Corvette Racing will be running in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend so now it’s time to start planning how you can follow the C7.Rs in their quest for an eighth class title. This is our comprehensive list of links that will continue to evolve through the conclusion of the race on Sunday.
General Motors came out with their monthly sales report last week and the sales gods continue to shine on the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. For the month of May 2014, Chevrolet sold 3,328 Corvettes. That’s 267.7% higher than the same time period last year when only 905 Corvettes were sold. Corvette sales were slightly less with deliveries running 186 units or -5.29% less in May 2014 vs April 2014.
For the calendar year, 15,021 Corvettes have been delivered between January and May which is a 211.6% increase over the same time in 2013.
A purple Corvette Stingray? You don’t see one of those, well, ever.
Unless you’re at Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City, Florida.
Here’s one of the most in-depth and informative videos about the 1963 Corvette that we’ve seen.
It’s a segment of Jay Leno’s Garage in which the now retired “Tonight Show” host talks for about 20 minutes to master restorer Mike McCluskey about the 1963 Corvette Split Window fuelie he restored to original condition for the famous comedian/car lover. It’s just one of 24 frame-off restorations of Corvettes that McCluskey has done.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here’s your random photo gallery of 2nd generation Corvettes from 1963-1967 to start the week. After looking at some of these photos, I’m tempted to back my ’66 convertible out of the garage and go for a cruise! If you love the 2nd generation Corvette as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.
Has General Motors got something in the works to pay homage to Corvette’s first Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov? Earlier this month, the automaker filed a trademark application for “Zora” under the category of “Vehicles and Products for locomotion by land, air or water”. Could a future special or namesake edition Corvette be in the works?
Following successful Test Day, Corvette C7.R to make its Le Mans debut
LE MANS, France (June 9, 2014) – The biggest race on Corvette Racing’s calendar is here: the 24 Hours of Le Mans – one of racing’s marquee events. The twice-around-the-clock endurance classic will see the Le Mans competition debut of the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in its toughest test to date. The C7.R is the first completely new racing Corvette to compete at Le Mans since 2005 when the C6.R made its debut.
Here’s great event to get your Father’s Day weekend kicked off in style. Corvettes in the D will take place in the shadow of GM’s world headquarters in downtown Detroit. The second-year Corvette show runs 10am – 4pm on Saturday June 14th.
The annual Gumball 3000 rally kicked off down in Miami last week. The rally features exotic cars traveling to different cities and countries with parties and highway shenanigans along the way. After starting in Miami on Friday, the Gumball teams drove to New York City where they and their cars will fly to the U.K. After stops in France and Spain, the rally culminates on the island of Ibiza.
One of the cars in the rally is this blue chrome wrapped 2014 Corvette Stingray.
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