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Corvette Lifestyles

John Heinricy’s SCCA T1 Grand Sport Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 25, 2010

John Heinricy's SCCA T1 Grand Sport Corvette

GM’s Former Director of High Performance John Heinricy will be racing the Isotorque Phoenix Performance Corvette Grand Sport at the SCCA’s National Championship Runoffs at Road America this Sunday. Heinricy is six for seven in class wins when racing Corvettes at the Runoffs and owns 11 overall Runoff wins, the most of all active SCCA drivers.

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Kerbeck Gearing Up for Toys for Tots Corvette Run

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2010

Kerbeck Gearing up for Toys for Tots Corvette Run

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Kerbeck’s 7th Annual Toys for Tots Corvette Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th. Last year over 800 Corvettes made the run, bringing more than 3,000 new unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Leading the way this year as Grand Marshall will be Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell, who will drive the green Allstate 400 Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car.

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1959 Corvette Barn Car Found in Wisconsin

by Keith Cornett on September 21, 2010

1959 Corvette Barn Car

Here is a fairly original 1959 Corvette that was stored away in a barn somewhere in Wisconsin since the mid-sixties. The Corvette was recently willed to a nephew following the death of the owner and the nephew’s friend shared these pictures on the Corvette Forum. Many times, we’ll see barn cars only after they’ve been pulled out of their cocoon so it’s great to see the new owner documenting the classic C1 straight-axle in its surroundings where its been stored for 40+ years.

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[VIDEO] Marriage Proposal Features a Convertible Corvette and the Indy 500

The hopeless romantic in me just loved this feature. Austin Dillman suprises his race-loving girlfriend Sheri with a marriage proposal “on the bricks” of the Indy 500 the day before the big race. With help from Hare Chevrolet, GM, the Indy 500 and driver Tony Kanaan, Austin’s proposal was well received. Check out the video after the jump to see how he pulled it off.

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[VIDEO] Forza 3 Corvette Challenge Paint Competition

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2010

Forza 3 Corvette Challenge Paint Competition

Our friend Chris Draper recently held a Corvette Challenge Paint competition on the Forza Motorsport forums. The goal was to faithfully recreate the 1988-90 C4 Corvette Challenge race cars. Seven challenge cars were painted with 1989 EDS/Exxon Corvette receiving the most votes. Check out these awesomely recreated Corvettes as they race on some of the best known road courses in the world.

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Seeking Contributors

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2010

Love Corvettes? We’re seeking contributors for the web’s favorite Corvette blog. We’re looking for guys (and gals!) that drive, buy, sell, restore, polish, customize, modify or race Corvettes. If you’re knowledgeable about Corvettes and have a passion for the brand, we want to hear from you. Send an email to keith@corvetteblogger.com and lets talk!


 

Corvette Museum to Host One Lap of Kentucky Road Tour

by Keith Cornett on September 7, 2010

Corvette Museum to Host One Lap of Kentucky Road Tour

The One Lap of Kentucky Road Tour is the National Corvette Museum’s latest in a series of driving and touring events. This inaugural event kicks off October 12th for a five day site-seeing tour of some of Kentucky’s well-known attractions. Leading the tour will be the Kentucky State Police who are using the event to raise funds for Trooper Island, a youth camp supported by the KSP.

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[VIDEO] Radio Host Assembles His Own LS9 Corvette Engine

by Keith Cornett on September 2, 2010

[VIDEO] Radio Host Assembles His Own LS9 Corvette Engine

Earlier this week, radio host Todd Schnitt became the first consumer to participate in the Corvette Engine Build Experience which allowed him to assemble his own engine that will then be installed in his new 2011 Corvette ZR1 at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Here is a video of Schnitt assembling his supercharged 638-horsepower engine and some of his comments regarding the engine build program.

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Radio Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2010

Radio show Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

The last time we spoke of Todd Schnitt, his 2009 Corvette ZR1 was on the assembly line in Bowling Green and he was sharing photos of the assembly process with his listening audience. Schnitt makes our Corvette news again, but this time its because of an option he ordered for his new 2011 Corvette ZR1 – The Corvette Engine Build Experience. Next week, Todd becomes be the first customer in Corvette history to build his own engine for his 2011 ZR1.

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[VIDEO] 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette Historic Return Documentary Trailer

When Lance Miller set out to return the #3 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette and its driver John Fitch to Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the cars win, he was accompanied by Corvette collector and documentary filmmaker Michael Brown who captured the experience in HD. A fall release of the feature-length documentary as well as a book are expected. While we wait, a trailer of the coming film has been released.

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