Jeremy Clarkson, one of the co-hosts of the BBC’s Top Gear auto show, has turned in his choice for the 2014 Car of the Year and it’s none other than the 2014 Corvette Stingray. We’ve come along way from the days when America’s Sports Car was nothing but a punching bag (or a literal target) for the British auto critic. The choice for the 2014 Car of the Year was announced in the magazine version of Top Gear in their annual awards issue which is out now.
General Motors released their latest monthly sales report and sales of the Corvette remain very strong with 2,378 Corvettes delivered in November 2014. However, sales did dip slightly by -5.9% from November 2013′s 2,527 deliveries.
For the calendar year to date (January-November 2014), GM has sold 31,287 Corvettes for a 119% gain over 2013′s sales of 14,286. Remember that in 2013, the factory was shut down for half the year while it was retooled for C7 production.
The annual Essen Motor Show is the place where Germany’s manufacturers and finest tuning specialists display their hottest and sometimes most outrageous creations in a festive atmosphere—think SEMA Show with a German accent. This year, however, an American supercar, the Hennessey C7 HPE700, elbowed its way onto the show floor amongst the sea of hyper-tuned Audis, BMWs, and ‘Benzes to stake Hennessey’s claim as a tuner worthy of worldwide recognition.
It appears that Chevrolet is happy with the start of production of the C7 Corvette Z06 – so much so that that customer cars have started to ship to customers from the assembly plant in Bowling Green.
When the Stingray was launched last year, Chevrolet delayed the shipping as the automaker pursued an aggressive quality assessment regiment to insure everything was just right and some customer cars were held well over a month. Now, just three weeks after the start of production, the all-new Corvette Z06s are on their way to dealers and the Corvette Museum for customer delivery.
Check out the great day everyone had who participated in this year’s Toys for Tots run sponsored by Kerbeck Corvette:
Kerbeck Corvette, the world’s largest Corvette dealership for the last 20 years was proud to host their 12th annual Toys for Tots Corvette Caravan on September 27, 2014.
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Last weekend we kicked off our pre-turkey day festivities by hitting up the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago. For 2 days hundreds of muscle cars, Corvettes, customs, and racers took over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont in what’s become one of the best indoor shows around. Click past the jump to see some of our favorites from MCACN 2014.
Those crazy guys over at Motor Trend’s Roadkill have fulfilled one of their dreams now.
And it sure was a lot of fun in the process.
David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, in their latest episode for MotorTrend.com, finished the hack job on a C4 Corvette they started four years ago, in the process seeing what it would do against a 2014 Lingenfelter Corvette Stingray.
If you’ve been worried about driving your Corvette too fast, you might want to listen to the words of televangelist Pat Robertson.
On a recent edition of The 700 Club, a viewer told Robertson about her husband’s insistence on driving above the speed limit, even when he was on time, and his view that God doesn’t care if he speeds.
Robertson admitted he might be the wrong person to be asking such a question.