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Vettes in the News

Harlan Charles: Mass Reduction a Balancing Act for the Corvette Team

Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.

With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.

Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.

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E85 Corvettes to Race at the National Ethanol Open in Nebraska

If you think of high-performance Corvettes as gas guzzlers, think again.

This weekend, several Corvettes that have been converted to run on E85, a high octane blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline, will be strutting their stuff in Nebraska.

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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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The driver of a silver C6 Z06 is facing charges after he rear-ended an SUV in eastern Sioux Falls, S.D. on Wednesday afternoon.

The Z06 suffered extensive damage to the front end, with the hood missing and the fenders knocked loose.

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Detroit Man Tracks Down and Buys His Late Father's 1973 Corvette

We’ve all heard and read stories about Corvette owners who, for one reason or another, sold their beloved Vette, but were unable to get the car out of their minds. Years later, when their life circumstances may have changed, they manage to track down and bring their fiberglass friend back into the family.

Scott Bachmann, in the Metropolitan Detroit area, took this story one generation further by finding and repurchasing his late father’s Corvette, and bringing it back home to his family. He was interviewed by WWJ’s Roberta Jasina to find out more about this touching story.

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Two New Jersey Cops Cited for DUI after 1974 Corvette Crashes into a Church

Two police officers in Millville, N.J., are under investigation after the green 1974 Corvette they were riding in crashed into a church.

The incident, which happened on the evening of Sept. 3, only became public Tuesday after The Daily Journal newspaper asked law enforcement officials about the crash and criminal review now underway by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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The Science Behind the Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on October 2, 2014

The Science Behind the Corvette Stingray

Visitors to the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September probably came away impressed with the ingenuity behind the new Corvette Stingray.

Chevy’s seventh-generation Corvette was invited to the prestigious show because of its advancements in manufacturing and use of cutting-edge materials.

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Corvette Racing Looking Into More World Endurance Championship Races
Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Corvette Racing made their first appearance in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) outside of Le Mans recently at the Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, Texas. While their finish at the Circuit of the Americas wasn’t what they are used to and certainly not what they had hoped for, the experience doesn’t seem to have soured Corvette Racing’s interest in more racing in the WEC.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Struck by Drunk Driver in Wisconsin

by Mitch Talley on September 24, 2014

A white C5 Corvette was hit from behind by a Jeep in Somers, Wisconsin earlier this month, sending at least three people to the hospital.

The Corvette was eastbound on Highway K and was trying to turn south into a driveway when it was struck in the rear by the eastbound Jeep.

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[STOLEN] 1969 Corvette Stolen in 1988 Recovered but Real Owner Remains a Mystery
Photo Credit: KOIN6

If your car is ever stolen, don’t give up hope of getting it back.

That’s the lesson to be learned from the recent discovery of five cars that were stolen many years ago, including a 1969 Corvette swiped in Portland 26 years ago.

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