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2015 Corvette Eight-Speed Automatic is Faster and Gets 29 MPG Highway

When the 8-speed automatic was first announced for the 2015 Corvette Stingray, most of us saw the main benefit would be an increase in fuel economy and that has come true as the new paddle-shift auto gets an EPA-estimated 29 MPG on the highway But the new automatic is also faster than than the previous 6-speed with a 0-60 mph time at 3.7 seconds.

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NASCAR star Kurt Busch doesn’t just like driving cars on the race track.

In fact, he was among the thousands of ordinary enthusiasts who turned out last week for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise that runs along 19 miles of Woodward Avenue through seven Michigan communities.

Busch brought his fully restored 1961 Corvette and 2014 Chevy SS (modified with a supercharger) and participated Thursday in the 20th annual event, where the car is the star, not the driver, as he headed to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s weekend’s Michigan 400.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise

by Steve Burns on August 18, 2014

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise

We spent last Saturday with over 1 million of our closest friends at the famous Woodward Dream Cruise. The event is billed as the largest one-day car event in the world as 1 – 1.5 million people and 40,000 or so collector cars descend on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit each year on the 3rd Saturday in August.

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GM's Mark Reuss Shows Off His Restored 1954 Corvette Roadster
Photo Credit: elcardenas on twitter

Mark Reuss had the honor of talking about the new C7 Corvette when it was unveiled to the world last year.

It’s good to know that he likes classic Corvettes, too.

In fact, the GM head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, was in Royal Oak, Michigan this week for the Woodward Dream Cruise, and he drove his 60-year-old 1954 Corvette to the annual event.

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[VIDEO] Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder Coming to 2015 Corvettes

Production of the 2015 Corvette is already underway but that hasn’t stopped the Corvette Team from announcing even more content for the award winning sports car. One such feature is the Valet Mode with Performance Data Recorder.

The next time you hand your keys over to a valet, you can rest assured knowing that you’re valuables will be secured and your baby will be under the watchful eyes of the Performance Data Recorder when it’s out of your sight.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston

by Keith Cornett on August 15, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston
Photo Credit: khou.com

The driver of a C6 Corvette Convertible wasn’t injured after an accident left him on the side of the road in Houston early Friday.

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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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