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Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2014

Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

It’s time for the Corvette community to rally around one of our own as an early morning fire Saturday destroyed the RPI Designs fiberglass plant in Beloit, Ohio.

RPI offers many C5/C6/C7 Corvette parts and accessories, ranging from custom body color painted parts to exhaust systems, grills, and more and says on its website that it’s shipped over 110,000 orders to satisfied customers since 1999.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the weekend blaze, which gutted the 8,000-square-foot plant that made plastic aftermarket parts for Corvettes and Camaros. No cause has been determined, but the building was insured.

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[VIDEO] Tailor-inspired Custom-Fit Covers Protect the C7 Corvette and Other GM Vehicles

We’ve all pointed excitedly whenever we spot a truckload of Corvette Stingrays coming down the interstate, all dressed up in their protective white covers.

Now, here’s the inside story about those “fancy suits.”

General Motors has joined forces with CoverCar, part of an Italy-based company, to create custom covers for some GM vehicles, including the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Cadillac ELR, and the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Second Straight Win for Magnussen, Garcia

New Chevrolet Corvette C7.R a winner again in California

MONTEREY, Calif. (May 4, 2014) – It wasn’t nearly as easy as last time, but Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen scored their second straight GT Le Mans victory in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Sunday. The duo won a hard-fought battle for the second consecutive season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – this time in their No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray Shown in White House Correspondents Skit

Remember that 2014 Velocity Yellow Corvette Stingray that was spotted wearing the Washington D.C. vanity plate “The VP”? Turns out it was for Vice President Joe Biden. At least, that’s the premise behind a video shown at Saturday night’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Pole Position for Garcia, Corvette C7.R

Corvettes on front two rows in GT Le Mans class for Sunday’s two-hour race

MONTEREY, Calif. (May 3, 2014) – Antonio Garcia continued Corvette Racing’s stellar record at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today with pole position in the GT Le Mans class. The Spanish star captured his first fastest qualifier honor with Corvette Racing with a lap of 1:22.373 (97.809 mph) in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

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Does the World Need a Sequel to Corvette Summer?

by Mitch Talley on May 3, 2014

Does the World Need a Sequel to Corvette Summer?

After all the success of the Star Wars series, Mark Hamill came down to earth in 1978, so to speak, and immediately starred in Corvette Summer, which has turned into a cult favorite, especially among Corvette enthusiasts.

This week, Hamill was again in the news with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, director J.J. Abrams, and several young actors as plans were announced for Star Wars Episode VII, with Hamill, Ford, and Fisher reprising their roles from the original 1977 blockbuster as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, respectively.

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Thirty Years Later: Jim Glass Still Restoring and Racing Corvettes and Camaros
Photo Credit: Donna Kessler/RecordOnline

After 30 years of racing and restoring Corvettes and Camaros, Jim Glass Corvette Specialist Inc., Route 32, Kingston, N.Y., is like a living, breathing museum.

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GM Begins Work on New Performance and Racing Center

by Bruce Troxell on May 2, 2014

GM Begins Work on New Performance and Racing Center

General Motors announced this week that they have begun construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development that will also include an electric motor laboratory and a gear center. The new building is expected to be opened and in use by mid-2015 and completed by early 2016.

The Center represents GM’s continuing investment in motorsports that stems from the time-tested belief that racing is the ultimate proving ground for much of the technology in the vehicles that GM sells.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

by Steve Burns on May 2, 2014

The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

Last weekend’s Bash at the National Corvette Museum provided the perfect opportunity to assemble our latest edition of Corvette vanity plates. We love wandering the parking lots and show fields at any event to check out what Corvette owners have chosen to adorn their rides with. As usual, we weren’t disappointed by what we found.

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Racing Seminar at the 2014 NCM Bash

At the 2014 Corvette Museum’s Bash in Bowling Green, KY, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan and No. 4 Corvette C7.R driver Tommy Milner conducted a question and answer session with Corvette enthusiasts. The session covered a wide range of topics including the testing and development of the C7.R and race recaps of the Daytona 24, Sebring and Long Beach.

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