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All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

by Mitch Talley on May 26, 2012

All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

Phil Perry doesn’t know much about the previous owners of his 1962 Corvette, but he does know one thing: they obviously took good care of his car for nearly 50 years until he could take possession of it.

Some folks might call his very nice Roman Red C1 a “survivor,” but the fact is that the previous owners were the kind of car fanatics who just plain took good care of their car while it was in their possession. This was no barn find covered in dust with boxes stacked on top of it.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with Free Shipping on Corvette parts from ZIP

This holiday weekend, save on shipping from Zip Corvette Parts. Free shipping applies to Internet orders of $75 or more shipped via UPS Ground to the Continental United States only. No coupon required. Click here to view Zip’s online catalog.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

by Keith Cornett on May 24, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

There isn’t anything that stirs the imagination of a car enthusiast quite like the thought of finding an original barn car. Well, we’ve found one for you and it looks like this find is a keeper. Locked away in dusty Las Vegas area barn is this Silver/Red 1961 Corvette roadster. It hasn’t started, moved or seen a road in 44 years, but now it can be yours if you’re the highest bidder on eBay.

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Russia Discovers Connection with Zora Arkus-Duntov and the Corvette

Sometimes a person is least appreciated in his homeland.

That was once the case with Zora Arkus-Duntov, the engineering genius who guided the Corvette through its early years after he emigrated from Europe.

But now Jerry Burton, who is the author of “Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette” and longtime editor of Corvette Quarterly, says the Russians have recently discovered the magic of Zora for themselves.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car.

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RIP Marietta Bob Johnson - Everyman's Corvette Racer

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85.

He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio.

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Custom Black C4 Corvette Makes You Say Hmmm…

by Steve Burns on May 19, 2012

Custom Black C4 Corvette Makes You Say Hmmm...

There are a lot of custom Corvettes out there. When it comes to these cars, we owners love to personalize them in infinite ways. Some of these modifications turn out really well and others don’t quite have the same appeal. This 1988 coupe currently for sale Ohio fits into the latter category.

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The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

by Steve Burns on May 18, 2012

The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Last week we told you all about the people and organizations being inducted into the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall. As promised, we now present the 10 Corvettes to be included in this year’s Great Hall. The cars of the class of 2012 include the oldest production Corvette, a wildly popular styling car, and a pair of famous L88 racers.

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[VIDEO] 1969 Corvette Rally Car Runs Hard in Swiss Race

A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t usually end up as a rally car in Switzerland.

But this video shows a C3 Stingray more than holding its own apparently competing in the Rallye Critérium Jurassien 2012 against a Ferrari and another small car.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

We dropped the rumor last week that Guy Fieri is in contention to be the pace car driver at this year’s Indianapolis 500 and today we learned that its official. The celebrity chef and Corvette owner will be driving the 2013 Corvette ZR1 to start the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27th.

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