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Corvette Lifestyles

Restored 1964 Corvette Has a Rock N Roll Past

by Mitch Talley on March 20, 2014

Restored 1964 Corvette Has a Rock N Roll Past
Photo Credit: Clayton Seams/Driving

Brought back from the dead, this 1964 Corvette is ready to rock into the night for many years to come.

When Rick Thompson found the Sting Ray in 1988, the red beauty was a far cry from its current appearance. In fact, it was sitting neglected in an IRS impound lot and had even partially damaged by a fire. There was even a hole in the floorboard that had been “repaired” with license plates after an axle half-shaft had penetrated through it.

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DVR Alert: Corvette to be Featured on the Season Finale of Americarna

Velocity’s Americarna wraps up season 1 this Tuesday, March 18th with an episode dedicated to America’s sports car, the Corvette. NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick will guest host this week’s show while country music superstar Brad Paisley also makes an appearance. This week we even get to see inside Hendrick’s massive car museum.

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NCRS Foundation to Raise Up To $15,000 for the National Corvette Museum

What better group to make a donation to help the National Corvette Museum recover from its sinkhole catastrophe than the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS)?

NCRS’s mission, of course, has long been to help with the restoration, preservation, history and enjoyment of 1953 to 1996 Corvettes.

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Bob Bondurant Inducted into SCCA Hall of Fame

by Mitch Talley on March 10, 2014

Bob Bondurant Inducted into SCCA Racing Hall of Fame

Bob Bondurant will turn 81 next month, but the legendary racer and driving educator shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Take, for example, his induction into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

Bondurant, who has been well known in Corvette circles for decades, has run the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, now in Arizona, for the past 46 years.

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The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

by Guest Contributor on February 27, 2014

The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

New Bright Toys has always been known for its highly detailed cars. Over the years, the designs have gotten more and more thorough. An example of this is how the Corvette Stingray has evolved from the 1963 model to the 2014 model. In 1986, New Bright Toys released the 1963 Corvette Stingray.

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Connecticut Man is Reunited with His Dad’s 1964 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on February 26, 2014

Michigan Man is Reunited with His Dad's 1964 Corvette

Over the past few weeks, you’ve been reading all about the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. But here’s a story that goes further and explains WHY there is a National Corvette Museum in the first place.

When it comes to Corvettes, people do fanatical things.

Take Todd Baggett of Southbury, Connecticut for example.

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Tennessee Couple Say “I Do” at Corvette-Themed Wedding

by Mitch Talley on February 19, 2014

Tennessee Couple Say I Do at Corvette-themed Wedding

Here’s some good news for Corvette enthusiasts still reeling after last week’s shocking sinkhole collapse inside the National Corvette Museum.

You might call this one a match made in Corvette heaven.

Since Paul and Vance Thompson met in the first place because of their love of Corvettes, it was only fitting that they sealed the deal with a Corvette-themed wedding on Saturday.

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Bloomington Gold Announces Changes to SURVIVOR Judging Program

Back in 1990 Bloomington Gold introduced their SURVIVOR award for original, unrestored Corvettes. Award winners would need to be 20 years old, complete a short road test, and be at least 50% unrestored in 3 of 4 categories. Now, as we count down to the 2014 show, they’ve announced some sweeping changes to their SURVIVOR judging program.

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Saint Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway is Offering a 1957 Corvette

It’s the beginning of a new year which means its time for the annual Saint Bernard Catholic Church’s classic Corvette raffle. This year the grand prize is a red 1957 Corvette roadster with a 283/283 fuel injected V8 engine.

This individual Corvette is making its second appearance in the annual Corvette giveaway after it was presented to Jeff Morrison in 2010. Jeff sold the red roadster back to the Parish and now you can have the opportunity to drive it home later this summer.

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[VIDEO] GM Pledges to Restore the Fallen Eight Corvettes from the NCM Sinkhole

During a press conference at the NCM today, General Motors pledged to restore all eight Corvettes that were damaged when the sinkhole opened under the floor in the Skydome on Wednesday. The Corvettes will be restored to their former glory and overseeing that restoration will be GM’s Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn.

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