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GM Builds its 100-Millionth Small Block Engine

General Motors has celebrated a major milestone today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center by building its 100-millionth small block engine. The engine chosen as the milestone motor is none other than the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower LS9. Since 1955, the small block has been used in GM vehicles around the world and can also be found marine and industrial applications as well.

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MCACN 2011: Corvette and Muscle Car Photo Gallery

by Steve Burns on November 29, 2011

MCACN 2011: Corvette Photo Gallery

Last weekend hundreds of the country’s finest Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs stormed into Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. We had a blast on our inaugural trip to this show. We’ve already shown you the Motion Maco Corvette, Mid America’s prototype C5′s, and the LS6’s in the Class of 1971 display. Click past the break to see more of the fantastic Corvettes from the 2011 MCACN.

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MCACN 2011: The Corvette Class of 1971

by Steve Burns on November 28, 2011

MCACN 2011: The Corvette Class of 1971

One of the marquee events of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was the Class of 1971 invitational display. This gathering celebrates muscle cars that turned 40 years old this year. Included among the Hemi ‘Cuda’s, Mustangs, and Chevelles were a batch of rare LS6 powered Corvettes. Check out all 2,125 horsepower in our exclusive photo gallery.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Advertiser Drive-By

by Keith Cornett on November 19, 2011

CorvetteBlogger has hit the road this week for a family road trip, so our posting frequency will be down a bit. Steve Burns is in Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and we’ll bring you that coverage as soon as its available.

In the meantime, if you’re on the site this weekend, make sure you you show some love to our advertisers. We showcase only the finest companies with the best reputations in their market segment because we feel they have the ability to support our readers better than anyone else.

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The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Blow into the Windy City this Weekend

This weekend over 500 Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs will rumble into Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The 2-day spectacular will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this Saturday and Sunday November 19th and 20th. The show runs from 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. Click past the jump to check out some of feature at this weekend’s show.

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Jalopnik to Reveal 'Real' C7 Corvette on Monday at Noon

Jalopnik.com claims to have the goods and will show the ‘real’ C7 Corvette on Monday at high Noon! Here are the updated photos.

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Download the 2012 Corvette Brochure

by Keith Cornett on November 10, 2011

Download the 2012 Corvette Brochure

Here is the 2012 Corvette Brochure in pdf format.

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RUMOR: C7 Corvette to Lose Split-Window, Retain 6.2L V8

by Keith Cornett on November 10, 2011

RUMOR: C7 Corvette to Lose Split-Window, Retain 6.2L V8

Another week, another round of rumors about the development of the next generation C7 Corvette. GM Inside News is saying that the C7 will be an evolution (not revolution) of design from the C6, and that we are to expect a more European-looking design. Not breaking news so far, they did say they were able to confirm that the split rear window will not be on the next-gen Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Testing the Corvette at GM's Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ

Meet Tom Norkiewicz, a GM Test Engineer who’s done this a time or two over the past 22 years. He’s picked up some crafty maneuvers along the way, all while seeing what a car’s made of. In this instance, it’s the Corvette – it’s safe to say he’s being thorough in his evaluations. At GM’s Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ, it’s just another day on the job.

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Update from GM on 2012 Corvette Production

by Keith Cornett on November 9, 2011

Update from GM on 2012 Corvette Production

GM has released an update on the current production statistics of the 2012 Corvette through October 10th. From it we can gather some of the purchasing habits of new Corvette owners including models and colors as well as acceptance of certain options. The Grand Sport Corvette Coupe is the most popular model with 43% of all Corvettes produced and 23% of new Corvette owners picked Torch Red as their favorite color. Of special note is the new Centennial Corvette package which accounts for 17% of all new Corvettes produced so far.

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