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[PICS] Classic C1 Corvette Restomod on HRE Wheels

by Keith Cornett on April 24, 2015

[PICS] Classic C1 Corvette Restomod on HRE Wheels

Normally our custom aftermarket wheels posts usually consist of new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s wearing new wheels. Just last week we shared an Arctic White Corvette Z06 wearing ADV.1s from Wheels Boutique. Here’s another entry from the wheels outfitter, but this gallery features an early Corvette with a set of HRE wheels.

When a early Corvette is reborn as a restored, the general consensus is that the owner or buyer wanted the the dependability and performance of a late model Corvette with the iconic looks of a classic Corvette. And with modern running gear under the car, that opens up the possibilities of adding aftermarket wheels on the car to make it look just right.

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They're Still Out There – 1954 Corvette Garage Find
Photo Credit: Hot Rod

We’ve all had that dream about finding a classic Corvette tucked away somewhere in a barn or garage. Most of us will never achieve that dream, so we’ll have to experience that thrill vicariously through others. Larry Fisette is one of the select few who lucked into a 1954 that had been in pieces in a garage for 50 years.

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1954 Corvette with Rare Bubble Top Sells for $88,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the more interesting Corvettes we saw down at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction was this unrestored 1954 Corvette roadster with the rare aftermarket bubble top. The Corvette was part of the Hartley Collection and it sold on Saturday afternoon for $88,000 which includes the 10% buyers commission.

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These Kid Racers in their Power Wheels is the Funniest Video You Will See All Day

Sometimes competition can’t be measured by simple finish lines painted on the asphalt.

Take this case on Thursday when the top three finishers in the “Kids Race” at Kingsport Speedway decided to keep on truckin’. Maybe they thought this was a 600-mile race and not just a few feet, huh?

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Quadriplegic Racer Sam Schmidt to Drive Semi-Autonomous Corvette on Long Beach Grand Prix Course

The tale of Sam Schmidt is inspiring on so many levels.

Schmidt, of course, is the former Indy driver who became a quadriplegic in 2000 after an accident at a Florida race track.

Fast forward to 2015, though, and Schmidt is miraculously back behind the wheel of a black Corvette C7 Stingray.

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CORSA Exhaust Systems on Sale and Ready to be Installed at the Corvette Museum's Bash

Will you and your Corvette be attending the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event next weekend? If so, here is your chance to save up to 15% off the cost of a new CORSA performance exhaust systems and have it installed for free during the Bash.

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ProTeam Corvette: 1968 L88 Corvette Has Documented Drag Racing History

Our friends at ProTeam Corvette are hosting a Tax Time Sale which has 14 rare and highly coveted Corvettes discounted from their regular prices. The sale pricing is in effect through April 15th at Noon or upon notice by Pro Team.

One of the Corvettes on Terry’s list that caught our eye was an unrestored 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible with a drag racing history.

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'I'm Ridin with Biden' Draft Movement Features the Vice President in a Corvette Stingray
David Colman, Draft Biden 2016

Supporters of Joe Biden are urging the Vice President to enter the Presidential election sweepstakes for 2016 and to rev up support, they are launching a petition drive featuring a stylized “Hope” logo featuring the Vice President behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray.

The original image comes from Biden’s cameo video with HBO’s VEEP star and Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

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Let's Help Get Corvette Designer Peter Brock into the Corvette Hall of Fame

Hey, Corvette enthusiasts, it’s time for all of us to help a humble legend from the early days of our favorite car’s history roll into a much-deserved berth in the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Fellow Corvette enthusiast Darwin Ludi has been busy for the past three months on a campaign to get Peter Brock inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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UK Basketball's Cauley-Stein Isn't a Fan of Red Corvettes

A photo of University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein caused quite a stir yesterday for fans of the basketball team. Standing in front of a Torch Red Corvette Stingray, many in Kentucky’s Big Blue Nation took the photo to mean that Cauley-Stein will forgo a senior season at UK in favor of entering the NBA draft.

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