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Vettes in the News

[ACCIDENT] Corvette Stingray Driver Hits a Man Parked on Interstate 71 in Ohio
Photo Credit: WLWT.com

A man stopped on the side of I-71 North near Deerfield Township, Ohio is fighting for his life after he and his pickup truck were struck by a white 2015 Corvette Stingray on Friday morning.

Troopers said that Shawn Steinke, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio was checking on the load in his GMC Sierra on the berm of the interstate when the Corvette driver – 49-year-old Kevin Pong of South Lebanon, Ohio – lost control of his vehicle and struck the truck and Steinke, tossing him into the road where he was run over.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Wins Auto123's Convertible of the Year Award

Awards continue to pour down on the seventh-generation Corvette Stingray.

This time, Auto123.com has named the Corvette as its 2015 Convertible of the Year, beating out the Jaguar F-Type and the all-new 2015 Mazda Miata.

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Peter Max Sued Over Sale of Corvette Collection

by Mitch Talley on December 11, 2014

Peter Max Sued Over Sale of Corvette Collection
Photo Credit: Barry Brecheisen / Invision / AP

We told you a few weeks ago about the sale of the mysterious Peter Max collection of Corvettes.

Apparently there’s more to the story now.

A lawsuit filed recently claims that the psychedelic pop artist of the 1960s – who once painted an entire Boeing 777 and a 600-foot stage for the Woodstock Music Festival – hasn’t paid two New York men the commissions he allegedly promised them for handling the sale of the 36 Corvettes.

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C6 Corvette Driver Hits a Pedestrian in Jacksonville

A man staggering across both lanes of a highway in Jacksonville, Fla., suffered serious injuries after being struck by a silver C6 Corvette on Saturday night, according to a spokesman with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Larry Kitchen said the man was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where his injuries were said to be life-threatening.

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General Motors to Restore the 1992 'One Millionth' Corvette Rescued from Sinkhole

When Humpty Dumpty took his big tumble a few years back, all the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Well, the King obviously didn’t choose the right people for the job—he should have contacted the talented craft workers of the Design Fabrication Operation at General Motors’ Global Design Center in Warren, Mich.

You see, in addition to their normal duties fabricating and assembling many of GM’s top design study vehicles and futuristic show cars, they have undertaken a task akin to putting Humpty back together—restoring to its previous glory, the 1 Millionth Corvette convertible that was heavily damaged when it was swallowed by the National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole back in February.

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[VIDEO] Consumer Reports: The Corvette Stingray is One of the Most Loved Cars

Consumer Reports isn’t saying anything Corvette enthusiasts don’t already know.

The new seventh-generation Stingray continues to be a winner long after owners have brought it home from the dealership.

But it’s still nice to have that validation from an unbiased source.

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‘Official Race Car’ Corvette Crashes in Ohio

by Mitch Talley on December 2, 2014

Official Race Car Corvette Crashes in Ohio

This Corvette was once labeled “Official Race Car” on the side.

Now it’s just a crumpled mass of almost unidentifiable parts after a one-car crash in the 200 block of Corwin Road in Warren County, Ohio about 7:30 p.m. on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving.

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[VIDEO] God is Okay with Pat Robertson Driving 100 MPH in his Corvette

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.

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LINKS: Magazines Test Drive the 2015 Corvette Z06

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2014

LINKS: Magazines Test Drive the 2015 Corvette Z06

Due to the long lead times magazines require to go to print, writers for the “buff-books” were first in line to test drive the all new 2015 Corvette Z06 around Road Atlanta back in October. Now that the embargo has ended, here’s a round-up of list of links to some of their reviews.

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Gran Turismo 6 to Feature the Corvette Vision GT Concept

by Mitch Talley on November 18, 2014

Gran Turismo 6 to Feature the Corvette Vision GT Concept

Could this be a sneak preview of the C8 Corvette or just another tease of a long-rumored mid-engine car from Chevy?

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

What we do know for sure, though, is that Chevrolet will be unveiling its Corvette Vision GT Concept on Nov. 19 as the newest member of the highly popular Gran Turismo PlayStation game.

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