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SEMA 2012: Magnuson Introduces New

C6 Corvette owners looking for more power have often turned to supercharging their LS3 engines but in doing so, it often required the expense of adding a new high rise hood to insure the proper fit. At the 2012 SEMA show, we learned that Magnuson will be offering their new “Heartbeat” TVS supercharger that fits under the stock hood of an LS3-equipped Corvette.

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Students at Lincoln Tech Restore a C4 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on October 31, 2012

Students at Lincoln Tech Restore a C4 Corvette

Keeping young people interested in Corvettes has long been a goal of many enthusiasts.

Mid America Motorworks and PERFORMANCE CHOICE are doing their part not only to build that kind of enthusiasm about America’s Sports Car, but also to help students learn important skills that will be helpful in their quests for jobs.

Students at Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis recently used products from Mid America to restore a C4 Corvette, and you’ll be able to see the great job they did, in person at next year’s FunFest in Effingham, Illinois.

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SEMA 2012: Guy Fieri’s Custom 427 Convertible Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 30, 2012

SEMA 2012: Guy Fieri's Custom 427 Convertible Corvette

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is well known for his foodie show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and earlier this year we learned that he has a taste for cars as well – namely those wearing a bow-tie. Guy drove the 2012 Corvette ZR1 pace car at this year’s Indy 500 and that opportunity allowed him to get close to Corvette Team who worked with him to create his very own custom 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer’s 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on October 30, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer's 1973 Corvette

This 1973 red Corvette doesn’t really seem like the kind of car that Kelsey Grammer would drive.

But then again, Grammer was just portraying that snob Fraiser Crane on Cheers all those years.

According to an ad on eBay trying to sell this Corvette, the owner bought it from Grammer in 2003 and has stored it in a temperature controlled garage at his Woodland Hills, California home, ever since.

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[VIDEO] Donuts in a Cutaway C3 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on October 29, 2012

[VIDEO] Donuts in a Cutaway C3 Corvette

No matter how you drive your Corvette, Corvette Specialties has the parts to make it look like new again.

The good folks up in Mounds View, Minnesota have been in business for more than 30 years, and they definitely know how to promote their store – with a rockin’ and rollin’ C3 cutaway Corvette that bares its soul to show off many of the parts they stock.

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LeMons Racer is the World's Only Veggie Oil Powered Corvette

With news of the 450-hp C7 LT1 engine dominating the Internet this week, we managed to find another Corvette motor worthy of some ink, too.

And you don’t even have to wait until an official unveiling to see this unusual Corvette.

Reports on the Web are discussing what appears to be the world’s only Corvette powered by a diesel engine that runs on vegetable oil.

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North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2012

North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

Charles Johnson was like so many of us. We enter a contest and never give it another thought, figuring we won’t be lucky enough to ever win.

Wrong!

At least for this Raleigh, North Carolina man, who beat the odds and actually won a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

by Keith Cornett on October 24, 2012

Return of the LT1: 2014 C7 Corvette to Get 450hp V8 Engine

This morning, Chevrolet unveiled the all-new Gen V small block V8 engine that will power the 2014 C7 Corvette. The new V8 will be designated the LT1 – the third time Chevrolet has used this RPO for a Corvette engine. Estimated power will be 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque and with a variety of fuel saving technologies, the new Corvette is estimated to get 26+ MPG.

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Get 10% Off Car Covers at Corvette Central

by Keith Cornett on October 19, 2012

Get 10% off Car Covers at Corvette Central

If your car cover is worn, ripped, needs replacement or you’re buying one for your Corvette for the first time, check out this great offer from our friends at Corvette Central. Now through October 24, 2012, you can get 10% off car covers ordered online through October 23, 2012. Use the coupon code “COVERS12″ when checking out. Certain restrictions apply.

View the cars covers at CorvetteCentral.com.

 

C3 Enthusiast Looking for Information on Original Corvette Carpet
Photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

Does your 1970-1972 Corvette still have the factory original carpet installed at St. Louis inside of it? If it does, then a C3 aficionado would like to hear from you. The NCRS Member is working with Al Knoch Interiors on potential improvements to their early C3 carpet patterns. Find out how you can help influence the next generation of reproduction floor coverings after the break.

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