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Stingray Reborn

Friday April 18, 2014
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray After more than 60 years and six generations, Corvette has proven itself to be one of the most popular sports cars available. And though engineers have the utmost respect for past models, they aren't looking in their rearview mirror. Instead, they hope to create a C7 that is lighter, faster and more efficient than its predecessors. "This car for us was all about looking forward, moving forward," says Kirk Bennion, the Exterior Design Manager for the 2014 Corvette."We really wanted to break some of those given traditions and really strive for a compelling new car." So how does the 2014 Stingray compare to its 50-year old namesake? Read on...

A Funny Video To Close Out The Year

Friday December 30, 2011

Funny Corvette Video Most of us have seen the commercial for the new Fiat Abarth 500, which is more than slightly risque. But now comes a video - not a real commercial! - from Fratres Films that more accurately describes the way Corvette owners feel about their cars. This one's still pretty racy, so viewer discretion is advised - not safe for work - your mileage may vary.

Best wishes to all for a happy Corvette new year!

Does Your Corvette Need A Chiropractor?

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Corvette FrameMost of us Corvette owners spend a lot of time thinking about our bodywork - all that fine fiberglass with its sinuous, muscular bulges and curves. And we spend time on the engine, brakes, interior and suspension as well - but there's a critical part of every Corvette that often gets neglected, and that's the car's frame.

At restoration time - or after any accident - one of the things you want to be sure to include on your to-do list is to check your Corvette's frame for straightness and level. Especially with older cars, crash damage can be lurking far below those pretty fenders. If your Corvette has an unexplained pull to one side, or seems to take corners better in one direction than the other, that's another clue that your car's frame may not be on the straight and level with you.

Luckily, a good body shop can check your car's frame for straightness and true. Many modern alignment shops can detect frame damage, too, if they use the latest in laser-based alignment tools. Read on for more information about frame damage and what you can do about it.

A Magic Carpet Ride

Sunday December 18, 2011

Corvette CarpetOne task that every vintage Corvette owner will have to perform sooner or later is a carpet replacement.

I won't lie to you - it's a terrible job. The old carpet is always dusty and frequently it's moldy and stinky. You have to work with knives and it's easy to slip and cut yourself. And carpet kits never seem to fit as well as the original carpet did. But the results when you do it right are nothing short of amazing. Your Corvette will look much newer (at least on the inside) and it will get back a measure of that new car smell that everyone loves. Replacing the carpet is also a good chance to put down some sound-deadening material and heat shielding if your exhaust has been cooking your heels like a V8-powered barbecue.

So if you know this task is in your future, Read on for the complete step-by-step instructions on replacing your Corvette's carpet. The process is pretty much the same for all years, but we did this project on a lovely '69 coupe. You'll be hearing more about this car in the future, so stay tuned!

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