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Vettes in the News

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Back to Where It All Started

by Corvette Racing on January 21, 2014

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Back to Where It All Started

New Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to race for first time in TUDOR Championship opener

DETROIT (Jan. 21, 2014) – Fifteen years ago, Corvette Racing stepped onto the world’s sports car stage for the first time. Thirteen years ago, it scored a stunning overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Now with 90 victories around the world – seven at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and 10 American Le Mans Series titles, America’s premier production-based sports car team is back at Daytona with a brand new car to contend for a brand new championship.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Already Planning Track Events for 2014
Photo Credit: Emil Moffatt

We’ve heard all the good news about the 2014 Corvette Stingray over the past few months, with numerous honors being awarded to the seventh generation of Chevrolet’s sports car.

The good news shows no sign of stopping, either.

The National Corvette Museum is racing toward its 20th anniversary in August, literally. That’s when it will open a widely anticipated Motorsports Park featuring a 3.1-mile road course on 184 acres across the interstate from the museum.

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[PIC] Corvette Makes First Public Appearance 61 Years Ago Today

Here’s EX-122, the 1953 Motorama Show car as it made its first public appearance 61 years ago today in New York City.

The Corvette was developed over 1952 and on January 17, 1953 it became the star of the GM Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria.

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[VIDEO] The North American Car of the Year Finalists Discussed

The 2014 Corvette Stingray is one of the 3 finalists for the highly touted 2014 North American Car of the Year Award (NACOTY). It’s joined in the final round of voting by the Mazda3 and its GM sibling, the Cadillac CTS.

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Cold Weather Forces GM to Idle the Corvette Assembly Plant

by Keith Cornett on January 10, 2014

Cold Weather Forces GM to Idle the Corvette Assembly Plant

GM was forced to idle several production facilities on Wednesday including the Corvette Assembly Plant. The plant shutdown was due to the extreme winter weather in much of the country which has delayed the delivery of essential parts to the Bowling Green facility.

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Auto Transport Driver Arrested for Joyriding a Customer's 2011 Corvette
Photo Credit: Kristi Nix

The temptation to take a joyride in a shiny late-model Corvette apparently proved to be too much for a Florida trucker to turn down.

Pearland, Texas police have charged 49-year-old Ronald Francis Kelly of Sebring, Fla., with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a New Year’s Day escapade involving a Corvette and a woman.

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Another C6 Corvette Driver Shot and Killed by Police

by Mitch Talley on December 30, 2013

Another C6 Corvette Driver Shot and Killed by Police
Photo Credit: Tony Giberson/pnj.com

For the second time this month, a Corvette driver has been shot and killed by law enforcement officers after leading them on a high-speed chase.

On Dec. 13, 51-year-old Brian Newt Beaird of Oceanside, Calif., died after being shot after leading Los Angeles Police on a wild hour-long chase into the city and trying to flee after T-boning another car with his C6 Corvette while speeding through an intersection.

This time, it was a 17-year-old Gulf Breeze, Fla., teenager already facing vehicular homicide charges who was killed.

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C6 Corvette Driver Shot and Killed after Leading LA Police in Hour Long Chase

Police have identified the driver of a C6 Corvette involved in an hour-long high-speed chase in Los Angeles Friday night as 51-year-old Brian Newt Beaird of Oceanside, Calif.

Beaird was behind the wheel of the silver Corvette in Cudahy in east LA about 9:30 p.m. Friday when L.A. County sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him because he was driving recklessly.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Crashes into a House in Odessa, Texas

This yellow C4 Corvette crashed Sunday evening into the middle of a home at Richmond Street and Ridgedale Avenue on the north side of Odessa, Texas.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray is Unveiled in Japan

by Mitch Talley on December 9, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray is Unveiled in Japan
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

The new Corvette Stingray and Cadillac CTS models may be racking up all kinds of prestigious honors in their homeland, but several thousand miles away, it remains to be seen if that hardware will pay off in the form of increased sales in Japan.

GM Japan is anxious to see its efforts pay off in Japan, where it has expanded its lineup of cars to 10 from four in 2010. Despite that expansion, GM still managed to eke out just 1,200 sales in 2012.

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