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Meet the New Manager of Corvette’s Assembly Plant

by Keith Cornett on July 28, 2010

More on the Corvette Assembly Plant's New Manager, Dave Tatman

Yesterday it was announced that Dave Tatman would be taking the helm of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant on August 1st following the reassignment of Bob Parcell, who will be taking over the Lordstown plant in anticipation of the launch of the 2011 Chevy Cruze. Tatman becomes the fourth manager of the Corvette Assembly Plant in just over three years and calls BGAP “the crown jewel of GM’s assembly plants”. We got the bio of Dave Tatman which can be read after the jump.

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Live Webchat: Learn More About the Corvette Engine Build Experience

Earlier this month, GM set the automotive world ablaze with news of the Build Your Engine experience for Corvette Z06 and ZR1 buyers. Tomorrow, GM is giving you a chance to chat directly with a couple of the guys from Wixom’s Performance Build Center where the LS7 and LS9 engines are assembled.

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Breaking: GM Reassigns Parcell to Lordstown; Bob Tatman Announced as New Corvette Plant Manager

At 8 am this morning it was announced that Bob Parcell (pictured on the right), manager of GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant, has been reassigned as the plant manager at Lordstown Assembly in Lordstown, Ohio, effective August 1. Bob will lead the launch the brand new Chevrolet Cruze. Dave Tatman, current plant manager at Warren Transmission, will be Bowling Green’s new plant manager.

 

If Corvettes Were Women: Do these Flares Make Me Look Fat?

This extra widebody Corvette Z06 from Dubai was spotted on the Corvette Forum under a thread entitled “This widebody stuff is getting ridiculous“. SS-Vette.com makes the flared rear panels which gives the Corvette a 6″ wider stance over the standard stock Z06/Grand Sport quarter panels.

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[VIDEO] How Its Made: Corvette America's Seat Covers

Corvette America has been making seat covers for America’s Sports car since 1982. Today, their US-based manufacturing plant turns out vinyl and leather seat covers in stock and custom colors for 1959-2004 Corvettes. Check out this great behind-the-scenes video that shows how they are made.

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Rocky Road for Corvette Racing in Lime Rock ALMS

by Corvette Racing on July 24, 2010

Rocky Road for Corvette Racing in Lime Rock ALMS

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 24, 2010 – Lime Rock Park proved to be no walk in the park for Corvette Racing in today’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Suspension damage resulting from contact sidelined the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, while a stop-and-go penalty effectively took the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R out of contention for a victory.

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[VIDEO] Wheels Come Off 2010 ALMS Season for Corvette Racing

This picture and the accompanying video pretty much sums up Corvette Racing’s chances to compete for the ALMS Championship this season. Johnny O’Connell was driving the first stint in the #3 Corvette C6.R at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park when contact was made with the #88 GTC Porsche. The resulting damage knocked the Corvette out of the race.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Beretta Penalized for Blocking at Lime Rock

It seems that Corvette Racing can’t get a break this season and the cloud of bad luck followed the team to Connecticut this Saturday for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Olivier Beretta was assessed a stop-and-go penalty for blocking during a heated battle with the two BMWs which surprised many watchers including the SPEED commentators. For a minute it appeared that Beretta would refuse to come in, but eventually he let the BMWs go past and entered Pit road on his third circuit following the call.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Sixth in Rainy Lime Rock

by Corvette Racing on July 23, 2010

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Sixth in Rainy Lime Rock

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 23, 2010 – On a rainy day at Lime Rock Park, Corvette drivers Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin qualified their Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars fourth and sixth respectively for Saturday’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Wet conditions prevailed through two hours of practice and the 20-minute qualifying session.

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GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2010

GM Goes Green with Brickyard 400 Corvette Pace Car

No, we’re not talking about an ethanol burning E85-capable Corvette like the Z06 that paced the 2008 Indianapolis 500. We’re talking about Green as in “Bowling Green Metallic” – the most recent shade of Green that last graced Corvettes in 2001. This weekend, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 will be paced by this Green and White Corvette Grand Sport Coupe while Arctic White Corvette Grand Sport Convertibles will serve as Festival (parade) cars.

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