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Corvette Press Release Archives:  1995 - 2006

Welcome to the Corvette Action Center's "Corvette Press Release Archives". These press releases cover 1995 to the present and come from both Chevrolet and GM Communications. We chose the Press Releases which we felt were the most significant in terms of historical and technical Corvette information. As more Corvette related press releases are released in the future, they will be included in this listing.

1995
September 1, 1995 - 1996 Corvette: Two Special Additions And New 330-HP LT4 V8 Highlight America's Favorite Sports Car
1996
April 22, 1996 - Zora Arkus-Duntov
April 29, 1996 - "Hooters" Corvette Races Its Way Across America
November 6, 1996 - GM Performance Parts Adds LS1 Engine to its Lineup
November 7, 1996 - Chevrolet LT5 Impala SS: Tim Allen's Way of Saying ‘Get Me To The Show On Time’
1997
January 6, 1997 - NAIAS - Corvette
January 6, 1997 - 1997 Chevrolet Corvette Boasts Great Value
January 6, 1997 - 1997 Corvette:  Fifth Generation of an American Legend
February 7, 1997 - Chicago Auto Show - 1997 Corvette
March 3, 1997 - Advertising the All New Chevrolet Corvette
March 6, 1997 - Chevrolet's Unique Corvette Engenders Automotive Passion
April 15, 1997 - GM Introduces Corvette Care Kit
April 25, 1997 - Corvette Plant Doubles as a Tourist Attraction
August 1, 1997 - ‘98 Corvette Convertible Returns to Route 66
August 1, 1997 - 1998 Corvette:  America's Sports Car Now Offered in a True Convertible Version
August 5, 1997 - All-New 1998 Corvette Convertible $635 Less Than '96 Price
November 6, 1997 - CERV-I -- An Automotive Benchmark
November 6, 1997 - Corvette Convertible to Pace Indy 500 in 1998
November 6, 1997 - Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Replicas to be Offered
November 6, 1997 - Corvette Active Handling System Debuts
November 13, 1997 - All-New Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Declared Grand Prize Winner by Popular Science
November 24, 1997 - Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car Replicas to be Offered (Re-issue)
November 24, 1997 - New Generation Chevrolet Corvettes Wins 1998 Motor Trend Car of the Year Award
1998
January 5, 1998 - Chevrolet Corvette Earns 1998 North American Car of the Year Award
January 5, 1998 - GM's New LS1 5.7L V8 Distinguished as One of the Best in 1998
September 17, 1998 - Price of All-New Corvette Hardtop Announced by Chevy
October 5, 1998 - Myron Scott -- photographer who named Corvette
November 4, 1998 - Corvette Returns to Road Racing with GM Factory Effort
November 4, 1998 - Chevrolet's Corvette Supercar Continues Reign as King of the Sports Cars
November 4, 1998 - C5-R Corvette Racing Project Adopts "Team Concept"
November 4, 1998 - C5-R Corvette Race Car Relies on Production Car Strengths
November 4, 1998 - C5 Corvette LSI Engine Reshapes the Future
November 4, 1998 - Pride in the "Best `Vette Yet" Starts at Home
November 4, 1998 - Corvette's Return to Racing on Proud Heritage as America's Performance Icon
November 4, 1998 - 1999 C5 Corvette and C5-R Race Car Comparison
November 4, 1998 - GM Partners Sponsor Chevrolet's New C5-R Corvette
1999
January 6, 1999 - GM Powertrain places two engines in Ward’s Top 10
January 22, 1999 - The Legend Continues For Corvette at the Rolex 24
May 12, 1999 - Chevrolet Corvette Debuts Road Racing Package
November 2, 1999 - Corvette's Legend Continues at Le Mans in 2000
November 2, 1999 - C5-R Corvette's '99 Race Season Continues Proud Heritage of Past Generations
November 2, 1999 - Corvette's C5 Coupe to Pace Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
November 2, 1999 - Veteran Justin Bell to Drive for Team Corvette in 2000
2000
March 30, 2000 - 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Voted "Best Engineered Car of the 20th Century"
June 14, 2000 - Production Corvette Provides Platform for Corvette C5-R Racer
July 1, 2000 - 2001 Corvette Priced For Maximum Value
July 24, 2000 - New Composite from GM is Stiff Enough for Structure, Resistant to Heat
September 5, 2000 - Corvette Does Texas Two-Step to Winner's Circle
October 02, 2000 - Team Corvette Wins Petit Le Mans
October 15, 2000 - Corvette Claims Second Place at Laguna Seca
2001
January 9, 2001 - 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Honored As 'Automobile Of The Year' By Automobile Magazine
January 26, 2001 - After Making Its Mark In 2000, Team Corvette Confident Of Best-Ever Season In 2001
February 2, 2001 - Chevrolet Corvette C5-Rs Start 2nd and 3rd In Class For Tomorrow's Rolex 24 At Daytona
February 3, 2001 - Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Scores Historic Overall Win In 39th Rolex 24 At Daytona
