With just over a week to go until the reveals on January 13th and 14th, Corvette enthusiasts are beginning to dance around like a 4 year who urgently needs to use the restroom. The anticipation grows as each day of the calendar flips over. Forbes Magazine chimed in Monday with their take on the highly anticipated 2014 C7 Corvette. The good news is that you don’t have to wait another week to see what Forbes had to say after the break.
Vettes in the News
If you’re like most folks, you’ve never heard of mechanic’s liens.
But mechanic’s liens were in the news last month in Indianapolis, Indiana as federal prosecutors released details of a racket there that used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.
It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.
Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.
Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.
Most people get a plaque or a gold watch for being long-time employees of a company.
Not Mike Boock.
After working 40 years for WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, N.D., Boock earned a toy model of a 1972 Corvette, in honor of his first year at the company.
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When General Motors unlocked the first video trailer called Conception from the C7 Corvette countdown site, www.one13thirteen.com, one of the memorable clips showed the GM wind tunnel and the tag line “Every Line Matters.” That of course refers to the aerodynamics of the brand new Corvette. The body has been redesigned but the redesign’s purpose was more than just providing a new look – every line, vent, inlet and surface area has been optimize to make the C7 Corvette the most aerodynamic Corvette ever.
A Washington state man is in jail, minus his special edition 2013 Corvette and 8 pounds of marijuana worth $30,000 on the street.
That loot plus tens of thousands of dollars in cash was seized Friday after the execution of a search warrant in Grayland, Washington by Pacific County sheriff’s deputies.
Authorities didn’t say what would happen to the car, but someone may eventually get a good deal on the Yellow Grand Sport Corvette, which has been driven only 108 miles!
The C7 Corvette continues to produce more good economic news every day, it seems.
For example, the company chosen to produce the exterior body panels and structural composite components for the highly anticipated new Corvette announced today it will expand its operations in Huntington, Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015.
A settlement has been reached in a New York case involving a man who bought a vintage C2 Corvette and wound up with $125,000 in the car, only to discover years later that the car’s VIN had been changed.
Robert C. Ernst of North Tonawanda, New York, bought the car in 2008 for about $50,000 from Ronald A. Ellis of Newfane, New York and then proceeded to put another $75,000 in an extensive restoration.