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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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A couple new items have been added to the Classified section of our website. They are:

  • C5 Logo Courtesy Light
  • SOLD
  • ProClip iPhone 11 Holder that mounts to a C5 dash

Click Here to view the details on these items.

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By Keith Cornett in CORVETTEBlogger

The first 10 of 36 winners have been announced in the Lost Corvettes Giveaway and if your name wasn’t called in the Round #1 Drawing, your entries will automatically be rolled over into the Round #2 Drawing in March 2021 when the final winners will be selected. Tickets start at just $3 each and CorvetteBlogger readers will receive double entries with ticket...
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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!

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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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While most events in the City of Detroit and surrounding communities have been cancelled due to Covid19, there are a few venues that are open. A list of events from the "Michigan Monthly" as published by Diane Klakulak can be viewed by clicking the link below.

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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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Unfortunately, due to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 on our communities, GMC Corvette Set regretfully announced that the September 12, 2020 Cars & Coffee at Leader Dogs for the Blind has been cancelled. Plans will be put in place at at later date for 2021 Cars & Coffee. Thank-you to all those that have supported Leader Dogs through these events.

See you in 2021!......
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Thanks to the support of the GMC Corvette Set membership, past participants of the 2018 & 2019 Corvette Fests at Canterbury Village and our other supporters, our "Fill the Tank for the Dogs" campaign goal has been passed. As of this date, $8,600 has been received from our generous supporters. This amount includes $847 that was raised for Leader Dogs with the Online Silent Auction. This has far exc...
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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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As everyone knows by now, there was no 2020 Corvette Fest at Canterbury Village. It has gone the way of most every event this spring and summer due to the Corona virus.

Corvette Fest has always been GMC Corvette Set's main source of funding for Leader Dogs for the Blind. The "Fill the Tank for the Dogs" campaign has been kicked off as a way to fill this funding void for Leader Dogs. The Club wi...
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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 Alex Sommers in CORVETTEBlogger.com

If you are looking for a fun activity to help share your Corvette passion with the children in your life, are lacking in Photoshop skills but have a custom paint job rattling around in your head that you want to see on your favorite ‘Vette, or simply want to kill some time without staring at a screen during a lockdown, we have you covered as long as you ...
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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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By Rob Stumpf in The/Drive

The C8 Corvette is a hit—there's no debating that. Since its launch, Chevrolet has been inundated with insatiable demand for the mid-engine sports car, but when coupled with the automaker's limited supply and delayed production schedule, the recipe for a seamless launch is plagued with holes. Now, GM is suspending orders for the 2020 C8 Corvette.

News broke via a...
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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 motor1.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette gets a right-hand drive version, and buyers in Japan are snapping them up quickly. A report from Yahoo Japan says that Chevy received over 300 orders for the new 'Vette within just 60 hours of starting to take reservations.

Chevy introduced the C8 to Japan at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January and also took orders for them there. The comp...
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In dailysportscar.com

Corvette Racing has revealed that Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller will return to the team for the FIA WEC race at Sebring, in addition to the prior confirmation that the duo would race together for the C8.R’s WEC debut at CoTA later this month.

For the two FIA WEC rounds, Magnussen and Rockenfeller will team together in the #63 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, featuring t...
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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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On Nov. 5, 2019, GMC Corvette Set held elections for new officers for 2020. We now have a new president, three new advisors and a new social chair. On January 1st of 2020, the Club Board members will be:

President: John Mollo
VPresident: Jay Sandler
Secretary: Paul Bieber
Treasurer: Patty Sandler
Competition Chair & PR: Russ Miller
Show Chair: Robert Jason
Social Chair: Madalon Blaszczyk...
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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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By Keith Cornette in CorvetteBlogger.com

Another look at the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible from the Kennedy Space Center, this time in the form of a walk around video.

The Z51 Silver Convertible shown here features the 3LT dipped Morello Red interior. The Silver exterior looks great with the carbon flash wing spoiler, side mirrors, and black nacelles. It’s also the first time that we?...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

First Drive Reviews for the C8 Covette were released on a voracious public yesterday. They were generally quite enjoyable, but it is difficult to really know what any vehicle’s true strengths and shortcomings are until it is pitted up against a rival.

