After seeing the condition of the first Corvette to fall into the National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole and the last one out, it’s pretty hard to be excited about the retrieval of the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette. But the final Corvette is now out and that marks the completion of “Operation Corvette Plus” which is what the workers dubbed the rescue of the “Great 8″ Corvettes that fell into the 40-ft sinkhole on February 12th.
Good news from the National Corvette Museum this week. They announced on Monday with a photo posted on their facebook page that construction workers had finally located the 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 in the sky dome sinkhole. The Z06 was one of two member-donated Corvettes to have fallen into the sinkhole and as the surveillance tape shows, it was the first Corvette to fall when the floor split open in the early morning hours of February 12th.
In a few days two prophetic auctions will take place that collectors of Corvettes will want to keep their eyes on whether they plan to bid at these auctions or not. The two biggest sellers of collector Corvettes in the country, Mecum and Barrett-Jackson will be holding their second important collector auctions of 2014. The reason these auctions are important is because after some mixed and difficult to interpret first quarter Corvette auction results, we should get a better read on the Corvette collector market and where it is headed for this year. After a spectacular 2013 which saw new records set on “blue chip” Corvette prices, and while the Corvette segment of the collector market was strong for most rare and well optioned cars, at this point it is difficult determine whether last year’s strong market tends will continue for 2014.
Members of Bowling Green’s United Auto Workers Local 2164 voted overwhelming to authorize a strike if their concerns over safety and quality aren’t addressed by General Motors and plant management. UAW chapter President Eldon Renaud said the vote passed with 93.3% approval.
Our friends at Zip Corvette are pretty excited about all the new C7 Corvette Parts and Accessories that have been rolling in over the last few months. If you’ve got a new Stingray, make sure you visit Zip for all your C7 Corvette upgrades like these headers, exhaust systems and engine accessories from the best manufacturers in the business.
Looking to turn potential of new GT race car into victory
DETROIT (April 8, 2014) – After the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing moves to the shortest event on its calendar. The team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs travel to the West Coast for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase – part of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Is there trouble brewing in Paradise?
We’ll find out Tuesday night.
Alleging that workers are being mistreated and management isn’t addressing problems with quality and safety, the United Auto Workers Local 2164 has scheduled a strike vote on Tuesday at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.
Corvette Nation’s Michael Brown (Director of The Quest) visits Mecum’s Dallas 2013 Auction and takes us inside a very unique car collection owned by the late Mr. Buddy Herin. This Corpus Christi, Texas resident was the seller of the 1967 L88 Corvette which set a world record price at $3.2 Million for a Corvette sold at a public auction. Also included in the collection is a 1957 “Air Box” Corvette, a 1962 big brake fuelie Corvette and a 1963 Red/Red Corvette Z06.
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If there’s ever been a car that represents the red, white, and blue American ideal, it’s got to be the Chevrolet Corvette.
No wonder, then, that the totally new 2014 Corvette Stingray rumbled to the top of a special ranking of the “most American” vehicles compiled recently by a Washington, D.C., university.