Americas Corvette Club Presents Check for $7,000 to SCAMP Charity

Americas Corvette Club Presents Check for $7,000 to SCAMP Charity

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We are happy to report that the Americas Corvette Club presented a check for $7,000 to SCAMP of Clarkston from the Corvettes America show Silent Auction proceeds. Americas Corvette Club's 19th Corvette America Car Show drew automotive enthusiasts from across Michigan as well as surrounding states and Canada.  The show features Corvettes as well as numerous Corvette vendors. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was on hand with the C8 camouflaged Corvette which drew a lot of attention. (The event took place in August 2019 and the C8 convertible wasn’t revealed until October 3, 2019.) Vette Vues learned that the show is one of the largest all Corvette shows within a two-hundred-mile radius of Detroit and held rain or shine.  The Corvettes America Car Show is an all-volunteer effort staged by members of…
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Brian Sweeney and Steve Hill GM Leadership Appointments

Brian Sweeney and Steve Hill GM Leadership Appointments

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General Motors Announces Two Leadership Appointments: Brian Sweeney moves to a new role as Vice President, Dealer Operations and Innovation and Steve Hill continues as U.S. Vice President, Sales, Service, and Marketing and will lead Chevrolet. Brian Sweeney, Vice President, Dealer Operations and Innovation (left), Steve Hill U.S. Vice President, Sales, Service and Marketing. General Motors Announces Two Leadership Appointments For Release: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 2 p.m. EST Brian Sweeney moves to a new role as Vice President, Dealer Operations and InnovationSteve Hill continues as U.S. Vice President, Sales, Service, and Marketing and will lead Chevrolet DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced two new executive leadership appointments, effective Nov. 15, 2019. Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Sales, Service, and Marketing, moves to a newly created position as…
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Free Admission for Military Veterans @NCM in November

Free Admission for Military Veterans @NCM in November

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In appreciation for your service, the National Corvette Museum is offering Free Admission for Military Veterans in recognition of our armed forces. This also includes police and firefighters, plus their immediate accompanying family during November. In appreciation for your service, the National Corvette Museum is offering Free Admission for Military Veterans in recognition of our armed forces.  This also includes police and firefighters, plus their immediate accompanying family during November.   All you have to do is show proof of service at the admissions counter to receive complimentary admission. But that’s not all! They are also having a Veteran Recognition Day at NCM Motorsports Park, November 7, 2019 Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park are hosting a special recognition day for veterans and wounded warriors as part…
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GM President Mark Reuss Expanded Role

GM President Mark Reuss Expanded Role

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Today we are looking at a press release about General Motors expanding GM President Mark Reuss's role as well as Doug Parks and Steve Kiefer. At the end of the press release is a biography of Mark Reuss. General Motors President Mark Reuss drives the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray onto the stage during its unveiling Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Tustin, California. The 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette, features a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with a performance exhaust. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray goes into production in late 2019 and will start under $60,000. (Photo by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet) General Motors Announces Senior Leadership Appointments For Release: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 10 a.m.…
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History of Project SledgeHammer

History of Project SledgeHammer

1988 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Today on our blog we are looking at a video of the history of the Callaway Corvette SledgeHammer that Callaway Cars put up on the Facebook page. This street-legal Corvette remained the world's fastest car for 25 years making it the longest speed record holder. We are also looking back to 2013 when Reeves Callaway and the Callaway SledgeHammer were inducted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame. 1988 Chevrolet Corvette © General Motors The Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette was built on a 1988 Chevrolet Corvette by Reeves Callaway to exceed all existing top speed records and as a showcase for Callaway’s industry-leading engineering expertise.  For years the Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette owned the World Record as the fastest street-driven car in the world. It set the record on October 26, 1988,…
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How to Build a C8 LEGO Corvette

How to Build a C8 LEGO Corvette

C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
In this blog post, we are looking at Lasse Deleuran's new 2020 C8 LEGO Corvette instructions. There are also has instructions for the 2018 #4 Corvette Racecar, #2018 #63 Corvette Racecar, and the 2017 Corvette C7R Le Mans GT but we get to that later. Are you waiting for your C8 Corvette? Well, by now I am sure you know it will be delayed with the recent UAW strike. The good news is that the strike is settled, C7 production will restart and finish soon. Two weeks will be needed to re-tool and the C8 production can begin. In the meanwhile, you can make your own C8 LEGO Corvette! Lasse Deleuran has a Free list of parts and instructions for you to put together your own C8 Lego Corvette. But…
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GM Team Members Complete Ratification of New Four-Year Agreement

GM Team Members Complete Ratification of New Four-Year Agreement

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Agreement delivers industry-leading wage and benefit package to U.S. hourly workforce Grows GM’s U.S. manufacturing operations with investment of $7.7 billion and 9,000 jobs Press Release: 2019-10-25 UAW-GM Members Complete Ratification of new four-year agreement. Highlights: Wage increases or lump sum payments provided in each of the four yearsRetains world-class health care coverage at no additional cost to employeesEnhanced employee profit sharingShortens grow-in period for in-progression employeesA clear path for temporary employees to become permanent employees and grow to highest wage levels GM Team Members Complete Ratification DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced that GM team members have ratified a new four-year labor agreement covering employees at 55 UAW-represented sites across the U.S. The new agreement provides GM hourly workers with a world-class wage, benefit and profit-sharing package.…
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Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
In this blog post, we are looking at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisement. These appeared in Vette Vues Rear Vues Column in 2014.  That year the 1964 Corvette was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Before we look at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements lets look at a little history . . . The World's Fair was also held in New York City in 1964. The theme was "Peace through Understanding," and dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." The fair ran for two years, April 22 – October 18, 1964, and April 21 – October 17, 1965, with over 51 million people attending. The gate fee was $2 in 1964 but was raised to $2.50 in '65. Most American companies had a major presence there. Among the exhibitions was…
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Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

Corvette News and Archives
The Corvette is probably one of the safest cars on the road today, but is that enough to keep you safe? Check out this report on the Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers. Our blog post was submitted by Car Insurance Companies and we learn that data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that there are more than 120 million vehicles used for commuting, and research conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau found that 83 percent of adults drive at least several times per week. Even though driving is the most popular mode of transportation, it's not without risk. Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that in 2017, driving was responsible for 37,133 fatalities. Adjusted for population, that's 11.4 driving fatalities for every 100,000 people in the U.S.…
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WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 Schedule

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 Schedule

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
JAN 03 TO JAN 05 - 2020 ROAR BEFORE THE ROLEX 24 Daytona Beach, FL JAN 23 TO JAN 26 - 2020 ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA Daytona Beach, FL MAR 18 TO MAR 21 - 2020 MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING PRESENTED BY ADVANCE AUTO PARTS Sebring, FL APR 17 TO APR 18 - 2020 ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH Long Beach, CA MAY 01 TO MAY 03 - 2020 ACURA SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE AT MID-OHIO Lexington, OH MAY 29 TO MAY 30 - 2020 CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR Detroit, MI JUN 25 TO JUN 28 - 2020 SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN Watkins Glen, NY JUL 03 TO JUL 05 - 2020 MOBIL 1 SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY ACURA Bowmanville, ON JUL…
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