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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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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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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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[PIC] Robert Downey Jr Takes His 1966 Corvette for a Sunday Afternoon Drive

In the Iron Man movie franchise, Billionaire Tony Stark is known for driving Audi’s.

But in the real world, the actor who plays Tony Stark prefers fiberglass.

At least that was the case on Sunday when Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan were spotted enjoying the nice Southern California weather yesterday with a drive in the Downey’s 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible.

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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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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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Corvettes on eBay: Forgiato Widebody C7 Corvette Stingrays

by Mitch Talley on February 13, 2014

Corvettes on eBay: Forgiato Widebody C7 Corvette Stingrays

If the new Corvette Stingray isn’t quite distinctive enough for you, then you might want to check out the eBay auction going on right now for a Forgiato Widebody C7 Corvette Stingray, one of which was on display at SEMA in November.

We found a video today at www.forgiato.com that shows two of the distinctive “Aston Martin Blue” Forgiato Stingrays weaving their way down a city street. We’re not sure if the car for sale now is one of those or not.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Z06 Prototype Spotted at Yuma Arizona Walmart

Here’s a pretty funny video of two guys in a old VW who chase down a pre-production Corvette Z06 prototype as it pulls into a Walmart in Yuma, AZ. The driver of the Corvette greets the two and answers some basic questions before heading inside, although we found it interesting that he further confuses them by referring to the Corvette by its Z07 equipment package instead of the model designation which is indeed the Z06.

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