StingRays To Lead National Corvette Caravan

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:29 AM - by elegant
Only 44 days 'till four 2014 StingRays lead the National Corvette Caravan the last 66 miles to the National Corvette Museum. Have a Blade Silver or Cyber Gray StingRay, and want your car to lead one of the regional Caravans, with hundreds, if not just less than one thousand of other Corvettes behind your car? Yes,it could be your car, with light bars, striped as a Kentucky State Patrol vehicle, etc, although driven by a Kentucky State Patrol Officer.

Might this be one of those four, or similar to one of those four chosen?

Quote Originally Posted by bgdailynews
Corvettes needed to lead next month's caravans to Bowling Green! The fifth pilgrimage to America’s sports car mecca since 1994 will be led by the law.

Four 2014 blade silver or cyber gray 2014 Corvettes will lead massive Corvette Caravans into Bowling Green on Aug. 27 sporting Kentucky State Police light bars across the top of the cars. A state trooper will be behind the wheel of each special marked car, and the owners will sit shotgun.

Four caravans will be led by the marked cars, according to Katie Frassinelli, marketing and communications manager for the National Corvette Museum. The cars will have to be at the museum Aug. 25 for the striping and installation of light bars, and the special KSP Corvettes will meet up with caravans at least 66 miles away. The cars will only be moved if troopers are behind the wheels and won’t be driven until Aug. 27. Those interested in leading caravans are asked to email or If more than four people are interested, a drawing will be held.

There are more than 30 Corvette Caravans coming to Bowling Green next month, and many of the 6,000 hotel rooms in southcentral Kentucky have already been booked for the entourage.

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1st '15 Shark Gray StingRay Pictures

Jul 12, 2014 - 9:45 PM - by elegant
For all those clamoring for the first pictures of a 2015' Shark Gray StingRay, here they are!

Thanks to "BMBarney" for the pictures.

Now we look forward to the unveiling of the other new 2015 color, the first Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic StingRay.
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BGAP Union Head Gone!

Jul 11, 2014 - 9:19 PM - by elegant
As of yesterday, Eldon Renaud, UAW Local 2164 President at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant no longer works at the Plant. Renaud was the Mayor of Bowling Green from 1996.

Here are two articles which provide the only information currently known.

Quote Originally Posted by bgdailynews
The president of United Auto Workers Local 2164 no longer has a job at the Bowling Green GM Assembly Plant. Eldon Renaud, who has been the local union president since 1982, does not work at the plant as of this week.

“I can confirm that he no longer works here,” said Andrea Hales, spokesperson for the plant.

Hales could not comment further because the plant does not speak about personnel matters. No one was available for comment at the union hall this morning.

On his Facebook page on Monday, Renaud, who could not be reached for comment today, posted: “I hope GM’s CEO Mary Barra has the fortitude to clean up GM’s weak management team. We can only build the cars GM engineers give us to build. Management needs the workers now more than ever to help catch problems before they become billion dollar recalls.”

A link to an Automotive News article about the recent GM recalls accompanied the post.
Renaud spoke with the Daily News in April when the union here voted to authorize a strike at the plant.
Renaud cited long overdue safety issues and the loss of several jobs in the plant’s quality area as the reason for the union’s disgruntlement with plant management.

The workers did not strike after negotiations with management.

Renaud also served as Bowling Green’s mayor from 1996 to 2000.
And this article.

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Revisiting Possible 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pricing

Jul 11, 2014 - 9:15 PM - by TorqueNews
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Back when we only knew that the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 would have “at least” 625hp and 635lb-ft of torque, GM brass stated that it would be priced similarly to the C6 Z06, but with the C7 Z06 likely beating the previous Corvette ZR1 in every day – I really have to question the idea of the new Z06 costing as much as the old Z06.

This story is written by Patrick Rall of and originally published at: Revisiting Possible 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pricing

When the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, we learned that it would be one amazing supercar – but we didn’t learn how much it will cost. However, Corvette boss Tadge Juechter was quoted as stating that if you could afford the C6 Z06, you will be able to afford the C7 Z06. This led many people to believe that the newest Z06 would have a similar price as the previous Z06 and frankly, I have a very hard time believing that when you consider how much improved the C7 Z06 is over the previous model.

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pricing
The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe was available in three trimlines, 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ. The “base model” Z06 had pricing starting at $76,595 while the 2LZ started at $81,255 and the top of the line 3LZ started at $85,455. It should be noted that nothing in the 2LZ or 3LZ packages add any performance as they both just come with long lists of high tech goodies and fancier trim throughout the cockpit. All of those prices included a standard manual transmission, the LS7 V8 with 505 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque but those prices do not include Magnetic Ride Control or the Ceramic brakes, but adding the Z07 Performance Package to the C6 Z06 included those goodies and more for “only” $13,900.

In other words, while the C6 Corvette Z06 had a starting price around $77,000, getting similar goodies to the 2015 Z06 would have run you at least $91,000 and that still doesn’t include the... [Read More]
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2014 Stingray vs 2015 BMW M4

Jul 10, 2014 - 1:46 PM - by jsvette
Automobile Magazine just published a comparison they did between their long term test Z51 Stingray and the new 2015 BMW M4. They thought the M4 at over $18grand more than the Stingray would outshine the Stingray. That's not what they found. They state in the review "The 2015 BMW M4 is an incredible car. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is equally incredible. And that realization, that a Kentucky-built icon can stack up to Munich's legend, is the most incredible thing of all."

The test was carried out at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway. Another nice win for our Stingrays!
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Top 99 C7 Dealers!

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:17 AM - by elegant
Here they are, for the first half of 2014, C7 sales by dealer. Amazingly the top 99 dealers (out of 3,100 Chevy dealers nationwide), accounted for 41.5% of total Corvette sales.


Quote Originally Posted by corvetteblogger
The Top Corvette Dealers of 2014 – Mid Year Report
by KEITH CORNETT on JULY 10, 2014

Since we are halfway through 2014, we wanted to provide an update to the popular post we made after 1st Quarter 2014 regarding the Top dealers of the Chevrolet Corvette. For the calendar year starting in January and running through June 30, 2014, GM has reported a total of 17,744 Corvettes sold. The top Corvette dealers on this list account for 41.5% of those sales which total 7,370.

So why do we put this list out there?

We believe when buying any car that knowledge is power, but let’s face it, the Corvette is a niche vehicle and some dealers know more about the new C7 than others. Knowing as much possible about the sales environment can help a buyer a number of ways: Identifying the dealers that have experience with Corvette sales, negotiation of the sale, and finally deciding which dealer may earn your service business after the delivery.

We have several dealers who sponsor our website and they all sell new Corvettes at (or below) MSRP. If you’re in the market for a new Corvette Stingray or want to starting thinking about where you are going to purchase a 2015 Corvette Z06, please check them out and go with the one that makes the most sense for you:

Kerbeck Corvette – Atlantic City, NJ – Dave Salvatore – 877-537-2325
Criswell Corvette – Gaithersburg, MD – Mike Furman – 301-212-4420
Sport Chevrolet – Silver Spring, MD – Robert Kramer – 888-880-9772
Purifoy Chevrolet – Fort Lupton, CO – Marissa Marx – 303-535-5095
Here’s the latest GM sales figures per dealership through the halfway mark of 2014:

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