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The GMC Corvette Set 16th Annual Corvette Fest was held almost one month ago on September 4th at Canterbury Village. Where has the time gone? Once again, GMC Corvette Set would like to thank all the participants, sponsors, donors and workers who helped make it a success. There were many great cars judged and the awards that were given out looked amazing. Pictures of the award winners, the particip...
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Another fun-filled Saturday club event for GMC Corvette Set members with a Huron Coastline Lighthouse tour of Point Aux Barques in Port Hope. This was followed by a late lunch in Port Austin at The Bank 1884 and a birthday celebration for our VP, Jay. The views were beautiful, weather was exceptional, and the comradery with club friends was memorable as always.

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A friend of John Mollo's has a 2009 Ford Mustang for sale. This car is in good mechanical and physical condition and has been detailed inside and out. The car is an automatic with a V6 engine and has been driven 127,000 miles.

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On September 3, 2021, several members of GMC Corvette Set drove to Fox2 News to be featured in a news spot regarding the 16th Annual Corvette Fest to be held at Canterbury Village on September 4th. The trailer was shown that day and it must have worked as (85) Corvettes were registered for this event.

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The GMC Corvette Set had a very busy weekend with members attending several events. The weekend started on Friday with several members attending the Frankenmuth Auto Fest. This was the 38th annual event which was well attended. Then, on Saturday, there were two events which were also well attended. Saturday morning started with an invitation to attend the Selfridge Air National Guard "Family Appre...
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GMC Corvette Set's 16th Annual Corvette Fest was held on a beautiful, sunny Saturday, Sept. 4th. The event was a huge success as purchasers of items from the Silent Auction spent close to $5,000, all of which went to Leader Dogs for the Blind. GMC Corvette Set wishes to thank all those who came to our show and helped make it a huge success.

We wish to give heartfelt thanks to Wally Edgar Chevro...
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What does a Corvette Club do when the weather is nice?
They have a picnic!
And that is just what GMC Corvette Set did on August 28, 2021. There was a good turnout, more than enough great food and lots of conversation. Thanks to our gracious hosts Jay and Patty for having us at Addison Automotive.

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Diane Klakulak is the editor and publisher of the Michigan Monthly that lists all the events that are scheduled in the Detroit area. This document also lists many of the car shows events that are scheduled. To see the events for September, click the link below.

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On Saturday, August 14th, GMC Corvette Set hosted a Cars & Coffee at Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Mi. A problem occurred that we actually liked - the parking lot was filled!

GMC Corvette Set wishes to thank everyone that visited and showed their support for Leader Dogs. $1,143 was raised for them via donations for coffee and donuts, general donations and a 50/50 raffle. Our expectati...
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One of our members has four C5 aluminum wheels for sale. They are in near perfect condition. The front wheels are 18x9.5 and the rears are 17x8.5.

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Despite a very rainy Michigan day, GMC Corvette Set members toured the Wills Sainte Claire Automotive Museum in Marysville, MI on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Members were greeted by several museum docents (Terry and Al along with C. H. Wills' granddaughter, Mary) who shared their enthusiastic stories of the historic C. H. Wills which included his automotive expertise, partnership with Henry Ford, and ...
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Each year, GMC Corvette Set and Wally Edgar Chevrolet sponsor an event for Leader Dogs for the Blind called "Pickups for Paws". Both organizations collect goods that are needed by Leader Dogs to support their puppies. These items can be cleaning supplies and equipment, dog treats and toys, and other items as requested by Leader Dogs.

On Monday, June 28th, Mark Gratsch, Erica Parker and Jim Sto...
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On Thursday night, June 24th, the Band of Warriors from the GMC Corvette Set managed to avoid the raindrops to enjoy a great evening at Macomb Corners Park's "Music in the Park" event. The band, Collision Six, was phenomenal! It was another awesome evening with great club friends.

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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

It’s complicated.

That might be the best way to describe General Motors’ involvement with Prototypes and GT3 racing starting in 2023.


“We’re still working through our plans,” GM Sportscar Racing Program Manager Laura Wontrop Klauser told motorsport.com after the unveiling of the 2022 Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. “We’r...
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By Lucas Allen in Muscle Cars & Trucks

As we get ready to head into the 2022 model year, the C8 Corvette is gearing up to enter its third sales year. And while the mid-engine sports car has received its fair share of critical acclaim, the media has had a different experience than the vehicle’s actual customer base. From the very beginning, Chevrolet has struggled to stabilize C8 Corvette prod...
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By Lucas Allen in Muscle Cars & Trucks

General Motors invited some local media out to Detroit’s Belle Isle yesterday to check out their latest special edition Chevrolet Corvette: the IMSA GTLM Championship Edition. Built to commemorate Corvette Racing’s successful inaugural season with the C8.R, this limited run car gave us our first look at the 2022 C8 Corvette lineup. Chevy also took the...
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By Mitch Tally in CORVETTEBlogger

Sometimes just staying even with the status quo can be a real accomplishment.

That might be the best way to look at the recent announcement by Chevrolet that the 2022 Corvette Stingray would undergo changes to the 6.2-liter LT2 V8 engine’s fuel delivery and active fuel management systems as well as slight alterations to the engine calibration.

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On Thursday, June 10th, a group of GMC Corvette Set members started out on a road trip that would place them in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday evening. Below is a description of the trip by one of the members.

