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2015 Z06 Corvette Wins Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race! – Video

The new C7 Z06 takes on 9 contenders and comes out on top! – Video


Timeline: 10.5.15 – These guys at Motor Trend are having too much fun! They took an assortment of 10 performance cars. Here’s what MT had to say…

We have the Mercedes AMG GT S, Bentley Continental GT3-R, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Cadillac ATS-V, Volkswagen Golf R, Porsche Cayman GT4, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mercedes-AMG C63 S, Lexus RC F, Cadillac CTS-V — all gathered together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which car is the fastest. Obviously these 10 competitors display a wide range of power and performance, so why do we continue lining them up for one, over-the-top drag race?… Because We Can!

World’s Greatest Drag Race 5 concludes our special 2015 Best Driver’s Car Week here on the Motor Trend Channel. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of this week’s videos Continue reading

Corvette Timeline Tales: 9-18-64 – CBS airs the last episode of the Route 66 TV show

CBS pulls the plug on the popular series, “Route 66” – Videos

6-Sept-Timeline-RT-66-Canceled-TNDateline 9.18.15 – After 116 episodes, CBS pulled the plug on their anthology drama series, “Route 66.” Herbert B. Leonard and Stirling Silliphant created the series as a spinoff of their popular “Naked City” series. “Naked City” was set in New York City and “Route 66” was set in a different location for every episode. Watching the series is a genuine travel log of early 1960s America, in black and white. The “Tod Stiles” character (played by Martin Milner) was in the entire series. The character “Buz Murdock” (played by George Maharis) exited the show midway through the third season and was replaced by the character “Lincoln Chase,” a recently discharged Vietnam veteran, played by Glenn Corbett.

“Route 66” lives on today on DVDs and many – perhaps all – of the episodes are on YouTube! In 1993 a revival/sequel was launched by NBC with Continue reading

2016 Special Edition C7.R Z06 Corvette #001 Sells for $500,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction!

The “First” 2016 C7.R Z06 Corvette #001 brings in the BIG BUCKS – Video2016-Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-C7R-Edition-2A

Dateline: 9.26.15 – Barrett-Jackson knows how to put on a show. The roster for the 3 day auction fest in Vegas was packed with beauties… and the girls were nice too. But seriously folks, the car and truck eye candy was a treat and #001 2016 Special Edition C7.R Z06 Corvette was saved for later on the last day. With “first and last” cars becoming highly collectible in the Corvette community and with so many models and special editions having been produced, we’ll no doubt see many more of these.

Ever since 1999 when the first all-out, factory-backed, long-term Corvette racing team unleashed the C5-R, adding the suffix “R” after the generation designates “racer.” So far we have the C5-R, C6.R, and the current C7.R. Continue reading

George Clooney and his 1958 red Corvette convertible Lookin’ HOT

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George Clooney slips behind the wheel of the 1958 red Corvette convertible while out and about..

by BOBBIE WHITEMAN as republished from From DAILYMAIL.COM

There can’t be many fathers who don’t worry when they hand over the car keys to their sons.

But George Clooney’s news anchor father Nick must be proud to see how well his boy is looking after the red Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 convertible he bought in 1958.

Corvette News Flash!!! The actor was spotted taking a pal for a spin in the immaculate vintage car after dinner at Kazu Sushi in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles on a Thursday evening early September 2015. Continue reading

Sept 15-20, 2015 Mid-America Motorworks Corvette Funfest Photos

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2015 Opening Ceremony with Mike Yager

A Little Bit about the Corvette Fun Fest as originally published on CorvetteFunFest.com:

In 1994 Mike Yager and the team at Mid America Motorworks – then called Mid America Designs – staged a relaxed Corvette show to thank their customers and share the Corvette hobby. An enthusiastic crowd of 1,200 people brought 350 assorted Corvettes to Mid America Motorworks’ corporate campus to celebrate. Yeager was thrilled with the response to the first-time event! Continue reading

Genovation GXE Corvette EV designed for the ‘Ring’ at Battery Show 2015


article and images by Sebastian Blanco as republished from autobloggreen

The Genovation GXE all-electric Corvette has broken cover. At the Battery Show 2015 in Novi, MI, this week, the converted C6 Z06 Corvette that we first heard about back in August was tucked into a booth along the back wall. Don’t let the demure location fool you. This is a muscle-y electric vehicle, ready to roar into the limited-run, expensive EV game.

The Genovation GXE Corvette can go from 0-60 miles per hour in three seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph. The powertrain was designed and built in the US, and offers over 700 horsepower and over 600 pound-feet or torque. With a near 50/50 weight distribution, this is “a real driver’s car,” Genovation CEO Andrew Saul told AutoblogGreen. Continue reading

Corvette Timeline Tales: 9.13.01 – TV Show Route 66 Inducted into Cruisin’ Hall of Fame at Route 66 Rendezvous 4-Day-Event in San Bernardino, CA – Vids

Actor and star of “Route 66” Martin Milner accepted the award.
5-Sept-Timeline-RT-66-TNDateline 9.13.15 (videos at the end of this post)What a cool concept for a weekly TV drama. Two dudes, tooling around America, working odd jobs, looking for adventure, flirting with pretty girls, and generally being good-guys on white horses. Only instead of horses, the dudes, “Todd Stiles” (played by Martin Milner) and “Buz Murdock” (played by George Maharis) got around in a brand new Corvette. The Corvette wasn’t a “star car” like “The General Lee” from The “Dukes of Hazard,” but it was always “there” and confidently got the boys from adventure to adventure.
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How Does GM Improve the C7 Corvette?

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With the constant push to stay ahead of the competition, how will GM improve the Corvette?

by Patrick Rall as republished from TorqueNews.com

Dateline 9.17.15. I was talking with a few guys (one of whom was driving a C7 Stingray Convertible) at a car show the other day about the modern Chevrolet Corvette, and they both voiced their concerns over the fact that “nothing changed for 2016”.  Now, I felt the need to point out that sales numbers were steadily strong month after month and really, there is no solid competition for the Corvette in Stingray or Z06 form, so there is no real need for GM to make changes right now. They both pointed out that with the new Camaro SS coming out with similar drive train components to the Stingray, and to simply stay ahead of the in-house competition, the company needs to bring something new to the Corvette lineup. Continue reading

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