Racing Legend – Doug Hooper Passed Away

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Content by Jim Gessner10/3/2013Doug Hooper passed quietly after a 8 month battle with kidney failure.2007 Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Doug Hooper began racing in 1959 behind the wheel of his 1957 Corvette. A regular participant at Cal Club and SCCA Events, Doug's achievements note him as a world-class racer and one of the first drivers to have brought the Corvette to the international stage as a winning racing machine following his win in the “Times Grand Prix” in Riverside, California on October 13, 1962.Chevrolet introduced the new Sting Ray Split Window Z06 racing option in October 1962 at Riverside Raceway. Dave MacDonald, Bob Bondurant , Jerry Grant and Doug all drove Z06 Split Window Corvettes. Billy Krause drove the first Shelby Cobra ever to race that day, but the…
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1967 Corvette L88 Convertible Tops Mecum’s Record-Setting Dallas Auction

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1,400-Car Lineup Achieves 70 Percent Sell-Through and $38 Million in SalesWalworth, Wis. -Sept. 11, 2013– Some things are just meant to be, and Mecum and Dallas are like engines and horsepower. As an event that began with an anticipated 1,000-vehicle lineup, the third annual Dallas auction exploded with 1,432 classic and collector cars crossing the Mecum block throughout the four-day event and 986 of them hammering sold. The auction is now in the books as one of the most successful Mecum auctions on record with an impressive overall sell-through rate of 70 percent and sale totals of a whopping $37,913,093, which includes the unsurpassed sale of collector Buddy Herin’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible (Lot S123) that brought a healthy $3.2 million.“Buddy’s collection, as anticipated, was the highlight of the…
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A Banner Year for Corvette Pals

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By: Christine Harrigan- McIlhennyThere’s nothing more that Corvette lovers enjoy than their highly polished “Great American Sports Car”, ready to display in all its glory on show day, except perhaps scoring some unique, Corvette swag from a great event, to adorn their garage or man cave! This year on Facebook, Corvette enthusiasts have the chance to score a special, first of its kind banner.  The administrators at the “Corvettes Pals” page are offering up this one of a kind banner that measures 2’x 10’, designed by award winning graphic artist Ron Palfrey, to be auctioned off on Labor Day weekend. All of the proceeds will benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation!The Banner can currently be seen on the Corvette Pals FB page. Administrator Roy Oberg is pleased to say that…
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Evolution of the Century-old Chevrolet bowtie © General MotorsChevrolet’s Iconic Bowtie Celebrates 100th AnniversaryOrigin still uncertain, but 215 million cars and trucks have worn the badge since 1913 DETROIT – Chevrolet’s globally recognized bowtie celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with 25 product launches helping the symbol find new roads around the world despite an origin that is still uncertain.In 1913, Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant introduced the signature Chevy bowtie on the 1914 Chevrolet H-2 Royal Mail and the H-4 Baby Grand, centered at the front of both models.  In 1913, Chevrolet co-founder William C. Durant first introduced the signature Chevrolet bowtie. The following year, the bowtie had its first debut on the Chevrolet H-2 Royal Mail model and the H-4 Baby Grand model. © General Motors Sixty million Chevrolets…
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Chevrolet Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

Chevrolet Unveils 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition

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Premiere Edition 2014 Corvette Stingray Launched at the Corvette's 60th anniversary at the National Corvette Museum  GM uncovered the new 2014 Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition at the National Corvette Museum's 60th-anniversary event in Bowling Green. KY. The Premiere Edition is in celebration of the return of the Corvette Stingray.  Long time Vette Vues Magazine subscriber, Charley Robertson was on hand to photograph this memorable moment in history! There are only 500 Premiere Edition Corvettes planned.  They will hold a unique vehicle identification number that will begin with 300001, and an exclusive numbered dash plaque commemorating the limited-edition model.  They will only come one way. The Premiere Edition Corvettes will feature the Laguna blue tint coat exterior, visible clear-coated carbon-fiber roof.   The interior features brownstone suede with the “Stingray” logo interior sill…
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Premiere Edition Stingray Corvette reveal

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You might also enjoy reading the 2014 Corvette owner’s manual CLICK HERE Return of the Stingray: The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Compare Side-by-Side Fuel Economy of the 2014 Corvette Automatic vs the Manual 7-spd A 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible will serve as the pace car for the inaugural Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis Saturday, May 10, 2014. CORVETTE RACING DEBUTS C7.R, EXPANDS ENDURANCE LINEUP FOR 2014 Mark Reuss drives 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car at Belle Isle
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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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