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The Lifestyle

Happy Birthday Corvette! America's Favorite Sports Car Celebrates its 61st Birthday Today!

The sports car world was changed forever on June 30, 1953 at a temporary automobile facility in Flint, Michigan. That’s when the first completed examples of Chevrolet’s all new 2-seat roadster called the Corvette cruised off the line assembly line and into the hearts of America where would it remain for the next 61 years.

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[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Gets a Boost with an LS2 Engine Swap

Some folks believe you shouldn’t mess with a C1 Corvette.

Just leave it the way it came from the factory, they say.

Others, like the owner of this 1959 model, don’t see anything wrong with making a few changes, especially when taking advantage of modern amenities.

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[VIDEO] Criswell Corvette's Mike Furman Takes Delivery of His 2014 Corvette Stingray
Left to right is Criswell Chevrolet’s GSM Jason Witte, Mike Furman, owner Harry Criswell and GM Kevin Szot

Long time national Corvette seller Mike Furman not only sells a lot of Corvettes (he’s currently over 3,100 and counting in his lifetime), but he has owned a lot of Corvettes personally as well. He recently sold his low mile 1992 Quasar Blue C4 to make room for another blue Corvette – a 2014 Corvette Stingray.

This will be Mike’s 14th Corvette that he has personally owned and as he told us, you can expect to see it – and him – on the road soon!

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Chevrolet Extends Stingray School Offer to Canadian Corvette Buyers

Great news for Corvette enthusiasts in Canada. Chevrolet in Canada has announced that Canadian buyers of the new Corvette Stingray are now eligible to attend the Stingray School at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Nevada. The two-day Stingray School is $1,000 USD which is a $1,500 discount off the standard driving school rate.

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[GIF] When in Doubt…Burnout!

by Keith Cornett on June 27, 2014

When in Doubt...Burnout!

From our Corvette Images Tumblr comes this awesome GIF from Discovery Channel’s Fast N Loud featuring a 1967 doing some 360s in the middle of the road. I can only wonder what the people in the minivan were thinking after seeing that.

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Forgotten Corvettes Left to Die in Upstate New York

by Mitch Talley on June 26, 2014

Long Forgotten Corvettes Left to Die in Upstate New York

We’ve all got our childhood memories of Corvettes.

For instance, I remember a fellow who ran the local feed and seed store in my hometown, pulling into the grocery store where I worked as a teenager in a brand new silver 1974 Corvette.

Man, I thought he had the ultimate car back then! While some folks would label the mid-1970s as a bad time for Corvette, for me, they’re still as beautiful as the day they were made.

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Preview of the 2014 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Don’t look now, but it’s already the last weekend in June! To us Corvette folks that means one thing – it’s time for another installment of Bloomington Gold. The 42nd annual Bloomington Gold Corvette Show takes place this Friday, June 27th through Sunday the 29th. 2014 marks the second year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1969 Corvette Survivor from the Gas Monkey Garage

To say that eBay has been a boon to those who are perennial car-lookers, like most of us Corvette fans, is overstating the obvious. You just never know what you’re going to find.

For instance, a currently running auction on eBay is offering a 1969 Riverside Gold Corvette convertible in survivor condition showing only 51,089 miles “that is believed to be original” in the ad’s words, being sold by the guys at the Gas Monkey Garage featured on the TV show Fast N’ Loud.

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[REMINDER] Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

by Keith Cornett on June 24, 2014

Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

It’s that time of year again!

This Friday marks the 14th Annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day”. Will you be driving your Corvette to work?

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Mystery and Intrigue Surround Don McNamara's 2,996-Mile 1967 Corvette

If you’re a Corvette enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard about the mysterious McNamara Corvette.

Here, though, are much more details you may not have heard about the owner of that special 1967 427/390 Sting Ray, Robert McNamara, coming from the few people who knew him best.

The details make the story of the McNamara Corvette that much more intriguing.

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