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[VIDEO] Schmidt and Andretti Prepare for Saturday’s Semi-Autonomous Corvette Race at IMS

[VIDEO] Schmidt and Andretti Prepare for Saturday's Semi-Autonomous Corvette Race at IMS


Inspiring racer Sam Schmidt returns to the track Saturday to face legendary Mario Andretti at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Schmidt has been paralyzed from the chest down for more than 17 years after a racing accident at Walt Disney World Speedway.

Thanks to the specially modified SAM (Semi-Autonomous Motorcar) Corvette, though, he has been able to use technology to drive again, despite his paralysis.

[VIDEO] Jimmie Johnson Offers Up Some Donuts with a Young Fan in a Corvette Z06

[VIDEO] Jimmie Johnson Offers Up Some Donuts with a Young Fan in a Corvette Z06


It’s great to see the happy faces on young fans when they meet their heroes in real life. One young fan got the ride of a lifetime with his hero Jimmie Johnson in a Corvette Z06 that will be raffled to support Johnson’s non-profit foundation.

Former NASA Scientist: That Corvette ZR1 on the Nurburgring is Shifting at 9000 RPMs

Former NASA Scientist: That Corvette ZR1 on the Nurburgring is Shifting at 9000 RPMs
Photo Credit: Carspotter Jeroen


I’m not a scientist and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But I’m always up for a good theory, conspiratorial or otherwise. Last night I got hit up on twitter by a guy with an interesting take on the prototype 2018 Corvette ZR1s that have been seen testing recently on the Nurburgring.

The Detroit News Announces Winners of its Corvette SUV Design Contest

The Detroit News Announces Winners of its Corvette SUV Design Contest


We told you about a Detroit News story a few weeks ago that brought up the idea of spinning off the Corvette brand into a full lineup that might include an SUV.

Well, the Detroit News took it a step further and invited its readers to submit entries to a Corvette SUV Design Contest.

Colt’s Mathis to Drive the Corvette Stingray Pace Car at the IndyCar Grand Prix

Colt's Mathis to Drive the Corvette Stingray Pace Car at the IndyCar Grand Prix


A new tradition started a few ago at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is to run a IndyCar race on the 2.439-mile road course as a warm-up to the Indianapolis 500 race that is held on Memorial Day weekend. This year, the fourth annual Verizon IndyCar Grand Prix takes place on Saturday, May 13th and a Corvette Stingray was selected as the Pace Car for that event.

Selected to drive the Arctic White Stingray Pace Car is retired Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis, who spend his entire 14-year in the NFL playing for the team.

2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Le Mans Safety Car Offered at Auctions America

2003 Corvette 50th Anniversary Le Mans Safety Car Offered at Auctions America


Someone is going to get a bargain for a piece of Corvette racing history this weekend at the Auctions America sale in Auburn Spring, Indiana.

Officials there are forecasting that an actual 2003 safety pace car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans will fetch between $25,000 to $30,000 at the auction.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Taylor, Fässler Round Out 2017 Lineup

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Taylor, Fässler Round Out 2017 Lineup


All six Corvette Racing drivers are past winners of French endurance classic

DETROIT (May 9, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s 18th consecutive appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans will feature a lineup of six drivers, each with victories in the famed French endurance event. In addition to full-season drivers Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, Corvette Racing adds Jordan Taylor and Marcel Fässler to its roster for the June 17-18 race with a pair of Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs for the GTE Pro class.

[VIDEO] The National Corvette Museum Unveils the Donors Plaque at the NCM Motorsports Park

[VIDEO] The National Corvette Museum Unveils the Donors Plaque at the NCM Motorsports Park


The NCM Motorsports Park is another crown jewel for the Corvette brand and adds yet another reason for motorsports enthusiasts to visit Bowling Green, Kentucky. The project featured a number of fundraising events over the years and those members who donated were officially recognized during the


Here are some photos as well from the Donor Plaque unveiling:



Track Action from the Motorsports Park at the Michelin NCM Bash


Track Action from the Motorsports Park at the Michelin NCM Bash


Track Action from the Motorsports Park at the Michelin NCM Bash


Track Action from the Motorsports Park at the Michelin NCM Bash



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Top 50 Corvette Dealers in 2017 (through April 30th)

The Top 50 Corvette Dealers of 2017 (through April 30th)


We recently got our hands on an internal Chevrolet report detailing the Top 50 Corvette dealers in 2017 through April 30th. Anytime we can get these sales reports, we’ll share the info which shows serious Corvette buyers who are selling the most Corvettes in their respective areas.

The list contains several new dealers who were not part of our Top 50 Corvette Sellers of 2016 which tracked sales for the entire year.

