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article imageHendrick City Chevy unveils Corvette 2, Yahoo's Car of the Year Special

By Elizabeth Parker     Oct 25, 2013 in Technology
Charlotte - Since Chevy first introduced the concept car for the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the car keeps making news. Yesterday Yahoo Auto announced the 2014 Corvette Stingray is its pick for Car of the Year.
Yes, that's correct, yesterday Yahoo Autos published its announcement that the 2014 Corvette Stingray is its Car of the Year. Out of all the possibilities this year, from the first Tesla to Jaguar's F-Type, in the end, Yahoo felt the Corvette Stingray, with all you get for the MSRP of $51,000, topped the competition.
As corvette enthusiasts are aware, Rick Hendrick of Hendrick's Motorsports purchased the first Corvette Vin ending in 0001 at the Barrett-Jackson automotive auction as reported back in April by the New York Daily News with the funds raised going to the College for Creative Studies.
Later Rick Hendrick also purchased the convertible model for $1 million, which will roll off the assembly line sometime before the year end, as reported earlier this year by Motor Authority. The funds raised will go to Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. As Motor Authority quoted, Rick Hendricks says “I love those cars so much, and to have the first Corvettes from the new generation means so much to me.”
Rick Hendrick s Red 2014 Corvette Stingray being unveiled at Hendricks City Chevy.
Rick Hendrick's Red 2014 Corvette Stingray being unveiled at Hendricks City Chevy.
Not mentioned often is Rick Hendrick also purchased the second car off the line and has received both car 1 and 2. Car number 2 was unveiled last night at his first and flagship dealership, City Chevrolet in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was lucky enough to get an invite from Tim Dobbins in sales to take some photos, enjoy some appetizers, and get a first public view of the Corvette with the vin ending in 0002. Is it possible this one was purchased to display publicly while he keeps the first one protected in his private collection?
City Chevrolet and Hendricks Motorsports sure know how to put on a show. The catered event had great food, great door prize giveaways including laptops and tablets (awe, no car?), a car from every generation of the Corvette lineup supplied by Rick Hendrick from his personal collection and of course the star of the night, the red 2014 Stingray vin ending in 0002.
Car of the year to an an American sports car, not too shabby a title. Photos of the seven generations of Corvettes from Rick Hendrick's collection and scenes from the event are on the slide show up top. Click the box on the top right of the show for a full screen view.
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