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1962 Corvette Wins Great 8 Award at 2011 Detroit Autorama

The annual Detroit Autorama is considered the pinnacle of custom rod and car shows. Over the weekend, 100′s of cars and trucks converged on Cobo Hall in Detroit. Even as the cars were being rolled into their display areas, the judges were already sorting through the contenders until they come up with the Great 8 – the top eight cars in the show. Those cars are then considered for the prestigious Ridler Award, named after Don Ridler who in the 1960′s moved the Detroit Autorama to the forefront of custom car shows in the US. This year a 1962 Corvette was selected as one of the Autorama’s Great 8.

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[VIDEO] 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette Documentary The Quest to Premiere in May

When the class-winning 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette returned to France in 2010, it marked the 50th anniversary of its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Filmmaker Michael Brown documented the dream of renowned Corvette enthusiast Chip Miller in this feature-length saga of machine and man as well as the promise of a son to fulfill his father’s wish that was 50 years in the making. “The Quest” will make its worldwide premiere at Carlisle, PA on May 6th with proceeds benefiting the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

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Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

by Keith Cornett on February 27, 2011

Canadian Tuner Unveils Impressive Gold Rush Corvette

Canada. The great white north. The country that brought us back bacon, Molson beer and Ron Fellows is also home to Elite Tuners of Canada (ETC) and their Gold Rush colored C6 Corvette. The tuning company made their first appearance at the 2011 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last week with a display of two cars in front of the Chevrolet area. Dubbed the “Top Tuner 5″ project, the Corvette and its Chevy Cruze counterpart “Top Tuner 5.5″ turned a lot of heads with the race-inspired tuning projects.

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First Look: 2011 Corvette Convertible Blue Tops and Stitching

Last October, GM announced that it would be introducing a new convertible top color for Corvettes. Well that day is here as we have pictures of the first 2011 Corvette Grand Sport convertible made with the new Blue soft top. This 2011 SuperSonic Blue Corvette not only features the first blue convertible top, but open the doors and you see the first Corvette to have the blue accent stitching.

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Corvette Pic of the Day: 10 Corvette Grand Sport Coupes

by Keith Cornett on February 21, 2011

Corvette Pic of the Day: 10 Corvette Grand Sport Coupes

Okay, who ordered the 10 Velocity Yellow Corvette Grand Sport Coupes? These were spotted on a hauler heading south on I-65 just North of Nashville.


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Corvette Central Introduces Correct Motor Mounts for C2 & C3 Corvettes

Our friends at Corvette Central sent us a release touting their new C2 & C3 motor mounts. As many classic Corvette owners know, finding quality reproduction parts can be difficult and there are a lot of inferior products out there that just don’t do the job. If you’re spending thousands on a restoration or project, why settle for cheap aftermarket parts when you can get quality parts that were specifically designed for Corvettes.

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Corvettes on eBay: Ace Frehley’s 1978 Corvette Pace Car

by Keith Cornett on February 18, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: Ace Frehley's 1978 Corvette Pace Car

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash isn’t the only hard rocking musician to have a classic Corvette for sale. A 1978 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car that was purchased new and owned by the former lead guitarist of KISS, Ace Frehley is currently listed on eBay. The Corvette is being sold by Ace’s brother-in-law, who was presented the car in 1980 as a high school graduation gift.

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[VIDEO] Jay Leno Puts His Corvette Z06 on Real Car Simulator

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Jay Leno Puts His Corvette Z06 on Real Car Simulator

Jay Leno took his C5 Corvette Z06 for a spin the other day without ever leaving the confines of his garage. How’d he do that, you ask? He invited the gurus from Drag Tag Simulations to Jay Leno’s Garage who set up a virtual driving environment that is part dyno, part video game. With his Yellow Corvette Z06 strapped to the platform, Jay was able to cruise the virtual streets and even got in some quarter mile runs. Check out the video after the jump.

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Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on February 15, 2011

Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has teamed up with Beverly Hills auction house Juliens Auctions to sell a wide range of his personal property to fans and collectors. In addition to 15 guitars, furniture and other memorabilia, the lot that is sure to generate buzz is a Tuxedo Black 1966 Corvette Coupe that the musician calls a “Monster of a Car”. The auction takes place on March 26th with a sizable share of the proceeds going to charity.

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Corvette Pic of the Day: Buried Treasure

by Keith Cornett on February 14, 2011

Corvette Pic of the Day: Buried Treasure

At some point, a map and shovel just might be needed to extracate this classic sixties Sting Ray Coupe from the junk that surrounds it.


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