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Cadillac’s chief suggests mid-engined Corvette and Caddy version per Report


by Chris Chin as republished from egmcartech.com
Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades

Dateline 11.24.15: Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades, basically ever since the Corvette came into existence. However, it never exactly came to fruition for possibly many reasons. But now, the rumor might actually lead to something since interest on both GM’s front and the consumer end have been picking up momentum, especially given GM’s new-found success with a lot of their new generation cars. Continue reading

2016 C7 Corvette Z06 Wins Reader’s Choice Car Of The Year Award


by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
It’s nearing the year’s end, and that means it’s automotive award season

Dateline 11.24.15: All across the industry, publications are ready to hand out recognition to the best of the best we’ve seen this year. The 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 has been quite the performer all year, and AutoGuide readers seem to be keen on the American-performance brute. The 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 has been awarded Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. Continue reading

Corvette confirms 2016 Le Mans driver line-ups


by Jamie Klein as republished from MotorSport.com
Corvette Racing has confirmed its driver line-ups for next June’s Le Mans 24 Hours

Dateline 11.22.16: Ricky Taylor joins the American team for the 2016 edition of the French endurance classic. Taylor makes his return to Le Mans after a year’s absence alongside Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, effectively replacing Ford-bound Ryan Briscoe. Continue reading

A Salute to the C6 Corvette: We all still LOVE big-blocks!


by Scott Teeters, Corvette Artist and Writer, Editor of Corvette Report
The awesome C7 stands on the shoulders of the C6 Z06!

Dateline 11.18.15: The C7 continues to rack up the kudos, but that doesn’t mean that the C6 Corvettes are less than awesome. Ever since the early days of the 1960s when Chevrolet started rolling out their mid-engine Corvette prototypes and engineering study cars, fans have been waiting for a new Corvette that is revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. Continue reading

Does Restomodding Make This C3 Corvette Awesome? VIDEO

77 restomod

by Collin Woodard as republished from Road and Track
“This car’s from the 70s when everything smelled of man-musk…and the cologne used to cover up said musk.”

Dateline 11.18.15: Oh, Mr. Regular is reviewing another Corvette? Hasn’t he already reviewed a C3 Corvette?​ Why do another one? This Corvette is a little bit different, though. This Corvette is a restomod. Specifically, this is Neal’s restomod. You remember Neal, right? He’s the guy who rescued the Vagabond Falcon. Continue reading

Driver-less Corvette Takes Politician for a Spin

BROOMFIELD, CO - OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

BROOMFIELD, CO – OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

by Monte Whaley  as republished from The Denver Post
No hands in a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray

Dateline November 2015: BROOMFIELD,Colorado — Look, constituents, no hands. In fact, Gov. John Hickenlooper needed only to nudge his head Tuesday morning to control a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray around the west parking lot of the 1stBank Center.  After a short jaunt, Hickenlooper stepped out of the Corvette and announced that he was suitably impressed. Continue reading

1954 Corvette to be Displayed Inside the St Louis Art Museum


Photo Credit: St. Louis Art Museum

by Mitch Talley as republished from CorvetteBlogger
A Corvette of any age is considered a work of art by many

Dateline November 2015: That’s why it is no surprise that a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette is being displayed inside the St. Louis Art Museum starting next week. The black Corvette, borrowed from Stephen Brauer, was rolled into place by museum workers on Monday, getting ready for its unveiling to the public on Nov. 8. Continue reading

Lingenfelter Brings Two Bad Corvettes and a Hot Rod Truck to SEMA


by Patrick Morgan as republished from Corvette Forum
Matt D’Andria of CarCast with Adam Carolla takes some time to interview
Ken Lingenfelter in his booth at this year’s SEMA show

Dateline November 1025: As you can see in the photos here and video below, Ken’s display this year is showcasing three different cars. Well, two cars and one badass 800 horsepower Silverado truck. Lingenfelter’s packages on the new C7 Z06 include a very impressive one starting at just $4,000 that bumps horsepower to over 700, or you can go all the way up to packages that surpass the 1,000 horsepower mark. Continue reading