Two of our four sponsoring Chevrolet dealerships officially made the list. Our friends at Kerbeck Corvette are leading all dealerships with sales of 381 Corvettes through April 30th. Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet moves up to #3 with sales of 136 Corvettes so far. Our newest sponsoring dealer, Van Bortel Chevrolet in upstate NY, came in at #51 on the list with 19 Corvettes.

Our friends at Sport Chevrolet didn’t make the current list but the family-owned dealership is on their way to having another great year. Visit Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD and let’s make them a Top 50 Corvette Dealers for the third consecutive year.

Here are the Top 50 Corvette Dealers from 2017 (through April 30th):

Top 50 Corvette Dealers
January 1-April 30, 2017
       
Rank Dealership Location Corvettes
       
1 KERBECK ATLANTIC CITY NJ 381
2 MAC MULKIN CHEVROLET NASHUA NH 240
3 CRISWELL CHEVROLET, INC. GAITHERSBURG MD 136
4 LES STANFORD CHEVROLET DEARBORN MI 123
5 BOMNIN CHEVROLET MIAMI FL 114
6 CLASSIC CHEVROLET, INC. GRAPEVINE TX 70
7 RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET DULUTH GA 60
8 GEORGE MATICK CHEVROLET, INC REDFORD MI 60
9 HENDRICK CHEVROLET CARY NC 55
10 VAN CHEVROLET SCOTTSDALE AZ 51
11 BOARDWALK CHEVROLET REDWOOD CITY CA 51
12 RYDELL AUTOMOTIVE GROUP NORTHRIDGE CA 43
13 BILL STASEK CHEVROLET, INC WHEELING IL 43
14 STINGRAY CHEVROLET PLANT CITY FL 40
15 ESTERO BAY CHEVROLET ESTERO FL 40
16 SELMAN CHEVROLET COMPANY ORANGE CA 39
17 DON MEALEAY CHEVROLET CLERMONT FL 37
18 COUGHLIN AUTOMOTIVE PATASKALA OH 37
19 DAN CUMMINS CHEVROLET-BUICK PARIS KY 36
20 CLASSIC CHEVROLET SUGAR LAND TX 36
21 RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET OF BUFORD BUFORD GA 33
22 JIM ELLIS CHEVROLET CHAMBLEE GA 32
23 RICK HENDRICK CITY CHEVROLET CHARLOTTE NC 31
24 LOU BACHRODT CHEVROLET COCONUT CREEK FL 31
25 BOB STALL CHEVROLET LA MESA CA 31
26 SELMAN CHEVROLET ORANGE CA 29
27 ROSS DOWNING CHEVROLET HAMMOND LA 28
28 AUTONATION CHEVROLET GREENACRES GREENACRES FL 28
29 PARKWAY CHEVROLET, INC. TOMBALL TX 27
30 HARBOR CHEVROLET LONGBEACH CA 27
31 RICK HENDRICK CHEVROLET NAPLES NAPLES FL 26
32 BACHMAN AUTO GROUP, INC. LOUISVILLE KY 26
33 FINDLAY CHEVROLET LAS VEGAS NV 25
34 HENDRICK CHEVROLET SHAWNEE MISSION SHAWNEE MISSION KS 25
35 NIMNICHT CHEVROLET JACKSONVILLE FL 24
36 MOMENTUM CHEVROLET SAN JOSE CA 24
37 LYNN LAYTON CHEVROLET DECATUR AL 24
38 STONEBRIAR CHEVROLET FRISCO TX 23
39 JOHN L. SULLIVAN CHEVROLET ROSEVILLE CA 23
40 MAHER CHEVROLET, INC. SAINT PETERSBURG FL 23
41 SUNSET CHEVROLET BUICK GMC SARASOTA FL 22
42 SERRA CHEVROLET BUICK GMC MADISON TN 22
43 MERLE STONE CHEVROLET TULARE CA 22
44 COX CHEVROLET INCORPORATED BRADENTON FL 22
45 WALTERS ELKLAND CHEVROLET ELKLAND PA 21
46 SCHUMACHER CHEVROLET-BUICK-GMC LAKE PARK FL 21
47 LANDERS CHEVROLET OF NORMAN NORMAN OK 21
48 DIMMITT CHEVROLET CLEARWATER FL 21
49 AUTONATION CHEVROLET PEMBROKE PINES PEMBROKE PINES FL 21
50 CONNELL CHEVROLET COSTA MESA CA 20
51 VAN BORTEL CHEVROLET MACEDON NY 19


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Join the Circle City Corvette Club’s 37th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan

Join the Circle City Corvette Clubs 37th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan


Our friends at the Circle City Corvette Club are hosting their annual Corvette Beach Caravan to Panama City Beach on May 18-21st and you’re invited!

This is the 37th Annual Corvette Beach Caravan for the Dothan, Alabama-based club. The weekend will feature a car show, seminars, Corvette memorabilia auction and special guests from the Corvette world.

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