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[PICS] The 2015 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Last weekend Bloomington Gold completed its rookie orientation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A couple of soggy days couldn’t dampen spirits at the show’s 2nd new location in the last 3 years.

The combination of new driving events and the iconic location made this one of the best Bloomington Gold events in recent memory.

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Kai Spande Appointed as General Manager of the Corvette Assembly Plant
Photo Credit: MLIVE

After last month’s announcement that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche was being promoted to the Flint Assembly Plant, we’ve been wondering who would be appointed as the Jeff’s replacement. Today, that news came from the National Corvette Museum as they tweeted a welcome to Kai Spande who will take the reins officially on September 1st.

Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Receives Shut Down Order Over Noise Concerns
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park

We told you a few days ago that neighbors of the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park are upset with the noise levels being created by the cars there.

Now the City-County Planning Commission in Bowling Green has ordered the Motorsports Park to cease all building construction and event-related activities within 24 hours.

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Corvette Racing's Coverage of the Corvette DPs Undermines its Core Fan Base
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

This is a blog post that has nearly been written three times since the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship began last year, and after Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen, I’ve decided not to hold back my feelings for how I believe Corvette Racing/Team Chevy PR is undermining its core fan base in support of the Corvette Daytona Prototypes.

As Dennis Miller says, “I don’t want to go on a rant, but…”

Final 2015 Corvette Production Statistics

The second year of C7 Corvette production ended almost two weeks ago and thanks to our friends at the National Corvette Museum, we already have a breakdown of the final 2015 Corvette production statistics.

For the 2015 model year, Chevrolet build 34,240 Corvettes. Production decreased 8% from the 37,288 Corvette Stingrays built during the C7’s inaugural year, but we’ve been told that the production cycle for the 2014 model year was slightly longer than 2015.

Leading the production was the 2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe. GM built 20,757 Stingray Coupes which accounted for 60.6% of Corvette production. The Z06 Coupe was second with 6,980 built for a 20.4% share. The Corvette Stingray Convertible’s production was 4,830 for 14.1% and finally the Corvette Z06 Convertible total was 1,673 for 4.9%.

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Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: No.3 Corvette C7.R Finishes Fourth in the Wet

No. 3 Corvette C7.R fourth in GTLM in first race since 24 Hours of Le Mans

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 28, 2015) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R led the Corvette Racing effort with a fourth-place class finish at Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday as rain wreaked havoc on the sixth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of June 28th

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.

In this week’s dispatch, Mike shares his Corvette passion with a young cancer patient and many great organizations also step up to help make his day a little bit better. There were also deliveries through the week including a few Stingray’s and Z06s delivered in the rain! (No, they don’t melt!) We also get to see a R8C delivery at the Corvette Museum.

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Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen: Points Pay Off for Starting Positions

Qualifying abandoned due to weather; Corvettes on pole in GTLM

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, 2015) – Corvette Racing will line up based on TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Driver’s points for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at The Glen. Heavy rain at Watkins Glen International forced the cancellation of qualifying and put Corvette Racing on the pole position.

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[PIC] Corvette Racing Celebrates their Triple Crown Wins
Photo Credit: Richard Prince

This has been a magical year for Corvette Racing and the C7.R.

First they opened the season with a win at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and then followed that up with a win at the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Then it’s off to France for Corvette Racing’s most important race of the year. And when the odds looked stacked against them after losing the No.63 Corvette in a qualifying accident, the No.64 Corvette with drivers Gavin, Milner and Taylor stepped up and ran about the cleanest 24 hour race ever to win the GTE-Pro class at the 24 Hours at Le Mans.