We departed Thursday morning and cruised up the Lake Huron shoreline, then spent the night in Mackinaw City. Early Friday morning, we crossed the Mackinaw Bridge and cruised up to Whitefish ...
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It is time to finally get out and do some cruising, so members of the GMC Corvette Set Corvette Club headed to the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville on a rainy Saturday morning. Ten Corvettes departed from Winchester Mall across from Leader Dogs for the Blind just before 9:00am and arrived at Yankee Air well after 10:00am after being tested by the many unexpected highway detours.

After viewing th...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

Like the beloved car it honors, the National Corvette Museum is constantly evolving and improving.

Those dreams continued this week as NCM officials released a video, announcing plans for a two-story, 30,000-square-foot addition to the facility.

Read More: Click Here to read more about this expansion and view a short video regarding past NCM expansions.....
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

That “gamble” General Motors supposedly took in changing the eighth-generation Corvette to a mid-engine format is looking more and more like a “sure thing” with each passing day.

In fact, according to sales figures released recently, the new Corvette is dominating its market segment, racking up a whopping 51 percent share during the first quarter of...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

We’ve had a love affair with the new C8 Corvette Convertible model ever since we first saw the unveiling of the new model at the Kennedy Space Center in October 2019. With its exotic looks and no trade-offs when compared to the C8 Coupe, the C8 Convertible brings a whole new level of performance and excitement to the drop-top model.

Apparently I am not a...
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By Mike Pryson in Autoweek

Corvette Racing's next step in a planned return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans is a little side trip to Belgium and the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Chevrolet veterans Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin will drive the No. 63 mid-engine Corvette C8.R race car in the Six Hours of Spa FIA World Endurance Championship GT race at Spa-Francorchamps on May 1.

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By Christopher Bernardo in HOTCARS

Chevy's C8 Corvette has been stirring the performance industry pot ever since its release, but now, the Mid-engine Corvette might be about to jump into a whole different world. Midenginecrovetteforum.com posted an article from Wheels Magazine written by Angus Mackenzie (International Bureau Chief at MotorTrend), which reveals some info on 4 upcoming models of ...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger

There are a lot of obscure holidays out there that, for better or worse, allow seemingly normal people to, as they say, “let their freak flags fly.” Star Wars fans love to nerd out on May the 4th (be with you), math geeks (and Village Inn) are all about Pi Day (3.14), and today is extra special for Bow-Tie aficionados. Even in the storied pantheon of Chevr...
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The 2021 Corvette Fest Silent Auction was another resounding success. Thanks to the generosity of the bidders and the donors we raised over $5,000.00 for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Many sponsors and donors stepped forward and supplied funding for the show and items for the Silent Auction. Below is a list of those items that were donated for the 2021 Silent Auction and most of them were sold. A lis...
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The GMC Corvette Set raises money at our annual Corvette Fest to donate to our selected charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind. Sponsorship dollars enable us to host this Corvette, and Guest Marquee, show which is our major annual fundraiser.

Donated items help us add fun and excitement to the Corvette Fest; we use some donated items as door prizes for participants while others are sold to the high...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

As we don’t have official confirmation on this, I am placing the RUMOR tag on it because that’s what it is right now. But as it comes from a trusted source, it’s worth repeating if only to give us greater clarity on when the 2021 Corvette model year may end and when we might expect the 2022s to start rolling.


The word on the street is that the fina...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

A YouTuber named “Sinclair Photos” takes us a tour of the cars at Houston Head Turners, including one of the most unique C8 Corvettes we’ve seen so far.


The unidentified owner has wrapped the biggest majority of the car in matte black, leaving just enough of the original white to make it look like a two-toned police car, in this case even labeling i...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

The Automobile Club de L’Ouest (ACO) has announced the 62 entries for the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans and the two Corvette C8.Rs from Corvette Racing will be among the seven LMGTE-PRO cars to compete for the class win.


The Corvette C8.Rs will be making their Le Mans debut this year after having to pull out of last year’s race amid the Coronavirus pandem...
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By Mitch Tally in CORVETTEBlogger

Sometimes something sounds good on paper, but in reality, it begins to lose its luster.

Such was the proposition of using the one-year-only LT5 engine in the imminent 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing luxury sedan, according to an exclusive interview by GM Authority executive editor Alex Luft with the car’s top engineer.

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By Josh Boyd in CorvSport

The History of America’s sports car is no doubt a colorful one. Now, nearly 70 years in the making, the Corvette is in its 8th generation of production and is among the most potent of performance cars currently available. However, this distinction did not come by happenstance. On the contrary, the Corvette’s continual evolution stands as a collective of thoughts, i...
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By David Findlay in GMAuthority

Here at GM Authority, we often write about vehicles which have been returned to as-new – or in some cases arguably better – condition several decades after they left the factory. This led us to wonder: will the same thing be happening to today’s GM cars in the future? Or is it possible that, in 2050, more cars built in 1990 will still exist than those which...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

We know that when C8 Corvette designers went to work on the mid-engine sportscars’ interior, there were lots of discussions regarding how the cockpit should be driver-focused. We also know that engineers wanted the ability to control the car’s functions not just through the center console display but also through physical buttons on the dash to control va...
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By David Finlay in GMAuthority

Owners of some Chevy Corvette C7 models who require replacement rear tires may face delays due to low supply, GM Authority has learned.

