2014 Corvette Stingray Is this Year’s Indy 500 Pace Car
May02

2014 Corvette Stingray Is this Year’s Indy 500 Pace Car

For the 12th time a Chevrolet Corvette will be the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500.  The 2014 Corvette Stingray will be leading the pace lap of the 97th Indy 500 on May 26th.  This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as this is the 17th consecutive year that a General Motors car has sported the flashing yellow safety lights.  And, the new ‘Vette is certainly the highlight of the Chevy lineup. This Corvette Pace Car...

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe from $51,995 & Convertible from $56,995
Apr26

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe from $51,995 & Convertible from $56,995

Back in January, Chevrolet unveiled the best performing base Corvette yet, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe, followed a few months later by the drop-top.  Today, Chevy released the pricing for the Stingray Coupe and Convertible.  The Coupe will start at $51,995 plus tax, title and license.  The Convertible at $56,995.   Thankfully, Chevrolet didn’t increase the C7’s base price too much from the C6’s $49,600 starting...

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Shinola Runwell: Bringing Watchmaking to the Motor City
Apr25

Shinola Runwell: Bringing Watchmaking to the Motor City

Elgin, Illinois.  Aurora, Illinois.  Springfield, Illinois.  Cleveland, Ohio.  Waltham, Massachusetts.  American cities have a proud history of watchmaking.  Some of the finest timepieces ever turned out came from brands like Ball, Elgin, E. Howard and Illinois and were manufactured in those cities.   Because of the Quartz Revolution, by the beginning of the 1970s, most of those brands either shut down and disappeared or sold out to...

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: The Pony Car Icon Is Back [Updated: Price]
Mar28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28: The Pony Car Icon Is Back [Updated: Price]

The Z/28 (aka Camaro Z28) badge first graced a Chevrolet Camaro in December 1966.  The term “Z/28” originally referred to Chevrolet’s option code for a Camaro high performance package, RPO (Regular Production Option) Z/28.  The commercial name was supposed to be the Cheetah.  But, at the last second, before a meeting the Chevy’s top brass, the Z/28’s father, Vince Piggins, head of Chevrolet Product...

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Photos of Corvettes over the Past 60 Years: C1 through C7
Jan15

Photos of Corvettes over the Past 60 Years: C1 through C7

With yesterday’s unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray, it’s a good time to look at the Corvette’s evolution from 1953 to today.  Enjoy! 1953 (C1) 1957 (C1) 1958 (C1)  1959 (C1) 1960 (C1)  1963 (C2)  1965 (C2)  1968 (C3)  1973 (C3)  1977 (C3)  1978 (C3)  1979 (C3)  1984 (C4)  1990 (C4)  1997 (C5)  2005 (C6)  2008 (C6)  2009 (C6)  2010 (C6)  2011 (C6)  2013 (C6) 2014 (All New C7 Corvette Stingray)  C6...

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: It’s Here and It’s the Best ‘Vette So Far
Jan14

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: It’s Here and It’s the Best ‘Vette So Far

After all of the rumors, blurry leaked magazine covers and artist renderings, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 is finally here.  Ok, so is the Corvette Stingray (as it is officially called) worth all the hullabaloo surrounding it?  Short answer, yes.  Long answer, absolutely, positively, without a doubt, yes.  But, as LeVar Burton was fond of saying in Reading Rainbow, you don’t have to take my word for it.  The design and specs...

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Test Drive Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5
Nov30

Test Drive Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5

Camouflaged Chevrolet Corvette C7 from Gran Turismo 5 Fans of Sony PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo 5 get a rare treat today.  They get the opportunity to “drive” the forthcoming Chevrolet Corvette C7 before anyone else.  The only catch, they have to drive it in the game. Sony, Polyphony Digital Inc., makers of Gran Turismo 5, and Chevrolet have teamed up to offer a dowloadable virtual version of a camouflaged Corvette...

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