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Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Drives a 1958 Corvette

by Steve Burns on October 2, 2013

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond Drives a 1958 Corvette

One of the jolly chaps over at Top Gear recently got his hands on a C1 Corvette as Richard Hammond spent some quality time behind the wheel of a red on red 1958 convertible. In his eloquently written article, Hammond expounds on the virtues of the car’s styling and performance with typical Top Gear panache. Read on to see what Hammond had to say about his time with a first generation Corvette.

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Corvette Racing at VIR: GT Championship in Sight

by Corvette Racing on October 2, 2013

Corvette Racing at VIR: GT Championship in Sight

ALMS manufacturer, team titles within reach in next-to-last round

DETROIT (Oct. 1, 2013) – Twelve months ago, Corvette Racing and Chevrolet celebrated a championship weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Now let’s fast-forward to the present day – Chevrolet and Corvette Racing are on the verge of securing a repeat championship titles in the American Le Mans Series… once again at VIR.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

A rare 1957 Corvette featuring the 283/283 hp (RPO 579E) fuel injection sold for $290,000 at Mecum’s 2013 Dallas Auction.

This Onyx Black roadster is one of only 43 “airbox” Corvettes produced in 1957 which offered a new fuel injection system helping the 283 Cubic inch engine attain the mythical “one-horsepower-per-cubic-inch” threshold for the first time.

The ’57 Airbox Corvette was part of the Buddy Herin collection which also saw the record-breaking $3.2 million sale of the 1967 L88 Corvette Sting Ray at the same auction.

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Report: Demand for the Corvette Stingray May Create a Massive Waitlist

Would you wait six months to take delivery of your 2014 Corvette Stingray?

Well, you may not have a choice.

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[VIDEO] Hennessey Runs C7 Corvette Stingray at the Drag Strip

Hennessey builds some of the meanest cars under the sun and now they’ve gotten their hands on the new C7. Uh oh. It probably won’t be too long before it has seven trillion (or maybe just a thousand) horsepower. But below is video of a quarter-mile run with the C7 as it was delivered to them – bone stock.

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Callaway Green Lights the 2014 Corvette Stingray Shooting Brake for Production

Earlier this year Callaway Cars announced the shooting brake concept of the 2014 Corvette Stingray and said if there was enough demand for the concept then it would be built. Last month at Corvettes at Carlisle, Reeves Callaway told a group of Callaway owners that the shooting brake will indeed see production.

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This day has been a long time coming for Nick George.

Now in his 30s, George started saving for a Corvette when he was just 5 years old. That dedication to Chevrolet’s sports car was rewarded today when he and his wife, Valerie, became the first customers to take delivery of a new Stingray at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

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[VIDEO] Autocrossing a 500-hp 1965 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 30, 2013

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

We recently brought you the story of Brian Hobaugh and his 500-hp 1965 Corvette that his family has been autocrossing for the last 30 years. Here is a video of Hobaugh actually autocrossing the red Sting Ray coupe at Crows Landing in August. Love that sound!!

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No. 10 Corvette DP Driven by Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor Captures 2013 Rolex Series Championship

Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor picked up their third straight win (and fifth of the season) in the season finale at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., in the process earning the 2013 DP Drivers’ Championship in their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP). It was the fourth win in a row at Lime Rock Park for the two drivers.

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[VIDEO] Watch the 2014 Corvette Stingrays Get Built in Bowling Green

Other than the official Chevy teaser video we saw earlier this year, we haven’t really been able to get inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to see how the new C7 Corvettes are assembled until now. Here’s a video that features six minutes of hot assembly line action featuring the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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