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Corvette Lifestyles

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell Sings to Raise Money for Alzheimer's Research

Corvette Racing C6.R driver Johnny O’Connell hosts an annual celebrity auction at Petit Le Mans to raise money for Alzheimer’s research and The Guest House, an adult day health care facility in Gainesville, GA. We’ll have another post detailing some of the cool race items that were sold. However, the highlight of the evening was when he sang “I want to Rock N Roll All Night” with help from Corvette Racing Crew Chief Mike West and rocker Dan Fastuca.

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Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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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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