Most Corvette fans sat in their first Corvette thanks to the guidance of their father. We asked you to tell us how your father turned you into a Corvette enthusiast and you responded with some fantastic stories. Read more here:
My family owns a small used car dealership, where my dad always kept a Corvette. Some of my favorite memories were made driving them around town. When I got my license he started me out in a C4, and since I have had a few different ones, including a new C6 in 2012,currently I have a C5. My dad sparked my enthusiasm, and has fueled the fire since then. #ThanksDad – Jacob Hatfield
@HendrickVette Simple – went to the hospital in mom’s Bug, came home in dad’s 79 Vette. Rest is history. Only owned & driven a @chevrolet
Attendance at the museum in Bowling Green rose 56 percent in March and 48 percent in April after the 40-foot sinkhole formed Feb. 12, museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said. Current visitors can see the sinkhole, and museum officials are considering installing a glass floor or bridge above the hole.
For me, a powerful balm for the punishing, depressing, recurring winter finally arrived with an unexpectedly glorious spring weekend in the Catskills, at the wheel of a Corvette convertible.
The timing was perfect, the car nearly so: an open-air version of the formidable new Stingray coupe. Like Olaf, the sun-loving snowman in “Frozen,” the Corvette had me ready to sing a melting, dripping paean to summer. And it was only April.
Four infrared cameras mounted in the cabin track when Schmidt, wearing an ordinary ball cap adorned with small reflective balls, moves his head. He tilts his head left or right to steer, and tilts it backward to accelerate. To brake, he bites down, triggering a pressure sensor in his mouth. Within milliseconds, those signals are verified (to ensure they were intentional, not the result of, say, a sneeze), and transferred to a computer that controls the rotary actuators that turn the steering wheel and engage the pedals.
Our Corvette Specialists at Rick Hendrick Corvette are often asked when we find out which new Corvettes will be arriving at the dealership as well as when they will arrive.
A key factor in this process is understanding GM’s Corvette allocation process for dealerships. Every two weeks on a Wednesday, GM informs dealerships of their available allocation for the next two weeks. GM breaks this number down by total coupes and convertibles.
The next day, GM informs dealerships how many of these coupes and convertibles can be Z51 or non-Z51. In addition, GM provides us with the list of constraints on the variety of Corvette options we can order. Currently, GM has the Z51 option on a 50% constraint.
So how can you stay updated on the new Corvettes we have available?
Our latest round-up of Corvette news features bits about preparing your Stingray for the track, how to get your hands on the first Z06 and some Stingray star power.
If you’re planning on taking your 2014 Corvette Stingray out on the race track, then you need to make sure you’ve made the necessary preparations to get the best performance out of your vehicle. Chevrolet has published a Track Preparation Guide to give Stingray owners instructions on how to prep their vehicle for the track. You can read more about it here.
Looking to own the first 2015 Corvette Z06? Your chance will come at the Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach on April 12. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Read more about the auction here.
Our latest post features an updated list of the Stingray Corvettes available now at Rick Hendrick Corvette. To check out photos and specs on any of these Corvettes below, click over to our Inventory page and search by stock number.
Contact our Corvette Specialists Chris Lindamood (855-488-3899) and Dan Houser (855-349-7190) if you’re interested in one of these dream cars.
Eight rare and irreplaceable Corvettes fell into the hole, six of which were donated by Corvette collectors. Two were on long-term loan from GM. Early estimates from salvage and repair teams expect the work to take 2-3 months to complete. The museum remains open with the damaged area off-limits to visitors.
“I probably have seven or eight hundred emails from folks saying their thoughts and prayers are with us, that they’ll make a donation to help with things — they’re thinking of us,” said Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum. “They’ve really reached out and said “let us know what we can do.”
Last January, Chevrolet made a big splash with the unveiling of the new C7 Corvette. This month, Chevrolet made another big statement with the reveal of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray at last week’s Detroit Auto Show.
The reveal of the new 2014 Stingray Corvette last January generated a lot of excitement and interest in the new model and Chevrolet is already starting to drop hints and news about what to expect from the 2015 Corvette.
Cars, including the Corvette, are getting more and more technologically advanced. Chevrolet recently announced that the 2015 Corvette will include its own dash cam called the Performance Data Recorder (PDR).