BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2015) – With its 2015 racing season coming to an end this weekend at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing already is casting an eye toward the future. The team and Chevrolet announced today that its group of full-season drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – will return to drive two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 2016.
It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Last week we featured a 1963 Corvette on the street at night and for this week’s TBT, we’ve selected another period photo of the classic split-window. Here’s a picture of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray racer stopped in front of the Professional Drum Shop.
This morning, General Motors released their monthly sales report for September 2015 and the outlook still looks great for Corvette. For the month, GM sold 2,572 Corvettes, an increase of 4.3% over the 2,467 Corvettes sold in September 2014. For the Calendar Year to Date, a total of 26,398 Corvettes have been built and we are trending 1.7% ahead of the 25,950 Corvettes sold during the same time period last year.
Crime definitely didn’t pay for a Batavia, N.Y., man who is in state prison and lost his 1999 Corvette convertible to the Genesee County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Department after being convicted of drug crimes.
But crime WILL pay for the local Drug Task Force, which will get the proceeds from the sale of the Corvette through a County Highway Department online auction next month.
Tonight could be the night when a potential resolution to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park noise controversy could finally be reached.
At 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission Chambers, the City-County Planning Commission will consider a new 38-page detailed development plan submitted by the Museum.
If the plan is approved, the matter will likely head back to the Warren County Code Enforcement Board, which recently levied a $100 a day fine against the Motorsports Park until it’s in compliance with the planning commission.
It’s happened again.
Motor Trend was provided with a Corvette Z06 to test and compare for the magazine’s annual Best Driver’s Car feature and once again the Corvette that Chevrolet provided for the test was not up to par. So much so that in the magazine article, Motor Trend ranked the car dead last with a DNF (did not finish).
Now there is video showing MT’s test driver Randy Pobst driving the Corvette Z06 at Monterey’s Laguna Seca Raceway as part of the review and you can see his reaction as the Corvette goes from world class sports car to dog in less than one lap.
Baily’s Hyperformance, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has just released a video on Youtube offering an inside look at their build plans for a 2016 Corvette Z06 to be unveiled at the 2015 SEMA show Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
Baily’s was responsible for building the Forgiato C7 Corvette that was a big hit at SEMA the last two years.
DETROIT (Sept. 29, 2015) – Corvette Racing looks to close its season of sports car racing in the same fashion as it started – with a victory.
The team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs and five drivers are set for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and the final race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Petit Le Mans is a 10-hour enduro and has been one of sports car racing’s premier events since its first running in 1998.
Start them young and kids will become Corvette fans for life!
We saw this posted by our friend Rick Corvette Conti and asked if we could share it.
We just love this photo of the customized Corvette Stingray with two matching power wheels at a car show. The Stingray is detailed with full length body stripes and there is a touch of red accent on the quarter panel vents. Those details are also shown on the Power Wheels which also have matching ‘Stingray’ windshield banners.
If you start your kids off right and provide the right motivation, they will always have fond memories of the car. Who knows, these two young Corvette enthusiasts might end up owning the new C9 Corvettes sometime in the distant future.
Fisher-Price’s Corvette Stingray power wheels is just about the best future customer acquition tool that’s ever been made.
These Kid Racers in their Power Wheels is the Funniest Video You Will See All Day
[VIDEO] Four Year Old is a Proud Corvette Stingray (Power Wheels) Owner
New Fisher-Price Power Wheels Corvette Stingray Coming this Fall
Photo Credit: Edi Israel
A yellow C6 Corvette is at the center of a controversy in the most unlikely of places, the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Last week, the Corvette was parked on the grounds of the Western Wall, a holy site, and police have declined to give any details about the vehicle other than confirming that its owner did not receive a ticket for not having the legally required front license plate.