A Stowaway Stone Hiding in the Corvette's Wheel - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: A Stowaway Stone Hiding in the Corvette's Wheel

November 8, 2013

 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

As you've likely already read here, our ace photog, Kurt Niebuhr and autoscribe, Dan Frio recently enjoyed a road trip across the country to deliver our newest long-term car to "EdQuarters" in Santa Monica, California. What they didn't know is that they brought some of that road home with them in the right-rear wheel of our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Click through to see where it was hiding.

 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Covered with sticky tar, this stone was literally fastened to the aluminum wheel with such steadfastness that it (nearly) required a tool to dislodge it. Luckily, I was checking tire pressures as is the norm before a track test, and pried it off. I wonder how long it had been there because the boys never mentioned any vibration or shimmy.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 1,200 miles


  • hybris hybris Posts:

    This is going to sound odd but keep the rock if only for nostalgia.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    It would be hilarious if there is a vibration now, because that rock and tar somehow managed to balance the wheel.

  • edbradley edbradley Posts:

    I'd be surprised if that weighed enough to be noticeable on a street car.

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