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2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to an End

by Keith Cornett on August 11, 2014

2014 Corvette Stingray Production Comes to End

It was rocking year for the 2014 Corvette Stingray and now it has come to an end.

Production of the 2014 Model Year Corvette officially ended on Friday, August 8th and its the 2015 Corvette Stingray that is now heading down the assembly line in Bowling Green.

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A Group of Aspiring Engineers Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Who knows? Perhaps one of the college students who recently took part in a unique learning experience at the Corvette Assembly Plant will come back one day and help General Motors design its C8 or C9 Corvette.

The aspiring engineers – members of the National Society of Black Engineers – belong to three chapters of NSBE at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and University of Pittsburgh.

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Corvette Funfest to Feature 38 Special; Registration Extended

Get ready for some really “Special” times at the Corvette Funfest next month.

The longtime rock band 38 Special will be performing at the Funfest on Sept. 20 as part of the “World’s Largest Corvette Party” put on by Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Ill.

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C7 Corvette Stingray Vandalized with Paint Stripper

by Keith Cornett on August 4, 2014

Corvette Stingray Vandalized with Paint Stripper

It’s very sad that someone who works hard and enjoys nice things can’t have them because people are jerks.

Renee Hughes of Hoover, Alabama found that out when she woke up Friday morning to find that her Black 2014 Corvette Stingray had been vandalized by someone who poured paint stripping gel all over her new car.

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July 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 1, 2014

July 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the sales report for July 2014 this morning and Corvette sales remain strong as the 2014 Corvette model year winds down. The report show 3,060 Corvettes were sold during July 2014, a 356% increase over the 671 C6 Corvettes sold in July 2013. Compared against June 2014′s 2,723 Corvettes sold and we see a 12.4% increase.

For the calendar year 2014, 20,804 Corvettes have been delivered between January 1st and July 31st, a 227.9% increase over the sales of 6,344 C6 Corvettes during the same time period in 2013.

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson Reviews the Corvette Stingray and Calls it a Masterpiece

We wondered when Top Gear’s British pontificator Jeremy Clarkson would give his low-down on the new Corvette Stingray.

Well, we don’t have to wait any longer, and believe it or not, Mr. Clarkson speaks very highly of Chevrolet’s latest creation from across the ocean.

“I’m going to make no bones about this,” he writes. “I drove the Stingray to, and then round, the Top Gear test track the other day, and while I admit that a clear blue sky can make any drophead seem acceptable, I absolutely loved it.”

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Hot Wheels and Star Wars Introduce New Series with a Life-Sized Darth Vader Corvette

That tremor you felt in the force last week as millions of people suddenly cried out and then were silenced wasn’t the result of some interplanetary conflict. No, that collective gasp heard online was the unveiling of a new Hot Wheel’s Darth Vader show car at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention.

The Darth Vader car is the first in a new series of Star Wars character cars from Hot Wheels available this October.

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Police Recover Stolen 2003 Corvette Z06 after High Speed Pursuit Ends in Crash
Moses Lake police/courtesy photo

The good news is police found a red 2003 Corvette that was stolen in Moses Lake, Washington last Thursday morning.

The bad news is by that time, the alleged thief had crashed the car through a fence and into the back yard of a house in the 8800 block of Hillcrest Drive in Moses Lake.

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New Jersey Man Wins Saint Bernard's Classic Corvette Giveaway

Robert Drayton is a happy fellow these days.

After receiving a phone call earlier this month telling him that his ticket was chosen in the 26th Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway from Saint Bernard Parish and School, Drayton made the 800+ mile trek from New Jersey to Rockport, Indiana to pick up his prize – a fuel injected 1957 Corvette roadster.

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Terry Michaelis’ NASCAR Corvette Wins Again

by Rick Tavel on July 29, 2014

Terry Michaelis' NASCAR Corvette Wins Again

Terry Michaelis’, number 27 1953 NASCAR Corvette has won again, though this time not on the race track but on the show field at the 36th Annual Concours d’Elegnace of America at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. After winning two awards at Cincinnati’s Ault Park Concours, a 1st in Class in the Racing Division and the Bill Rudd “Best Vette” Trophy, the Michigan concours added another ribbon in the “Racing Through the Ages” category. Michaelis, president of ProTeam Corvette, has been campaigning the historic blue-ribbon 1953 Corvette race car at concours and shows throughout the country since ProTeam completed the restoration late last year.

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