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Vettes in the News

[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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[VIDEO] John Heinricy Drives the Hennessey HPE600 Corvette Stingray

Get ready for some beautiful sounds when you watch this video of Corvette legend John Heinricy test driving a 2014 Corvette Stingray with the Hennessey HPE600 package.

The last four minutes are pure music to Corvette enthusiasts as Heinricy, who has just been named one of three inductees to the 2014 Corvette Hall of Fame, lets the modified Z51 do the talking as he puts it through the paces on a track outside of Houston, Texas at the Hennessey Performance Group’s facility.

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Students Restore C4 Corvette to Honor Veterans

by Mitch Talley on December 2, 2013

Students Restored Corvette to Honor Veterans

Lots of hard work in a short time resulted in this patriotic tribute, just in time for the 2013 New York City Veterans Day Parade last month.

The 1984 Corvette had belonged to a Korean War veteran, whose wife donated it after he recently passed away to the Cpl. David W. Leonard K.I.A. War Memorial Museum in Godeffroy, N.Y.

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California appeals court overturns ‘inconsistent' $3.5 million verdict in Corvette fire case

Calling a decision by a San Diego County Superior Court jury “inconsistent,” a state appeals court in California has overturned a $3.5 million verdict for a couple who blamed a “defective” 2005 Corvette for causing a fire that destroyed their home in 2010 and then sued General Motors.

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