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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of May 15th

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of May 15th


Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.

This week, Mike shows off some of the many Corvette Stingrays and Z06s delivered to customers. He’s not just a Corvette salesman though as he shares photos of some of the non-Corvettes delivered this week as well.

[ACCIDENT] Truck Causes Corvette Crash on the A3 Autobahn in Germany

[ACCIDENT] Truck Causes Corvette Crash on the A3 Autobahn in GermanyPhoto Credit: Jens Kleinert


If there was ever a powerful example to show why slower vehicles are supposed to stay out the fast lane, this picture should be it.

Earlier this week, A truck driver making an illegal pass in the left lane caused a Corvette to crash on the A3 autobahn near Konigswinter, Germany.

Buy a Set of Corvette Wheels at Mid America Motorworks and Get a Free Cleaning Kit

Buy a Set of Corvette Wheels at Mid America Motorworks and Get a Free Cleaning Kit


Shopping for a set of new wheels for your Corvette? Our friends at Mid American Motorworks have many wheel styles to choose from for your C4-C7 Corvette. And now when you purchase a set of select Corvette wheels from Mid America Motorworks, you’ll receive a free wheel cleaning kit. This is a weekly special and it will expire on May 17th so act now!

In other news, the latest Corvette catalog from Mid America Motorworks is now hitting the streets! Find all the Corvette products you need at prices you’ll love! And if you not receiving the catalog, click here to request for your Free catalog from Mid America Motorworks!

 

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build Photos

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Pilot Build PhotosPhoto Credits: DeansGarage.com


It’s time again for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Our friend Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet turned us on to a collection of photos showing a 1963 Corvette pilot build at the St. Louis assembly plant.

We’ve often lamented that there’s not a lot of photos in the public domain showing the assembly of Corvettes from those early days. So it was refreshing to see an entire build of a fuel injected 1963 split window Corvette from start to finish in these photos.

Rare Fuel Injected 1965 Corvette Sting Ray to be Offered at Mecum’s Indy Auction

Rare Fuel Injected 1965 Corvette Sting Ray to be Offered at Mecum's Indy Auction


Midyear Corvette production was in its third year when the 1965 Corvette was introduced and offered for the first time ever was a Corvette big block V8 rated at 396 cubic inches and 425 horsepower. For many buyers, the opportunity for more horsepower at a lower price was more than enough reason to check the box over the higher priced 327/375 hp fuel injected L84 V8.

Consequently, with buyers selecting the big block over the fuelie by almost 3-1, the 1965 Corvette became the last Corvette model to offer fuel injection until the “cross-fire” Corvettes began production in 1982.

Register Now for the Corvette Museum’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Viewing Party

Register Now for the Corvette Museum's 24 Hours of Le Mans Viewing Party


For the second straight year, the National Corvette Museum is inviting Corvette Racing fans to come watch the biggest race of the year as the NCM hosts the 24 Hours of Le Mans viewing party inside the Museum’s Chevrolet Theater. Those that attended last year have raved about the event, not only the experience of watching the race with other C7.R fanatics, but the opportunity to interact with the team during private Skype chats and win some prizes.

If this sounds like it’s up your alley, register now for the 24 Hours of Le Mans viewing party.

Onstar Proactive Alerts Will Warn You If Something is Wrong With Your 2016 Corvette

Onstar Proactive Alerts Will Warn You If Something is Wrong With Your 2016 Corvette


It sounds like science fiction, but it’s for real right now!

Chevrolet has just announced that some of its 2016 models are now smart enough to diagnose themselves in advance and warn their owners that something is about to break on their 2016 Corvette, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, and Equinox.

“Chevrolet is already the most awarded car brand in the industry, and Silverado is the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickup on the road,” said Steve Holland, chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management at General Motors. “With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle.”

Under the service, known as Onstar Proactive Alerts, a small batch of data is collected each time the car is started. That data is then monitored on a continual basis, and sophisticated systems analyze billions of pieces of data collected from participating vehicles. That information can reveal whether the starter motor, fuel pump, and 12-volt battery are operating normally. If not, drivers will be alerted by Onstar that their vehicle needs to be taken in for service, reducing unexpected repairs.

“Accuracy is the key to our prediction algorithms,” Holland said. “We will be able to inform dealer service departments so they can spend less time testing for a condition we have already diagnosed. They can replace the necessary part quicker and minimize the amount of time a customer’s vehicle is at the dealership.”

Hopefully, the new system will keep a lot of owners from experiencing inconvenient breakdowns.

And this is just the beginning for Chevy, which is rapidly making itself known as a technological leader in the industry. Plans are already in place for Proactive Alerts to monitor other vehicle components and expand across the Chevrolet lineup.

“A few companies are doing limited in-vehicle diagnostics, but none have yet demonstrated the capability we offer,” said Paul Krajewski, director of the Vehicle Systems Research Laboratory at General Motors. “As we keep expanding the parts of the vehicle we cover, we hope to continuously enhance our customers’ experience, saving them time and money.”

Proactive Alerts is offered with all OnStar service plans on eligible models, including the OnStar Basic Plan that comes standard for five years on new Chevrolet vehicles.

2016 Corvettes Will Now Proactively Warn You If Something is Wrong


Source:
Chevrolet

Related:
2015 Corvette to Get 4G LTE Connectivity Through OnStar
New Rebate Programs Now Offered on 2016 Corvettes During May
Former BMW Owner Shares His Delivery of a New 2016 Corvette Z06

 

[PICS] Unique Corvette Barn Find Reveals a Forgotten NHRA Drag Racer

[PICS] Unique Corvette Barn Find Reveals a Forgotten NHRA Drag Racer


Here’s a barn find with a still-developing story.

The mystery all starts innocently enough with a poster seeking help on Corvette Forum.

Former First Lady of Corvette Glenda McLellan Passes Away

Former First Lady of Corvette Glenda McLellan Passes Away


Glenda McLellan, wife of former Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan passed was on Friday morning at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer.

Man Arrested After Climbing on Hood of Corvette in Road Rage Incident

Man Arrested After Climbing on Hood of Corvette in Road Rage IncidentFile photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com


If you happened to see a man riding on the top of the hood of a black Corvette in Oroville, California this week, it wasn’t a scene from the new Mission Impossible movie – it was just the latest road rage incident.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Garrett, the woman driving the Corvette ran a man off the road as he was driving a Chevy Tahoe on Forbestown Road.

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