downtown Flint. Most of downtown Flint was closed to accommodate the thousands of cars and crowd of spectators, estimated at over a half million, along the streets of the historic city.

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North Carolina Sheriff's Office Shows Off New C5 DARE Corvette
Photo Credit: Donnie Roberts / The Dispatch

We all know that Corvettes draw attention wherever they go.

Just ask the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina.

“I have had people to stop me at stoplights and tell me that was the coolest DARE car they have ever seen,” Cpl. Phillip Goodyear says. “…They love the thought of taking that type of vehicle from a drug dealer.”

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