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Corvette Lifestyles

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Puts His Corvette Z06 on Real Car Simulator

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Puts His Corvette Z06 on Real Car Simulator

Jay Leno took his C5 Corvette Z06 for a spin the other day without ever leaving the confines of his garage. How’d he do that, you ask? He invited the gurus from Drag Tag Simulations to Jay Leno’s Garage who set up a virtual driving environment that is part dyno, part video game. With his Yellow Corvette Z06 strapped to the platform, Jay was able to cruise the virtual streets and even got in some quarter mile runs. Check out the video after the jump.

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You can tell its been a long cold winter when Corvette guys start doing burnouts in their garage. Spring can’t come soon enough!


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[VIDEO] Man Teaches Daughter How To Do Donuts in a Corvette ZHZ
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[VIDEO] Burnout Super Test: Viper SRT-10 vs. 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Prototype

 

Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency Launches New Website

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2011

Corvette Museum's Insurance Agency Launches New Website

Our friends at the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency unveiled a redesigned website this week that makes quoting collector car insurance as easy as the click of your mouse. NCM Insurance is provided through American Modern Insurance Group and discounts are available for eligible NCM members. One of the best features about the classic car insurance program through the NCM is that all agency commissions go to the support the Museum.

For more info on the coverages offered, check out the new website at: www.ncminsurance.com or call Adam Boca at 877-678-7626.

 

Man Teaches Daughter How To Do Donuts In A Corvette ZHZ

This video is awesome on so many levels. First, the lure of hooning a rented car is strong motivation enough, but when that rental is a Velocity Yellow Corvette ZHZ from Hertz, your sense of right and wrong goes out the door. But the real beauty of this video is the relationship between father and daughter. She will never forget the day her dad taught her how to do donuts in a yellow Corvette and believe me, neither will he.

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[PICS] The Dragon Vette Continues its Evolution

by Keith Cornett on February 7, 2011

The Dragon Vette Continues its Evolution

Remember the world’s worst custom painted Corvette, the Dragon Vette? Apparently it has undergone several more transformations and is now Atomic Orange with a Black tail and wheels. Is it me, or is all that paint turning the Corvette into a wide-body?

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Corvettes on Craiglist: Trade a 1979 Corvette for 3 Super Bowl Tickets
File photo from CorvetteImages.com

A man from the village of Greendale in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin (it’s a village, not a town) is looking for three tickets to this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Instead of hitting the usual venues like Stub Hub or eBay, he turned to Craigslist with this unique offer: “Trade 1979 Corvette for Super Bowl tickets”.

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Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2011

Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne
Photo Credit: Vette Magazine

The first American guru of fitness Jack LaLanne passed away over the weekend. He was 96 years old. No doubt that clean living and lots of exercise will go along way, but there was more to Jack than fitness. LaLanne was a lifelong Corvette owner and they were the favorites of his car collection. If you remember the big man with the skinny waist doing amazing feats of fitness on black and white television, check out Scott Teeter’s Corvette Report for more on this famous Corvette owner.

Vette Magazine interviewed Jack and he talks about his love of Corvettes.

Rest in peace, Jack. You’ve earned it!

 

Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

by Keith Cornett on January 24, 2011

Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

Found on the Corvette Forum

 

Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1973 Corvette to be Auctioned for Chip Miller Charitable Foundation

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Next up in our preview of Barrett-Jackson Corvettes is Lot # 413, a red 1973 Coupe being sold for charity. This L48 powered Vette will cross the block on Wednesday, January 19th about 30 cars prior to the 1981 Corvettes we previewed a couple days back. All proceeds will go to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

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1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

by Keith Cornett on December 29, 2010

1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

The owner of this 1958 Corvette had the typical dream to restore this C1 straight axle but never got around too it. And so it sat outside for several years in the North Georgia weather with only a tarp to protect it. The time had finally come to sell it and so the owner placed an ad for the Corvette on Craigslist early Christmas morning.

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