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[VIDEO] Chevy Driving Academy Commercial Features C6 Corvette Coupe

Are you man enough to test drive the awesome Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe? That’s the premise behind this clever commercial submitted to the Chevrolet Route 66 Film Contest by Ken Walkes and Jason Lansing. This spot was a regional winner for the Chevy Super Bowl contest, which will air an independent film maker’s commercial during the big game this Sunday. Although it wasn’t the winner of the competition, it remains one of our favorites.

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POGEA Racing Redefines the 1959 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on February 3, 2012

POGEA Racing Redefines the 1959 Corvette

A German company has taken a true American classic and brought it roaring into the 21st century.

Eduard Pogea, head of POGEA RACING GmbH, says his company’s objective with this 1959 Corvette was “to marry contemporary driving characteristics, a terrifically powerful engine, dependable brakes, and a refined vehicle interior with classic bodywork.”

Mission accomplished!

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Retired GM Designer Creates Future Concept Based on Retro Classics

What would a 1959 Corvette look like if it was introduced as a new model in 2015?

No one knows for sure, but retired GM designer Nelson Barros recently used his considerable talents to create his own futuristic concept interpretations of a few classic cars from the last century.

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Burnout Super Test: Corvette Z06 Centennial versus Caddy CTS-V Coupe

Josh Jacquot has the second best job in the automobile industry (Jim Mero rules!) as he gets to lay down the rubber for InsideLine.com’s Burnout Super Test. Last time we checked, the Corvette Z06 Carbon was the reigning champ, defeating a Viper SRT-10 by 50 feet. Josh brings back the new Corvette Z06 Centennial and decides to go head to head with another GM vehicle in the 500+ hp club, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.

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Johnny O'Connell Joins Bondurant as VP of Global Operations and Corvette ZR1 Instructor

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has named Corvette Racing icon Johnny O’Connell as vice-president of global operations, effective immediately.

O’Connell will oversee international expansion opportunities at the request of Bob Bondurant, who founded the school 44 years ago and has since turned it into the largest purpose-built driving school in the world.

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[VIDEO] 1971 Corvette LS9 Engine Swap

by Mitch Talley on January 24, 2012

1971 Corvette LS9 Engine Swap

Perhaps it’s only appropriate that a modern-day ZR1 Corvette engine would be placed in the original body style that started the ZR-1 (yes, with a hyphen back then) craze way back in 1970.

We first told you about this monster of a 1971 Corvette in July 2011, and now our friends at High Tech Corvette have put together a video that shows just what the modern LS9 ZR1 engine can do when planted in a 1971 Corvette. The LS9 even peeks out from under the hood through a clear opening that marks the C6 ZR1s.

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Zora's 1989 Corvette sells at the 2012 Russo and Steele auction

At Saturday’s Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, a very special 1989 Bright Red Corvette was driven up on the block. With 26,412 Corvettes built during the 1989 model year, what could be so special about this particular Corvette that would give it a coveted Saturday evening auction slot? This ’89 Corvette Convertible was owned and driven by the Godfather of Corvette: Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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Best of Both Worlds: LS9-powered 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe

It wasn’t easy combining the beauty of a 1963 Split Window with the mechanical prowess of a modern-day ZR1. But builder Anthony Luca managed to pull it off for car owner Joe Bongiorno – after more than 2,000 hours of work and much improvisation and deep thinking.

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What Does Driving a Corvette Says About You?

by Mitch Talley on January 22, 2012

What Does Driving A Corvette Says about You?

What you drive says a lot about your personality, or so says Charles Kenny, a psychologist who tries to help major automakers understand why consumers choose certain cars.

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Website Catalogs List of Celebrity Corvette Owners

by Mitch Talley on January 21, 2012

Website Catalogs List of Celebrity Corvette Owners

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

One of the great things about being a Corvette fanatic is that we definitely aren’t alone. There are literally millions and millions of fans of this special Chevrolet creation that will celebrate its 60th year with the upcoming 2013 model. Many celebrities are included in the ranks of Corvette lovers, and the website L82corvette.tripod.com has even gone so far as to compile a list of past and present celebrity owners.

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