STINGRAY VS STING RAY: NAME GAME!

My trivial pursuit of truth in branding cuts through some of the confusion surrounding one of the most beautiful and iconic Corvettes ever. It all started with an innocent note I sent to a friend, Frank Markus, Technical Director at Motor Trend. Essentially I called his attention to what I thought was a typo – referencing Bill Mitchell’s legendary ’59 Corvette Racer (XP-87), above, as Stingray - in the 55 Years of Stingray article in the September 2013 issue. When Mitchell had the Corvette b...
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‘14 CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE: STAR-SPANGLED HAMMER!

Zero to 60 in 3.8. Zero to open-top bliss in less than 20. What’s not to adore about the new Stingray Convertible? writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A headline in a recent edition of US News & World Report grabbed my attention like a call from the IRS. ‘Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men.’     Trust me that is not the kind of thing you want to read when you have a ‘14 Corvette Stingray Convertible sitting in your driveway. Here is a car that oozes...
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