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Corvette Lifestyles

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on Life

by Mitch Talley on May 14, 2012

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.

John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.

Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”

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Bondurant Performance Driving School Expands to Pikes Peak International Raceway

What do you get when you combine the leading advanced driver training program with one of the most versatile motorsports venues in the world?

How about Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway?

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is expanding its operations to include Pikes Peak International Raceway, the two partners announced today.

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Bloomington Gold Announces 2012 inductees into The Great Hall

Our friends at Bloomington Gold have recently announced who will be honored this year as the newest members of The Great Hall. The diverse 2012 list of honorees consists of a racer, a noted restorer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer among others.

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[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

by Steve Burns on May 9, 2012

[VIDEO] Take a Ride in the EX-87 Corvette

There are a lot of significant Corvettes out there. The first fuelie, the first big block, the first car of any Corvette generation or model year, etc. Many of these cars get locked away in a museum and seldom, if ever, see use on the road. When we stumbled across this video of EX-87, “the Duntov Mule”, which now resides in the Lingenfelter Collection we had to pass it along. Click past the jump to take a fresh look at the first V8 equipped Corvette.

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Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2012

Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

Bill McElroy and his 1966 Corvette Sting Ray coupe have been through a lot together over the past 40 years.

Back in 1971, McElroy, then 19 years old, found the car in a newspaper ad, advertised for just $1,600, nearly half what other folks wanted for similar Corvettes back then.

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[VIDEO] 2012 NCM Bash Seminar - Engineering the Corvette

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter held this one-hour seminar at the National Corvette Museum’s 2012 Bash called “Engineering the Corvette”. With all the excitement surrounding the up-coming 2014 C7 Corvette, Tadge wanted to take Corvette owners and enthusiasts inside the process. From the halls of GM’s design center to the factory floor in Bowling Green, check out all that goes into revamping an America’s favorite sports car.

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[VIDEO] Man Goes Mud Boggin' in a Convertible C5 Corvette

We’ve heard about obsessive-compulsive owners who won’t drive their Corvette if there is even a 10 percent chance of rain in the forecast five days from now. We even heard about one guy who parked his ‘Vette underneath a car wash during a storm to wait it out – while on a date with his future wife!

Apparently the dude on this video, however, didn’t get the memo that Corvettes are something to be treasured and taken care of.

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Corvette Museum Bash Notes – Day 1

by Keith Cornett on April 27, 2012

Corvette Museum Bash Notes - Day 1

Thursday officially kicked off the 2012 NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The crowds were good and with many different activities to attend, it was tough to cover it all. But we tried and so after the jump, take a look at what went on at the Corvette Museum on Day 1 of the NCM Bash.

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Recovered Quadriplegic Spends Day Living Out His Dream At Corvette_Plant

Add another chapter to the amazing life story of Patrick Rummerfield.

Rummerfield is known around the world as the only fully recovered quadriplegic in history, having come back from a 1970’s car wreck that had left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Last Wednesday, the long-time Corvette fan spent a day installing hoods at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Legendary SCCA Corvette Racer Andy Porterfield Passes Away

A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif.

Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80!

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