Here’s what happened: all tire manufacturers were affected by factory shutdowns in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, tire supply worldwide fell to sub-optimal figures. Once production started back up, tire manuf...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTE[Blogger

Recently we shared the news that three current exterior colors for the 2021 Corvette will soon be retired. Those colors are Sebring Orange, Shadow Gray, and Zeus Bronze. The final order dates for the colors are rapidly approaching with Sebring Orange and Zeus Bronze available for order through April 29th while Shadow Gray fans have until May 27th to order the color.


So now, of course, the attention now turns to what exterior colors maybe replacing those three for the 2022 Corvette model year.

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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

Setting speed records in a Corvette is as American as, well, as this red, white and blue 1984 Corvette that is billed as the “World’s Fastest Corvette.”

Of course, this 1984 Corvette didn’t start out quite that fast with its stock 205-horsepower 350 V8 engine, but extensive modifications in 1986 turned it into what Hot Rod Magazine, in its December ...
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By Keith Cornett In CORVETTEBlogger

Earlier this week the blogosphere was going crazy over an SUV spotted during GM’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) presentation. That SUV turns out to be a Buick EV concept, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t the potential for a Corvette-branded SUV in the works.

Read More: Click Here to read more about a "possible" proposed Corvette SUV and see some ...
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By Joel Patel in CarsDirect

If there’s one thing about automotive rivalries to keep in mind, it’s that nothing goes unnoticed. Ford recently stuck its most iconic nameplate on an electric crossover as a sign of just how serious it is about an electrified future. Obviously, this didn’t go unnoticed by cross-town rival, Chevrolet. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Chevrolet is looki...
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By Corvette Racing

DETROIT (Jan. 19, 2021) – Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs.


Klauser, who resides in Detroit, moves into the role which includes engineering and technical oversight of Corvette Racing on behalf o...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

We love January for so many reasons. It’s the time of classic car auctions, the Corvette race team returns to action at Daytona, and of course, it’s the month that we drop our annual Top 100 Corvette Dealers list for Corvette shoppers.

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By Reuter's Staff in Reuters

(Reuters) - General Motors on Friday unveiled a new corporate logo, its first major logo change since 1964, as part of a new campaign to accelerate the automaker’s focus on electric vehicles (EVs).

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By Rory Jurnecka writer for RM Sotheby's

The Chevrolet Corvette is, simply put, an American icon. Earning the unofficial title of "America's Sports Car," Chevy has sold roughly 1.5 million of the fiberglass-bodied machines since it threw the switch on production in 1953. Just 300 C1 Corvettes were hand-built that first year on Chevy's Flint, Michigan, assembly line, all with "Blue Flame" straig...
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By Ian Wright in CARBUZZ

Limited-run production run cars are nothing new; exclusive vehicles built in the low hundreds and thousands act as halo cars, create collectability for a brand, and can serve as a development stage for concepts and new technology. Once in a while, though, an automaker will build fewer than 100 units of a model, or sometimes, even single-digit amounts. Reasons can vary b...
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By Ian Wright in CARBUZZ

It's that time of year where automakers lean into a new model year and trim some fat from their lineups. That doesn't necessarily mean there's something fundamentally wrong with a vehicle being cut, though. Markets shift, platforms age, some cars miss the mark they're aiming for, and some vehicles simply don't sell well enough regardless of how good they are. Any which ...
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By Karl Furlong in CARBUZZ

Chevrolet's initial goal of building 20,000 new Corvettes for the 2020 model year was derailed by events beyond the company's control, most notably the effects of the shutdown due to the current global pandemic. Thankfully, Chevrolet decided to extend 2020 production of the Corvette to the end of this year, greatly increasing the chances of reaching its 20,000-unit ta...
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By Jonathan Lopez in GM Authority

With an all-new mid-engine layout and world-beating performance numbers, the latest eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette C8 is dressed to impress. Now, Chevy’s new midship missile has been recognized by Consumer Guide Automotive, with the 2021 Corvette grabbing the organization’s top Best Buy award.

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This past year has been a difficult year for raising money for the charities that GMC Corvette Set supports. Yet, due to the generosity of our members and friends, we were able to raise $10,186 for Leader Dogs for the Blind (Fill the Tank Campaign), provide the St. Clair County branch of Toys for Tots with three SUV loads of toys and $2,400 in cash donations, buy Christmas presents for our adopted...
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Due to the Corona Virus, the 2020 Corvette Fest was cancelled and GMC Corvette Set looked for another way to raise money for Leader Dogs for the Blind. The "Fill the Tank for the Dogs" campaign was started with the goal of raising $5,000 for the Dogs through donations and online silent auctions. Due to the generosity of our club members and supporters, this goal was reached early and we set our si...
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By Mitch Tally in CORVETTEBlogger

Even without cracking into the as-yet uncrackable engine control module, tuners are finding ways to increase the performance of the new mid-engine Corvette.

The latest example is a little different in its nature, though. Whereas LG and Kooks have previously announced new exhaust systems, Lingenfelter is teasing a fully carbon fiber intake manifold sourced fr...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

Great news for those interested in buying a 2021 Corvette Stingray! Chevrolet has updated their build and price configurator and now you spec out your 2021 Corvettes to your heart’s content!

