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[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Downtown Parade

by Keith Cornett on August 28, 2014

[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Downtown Parade

Nothing like a Corvette parade to end a fantastic weekend at the Corvettes at Carlisle show. We thought the weather might keep many away but in the end turnout was good from Corvette owners who drove from the fairgrounds as well as Carlisle’s residents who line the streets to watch them.

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Late Model Racecraft is back with their twin turbo Corvette Stingray and man this thing flies:

Just finished resetting our own C7 1/4 Mile record! This is a absolute animal of a car that you could let your grandmother drive and she wouldn’t even know it made 800+ hp till she got on the throttle!

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Bloomington Gold Benchmark 1967 Corvette Heading to Mecum Dallas

For many Corvette collectors, the 1967 Corvette with the 427/435 motor is the pinnacle.

If that’s the case, then this ’67 convertible that will be on the auction block in Dallas during Mecum’s auction Sept. 3-6 is the pinnacle of the pinnacle!

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[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Show

by Keith Cornett on August 27, 2014

[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Show

Another edition of the Corvettes at Carlisle show has come and gone. Despite the in-climate weather, this show remains a must-attend as there is just so much see and do. In fact, I’d say that a day at Corvettes at Carlisle in the falling rain beats a day sitting behind a desk anytime!

At Corvettes at Carlisle, we walked and walked and walked some more. From the swap meet to the sales corral, from the Chevy Engineers tent on the Manufacturer’s Midway with the new Corvette Z06 to sitting up on the hill with friends and looking at all the remarkable Corvettes parked row after row, we saw it all.

And thanks to our camera, you can catch a glimpse of one of America’s premiere Corvette shows in the gallery below.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Seller Mike Furman and Friends at Corvettes at Carlisle

While at the Corvettes at Carlisle show last weekend, we spoke with several sponsors of CorvetteBlogger to get their latest news and to see what we can do to help spread the word to our readers.

Little did I know that three of them were working in cahoots to cross promote each other’s offerings at the show and elsewhere. national Corvette sales guru Mike Furman, who singlehandedly sold an estimated 450 Corvette Stingrays during their inaugural year, shares the details in this video interview from Carlisle.

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[PICS] Man Struggles to a Fit Giant Stuffed Bear in his C5 Corvette Convertible
Photo Credit: COME-ATME-BRO @ Reddit

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience of cramming $300 worth of groceries in a C6 Corvette convertible. You’d be surprised how much a Corvette can hold these days.

But we found a slide show on the Web this week of a man in Alberta, Canada, that has us beat.

The dude apparently forgot what kind of car he was driving when he bought a huge stuffed bear at a Costco store.

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[VIDEO] 1967 Corvette Selected for Keith's Choice Award at Corvettes at Carlisle

During the Corvettes at Carlisle weekend, a number of people in the hobby ranging from media types like myself, members of the GM Corvette Team and selected Corvette vendors are given VIP status and sent out to the show field to pick a Corvette for the celebrity choice award. Winning a Celebrity Choice Award for an attendee is a big deal as not only does the winner receive an award, he gets to drive in the Celebrity Choice Parade by the Grandstands on Sunday.

It’s a huge responsibility and one we take serious here at CorvetteBlogger. For this year’s salute to Corvettes at Carlisle’s co-founder Chip Miller, we selected the white 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible owned by Dennis King as Keith’s Choice Award for 2014.

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[VIDEO] The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

One of our favorite events at Corvettes at Carlisle is the Friday afternoon burnout contest. You’re never quite sure who’s going to show up and once the tires start spinning, anything can happen. This year’s event did not disappoint with three contestants in two white C4s and one custom C5 Corvette plus a demonstration from the father-daughter team of Lance and Ella Miller.

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Family of Corvette Driver Shot Dead by LA Police Receive a $5 Million Settlement
Photo Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

The family of a Corvette driver shot and killed by police last year after an hour-long chase that was televised live will receive a $5 million settlement following a vote Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Two city council members voted against the settlement, saying they felt the city had a good chance of winning a lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Newt Beaird, 51.

Last December, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies began chasing Beaird in his Corvette in Cudahy after they suspected he was a drunk or reckless driver. When the chase reached the LA city limits, the LAPD took over as Beaird continued to drive erratically and at high speeds on freeways and surface streets in his C6 Corvette.

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Win a $2500 Gift Certificate in Corvette America's National Corvette Caravan Photo Contest

Are you participating in the 5th addition of the National Corvette Caravan this week? Corvette America wants to see your best photo from the experience and the really cool part is you can win a $2,500 gift certificate.

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