February 12, 2001 - Ron Fellows and the Chevrolet C5-R Corvette Team Are Looking Forward to a Winning Season
February 14, 2001 - Corvette ZO6 Named Canadian Car Of The Year By AJAC
February 28, 2001 - Daytona 24 Hour Winners Head For Texas
February 28, 2001 - Team Corvette Adds AER To Sponsor Group
March 14, 2001 - Corvette Racing Adds Pruett: Veteran Joins GM's Successful Endurance Team
May 17, 2001 - General Motors Improving In J.D. Power And Associates 2001 Initial Quality Study
June 13, 2001 - Corvettes Provisionally First And Second In GTS; Cadillac Well Into Top Ten
June 13, 2001 - Corvettes and Cadillac Concentrate On Improving Setup
June 14, 2001 - Cadillac And Corvette Look Confidently Forward To 69th LeMans 24 Hours
June 14, 2001 - Cadillac Continue To Improve Setup and Times; #63 Corvette Rebuilt To Perfection
June 18, 2001 - Corvette C5-R Scores Double Gts Victory In World's Toughest Sportscar Race; Cadillac Northstar LMP Fifteenth Overall
June 20, 2001 - 2002 Z06 Corvette Improves on Perfection
June 20, 2001 - Corvette Testing Designed to Retain "America's Favorite Sports Car" Icon Status
June 20, 2001 - Vette Fans Receive Historic Power Boost
July 30, 2001 - Corvettes to Make First Visit to Portland
August 15, 2001 - StreakingCorvette C5-Rs Head for Mosport
August 16, 2001 - General Motors To Sell Corvette C5-R Racecars To Customers
October 2, 2001 - Corvette Racing Concentrates on Last Race
October 6, 2001 - 2001 Petit Le Mans - Corvette Wins No. 6 of 8 ALMS Enduros
December 7, 2001 - Corvette Racing Adds Briton Oliver Gavin to C5-R Driver Lineup
2002
February 5, 2002 - Corvette To Pace Indianapolis As Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration
March 16, 2002 - Corvette C5-R Wins Sebring GTS Class
April 10, 2002 - Chevrolet Releases 50th Anniversary Edition Corvette, Adds Magnetic Selective Ride Control to Lineup
April 10, 2002 - Corvette 50th Anniversary Events Abound
April 10, 2002 - Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition to Pace Indy 500
May 1, 2002 - Corvette Racing Prepares to Defend Le Mans GTS Title
May 5, 2002 - Chevrolet's Corvette Race Team to Make Pit Stop in the Persian Gulf
May 15, 2002 - Corvette Racing to Unveil New Chassis at Sears Point
May 19, 2002 - Corvette C5-Rs 1 - 2 in Sears Point ALMS
June 11, 2002 - Corvettes at LeMans
June 16, 2002 - Chevrolet Corvettes Score Second Consecutive 1-2 Victory at Le Mans; Cadillac Northstar Finishes in Top Ten
June 21, 2002 - GM to Celebrate Corvette's Le Mans Victory at Goodwood Festival of Speed
July 1, 2002 - Corvette Racing - Corvettes Qualify 1 - 2 in GTS for Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series
July 6, 2002 - Corvette Racing - ALMS Qualifying Session
July 7, 2002 - Corvette Racing - Road America 500 to Corvette 1-2 in GTS
2003
April 24, 2003 - The C5 Era: Corvette Reaches New Heights
April 24, 2003 - Corvette Racing Victorious at the 12 Hours of Sebring
April 24, 2003 - 2004 Chevrolet Corvette: Commemorative Edition Celebrates Racing Success, and Improves the C5 Breed
May 08, 2003 - GM's Chevy Corvette C5-R Team Re-enlists With U.S. Navy
May 15, 2003 - Corvette Counts Down To the Biggest Birthday Party of the Year
May 15, 2003 - Countdown To World's Largest Corvette Party
2004
February 10, 2004 - GM Will Recall Some Chevrolet Corvettes
February 29, 2004 - 2005 Corvette Convertible: Sixth-Generation Roadster Adds Performance and Refinement
February 29, 2004 - 2005 Corvette: Serious Performance With Surprising Efficiency
March 2004 - Corvette C6 Coupe: the sixth generation of an American legend
May 2004 - 2004 Corvette Convertible to Pace 88th running of the Indy 500 on May 30, 2004
2005
October 7, 2005 - duPont REGISTRY's Annual Exotic Car Buyers Guide names 505-hp Corvette Z06 "Best Bang for the Buck" among 'Best' exotic supercars for 2006
October 19, 2005 - NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon Test Drives New 505-Hp Corvette Z06 On Speed Channel Saturday, Oct. 22, At 6 P.M. Et
October 27, 2005 - GM Announces Corvette Chief Engineer David Hill to Retire
2006
April 4, 2006 - Lance Armstrong to drive 505-hp Corvette Z06 at 2006 Indianapolis 500
June 23, 2006 - Race Design Is Production Design For LS7 Piston And Rod
July 14, 2006 - From Le Mans to Motown: Corvette Victory Celebration Coming to Downtown Detroit
July 18, 2006 - Corvette Racing Victory Celebration Rocks Downtown Detroit
July 23, 2006 - Corvette Racing Scores 50th Victory in Portland Grand Prix
August 1, 2006 - 2007 Corvette: Iconic American Sports Car is Built to Impress, Perform
August 3, 2006 - Corvette to Pace the Field During the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard for First Time
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