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Corvette Engine Illustrator David Kimble Releases New History of Corvette Racing Book

If you’re looking for the definitive work on Corvette racing, you probably need to rush out and get David Kimble’s new book, “Corvette Racing: the complete competition history from Sebring to Le Mans.”

In fact, you can even get your copy signed if you happen to be able to attend a book signing with the author on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Marfa Book Co., in Marfa, Texas, where he has lived with his wife for years.

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Corvettes on Ebay: 1971 Corvette Coupe with 522,000 miles

Sometimes it seems like every for sale ad you read has “low miles” written in it somewhere. That’s not the case with this 1971 Corvette coupe currently listed on Ebay. It’s spent the last 42 years with the same southern California owner and has logged a total of 522,000 miles since it was born. That’s basically the equivalent of a roundtrip visit to the moon.

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Callaway Cars Planning a Shooting Brake Option for the 2014 Corvette Stingray

If you like the looks of this C7-based Callaway AeroWagon, let the good folks there know as soon as possible, and you might just be able to drive one later this year.

Callaway Cars, based out of Old Lyme, Connecticut, has been making unique and very powerful Corvettes for more than 25 years. Their latest effort is a great one for the company – a shooting brake C7 Corvette.

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[PICS] Behold the C2/SS Custom Corvette from the Detroit Autorama

Each year at the Detroit Autorama, first time shown custom cars of all makes and models complete for the prestigious Ridler award. As the top selections are whittled down, the best 8 cars are selected as the “Great 8″. From that octet the Ridler award is then chosen. For the 2nd time in 3 years, a Corvette was part of the Great 8. This time it was the stunning C2/SS built by Greening Auto Company.

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IAC Adds Luxury and Style To 2014 Corvette Stingray Interior

When the 2014 Corvette Stingray hits the market later this year, it won’t really be a product of just Chevrolet and General Motors.

In the background will be numerous companies providing their expertise in certain areas to help make the Stingray the best car it can be.

One of those companies is International Automotive Components (IAC), which will be playing a key role in the highly anticipated – and much improved – interior of the seventh generation Corvette.

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[PICS] 2014 Corvette Stingray Visits Canada's Wilson Niblett Chevrolet

Sometimes it pays to be No. 1.

Wilson Niblett Chevrolet, the biggest Corvette dealer in Canada, hosted its 12th annual Corvette Technical Session in Richmond Hill on Saturday.

And the guests of honor turned out to be some pretty big names in the Corvette world.

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1963 Fuelie Corvette Barn Car Discovered in an Abandoned Auto Garage

Fifty years ago, the new 1963 Corvette Sting Rays were rolling off the assembly line at the Corvette plant in St. Louis. One of those Corvettes was VIN #10863 which was a Riverside Red 360 hp Fuel Injected Corvette Roadster.

According to the story, the Corvette stayed in town where it was sold by Big Four Chevrolet in St. Louis to man who owned an auto repair business in neighboring East St.Louis, IL. The new owner ordered the Corvette while his wife was pregnant and it arrived for delivery just about the same time she gave birth to twins.

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Manchester United Unveils Corvette Stingray Signage on Old Trafford Stadium

Check out Manchester United’s latest signing – the 2014 Corvette Stingray. The photo of the new signage on Old Trafford Stadium was tweeted by Chevrolet FC over the weekend. This signage is part of Chevrolet’s multi-year advertising sponsorship with the soccer team.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2013 Detroit Autorama

by Steve Burns on March 11, 2013

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2013 Detroit Autorama

Detroit Autorama takes place each year in early March. 2013 marks the 61st rendition of the massive indoor custom car show. It was also the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Ridler Award. We made our annual trek down to Cobo Hall last weekend to check out all of the custom rides. Hit that magical Read More button below to see our gallery of some the best custom Corvettes around.

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[PICS] Experimental 1964 Rear Engine Corvette Prototype XP-819 Shows Its Stuff at Amelia Island

In 1964, Chevy engineers imagined hanging an aluminium Corvette engine off the back of the frame as part of an engineering study on safety and crash zones. Zora wasn’t really on board with the project until Larry Shinoda penned a design that many claim was the genesis for the C3 Corvette. The result was XP-819, a radical looking rear wheel drive prototype.

The Corvette was famously wrecked on the GM proving grounds after a tire test and while it was put back together, Chevy pretty much washed it hands of XP-819 after the accident and moved on in developing several other notable rear-engine prototypes.

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