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Corvette Lifestyles

2011 NCRS National Convention Invades the Motor City

by Guest Contributor on July 28, 2011

2011 NCRS National Convention Invades the Motor City

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

The National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) held its 2011 National Convention last week in Novi, Michigan just outside of Detroit. Hundreds of families from around the world converged on the Motor City suburb to look at, talk about, judge, and drool over pristine examples of America’s sports car. In addition to the seminars and judging events at the Suburban Collection Showplace, attendees could attend a number of tours of local attractions including visits to several GM facilities in the area. Click past the jump to check out more from this year’s national.

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[VIDEO] LMR Tests Their Texas Mile Twin Turbo Corvette in GM's Wind Tunnel

Back in May, Late Model Racecraft’s twin-turbo Corvette set the standing mile record at the Texas Mile with a run of 231 mph. The team obviously feels they can get more out of their Corvette so they took the car up to Detroit where it was put in GM’s famous wind tunnel for aero testing.

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Rick Hendrick's New Corvettes

NASCAR Team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick visited the National Corvette Museum yesterday to pick up several of the new Corvettes he purchased from GM through various Barrett-Jackson auctions. He also brought two vintage Corvette racers from his personal collection to show off as well. Several of the cars he picked up were unique 1 of 1 Corvettes including one that was news to us.

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Corvette Hospitality Day at Waterford Hills Raceway

by Guest Contributor on July 22, 2011

Corvette Hospitality Day at Waterford Hills Raceway

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

We stopped by Corvette Hospitality Day last Saturday at Waterford Hills Raceway just north of Detroit. The annual event is sponsored by Cauley Performance Automotive, Southern Motors, and DJ Race Enterprise. The relaxing day gives Corvette aficionados the opportunity to chat with other enthusiasts, drive some parade laps on the track, and to just sit back and enjoy some great local club racing featuring, of course, Corvettes in addition to a few other classes.

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[VIDEO] Raffle Winner Picks Up 1965 Corvette Convertible

The winner of the 23rd Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana drove over 870 miles to claim his prize; a rally red 1965 Corvette Convertible valued at over $75,000.

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Monday Morning Burnout: 1965 Corvette Coupe at the Strip

We’re starting this week off with a burnout featuring a 1965 Corvette Coupe on a dragstrip in the Estonian city of Haapsalu. It’s obvious that this Corvette made an impression as we counted no less than four different youtube video of the coupe laying down rubber and launching down the strip for its quarter mile run. We don’t know the times that were put down, but the Christmas tree tells us the Sting Ray is the winner.

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Corvette Artwork: Dan McCrary Automotive Art

by Guest Contributor on July 14, 2011

Corvette Artwork: Dan McCrary Automotive Art

Article contributed by Steve Burns

If you’re like us you’ve probably got some type of man cave or car corner somewhere in your house or garage. No collection of automobilia is complete without some great artwork attached to the walls. If you’re looking to add some really cool scenes to your collection then check out artist Dan McCrary and some of his fantastic water color pieces.

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[VIDEO] Mom Gets Taken For a Ride Around Laguna Seca in a Corvette Z06

I love these kinds of videos that show hapless passengers hanging on for dear life as they are taken for a ride around a race track. But for some reason, it’s even more fun when that passenger is your own mother. One driver named Darius not only takes his mom for some hot laps around Laguna Seca in a Corvette Z06, he makes sure a camera captures the whole experience.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Workers Talk About Moving from St. Louis to Bowling Green

St. Louis Today has an interesting article and an accompanying video about former St. Louis General Motors employees who transferred to Bowling Green in the 1980′s to keep their jobs assembling the Corvette. The transition from St. Louis to Bowling Green wasn’t particularly smooth for the transplanted UAW members as GM had promised new jobs to local Warren County residents. But many of those jobs failed to materialize as over 900 workers from St. Louis took advantage of a relocation offer and moved to Bowling Green with the Corvette.

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Bloomington Gold 2011: The Rest of the Story

by Guest Contributor on July 6, 2011

Bloomington Gold 2011: The Rest of the Story

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

In addition to Certification, the Great Hall, and the Mecum Auction, Bloomington Gold offers several other activities during their annual June Corvette-palooza. Click past the jump below to see highlights from the GoldMine, GoldMarket, GoldTour, as well as other parts of this years show.

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