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1969 Corvette For Sale Spent Entire Life with GM Employee Who Designed the C3 Door Handles

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 2:09pm

The fellow who’s credited with the innovative design of the 1969 Corvette exterior door handle certainly put his creation to good personal use over the past half-century.

The designer, who worked nearly 40 years at General Motors, retired as head of design staff at the GM Tech Center in 1983, but not before he had bought a 1969 Corvette brand new on Oct.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Pre-Race Press Conference

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 12:56pm

Corvette Racing drivers Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor (No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R) along with Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner (No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R) met with members of the media during a teleconference to discuss returning to competition next week at Daytona.

FULL TRANSCRIPT

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT NEXT WEEKEND AND GETTING BACK TO DAYTONA?

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[VIDEO] Extreme Turbo System’s 2020 Corvette Generates 736 Horsepower on the Dyno

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 11:52am

If you just can’t wait for the upcoming Z06 and its expected massive amounts of power (and a widebody, to boot), you might want to visit Extreme Turbo Systems and mod your 2020 Corvette.

We shared a video preview of what ETS’ first C8 turbo system would sound like back in late May, and now the tuner has released another video that shows their new Stingray during a series of three dyno runs that eventually peaked with a whopping 736 horsepower at 7.5 psi and 669 ft-lbs of torque!

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Corvette Assembly Plant Working Overtime Ahead of July 4th Break

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 5:44pm

We learned today that Corvette Assembly Plant workers are transitioning to a 10-hour shift this week instead of the regular 8-hour shift as the plant continues to produce more and more 2020 Corvettes ahead of next week’s July 4th break.

The Corvette Assembly Plant will be closed the week of June 29-July 3rd as part of its annual summer break.

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Corvettes for Sale: 1988 Callaway Corvette B2K Twin Turbo on Bring A Trailer

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 3:07pm

Take a step back into Corvette’s glorious past with this 1988 Twin Turbo Callaway Corvette convertible being offered on Bring a Trailer.

With five days left in the auction, the current bid is just $15,250 – quite a ways from the roughly $60,000 price tag the car carried when new.

In its day, the Callaway was “quite simply one of the most powerful automobiles ever certified for sale by the EPA,” according to a Car and Driver story from May 1989.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Pace Car Homecoming Rescheduled for August 14th – 16th

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:15pm

Another victim of the Covid-19 pandemic has found a new home on the calendar. The Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Homecoming will now be held August 14th – 16th. The event will now take place alongside the rescheduled Indianapolis 500 qualifying weekend. Friday, August 14th is “Fast Friday” and the 15th and 16th mark qualifying days for the greatest spectacle in racing.

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[ACCIDENT] Rapper Rod Wave Wrecks New 2020 Corvette Stingray

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:58am

The 2020 Corvettes have only been out for just a couple of months, but already we have witnessed the carnage of wrecks and other bad luck that has befallen on America’s Favorite Sportscar. From DUI drivers, Ohio cornfields, faulty lifting, and even an encounter with a large deer, the hits just appear to keep on coming faster than the plant can make replacements!

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The C8 Corvette is Loaded with 21st Century Composite Materials

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 5:44pm

Have you ever stopped to think how smart the people are who have designed the new eight-generation Corvette?

For the techno-nerds out there, a website called Composites World (did you even know there was such a publication?) is currently taking a two-part look at the role composites play in making the 2020 Corvette one of the top supercars in the world, regardless of price.

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REPORT: C8 Corvette Ranks 8th on 2020’s Most American Made Cars Index

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 4:33pm

The mid-engine C8 Corvette’s clean-sheet redesign resulted in just a couple of parts carried over from the C7 generation, but there is enough “baseball and apple pie” in the sports car to keep it in the Top 10 of the 2020 American Made Index as compiled by Cars.com.

Chevrolet landed two vehicles on the 2020 List with the Corvette coming in at a very appropriate 8th place and it was joined by the Colorado that landed in 10th place.