Enter industry stalwart, Motor Trend, who didn’t just do a review, they also brought along the all-...
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By Keith Cornett in CorvetteBlogger.com

During the testing of the 2020 Corvette Stingray, Motor Trend had planned to conduct a real-world fuel-economy test but that test was scuttled after their partners didn’t have the right equipment for the mid-engine sports car. So Plan B was to take the new sports car to a dyno facility to see what kind of power was actually being generated from the Corv...
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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 Keith Cornett in CorvetteBlogger.com

We’ve all spent more than a few minutes on the Corvette Visualizer as we’ve spec’d out various versions of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. It’s great fun seeing how your changes were updated in real-time and then spinning the car around at all angles to view. But what’s been lacking is that none of your configurations contained a summary of the actu...
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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 Keith Cornett in CorvetteBlogger.com

With the 2019 Corvette Model Year coming to a close at the end of the month (Sept) and because all the orders in the system are finalized, Chevrolet has released the final official production stats through the National Corvette Museum.

Read More: Click Here to read what models, option packages, colors and more that Corvette customers purchased in 2019...
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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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By Mitch Talley in CorvetteBlogger.com

General Motors’ new airless, puncture-proof tires won’t be on the upcoming mid-engine 2020 Corvette.

But don’t be surprised if these state-of-the-art, futuristic-looking tires show up on the 2024 model.

GM and tiremaker Michelin unveiled the Michelin Uptis prototype at a Montreal summit this week (June 2019)

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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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By Keith Cornett in CorvetteBlogger.com

We didn’t see this one coming and it’s going to cause a major stir among Corvette Racing fans.

On the eve of the Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Sportscar365.com is reporting that Jordan Taylor will be replacing Jan Magnusseun at Corvette Racing for the 2020 racing season.


It’s the first major change at C...
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By Alex Sommers in CorvetteBlogger.com

In early September, Bugatti announced that a modified version of their Chiron hypercar had set a production car record by hitting 304.77 MPH. Many people said the speed record didn’t really count because it was a modified vehicle.

So last week, the French VW affiliate announced that they would build 30 examples of the improved Chiron, now badged Chiro...
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By Matt Foster of WNKY40

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The National Corvette Museum’s Skydome is most famous as the part of the building where a giant sinkhole opened up and swallowed eight cars more than five years ago.

But this part of the museum also displays the 74 individuals who have been immortalized in the Corvette Hall of Fame for their work with one of the most famous cars in America.
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By Chris Bruce in Motor1.com

To many folks, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is already a piece of art, but a new display at the Chevrolet entrance of the Little Caesars Arena now makes that point undeniable. The C8 'Vette has a place of honor as part of a sculpture on the wall over the door of the building.

Read More: Click Here to read more about this car's use as wall art.......
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By Sean Szymkowski in Road/Show By CNET

Corvette faithful, you're in luck. While we knew the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible was ready for a fall debut, we now have an official date on the calendar. Per a teaser from Corvette's Twitter account, the mid-engine sports car will pop its top on Oct. 2.

The official date also follows news from the Corvette manufacturing plant's manage...
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Professor S's, of Bull In Captivity, Financial Wisdom observes that

'There are two types of people and cars at car shows. Those with well maintained, fast, depreciating new cars and those with well maintained, fast, appreciating old cars. Both cars are nice to look at, both have literal curb appeal, and both groups are fast, but the financials are vastly different.'

