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The Robb Report just announced their Car of the Year for 2016 list. For those of you that don’t know about the Robb Report, they are marketed as “A Connoisseur’s Guide To The Finer Things In Life”. Well, the Corvette Z06 came in 7th beating out Jaguar, Alfa, Mercedes, BMW and others. Here is the list of the top 13 cars and their starting prices:
#1: Ferrari 488 GTB: $245,400 #2: Tesla Model S P90D: $108,000 #3: Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster: $535,500 #4: Mercedes-AMG GT S: $129,900 #5: McLaren 650S Spider: $295,035 #6: Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: $132,800 #7: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible: $83,400 #8: Jaguar F-Type R Convertible: $106,450 #9: Cadillac CTS-V: $83,995 #10: Bentley Mulsanne Speed: $335,600 #11: Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: $63,900 #12: Mercedes-Maybach S600: $189,350 #13: BMW 750i xDrive: $97,400 To see the full article, [...]
Comments Off on Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld share a Corvette and conversation
US President Barack Obama is spreading the TV love around. The world leader, who featured on a recent outdoor television episode with Bear Grylls in the Alaskan wilderness, will appear on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee when the web series premieres later this month.
The Seinfeld star, who invites fellow celebrities to join him for a ride in a classic car for the show as they discuss a variety of topics over coffee, was granted the opportunity to chat with the world leader at the White House earlier this month.
The episode, in which they travel in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe, will debut on 30 December.
“Growing up in the ’60s, my kid dream was always to be an astronaut – doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space,” Seinfeld said in a statement.
Comments Off on Texas police department driving seized Corvette Z06 named ‘Coptimus Prime’ with ties to cartel
By Joshua Fechter Updated 11:48 am, Thursday, September 24, 2015
SAN ANTONIO — The New Braunfels Police Department is rolling out the sleekest member of its vehicle fleet: a seized 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 named “Coptimus Prime” that previously belonged to a San Antonio-based drug trafficker with Mexican cartel ties.
Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force, which includes the police department, seized the Corvette during a 2011 raid on a methamphetamine trafficking cell linked to the Mexican drug cartel La Familia Michoacana.
The cell was responsible for moving 25 pounds of nearly 100-percent pure meth each month that sold for a maximum of $20,000 per pound, mySA.com archives show.
Law enforcement agents estimated that the cell brought in $4.5 million a month for the cartel.
At the time, agents seized 10 pounds of meth, high-caliber weapons, cars and assets valued at $500,000, including more than $140,000 [...]
Comments Off on Corvette Racer Dick Guldstrand 1927-2015
It is with a very heavy heart that we are reporting that Corvette racing legend and friend “Mr. Corvette” Dick Guldstrand has passed away.
Few people were as inexorably linked to the Corvette as Santa Monica, California-born street racer Dick Guldstrand. Like many gearheads growing up in the ’50s, he was enamored with Chevy’s fiberglass two-seater. Unlike most, however, he parlayed his interest and skill behind the wheel into a career worthy of a screenplay.
Turning lessons learned on the track racing Corvettes, Guldstrand launched his own engineering firm in 1968 on California’s (in)famous Thunder Alley, constructing race cars and building hot street machines. For the ’84 C4 Corvette, Chevrolet adopted a rear suspension very much like his advanced five-link system. In 1985, he introduced his own tunerized Corvette, called the GS 80, a C4 packing all the Guldstrand tweaks and a 375-horsepower Traco small-block. The [...]
Comments Off on Corvettes Gone Wild at 2015 Carlisle
By Saturday morning (August 29th), the Carlisle Fairgrounds were packed from wall to wall for another year of Corvettes at Carlisle. It was literally overwhelming. Walk thirty paces and you find yourself a midst a sea of Corvettes, with no clue from whence you came. Letting this Corvette heaven wash over you, the beauty of similarity is apparent.
It is a celebration of the greatest American sports car, and everything right in the world. Raucous V-8 power. Finely tuned suspension. But alas, amidst all of familiarity there are certainly some standouts. While many are good at blending in, others can’t help but grab your attention. Here are some of the most outrageous things we have seen [...]
Comments Off on Chevy ad escalates pickup war, puts steel vs. aluminum issue on the table
DETROIT — The battle between the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado is headed for a cage match.
Chevrolet is escalating the always-hot pickup wars this week with a social media campaign that takes a swipe at Ford’s aluminum-body F-150. In a commercial slated for online and possible TV play, focus group members are asked which cage they would use for refuge when a grizzly bear lumbers into the room: one made of aluminum or another made of high-strength steel. Most scurry wide-eyed to the steel cage.
For all the industry buzz leading up to the F-150 launch about Ford’s big aluminum bet, Ford’s marketing hasn’t exactly flogged that point with consumers. Now, Chevy’s tongue-in-cheek salvo brings the topic to the fore, raising the stakes — and risks — for both brands.
Chevy’s tweak could prod Ford into talking more about aluminum, a move it has shied away from so far amid reports about higher collision-repair [...]
Comments Off on Duluth woman reunited with beloved stolen car, 43 years later
Terry Dietrich cannot describe in words the moment last week when, for the first time in 43 years, she laid eyes on her beloved bright blue Corvette Stingray — stolen from her in 1972, when she was 19.
“It’s a memory in my head that I will never, ever forget,” said Dietrich, 62, a lifelong resident of Duluth.
Even better: The reunion was on her birthday, filmed on Thursday for the “Today Show.”
“It was an awesome day,” she said.
The strange and somewhat miraculous story of Dietrich’s missing Stingray began back in 1953, the year both she and the Stingray debuted. Dietrich said she’d always hoped to own one.
Her dream came true in ’72, but only for a few months. On Nov. 14 of that year, the Stingray was stolen from the parking lot of her work, she said.