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Corvette Lifestyles

[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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Registration for Bloomington Gold Opens February 15th

by Steve Burns on February 13, 2014

Registration for Bloomington Gold Opens February 15th

It’s hard to believe, but we’re only about 120 days from the 2014 installment of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. If you’re looking to have your car judged or just attend as a spectator now’s the time to get your place in line. Registration for this year’s show opens up this Saturday, February 15th. The June 27-29th event will be making its 2nd stop this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

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New Zealander Has a Magical Bond with his 'Birthday' Corvette
Photo Credit: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ

Corvettes seem to have a magical bond with their owners.

Just ask Chris Jury of New Zealand.

Despite living outside the United States, Jury has been a fan of the Corvette since he was just a youngster, entranced by its shark-like appearance.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingray Warming Up for SCCA Ice Racing

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Wait, SCCA racing on a frozen lake? Count us in! We don’t see this Stingray take on the whole course but the video shows the painfully slow launch as the Corvette begins its run.

Filmed at the Saginaw Valley SCCA Ross Lake ice race in Beaverton MI on Jan 26th 2014. Here’s a sound clip of a stock 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Z51 with dual mode performance exhaust. The new LT1 engine sounds great. Yes, it actually did race the ice race!

The Corvette is owned by Casey Swanseger and he sent us a link to his GoPro video showing the run on the ice course. You can watch it here.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

Bloomington Gold Adds the National Corvette Museum to The Great Hall

Ten by 10, they’ve been marching into the Bloomington Gold “Great Hall” since 2010, an honor designed to recognize the 50 most influential people, cars, and organizations that have had a pioneering influence on the Corvette world.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., is among the 10 honorees selected this year.

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[VIDEO] VP Joe Biden Really Really Likes the New Corvette Z06

We know that Joe Biden loves his 1967 Corvette. But after seeing the new Corvette Stingray and Z06 at last month’s NAIAS, we’re pretty sure that the country’s vice president has a severe case of Corvette Fever for the new models.

Our Corvette-loving Vice President was captured on video talking to the UAW Legislative Conference on Wednesday. After highlighting several new autos from the different automakers, Biden ask the crowd to indulge him as he makes some comments about the new Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Corvette Z06.

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[PICS] Criswell's Mike Furman Delivers a 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition

When Chevrolet first announced there would be a special Premiere Edition of the Corvette Stingray Coupe back in June 2013, no one was certain whether or not they would also be offering the special limited edition Stingray as a Convertible. But that didn’t stop interested parties from contacting dealers and saying “I want it”. Sure enough, once the Stingray Convertibles started production, Chevrolet announced that 550 Convertible Premiere Editions in Lime Rock Green would be produced.

Criswell Corvette’s Mike Furman got that call from Bob D. in Annapolis, MD about putting a deposit down on a Stingray Convertible Premiere Edition just after the Coupe was announced and this week he was able to take the Lime Rock Green Corvette Stingray home.

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This Florida Rabbi has been Driving the Same 1968 Corvette Since New

If you visit the American Collectors Insurance website, you’ll find a page called “Tell Us Your Story,” where enthusiasts are encouraged to share tales about their vehicles.

That’s where we found a very unusual story that proves Corvette fever can afflict anyone, even a Rabbi!

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SRT CEO Ralph Gilles Says Viper Isn’t A Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 30, 2014

SRT CEO Gilles Says Viper Isn't A Corvette
Photo Credit: Edmunds.com

Maybe this is what the boss has to say when your competition is smashing you in the sales – and critical reviews – departments.

“We’ve never tried to be Corvette. We never will be. We’re handmade. It takes 18 hours to paint the stripe on a Viper. We color sand the entire car, inside and outside. All the panels are beautifully finished. We’re trying to build a custom show car that you can own. This is not a disposable device here.”

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Edmunds.com Editor Recounts Harrowing Tale of Driving a 2014 Corvette Stingray in a Blizzard

Last year Edmunds.com bought a 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe to use as a long-term test vehicle and we’ve been following some of the car’s tests on their twitter feed. Recently, Edmunds staff drove the Corvette to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show and on the way encountered a huge snow storm in the Colorado mountains.

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