Haartz tops the Iconic Corvette Stingray

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The soft-top version of the Corvette Stingray was unveiled during the Geneva Motor ShowActon, Mass. (March 07, 2013) – The Haartz Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of soft top convertible material, announced today it is supplying the convertible topping for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. After the dramatic unveiling of the Corvette Stingray at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the soft-top version was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.  It is expected to arrive in dealerships later this year.The Corvette Stingray convertible top is made with Haartz’s acoustically enhanced three-ply composite material layered with an acrylic twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a polyester lining fabric.  This unique material composition is designed to endure all temperature variations and weather conditions and…
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SANLUIS Rassini Two-Piece Rotor Chosen for 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Industry’s First Ductile Iron-Gray Iron Rotor Design Offers Up to 18 Percent Weight Savings, Higher PerformancePLYMOUTH, Mich., February 27, 2013 – SANLUIS Rassini, a leading automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America, was selected by the Chevrolet Corvette engineering team for its unique two-piece rotor design, which offers significant weight savings and extreme performance at high speeds.Rassini’s Automotive team has produced the industry’s first-ever rotor with a ductile iron hat and gray iron brake plates for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which makes its debut this summer. The unique combination of ductile and cast iron provides a weight savings of up to 18 percent while also improving the Corvette’s heat management capabilities, giving the sports car reliable and consistent stopping power.A component of the Corvette Stingray Z51…
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Meet Peter Brock During Corvettes at Carlisle Weekend

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Legendary Author, Designer and Racer to Attend Event for the First Time EverJuly 2013   CARLISLE, PA – As Corvettes at Carlisle celebrates 50 years of the 1963 Stingray and 60 years overall of the Corvette, it's only fitting that the best all-Corvette-themed event in the world welcomes someone who played a crucial role in the design of Stingray.  At this year's event, August 23-25 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds, Corvette enthusiasts can meet the one and only Peter Brock, one of the driving forces behind what is now known as the ’63 “split window” Corvette Stingray.Brock will be onsite promoting his new book, “Corvette Stingray: Genesis of an American Icon” and will be meeting fans and signing autographs all weekend.  The book reveals the elaborate and complicated history and…
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CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Second Place for Garcia, Magnussen

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CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Second Place for Garcia, Magnussen Hard-charging effort pays off with another podium finish LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 6, 2013) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen stood on the podium at Lime Rock Park for the second straight season with a runner-up finish Saturday in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R ran a nearly flawless race to lead Corvette Racing’s effort in the fourth round of the American Le Mans Series.   The result, which played out for a live television audience on ESPN2, moved Garcia and Magnussen from fifth in the ALMS’ GT driver’s championship into a provisional three-way tie for second.   Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin finished sixth in a trying race. The defending ALMS…
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Mark Reuss drives 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car at Belle Isle

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[caption id="attachment_2789" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Detroit Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg (left) and racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi (right) pose for a quick photo as General Motors North America President Mark Reuss prepares to drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car out onto the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix circuit Saturday, June 1, 2013 to pace the first Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit race in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)[/caption] Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pace Car Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix GM North America President Mark Reuss takes a spin around the Grand Prix track to show us what it's like behind the wheel of the new Stingray. [caption id="attachment_2791" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] General Motors North America President Mark Reuss drives the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car out…
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ALL-NEW 2014 CORVETTE LT1 V-8 A TECHNOLOGICAL POWERHOUSE

ALL-NEW 2014 CORVETTE LT1 V-8 A TECHNOLOGICAL POWERHOUSE

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The award winning 6.2L LT1 V8 Small Block engine for the 2014 Corvette Stingray features direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). With the performance exhaust system the all-new engine produces an SAE certified 460 horsepower. Other variants of the new Small Block are also available in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced, racing-proven 6.2L V-8 delivering an estimated 450 horsepower and helping produce 0-60 times in less than four seconds. 2012-10-24 Advanced technologies including direct injection, active fuel management, continuously variable valve timing support advanced combustion systemPreliminary output of 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm)Helps deliver estimated 0-60 performance…
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1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype

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[caption id="attachment_6613" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype at RM Sotheby's Monterrey in 2002 - Photo Courtesy RM Sotheby[/caption] Our featured Corvette today is the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Prototype which was sold in 2002 at RM Sotheby's Monterrey Sports and Classic Car Auction for $148,500.  Mike Yager, the founder of Mid America Motorworks, a Corvette and VW parts and accessories supplier based in Effingham, Ill., bought the rear-engine XP-819. The XP-819 was scheduled for destruction. However, racer and performance driver Smokey Yunick asked for this car as the basis for a new race car design. We learn from Wikipedia that "Smokey never completed the racer and later sold the XP-819 to Steve Tate, a General Motors dealer from Gallatin, Missouri." and that "When purchased, the car had been…
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1956 Sebring Corvette Racer: Putting Corvette on the Map

1956 Sebring Corvette Racer: Putting Corvette on the Map

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Inducted into the Bloomington Gold Great Hall in 2010, our next feature car is a 1956 Sebring Corvette Racer and was owned by John and Sally Neas. This car is the only 1956 production Corvette in the Sebring event. [caption id="attachment_6908" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 1956 Sebring Corvette Racer at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6909" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 1956 Sebring Corvette Racer at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall[/caption] As Chevrolet’s Chief Engineer, Ed Cole pushed to make the 1953 Motorama show car a Chevrolet production vehicle. The early years were rough, but the V8 came along in 1955, and designers penned a beautiful new body for 1956 Corvettes. Cole thought the time right to go racing. It started with a three-car effort at Daytona Beach in February 1956, where…
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Hall of Fame Honors Edward Welburn

Hall of Fame Honors Edward Welburn

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design will retire on July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, will succeed Welburn. Release January 2009 - Edward Welburn was named vice president of GM Design North America on October 1, 2003, becoming the sixth design leader in GM history. On March 1, 2005, Welburn was named to the newly created position of GM vice president, Global Design, and the first to lead all of the company's global design centers. Welburn also serves on the company's Executive Operations Committee. As vice president of Global Design, Edward Welburn has created a network of ten design centers in seven countries around the world. He and his…
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