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Kirk Bennion

[VIDEO] The Corvette Z06 and C7.R Design Seminar from the 2014 NCM Bash

Corvette Design Team Members Kirk Bennion and Ryan Vaughan hosted the C7 Corvette Z06 Design Seminar at the Corvette Museum’s Bash. There was also a discussion and slides showing the evolution of Corvette Racing’s identity from C6.R to C7.R as well.

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[VIDEO] Early 2014 Corvette Production Stats from Harlan Charles
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The Corvette Stingray has been in production since August 2013 and thousands of new C7s have already found their way to customers. At the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was asked about providing some production stats for the new Stingray and he happily obliged.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Named North American Car of the Year

Here is the video from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday when the Corvette Stingray was named the 2014 North American Car of the Year. CorvetteBlogger spoke to members of the Corvette Team following the awards ceremony for their reactions.

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Corvette to Feature Two New Colors for 2015

by Keith Cornett on January 14, 2014

Corvette to Feature Two New Colors for 2015

On display at the 2014 North American Auto Show, this 2015 Corvette Z06 that we thought was Cyber Gray turns out to be a new color for 2015. It wasn’t something that jumped out at us until this morning when the show cars were repositioned and the new 2015 Z06 was side-by-side with a 2014 Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray.

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Meet the 2014 Corvette Stingray and Kirk Bennion at Circle City Corvette's Beach Caravan 2013

It’s the middle of May and that means its time for the annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show. For the last 33 years, Dorthan, Alabama’s Circle City Corvette club caravans down to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of Corvette fun and camaraderie. Special guests for this year’s show will include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Corvette exterior designer Kirk Bennion and NCM director Wendell Strode.

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[VIDEO] The C7 Corvette Stingray Exterior Design Seminar at the 2013 NCM Bash

Tom Peters and Kirk Bennion spoke to a packed house at the 2013 NCM Bash about designing the exterior of the new 7th generation Corvette.

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[VIDEO] GM's Kirk Bennion and the Five Goals for Designing the New C7 Corvette Stingray

Corvette exterior design manager Kirk Bennion has been working with in the Corvette design studio since 1986. He recently spoke with Faces of GM about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray and the five goals the design team had when creating the next generation sports car.

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Corvette Designer Sought to put Distance Between C6 and C7 Corvette

The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its West Coast debut at the big 60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago, and there for the occasion were several Corvette notables, including designer Kirk Bennion.

Bennion took a few moments to talk with a reporter from the L.A. Times to discuss his efforts on what is just the seventh generation of the 60-year-old sports car.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: EXTERIOR DESIGN

by Keith Cornett on January 29, 2013

[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Revealed: EXTERIOR DESIGN

Remember those teaser videos GM put out in advance of the 1.13.13 reveal? Chevy has released a new Corvette Stingray video on youtube and if you were paying attention, you would have seen some of that video was used in the first video teaser called CONCEPTION which dealt with the exterior design and aerodynamics testing. Now you can see the entire video which indeed shows the C7 Corvette Stingray.

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Corvette Museum to Raffle Kirk Bennion's 2013 Night Race Blue Corvette ZR1 on Thursday

Since no one can buy a C7 Corvette any time soon, how would you like to have the next best thing sitting in your driveway before too long?

This week, the National Corvette Museum is raffling off a 2013 Night Race Blue Metallic ZR1 that even has a little more than the customary bling to it since it was the personal car of Corvette Exterior Designer Kirk Bennion. And you won’t have to wait long to find out if you’ll be picking it up – the drawing is set for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. Central Time.

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