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Johnny Depp Receives a 1959 Corvette as Gift from

Johnny Depp just wrapped up production for his upcoming new movie, “The Rum Diary” based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. To show his appreciation to the actor, the movie’s producer Graham King presented Depp with the keys to the red 1959 Corvette roadster that was used in movie.

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1981 Corvette Gets a Custom iPad Install

by Keith Cornett on October 18, 2011

1981 Corvette Gets Custom iPad Install

There are some people who have been blessed with the do-it-yourself gene and then there’s Corvette Forum member “Mewn” who has taken the art of custom fabrication to a new level. Mewn’s 1981 Corvette was already a head turner with its huge high-rise 505 big block sticking out of the custom hood. Mewn had been working on the interior and already had installed a custom stereo controlled by a touch screen DVD player, but that quite wasn’t good enough and so he decided to install an Apple iPad2 instead.

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Configure Your New Corvette on the New 2012 Corvette Website

We’ve been hitting the official GM website for Corvette every couple of weeks to see when they were going to make the switch from the 2011 to the 2012 model year Corvette and this weekend we were rewarded with the new website. In addition to the pictures and model comparisons, GM has added a new “Customize Your Vehicle” configurator which allows potential Corvette buyers to see all the options available on the car.

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Bunkie Knudsen’s 1964 Corvette to be Displayed at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on October 14, 2011

Bunkie Knudsen’s 1964 Corvette to be Displayed at SEMA

A custom 1964 style Corvette that was once owned by Chevrolet General Manager Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen will be on display at Mid America Motorwork’s SEMA booth in Las Vegas next month. The Corvette will be the centerpiece display by the Corvette catalog company and will showcase MA Motorwork’s Performance Choice interior products.

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Corvettes on Craiglist: Vette Testarossa!

by Keith Cornett on October 13, 2011

Corvettes on Craiglist: Vette Testarossa!

Vette Testarossa – $16500 (las vegas)

Found that headline while browsing Craigslist this week and for some reason, I got a kick that out of all places, the car is in Vegas. Now its got to stay there, right? Our black faux-testarossa sits on a 1984 Corvette chassis and the merged kit car looks to be well executed, down to the prancing horse logo on the rear. If you’ve got $16,500 or a 2000 or newer limousine to trade, the Vette Testarossa could be yours!

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[VIDEO] A Conversation with Bob Bondurant

by Keith Cornett on October 13, 2011

[VIDEO] A Conversation with Bob Bondurant

While we were at Road Atlanta for the 14th Annual Petit Le Mans, we had the unique opportunity to talk with one of the most legendary names in racing, Bob Bondurant. Our conversation ranges from Bob’s racing exploits to what new Corvette ZR1 owners learn at his high performance driving school.

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[PICS] Paragon Reproductions 2011 Open House

by Steve Burns on October 12, 2011

[PICS] Paragon Reproductions 2011 Open House

Paragon Reproductions hosted their annual open house a couple of weekends ago at their sprawling facility in Rankin, MI. Attendees were able to wander each of the several buildings on the grounds, buy a host of C1 – C4 Corvette parts, and enjoy a complementary lunch. Of course, one could also check out the 100 or so Corvettes that showed up too. We made a late summer road trip up to Paragon and you see can see some of our photos from the event after the break.

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Information Wanted on Barn Found Mystery 1963 Corvette Split-Window

Terry Michaelis from Proteam Corvette has got a mystery car on his hands and is turning to the internet to see if anyone is familiar with VIN #816, a low mile and unrestored 327/340 hp 1963 Corvette Coupe that has lived its life in the Detroit area. Have you seen this split-window?

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West Coast Customs' VETT.I.AM Custom Corvette Project

West Coast Customs kicked off season two of their show on the new Velocity network with a project built around a custom 1958 Corvette for the Black Eye Peas’ Will.I.Am. If you missed it, you’re not alone, but the good news is that after consulting my TV guide, it looks like the final episode of this project will be shown on Sunday at 8:00 pm EST. You’ll want to set your DVRs now because this looks like a really cool project.

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[VIDEO] 2012 Camaro ZL1 Runs the Nurburgring in 7:41.27

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2011

It’s not often we dedicate a post about a vehicle that’s not a Corvette, but when we see another Bowtie running the Nordschleife, we take notice. Here is the official video of the new 2012 Camaro ZL1 running the Nurburgring in 7:41.27. Powered by a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” V8 rated at 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque, the new ZL1 was 40 seconds faster than the Camaro SS and 18 seconds faster than the Cadillac CTS-V’s 7:59. Earlier this year, the Corvette ZR1 ran a 7:19.63 while the Z06 clocked in at 7:22.68.

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