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[PICS] This Corvette Stingray with a Steampunk Engine Bay is a Real Time Traveler

If you’re in the Houston area and have done a couple of Corvette shows, you have probably seen Steve and Lou Ann Pond’s bright yellow 2007 C6 known as the “Tweety Bird” Corvette.

Like a lot of us, Steve has been fallen for the new C7. So with a new Corvette Stingray in the garage, the show car designer set about to transform the White and Red Corvette into a show car in its own right.

Let me ask you a question.

Did you eat a lot of ice cream with sprinkles when you were a little kid?

Well, now that you’re all grown up and wearing your big-boy britches, you’d better quit eating it because ice cream with sprinkles is just for kids.

If you follow the logic of some folks who apparently believe that a Corvette driver must be under 30 with jet black hair and a 30-inch waistline, then it makes just as much sense to ban anyone over the age of 12 from eating ice cream with sprinkles.

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Just a string of coincidences or a guiding hand from above?

You decide.

Dawn Hughes grew up in a family that loved Corvettes. In fact, for years her dad drove a 1964 Sting Ray convertible that he loved, but he eventually had to sell the car.

But not before he passed on his love of Corvettes to Dawn. In fact, she saved all she could for years to get one of her own. During what turned out to be their last conversation about Corvettes, her dad smiled and said, “I want to be there when you get it.”

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Corvette Stingrays Spotted in China
Photo Credit: CarNewsChina.com

Chevrolet has long wanted the Corvette to be accepted overseas.

Well, we don’t know if the sale of one yellow Stingray would qualify as cause for celebration in the halls of General Motors, but CarNewsChina.com – which boasts that it features “Everything About Cars in China” – is sharing a photo of such a car in Shanghai submitted by reader Antoine Chalendard.

The Top 50 Corvette Dealers of 2014

Last year during the Corvette Stingray’s rollout, we were able to get our hands on a couple of reports through the year that showed the number of Corvettes sold by the top 100 Corvette dealers. We like to say that knowledge is power and knowing which Chevrolet dealer in your area specializes in selling Corvettes can make the buying process that much easier.

Now we have a final count from 2014 of Corvette sales by the top 50 Chevrolet dealers. Want to know who is selling Corvettes and how many? Read on…

February 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the monthly sales reports this morning for February 2015. The good news for Corvette fans is that sales are strong with 2,605 new Stingrays and Z06s delivered during the short month. This figure is 6.8% higher than sales reported during February 2014 which saw 2,438 Corvettes delivered.

For the 2015 Calendar Year, Corvette sales total 4,732 for a 0.7% gain over 2014 which was just 33 cars less at 4,699.

Watch The Stig Thrash a Corvette Stingray Around Top Gear's Test Track

Last week on the BBC’s Top Gear, we got to see the C7 Corvette Stingray make its first appearance on the British automotive show where it was featured for nearly 10 minutes.

The Velocity Yellow Stingray was put through its paces by co-host Richard Hammond and then it was compared and reviewed against the Porsche Cayman GTS. Of course, no Top Gear appearance is complete without seeing how the car would place on the leaderboard when driven by ace test driver “The Stig”.

While the TV version showed a split screen between the cars while the lap was being run, Top Gear has released the full video of the Corvette Stingray’s individual lap by The Stig.

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