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[VIDEO] GM’s Kirk Bennion and the Five Goals for Designing the New C7 Corvette Stingray

[VIDEO] GM's Kirk Bennion and the Five Goals for Designing the New C7 Corvette Stingray

Corvette exterior design manager Kirk Bennion has been working with in the Corvette design studio since 1986. He recently spoke with Faces of GM about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray and the five goals the design team had when creating the next generation sports car.

[PICS] 2013 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach – The Corvettes

[PICS] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 - The Corvettes

Last Friday we spent the slightly soggy day at Barrett-Jackson to see the auction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. While that auction was certainly exciting with Rick Hendrick paying $1 million to buy the first retail version of the next generation convertible, it wasn’t the only Corvette offered on the block that day.

Corvette America’s New Late Model Corvette Catalogs Now Available

Corvette America's New Late Model Corvette Catalogs Now Available

Good news from our friends at Corvette America. Their latest 1984-2013 “late model” Corvette catalog is now available. Corvette America now has three new catalogs containing thousands of quality parts and accessories for 1953-2013 Covettes.

[VIDEOS] C7 Corvette Stingrays Testing on the Open Roads

[VIDEOS] C7 Corvette Stingrays Testing on the Open Roads

Over the last week, a few more videos showing the 2014 Corvette Stingrays testing on public roads have surfaced on YouTube. We’ve already posted a couple of these to our Facebook page but wanted to share them with our regular blog readers as well. Check out these videos and keep your cell phones and cameras handy because you’ll never now when you might encounter the new Corvette Stingray!

[PIC] This is the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible’s New Key Fob

[PIC] This is the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible's New Key Fob

One of the more useful features available on the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible is the operation of the new top. Designers completed remade the top and its operational process, allowing the opening and closing at speeds of up to 30 mph. Drivers also have the ability to operate the top hands free with the new key fob. While at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we located GM’s car wrangler to get this shot of the new fob.

WSJ: What Makes the Chevrolet Corvette Appealing?

WSJ: What Makes the Chevrolet Corvette Appealing?

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how it believes the Corvette – perhaps growing irrelevant during its long journey to some people (though certainly not to the legions of enthusiasts who worship the ground it rolls on) – has suddenly become cool again with the introduction of the C7.

WSJ says a strange thing has suddenly happened to Corvette on its 60-year-old trip to irrelevance for some: It became relevant again.

[VIDEO] 900 HP Corvette ZR1 Belches Flames on the Dyno

[VIDEO] 900 HP Corvette ZR1 Belches Flames on the Dyno

Watch this whole video to see the huge fireball that erupts from the rear end of this ZR1 undergoing a dyno test at ShorTuning in Stanford, Kentucky.

Eric Lancaster’s 2010 ZR1 is measured at releasing a whopping 902.2 horsepower to the rear wheels just before the blinding light show.

[PICS] First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Sells at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach for $1 Million

[PICS] First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Sells at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach for $1 Million

On Friday at 6 pm EST, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible made its way to the center stage at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. Up for grabs was the right to buy the very first retail production Corvette Stingray Convertible when it becomes available later this year. In the front row sat Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid $1 million for first Stingray Coupe at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.

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[VIDEO] Win Dale JR’s Ride: A 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

[VIDEO] Win Dale JR's Ride: A 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

In 2011, Gail Fontaine had the exciting honor of driving away in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s bright red Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

In 2012, Debbi Atkins pulled away in Dale Jr.’s inferno orange Camaro.

They were the lucky winners of raffles sponsored by the Dale Jr. Foundation.

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