Read More: Click Here to access the 2021 Corvette build configurator.......
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

Congratulations to the GMC Team who revealed the new 2022 GMC Hummer EV on Tuesday evening. We watched the reveal with great anticipation as this is the second fully-electric truck unveiled by GM over the last few months, the Cadillac Lyriq being the other EV.

As we watched the five-minute Hummer reveal video, I found myself saying “just like the C8 Corv...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

Take a trip through the glorious past of Chevrolet in this three-minute video, but the takeaway might be that this 109-year-old automaker’s best days could well be ahead of it.


“I’m really excited for the future of Chevrolet,” says Darby Barber, exterior designer. “I think it’s gonna be great.”

The company got its name from Louis Chevrole...
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By Andy Bolig in LSX Magazine

Everyone has been taking a closer look at the 2020 Corvette, trying to find chinks in its armor and ways to improve upon its already-capable performance. Heck, even Corvette Racing is just figuring out how to get the all-new C8.R around the track in the fastest manner possible! Congratulations on your two in a row Corvette Racing! But I digress.

The C8 Corvette ...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

Last night we were glad to hear that GM had issued a recall notice for the 2020 Corvettes to address the “Flying Frunk” issue. But not long after we posted that news did we learn that Chevy doesn’t actually have software update ready for owners to download and apply the fix. A Chevy spokesperson updated their statement with us last night regarding the r...
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By Ben Walker in GTnation

If you’re a petrol head, chances are you love your car almost as much as your own children, or maybe even your partner or maybe even more than all of them combined. A good, faithful car is something everyone needs in their life and it is not difficult to get attached to the vehicle like it was an actual member of your family.
Having said that though, no car is ever ...
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By Jamie L. LaReau in the Detroit Free Press

General Motors said Wednesday it will keep the price of its 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray the same as the introductory 2020 model.

The 2021 Corvette, which goes on sale late in the fourth quarter, will start at $59,995, matching this year's model, which is about a $4,000 increase over the 2019 Corvette. Comparatively, the mid-engine Porsche 718...
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By Rory Jurnecka in Automobile Magazine

The Chevrolet Corvette is, simply put, an American icon. Earning the unofficial title of "America's Sports Car", Chevy has sold roughly 1.5 million of the fiberglass-bodied machines since it threw the switch on production in 1953. Just 300 C1 Corvettes were hand-built that first year on Chevy's Flint, Michigan, assembly line, all with "Blue Flame" straigh...
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A three cylinder motor that produces 300hp?
A three cylinder car that uses twin turbo-chargers (how do you split this between three cylinders)?
A three cylinder car with a gas engine and multiple electric motors that is capable of 11,000 nm of torque?

This youtube video is for the gear heads out there that like a lot of explanation and can understand what the presenter is talking about.
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about how the 2020 Corvette could be an instant collector car due to the UAW Strike and Coronavirus shutdowns that have kept current quantities of the new mid-engine sportscar under 2,700 units. We debunked the idea that Chevrolet would be shelving the 2020 model year once the coronavirus lockdown was lifted and Chevrolet’s...
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By Andy Bolig in CORVETTEBlogger.com

We’ve all been spending a lot more time in our garages lately, and for Rob Dahm, who is one industrious YouTuber, that was the perfect opportunity to stuff a high-winding, four-rotor rotary engine into a 2020 Corvette. Simply placing the factory engine behind the passenger compartment was enough to break the internet recently. Hearing the super-high pitch ...
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By Keith Cornette in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Corvette Racing confirmed this weekend to the ACO that it will be withdrawing from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans amid ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic. The decision will likely break a 20-year streak of consecutive appearances by the factory Corvette team at Le Mans.


The ACO had previously rescheduled the French Classic from its tr...
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By Don Sherman in SAE International

How GM engineers for the all-new, eighth-generation Corvette tackled structural, vehicle-dynamics and other challenges in the move to a mid-engine layout.
Shifting 500 lb (227 kg) of engine mass rearward by 7.5 feet (2.3 m) and moving 300 lb (136 kg) of transmission components aft by almost three feet transformed the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray into a b...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger

A lot of the excitement at Barrett-Jackson auctions over the past 15-plus years has rolled across the block thanks to a strong partnership with General Motors.

The two powerhouses in their respective industries have teamed up to sell GM vehicles to raise more than $24 million for charity, including the most recent sale of the first mid-engine 2020 Corvette ...
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BY SAM MCEACHERN in GM Authority

General Motors' Milford Proving Ground in Michigan serves as the automaker’s main test and development facility. This massive, 4,000-acre engineering hub is home to all sorts of vehicle testing tools and spaces, from a 4.5-mile banked circle track, various ride and handling loops, a crash test lab and much more.

Milford was the industry’s first-ever dedic...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

English aficionados may have spotted an irregularity (or several, who knows?) in Quick Shifts this weekend, specifically on third gear which was dubbed “isolation interviews” but only contained a single digital sit-down between the fine folks at SportsCar365.com and Corvette Racing Driver, Tommy Milner.

The column originally featured a second link t...
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By Steve Burns in CORVETTEBlogger.com

What do you do when its springtime and all the car shows are canceled? You have a car show online, of course! While the National Corvette Museum is closed to the public, they’ve come up with yet another creative fundraiser to help fund the museum.

