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Corvette Racing at Sebring: Seeking to Add to Sebring Legacy

Eight previous class victories at North America’s oldest sports car race

DETROIT (March 16, 2015) – Corvette Racing already has one victory in Florida to its credit in 2015. The focus now turns to the second race for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship: the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway. Both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs are entered in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at a race Corvette Racing has won eight times.

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2014 Corvette Stingrays Recalled for Misaligned Fuel Fill Pipe

Chevrolet issued another recall notice in February pertaining to the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The recall affects certain Corvette Stingrays that may have been built with an out-of-position “anti-siphon” grid within the fuel fill pipe. That grid may move over time and become located from slightly deeper in the fuel fill pipe to totally dislodged from the pipe and move to the bottom of the fuel tank.

Dealers are instructed to replace the fuel tank fill pipe and if necessary, inspect the fuel tank for the dislodged anti-siphon grid.

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Chevrolet to Introduce 6th Generation 2016 Camaro in Detroit on May 16

We know you love your Corvettes, but Chevrolet will be breaking new ground with the introduction of the new 6th generation 2016 Camaro in Detroit on May 16th. The Camaro reveal will be part of a day-long celebration on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park that will host the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix from May 29-31th.

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of March 8th

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 tells the story of how a Corvette buyer’s wife surprised her husband on Corvette delivery day. Here’s a recap from Mike showing a few of his customers and their brand new Corvettes.

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Corvette Z06/Z07 Tires and Brakes Parts Cost More than a Chevy Cruze

A new 2015 Corvette Z06 armed with the Z07 performance package is one of the most potent track weapons available. The Z07 adds carbon ceramic brake rotors for increased stopping power and those wheels are wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup tires.

Anyone tracking these cars on a regular basis will need replacement parts, especially when it comes to two of racings most consumable items behind fuel: tires and brakes.

A user on Jalopnik’s Opposite Lock shared a quote from a Chevrolet dealer’s parts counter. Shockingly, a set of rotors, new Michelin tires and brake pads cost more than a new 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.

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Collectible Corvettes: 2004 Corvette Z06 Commemorative Edition

For model year 2004, the fifth generation Corvette (C5) would be making its last trip around the dance floor. Introduced in 1997, the C5 was then all new from the ground up—new chassis and suspension, new body styling, new rear-mounted transaxle, new all aluminum 5.7 liter V8 engine and a new interior.

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Two days of testing were packed full of news from the Larbre Competition team at Sebring International Raceway on March 9-10.

Larbre used the two days on the track to find out more about the new Corvette C7.R they’ll be running in the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Am category.

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Corvette Chief Engineer Denies Plans for a Mid Engine Corvette Zora ZR1

Tadge Juechter was John McElroy’s guest on Autoline After Hours for Thursday, March 12, where the Corvette Chief Engineer spoke about the Z06 and the differences between the various Z06 packages available. McElroy and Juechter were also joined by Todd Lassa, Executive Editor of Automobile magazine and Gary Vasilash, from Automotive Design & Production.

It was interesting listening to Tadge’s response to several questions about the Corvette, but perhaps none was as interesting and important as his denial that a mid engine Corvette was in the brand’s immediate future.

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[VIDEO] Man Lets a Homeless Guy Drive His Corvette Stingray

Here’s a video that’s sure to make you think about lucky you’ve got it.

A young man named Drey tells us that he and his friend Vic like to make videos and share them on the Internet. “We just like to entertain, have fun, and like to film the dumb/funny things we do,” they say on their website.

In the past, they’ve done some pretty crazy things, like the time Drey challenged beautiful girls to a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” with the payoff getting a kiss from the lady if he wins or getting Tasered by her if he loses! That’s some high stakes.

But in this video, Drey and Vic are not that wild and crazy. They are just out to help their fellow man and in the process they manage to touch the hearts of many of their viewers, at least the less skeptical ones.

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