With 2016 being a Leap Year, Chevrolet called for people to #DayItForward. Essentially, what that means is that we all had an extra 24 hours this year with February 29th on the calendar, so why not do something nice for somebody?
In what was probably the most understated launch of a new Corvette model in our 10 years here, Chevrolet officially revealed the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Why Chevrolet choose to be so low key about the launch of this car is anyone’s guess, but we were willing to wake up at 4:30 am ET to catch the reveal via social media and this is what we’ve learned.
GM released their corporate sales report for February 2016 this morning. Corvette sales for February totaled 2,116 cars, a decrease of -18.8% over the same time in 2015 which saw Corvette sales at 2,605 units. For the Calendar Month to Date, GM has sold 3,617 Corvettes, a decrease over 2015’s -23.6%.
Corvette sales did show a rebound following the 1,501 Corvettes sold in January 2016. The 2,116 Corvettes sold in February 2016 represents an increase of 615 cars for a 40.97% increase.
Photo Credit: RetroJim/Instagram
We spent the day digging around to find out more about what Chevrolet has planned with a C7 Corvette Grand Sport Model. What we can say is that the car that will be revealed tomorrow morning at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show will be a production car…not a concept as we initially wondered.
Dates of production, performance capabilities and other a multitude of other questions we have will have to wait until after the reveal.
The Chevrolet Press Conference will not be streamed live and we were told that press releases will not be sent out in advance to trusted outlets. So set up the coffee maker to go off around 4:30 am ET tomorrow morning if you want to try and follow along via social media.
In the meantime, we bring you this photo from RetroJim via Instagram showing what we believe is the covered C7 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show in advance of tomorrow’s reveal.
Chevrolet Europe tweeted the photo below of the Chevrolet performance display at the Geneva Motor Show. The two Corvettes shown are the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition and a Arctic White 2016 Corvette Stingray with the Twilight Blue Design Package. A new 2016 Camaro is shown just off to the left of the Corvettes and that’s the car that we believe is covered behind the covered Corvette Grand Sport.
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Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
Just when you think it can’t get any better at the National Corvette Museum, the folks up in Bowling Green come up with another great new idea.
We can’t wait to see the recently opened exhibit about the sinkhole, and now comes word that the NCM is remodeling an area that will focus on the care and maintenance of their classic car collection that has now climbed to 72!
To say this news caught us off guard would be an understatement. Tomorrow is March 1st and not April Fools Day, right?
But according to Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin, who also serves as a Chevrolet ambassador in Europe, a Corvette Grand Sport model will be making its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1.
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 delivery dispatch, Mike shares one of his largest collection of deliveries yet with new Corvette Z06s and Stingrays being delivered at the Maryland-based dealership. Many of this week’s customers are first time Corvette owners so it’s always interesting to see those “first Corvettes”. You never forget your first, right? As always, Mike also includes a collection of vintage pics, old ads and barn finds…
Last Sunday down in South Florida was the 10th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance held at the famous Boca Raton Resort & Club. Thanks to our friend Don Smith for allowing us to share his photos from the event which featured several significant and rare Corvettes.
One of the big draws for the Corvette fans who attend IMSA races to cheer on the Corvette Racing C7.Rs is the Corvette Corral, a special place to park your Corvette at the track and hang out with other Corvette Racing fans.
For a 24 hour race, having a “home base” is totally worth the price of admission, not only as a place to park, rest and eat, but for the bonus coverage fans receive with presentations from Corvette and other team-related sponsors.