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1965 Corvette VIN 001 Heading to Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was in its day the C7 of the era, you might say.

The third year of the second generation featured serious updates for drivers, not the least of which was Zora’s long-awaited disc brakes at all four wheels to provide the best possible stopping ability for the time.

Just as the C7 is the darling of the car magazines these days, so was the 1965 Corvette that was finally judged not only an American status symbol but a genuine high-performance sports car capable of thrilling even the most demanding drivers.

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[ACCIDENT] 1996 Corvette Impaled after Man's Joyride Ends in a Crash
Photo courtesy Edgartown Police

Police never know what they’ll find at a crime scene.

Just witness this white 1996 Corvette that’s been impaled by fence posts that crashed through the back bumper, shattered the back glass, with one winding up going into the back of the passenger seat.

That’s what Edgartown police, fire, and medical responders found around 11 a.m. last Sunday when they reached the site of a car crash at Katama airfield off Herring Creek Drive.

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[GALLERY] Merry Christmas from CorvetteBlogger! (12 Santa in Corvettes Photos)

Merry Christmas from CorvetteBlogger.com!

A special thanks to all of our readers and contributors who have made our site a top destination for Corvette news and information in 2014! Here’s a Christmas themed gallery featuring 12 Santa’s and their Corvette sleighs. If you like this special holiday gallery, share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Annual Corvette Enthusiast's Night Before Christmas 2014

Since CorvetteBlogger’s founding in 2005, we’ve celebrated Christmas with the posting of a special Corvette version of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Over the last few years, our friend Rick Tavel from Corvetted.com has taken the poem one step further by customizing it so that it references the major Corvette-related events that occurred throughout the year.

Some of the events referenced in his new 2014 version include the debut of the C7.R Corvette racer, the NCM Sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes and Chevrolet’s banner sales year for the Stingray.

So now that it is the night before Christmas, gather up the children and take a seat next to the big block Vette in the garage for our annual Corvette Enthusiast’s Night Before Christmas:

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Our friend and co-host of the Corvette Nation TV Show Michael Brown just did an R8C Museum Delivery for his new 2015 Corvette Z06. What did he do next? How about some break-in laps at the NCM Motorsport’s Park:

Ten minutes after doing a Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, this 4-miles-on-the-odometer ZO6 / ZO7 was on the new NCM Motorsports Park world class track

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

Corvette Racing Working To Improve the Corvette C7.R

by Bruce Troxell on December 23, 2014

Competitors in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, such as Corvette Racing, put in long, hard hours at the racetrack and traveling around the country from spring until fall. Crews and drivers must endure hot weather, rainy weather, days away from their families, and unbelievable stress trying to make a sometimes cantankerous racecar do what they want it to do. Then, on top of all that, the sanctioning body can suddenly change the balance of performance parameters on your car to make everything that much more difficult.

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[PICS] Informal Gathering of C7 Corvette Owners Brings Together 2,870 Horsepower

We received an email from a longtime reader who shared these photos of an informal gathering of Corvette owners. Five are driving the new C7 Corvette – three Z06s and two Stingrays. When adding up their combined horsepower it comes to 2,870!

Here’s the letter we received from Tony:

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Recognized as Outstanding Facility of the Year

Well that didn’t take long.

The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has only officially been open for about four months in 2014, but that was long enough for the racing industry to take notice of the new race track in Bowling Green, KY.

At the Performance Racing Industry’s trade show in Indianapolis, the NCM Motorsports Park was recognized with the “Outstanding Facility of the Year” award which was presented by the the National Speedway Directory and Track Guide.

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[VIDEO] Storm Damaged Tree Falls on a C5 Corvette in California

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to work late.

That’s what Linda Becker says she was doing around 2 a.m. Saturday at her Novato, California business on Entrada Drive called Dollhouses, Trains and More.

“I heard this loud…,” she told ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington. “The building just shook and I thought it was an earthquake.”

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TopSpeed names the 2015 Corvette Z06 its Performance Car of the Year

For the second year in a row, a Corvette has taken a TopSpeed Car of the Year award.

A year ago, it was the 2014 Corvette Stingray that was named the TopSpeed Car of the Year.

This time around, TopSpeed broke its awards down into three categories, and the 2015 Corvette Z06 was named Performance Car of the Year.

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