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[PIC] 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

by Keith Cornett on June 6, 2011

[PIC] 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
Photo Credit: CBS21.com

That 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe that was spotted on a car hauler a couple of weeks ago seems to have turned up at the Corvette Club of America’s 37th Annual Spring Car Show. The show was held Saturday at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to the celebrity cars on hand was another celebrity, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles who took a moment to pose with the new Grand Sport.

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[VIDEO] Supercharged Corvette Z06 vs Koenigsegg CCXR

by Keith Cornett on June 6, 2011

Supercharged Corvette Z06 vs Koenigsegg CCXR

Here is a video that will make you feel good about owning a Corvette. This modified supercharged Z06 with 700 horsepower lines up against Sweden’s Koenigsegg CCXR with just over 1,000 horsepower for a 1-mile drag race. Both cars seemingy get off to a slow start thanks to a bunch a wheel spin, but the Z06 finds traction first, jumps out in the lead and never looks back.

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Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

by Guest Contributor on June 5, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Remember way back before the internet? Like back when ordering parts from a catalog involved filling out that confusing little centerfold sheet filled with oddly shaped boxes, cryptic color codes, and nondescript abbreviations? In today’s world if we need something by mail, we just fire up the ole PC, click a few buttons, enter a few numbers and voila! Our items show up at our door stop a few days later.

This uber rare Baldwin/Motion Phase III Corvette is currently up for grabs on eBay. Unlike other Baldwin/Motion cars which were assembled prior to purchase, this 1968 Corvette was modified about 4 years after it was driven off the lot by the original owner. All the requisite Motion Performance parts were ordered through the mail and a local body shop performed the transformation. The car is currently listed on eBay waiting for you to purchase it. Find out more about this stunning ride and the price tag attached to it after the jump.

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Corvette Central Launches Performance Products Website

For some Corvette owners, America’s favorite sports car represents power and performance. To help performance-minded owners get the most out their cars, Corvette Central has launched a new online presence called Corvette Central Performance. The new website features a catalog of the most innovated performance products available for all Corvettes from C1 to ZR1.

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[VIDEO] LMR's Twin-Turbo Corvette Sets Standing Mile Record at 231 mph

According to a post on the Corvette Forum, Late Model Racecraft now holds the record for the fastest corvette in the standing mile which they set Saturday at the Texas Mile. Their twin turbo C6 Corvette hit 231 mph despite a 31 mph head wind. Check out what 231 mph in a Corvette looks like after the jump.

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This Day in Corvette History: George Swanson Laid to Rest
Photo Credit: TheAutomotiveIndia.com

On this day in 1994, the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were placed in the drivers seat of his beloved 27,000 mile 1984 white Corvette. A crane then lifted the sports car and lowered into the 4-plot grave site in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania. George’s widow Caroline Swanson said “George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style.”

Read the entire account at History.com

 

Bloomington Gold Announces the 10 Cars to be inducted into 2011 Great Hall

Article contributed by Steve Burns

A couple weeks back we told you about the newest batch of 10 people being added into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. Last week our friends at Bloomington Gold announced the 10 cars to be inducted during the June 23rd – 26th event in St. Charles, IL. The cars being inducted this year cover the full spectrum of the Corvette legend from race car, to styling car, to pace car.

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[VIDEO] See How the Corvette ZR1's Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes are Made

Since the introduction of the Corvette ZR1 in 2009, carbon ceramic brakes have been available on production Corvettes. General Motors turned to Brembo to provide the brakes for the top of the line Corvette ZR1 and after the jump, you’ll see how they are made courtesy of the Science Channel.

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[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

by Keith Cornett on May 23, 2011

[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

How about we kick off the start of this week right with a Monday morning Corvette burnout. Here is a black C3 Corvette laying down some rubber on a deserted stretch of two lane blacktop.

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Panama City Beach Run and Corvette Show

by Keith Cornett on May 18, 2011

Panama City Beach Run and Corvette Show

The Circle City Corvette Club out of Dothan, AL is doing their Run to the Beach this Friday with a Corvette show at the Panama City Beach Bay Point Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday, May 21st. The corvette show includes a live look at the 2012 Corvettes, seminars with GM engineers and designers from Bowling Green and an event shirt.

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