Even veteran NASCAR racers like Dale Earnhardt Jr. still have mountains to climb.
Take, for example, Junior’s recent drive in a 757-horsepower Callaway Corvette for a segment on the weekend edition of the NBC TODAY show.
Two Torch Red body panels that appear to be part of the mid engine C8 Corvette were photographed as they were being painted in the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s paint shop. There is also another body panel to the right of the rear panel in the picture below.
A 17-year-old male is in a heap of trouble after leading Los Angeles Police Department officers on a brief chase in a stolen Torch Red C7 Corvette coupe on Saturday afternoon.
The five-minute pursuit ended peacefully on the Occidental College campus, where the teen tried unsuccessfully to ram the Corvette through a gate – smashing the passenger side of the windshield in the process.
Registration closes Tuesday, Oct. 24 for the 9th Annual Vets ‘n Vettes event presented by Mobil 1 at the National Corvette Museum.
The special event comes during November, which is Military Appreciation Month, and will recognize veterans and wounded warriors on Thursday, Nov. 2.
The Internet is abuzz with speculation about the upcoming C7 ZR1 that is expected to be available to Corvette enthusiasts in the coming months.
We don’t know any details about how much horsepower this newest Supervette will produce, but speculation is that it will be 750 or more.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike recaps the important dates regarding the early end of the 2018s and the beginning of 2019 production in late January. Mike shares a couple of deliveries this week and then offers up a great selection of throwbacks and vintage pics to round out the week.
Check out even more photos and videos of his deliveries on his facebook page, CorvetteFurman.
If you lived for eternity, it seems to me that one of the bonuses is that you could drive a Corvette every
day night forever. Of course, there would have to be a strict “no eating in the Corvette” rule.
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Some owners have been complaining ever since the 2015 Z06 came out that a design defect causes the 650-horsepower Z06 engine to overheat when racing. That makes the car useless for the purpose they allege that GM promoted all along by claiming in public that the Z06 was bred from racing stock.
Attorneys for General Motors are making their arguments to try and get a judge to approve a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against GM for engine overheating in the seventh generation Corvette Z06.
GM has fired back, though, and claims that the Z06 is indeed not a race car and has limitations like any vehicle. “Its performance, especially at top speeds, also depends heavily on the driver’s skill and attention,” the motion to dismiss argues. “The Z06 owner’s manual gives detailed instructions for track driving. There is no allegation that any of these plaintiffs followed these instructions.”
Plaintiffs lawyer Stuart Grossman of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen in Coral Gables, Fla., claims that the situation is “terribly uncomplicated,” in an online story posted by Daily Business Review. GM “put a premium on the size to keep it aerodynamic and small and sleek, when the area in which the engine is housed is inadequate to give it proper ventilation,” Grossman said.
GM is asking U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles to dismiss the suit, arguing that the plaintiffs all bought their cars from independent dealers. “Plaintiffs thus cannot allege a duty to disclose because they did not have, and do not allege, any direct relationship with GM,” the Sept. 25 motion to dismiss argues.
In the Daily Business Review story, Grossman said the claims involve General Motors dealers who could not offer a repair or replacement for the plaintiffs’ cars.
“Unlike air bag litigation, where there could be numerous factors involved in that, this whole thing is contained under the GM umbrella, and that’s why there’s only one defendant,” he said. “One corporation is responsible for the design, manufacture, sale and repair of the product.”
Florida Attorney Behind Class-Action Lawsuit is also a Corvette Z06 Owner and HPDE Enthusiast
GM Facing Class Action Lawsuit Over C7 Corvette Z06’s Cooling Issues
Lawsuit Filed Against GM By Family of Man Who Died Inside his Corvette
Even if you’ve been a Corvette enthusiast for years, it never hurts to take a look back at how your favorite car has evolved over the years.
Cars Evolution has summed up the Corvette’s 65-year history in a short video that offers photos and tidbits of information about the car from the first 1953 model to the anticipated C7 ZR1 (which is labeled a 2018 model in the video but appears to be on its way as possibly a 2019 model early next year).
After 41 years in the newspaper business, I know sometimes you have to search pretty hard to find a good story to put on the front page.
But that’s not always the case, as The Press of Atlantic City in Pleasantville, New Jersey can verify.