Art on the Road: Cool as Corvette


The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ‘Split-Window’ Coupe, which sold for $253,000 at the RM Sotheby’s sale in Fort Worth, Texas, in May
(Darin Schnabel ©2014 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

by Nicholas Forrest  as republished from blouinartinfo.com
Since the first Corvette rolled off the production line in 1953,
the all-American sports car has become one of the most iconic
automobiles of all time

Dateline November 2015: Testament to the allure of the Corvette is the $800,000 paid for the first production Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona auction in January. The car was sent to auction by Chevrolet parent company General Motors, which has a history of auctioning the first production models of its most desirable cars to support different charities, in this case, United Way. Continue reading

Michelin Corvette Challenge to Debut at Spring Mountain in 2016


as republished from PRNewswire.com
Stingray-based spec-racing series launches with 15-race season

Dateline November 2016: LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club announced a new spec-racing series based around the award-winning 7th generation Corvette. The Michelin Corvette Challenge race series kicks off its inaugural season, February 20th, 2016 at the Spring Mountain facility, near Las Vegas. Continue reading

[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Heritage Series Features the Don Messner Collection


by Keith Cornett as republished from Corvette Blogger
Don Messner wanted to plant a seed, his widow says

Dateline November 2015: Like so many Corvette enthusiasts, Don was committed to America’s Sports Car – and the National Corvette Museum. That’s why he decided to leave his collection of 10 Corvettes, many collector and special editions, low mileage examples, to the Museum when he passed away in 2013. Continue reading

“All I Wanted Was a Car”: Brad Paisley on Country Music, Corvettes, and Running from the Cops


by John Pearley Huffman as republished from Car and Driver
Brad Paisley Loves Corvettes

Dateline November 2015: C/D: Your tour bus is painted like a 1958–62 Corvette.

BP: I have a lot of things painted like that, with the Corvette cove. My guitar room at the studio is an entire room painted red with a giant 12-foot Corvette cove where the guitars hang. You’d love it. That might be the most attractive and iconic design for a vehicle ever. There’s no doubt what that is when you see it. Continue reading

Amazing Corvette Gassers Of Two Generations


by Steve Temple as republished from Corvette Online

Dateline October 2015: Back in the 1960s, Corvettes duked it out with Shelby Cobras on road courses across the country. But, there was another battle raging on American asphalt. Supercharged gassers—wild, nearly uncontrollable machines with short wheelbases and ungainly body styles—that dominated the drag strip. They were a challenge to drive and fun to watch—from a safe distance. Early versions ran Oldsmobile or Cadillac power, but as the years progressed, blown Chevy V8s and Chrysler Hemis were the engines of choice. Continue reading

Silver Corvette captivates woman with Alzheimer’s

alzheimers corvette

Joan Jones, 79, is in the lap of luxury in a 2014 Corvette that, since she suffers from
Alzheimer’s, is one of the few things that brings her alive. Photo courtesy of Brenda Samonds

by Dave Bakke as republished from The State Journal Register

Dateline October 2015: The shiny silver 2014 Corvette sitting on the Freedom car sales lot in Virden, Illinois never fails to catch Joan Jones’ eye. Joan, 79, is in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s disease. She lives at Pleasant Hill Village, an assisted living facility in Girard . Her daughter, Brenda Samonds, lives in Glenarm. She takes her mom for drives in the country because Joan seems to like that. Continue reading

Lingenfelter Unveils Its Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Fighter


by Jonathon Klein as republished from Bold Ride

Dateline October 2015: With 650 horsepower and 650lb-ft of torque on tap, Chevrolet’s engineers did their damndest to build the ultimate track-focused weapon in the new Corvette Z06. However, in reality, the LT4 motor that powers the new Corvette isn’t exactly getting praise for its reliability, and the price is astronomical when considering the nameplate. Continue reading

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