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In Action: 4 of the Best Corvette Videos

Saturday May 31, 2014
3CorvetteC7RWinsLagunaSeca06.jpgStuck behind your desk, wishing your ballpoint pen was a leather-wrapped steering wheel, imagining the whir of your computer is the wind rushing past as your speedometer reaches 180? Sunny weather can lead to a serious case of road reverie. The best cure is a road trip, but if you can't break free, here's a little fix: four of the best Corvette videos.

High-Performance Package Available on the 2015 Corvette Z06

Friday May 30, 2014
2015-Chevrolet-CorvetteZ06-033.jpg The theme of the 2015 Corvette Z06 is bigger, bigger, bigger. Chevrolet has added two inches to the width, larger brake rotors and 20-inch rear tires. And then, of course, there's the engine. The displacement stays the same as Stingray's LT1, but internal upgrades and a meaty Eaton supercharger are expected to crank up to 625 hp on the all-new 6.2-liter LT4. But for some, that's still not enough. Read on ...

A Sneak Peek at the New Z06

Wednesday May 28, 2014
2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible When GM introduced the 2015 Corvette Z06, they declared that it will be the "most track-capable Corvette in the brand's history." Engineers have yet to announce its full specs, but their current estimates are pretty impressive. And it's no wonder -- this car's big brother is the C7.R racecar, a GT Le Mans-class supercar that is already propelling its drivers to first place. How does the 2015 Z06 stack up against the 2014 Stingray? Read on...

2014 Corvette: Price and Tech Specs

Thursday May 22, 2014
2014-Chevrolet-Corvette-009.jpgThe 2014 Corvette Stingray is far more than a basic model refresh. Engineers and designers started from scratch to build the seventh generation, creating a whole new engine, chassis and interior. At the same time, engineers kept true to the brand by honoring the traditional Corvette track -- to make the next model faster, lighter and leaner. As a bonus, the new Stingray .... Read more ...

3 Rare Corvettes for Sale

Tuesday May 13, 2014
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rest ModMecum -- renowned for their auto, boat and tractor auctions -- is hosting their 27th annual Spring Classic the second week in May, 2014. This year's auction is loaded full of muscle cars, with Camaros, Shelby Cobras, Hemi Cudas and Mustangs filling the catalog pages. Corvette-enthusiasts won't be disappointed either. Of the 2,000-plus cars up for auction, Mecum is highlighting more than 50 classic Corvettes for sale in their auction catalogs, including a rare convertible that could fetch as much as half a million dollars. The auction starts Tuesday, May 13, but the prime Corvettes don't start appearing until Thursday, with the most prestigious scheduled for Saturday. Check out these three beauties on the 2014 auction block.

6 Classic Corvettes from the Original Stingray Era

Friday May 9, 2014
"I didn't want a car that looked like everything out of Europe. All their cars looked like Ferraris or Maseratis. They didn't have any sharp identifying features. I wanted a car that -- by God, you'd know it a mile away."
1963 Corvette Z06 Front View This is how Bill Mitchell, GM's Vice President of Design in the 1960s and 70s, describes his vision behind the 1963 Sting Ray. With its split rear window and seductive profile, he undoubtedly hit the mark. The curved front fenders and bold rear pillars -- sometimes understated, sometimes grossly exaggerated -- carried forward through many of Corvette's second and third generation models (though not all of them wear the Stingray emblem). Here are just a few of the sleek models from Corvette's Stingray era. Which one is your favorite?

Stingray Reborn

Friday April 18, 2014
2014-Chevrolet-Corvette-047.jpg 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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