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    News — C7

    Customer Spotlight : Stan Krafft

    Customer Spotlight : Stan Krafft

       Our second CorvetteStoreOnline.com Customer Spotlight belongs to passionate Corvette enthusiast Stan Krafft.  Stan and his wife, Jennifer, are the Social and Membership Directors respectively of their local Corvette Car Club in Lodi, California.  With the aid of his own Z06 & Stingray Corvettes, Stan has been featured on his local Fox News station as the promotional ambassador for the Lodi Corvette Club.  In addition to his dedication to his cars and the Lodi Corvette Club, Stan annually leads and plans roughly 20 or so Corvette Club & Event runs a year that are known to host as many as 160 Corvettes!  

       For someone as involved in the Corvette Community as Stan is you'd probably think that his obsession began at an early age, but that's not quite the case.  Though he's long been a fan of the car, Stan's love for Corvettes actually started with his true love, his wife, Jennifer.  “Jennifer actually got me very interested in Corvettes back in 1985 when we first got married” Stan says. “She owned a 1975 Corvette as a young woman and really enjoyed the Corvette experience." 

       Stan and Jennifer purchased a new Corvette Coupe in 2002 and found great enjoyment in their shared hobby.  Unfortunately, a combination of work and life unexpectedly took the wheel shortly thereafter resulting in a period of very limited use or enjoyment of their beloved Corvette.  Not wanting to leave an American Classic sitting unused on the sidelines the couple sold their Corvette in 2011.  "We regretted selling our 2002 [Corvette], [we] really missed driving it and the Corvette experience." 

       After three years self-proclaimed sellers’ remorse eventually got the best of Stan and Jennifer.  In 2014 they purchased a C7 Stingray Coupe – a car they enjoyed so much that they began "arguing" about who would get to drive it!  The solution?  Buy another Corvette of course! 

       In 2018 Stan and Jennifer bought a Z06 Coupe so that neither would have the opportunity to feel deprived of their passion.  Their enthusiasm for Corvettes eventually overflowed into the lives of those around them.  Stan says he didn’t realize the influence his passion had, going on to add “…two of my neighbors, one close friend, and my cousin, have all purchased Corvettes and joined our Club due to seeing how much [Jennifer & I] enjoy the Corvettes and Club events together." 

       As a CorvetteStoreOnline.com customer, Stan recommends the C7 Corvette Z06 Supercharged Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame and Lloyd's Floor and Cargo Mats as his go to custom appearance items.  It's easy to understand why, Stan says complements, photographs, videos, waves and dozens of questions are not uncommon at a given show or gas station when someone gets the chance to see his Corvettes up close.  While you might not be able to ask him a question about his Corvettes right now, rest assured knowing Stan’s cars have never experienced mechanical issues and have plenty of horsepower! Simply put, you better believe the amenities are just as exquisite as the cars and their performance.  

       When asked about his passion for Corvettes, and his love of the Corvette lifestyle, Stan's quote is remarkable: "In my opinion and many others, no other Sports Car regardless, of price paid, can deliver the overall satisfaction, performance, road manners, appearance and [the] pride of ownership than…….'The All American Bad Boy Corvette.' You never get tired of the Corvette experience, and this is all part of it.  Remember: they don’t write songs about Porsches or Ferrari’s…... but they do about Corvettes." 

     

    Thank you for sharing your Corvette story with us Stan & Jennifer - seldom things are as satisfying as sharing stories about people as passionate as you! 

     

    If you'd like to be featured with your Corvette in our next Customer Spotlight, please send an email to help@corvettestoreonline.com 

     

    Ready to purchase your Corvette merchandise?  Click HERE to browse our full selection! 

    Customer Spotlight: Nolan Russell

    Customer Spotlight: Nolan Russell

     

    Our first CorvetteStoreOnline.com Customer Spotlight features Nolan Russell and his wife, Michelle, who are members of the Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club in Cordell, Oklahoma.  Nolan has been a CorvetteStoreOnline.com customer for over 5 years and has taken his passion for his 2014 Stingray to a whole new level in that time.  

    Nolan's award winning 2014 Torch Red Corvette Stingray was initially purchased as a stock production vehicle.  Though it was beautiful as it was, Nolan had bigger plans in mind making some incredible enhancements to his Stingray since rolling it off the lot.  Some of Nolan's upgrades include a custom hood, racing stripes, engine compartment cap sets, fuel rail covers, a new front spoiler and grille, plus a carbon fiber air intake with a Corsa exhaust! Inside, you'll find a beautiful red interior to match with custom interior knob covers and floor/cargo mats completing the look.  Needless to say, if this beauty's cosmetics don't grab your attention... its exhaust definitely will! 

    Not one to be out done, Nolan knows exactly how to show off his Corvette in top style!  If you find yourself at a car show in the Midwest you'll know you've found  Nolan if you see metal street signs directing you towards his Torch Red Stingray display.  This incredible set up is accompanied by a near identical replica "power wheel" Torch Red Stingray, a scale diecast model and of course a red, black and gray checkered display mat to match!  If all that isn't enough of a giveaway, look no further than the guy sitting in his C7 Travel Chair decked out in all kinds of red C7 Corvette apparel... there's a good chance it's Nolan ready to tell you all about his ride! 

    There's no doubt owning a Corvette is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle!  One of our favorite things to hear from customers is why they have such a strong connection to the Corvette brand and lifestyle and we think Nolan's answer sums it up perfectly: "From it's simple stock beginning to award winning events this car not only drives like a dream but looks like one too…. this car is fun!”  If that's not what loving Corvettes is all about, we don't know what is!  

     

    Thanks for being such a great customer, Nolan!  Your car, much like your passion, is awe inspiring.  

     

    Check out more photos of Nolan's car below!   If you'd like to be featured with your Corvette in our next Customer Spotlight, please send an email to help@corvettestoreonline.com 

     

    Ready to purchase your Corvette merchandise?  Click HERE to browse our full selection! 

     

     

     

    The Final C7 Sells for $2.7 Million

    The Final C7 Sells for $2.7 Million

    Back in May, we reported that the last front-engine C7 Corvette would be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast 2019 Auction at Mohegan Sun Casino. Well, the time as come and the final C7 sold over the weekend for a whopping $2.7 million, making it the highest grossing vehicle donated by an automaker.

    The proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit that benefits first-responders and injured service members. The foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.

    Foundation chairman and CEO, Frank Siller, stated, “This donation will build at least five homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

    This isn't the first vehicle GM has donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Last year they auctioned off the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 that sold for $925,000.

    The owner of the last-ever C7 is Daniel Snyder, the same person who reportedly purchased the last-ever Dodge Viper that was auctioned off in 2018.

    The final C7 is a seven-speed manual Z06 coupe in 3LZ trim painted black. It is equipped with the Z07 performance package and includes carbon ceramic brakes, a high-downforce aero package, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

    With the debut of the mid-engine Corvette just weeks away, CorvetteStoreOnline is stocking up on Next Generation gear. We have apparel and accessories now in the shop and we're adding more everyday! Stay up to date on all of your Corvette news at https://www.corvettestoreonline.com/blogs/news.