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March 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on April 4, 2012

March 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motor’s March Sales Report brings good news to the Corvette Team as sales for the month were up 18% over March 2011. Last month, GM sold 1,376 Corvettes vs 1,163 in March 2011. For the calendar year, Corvette sales are up 3.3% with 2,932 Corvettes sold in 2012 vs 2,839 Corvettes sold in 2011. This is the third month in a row that Corvette sales have increased over the previous month and the March total is the highest sales figure we’ve seen since April 2011.

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Zip Corvette Invites You to their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 14

Zip Corvette Parts has long been known for serving owners and enthusiasts as a trusted source of Corvette parts and accessories. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of their founding in 1977, Zip Corvette is throwing a party and you’re invited! Check out Zip’s “Cruising in the Fast Lane” celebration on Saturday, April 14th at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Welcomes Mid America Motorworks to our Family of Sponsors

We are very excited to announce that Mid America Motorworks has recently joined our family of featured sponsors. As the largest supplier of Corvette parts and accessories in the world and a customer base of nearly 1 million Corvette enthusiasts, it’s most likely that many of our readers are current customers. But for those that aren’t, be ready to be amazed at what Mid America can offer.

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Chevrolet Mexico Announces New Performance Stores to sell Corvette Grand Sports and ZR1

In a press release shared on its facebook page today, Chevrolet Mexico has announced that the Corvette ZR1 and the two Grand Sport models will be available for sale at four retail outlets across the country starting in April. Customers will be able to visit these dedicated “Performance Stores” to shop and custom order America’s sports car.

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[VIDEO] GM Corvette Seminar at the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring

One of the highlights of attending the 12 Hours of Sebring are the seminars put on by the Corvette production team. Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles made the trek from Detroit and brought down several Corvettes to show off to the faithful in the Corvette Corral including the new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary Package.

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eBay Promotion Offers a 2012 Corvette and 28 Other Vehicles at Half Price

How would you like to buy a brand-new 2012 Corvette for half of the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price?

Friday will be your chance as auction site eBay Motors and online seller AutoNation continue their joint promotion of selling 29 new vehicles from General Motors, Ford, and Nissan for a remarkable 50 percent of MSRP.

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Motor Trend Predicts the C7 Corvette Model Rollouts

by Keith Cornett on March 27, 2012

Motor Trend Predicts the C7 Corvette Model Rollouts

During the rollout out of the C6 in 2005, Chevy introduced just the base coupe and convertible models with the performance-laden Z06 coming a year later in 2006. When Chevrolet introduces the C7 Corvette next year, the speculation is that we’ll initially have just two models to choose from – the standard Coupe and Convertible – while the upgraded Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1 performance models will arrive at a later date. Now Motor Trend has weighed in with their predictions of just exactly when we can expect to see the various Corvettes appear in C7 form.

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Saint Bernard’s Classic Corvette Giveaway

by Keith Cornett on March 23, 2012

Win This Sting Ray! Saint Bernard's 2012 Classic Corvette Giveaway

Last year we had the opportunity to help the Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Southern Indiana get the word out about their annual Corvette fundraiser and we’re pleased to announce the details of their new 2012 Classic Corvette giveaway. The annual raffle is an important fundraiser as it provides much needed funds for the Church’s school and daycare programs in Rockport. So without further ado, this year’s Saint Bernard giveaway is a big block powered 1966 Nassau Blue Corvette convertible.

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GM's V8 Production Down by a Half-Million in Past Five Years

The Corvette faithful are adamant that Chevrolet needs to stick with some kind of V8 engine that’s powered their favorite sports car since the 1955 model.

But Edmunds Inside Line reports that General Motors built 500,000 fewer V8 engines in 2011 than it did five years earlier in 2006.

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Chevrolet Corvette Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

by Mitch Talley on March 21, 2012

Chevrolet Corvette Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

What a weekend it was for Corvette!

Not only did the Corvette Racing team finish second and third in the GT class in Sunday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring competition, but Corvette capped that success by being inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame.

And who can argue with the choice?

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