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GM Begins Work on New Performance and Racing Center

by Bruce Troxell on May 2, 2014

GM Begins Work on New Performance and Racing Center

General Motors announced this week that they have begun construction of a state-of-the-art facility for race engine design and development that will also include an electric motor laboratory and a gear center. The new building is expected to be opened and in use by mid-2015 and completed by early 2016.

The Center represents GM’s continuing investment in motorsports that stems from the time-tested belief that racing is the ultimate proving ground for much of the technology in the vehicles that GM sells.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

by Steve Burns on May 2, 2014

The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

Last weekend’s Bash at the National Corvette Museum provided the perfect opportunity to assemble our latest edition of Corvette vanity plates. We love wandering the parking lots and show fields at any event to check out what Corvette owners have chosen to adorn their rides with. As usual, we weren’t disappointed by what we found.

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Racing Seminar at the 2014 NCM Bash

At the 2014 Corvette Museum’s Bash in Bowling Green, KY, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan and No. 4 Corvette C7.R driver Tommy Milner conducted a question and answer session with Corvette enthusiasts. The session covered a wide range of topics including the testing and development of the C7.R and race recaps of the Daytona 24, Sebring and Long Beach.

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April 2014 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 1, 2014

April 2015 Corvette Sales

It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time to talk about the monthly sales report from General Motors. For April 2014, Corvette sales continue their near record setting pace as 3,514 Corvettes were delivered last month. That is a 260.8% increase over the 974 Corvettes sold in April 2013. The sales for April 2014 was slightly higher with a 1% increase in sales over the 3,480 Corvettes sold in March 2014.

For the Calendar Year (January-April) 11,693 Corvettes have been delivered. That’s a 198.7% increase over the 3,915 Corvettes sold in 2013 over the same time period.

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[VIDEO] The Corvette Z06 and C7.R Design Seminar from the 2014 NCM Bash

Corvette Design Team Members Kirk Bennion and Ryan Vaughan hosted the C7 Corvette Z06 Design Seminar at the Corvette Museum’s Bash. There was also a discussion and slides showing the evolution of Corvette Racing’s identity from C6.R to C7.R as well.

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Supervettes SV7 Wide Body Kit Teased for Corvette Stingray

If you’re not satisfied with the looks and performance of the standard Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Z06 model, then SuperVettes might be the place for you to visit with your C7.

The Florida-based Corvette specialist currently offers wide body and performance upgrade kits for all C6 models, including the coupe, convertible, Z06, Grand Sport, and ZR1, and hoods, spoilers, and body kits for C5s.

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Corvette ZR-1 On Display at Mercury Marine Museum

by Mitch Talley on April 30, 2014

Corvette ZR-1 Featured at Mercury Marine Museum

When we think of Corvettes, we naturally think first of the National Corvette Museum.

But that’s not the only place you’ll find rare Corvettes on display.

Mercury Marine – which built the 5.7-liter, 375-hp LT5 engine that powered the legendary C4 ZR-1 in the late 1980s and early 1990s – marked its 75th anniversary with the opening of a museum in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Naturally, that museum features a prime example of the ZR-1 Corvette, done in a sinister black with its hood up to show off the LT5 engine.

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Country Music's Jake Owen Buys a Corvette Stingray and Visits the Plant and NCM
Photo Credit: Jake Owen @ twitter

Jake Owen will go “Anywhere With You” on an “Eight Second Ride” since these are definitely the “Days of Gold” for the rapidly rising country singer.

You might say this is definitely not “The One That Got Away” and Jake is probably in “Heaven” and hollering “Yee Haw” since he climbed behind the wheel of his beautiful new Corvette Stingray.

If you’re not a country music fan, we’ll take a moment to explain that we took the titles of some of Jake’s songs to make the sentences above.

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[PICS] The 2014 National Corvette Museum Bash

by Steve Burns on April 29, 2014

[PICS] The 2014 National Corvette Museum Bash

Each year the Bash kick starts the National Corvette Museum’s car show season. The Bash provides attendees the opportunity to view Corvettes from the upcoming model year, attend various seminars and road tours, as well as meet with members of GM’s Corvette team. Our wrap up and photos from this year’s NCM Bash await you just after the break.

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Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca: Gearing Up For Monterey Repeat

Riding high after first victory for Corvette C7.R at Long Beach

DETROIT (April 29, 2014) – Fresh of its first victory of 2014 with the new Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, Corvette Racing heads back to California where it looks to win for the third straight season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix is the fourth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and Corvette Racing looks to keep rolling as well as moving up in the GT Le Mans standings.

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