Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design will retire on July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, will succeed Welburn.

GM Design Chief Ed Welburn To Retire July 1

WARREN, Mich. – Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, following a 44-year career with the company.

Michael Simcoe, a 33-year veteran of GM Design and vice president of GM International Design, based in Australia and Korea, has been selected to succeed Welburn. He will be the company’s seventh design leader and begins transitioning into his new role on May 1. His replacement has not been named.

The new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to deliver exceptional performance. The Grand Sport Collector Edition features an exclusive Watkins Glen Gray Metallic exterior with Tension Blue hash-mark graphics, satin black full-length stripes and black wheels. the new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine.

2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HAS RACING ROOTS

Lightweight architecture and track-honed aerodynamics An engine offering an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package Coupe and convertible available this summer in U.S. and fall in Europe   Grand Sport Collector Edition available later in model year GENEVA – With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017…

Young adult fiction author and Indiana native John Green will drive the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe pace car for the Verizon IndyCar Series Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 14 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bret Kelley for Chevrolet)

YA AUTHOR DRIVES THE CORVETTE PACE CAR AT GP OF INDY

INDIANAPOLIS – Acclaimed young adult fiction author and Indiana native John Green served as the honorary pace-car driver in a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe for the Verizon IndyCar Series Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 14. “John is a huge IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway fan and…

Wayne Taylor Racing Wins at Long Beach_April 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: Second Straight Overall Win for Wayne Taylor Racing

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 16, 2016) – Wayne Taylor Racing won its second straight race at Long Beach to lead an overall sweep for the Corvette Daytona Prototype program, and Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner extended their GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship lead with a runner-up finish in their No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at Saturday’s Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix.

Corvette Victory at Daytona 24 - 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT DAYTONA: Historic 1-2 Finish for Corvette C7.R at Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 24-hour race came down to 0.034 seconds Sunday as Corvette Racing won the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona when the team’s pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race cars finished 1-2 in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler drove the winning No. 4 Corvette C7.R with Gavin holding off teammate Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R. The two finished side-by-side with Gavin taking the checkered flag by a matter of inches. Each of the Corvettes completed 722 laps for 2,570.32 miles. The margin of victory set a Rolex 24 record.

Corvette Victory at Daytona 24 - 2016

Corvette Racing Finishes 1st-2nd at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona!

The last 20 minutes of the race came down to an all-out shootout between the No. 4 Corvette and, incredibly, the No. 3 Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Mike Rockenfeller. Despite a momentary pass by the No. 3 car, Gavin, who piloted the No. 4 Corvette for the final stint of the race, held off his teammate to a narrow victory earlier this afternoon! The No. 3 crossed the finish line just a few feet behind for a P2 finish. For Corvette enthusiasts everywhere, it doesn’t get much better than this!