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Harlan Charles: Mass Reduction a Balancing Act for the Corvette Team

Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.

With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.

Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.

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Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

by Keith Cornett on October 10, 2014

Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

Although a move has been rumored for the last couple of weeks, we’ve confirmed today that the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show will be leaving Champaign, Ill. where the show has been hosted for the last two years on the grounds of the University of Illinois.

A representative from Bloomington Gold tells us a new location will be announced soon.

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Three GM Designers to Paint a Corvette Stingray During a Fundraising Gala at a Detroit Museum

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has already been acclaimed around the world for its beautiful and trend-setting design.

Now three General Motors car designers are going to take it a step further, helping the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser today.

The three GM Design employees – Casey Swanseger, 30; Tyler Mars, 28; and Haneif Katebi, 25 – will be using paint and brush on a 2014 Stingray, bringing to life Detroit’s “creative corridor” made up of industries that merge art, technology, and business.

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E85 Corvettes to Race at the National Ethanol Open in Nebraska

If you think of high-performance Corvettes as gas guzzlers, think again.

This weekend, several Corvettes that have been converted to run on E85, a high octane blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline, will be strutting their stuff in Nebraska.

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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Earns Keith's Choice Award at 2014 Corvette FunFest

Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.

That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.

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The driver of a silver C6 Z06 is facing charges after he rear-ended an SUV in eastern Sioux Falls, S.D. on Wednesday afternoon.

The Z06 suffered extensive damage to the front end, with the hood missing and the fenders knocked loose.

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Detroit Man Tracks Down and Buys His Late Father's 1973 Corvette

We’ve all heard and read stories about Corvette owners who, for one reason or another, sold their beloved Vette, but were unable to get the car out of their minds. Years later, when their life circumstances may have changed, they manage to track down and bring their fiberglass friend back into the family.

Scott Bachmann, in the Metropolitan Detroit area, took this story one generation further by finding and repurchasing his late father’s Corvette, and bringing it back home to his family. He was interviewed by WWJ’s Roberta Jasina to find out more about this touching story.

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[VIDEO] Regular Car Reviews: Corvettes at Carlisle

by Mitch Talley on October 3, 2014

[VIDEO] Regular Car Reviews: Corvettes at Carlisle

Corvette Blogger has been a regular visitor to Corvettes at Carlisle, but this off-beat look at the largest gathering of ‘Vettes in the entire world by Regular Car Reviews managed to give us a unique look at the goings-on there.

After wandering through the Carlisle Fairgrounds and showing some of the more than 5,000 Corvettes that became the latest to attend the big event, Regular Car Reviews begins to offer a philosophical look at the Corvette enthusiast’s world.

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Two New Jersey Cops Cited for DUI after 1974 Corvette Crashes into a Church

Two police officers in Millville, N.J., are under investigation after the green 1974 Corvette they were riding in crashed into a church.

The incident, which happened on the evening of Sept. 3, only became public Tuesday after The Daily Journal newspaper asked law enforcement officials about the crash and criminal review now underway by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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