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Michigan's Fantasy Week for Corvette Enthusiasts

We are less than three weeks away from one of the most exciting weeks of Corvette fun in the country and if you haven’t made plans yet to be in Michigan the week of August 10th through the 16th then you may not be aware of all the Corvette activities that go on there in conjunction with the world famous Woodward Dream Cruise and the outstanding Back to the Bricks® car show.

What happens in Michigan the second and third weeks of August is virtually a fantasy of automotive nirvana. Though any car enthusiast worth their engine oil has heard about Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise and Flint’s Back to the Bricks show, surprisingly some Corvette enthusiasts do not realize the acclaimed Corvette specific events that are a part of both of these outstanding activities.

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Wake County Sheriff's Office to Keep its Confiscated Corvette Z06

What Top Gear magazine once called the fastest police car in America apparently will remain the property of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., for the foreseeable future.

The sheriff’s office has been using the black 2007 Corvette Z06 for the past five years after seizing it from a drug dealer convicted of felony schedule II possession.

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Corvettes on eBay: A One-Owner 1966 Corvette Barn Find

by Keith Cornett on July 24, 2014

Corvettes on eBay: A One-Owner 1966 Corvette Barn Find

There’s gold to be found on eBay and I swear I get a funky feeling inside when I come across the occasional barn find on the auction website.

Here’s a one-owner 1966 Corvette big block that’s been tucked away in a barn since 1981. The owner passed away a couple years ago and now his widow is selling the property which forces the sale of the Sting Ray.

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Borla's Eight Week 1966 Corvette Build Featured on The BLOCK

Turning a fast car around in a fast amount of time isn’t always easy.

Ask anybody who’s restored a classic Corvette.

But the good folks at Borla Performance recently took just eight weeks to make some big changes to a 1966 Corvette convertible that ranks as one of the sharpest and most powerful C2 ‘Vettes we’ve seen.

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Win a New Corvette Stingray and Help a Great Charity

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2014

Win a New Corvette Stingray and Help a Great Charity

Our friend Mike Furman at Criswell Corvette gave us some info on a great fundraiser to help fight cancer, but he also wanted to tell us why this time it’s personal. Read on to find out how you can help the fight against cancer through The Patty Pollatos Fund and maybe win a new 2014 Corvette Stingray in the process.

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Manchester United FC Players Cruise Beverly Hills in Chevy Vehicles

The storied Manchester United football club is in the States this week to take on the LA Galaxy in the Chevrolet Cup on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Chevrolet is a major sponsor of the club, which is now proclaimed with the Chevy bow-tie appearing on the club’s uniforms.

During some sight-seeing time on Tuesday, several Manchester United team members were given Chevys to drive around Beverly Hills and we see they made a stop at the Beverly Hills Fire Department.

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Chevy Working Out Details for the 2015 Corvette Z06 Engine Build Experience

The new 650-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 monster engine that will power the upcoming 2015 Corvette Z06 will be assembled in two locations.

But only the engines that are put together at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Ky., will be eligible for the build-your-own program, according to a report on Edmunds.com.

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[RIP] Movie Legend and Former Corvette Racer James Garner Dies at 86
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Over the weekend we learned that actor James Garner had passed away. Garner was a favorite of ours back in the day with great character roles like Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford. But did you also know that he was a serious race car driver who owned a Corvette racing team?

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1960 Corvette Rescued from Chicken Coop

by Mitch Talley on July 20, 2014

1960 Corvette Rescued from Chicken Coop

If you found a tattered classic car in a barn, would you leave it like it is or restore it to like-new condition?

Both options obviously have their pluses and minuses.

Today, we hear from someone who is happy he chose the first option.

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Plans In Place for Flint's Mega Corvette Reunion

Each year the Corvette Reunion, held in conjunction with the Back to the Bricks car show in downtown Flint, Michigan, continues to attract more and more Corvettes from all across the country and this year plans have been made to accommodate 800 Corvettes, up about 150 over last year’s numbers.

In 2013 Corvettes showed up from as far away as Hawaii and included every generation plus hundreds of restomods and custom Corvettes. Officially this is the fifth anniversary of the event and will take place on Friday night, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th.

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