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Detroit News: 2014 C7 Corvette Will Hog the spotlight at Detroit Auto Show

All kinds of new cars and trucks will be on display at the North American International Auto Show in the coming days, but we know there will be one star that will shine brighter than all of them put together: the much-awaited 2014 C7 Corvette.

After unveiling its seventh-generation sports car to a select group of media and guests on Sunday, Jan. 13, the 2014 Corvette will make its official debut as a show car when its shown off to general automotive press on Monday morning, Jan. 14th.

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The Corvette Enthusiast's Preview to the Scottsdale Auctions
Image Credit: Bonhams

As the holidays draw to a cold and snowy close, being an avid Corvette lover, your thoughts wander to the Daytona Sunset Orange Metallic coupe safely tucked away under the custom car cover in your garage and wander briefly what color the new C7 will be when it is unveiled on January 13th in Detroit. Like many Corvette “car guys” you’ve thought about several details of what the new generation of cars would look like and how they would perform compared to your C6. More than once you cursed yourself for being too late to purchase one of the hundred and fifty $995 tickets the National Corvette Museum sold to be one of the privileged few at the formal introduction of Chevrolet’s halo car to the media.

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[VIDEO] Burnout Super Test: 2012 Corvette ZR1 vs 2013 SRT Viper GTS
Image Credit: Scott Jacobs for Edmunds

Corvettes, be they ZR1s or Z06s, have always seemed to rule in Edmunds’ Burnout Super Tests.

Driver Josh Jacquot’s latest challenge in his continuing series featured the “old timer” 2012 ZR1 against the “young whippersnapper” 2013 SRT Viper.

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A Real Commemorative Edition

by Rick Tavel on January 6, 2013

David E. Davis - A Real Commemorative Edition

The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.

I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1′s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88′s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.

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Where’s the Last C3 Corvette?

by Steve Burns on January 4, 2013

Where's the Last C3 Corvette?
Image Courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

I was talking to a friend the other day about the impending end of the C6 Corvette. We theorized where that last 2013 Corvette would turn up. What auction it may show up at, whose collection it could end up in, and what it options it would have. Coincidentally a new thread popped up on Corvette Forum last month inquiring as to the location of the last C3 Corvette. As it turns out, that’s the only “last” Corvette we can’t account for. We know where the last C1, C2, C4, and C5′s are, but where is 1982 Corvette VIN 25407?

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Corvette Pacifica Joins CorvetteBlogger's Family of Sponsors

CorvetteBlogger.com is very excited to announce the addition of Corvette Pacifica to our family of sponsors.

Corvette Pacifica is the retail corvette parts and accessories catalog affiliated with EC Products Design, Inc, (the EC stands for “Everything Corvette”). EC Products has been serving Corvette owners and enthusiasts for 25 years and they are the largest distributor of Corvette parts and accessories west of the Mississippi. At Corvette Pacifica, you’ll find parts and accessories for all model years from 1953 through 2013.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 4×4 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 2, 2013

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1978 4x4 Corvette

My 13-year-old son loves Corvettes and four-wheel drive trucks. This Craigslist find is definitely right up his alley, but will someone who actually has a driver’s license feel the same love, enough to pay “a firm” $2,500 for this 1978 C3 that’s been raised off the ground and turned into a four-wheel driver.

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Kansas Man Strikes Gold with Corvette Purchase at a Garage Sale

Corvette enthusiasts are known for their never-say-die attitude when it comes to fulfilling their dream of owning America’s Sports Car – even if it takes more than 30 years.

Mick Wilson is a prime example.

Back in the 1970s, he enjoyed the thrill of owning a 1963 Corvette convertible for just a few days before it was totaled in an accident.

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Vietnam Veteran Lends His Corvette to a High School Shop Class
Photo Credit: Nate Stemen

Going to school every day is a cool ride these days for the automotive technology students at Trenton High School in Michigan.

They’re in the second year of restoring this yellow 1980 Corvette.

The students began work on the car during the 2011-12 school year after owner Jim Schneider, a 68-year-old Vietnam veteran, decided the Corvette would be better used as an instructional tool, rather than wasting away at his home.

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