For example: The Cost of ...
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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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By Patrick Carone in Entrepreneur

When it came time for Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter to convince General Motors execs that the eighth generation of the iconic sports car needed a mid-engine configuration, he had his work cut out for him. After all, since the first Vette rolled off the line back in 1953, the engine has been up front. One bigwig, however, didn’t need to be swayed. “...
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By Brian Havins in Corvette-On-Line

Unless you have been on vacation in a third-world country for months, it would be almost impossible not to know about Chevrolet unveiling the new 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray. The new Corvette has been plastered on social media platforms everywhere, and has the attention of the masses. Chevrolet states that the Stingray will house an LT2 6.2-liter engine crankin...
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By Keith Cornett in Corvetteblogger.com

As the C8 Corvettes are visiting different Chevy dealers on both coasts, we are getting feedback from some Corvette enthusiasts of the larger persuasion who are reporting that the new Corvette finally allows them to sit comfortably behind the wheel.


We just watched this video from Matt of LethalGarage and we are told he is a popular Camaro enthusiast...
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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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Motor Authority Kirk Bell July 23, 2019

Corvette fans still holding out hope for a manual transmission in the C8 generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, abandon hope. Not only does the Corvette’s chief engineer and vehicle line director say the Corvette won’t get a manual, but building manual transmissions is a dying industry.

When I asked Corvette lead engineer Tadge Juechter at the revea...
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This Issue of UPDATE points the Fund Raising Spotlight on the GMC Corvette Set [see page 14].

So how do a bunch of Corvette lovers become so involved with Leader Dogs for the Blind? Through the Lions clubs of course! More specifically, through Erich Senft, a member of the Armada Lions Club of Michigan.In 1976 a group of GMC engineers who shared a love of the Corvette started a club to celebrate their passio...
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We go inside GM's proving grounds to find out how GM built a fake pickup truck and learned to reinvent its iconic sports car.

Ezra Dyer of Popular Mechanics Jul 19, 2019

About four and a half years ago, I drove the then-new Corvette Z06 at a track in Nevada. With 650 horsepower, the Z06’s rear tires struggled to cope with a firestorm of torque dispatched by the massive V8 sitting out ahead...
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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

click here

This is a new format. If the link asks you to full scree...
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By Jonathan Lopez in GM Authority

After decades of prototypes, speculation and hype, it’s finally happening: the Chevrolet Corvette is going mid-engined. Set for a debut this summer on July 18th, the up-and-coming 2020 Corvette C8 is poised to storm onto the sports car scene with an all-new platform that breaks from seven generations of tradition, marking a pivotal moment for the nameplate. A...
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In Autoweek

Corvette Racing's hopes for a magical victory in its 20th straight appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans didn’t come to pass, but the effort of the program was never stronger than what the team displayed Saturday and Sunday in the world’s biggest endurance race.

The No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller finished...
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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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'NAS T' took first place in the 8th Annual Corvette Fest Participant's Choice Award.

Bill Connell wrote an article about John and Kathy's 'NASTY' for his blog.

Click here to visit Bill's Blog and read the article.


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A Collection of Corvette Commercials - Enjoy

One Corvette enthusiest created this commercial for all generations of Corvette click here

1953 Corvette Introduction click here

1963 Sting Ray click here

1965 Sting Ray click here

1965 Mako Shark click here and click here for additional features.

1981 Corvette click here

2011 Chevrolet Corvette click here to watch 'Still Building ...
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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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Alex is the President of his High School's Club called "Teen Car Talk".

Their Club's goal is to spread resources that they think are informative and fun to read. They are trying to make connections with other car lovers as well and have used the GMC corvette Site as a resource. They found a page about the history of the Corvette that they think we would enjoy.

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To View a video of Generation C1 to C5 Corvettes click here....
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Reprinted from Hagerty Magazine.

Jerry Burton's World of Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette is one of America’s oldest and most revered automotive nameplates. And 55 years later, it’s not about to slow down.

That’s right. The Corvette has been around longer than the Bel Air, the Biscayne, the Malibu, the Chevette, the Corvair, the Camaro, the Nova, and even the Impala. A two-seat sport...
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These are the critical 4 constant in Road Racing.
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A voice with experience and another point of view.

The lack of collision energy management on the rear of semi trailers is reprehensible in a country that espouses having auto safety as a major federal government initiative.

It's almost a sure thing that the occupants of the Corvette were seriously injured, probably fatally.

The Corvette was more than capable of handling this collision....
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