The 2013 rendition of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show is just about 4 months away and now’s the time to sign up if you’re planning on attending or showing a car. Registration for this year’s show opens up on Friday, February 15th. The June 28-30th festival of Corvettes will be held for the first time this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.
Exactly one month after the C7 was revealed in Detroit, the 2014 Corvette Stingray made its debut in Canada last night on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The reveal was an exclusive event held at The Fermenting Cellar in Toronto’s Distillery District with a group of media and enthusiasts in attendance.
Yesterday when we first blogged the picture of the 2014 Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray sitting in an Arizona ditch after an accident, we knew that this was big news but we didn’t anticipate just how big it was until we saw our traffic numbers this morning.
We spoke with Monte Doran, Chevrolet’s communications manager for Corvette/Camaro this morning and he gave us the official response to our inquiry about the one-car accident.
Chevy’s Corvette may be a little fish in a big pond, as far as the total financial picture at General Motors goes.
But when it comes to the total economic impact created by ancillary industries, America’s Sports Car is making quite a big ripple in that pond, thank you, according to a story by Edmunds.com.
In fact, even with sales of just 14,132 Corvettes during 2012 because of the economic downturn and the impending release of the C7, Edmunds estimates that Corvette’s total economic activity could well be more than $2.5 billion.
Another classic Corvette from the John Justo collection was this Black 1962 Corvette roadster that crossed Mecum’s Kissimmee auction block on Friday, January 25th. Highly optioned and a multiple award winner, the last year C1 Corvette sold for $242,000.
Last week, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player award and thus the keys to a brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray. As we all know too well nothing in life if free. With this in mind, Forbes and The Detroit Free Press took a closer look at how much Flacco’s “free” Corvette could cost him.
When you think about lightweight materials, you usually don’t think about them being stiffer than heavy materials.
But that’s the case with the aluminum frame that has been designed by Corvette engineers for the 2014 Stingray and is 99 pounds lighter and 57 percent stiffer than the current Corvette’s hydroformed steel rail-based frame.
Chevrolet issued a news release this morning that confirms the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5, 2013. News first broke about the possiblity of the Convertible’s reveal in Geneva in late January and dealers are being told the Stingray convertible could be available for sale by the end of the year.
It’s a shame that a deal couldn’t be worked out between General Motors and the organizers of the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night to spotlight the C7 Corvette.
With seemingly the entire world watching, it would have been a great time to get some more publicity for the 2014 Stingray, which has already set tongues drooling since being unveiled to the public on Jan. 13.