Beginning Monday, April 6th, the NCM will be hosting an online Corvette show. The show will run through Ap...
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By Steve Burns in CORVETTEBlogger.com

One of our favorite National Corvette Museum fundraising auctions just went live on eBay.

Earlier this week the NCM launched another opportunity for someone to have their Corvette prominently featured on the cover of America's Sports Car magazine. ASC is the quarterly publication of the NCM distributed its members. We received the most recent edition her...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger.com

We know how much owners like to show off the tiny C8 crossed-flags logos that are featured on their new mid-engine sports cars. Here’s another Easter Egg sighting on the 2020 Corvette Stingray.

If you get up close to the 2020 Corvette Coupe, you’ll find the tiny C8 logos on both the front headlights and at the top of the glass rear hatch assembly....
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By Bradley Iger in LSX Magazine

The Corvette may have had a few teething issues when the first examples started rolling out of a makeshift truck assembly plant in 1953, but it didn’t take long for Chevrolet to get the kinks worked out.

In just a few short years GM’s low-slung two-seater was transformed into a world-class sports car, thanks in no small part to the introduction of the new ...
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By Anthony Alaniz in motor!.com

Businesses, schools, museums, and government offices are closing across the country in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Honda, Ford, and others around the U.S., and the world, are idling car production as automakers tell their white-collar workforce to work from home. Daily life is grinding to a halt for many. Not even the National Corvette Muse...
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In DailySportsCar.com

We sportscar fans are a nostalgic bunch, we all love the past, some of us even live in the past… I think? So as part of #ProjectPositivity we’re going to speak to a series of sportscar racing personalities over the next few months and get them to tell us about the best car and worst cars they ever raced and talk us through a car they always wanted to drive.

We kick ...
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The annual GMC Corvette Set Hot Wheels Race was held at the Sandler Race Track on March 7, 2020. Many drivers and their crews attended the event to enjoy the festivities and try their new Hot Wheels cars. All the drivers congregated in the lounge before the race to discuss racing strategy, and fill up on fuel; both solid and liquid. Everyone then sauntered across the paddock to the race track.

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By Mark Phelan in the Detroit Free Press

LAS VEGAS — Evading helicopter surveillance and channeling the spirit of the “godfather of the Corvette” were business as usual for GM engineers developing the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, code-named C8 because it’s the eighth-generation of the sports car.

The first mid-engined production car in Corvette history, the new Stingray had near...
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By Andy Bolig in LSX Magazine

It can be argued that adversity does not change a man, it only allows the world to see what’s hidden deep within him. In Dan Parker’s case, his blindness from a severe crash has afforded the world a perfect example of humble determination, a selfless spirit, and the drive to succeed which is so needed today. Having a Corvette simply gives him an avenue to show ...
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By Andy Bolig in LSX Magazine

The world has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the all-new, mid-engine C8 Corvette into dealer’s delivery areas for weeks. Thankfully, cars began flowing out of the Corvette Assembly Plant’s waiting area this past week with photos and videos of their arrival popping up on social media sites more often than a Coronavirus update.

Many enthusiasts opt to ha...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger.com

We are still…checks webcam for the 1000th time today…waiting to see when the new C8 Corvette Stingray will be leaving the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, and so far nada. So while we wait, let’s check out this new rendering of the C8 Corvette Z06 as imagined by our friends at the Corvette Forum.

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By Andy Bolig in LSX Magazine

Ron Fellows was one of the originating members of the Corvette Racing team when it first set out on world domination in 2000. He, and a handful of other highly-competent hot-shoes used their experience and talents to make Corvette the dominating force it is today.

Now, Ron is helping owners of new Corvettes to be the best drivers they can be, both on-track and o...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger.com

In this exciting year of the history-making new mid-engine Corvette, four long-time faces will be honored with induction into the Corvette Hall of Fame in September.

To be inducted for their contributions to the past, present, and future of Corvette are the following four men:

Doug Fehan – Racing
Henry Haga – GM/Chevrolet
Dr. Mike McCagh – En...

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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

The first American car to have a major body panel fashioned out of carbon fiber, the first mass-produced car in the world with a titanium exhaust (the legendary McLaren F1 was the first overall), 3,100 lb. curb weight, acceleration better than any ‘Vette up to that point along with breaking and handling chops to match, all at about $50,000.


Our thir...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

After an 11-year hiatus spent honing its skills as one of the industry’s finest sports cars, the Corvette reentered the realm of the supercar in 2006 with the bad boy C6 Z06, our #2 Corvette of the 2000s.


We hope that our Christmas foreshadowing took you back to the frenzy that led up to the release of the 7 Liter beast that was unlike anything else...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Our top two Corvettes of the 2000s are neck and neck down the home stretch, nearing the finish line, ANNNNNND… it’s the 2009 ZR1 by a carbon fiber splitter!


If the C6 Z06 represented Corvette’s answer the world’s best supercars, then the C6 ZR1 was where America’s Sports Car left them all in its wake, gasping for air. When the ZR1 debuted, i...
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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger.com

For more years than I can remember now is about how long I’ve had my 1966 Corvette covered through a policy with the Corvette Museum’s NCM Insurance Agency.

