In the summer heat of Le Mans, France in June of 1960, Corvette took to its first steps onto the stage of world endurance racing at the 24 Heures du Mans. Three were entered by Briggs Cunningham’s racing team and the fourth by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA team. One of the Cunnigham cars was involved in a dramatic finish that still stirs the souls of racing fans around the world.
Now that GM has another pop-culture hit on its hands with Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we are eagerly looking forward to the next movie to feature gratuitous product placement from Chevrolet and GM. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long as the 4th installment of the Transformers movie series is “primed” to hit theaters on June 27th.
A Brownsville, Ky, driver faces multiple charges after a Saturday afternoon joyride in a 1993 Corvette turned into a wild airborne crash.
Miraculously, both the driver and the passenger escaped the accident with their lives.
Christopher Snelling, 41, faces the criminal charges after the black Corvette he was driving eastbound on Mammoth Cave Road left the road at a high rate of speed, between 85 and 90 mph, and went airborne for 160 feet before crashing into the ground and making a large indention.
Of course, CORSA performance exhaust systems and air intake kits for C4, C5, and C6 models have been a popular aftermarket item for Corvette enthusiasts for years.
Now, CORSA’s products will be offered in the National Corvette Museum’s Corvette Store, and museum members will get a 10 to 15 percent discount, based on their membership level, on all retail items, including CORSA items.
A Corvette C7 Stingray Police Car on display at a car show in Sweden. This 2014 Corvette Stingray is dressed in black with white doors and the word “POLICE” emblazoned on the doors and hood. There is also an Arctic White Corvette Stingray with the Police livery but its lacking the light bar like that on the Black Stingray.
The police car livery is similar to and may have been inspired by Barricade, the Saleen Mustang Decepticon police car in the last Transformers movie.
Read more about this Corvette Stingray Police car.
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The NCM Bash this weekend traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette, an event where you can go and see all of the new Corvette goodies up close and personal. Seminars feature a host of Corvette engineers, designers and racers speaking on just about any topic you can think of relating to our favorite car.
Maybe a work stoppage can be avoided at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.
At least that’s the viewpoint of the president of the United Auto Workers Union at the plant, which has assembled Corvettes since 1981, including the very popular 2014 Stingray.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look during one of the photoshoots for the Corvette Z06 Student Showcase Challenge. Chevrolet allowed three student photographers the ability to shoot the 2015 Z06 Convertible before its introduction at the New York International Auto Show and you get to choose the winner on Facebook.