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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Corvette Sales Total $1.98 Million

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their three day foray to the East Coast as their 10th annual Palm Beach Collector Car Auction concluded on Saturday. The 2012 car list was a bit lighter on Corvettes compared with the auction house’s previous Palm Beach sales, but we still witnessed 39 Corvettes ranging from a 1954 roadster to a 2008 Indy Pace Car replica being sold at no reserve.

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Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

by Steve Burns on April 6, 2012

Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

Our Carlisle Events email newsletter arrived last week reminding us that registration for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle is already open. The show takes place August 24th – 26th. You can register a number of ways, but online is the easiest. Sign up for the “Gate-N-Go” option prior to July 23rd and take advantage of a $10 discount off of the regular price. Also, for a limited time you can get a 50% discount off entry to the Carlisle GM Nationals with your Corvettes at Carlisle registration.

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Jay Leno and a C1 Corvette Featured in New Burger King Commercial

We all know Jay Leno loves cars, so our first thought when we saw his new commercial for Burger King wasn’t about the new menu. It was our concern that ketchup and mustard – not to mention barbecue sauce – might somehow get on that lovely C1 Corvette he was driving in the commercial.

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For Sale: 2011 Le Mans Winning Corvette Z06 Tribute Car

Want to purchase the GTE-Pro class-winning Corvette C6R from last year’s 24 hours of Le Mans? Well too bad, you can’t have that one, but can take home this yellow 2006 Z06 that’s decked out as tribute to Team Corvette’s epic triumph in France last summer.

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[PIC] A Reader Shares His C6 Corvette Artwork

by Keith Cornett on April 4, 2012

C6 by Don Leblanc

An email we received tonight from a reader named Don Leblanc:

Attached is a photo of a watercolor painting I recently did. It doesn’t really have a name, other than just “C6″. I would like to share this with other Corvette fans.

Thanks again CorvetteBlogger.

Regards,
Don Leblanc

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Nice work Don. Thanks for sharing!

 

[VIDEO] Chevrolet Mexico's Corvette ZR1 Television Commercial

There’s a lot of activity happening in the Corvette world south of the border.

Here is a :60 second television commercial that (we believe) is running in Mexico to support the new Chevrolet Performance Stores which will sell the Corvette ZR1 and Grand Sport models. Chevrolet Mexico made the announcement last week that four of these Performance Stores will open starting this month to allow buyers to see the features and options available on new Corvettes as well as configure their own personal order.

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Filmmaker Michael Brown Shows Off His Texas Corvette Collection

What happens when you love Corvettes and making motion pictures, too?

Well, you’ve probably just entered the life of Michael Brown, who has become one of the best-known and most dedicated fans of Chevrolet’s fantastic sports car over the past few years.

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Zip Corvette Invites You to their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 14

Zip Corvette Parts has long been known for serving owners and enthusiasts as a trusted source of Corvette parts and accessories. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of their founding in 1977, Zip Corvette is throwing a party and you’re invited! Check out Zip’s “Cruising in the Fast Lane” celebration on Saturday, April 14th at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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[VIDEO] Epic Drives: Corvette ZR1 Chases 200 MPH in Europe

The words of praise about the Corvette ZR1 soar as high as the beautiful scenery of Italy as Motor Trend Editor At Large Angus MacKenzie and successful racer Justin Bell drive Chevy’s fastest ‘Vette ever from Munich, Germany to Maranello, Italy.

And in case you’re not familiar with Italian geography, there is a pretty well-known maker of high-performance cars in Maranello.

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[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette

by Mitch Talley on March 31, 2012

[VIDEO] A Mile in His Shoes: Porsche vs Corvette

What happens when a longtime Corvette fanatic and a dedicated Porschephile swap rides?

That’s the subject of a video commissioned by Hagerty Insurance to tease the March 2012 issue of Hagerty Magazine.

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