Earlier this year I called up my friend Adam Boca to make some changes to my policy, and they were handled quickly and efficiently as expected. As we all need insurance for our classic and coll...
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By Chris Bruce in Motor!.com

Production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is officially underway, and C8 master Chevy Dude has some interesting data about the first 444 cars. For example, not a single person has bought a base 'Vette with no options. The least expensive one ordered so far had a price of $66,990, and the most expensive was $101,250. On average, buyers have dropped $84,813 on their n...
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By Brian Silvestro in Road & Track

The Corvette switching to a mid-engine layout is huge news, but it's not the only major change happening with the car. In October, Chevy revealed the race-ready C8.R, now packing a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine—a big step away from the pushrod V-8s found in the new road car and last-generation race car. A Chevy engineer confirmed ...
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By Jay Traugott in CARBUZZ

With production of the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray about to get underway next month, attention is now turning towards future variants. More specifically, the E-Ray, the first of two hybrids planned (the second likely named Zora), as well as the Z06, and, eventually, the ZR1. While we don't have a precise timeframe as to when any of those will arrive, it g...
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By Roger Biermann in CARBUZZ

In the automotive world, some might argue that there isn't a better sounding engine than one with 8 cylinders in a V-shaped box. The humble V8 is one of the most common high performance engines, characterized by a deep rumble – the kind that sets your heart quivering in your chest and gets heads turning. But the iconic rumble of the V8 isn't the only signature not...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

We did it, Corvette Nation! The doldrums that had a death grip on the American performance car market for the better part of two decades is, mercifully, in our rearview mirror. Welcome to the ’90s! The decade that saw the emergence of new “models” under the Corvette banner. During this time, GM embraced a new hierarchy for its flagship sports car tha...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

For our second-best 1990s Corvette award, we decided to go to the end of the decade and get a bit obscure with the 1999 Hardtop, Fixed Roof Coupe, or simply “FRC.”


After debuting the C5 with a limited run of 9,752 coupes in 1997 and introducing the Convertible in 1998, Chevrolet introduced a third body style for model year three. The idea was to c...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Out of all seven decades of Corvette production, the winner of our Best Corvette of the 1990s was by far the easiest one to select. It could be argued that the best Corvette of the ’90s is the most significant ‘Vette in history. It was the car that brought pride and relevance back to the American performance category and, even today, its engine remains...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

After suffering a steady decline in performance, the decade prior, the Corvettes from the ’80s offered a faint light that would continue to gain power as the years went by, a light that would lead American performance out of the darkness of the malaise era and back to relevance on the international scale.

The first one of the renaissance Corvettes th...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Many of our most recent entrants on this countdown have been significant because they were the last Corvette with something special. With our second place ‘Vette of the ’80s though, America’s Sports Car continued its crawl out of the malaise era and was now gaining back options, performance, quality, and the respect that it deserved. Ladies and Gentl...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Welcome to That ’70s Week of CorvetteBlogger’s countdown of the best ‘Vettes from each decade! Our bronze medal from the “Disco Era” is a radical departure from the other cars that we have been highlighting in the past two weeks which usually put the advancement of performance front and center. By 1978, the oil embargo, changing consumer tastes, ...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

After much deliberation and a photo finish, our second place 1970s Corvette award goes to, the 1970 model!

Stop us if this sounds familiar. In 1969, a two-month United Auto Worker Strike caused a late start to production for the 1970 Corvette. Not a single 1970 Corvette laid a tire on a showroom floor until February of ’70. This caused production numb...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

CorvetteBlogger has spent the last three weeks getting ready for 2020 by ranking the greatest Corvettes from each decade since the 1950s. This week we looked at the 70s which only contained one generation of Corvette but still saw large scale changes in our favorite car’s personality and focus. Today we are handing the championship belt for ‘Vette deca...
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By Andre Nalin in theTHINGS.com

The Corvette has been in production for more than 60 years, and its name is pretty much synonymous with freedom and the American Dream. There really aren't any competitors to challenge it for the title of America's Sports Car. Now entering its eight-generation, the Corvette is turning into America's Super Car as well with its mid-engine configuration.

The Corv...
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By Mitch Talley in CORVETTEBlogger.com

If you ever doubted the significance of the upcoming mid-engine Corvette, take a look at MotorTrend’s Power List for 2020, a compilation of the 50 most important names in the auto industry.


On the strength of leading the design of MotorTrend’s 2020 Car of the Year, the 2020 Corvette Stingray, Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, unranked on the 2019 lis...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Last week, we crowned the 1957 Corvette the king of the ’50s. This week we will be ranking on one of, if not the most, challenging decade of ‘Vette production, one that includes the entire run of what is arguably the Corvette’s best generation along with some of the better versions of two other generations. It is going to be tough but that’s why we...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

Continuing our countdown of the best Corvettes from each decade of its existence today is the 1963 Sting Ray, our second place ‘Vette from the swinging sixties. 1963 saw the first ever clean sheet redesign of America’s Sports Car.

Bill Mitchell and Zora Arkus-Duntov led an all-star team that produced an all-time classic. Before we get into the nitty...
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By Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

It is hard to believe but we have already reached the end of the second week of our countdown of the Best Corvettes from each decade and it is time to reveal our greatest Corvette of the 1960s. As most of you have probably guessed, especially with the ’63 out of the way at #2, Corvette Blogger’s greatest of the 60s is the 1967 version.


