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Chevy does a deep dive on mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray development in new documentary

Revolution, as the documentary is titled, will air in two parts and goes deep behind the scenes of the biggest ever change to the Corvette.

If there’s one word that describes the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pretty darn well, it’s probably “Revolutionary.” It’s the first time in the nameplate’s history that the engine resides behind the driver, as Chevy elevates its long-running sports car to battle the world’s best.

Naturally, curious minds have to wonder what went on behind the scenes to make this car come together. Chevy has good news for you. Revolution, a two-part documentary detailing the C8-generation Corvette’s development, is set to air in the coming months, the brand said Monday.

Chevy told Roadshow the documentary will air on the Corvette’s homepage here, but for now, the quick trailer embedded above will give fans a taste of what the upcoming feature holds. There’s plenty of first-hand knowledge on display — the team that put the latest car together gets plenty of camera time. Numerous people in the mid-engine Corvette program spill how it felt to take an icon and reinvent it.

The documentary announcement comes just after Chevy announced that the production of the 2020 Corvette Stingray kicked off on Monday. With the C7-generation car in the rearview mirror, and all necessary retooling done for the mid-engine car, the workforce in Bowling Green, Kentucky is solely focused on the new Corvette.

Chevy didn’t have an exact timeline for when the first part of the documentary will air, but it should give fans eagerly awaiting their cars something to pass the time as deliveries begin in early March at the latest. Hopefully by this summer, we’ll see plenty of 2020 Corvettes on the road as the plant ships them out to their new homes.


deBotech Receives NCMA Industry Award

NCMA INVITE      The 9th Annual North Carolina Motorsports Industry Awards Gala was held January 21, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Concord, NC.  Each year the NCMA recognizes North Carolina companies that have positively affected the motorsports community within the state.

This year the Association recognized many diverse companies and the Industry Award Recipients were deBotech, Inc., Charlotte Motor Speedway STEM Program, Richard & Judy Childress – Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, Safer Racer Tour and GoPro Motorplex.

In addition, the Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award recognizes a person whose contributions to racing have made an immeasurable impact on motorsports in North Carolina.  This year the NCMA recognized NASCAR President Mike Helton.  Previous recipients were Benny Parsons, Richard Petty, Richard Childress, Dale Earnhardt, Junior Johnson, O. Bruton Smith and H.A. Humpy Wheeler.

Michael Waltrip presented deBotech’s Industry Award to Hans deBot, the President/CEO of the company.  Hans sincerely expressed his appreciation for the recognition from the NCMA and Motorsports Industry.  He described the positive impact that motorsports has had on deBotech and his desire to continue to make better, faster, stronger products for the Motorsports and Racing Industries.  Hans and his wife, Jamye deBot, founded deBotech, Inc. in 1998 and have grown the company into an organization that serves many diverse industries.  Hans closed his remarks by stating how humbled and honored he was to accept this prestigious award for deBotech.

 

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