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Vettes in the News

[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

by Mitch Talley on March 1, 2012

[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

Chevrolet without Corvette?

Sounds like coffee without cream to some folks, but believe it or not, at the turn of the century, General Motors was apparently considering the possibility of making Corvette a brand of its own, according to the recent recollections of Rick Kranz, product editor for Automotive News.

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Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

by Keith Cornett on February 29, 2012

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.

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Students Help Restore a 1961 Corvette Roadster

by Mitch Talley on February 27, 2012

Students Help Restore a 1961 Corvette Roadster

A retired California leader put his educational background to work in the restoration of a 1961 Corvette convertible he and his wife bought in 1981 for $7,000.

Jay St. John retired two years ago after serving 12 years as superintendent of the Sahuarita Unified School District and decided it was finally time to restore his collector car.

He decided to ask Sahuarita High School automotive instructor Bryce Bond if he and some of his students would be willing to help in the restoration of the car.

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Corvette America’s Seat Cover Restoration Videos

by Keith Cornett on February 22, 2012

Corvette America's Seat Cover Restoration Videos

Restoring your Corvette’s interior is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your car look new again. And face it, if your midyear Corvette still has the original seats, they probably sag and don’t provide the support like they used to when they were new. To help take some of the mystery out of restoring your seats, Corvette America has created several year-specific videos that will take you step-by-step through the process.

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Win a Corvette GS Convertible or 19 Other Chevys During Super Bowl XLVI

Chevrolet is giving away 20 cars and trucks – including a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible – from now until the end of Super Bowl XLVI. To be in contention for one of the prizes, you need to download the Chevy Game Time app and complete the registration to receive your own special “license plate”. If your license plate is drawn before the game or is shown in one of the Chevrolet Super Bowl commercials run during the game, you win!

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2012 Corvette ZR1 Runs Fastest Time at Car and Driver's Lightning Lap #6 at VIR

Over the past six years, Car and Driver has brought 115 production cars to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) 4.1 mile Grand West Course. The result is an American-style Nurburgring-like timed lap test called the Lightning Lap. Currently, the 2010 Corvette ZR1 sits 4th fastest on the list with only a Viper ACR and two Moslers that have run faster. We were excited to see how the 2012 Corvette ZR1 tested with the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires would compare to its previous lap time and the results do not disappoint.

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction 1969 Corvette for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation is going for the Gold at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale. For the third year in a row, the Foundation will be running a Corvette through the high profile auction with proceeds going towards finding a cure for amyloidosis – the rare disease that took the life of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller.

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[FLAMES] Motor Trend Editor Calls 2011 Corvette Grand Sport

Motor Trend recently tasked their editiors and writers to come up with a list of the Best and Worst cars they drove in 2011. Corvette owners have rightly taken offense to the comments from Associate Online Editor Jason Udy who named the 2011 Corvette Grand Sport as the worst car he drove in 2011. Not only did he give the Corvette this dubious award, but he took is a step further by saying the Corvette “lacks soul”.

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KBB Ranks the 2011 Corvette as Top Holiday Car Deal

by Keith Cornett on December 16, 2011

KBB Ranks the 2011 Corvette as Top Holiday Car Deal

With end of the year car sales in full swing, the experts at Kelley Blue Book have put together a Top 10 list to showcase ten of the most heavily discounted cars and trucks available. The 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe was listed in the #1 position as the best new car deal this holiday season.

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If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM Will Loan You a Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2011

If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM will Loan You a Corvette

The latest news in the ongoing saga that is the Chevy Volt is that there have been two instances where the battery packs have caught fire following crash testing by the NHTSA. Yesterday, General Motors stepped up to the plate with an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Volt owners concerned about the safety of their electric ride can request a free GM loaner vehicle until the issue is resolved. Apparently, that offer includes the Corvette.

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