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Vettes in the News

Digital Trends: How Corvette Engineer's pulled off the impossible

Two of Chevrolet’s brains behind the scene say they believe the 2014 Corvette Stingray accomplished all its goals, with nothing left behind on the cutting-room floor.

“I don’t think there was anything,” says Roger Clark, senior manager energy center. “We got virtually everything we needed in the Stingray, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results to be honest.”

Bala Murthy, lead engineer for energy integration, agrees. “I think this vehicle was planned very well from its introduction, and we didn’t really have to go and scrap anything at the last minute.”

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Caught in Arizona’s Flash Flood

by Keith Cornett on July 22, 2013

[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Caught in Arizona's Flash Flood on Sunday

A thunderstorm hit the Phoenix, AZ area Sunday morning and dropped up to two inches of rain, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood alert. Unfortunately, that warning came too late for one driver who became a hapless passenger after his silver C6 Corvette was swept off the road and down a wash for more than 100 yards by raging flood waters.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Rewards MLB All-Star Mariano Rivera with a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last night at the Major League Baseball All Star game at Citi Field, the Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera did what he’s been doing for the last 15 years – closing out games. Entering the game and taking the mound in the 8th inning to the tune of “Enter Sandman“, the reliever shut down the National League and helped the American League win the mid-summer classic for the first time since 2009.

For his efforts, Mo Rivera was awarded the Ted Williams MVP award and takes home the keys to a Lagnua Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Hits a Tree in New Jersey

by Mitch Talley on July 16, 2013

[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Hits a Tree in New Jersey
Photo Credit: Stephen Canning

A medical helicopter was used to transport a West Milford, New Jersey Corvette driver to the hospital after he crashed his yellow 2003 coupe into a tree last Thursday morning.

Anthony Venturella, 57, was believed to be on his way to work at 5:42 a.m. when the one-car crash occurred on Route 23 South near the Kinnelon border.

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[VIDEO] 1978 Corvette Pace Car with 4.4 miles to be auctioned in September

Just when you might be thinking that all the old “barn finds” have surely been discovered by now, you hear about someone like the Lambrechts.

Ray and Mildred Lambrecht have been running Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska for the past 50 years – with just one other employee – but since they’re getting on up in years now, they’ve made the tough decision to shut the business down.

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GM Design Chief Ed Welburn Talks Corvettes and Quality

GM Global Design chief Ed Welburn believes that GM’s current success in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey will carry over to the new products being introduced this year.

That, of course, includes the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model that is pretty much a blank-sheet redesign inside and out.

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Raffle Winner Passes on a 1965 Corvette, takes $50,000 Cash Instead

Like it has for so many fans of the Corvette since 1953, sometimes reality has to come roaring to the forefront.

Take Charlie Snook, for example.

He was recently chosen as the winner of the Stafford Fire Department’s 30th annual Corvette raffle in New York.

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[PIC] Corvette Caught in Toronto’s Flash Flood

by Keith Cornett on July 9, 2013

[PIC] Corvette Caught in Tornonto's Flash Flood

After a major thunderstorm swept through Toronto on Monday afternoon and dumped the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain in four hours, reports of flash floods starting pouring in. We caught a tweet from @meltait who is a/the multimedia editor/video producer for the Winnipeg Free Press. She shared a pic of this yellow Corvette submerged under an overpass.

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CNN: Top 9 Reasons Why Corvettes Rev Us Up

by Mitch Talley on July 5, 2013

CNN: Top 9 Reasons Why Corvettes Rev Us Up

Corvette enthusiasts all have their own stories to tell about their love for America’s Sports Car.

With the Corvette celebrating its 60th birthday on Sunday, June 30, CNN has come up with a list of the top nine reasons why the car still revs up people’s systems, reasons you will no doubt agree with 100 percent if you are a fellow enthusiast.

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[ACCIDENT] Driver in Serious Condition after C6 Corvette Wreck in Missouri
Photo Credit: Laura Simon

Let’s hope that the driver of this C6 Corvette makes a full recovery after a serious accident Monday morning in Missouri.

Police are still investigating why the 63-year-old driver, of Oran, Mo., rammed into the back of a tractor-trailer at a traffic light on South Kingshighway near the Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a police spokesman said.

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