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Automotive News is reporting that the Chevrolet Corvette sales are on the rebound after being on a steady decline since 2006. At their peak 5 years ago, Chevrolet moved 36,518 Corvettes. By contrast, Chevrolet only sold 12,624 in 2010.
The first two months of 2011 have seen a 13 percent sales increase compared to January and February 2010, but we shouldn’t get too optimistic yet. The current generation Vette is already long in the tooth, and even though the Corvette (in certain trims) can return just under 30 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg around town, high gas prices could still torpedo America’s favorite sports car as consumers recoil against the idea of big V8s and profligate sports cars.
[Source: Automotive News]
Armando Galarraga will go down in history as the man whose perfect game was spoiled by a truly terrible call by umpire Jim Joyce. In his heart, as well as those of countless baseball fans, Galarraga really did throw a perfect game, but until Major League Baseball reverses the call, Galarraga will have to settle for his consolation prize; a brand new Chevrolet Corvette convertible.
GM North America preisdent Mark Reuss presented Galarraga with the shiny new ‘vert (which looks like a Grand Sport) “…to celebrate Armando’s pitching and sportsmanship during one of the most captivating evenings in Tigers history.” With any luck, Galarraga will be formally awarded the distinction of throwing a perfect game, and be able to ride off into the sunset in his shiny new Corvette.
[Source: General Motors]