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Corvette Lifestyles

A woman’s brush with death has given a new purpose for her black 1974 Corvette.

Jennifer Barnett knew something just wasn’t right with her body last year. She found a large lump in her left breast in August 2013, and about a month later, doctors gave her the grim news – she had stage IV breast cancer that had apparently spread to her liver.

She embarked on a year of chemotherapy aimed to keep the cancer from growing, and by February, tests showed that the breast tumor had indeed shrunk – but the tumor in her liver had not.

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[PICS] Corvette Stingray Painted for Detroit Art Museum Fundraiser

On Friday evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), three GM design employees used a vinyl-wrapped Arctic White Corvette Stingray as their canvas and repainted the sports car live during a fundraiser which generated nearly $400,000.

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National Corvette Seller Mike Furman Nominated for the GM Mark of Customer Excellence Award

The thousands of Corvette owners he’s gone out of his way to make happy over the past 37 years don’t need to see an award to know what a great salesman Mike Furman is.

They’ve seen with their own eyes what a great job he does for his customers.

Still, though, Corvette’s No. 1 salesman has just added a very impressive feather to his cap. He recently became the first dealership employee ever to be nominated for the prestigious GM Mark of Customer Excellence Award.

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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Earns Keith's Choice Award at 2014 Corvette FunFest

Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.

That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.

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Detroit Man Tracks Down and Buys His Late Father's 1973 Corvette

We’ve all heard and read stories about Corvette owners who, for one reason or another, sold their beloved Vette, but were unable to get the car out of their minds. Years later, when their life circumstances may have changed, they manage to track down and bring their fiberglass friend back into the family.

Scott Bachmann, in the Metropolitan Detroit area, took this story one generation further by finding and repurchasing his late father’s Corvette, and bringing it back home to his family. He was interviewed by WWJ’s Roberta Jasina to find out more about this touching story.

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[VIDEO] Regular Car Reviews: Corvettes at Carlisle

by Mitch Talley on October 3, 2014

[VIDEO] Regular Car Reviews: Corvettes at Carlisle

Corvette Blogger has been a regular visitor to Corvettes at Carlisle, but this off-beat look at the largest gathering of ‘Vettes in the entire world by Regular Car Reviews managed to give us a unique look at the goings-on there.

After wandering through the Carlisle Fairgrounds and showing some of the more than 5,000 Corvettes that became the latest to attend the big event, Regular Car Reviews begins to offer a philosophical look at the Corvette enthusiast’s world.

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[VIDEO] Exotics Racing Drifts a Corvette Z06 with a French Model

Exotics Racing in Las Vegas bills itself as “The Ultimate Driving Experience.”

Chloe Mortaud, winner of the Miss France title in 2009, certainly wouldn’t argue.

As this video opens, a helicopter lands in the desert, and out comes the 25-year-old beauty queen, dressed in a low-cut black blouse with spike heels.

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1997 'Green Slime' Mallett Corvette to be Star Attraction at Mecum's Chicago Auction

Should you hear that the “Green Slime” is coming to Chicago, don’t be alarmed—this “Green Slime” is not the villain of the eponymous 1968 sci-fi horror flick. No, the “Green Slime” headed to Chicago refers to the 1997 Corvette that was the first of the breed to be modified by racing performance gurus Mallett Motorsports into a fire-breathing monster in its own right that will be one of the star attractions at Mecum’s Chicago auction on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

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[VIDEO] Young NASCAR Drivers Take the Ron Fellows Performance Driving Course at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch

ESPN recently offered viewers a glimpse inside the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Pahrump, Nev., where Ron and his instructors were showing young Chevy drivers how to get ready for Nationwide road courses at Spring Mountain, using, of course, C7 Corvettes.

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