, 2007-10-02 09:41:53
Back in 1956, most of America’s roads were still covered in dirt, there were only 168,903,031 people in the country (about 121 million less than in 2002), most families, if they had any cars at all, had only one, and Congress was still debating the Interstate Highway Act. No American had ever heard of Honda, Toyota, or Nissan, and Volkswagen’s success was but a pinprick irritant to Detroit’s Big Three. And in 1956 General Motors was the biggest, most successful company the world had ever seen. With annual sales of $13 billion, GM was twice the size of the second largest company, Standard Oil of New Jersey ...Bookmark tags: gm, Corvette, 56, cars, car, auto
, 2007-10-02 09:46:30
The Corvette engineering corps wanted more power. Corvette advertisers wanted more power. Corvette aficionados wanted more power. The Ford Thunderbird team…well, they probably would have preferred that the Corvette stick to its Blue Flame Six engine for another few years at least ...Bookmark tags: 1955 Chevrolet Corvette, 1955, Chevrolet, Corvette, auto, autos, car, cars
Chevrolet Unwraps the 2009 Corvette ZR1
, 2007-12-20 16:00:54
Picking up where the already pretty amazing, 505-horsepower Z06 leaves off, the scooped-and-spoilered ZR1 packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 with "at least" 620 horsepower and 595 pound-feet of torque (visible through a polycarbonate window in the hood). ...Bookmark tags: travel, cars, Chevrolet, Corvette, zr1
The 2008 Indy 500 Goes Green
, 2008-05-27 16:00:56
Two-time former winner of the Indianapolis 500 Emerson Fittipaldi will take the wheel of this year's pace car at the world famous race. ...Bookmark tags: sports, environment, cars, fuel, ethanol, racing, motorsport, Corvette, indy-500, race-cars
Avoidable Contact #17: Cheating Nissan, Bitter Porsche.
, 2009-08-04 17:20:07
Okay, class, put away your books. Time for a pop quiz. It's just one question, and it's multiple-choice:
Which car holds the official Nurburgring lap time record for production automobiles?
a) Nissan GT-R
b) Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
c) Porsche Carrera GT ...Bookmark tags: sports?category=sports, cars, cheating, automobiles, speed, nissan, porsche, Corvette, cheaters, sports-cars?category=sports
GM says Corvette will stay in Bowling Green, Ky.
, 2010-07-16 11:20:20
General Motors officials say the Corvette will continue to be made in Bowling Green despite wild speculation among the auto world that production could move. ...Bookmark tags: us-news, cars, autos, gm, kentucky, uaw, united-auto-workers, bowling-green, Corvette, steve-beshear