Joanna Stern of The Wall Street Journal recently got one of those dream assignments for a reporter: driving a 2016 Corvette Stingray convertible for a week ostensibly to see how good the new Apple CarPlay system works.
The Stingray, you may recall, is one of the first cars to get Apple’s new in-dash software, and while it and Siri still have some growing up to do, Stern overall seemed pleased.
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I don’t profess to be a music critic, but I do check out nearly every song or video that comes across my timeline with the words “Corvette” in the title and they are almost always invariably bad.
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We got an email from a reader telling us his 1982 Corvette T-Top Coupe was stolen in Houston, Texas two nights ago so we wanted to get the word out on his behalf.
The VIN on the car is 1G1AY8784C5121475 and it was wearing a Texas license plate “798 PTZ”.
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GT-only race means Corvette Racing will go for overall TUDOR victory
DETROIT (Aug. 18, 2015) – Corvette Racing – and the rest of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class – takes center stage this weekend at Virginia International Raceway. The Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR is a GT-only event for the TUDOR Championship with GTLM and the GT Daytona class. It means that Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team – with 97 class victories around the world – is in prime position to win an overall event for the second time.
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‘Tis better than to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
That old quotation pops to mind about this 1957 Corvette Fuelie currently being auctioned on eBay.
Just a few months ago, this was a completely restored Corvette, one of just 713 produced with fuel injection that year. It’s also one of just 664 four-speed 1957 Corvettes and has the correct numbers-matching engine.
Then disaster struck, with a dash fire leading to the damage you see in these photos.
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One of the new wheel options available on the 2016 Corvette Stingray is called the “Motorsports” wheel and it’s available on the new Twilight Blue and Spice Red Design Packages as well as through the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog.
The Motorsports Wheel made its debut at the Bash back in April, but only in the Corvette’s presentation of What’s New for the 2016 Corvette seminar.
Thanks to our friend Rick “Corvette” Conti from Ohio’s Coughlin Chevrolet, we are finally able to check out the new wheels on a Stingray.
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UPDATE: We heard from Mike Yager this morning after we published an article regarding the sale of the 1960 CERV 1 (Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle) at RM’s Monterey Auction. He told us that the price was incorrect and that negotiations with a potential buyer are continuing.
We’ve pulled the incorrect article and will wait for final confirmation as to the status of one very cool prototype.
We apologize for the confusion.
Barn finds and field cars.
It’s always seemed to me that when looking at pictures of a barn find Corvette, no matter what the condition, there is an emotion that feels almost magical. The sight of a Corvette sitting outside in a field where it’s at the mercy of the elements brings up feelings that are exactly opposite.
Seeing a Corvette rotting away in a field or backyard is just sad. But thanks to eBay, there is hope that these Corvettes might get another chance.
We’re hoping this 1972 Corvette field car that recently sold on eBay falls into that category.
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It was back in May that we published one of our most popular stories so far in 2015. That story featured photos of Mary Barra’s 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Since then, we’ve been wondering when we would actually see General Motors’ CEO in the car and yesterday our prayers were finally answered.
Ms. Barra posted a photo of herself Saturday morning in the Black Z06 convertible which she’s nicknamed “The Beast” and then she joined 1.5 million automotive fans as she headed out for Saturday’s Woodward Dream Cruise.
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All the talk about self-driving cars from Google and others sure to follow has been a little worrisome for those of us Corvette enthusiasts who actually enjoy climbing behind the wheel and – egads! – driving our vehicles the way they are designed to be driven.
The good news is that Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter recently made public comments that should allow enthusiasts to rest easy.
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