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Todelo Plant Ready to Start Production on the 2015 Corvette's 8-Speed Transmission

Production is ready to gear up, literally, for the slick new eight-speed transmission that will power some 2015 Corvettes, including the highly anticipated Z06.

GM expects to start building the high-tech automatic gearbox by the end of July, according to Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14.

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[VIDEO] Automobile Magazine tests the BMW M4 vs the 2014 Corvette Stingray
Photo credit: Automobile Magazine

As long as there are BMWs and Corvettes, there will be ceaseless arguments over which car is the best.

For years, the M3 was considered by many to be head and shoulders above the Corvette, but as Automobile Magazine points out in this video, the new 2014 Stingray can now stand proudly with the latest version of the M3, now called the M4 in the two-door version to differentiate it from the M3 sedans.

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GM Fires the Corvette Assembly Plant's Longtime UAW President Eldon Renaud

The leader of the UAW chapter that authorized a potential strike at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant back in April has been fired by General Motors after 46 years as an employee.

Eldon Renaud, president of Bowling Green’s United Auto Workers Local 2164 for the past 32 years, had been leading the union’s recent concerns over safety and other issues at the Kentucky plant, where the highly popular seventh-generation Stingrays are being built.

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The People, Organizations and Corvettes of Bloomington Gold's 2014 Great Hall

The final slate of candidates for Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall was inducted at last month’s show in Champaign, ILL. Over the last five years, Bloomington Gold has honored 50 people and 50 Corvettes who have positively impacted our hobby. This year’s inductees mark the final year of the Great Hall.

The Great Hall’s intent is to salute the pioneers of our hobby – the people, organizations, and the cars that helped create the phenomenon we know and love today. It’s their passion and drive that helped build the hobby for all of us.

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Zip Corvette Launches Newly Redesigned Website for Corvette Parts and Accessories

Our friends at Zip Corvette have been pretty busy these last few months putting the finishing touches on their newly redesigned website for Corvette parts and accessories and now they are ready to show it off. If you are in need of a few (or many!) parts for your Corvette or want to be the best-dressed owner at your monthly club meet, check out the new Zip-Corvette.com.

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Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

by Steve Burns on July 7, 2014

Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

One of our favorite things to do at the major Corvette shows is to walk both the show grounds and parking lots to look at the fun, witty and personality-descriptive vanity license plates that are adorned on America’s favorite sports cars.

We maintain the theory that there are two types of vanity plates. The first type describes the car while the second type is more focused on the owner. Lucky for us, Bloomington Gold offers a target rich environment where both types are on display.

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Here’s your chance to support a great cause and maybe win a classic Corvette. This Sunday, a winner will be drawn in the 26th Annual Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveaway with the grand prize being a Red 1957 fuel injected Corvette. But you can’t win unless your name is on the ticket!

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Corvette Funfest Encourages Friendly Competition Among Military Branches

Mid America Motorworks is always looking for new and exciting activities for its annual Corvette Funfest.

This year’s event, set for Sept. 18-21 in Effingham, Ill., will feature a new contest between the branches of the military to see which one – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, or Reserves – ends up with the most active and retired Corvette enthusiasts to register for Corvette Funfest 2014.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Z06 Destroys a Fence after Crash

by Keith Cornett on July 3, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C5 Z06 Destroys a Fence after Crash
Photo Credit: Bob Gatien

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a C5 Corvette door looks like, here’s your chance.

This black Z06 was involved in a two-car collision in Canada a couple weeks ago. The crash sent the Corvette through the backyard of a Nepean home, leaving the front half of the car under the fence like a dog trying to dig his way under.

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[PICS] Bloomington Gold 2014 – 1965 Big Tank Barn Find

They’re still out there.

That’s the mantra repeated by Corvette collectors and restorers continuously in search of the next treasure that’s been tucked away out of sight for years. Sometimes those finds are rarer than others like this 1 of 3 known black/black 1965 big tank coupe on display at Bloomington Gold last weekend.

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