3D- Printed Parts Support Over 80,000 Miles of Chevrolet Racing

3D- Printed Parts Support Over 80,000 Miles of Chevrolet Racing

C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Corvette C8.R, INDYCAR, Silverado race truck, and NASCAR Camaro equipped with 3D-printed parts. 2020-10-08 Two mid-engine Corvette C8.Rs debuted at Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25, 2020, each equipped with 75 3D-printed parts. DETROIT — 3D printing has taken on a powerful role in Chevrolet Motorsports, both on- and off-road. This season, the Corvette C8.R, INDYCAR, NASCAR Camaro, and Silverado race teams have accumulated more than 80,000 miles of competition in vehicles built with 3D-printed parts. “Chevrolet has a long history of technology transfer between our motorsports and production teams, and this is a perfect example of our approach,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “GM’s 3D-printing capability speeds up our learning cycles and, in turn, these racetrack experiences help our additive manufacturing team move…
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Bomb Proof Clutch Linkage (Video)

Bomb Proof Clutch Linkage (Video)

Corvette Tech Tips, Corvette Videos
Lone Wolf Hot Rods shares with Vette Vues how to build a high quality, low friction rod end clutch linkage at home. This is a big step up from using the readily available kits that are out there too (beware of some of those!). How to build a high quality, low friction rod end clutch linkage at home. The differences between off-shore rod ends and high quality, Made-In-The-USA rod ends are explained too. It's not that difficult to build and its the right fix for common "ovalled" holes in z-bars and clutch pedals. Check it out! Here are some other Corvette Tech Videos by Lone Wolf Hot Rods You can read his column every month is Vette Vues Magazine. If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine you can see what our…
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Nowicki Autosport Introduces Concept8 C8 Corvette Bespoke Carbon Fiber Door & Hatch Badge Package

Nowicki Autosport Introduces Concept8 C8 Corvette Bespoke Carbon Fiber Door & Hatch Badge Package

C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Nowicki Autosport introduces a new portfolio of authentic carbon fiber restyling components for America’s Supercar, the C8 Corvette. The first component in the distinctive Concept8 collection is this carbon fiber badge package. CORVETTE C8 CONCEPT8 BESPOKE CARBON FIBER DOOR AND HATCH BADGE PACKAGE PHOTOS According to Nowicki Autosport founder, Jeff Nowicki, “Our Concept8 authentic carbon fiber badge package adds visual distinction to any C8. Our hatch badge is patterned after the factory badge and our door badges feature a unique radius engineered to match the curve of factory C8 Corvette doors.” Concept8 badges are manufactured from OE grade lightweight 3K twill carbon fiber along with vinyl ester-infused resin, for exceptional strength and appearance characteristics. Each is hand-polished for a deep, rich luster and includes premium automotive-grade adhesive. They are engineered…
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1956 Corvette History, Features and Specifications

1956 Corvette History, Features and Specifications

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we are looking at the 1956 Corvette's history, features, specifications, and some great Corvette photos. Just three years after its introduction, Corvette was under attack from within as Chevrolet and GM management considered disappointing sales. But it was under the protection of three very powerful advocates: Harley Earl, Chevrolet President Ed Cole, and engineer Zora Arkus Duntov. Earl, Cole, and Duntov were determined to establish Corvette as America’s premier sports car. But, critics said that the Corvette's styling was already aging. The 1956 Corvette represented the first major redesign of the original body style. The new sports car, the 1956 Corvette, body received a new redesigned with the cove inserts and smoother exterior lines. This first-generation Corvette now offered buyers outside door handles, roll-up…
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1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

1.75 Millionth Corvette to be Raffled by Museum

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
The 1.75 millionth Corvette, is a 2020 C8 Arctic White Coupe with Adrenaline Red interior, will only temporarily call the National Corvette Museum its home as it will be used in a fundraising raffle by the Museum. 1.75 Millionth Corvette will be Raffled by the National Corvette Museum on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Museum’s 26th Anniversary Celebration event. On June 30, 1953, the first Corvette officially rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich. - a Polo White convertible with red interior – and was followed by another 299 just like it for the 1953 model year. Now, 67 years later, the 1.75 millionths Corvette is slated to roll off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Ky. in August. Milestone Corvettes including a 1953, the first year the…
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Recalls

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Mid-Engine Recalls

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette Vette Vues will update this page as new recalls come out for the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette. So far there are two recalls on the new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Mid-Engine Corvette. Both are having to do with the frunk (front trunk). The first recall addresses the problem where a small person could get trapped inside the front trunk. According to the NHTSA recall notice, the interior trunk release on the 2020 Corvette becomes inoperable when the vehicle enters a sleep mode. This happens about 10 minutes after being turned off. Chevrolet warns that if the frunk lid is left open, a small person could climb inside the front trunk compartment and close the trunk lid and may not be able to get out without help. This…
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Video: Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks About What’s New on 2021 Corvette

Video: Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks About What’s New on 2021 Corvette

2021 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Petersen Automotive Museum held a video series called "Car Week." In this video Tadge Juechter, Chief Engineer of the @Chevrolet #Corvette C8 talks about its future and new changes that will be on the 2021 Corvettes. Skip to 1:15 to watch: C8 Tech Talk with Tadge Juechter How much do you know about the C8 Corvette? Join us for an exclusive talk with Chief Engineer, Tadge Juechter as he discusses the C8, what makes it so special and what is in store for future variants! https://youtu.be/aYE--LGWMw4 Here is what will be new on the 2021 Corvette: Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which is new for non-Z51 models. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay/wireless Android autoRed Mist Metallic Tintcoat exterior colorSilver Flare Metallic exterior colorSky Cool Gray/Yellow Strike interior colorNew full-length dual racing stripe package…
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2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianapolis 500

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
A Torch Red 2020 Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, continuing Chevrolet’s tradition of leading the field to the green flag. The Pace Car will be driven by GM President Mark Reuss. 2020 Corvette Stingray Official Pace Car for 104th Indianpolis 500 This year, the race will be held outside of May for the first time – Sunday, Aug. 23 – with live NBC coverage at 2:30 p.m. (ET). This marks the 17th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 31st time a Chevrolet has led the field dating to 1948 when a Fleetmaster Six convertible held the honor. No other brand or vehicle has served as the “500” Pace Car…
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TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

C4 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
We are looking at Part 2 in our series on Tommy Morrison and his Corvettes. In Part 1 of the Morrison story, we covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. By: Wayne Ellwood and Brett Richmond Part 1 of the Morrison story covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. 1990 was the year that Tommy Morrison/Morrison Motorsport re-entered the SCCA World Challenge and also took two cars to Fort Stockton to establish new FIA land speed records. Active racing concluded at the end of the 1995 season, and, by 1999, Morrison Motorsport…
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1956 Corvette Advertisements

1956 Corvette Advertisements

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Chevrolet produced a lot of 1956 Corvette advertisements. Today on our blog we are taking a look back at some of these advertisements. We also want to share a little history of the C1 1956 Chevrolet Corvette. We have included some 1956 Corvette Trivia questions for your next club get-together. 1956 had an all-new, streamlined body for the Corvette with roll-up windows. The Corvette "roadster" finally qualifies as a true "convertible." There were three engine choices now, and nearly all buyers opted for the 225 hp, dual four-barrel carbureted 265 c.i. V-8. The Corvette transmission choices were split by almost 50-50 between autos and 3-speed manual units. FIBERGLASS FACT: A rare option was the special high-lift camshaft that provided an (unofficial) output of 240 hp! Trivia Questions Here are a…
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