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Corvette America Has You Covered for Father’s Day

by Keith Cornett on June 7, 2012

Top Gear Reviews the Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

Corvette America Gift Certificates are the type of gift that will make a father proud to see what thoughtful, well-adjusted men and women his children have become. And, if maybe not quite that, it might keep him off your back for a little while. Either way, Corvette America can help.

You can order your Gift Certificates at CorvetteAmerica.com or give them a call at 1-800-458-3475.

 

Man, 90, Wins Corvette, 2 Other Vehicles in Canadian Lottery

We’ve heard for years that your typical Corvette driver is getting older and older, but this is ridiculous!

A 90-year-old Canadian recently struck it rich in the Canadian Cancer Society Lottery, picking up a Corvette and two Lincolns.

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[VIDEO] C5 Z06 Driver Goes Off-Course While Attempting a Burnout at Dallas Cars and Coffee

Here is yet another case of a Corvette owner trying to show off and failing miserably but being very fortunate at the same time. This video comes from a Cars and Coffee get together in Dallas. Like many of these popular Cars and Coffee events that take place around the country, there is sometimes a show put on by attendees when they leave the premises. Unfortunately for our hero in this C5 Z06, it didn’t go quite as planned.

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Chevrolet Performance Launches The BLOCK - A New Interactive Community for Car Enthusiasts

How would you like the chance to get advice from a Chevrolet engineer without leaving the comfort of your own home?

That’s a very real possibility now that Chevrolet Performance has just begun a social community that caters to car enthusiasts.

It’s called The BLOCK and offers interactive features of enthusiasts’ vehicles along with the latest insider information on new parts, Chevrolet factory-performance models, and Chevy racing action. You can even pick up the latest info on the next-generation Corvette on The BLOCK as soon as it’s released.

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Corvette Central's Free Shipping Promotion for Father's Day

Father’s Day is June 17th so now is the time to starting thinking about some great Corvette gifts for Dad. Our friends at Corvette Central have put together some great ideas for you plus they are offering Free Shipping with purchases of $199 or more. Check out some of these ideas but hurry as the free shipping offer expires on Wednesday, June 6th.

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[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

by Steve Burns on June 5, 2012

[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

If you scroll through Corvette production numbers between 1970 and 1976 you’ll notice that there’s no mention of the color black in there anywhere. Now, we all know that GM bigwigs could pull some strings and a get a Corvette in essentially any color they wanted. That’s the case here in which GM’s President, Pete Estes, ordered up a loaded black 1972 roadster. We caught up with this rarity at an NCRS event last weekend.

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Have a Pizza and Enjoy the View of this 1954 Corvette in Great Falls, Montana

How many 1954 Corvettes can say that they’ve lived their entire life in the same city?

Well, if you go to Howard’s Pizza at the Classic 50s location in Great Falls, Montana, you can see what might be the only one that can make that boast.

It seems that a Great Falls family bought the car new (or maybe a year old) in that city way back in 1955, and the Corvette has been there ever since.

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Corvette and Camaro to Pace Detroit's Belle Isle Races

After a four-year hiatus, Detroit is abuzz this weekend with the return of GRAND-AM and IndyCar racing at the city’s 2.1 mile road course on Belle Isle.

Armed with a title sponsorship, Chevrolet will have the opportunity to show off its latest performance cars which will be serving pace car duties for the two major series races.

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See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2012

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Classic Corvette Dealer Investigated over Double VINs

With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away, maybe it’s perfect timing for 45-year-old racer Jeff Nowicki to make his debut in front of his own dad at this weekend’s Chevrolet Grand Am Detroit 200 on Belle Isle in Detroit.

“I started racing in 1990 at a local Waterford track. My dad (Ron Nowicki, 70, of West Bloomfield) is excited for me — he’s my best friend and this is the first time he will see me race in a profiled event,” he said.

Nowicki will be behind the wheel of the No. 46 red Corvette for Team MBR (Michael Baughman Racing), sponsored by our friends at George Matick Chevrolet. The race will mark Matick’s debut with Team MBR, and it also will be the dealership’s first motorsports sponsorship

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