The 1967 Co...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Alex Sommers has written a series in CorvetteBlogger.com that ranks the top three Corvettes in each decade. This is the first installment with #3 - the 1953 Corvette. It is the one that started the life of an iconic sports car. For the next five weeks, there will be a new decade posted on the GMC Corvette Set homepage. This is the first.

We start our co...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Coming in at number two on our list of best Corvettes of the ’50s is the other bookend to our third-place 1953 Corvette – the 1959 model.

As you might expect, when looking at vehicles produced in decades unburdened by oppressive EPA regulations or pesky oil crises, the last version should be expected to be the finest, most refined example of the bre...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

It is that time, folks! Our award for the best Corvette of the 1950s is… drumroll please… the 1957! In a decade full of firsts, the 1957 Corvette manages to stand out among its peers. Starting under the hood, Chevrolet bored out the 265 cube V8 from the ’56 model and the resulting engine is still legendary today; the 283 which, for the first time in ...
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By Mitch Tally in Corvetteblogger.com

The National Corvette Museum this week announced a major remodel of the Performance Gallery, with work slated to be completed by late March, just in time for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony during the annual Michelin NCM Bash April 23-25, 2020.


The remodel is an effort to bring the space into the 21st century “with a design that truly reflects t...
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By Jonny Lieberman in Motor Trend

Sometimes, a car comes along that leaves the automotive landscape different than before. In today's Silicon Valley parlance, we'd be tempted to term such a car a "disrupter." The last car to so radically shift the car world was the Tesla Model S, our 2013 Car of the Year.

This time around, our 2020 MotorTrend Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Corvette, fully sc...
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By Keith Cornett in CorvetteBlogger.com

Here’s an early Christmas present from Chevrolet. You can now build and price the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible at Chevrolet.com.


The 2020 Corvette Configurator has all the Convertible options listed and you can select multiple views of the car with both the top up or down, as well as reviewing your interior selections.

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Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the 2020 Corvette fest has been cancelled. We look forward to our 2021 Corvette Fest and hope GMC Corvette Set, and Leader Dogs, can count on your support.

The GMC Corvette Set raises money at our annual Corvette Fest to donate to our selected charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind. Sponsorship dollars enable us to host this Corvette, and Guest Marquee, show which ...
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On Nov. 23, 2019 GMC Corvette Set held it's annual Christmas Party at Da Francesco's restaurant in Shelby Township. This was one of the best attended Christmas parties in a few years. Seventy-seven members and their guests enjoyed an evening of camaraderie, great food, and dancing to the music of a great DJ who added much entertainment to the party.

One of the special events during the party wa...
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From September 27-28, 2019 members of the GMC Corvette Set Corvette Club drove to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a long weekend. Some the the group left the day before while the majority met at the home of the Sandlers and then traveled by caravan through Canada to their destination. Staying in the area for two days afforded the group the opportunity to spend time both in Niagara Falls and in Niagara-on-...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Last month we pored over a lot of interesting data regarding the seventh generation Corvette’s production run. We looked at total C7 production focusing mostly on color, we broke down the run of C7 Z06’s, had a post about overall Grand Sport production, and we also looked into the ZR1’s extended one-year life.


The final data points that we thoug...
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By Randall Shinn in Corvette Racing

BRASELTON, Ga. – Chevrolet begins a new chapter in its storied racing legacy with the introduction of the new mid-engine Corvette race car, known as the C8.R. The C8.R will be Chevrolet’s first mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class and the first clean sheet race car design since the C5.R debuted in 1999. It will make its racing debut at th...
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Our 2019 Cars & Coffee event was held on Oct. 12th at Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI. Despite the cold weather, around forty-five to fifty cars arrived to support Leader Dogs. The biggest attraction was the arrival of the 2020 Corvette for everyone to look at and have an opportunity to get their picture taken behind the wheel. Donations to Leader Dogs on that day totaled $633.

The e...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Earlier we covered the overall numbers for C7 Corvette production. When you break the numbers down by model, new trends appear. The Supercharged Corvette Z06 debuted in 2015 and a total of 39,940 Z06s were built in the five-year run.


2016 was the peak year for Z06 production with 14,275 leaving the factory. This was a record for performance models, co...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Next up on CorvetteBlogger’s analysis of seventh generation Corvette production is the Corvette Grand Sport.

Between 2017 and 2019, Chevrolet produced a total of 26,280 C7 Grand Sports (21,977 Coupes and just 4,303 Convertibles). During this span, the widebody LT1 was the second most purchased ‘Vette after the Stingray which sold 31,045 units (120,3...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

Now that the production numbers are in for 2019, we can take a look at the entire run of 7th Generation Corvettes. Bowling Green produced a total of 189,507 official production Corvettes between the 2014 and 2019 model years. The highest total came in 2016 when 40,689 ‘Vettes found new homes. 2018 was an extremely shortened model year that only saw 9,670...
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By Geoffrey Dankert in Hotcars

Chevrolet’s Corvette has filled a lot of roles in its eight generations. GM first pitched it as a homegrown competitor for British sports cars like MG and Triumph. It became more of a boulevard cruiser in the “malaise” era of the '70s, and with the mid-engine C8 is poised to take on the world’s best supercars.

