The fourth generation Corvette (C4) marked its eleventh anniversary in 1995 and the General Motors design team made the C4 more refined than ever before. Corvette took a step up in performance and sophistication with larger brake rotors, traction control and optional run-flat tires. But the big news for 1995 was the selection of Corvette to pace the Indy 500. It marked the third time that the marque would do the honors and the second time that Chevrolet would build a limited number of Pace Car replicas for the public.
Most Memorial Day weekends, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is found preparing for the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Memorial Day weekend, he’ll be pulling the infamous “double” with a bit of a twist. While some drivers have attempted to drive both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, Gordon will be in Indianapolis this Sunday to drive the 2015 Corvette Z06 pace car before jetting off to Charlotte to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup 600 mile race later in the day.
It’s not every day that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant receives an order to make a car for the company CEO, but this week the workers from UAW Local 2164 assembled a 2015 Black Corvette Z06 Convertible that will be shipped to GM’s headquarters in Detroit for General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra.
If you happen to buy a new Corvette in roughly two years, you can likely thank the previous customers of the seventh-generation Stingray for your improved paint job.
The overwhelming success of the new Corvette, introduced in 2014, no doubt heavily influenced General Motors’ announcement today that it will be investing $439 million at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, most of which will go to a new Corvette paint shop that will include “substantial technology upgrades,” according to GM.
The perception of the Corvette as an old mans car has been out there for a while now but the new C7 Corvette has gone a long way to debunk that. Now, not only are women buying the new Corvettes, but they are taking them to track and breaking stereotypes there as well.
Today’s featured video from CorvetteVideos.TV features a female-owned 2015 Corvette Z06 with a stage 1 aero kit and the new 8-speed automatic. Watch the Laguna Blue Z06 with the vanity plate “SHE WNZ” make multiple passes in the 10s at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Nothing like an early C1 Corvette barn find to get your motor running. Check out this 1954 Corvette that was recently discovered and then sold at auction over the weekend in Pennsylvania!
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
The National Corvette Museum’s supply of vehicles has grown by one as Randy Pierce and Charla Heintz donated their 2007 Ron Fellows Edition Corvette Z06. The pair have volunteered at the museum for years often spending a week at a time offering help wherever it’s needed. Many times they’ll be tending to the Corvette Store, but Randy also helps by picking up large donated items from around the country and delivering them to the museum.
It’s never nice to see a C7 Corvette Stingray involved in an accident, but this time at least it wasn’t a speeding Corvette at fault.
The Torch Red Corvette with Adrenaline Red interior and black wheels suffered extensive damage to the passenger side after the wreck Sunday afternoon in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada.