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Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 5, 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Our DVR’s will be working overtime this weekend as we’ve got a 2nd big auction taking place. While Barrett-Jackson is in Palm Beach, Mecum Auctions will be in Houston, Texas this weekend for their second event there. The expanded event takes place Thursday, April 4th through Saturday the 6th at the Reliant Center. Velocity will have 6 hours of live coverage each of the 3 auction days.

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Chevy selects 900 Dealers to Sell the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last week, Chevrolet confirmed that 900 of the 3,000+ U.S. dealerships have met the qualifications to sell the 2014 Corvette Stingray when it becomes available in late summer. Dealers had to qualify to sell the Stingray by selling at least four Corvettes in 2012.

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Kentucky OK's Tax Incentives for the Corvette Assembly Plant
Photo Credit: David W. Smith — Bowling Green Daily News

Good news for General Motors and its Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant where the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be built starting later this year.

Last Thursday, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Board approved tax incentives for several expanding companies, including GM.

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[PICS] The 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 New York Auto Show

Last week we attended the New York Auto Show and were able to see the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. It made its American debut wearing Night Race Blue with the 3LT Brownstone interior. While We were very impressed by the new convertible model and its distinct “Corvette” profile, it was the interior that had us wagging our tongues. If you were impressed by the previous C7 interiors you’ve seen, the 3LT Brownstone redefines the standard of luxury available on the new Corvette.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 2013 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

The Barrett-Jackson 2013 tour makes its annual spring stop in South Florida this Thursday through Saturday. If you didn’t discover a Corvette in your Easter basket last weekend you’ve got a chance to score one of the no reserve offerings available in Palm Beach. SPEED will air 18.5 hours of live TV coverage with additional Saturday coverage available via SPEED.com and some regional Fox Sports Networks.

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Canadian Corvette owner is in Absolute Heaven with his Restored 1957 Corvette

It was a long time coming, but Doug Penn of British Columbia finally has the 1957 Corvette of his dreams. If his two boys have anything to say about it, it’ll be the car of their dreams, too, for a long time.

Actually, Doug has owned the car since 1976, paying just $2,800 for the 427-powered vehicle back then. It served him well as a single man, and he even took his future wife, Doreen, on their first date in the car. It had been stored for 33 years, though.

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Callaway Corvette's AeroWagonette is our Favorite April Fools Joke

A couple weeks back, we showed you the C7-based Callaway Shooting Brake Concept called the Aerowagon and its design really turned a lot of heads. But the designers at the Old Lyme, Connecticut tuning shop weren’t finished yet with us. For April Fools Day, Callaway introduces a matching trailer called the AeroWagonette – a new take on how to transport “bothersome” kids when you only have a two-seat sports car.

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Book Review: Tammy Kaehler's Braking Points - A Kate Reilly Racing Mystery

Last week while in route to the New York Auto Show, I took with me the new mystery novel Braking Points from Tammy Kaehler. This is her second novel and once again features Kate Reilly, a female Corvette race car driver in the American Le Mans Series. If you root for the Corvette C6.Rs and like a good mystery, then hit the jump and I’ll tell you all about it!

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Chevrolet Inaugurates A New Corvette Club in the UAE

by Mitch Talley on April 1, 2013

Chevrolet Inaugurates A New Corvette Club in the UAE

The worldwide appeal of the Chevrolet Corvette was never more evident than during a recent event in Abu Dhabi, thousands of miles away from the assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

An exclusive drag day event for Corvette owners helped kick off the Corvette UAE Club’s Chevrolet Knights chapter on March 15 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More than 100 Corvette owners and guests attended the event.

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British Woman Plays Key Role in Designing the Interior for the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Helen Emsley tells autos.aol.com that she was afraid of seeing the headline, “British woman kills Corvette.”

But there was no need for the GM designer who was put in charge of the dazzling makeover of the C7 Corvette’s interior to feel that way.

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