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The Lifestyle

Quad City Corvettes Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Hospital

A motorcade of Corvettes recently made its way slowly down the interstate from Illinois to Tennessee.

The hours racked up behind the wheel of the cars, however, were nothing compared to the emotions of their drivers and the joy of the children once they reached St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

The Corvette owners were participating in the first-ever St. Jude Corvette Drive in early May and wound up raising $50,000 for the hospital.

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Our 1966 Corvette Is Featured in USA Today's 'Happy Birthday, Corvette' Photo Gallery

I normally don’t talk too much about my own Corvette, but this is just too cool for us to pass up. Yesterday, we posted that USA Today wants your Corvette Photos. Taking the plunge, I sent them this photo of our 1966 Corvette convertible parked at Davis Islands in Tampa.

This morning, USA Today has posted a story on their website called Happy Birthday, Chevrolet Corvette and our black Sting Ray is the 3rd image in the accompanying photo gallery.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2012

by Steve Burns on June 28, 2012

The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2012

When it comes to custom license plates, Corvette owners are tops when it comes to unique characters, phrases, or sayings. We spent took some time this weekend wandering the grounds of the Pheasant Run Resort see what the all the Corvette owners had come up with. Click past the jump to see some of our favorite license plates from the 2012 Bloomington Gold show.

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[VIDEO] Sheriff's Use of Seized Corvette ZR1 Under Fire

You can’t please everyone – even when you take away a drug dealer’s car.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Department in Atlanta, Georgia is under fire from some citizens for keeping a confiscated Corvette ZR1 that it is using for promotional and educational purposes.

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Zip Corvette Hosting a 24-Hour Summer Sale - Save 10%!

Summer brings plenty of fun and excitement for Corvette owners. That’s why our friends at Zip Corvette Parts are offering 10% off all web orders in recognition of the first day of summer. Take advantage of the savings by using the promo code 24HOURSALE at checkout. This offer expires on 6/27/2012 at 9am EST.

Click here to visit Zip Corvette Parts.

 

Drive Your Corvette To Work Day is Friday, June 29th!

by Keith Cornett on June 25, 2012

Drive Your Corvette To Work Day is Friday, June 29th!

One of our favorite days of the year is once again upon us! For the last 12 years, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager has urged Corvette enthusiasts to drive their Corvettes to work to show the popularity of America’s Sports Car. The annual holiday is always on the Friday closest to June 30th, which of course is the official birthday of the Corvette, and so that makes this Friday, June 29th as the official day to drive your Corvette to work!

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Zip Corvette's Focus on Customers, Technology Fuels World-Wide Growth

Back in the 1970s, when Corvette replacement parts were sometimes hard to come by, Wayne Walker decided to take matters into his own hands and made a gas line for his 1961 Corvette.

From that humble beginning, when he soon began selling his products at swap meets around the country, Walker has built a global Corvette parts business called Zip Products Inc – also known as Zip Corvette – that he turned over to his son, David, when he retired in 1994.

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Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

by Mitch Talley on June 22, 2012

Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

A writer at stltoday.com in St. Louis wonders, what baby boomer hasn’t dreamed of someday owning a Corvette?

He’s right. Older baby boomers grew up watching Route 66 on TV every week and quickly learned to drool over the new Corvette driven by Martin Milner and George Maharis (at least for 2½ seasons), two happy-go-lucky young guys who lived an exciting life out of their shiny sports car. If that doesn’t get a young man lusting after a car, what will?

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[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

We made a quick stop last weekend at the 8th annual Canterbury Corvette Fest hosted by the GMC Corvette Set club. Just under 100 Corvettes were spread out around the scenic property of Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Michigan. A photo gallery of the event lurks just beyond the jump.

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[VIDEO] Today in Corvette History: Final C4 Corvette is Built

After a stunning 12 year run which saw Corvette once again flex its performance muscle, the final Corvette of the C4 generation rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green on June 21, 1996. Over 366,000 Corvettes were built during these years and today the sleek-looking sports car still has a loyal following. Check out these videos which chronicled the building of the final C4.

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