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Corvette and Four Other GM Vehicles Tops on Consumer Reports “Most American” List

Corvette and Four other GM Vehicles Tops on Consumer Reports 'Most American' List


If you looked up the definition of “Made in America” in the dictionary, you might think you’d find a picture of a Chevrolet Corvette.

After all, how much more American of a car is there than the ‘Vette?

In this case, the facts would back you up.

According to research by Consumer Reports, the Corvette tied for first place in their listing of the top ten 2015 models with the most American parts.

Corvettes on eBay: Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles

Corvettes on eBay:  Untitled 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with 480 Miles


When it comes to Corvette icons, one of the most historic names has been Grand Sport.

After a long hiatus after the original five 1963 Grand Sports were secretly produced by Zora and crew, the name lay in rest until the end of the C4 generation when Chevy revived it for one year in 1996. Then with the C6, Chevy brought it back from 2010 to 2013, turning the Grand Sport into sort of a “Z06 Lite” and proving that the name still carried clout as that version dominated sales of the Corvette during those four years.

Most C4 Corvettes don’t get much respect in the market these days, but for fans of that generation, the Grand Sport (at least the convertible version) is probably the best investment you can make right now – perhaps better than the legendary ZR-1.

And right now on eBay, you can buy what looks to be a great example of a Grand Sport Coupe that is essentially a brand new Corvette with just 479 miles showing on the odometer.

Dad’s Save 10 Percent at Zip’s Father’s Day Sale

Dad's Save 10 Percent at Zip's Father's Day Sale


Our friends at Zip Corvette have a special Father’s Day promotion going on. Zip Corvette put together a special list of Corvette products perfect for Father’s Day. Best off all, use the promo code FD15 at checkout and you’ll save 10%. The offer expires on June 21st at 12 midnight EDT. Some restrictions apply.

Check out Zip’s Father’s Day Sale going on now at www.Zip-Corvette.com!

 

[VIDEO] Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car Visits the NCM Motorsports Park

[VIDEO] Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Visits the NCM Motorsports Park


The OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car made a stop earlier this month at the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park in Bowling Green. This is one of the eight events that culminates in the 2015 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.

If you’re not familiar with the event, drivers compete in variety of activities including an autocross and a road course. The NCM Motorsports Park offers both and so it became the third stop on the 2015 schedule.

Free Shipping for Father’s Day from Corvette Central

Free Shipping for Father's Day from Corvette Central


Don’t forget Dad on June 21st! Send him a special gift any Corvette enthusiast would love. Use coupon code FATHER15 during checkout to enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all retail orders $199 or more placed on www.corvettecentral.com sent to Continental U.S. addresses (excludes truck freight items; cannot be combined with any other offer or discount; code expires 6/16/2015). Happy Father’s Day, indeed! Shop for Dad at CorvetteCentral.com!

 

The Ford GTs are Coming! Is it time for Chevrolet to Expand Corvette Racing?

The Ford GTs are coming! Is it time for Chevrolet to Expand Corvette Racing?


Ford Motor Company has just announced an extensive racing program for their new Ford GT super car. Ford will attack both the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship, each with a two-car effort under the auspices of Chip Ganassi Racing. Their real target, however, is Le Mans in 2016, the fiftieth anniversary of the earlier Ford GT’s first win and podium sweep. To take a car that has yet to turn a wheel in anger and make it into a fast and reliable racer to compete at the top level of the sport is a prodigious undertaking, even for an organization as experienced as Chip Ganassi Racing. But, as more information comes out, it is apparent that Ford has been hard at work under the radar and may be further along in the car development than we know.

Corvettes on eBay: 1970 LS7 Corvette Racer

Corvettes on eBay: 1970 LS7 Corvette Racer


A heavily modified 1970 LS-7 Corvette former race car with a strong pedigree is being auctioned off on eBay.

The car can trace its racing roots back to the late 1970s when an Arizona specialty shop favored by the legendary Dick Guldstrand built it for competition on the track.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: A Chevrolet Corvette Comeback Victory

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: A Chevrolet Corvette Comeback Victory
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


Gavin, Milner, Taylor Give Chevrolet, Corvette Racing an eighth class win at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – Corvette Racing stood atop the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday as Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor wrote the final chapter of a storybook comeback that ended with the team winning the GTE Pro category in their No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Eighteen-Hour Update

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Eighteen-Hour Update
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R leads inside final six hours

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – Entering the final quarter of the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing found itself well within reach of another class victory. A quick pit stop by the Corvette Racing crew put Tommy Milner into the lead just past the 18-hour mark ahead of Toni Vilander in what is shaping up to be a fantastic finish to this year’s race.

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Halfway Update

Corvette Racing at Le Mans: Halfway Update
Photo Credit: Corvette Racing


Milner surges back into lead after strong stints by Gavin, Taylor in No. 64 Corvette C7.R

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2015) – With 12 hours down and 12 to go, Corvette Racing is in the midst of a fight for top honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tommy Milner retook the lead in GTE Pro in his first stint just past the halfway point Sunday morning at Le Mans. Oliver Gavin drove three stints on two sets of tires and led GTE Pro twice during his time in the No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R before handing off to Milner for his second round of driving duties.