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Motor Trend Takes A Closer Look at Howard Weaver's Car Collection

Some people have had car collecting in their blood ever since they can remember. Howard Weaver of Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of those people.

In fact, after 77 years of doing so, Weaver has probably been collecting cars maybe longer than anybody in the United States. A little qualifier on that status: Weaver’s dad actually is the one who paid $50 for a 1931 American Austin in 1936 when little Howard was just 6 years old. That two-passenger coupe later became Howard’s first car, and he still has it along with many other outstanding vehicles in a series of four heated barns on his property. That car was the impetus for a lifetime of collecting cars.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingray Spotted in Michigan on the Set of Transformers 4
Photo Credit: kari_gonzalez96

It was only last month that we found out that there was another installment of Michael Bay’s Transformers in the making with a whole new fleet of cars including the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The Green and Black “Race Inspired” 2014 Corvette Stingray was spotted on the Transformers 4 set somewhere around Adrian, Michigan.

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Raffle Winner Passes on a 1965 Corvette, takes $50,000 Cash Instead

Like it has for so many fans of the Corvette since 1953, sometimes reality has to come roaring to the forefront.

Take Charlie Snook, for example.

He was recently chosen as the winner of the Stafford Fire Department’s 30th annual Corvette raffle in New York.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Battery Maintenance with GM Technician Paul Koerner

If you’ve attended any of the major Corvette shows like Mid America Motorworks’ Corvette FunFest, Corvettes at Carlisle or the Corvette Museum’s annual Bash, you’ve probably seen GM World Class Certified Technician Paul Koerner helping Corvette owners by diagnosing issues they are having with their later model Corvettes.

Paul has recently joined forces with Mid America Motorworks to produce a series of videos to give Corvette owners tips and tricks for keeping their Corvettes running trouble-free. We recently watched the first video on Paul’s Facebook page, The Corvette Mechanic and wanted to share it with our readers.

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CNN: Top 9 Reasons Why Corvettes Rev Us Up

by Mitch Talley on July 5, 2013

CNN: Top 9 Reasons Why Corvettes Rev Us Up

Corvette enthusiasts all have their own stories to tell about their love for America’s Sports Car.

With the Corvette celebrating its 60th birthday on Sunday, June 30, CNN has come up with a list of the top nine reasons why the car still revs up people’s systems, reasons you will no doubt agree with 100 percent if you are a fellow enthusiast.

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[PICS] The Great Hall at Bloomington Gold 2013

by Steve Burns on July 5, 2013

[PICS] The Great Hall at Bloomington Gold 2013

Last weekend marked the 4th installment of Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. The 4th class of honorees was one of the best yet. The Corvette inductees included the legendary 1963 Grand Sport, the first big block, and the mighty 2009 ZR-1. The people and organizations category featured the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist among others.

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Owner Recounts 40 Years Behind the Wheel of His 1963 Corvette Coupe
Photo Credit: Prestige MotorCar Photography

John Mrock is one of those lucky folks who has owned the same split window Corvette since the late 1960s.

Not only that, but he also has some great memories of cruising in that 1963 ’Vette along some of the best beaches in the world while he was stationed in Hawaii during a stint in the Navy.

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[PICS] The Corvette Pace Cars of Bloomington Gold 2013

Each year at Bloomington Gold there are several special groupings of Corvettes on display. This year we were especially looking forward to seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car from this year’s Indianapolis 500. Little did we know that the Pace Car Registry was assembling a collection of 1 example of every Corvette Pace Car that’s led the field at Indy.

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[PICS] The 2013 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

by Steve Burns on July 2, 2013

[PICS] The 2013 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show

Bloomington Gold’s long awaited move to Champaign, Illinois took place last weekend as the show celebrated its 40th anniversary there. It was a year of firsts in 2013: the first year in a new location, the first year for the GoldAutocross, the first year of a new judging schedule, and the first year for the C7’s to attend. Our wrap up from Bloomington Gold 2013 awaits you after the break.

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Chevrolet Details Limited Production Options for Customizing the 2014 Corvette Stingray

Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles likes to talk about all the ways you can customize the 2014 Corvette Stingray to make it your own, but details about how you can accessorize the seventh-generation sports car have been vague at best. Until now.

We recently got our hands on a dealership LPO card which details some of the accessories that are coming from Chevrolet for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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