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Picket Lines Form at Corvette Assembly Plant as UAW Strikes

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2007

Corvette assembly line workers picket on Corvette DriveThe United Auto Workers have made good on their threat to carry out a nationwide strike as contract talks with General Motors have stalled. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, about 30 workers formed picket lines at 10:00 am this morning at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant, home of the Corvette and the Cadillac XLR. More workers joined their ranks on Corvette Drive as they left the plant. While the automaker has sufficient stocks to withstand a short strike, the effect on Corvette would probably be more pronounced due to its limited production compared to other GM vehicles. According to Corvette Blog’s National Corvette Stock Report, over 3,100 2008 Corvettes were available on the ground as well as 4,451 2007 Corvettes. The factory churns out 150 Corvettes or so daily so the walkout will probably inconvenience those with current orders as well as those owners opting for the R8C Museum Delivery Option. A message was posted on the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s website that says “GM Tours are suspended until further notice.” Stay with CorvetteBlogger.com as we will continue to monitor the UAW’s strike and its effects on Corvette production.
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Second Video of Corvette ZR-1 Surfaces

by Keith Cornett on September 22, 2007

LeftLaneNews.com has a Brenda Priddy spy video that features a drive-by of the same Corvette ZR-1 that was captured earlier this week in Colorado. Still can’t make out any discernable whine from a supercharger, but the exhaust note is awe-inspiring:

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LeftLaneNews.com
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Corvette ZR-1 Caught on Video!

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2007

FastLaneDaily.com is the first to capture the new supercharged Corvette ZR-1/Blue Devil/SS on video. The 2 minute YouTube clip shows the supercar undergoing road testing somewhere in Colorado. At the end of the video, we finally hear the exhaust that everyone who has ever seen this car in person talks about.

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Vettes and Jets on the Lex

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2007

A couple guys from my Corvette Club (Tampa Bay Vettes) made the 1,100 mile trek from Tampa, Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas to take part in Vettes and Jets on the Lex last weekend and luckily for us they set up a temporary blog so we can follow their adventures. If you’ve never seen 300 Corvettes on an aircraft carrier, it is a site to behold. According to the local paper, the event broke a record for most cars on an aircraft carrier and raised almost $60,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project and United Service Organizations of South Texas. After this event, Richard and Wes are heading north to Effingham, Illinois for Mid America Motorworks annual Fun Fest.

Vettes and Jets on the Lex
For additional photos from Richard and Wes on their trip to the USS Lexington and Mid America Motorworks’ Fun Fest, Click Here.
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Spy Photos: The 2009 Corvette ZR-1/SS/Blue Devil

by Keith Cornett on September 19, 2007

Appearing to stand still while spy photographer Brenda Priddy shoots away, the new Corvette ZR-1 appears to be sporting not only a carbon fiber roof, but carbon fiber A & B pillars as well. What really stands out in my mind is the huge ceramic brakes with cross-drilled rotors and a large set of calipers.

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