If you live in Costa Mesa, California, your sports car is a little safer tonight.
The valet who took a joyride inside a parking garage that was recorded via a Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder with Valet Mode is now out of a job.
That news comes from ABC7′s WJLA who interviewed the Corvette’s owner Dan Cowles after his recording of the valet acting badly went viral.
Some say the best photoshops are those that are somewhat based in reality. The reality is that when you see this “Hennessey HPE2000 Corvette Stingray drag car” for the first time, you may think it’s real. After all, Hennessey Performance Engineering has made a name for themselves not only bring more and more horsepower to the Corvette Stingray, but also with their radical Venom GT program as well.
But alas, this is just a photoshop, “created for competition” says the note that goes along with the posting by RC82 WORKCHOP on Facebook.
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As Corvette aficionados, we know that they are attention grabbers just about anywhere we go. But what about Hollywood—what grabs people’s attention in La-La land? For a celebrity known as the “Billboard Queen” and one who knows a thing or two about getting attention and self-promotion, it is a hot-pink C7 Corvette.
Angelyne is a Hollywood celebrity who is now best known for, well, being a Hollywood celebrity. When asked what exactly it was that she did, she answered, “Although I act, model, dance, paint, write and create magic, I’m most known for my persona, the essence of who I am.”
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
When Kevin Helmintoller donated his 2001 Mallet Hammer Corvette Z06 to the National Corvette Museum in late 2013, never in a million years would he have believed that the car would be lost a few months later in a catastrophic accident. But on the morning of February 12th this year, the ground gave way under the Corvette Museum’s SkyDome and swallowed eight Corvettes, the first being Helmintoller’s donated Z06.
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A man stopped on the side of I-71 North near Deerfield Township, Ohio is fighting for his life after he and his pickup truck were struck by a white 2015 Corvette Stingray on Friday morning.
Troopers said that Shawn Steinke, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio was checking on the load in his GMC Sierra on the berm of the interstate when the Corvette driver – 49-year-old Kevin Pong of South Lebanon, Ohio – lost control of his vehicle and struck the truck and Steinke, tossing him into the road where he was run over.
One of the features of the 2015 Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder is Valet Mode, a setting that records video and telemetry whenever the car is in operation. On Friday, a Corvette Forum member named dcowles may be the first to capture a valet entrusted with parking the Corvette behaving badly once the owner was out of sight.
Our friends at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD have come up with a novel way to sell their first 2015 Corvette Z06. The Chevrolet dealership will be hosting a Silent Auction for their first allocated Z06 – a 3LZ Black/Black Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package.
The Silent Auction will conclude on Tuesday, December 23 so if you’ve really come around to wanting the all new Corvette Z06, this could be just the process to ensure the delivery of your new super car in time for the holidays.