Along the way, Chevrolet has come up with a...
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On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 Leader Dogs for the Blind held their Double Dog Dare event at the Oakland Towne Center Building in Pontiac, MI. Participants had to raise a minimum of $1,000 to be able to rappel over the side of this building. All the entrance fee donations went to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

GMC Corvette Set Corvette Club's own dare-devil, Randy Haas, raised $2,000 for the privilege...
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Corvette Fest, the Day in pictures. The GMC Corvette Set hosts this Annual Corvette Show with the support of Canterbury Village and Wally Edgar Chevrolet. The GMC Corvette Set donates all the proceeds from Corvette Fest to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The pictures trace the the day from venue setup, the first arrivals stacked in the drive waiting for the gates to open, the Club Members on the gro...
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From USA Today

With the C8 officially unveiled, now is the perfect time to take a look back on past generations of America's favorite sports car. Check out these shots at USA Today.

Click Here to see great photos of some iconic Corvettes.
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On July 19, 2019, fourteen members of the GMC Corvette Set Corvette Club and their spouses traveled to Kalamazoo, MI for a weekend of fun. Friday and Saturday were packed with events for the members with most members heading for home on Sunday.

The trip started on Friday with a tour of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. There were many steps recorded on our Fitbits as we viewed the many...
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Corvette pictures from the 2019 Corvette Fest

To view Robert Jason's Corvette Fest Corvette Pictures click here You can 'click on' any picture to open the picture in full screen mode. Use the > forward or < backward symbols to scroll through the pictures.



To see the pictures from the 2019 Corvette Awards Ceremony

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Several of the Club Members were at Fox News Morning Show to talk about our Club's work for Leader Dog and Corvette Fest.

To see the Corvette Fest Team in action, the video interview click here

We would like to thank the Fox 2 Morning Show for creating this outstanding video and story regarding our show, Corvette Fest.

We would further like to thank Jason Brown of Motor City Pubic Relati...
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The 2019 Corvette Fest Silent auction was a resounding success. Thanks to the generosity of the bidders and the donors we raised over $5,000.00 for Leader Dogs.


Donated items help us add fun and excitement to the Corvette Fest; we use some donated items as door prizes for the Show participants while the others, we sell at the Silent Auction.

Personnel from Leader Dogs for the Blind collec...
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2018 Advance Corvette Fest interview with Fox 2 Morning.

This morning, June 12, 2018, (WJBK) - More than 150 Corvettes will be on display at this year's Corvette Fest.

This year it's being held on Saturday, June 16 at Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Erick Senft, the GMC Corvette Set Club President, joined us to tell us more about this ann...
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Posted:Jun 10 2016 02:37PM EDT

(WJBK) - The 12th Annual Corvette Fest is happening this weekend at Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion. It's on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Approximately 150 Corvettes will be on display this year. Spectator admission to Corvette Fest is free and all are welcome.

The event benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind.

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Author Angela Caito A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. [WC: 1464]

Getting your Corvette Ready for Auto Transport

The Chevrolet Corvette was first introduced at the General Motors Motorama in 1953 as a prototype or concept car. It has since become the most highly regarded collectible car produced by Chevrolet and has been a centerpiece for sales for the company ever since.

The Corvette is a car that alt...
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One of the highlights of the 'See the Green in 2013' Fall Cruise was the dedication of a Club Brick to the National Corvette Museum (NCM).

We held the dedication ceremony the afternoon of October 10 th after a memorable tour of the NCM in the morning.

In addition to Club Members several dignataries attended the Dedication Ceremony. Captain Corvette made a rare appearance and Sponge Bob Fru.....
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Amy, Fox 2, interviews Members of the GMC Corvette Set about their Corvettes and the 2015 Corvette Fest.

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Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) visited Corvette Fest. Joe Johnson interviewed Tom Hoenle, President GMC Corvette Set, Jimmy O and several of the Corvette Fest Participants. ONTV made and broadcast a documentary of the 2015 Show.

The GMC Corvette Set thanks ONTV for joining us and making this outstanding 2015 documentary of Corvette Fest.

Here is Joe Johnson's 2015 report.
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Orion Neighborhood Television visited Corvette Fest. Joe Johnson's interviewed Tom Hoenle, President GMC Corvette Set, Maureen Smith, Leader Dog Special Event Manager; Club Members Bob Crane and Larry Dixon and participant Robert Frank. Click here to view Joe's video report.

Click here to learn more about Orion Neighborhood Television.

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The owner of the 2014 Motor City Corvette Concours 2014 "Best of the Best" Corvette is a Member of the GMC Corvette Set!

The MCCC Selection Committee invited 3 Members of our Club to enter their Corvettes in the Concours completion for the Zora Dunov Trophy. This is an honor in its self.

Just looking at these 2 Corvettes the judges had a tough call to make. The winning Corvette is a blue C.....
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This is a story about Dick Grey and his Corvette Silverado

Click here to go to the Faces of GM Blog Site to read Dick's story. Be sure to scroll down to the video interview.
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Each of the more than 1.6 million Corvettes produced since 1953 is linked by a common thread, spirit that inspires people to adopt the Corvette lifestyle.

By Richard Prince Photos by the author. MAGAZINE Corvette August 6, 2015

Corvette began as a bold but risky experiment whose future was far from guaranteed. But thanks to the hard work of a small, brilliant cadre of supporters and...
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