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Colors by the numbers

Image courtesy of The National Corvette MuseumGM has released manufacture numbers showing the number of 2021’s built and the option breakdown. There was a total of 26,216 C8’s built for the 2021 model year. Of this, the most popular color was Torch Red with a total of 5,171 ordered. Arctic White came in second with 3,769 produced, followed by Red Mist at 3,476. Zeus Bronze came in as the least popular with 509 orders in this color, but Accelerate Yellow was not far above at just 839 units ordered. You…

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1986 Indy Mid-Engine Concept Corvette

Image courtesy of The Corvette MuseumThe thought of a Mid-Engined Corvette may seem common place now that the C8 is entering its 3rd year of production, but it is fun to look back to the days when Chevrolet was just toying with the idea. It all started in 1960 when Zora Arkus-Duntov realized a new transaxle that was under consideration at General Motors would enable the Corvette to take advantage of the inherent advantages of locating the engine near the middle of the car. Unfortunately, GM canceled this transaxle’s production…

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Corvette Racing takes 1st and 2nd at Laguna Seca

Image courtesy of speedwaymedia.comThe #4 Corvette driven by Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy has been in the shadow of the #3 Corvette driven by Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia most of this racing season, but they were finally able to not only finish before their teammates, but also win the race this last weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy collected their first full-points victory of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, winning the GT Le Mans (GTLM) portion of the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship…

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2021 C8 production stops and 2022’s Start

Image courtesy of Corvette BloggerThis week marks the last of the 2021 C8 production with a total of 26,212 produced. This is an increase of around 6,000 more than Chevrolet was able to produce of the 2020’s (20,368 2020s were built). About 42 percent of 2021 Corvette Stingray orders were ordered as Convertibles. The convertible is gaining popularity, as customers seem to like the convertible hard top. If the ordering pattern stays the same, it looks like the 2022 C8 will be around 45% convertibles. Production of the 2022 Corvette…

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Thundering Thursday VOL 8-52 – Kansas Highway Patrol Seeks To Destroy 1959 Corvette

Vol 8-52 • September 2, 2021 WE’RE BUYING DREAM CARS! Friends, as you all know, we don’t fuss with auctions or shuffle cars from other dealers. Our cars come from you. So, if you are thinning out your collection let us know! Click here to send me an email about your car. Attorney Explains The Legal CaseMr. Martinez bought a classic 1959, but when he went to register it in Kansas, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) found issues with the car’s VIN number. KHP Superintendent Col. Herman Jones stated “When…

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Save The Date – 10/26/2021

Video from ChevroletThis video needs no story.Click and enjoy! Win a Red Mist 2021 Corvette Convertibleand Racing Prize Package! The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) is a charitable organization in Watkins Glen, NY. that collects, shares, and preserves the history of motorsports. To help support that mission, they are offering an opportunity to win a new 2LT 2021 Corvette Stingray Z51 Convertible in beautiful Red Mist Metallic. The winner of the Corvette will also receive a racing prize package with a complimentary overnight stay when you take delivery, plus…

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Pebble Beach’s Car Auctions Show Red-Hot Market

Picture from Mike VietroAbove Car pictured with 640 Miles sold at Mecum for $605,000 Available 1-Owner, 3,900 Miles, 2006 Ford GT Heritage for $525,000. After a year hiatus the auctions during Monterey Car Week were as strong as ever. With results from only 4 of the 5 auctions, the total sales are already at $343 Million Dollars. This number should go up as pending sales get finalized and the official numbers are released. The total of $343 million across three days of sales is an increase of 37% over 2019.…

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans – How to Watch and Listen

CORVETTE RACING AT LE MANS: How to Watch and ListenNo. 63 Corvette C8.R streaming on-board,MotorTrend U.S. coverage highlights team’s Le Mans return LE MANS, France (Aug. 19, 2021) – Corvette Racing’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this time with the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, is a landmark moment in program history. It also will be made available to viewers and listeners in the United States and around the world on multiple platforms. MotorTrend Network will full coverage of Le Mans on Saturday and Sunday through its MotorTrend…

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Congratulations to Our 2021 Best of Show Winner!

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier Named Best of Show at the 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2021 Charitable Donations Surpass $1.75 Million 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn KurierShown by The Keller Collection at The Pyramids PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 15, 2021) — Long recognized as a superlative showcase of automotive history, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance made history of its own at the culmination of its 70th celebration: a total of 38 former Best of Show cars were on hand to welcome a new winner to their ranks. This year, 230…

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Watch the 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

An Unmatched Tradition of Automotive Excellence YOUR GUIDE TO PEBBLE BEACH AUTOMOTIVE WEEK Watch the Livestream of the 70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance! Tune in LIVE this Sunday, August 15 at 1:15 pm PT to watch the full Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event, including coverage of the highly anticipated awards show, the show field competition, behind-the-scenes action, and more. This livestream is presented by WeatherTech, hosted by The Torque Show, and in partnership with Hagerty Media.   WATCH THE LIVESTREAM Powered by WPeMatico

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