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First VIN 001 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector’s Edition Sells for $170,000

First VIN 001 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector's Edition Sells for $170,000


Two surprises were in store for us on the first day of the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach. On Friday at 6:00 pm, the first retail 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector’s Edition was auctioned for charity. While the general consensus was that this vehicle would be just another in a long line of VIN 001 Corvettes purchased at auction by Rick Hendrick, it in fact was sold to another dealership owner at what is generally regarded as a bargain price for a VIN 001 Corvette.

Win a 2016 Corvette Stingray Owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Win a Corvette Stingray Owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr.


What’s better than winning a 2016 Corvette Stingray?

How about winning the 3LT Z51 Stingray owned by racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

Corvette America’s New 2016 Catalogs are Now Available

Corvette America's New 2016 Catalogs are Now Available


Our friends at Corvette America have their latest catalogs ready for the 2016 season. Each catalog is geared to a specific era and contains the latest interiors, parts, wheels and accessories for your Corvette.

Milestone Reached in Construction of the Corvette Assembly Plant’s New Paint Shop


All you Corvette enthusiasts excited about the new paint shop at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green can rest a little easier today.

General Motors announced that the final piece of steel in the $439 million paint shop was installed Wednesday, and construction remains on track for the first Corvette to be painted in the new facility on April 1, 2017.

Fourth Corvette C7.R Confirmed for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans

Fourth Corvette C7.R Confirmed for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans


Good news for Corvette racing fans! DailySportsCar has confirmed a fourth entry of a Chevrolet Corvette C7.R for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans which takes place June 18-19th.

[VIDEO] A Corvette and Supra Go Drifting in the Snow in Russia

[VIDEO] A Corvette and Supra Go Drifting in the Snow in Russia


A snow covered road somewhere in Russia is the stage for this epic demonstration of hoonage and drifting with a C6 Corvette Z06 and a well used Toyota Supra. Great camera work and soundtrack by Kid Rock help take the drifting action to the next level!

New 2017 Admiral Blue to be Available During Final 2016 Corvette Production

New 2017 Admiral Blue to be Available During Final 2016 Corvette Production


For those Corvette buyers who are waiting for the new 2017 color Admiral Blue, it looks like General Motors is going to grant your Christmas wish early. We learned that the new color (RPO GTR/705U) is already in the order system and is available to be ordered on 2016 Corvettes in April with production scheduled for May and June.

Man Gets 146 Days in Jail for Crashing His Corvette into Girlfriend’s Home

Man gets 146 Days in Jail for Crashing His Corvette into Girlfriend's Home Photo courtesy of Maine State Police


Fleeing from police and crashing his C4 Corvette into two patrol cars and then into the side of the house he shared with his then-girlfriend led to jail time and fines for a Maine man this week.

Edwin Munson, 68, of Winthrop, Maine made the headlines last June 3 in the midst of an apparent domestic dispute.

Corvette Auction Preview: 2016 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Corvette Auction Preview: 2016 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach


Barrett-Jackson is in South Florida this weekend for their annual auction in Palm Beach. A Barrett-Jackson auction is much more than just a car sale, it’s a three day automotive lifestyle event and the Palm Beach location is one of our favorite dates of the year.

Our friend Marshall Fancher at Vette-N-Vestments has pulled together the consignment list which shows 44 Corvettes will be offered throughout the weekend. As CorvetteBlogger will be on the auction grounds on Friday and Saturday, we are looking forward to seeing how these Corvettes for sale will do:

Nowicki Autosport Releases New Carbon Fiber Intake Ducts for the C7 Corvette

Nowicki Autosport Releases New Carbon Fiber Intake Ducts for the C7 Corvette


Our carbon fiber crazed friends over at Nowicki Autosport have released yet another carbon fiber gem for the C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06. Their brand new rear quarter ducts are now eagerly awaiting your purchase. The new ducts’ design is based on that of the Z06, but are enhanced to deliver increased performance as they flow 50% more air than the stock Stingray’s units.