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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 tour rolls into Reno, NV this weekend for their first ever Hot August Nights auction. The event replaces their old Orange County auction from the previous few years. The diverse vehicle docket includes 34 Corvettes, all but one of which will be selling at no reserve. The three day event kicks off Thursday, August 8th and runs through Saturday, August 10th. SPEED and FUEL TV will have 18 hours of combined live coverage from the event.

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A Week of Corvette Ecstasy About to Launch

by Rick Tavel on August 8, 2013

A Week of Corvette Ecstasy About to Launch

Events include Back to the Bricks / Corvette Reunion / Woodward Dream Cruise & Corvettes on Woodward

In just a few days, four of the most exciting automotive events will take place in Michigan and if you are a real automobile enthusiast, particularly a Corvette enthusiast, you need to be a part of it.

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[PIC] C6 Callaway Corvette Grand Sport Gets the Boot in Denver

We found this picture on Facebook of a Callaway Corvette Grand Sport that got double-booted in downtown Denver. We shared it on our page, but it’s too good not post here.

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CorvetteBlogger Welcomes Sport Chevrolet to Our Family of Sponsors

CorvetteBlogger.com would like to give a Corvette wave as we welcome Sport Chevrolet to our family of sponsors.

Sport Chevrolet is a family run dealership that has been serving the greater Baltimore/Washington D.C/Silver Spring MD area for over 35 years now.

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Since the ordering process for the 2014 Corvette Stingray began in late May, we have noticed a huge increase in the amount of chatter on the forums about status codes and TPWs. TPW stands for “Target Production Week” and during normal production, they will usually give the buyer a fairly accurate forecast for when their Corvette will be built. But because the Corvette Stingray hasn’t officially started retail sales production, the TPWs that customers are getting through the Chevrolet customer service system may not be accurate and that appears to be causing concern – both for the customer and the Corvette production team.

We reached out to Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick to get more information about the production schedule and the processes that will happen before the plant starts shipping the new C7 Corvette Stingrays to dealers.

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GM Engineers Will Study the 2014 Corvette Stingray Involved in Crash

No one ever likes to be in a crash, but the accident involving a 2014 Corvette Stingray and another car last week could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

There’s nothing like a real world test to find out how safe a car is going to be, and the Stingray’s T-bone hit in the passenger door by a Lincoln Town Car is offering GM’s safety engineers a good look at how their latest creation held up.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: The Spiritual Home

by Corvette Racing on August 7, 2013

Corvette Racing at Road America: The Spiritual Home

Compuware Corvettes come to Elkhart Lake in thick of ALMS GT championships

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2013) – For more than 50 years, Road America has come to define the quintessential American road racing circuit. Likewise, the Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s sports car for 60 years. This weekend, Corvette Racing serves as the bridge that once again reunites the two icons for the Orion Energy 245 – the sixth round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. The team enters its two velocity yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs in the two-hour, 45-minute race.

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[GRAPHIC] Suppliers to the 2014 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 6, 2013

[GRAPHIC] Suppliers to the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Here’s an interesting graphic found by our friends over at CorvetteConti.com that shows many of the equipment suppliers to the next generation Corvette. It’s simply amazing all the parts that need to be sourced to build a world class sports car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Leads World in Composite Material Development and Technology

When the 2014 Corvette Stingray finally hits the street later this year, it’ll be a prime example of the best cutting-edge ways to use composite materials to cut the weight of vehicles.

That was the word Monday from a GM executive during the 2013 Center for Automotive Briefing Seminars.

“The all-new Stingray composite materials were developed specifically for the seventh-generation Corvette,” said Mike Regiec, GM manufacturing chief of body manufacturing engineering. “In fact, the Corvette is the world leader in composite material development and technology.”

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More than 500 cars, trucks, and bikes will be on display at the 15th annual General Motors St. Catharines plant car show in Ontario, Canada on Friday.

But you can bet the most popular vehicle will be the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, with one of the seventh-generation cars slated to be on display at the show.

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