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Jalopnik Hosts a Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Jalopnik opened up their website on Monday to host a question and answer session with Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I missed the live version which was probably a good thing as the trolls were a plenty, but Tadge seemed to make the best of it and occasionally he trolled the trolls right back.

But in all that back and forth banter, Tadge offered some pretty interesting answers to some decent questions ranging from why the Z06 isn’t naturally aspirated to the recent Zora ZR1 prototype spy pics, Ford’s new GT sports car and the Nurburgring time for the Z06.

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GM to Skip Super Bowl Ads and Will Present the MVP a Chevrolet Colorado

No Corvette this year for the Super Bowl MVP.

That’s the word from Automotive News regarding General Motors’ advertising plans for this year’s Super Bowl.

GM will skip the ads during the game but will still have a presence as Chevrolet will be presenting the game’s MVP with the new mid-size Colorado truck during the post-game show.

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The National Corvette Museum (NCM) has reported their highest yearly attendance since opening their doors in 1994. In 2014, 251,258 Corvette fans came through the turnstiles to see attractions ranging from the Corvette-swallowing sinkhole to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Previously, the NCM’s highest attendance was 200,900 in 1999, the museum’s 5th anniversary year. The 2014 total represents an increase of 67% over the 150,462 visitors in 2013.

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Rare 1994 Brickyard 400 Corvette Track Car to Cross the Block at Mecum Kissimme

If you’re a big NASCAR and Corvette fan, and would like to own a bit of drivable history from the inaugural 1994 Brickyard 400, grab your checkbook and head for Kissimmee, Florida. One of the 25 Corvette convertible track and festival cars will be up for auction at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. this January 16 -24.

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Corvette Makes Edmunds Most Popular List for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the Chevrolet Corvette has made Edmunds.com most popular list which based on searches during the first 10 months of 2014. Joining the Corvette in the honor are six other Chevrolets including the Impala, Camaro, Traverse, Tahoe, Colorado and the Silverado 1500.

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This is the Cutest R8C Corvette Museum Delivery Ever

by Keith Cornett on January 13, 2015

Corvette Museum Hosts a Museum Delivery for a Four-Year-Old's Corvette Power Wheels

Taking delivery of a new Corvette Stingray through the National Corvette Museum’s R8C Delivery Program can be a very memorable experience. We’ve seen grown men act like kids in a candy shop as they are handed the keys to their new rides. And speaking of kids, the Museum just hosted one of the cutest new Corvette deliveries we’ve seen that is guaranteed to turn a kid into a Corvette fan for life.

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1955 Corvette VIN 002 with Oldest Production V8 to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

There will be plenty of stars out for Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida during the week of January 16 – 24, 2015. One of the featured star attractions of special interest to Corvette fans is the earliest production V8 Corvette with a documented original frame, 1955 Corvette VIN 002.

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California Chevrolet Dealer Marks Up A 2015 Corvette Z06 by $49,995

Marking up Corvettes is nothing new.

If you were around in 1978, you no doubt remember how asking prices of the Corvette Indy Pace Car soared to astronomical levels after being spotlighted in the infamous “Wall Street Journal” article.

We’re not sure how many of them ever sold at those ridiculous prices that reportedly reached as high as $75,000.

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Our friends at ProTeam Corvette will be in spotlight this Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale. That’s when a very special Corvette race car with ties to NASCAR will be offered for sale during the “Salon Select 5000 collection”.

We’ve written about ProTeam’s 1953 NASCAR Corvette before which started out as VIN 211 of the first 300 Corvettes built. The first-year Corvette was repurposed as a race car through an internal Chevrolet Shop Order and originally saw action for the 1956 Flying Mile competition on Daytona Beach before entering competition in NASCAR’s International Series for sports cars.

CorvetteBlogger contributor Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com worked with ProTeam Corvette to help write their 50-page flipbook highlighting the research and history of the 1953 NASCAR Corvette and we are fortunate to be able to share some of the important history of this Corvette prior to its auction at Barrett-Jackson.

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Engine Build Experience Returns for the Corvette Z06's LT4 Supercharged V8

We Corvette enthusiasts are passionate about our cars.

That leads some of us to pay extra to pick up our new Corvette at the National Corvette Museum, and still others of us to open our wallets even wider and pay to actually see our very own new Corvette being put together at the assembly plant in Bowling Green.

Now some owners will be able to take it to the next level and actually build the engine that will reside under the hood of their 2015 Z06!

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