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Harlan Charles: Mass Reduction a Balancing Act for the Corvette Team

Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.

With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.

Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.

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Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1966 Corvette Big Block Convertible

If you’re in the market for a mid-year big block convertible barn find, you may want to head over to eBay Motors and take a look at what they have on the auction block—there’s a 427/390 hp ’66 Sting Ray that may be beckoning to you.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1979 Custom Duntov Turbo Corvette Offered at No Reserve

A Duntov Turbo Corvette, one of the lesser-known Corvette models, is up for sale on eBay and is being offered at no reserve.

The Duntov Turbo Corvette was a collaboration between American Custom Industries (ACI) and Zora Arkus-Duntov following Zora’s retirement from General Motors in 1975. The Duntov Turbo Corvette should not be confused with the 1979 Turbo Corvette and the 1980 Turbo Corvette, both of which were General Motors prototypes. General Motors did not participate in either the design or the manufacture of the Duntov Turbo as both were the responsibility of ACI.

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Corvette Sales Spotlight: Sport Chevrolet

by Keith Cornett on October 11, 2014

Corvette Sales Spotlight: Sport Chevrolet

If you’re in the market for a new Corvette Stingray then check out a sampling of the inventory from our friends and sponsors at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Robert Kramer and his team have seven new 2015 Corvette Stingrays in stock and ready to go immediately. Sport Chevrolet is also offering savings off the MSRP on nearly all of their remaining 2014 Corvette Stingrays in stock.

Here’s just a few of the new Corvette Stingrays featured at Sport Chevrolet:

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Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

by Keith Cornett on October 10, 2014

Bloomington Gold Corvette Show to Leave Champaign

Although a move has been rumored for the last couple of weeks, we’ve confirmed today that the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show will be leaving Champaign, Ill. where the show has been hosted for the last two years on the grounds of the University of Illinois.

A representative from Bloomington Gold tells us a new location will be announced soon.

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Remember to Vote for Corvette Racing for the 'Team to Win' Award
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Go vote right now for Corvette Racing in the WSJ’s Team to Win poll that is underway through Sunday. Even if you have already voted, you can cast a new vote every 24 hours. Other teams are saying that they can beat the fans of Corvette Racing. We’re here to let them know how sadly they are mistaken.

We don’t control IMSA’s rules, we have no say in their ridiculous Balance of Performance adjustments, but we the fans can make our voices heard by making sure Corvette Racing wins this vote.

 

Now that the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park is open, we are starting to get some feedback from some of the professional drivers who have already visited the new track. Johnny O’Connell, one of the most successful racecar drivers in the history of the sport was recently at the track and we’re interested to hear what he had to say.

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Three GM Designers to Paint a Corvette Stingray During a Fundraising Gala at a Detroit Museum

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has already been acclaimed around the world for its beautiful and trend-setting design.

Now three General Motors car designers are going to take it a step further, helping the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser today.

The three GM Design employees – Casey Swanseger, 30; Tyler Mars, 28; and Haneif Katebi, 25 – will be using paint and brush on a 2014 Stingray, bringing to life Detroit’s “creative corridor” made up of industries that merge art, technology, and business.

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[VIDEO] Lets Go Autocrossing in a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

If you’ve never driven or ridden in a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, this 45-second video is the next best thing.

Just be sure you have some Dramamine handy in case the constant twists and turns have an effect on you.

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E85 Corvettes to Race at the National Ethanol Open in Nebraska

If you think of high-performance Corvettes as gas guzzlers, think again.

This weekend, several Corvettes that have been converted to run on E85, a high octane blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline, will be strutting their stuff in Nebraska.

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