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All-electric Corvette claims new speed record of 186.8

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by James Vincent for The Verge

GXE is a prototype created by small automotive company Genovation, and uses state-of-the-art electric motors

Dateline 3.29.16: A new world record for the fastest street legal all-electric car has been awarded to the Genovation GXE, a heavily-modified 2006 Z06 Corvette which hit a top speed of 186.8 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last month. Continue reading


2016 NCRS Winter Meet in Florida

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by Walt Thurn as republished from SuperChevy.com, Graphics-Photos by Super Chevy
33 Corvettes Are Judged and 25 Receive Top Flight Awards

Dateline 02.20.16: The National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) is dedicated to the preservation of Corvette history through the use of a comprehensive judging process. This process enables the NCRS to verify how accurately owners have restored and returned their cars to its original state. Corvettes that meet these requirements are presented with a Top Flight Award. Continue reading

Esoteric Details A 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 For 100 Hours: Watch Video

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by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
Esoteric Auto Detail has stamina to detail one 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 for 100 hours

Dateline 02.18.16: Having your vehicle professionally detailed is like slapping a ring on the man or woman you love. It’s a major commitment to show how much you love the vehicle, and it takes trusting hands and utmost care to do the job correctly. It looks like guys at Esoteric Auto Detail are just the people to bring your special car, because they had enough stamina to detail one 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 for 100 hours. Yes, that’s two zeroes there. Continue reading


Corvette Racing Looks to Build on Historic Success at LeMans

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by Patrick Rall as republished from Torque News
Corvette endurance racers rack up race wins and series championships around the world 

Dateline 2.14.16: Corvette Racing has announced that both of their team cars have received an invitation to compete in the 2016 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race – giving the Corvette crew a chance to back up last year’s LeMans win while continuing the momentum gathered in finishing 1-2 earlier this month in Daytona. Continue reading


First Drive: Superformance Corvette Grand Sport from Autoweek

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by Mark Vaughn  as republished from Autoweek
With the efforts of Superformance, there is no shortage of great Grand Sports

Dateline 01.20.16: Even in the rarified, no-necked, hairy-backed world of ultimate muscle cars and the men who love them, the Corvette Grand Sport is exalted. Rumble and growl all you want about your Cobras, your GT40s and your whatever-the-hell-else you think is the ultimate road brute, but the Corvette Grand Sport just might crush them all. Continue reading


Dick “Mr. Corvette” Guldstrand Retrospective: A Corvette Legend Passes

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by K.Scott Teeters as written for Vette magazine and republished from Super Chevy
Dick Guldstarnd was a member of the “old guard,” one of Duntov’s guys

Dateline 12.18.15: On September 2, 2015, the Corvette community lost another legend; Dick Guldstrand passed – he was 87 years old. Dick was a member of the “old guard,” one of Duntov’s guys. He was part of the Southern California sports car racing scene that included Dave MacDonald, Mickey Thompson, Doug Hooper, Bob Bondurant, and others. Dick was a hot rodder in high school in a time when you were either a jock, a hot rodder, or a “candy-ass.” Dick’s ride was a ’27 Ford on ’32 Ford ’rails and he raced at El Mirage and Murdoc. When Dick went into the Army he was a USO singer and later got his degree in electrical engineering. Continue reading


Looking Back On Corvette Racing’s 2015 Endurance Racing Triple Crown: VIDEO

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by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Team wins three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing:
the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Dateline 12.9.15: Corvette Racing may have missed out on the IMSA GTLM championship in 2015, however the team still has lots to be proud of after winning three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing: the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. While the official ‘Triple Crown’ of motorsport is rightfully the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix, Corvette Racing captured their own make-do Triple Crown with their three endurance wins. Continue reading


Corvette Museum Offers $1 Admission to Kentucky Residents

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as republished from SurfKY News
Kentucky residents Tour National Corvette Museum for one Buck During December

Dateline 12.9.15: KENTUCKY (12/2/15) — The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1 admission per person, and will only need to show a valid Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer. Continue reading


Racer Mike Rockenfeller Looks Forward To Corvette Racing At Daytona, Sebring

The #4 Corvette C7.R, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Robin Liddell races to a fifth-place finish in the GT Le Mans class Sunday, January 26, 2014 during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in Daytona Beach Florida. The team experienced a problem with the car’s gearbox while running in second-place with less than three hours to go in the 24-hour opening race of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

                                                      (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Racing hires Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs

Dateline 12.9 15: Corvette Racing has hired on Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs alongside existing drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Rockenfeller is an Audi factory driver, but his relationship with the rival automaker hasn’t hindered his excitement about racing with the team. Continue reading


Limited Edition 2015 Corvette Z06 Scale Models Should Make Someone Happy

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by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
Why not gift a Corvette enthusiast with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history?

Dateline 12.5.15: Auto enthusiasts can be a little difficult to shop for. Most of us don’t have the means to actually purchase what a fellow gearhead would really want: another car. So, we must find relevant ways to show we support the hobby. What better way to show that to a Corvette enthusiast than with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history? Continue reading


Eye Candy: Lavender Turquoise Corvette Stingray

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as republished from Motorward
Guys at Impressive Wrap create a custom Chevy Corvette look – absolutely unique

Dateline 12.5.15: In one of their most impressive wraps the guys at Impressive Wrap have made a custom Chevy Corvette look absolutely unique. The Lavender Turquoise Corvette Stingray is almost certainly the only in the world in this color. Impressive Wrap has established itself as an authority in one-of-a-kind wraps thanks to the wide range of their capabilities. Continue reading


Corvette plant to go green with new solar array

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by Drew Johnson as republished from Left Lane News
Chevrolet to break ground on new solar array at its
Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant soon

Dateline 12.5.15: Chevrolet has announced that it will break ground on a new solar array at its Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant later this month. The Bowling Green facility is responsible for building the Chevrolet Corvette sports car. According to Chevy, the 850-kilowatt array will be the largest solar installation in the state of Kentucky operated by an auto manufacturer. Continue reading


Chevy Gives ’Vette Owners More Options for Going Faster

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by Alex Nishimoto as republished from Motor Trend, Manufacturer’s photos
Owners of standard Corvette Stingrays can benefit from the go-fast
development that produced the wicked Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Dateline 12.2.15: If for nothing else, halo cars should be appreciated for one thing: the trickle-down effect. Now, owners of standard Corvette Stingrays can benefit from the go-fast development that produced the wicked Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Chevrolet Performance, GM’s in-house tuning arm, announced a slew of new parts available for the Corvette at SEMA, and we were invited to test them out at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch just outside of Las Vegas. Continue reading


Hottest Corvettes and New Parts at the 2015 SEMA Show

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by Scott Parker as republished from Super Chevy
Accounting for the hottest Corvettes and new parts seen in Las Vegas

Dateline 11.28.15: If you are a car guy, there are few spectacles quite as awe-inspiring as the SEMA show. All the big players in the aftermarket industry congregate at the Las Vegas Convention Center for what can only be described as an epic display. Good or bad (but mostly good), every trend in the automotive aftermarket starts right here. Wheel designs, color combinations, build styles – you name it – enter the magnifying glass as builders and manufacturers try to outdo each other for the coveted SEMA awards. Continue reading

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