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Restorer Creates a ‘Mythical 1967 Corvette’

by Mitch Talley on July 30, 2012

Restorer Creates a Mythical 1967 Corvette

Paul Corneau of The Corvette Shop in New York has a really unique 1963 Corvette, or should we call it it a 1963-67?

He built his one-of-a-kind car with parts from three different cars, mostly 1967 body parts, though he did keep the split window from a ’63.

Corneau calls it his “Mythical ’67 Corvette.”

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Steel-bodied 1963 Corvette Rondine Still Amazing Fans after 49 Years

Here’s a trivia question for you: Has there ever been a Corvette made of anything but fiberglass?

If you knew the answer is yes, then you probably know the story behind the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine, a rare prototype that was commissioned by the Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina – and was made of steel!

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Corvette Wheel Producer Receives Funding Deal worth $3 Million

How can you not pull for a company based in a place called Horse Cave, Kentucky?

Kentucky Chrome Works, which has been operating in that city since 2009, is the exclusive chrome plate wheel supplier for the Chevrolet Corvette and recently acquired $3 million in funding for expansion and working capital from BizCapital, the small business lending division of Advantage Capital Partners.

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Indiana Mayor Fights Police Department after Corvette Receives Parking Ticket

An Indiana mayor is coming under fire from some quarters for his response to illegally parking his yellow C5 Corvette convertible for several hours outside the City Building on Friday.

Seems Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin parked his Corvette about halfway into a yellow-curbed no-parking zone, then failed to move it after a police officer called his office to inform him about the violation. That was about noon.

When Franklin’s car was still there several hours later, someone called to complain. “The complainant refused to give their name, but they had received a ticket for the same offense and felt like the individual should receive a ticket,” the police report states.

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The Bondurant Summer Sale is Going on Now!

by Keith Cornett on July 25, 2012

The Bondurant Summer Sale is Going on Now!

Want to drive fast? The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving offers a multitude of courses for every skill level. And now you can save 20% on selected courses when you register during Bondurant’s Summer Sale.

Call Bondurant today at 800-842-7223 to find the course that best fits your needs!

 

Two English Gents Show How to Cook with a Corvette V8 Engine

We’ve all heard of having fun with our Corvette, but a recent video from recombu.com’s Joyride with Rory Reid features the host and his pal, English actor/comedian Robert Llewellyn, definitely taking that idea and spinning it off in a different direction.

The two gents used a Corvette C6 convertible for what some might term a “car-b-que” in the English countryside and captured the entire unique experience on video.

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Mid America Motorworks Plans Time Capsule for Corvette's 100th Anniversary in 2053

How would you like to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Corvette?

Even though that very special occasion is still 40 years away, Mid America Motorworks is thinking ahead and asking Corvette enthusiasts now to share their unique memorabilia with them that will be placed in a time capsule to be sealed in September as the company marks the 60th anniversary of America’s Sports Car.

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After 40 Years of Storage, Joe Munch's 1966 Corvette Ready to Shine
Photo Credit: Yfat Yossifor | Mlive.com

Some folks can’t understand the love affair a man can have with his Corvette.

But Joe Munch and his family understand it oh so very well.

Sunday, Munch will show off his one-owner 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Old Town Motorfest in Saginaw, Michigan.

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General Motor's CFO Dan Ammann Shows He No Bean Counter
Photo Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

If General Motors, and therefore Corvette, are to thrive, it will likely take more employees like Dan Ammann.

Named the chief financial officer of the new GM last year, Ammann has wasted little time making it clear to those underneath him that he’s not one of the old guard. To illustrate his point, he recently even took his gray-metallic Corvette Z06 to 150 miles per hour in a challenge to the company’s “car guys.” Ammann is one of only 30 GM executives authorized to drive that fast on GM’s Michigan track.

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St. Bernard's Raffle Winner Drives to Indiana to Pick Up 1966 Corvette

So when is undertaking a 1,360 mile road trip a good thing? How about if there was a classic Corvette waiting for you at the end of the journey?

Edward Ess of Batavia, NY arrived in Rockport, Indiana last week with a car hauler to pick up a 1966 Nassau Blue Corvette convertible valued at $80,000. His name was drawn on July 8th as the winner of the 24 Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana.

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