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[VIDEO] A C4 Corvette Driver Channels Fast N Furious By Drifting Under a Semi Trailer

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 9:51am

Here’s something that looks like a lot of fun, but you’ll want to have a tape measure before trying this stunt at home. An Instagram user with the handle of “c4drifter” shared this fun video of his slammed black C4 Corvette while doing his own impression of Fast N Furious at a rain-soaked lumber yard.

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[VIDEO] Corvette’s Engineering Manager Josh Holder Takes Us Under a 2020 Corvette Convertible

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 3:09pm

Beauty is said to be only skin deep, but in the case of the 2020 Corvette, that’s not necessarily the case, as this video with a Chevrolet engineer illustrates.

In the four-minute video posted by cnet.com on its Roadshow program, Josh Holder, program engineering manager for Team Corvette, shows enthusiasts a few of the thoughtful and performance-enhancing features hidden underneath the skin of the mid-engine Corvette.

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[AUDIO] Reeves Callaway of Callaway Cars on the Corvette Today Podcast

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 2:44pm

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

One of my longtime heroes in the Corvette hobby is Reeves Callaway of Callaway Cars. Back in the late 1980s, Reeves first popped up my radar after his 1988 Callaway Corvette Sledgehammer ran 254 miles per hour at the Transportation Research Center in Ohio. Around the same time, his C4 Callaway Corvette B2K Twin Turbos were being sold through select Chevrolet dealers.

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Corvettes on eBay: Project-Quality 1966 Corvette That Runs and Drives

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 2:17pm

Chevrolet made more 1966 Corvettes than any year during the second generation’s run from 1963 to 1967.

For the first time, production exceeded 25,000, with a total of 27,720 Corvettes leaving the St. Louis factory, including 17,762 convertibles and 9,958 coupes.

One of those convertibles has managed to survive the past 54 years, and it’s currently up for sale on eBay.

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GM Creates a Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for the 2020 Corvette

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 12:06pm

Back in the day when Malcolm Konner Chevrolet was the world’s largest Corvette dealership, they did so much business that Chevrolet often sent engineers and other service reps to the New Jersey dealership where they could see in real-time any technical problems related to new Corvettes that were sold, as well as identifying any underlining problems with previous models.

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Toyota Dealership Trolls C8 Corvette Owners Over Long Wait

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 10:46am

Photo Credit: Corvette Forum

Before the 2020 Corvette Stingray was revealed last summer in California, the hottest car in the market was the return of the 2020 Toyota Supra, which brought back the iconic model that had been discontinued in the USA since 1998.

Then the mid-engine Corvette showed up and sucked the wind from Toyota’s sails (sales?).

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[VIDEO] Take a Hot Lap of CTMP in the 2020 Corvette With Ron Fellows

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 6:45pm

Corvette Racing Legend and Chevrolet Ambassador Ron Fellows was joined by his two sons Sam and Patrick at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for some hot laps with an Accelerate Yellow 2020 Corvette Stingray. While the boys filmed the action, dad was doing what he does best…driving a Corvette fast!

Ron describes the new mid-engine Corvette as “an absolute work of art” and says it matches up to the competition that costs two and three times the price.

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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for June 21st

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 12:31pm

Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvettes to his customers who come from all across the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.

Mike offers a historical perspective to the current situation as it’s not the first time that dealerships have not had new Corvettes to sell, but these times will be changing soon as everything comes back up to speed.

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QUICK SHIFTS: Base C8 Corvette Review, C8 Z06 Pipes, New Mustang and a Mercedes Wagon, C5 Corvette Lifespan and More!

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 2:28pm

Photo Credit: Brian Williams

Welcome to Quick Shifts. Quick Shifts is a content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest. The content that we have hand-selected for you this week includes a new C8 Review, more on the upcoming Z06, a possible Tahoe spy shot, who killed the Blackwing, a new Mach 1 and AMG E63, market shortages, and the life of a C5.

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Saturday Morning Corvette Comic: Safe Spaces and Happy Places

Sat, 06/20/2020 - 11:20am

I think Gary Numan (who owned a C3 Corvette for 22 years) said it best:

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
In cars

You can browse more of our Corvette comics here!

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