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1969 Hemi-Powered 4-Wheel Drive Corvette Looks Like Fun

by Keith Cornett on January 31, 2011

1969 Hemi-Powered 4-Wheel Drive Corvette Looks Like Fun
Photo Credit: K. Scott Teeters/CorvetteReport.com

This custom C3 Corvette looks like the perfect vehicle to take to the beach for a little fishing, doesn’t it? Or, for just cruising down the street and watching people do double-takes. If you live around Ocean City, NJ, you’re probably familiar with Dewey Powell and his 4-wheel drive Corvette. Powered by a dual-quad 392 Hemi, the Corvette rides on the chassis of a 1969 Corvette while the body was donated from a 1981 Corvette.

You can read more about Dewey and his Corvette at: CorvetteReport.com

 

Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2011

Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne
Photo Credit: Vette Magazine

The first American guru of fitness Jack LaLanne passed away over the weekend. He was 96 years old. No doubt that clean living and lots of exercise will go along way, but there was more to Jack than fitness. LaLanne was a lifelong Corvette owner and they were the favorites of his car collection. If you remember the big man with the skinny waist doing amazing feats of fitness on black and white television, check out Scott Teeter’s Corvette Report for more on this famous Corvette owner.

Vette Magazine interviewed Jack and he talks about his love of Corvettes.

Rest in peace, Jack. You’ve earned it!

 

Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

by Keith Cornett on January 24, 2011

Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

Found on the Corvette Forum

 

[VIDEO] A Corvette Grand Sport is Madison Alabama's Newest Police Cruiser

Madison, Alabama’s police department unveiled their latest weapon for combating crime and building community relations – a Torch Red Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. The Corvette was donated by Jeff and Nilmini Thompson, owners of Systems, Products and Solutions, to give back to their community.

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1973 Corvette to be Auctioned for Chip Miller Charitable Foundation

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Next up in our preview of Barrett-Jackson Corvettes is Lot # 413, a red 1973 Coupe being sold for charity. This L48 powered Vette will cross the block on Wednesday, January 19th about 30 cars prior to the 1981 Corvettes we previewed a couple days back. All proceeds will go to the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

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Corvette Debuts at GM Motorama 58 Years Ago Today

by Keith Cornett on January 17, 2011

Corvette Debuts at GM's 1953 Motorama 58 Years Ago Today

They say that every legend has a beginning and that is certainly true of the Chevrolet Corvette. The first mass-produced fiberglass car made its public debut at the GM Motorama held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on January 17, 1953. A crowd of 45,000 attendee’s saw Harley Earl’s Corvette dream car on opening day alone. The next day, Chevrolet announced the Corvette would enter production with 200-300 units of the 2-seater being made available to the public later that year.

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Custom 2008 Caravaggio Convertible Corvette Z06 for Sale

by Keith Cornett on January 11, 2011

Custom 2008 Caravaggio Convertible Corvette Z06 for Sale

Check out this custom 2008 convertible Corvette Z06 for sale by Canadian tuner John Caravaggio of Caravaggio Corvettes. This Z06 is John’s personal Corvette and he just posted it for sale on Corvette Forum. With only 15,000 miles on the clock, the Corvette features a variety of upgrades – the most obvious was taking the Z06 topless. You don’t see one of these everyday!

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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Goes Flying in New Mountain Dew Commercial

A new commercial for Mountain Dew shot by Mouse McCoy and his Bandito Brothers production company features a C4 Corvette being “pipe-ramped” into a bullfighting ring. In the new spot, an obnoxious dude drives up to the arena and tosses his keys to a young man he assumes is a valet. Of course, the kid is not a valet and so he takes the Corvette on a joyride with culminates in a spectacular jump into the bullfighting arena. Trust me, its awesome!

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[VIDEO] Twin-Turbo 2005 Corvette on the Dyno

by Keith Cornett on December 30, 2010

Twin-Turbo 2005 Corvette on the Dyno

Normally our “Corvettes on the dyno” posts are reserved for new models like when the Corvette ZR1 first became available. But this video of a twin-turbo 2005 Corvette on the dyno is just too good to pass up. Dallas Performance is the tuner who built this 1250 hp coupe and in addition to their horsepower-increasing skills, they are pretty darn good with a camera and editing program too.

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1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

by Keith Cornett on December 29, 2010

1958 Corvette Barn Car is Christmas Day Gift for Restorer

The owner of this 1958 Corvette had the typical dream to restore this C1 straight axle but never got around too it. And so it sat outside for several years in the North Georgia weather with only a tarp to protect it. The time had finally come to sell it and so the owner placed an ad for the Corvette on Craigslist early Christmas morning.

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