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Vettes in the News

Todelo Plant Ready to Start Production on the 2015 Corvette's 8-Speed Transmission

Production is ready to gear up, literally, for the slick new eight-speed transmission that will power some 2015 Corvettes, including the highly anticipated Z06.

GM expects to start building the high-tech automatic gearbox by the end of July, according to Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14.

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GM Fires the Corvette Assembly Plant's Longtime UAW President Eldon Renaud

The leader of the UAW chapter that authorized a potential strike at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant back in April has been fired by General Motors after 46 years as an employee.

Eldon Renaud, president of Bowling Green’s United Auto Workers Local 2164 for the past 32 years, had been leading the union’s recent concerns over safety and other issues at the Kentucky plant, where the highly popular seventh-generation Stingrays are being built.

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Zip Corvette Launches Newly Redesigned Website for Corvette Parts and Accessories

Our friends at Zip Corvette have been pretty busy these last few months putting the finishing touches on their newly redesigned website for Corvette parts and accessories and now they are ready to show it off. If you are in need of a few (or many!) parts for your Corvette or want to be the best-dressed owner at your monthly club meet, check out the new Zip-Corvette.com.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Z06 Destroys a Fence after Crash

by Keith Cornett on July 3, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C5 Z06 Destroys a Fence after Crash
Photo Credit: Bob Gatien

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a C5 Corvette door looks like, here’s your chance.

This black Z06 was involved in a two-car collision in Canada a couple weeks ago. The crash sent the Corvette through the backyard of a Nepean home, leaving the front half of the car under the fence like a dog trying to dig his way under.

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Former Corvette Assembly Manager Dave Tatman Named Head of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
Photo Credit: Bowling Green Daily News

The oil runs thick in Dave Tatman’s veins.

That’s why it’s no surprise that the recently retired general manager of the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green has already turned up in a new and exciting post related to the auto industry.

Tatman was named yesterday as the first executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association, which aims to promote the state as a world leader in the automotive industry.

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With all the discouraging news coming out of Detroit these days, thanks to millions of recalls, here’s a story that will bring a smile to a Chevy enthusiast’s face.

First, though, we have to go back to 1981. That when George Talley, in his late 30s, reported that his 1979 Corvette had been stolen just three miles from General Motors’ world headquarters in Detroit.

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[ACCIDENT] Teen Driving a 1985 Corvette Ends Up in a Oregon Ditch
Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

You’d never know from looking at these photos, but the driver of this totaled 1985 Corvette miraculously escaped with no serious injuries.

Unfortunately, the Corvette was a high school graduation gift from the grandfather of the unidentified 19-year-old driver, who is now a Portland Community College student.

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1979 Corvette Stolen 33 Years Ago Has Been Found

by Mitch Talley on June 25, 2014

[VIDEO] 1979 Corvette Stolen 33 Years Ago Has Been Found

For all you unfortunate folks out there who have had their Corvettes stolen over the years, never to see your pride and joy again, don’t give up hope.

You see, George Talley of Detroit, Michigan, offers up a reason to look at the glass as half full.

His 1979 Corvette was parked on Jefferson Avenue 33 years ago when someone swiped it.

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A Stolen C6 Corvette Crashes Into a Cell Phone Store in St.Louis
Photo Credit: kmov.com

Police and fire rescue in St.Louis responded to an accident in the early morning hours of June 25th found a stolen red C6 Corvette had crashed into a Boost Mobile cell phone store.

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[REMINDER] Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

by Keith Cornett on June 24, 2014

Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

It’s that time of year again!

This Friday marks the 14th Annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day”. Will you be driving your Corvette to work?

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