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Book Review: Tammy Kaehler's Braking Points - A Kate Reilly Racing Mystery

Last week while in route to the New York Auto Show, I took with me the new mystery novel Braking Points from Tammy Kaehler. This is her second novel and once again features Kate Reilly, a female Corvette race car driver in the American Le Mans Series. If you root for the Corvette C6.Rs and like a good mystery, then hit the jump and I’ll tell you all about it!

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1963 Fuelie Corvette Barn Car Discovered in an Abandoned Auto Garage

Fifty years ago, the new 1963 Corvette Sting Rays were rolling off the assembly line at the Corvette plant in St. Louis. One of those Corvettes was VIN #10863 which was a Riverside Red 360 hp Fuel Injected Corvette Roadster.

According to the story, the Corvette stayed in town where it was sold by Big Four Chevrolet in St. Louis to man who owned an auto repair business in neighboring East St.Louis, IL. The new owner ordered the Corvette while his wife was pregnant and it arrived for delivery just about the same time she gave birth to twins.

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Chuck Jordan’s 1967 Corvette Batmobile

by Mitch Talley on March 2, 2013

Chuck Jordan's 1967 Corvette Batmobile

Randy Leffingwell’s outstanding book – Corvette Sixty Years – offers this rare photo of a 1967 427 “Corvette Batmobile” that apparently was the result of a request from officials with the 1960s TV show, Batman.

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Manchester United Players Get the Keys to their New Chevrolets

This video that popped up on Youtube this week courtesy of Chevrolet FC (Football Club) makes you wish your mom had made you go to more soccer practices as you were growing up.

Then maybe you’d be behind the wheel of a 2013 Corvette!

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Man Creates Slideshow to Convince Wife to Buy a Corvette Z06

From the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category comes the following story.

Seems Roy El-Rayes of Texas wanted to buy a Corvette Z06 (who wouldn’t?), but like all good husbands, he knew he had to run it by the boss first so he created a 13-slide presentation to make his case to his wife.

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[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes After Racing a Corvette ZR1 on Top Gear Korea

We first showed you last year the violent crash of a helicopter that was racing a Corvette ZR1 as part of a stunt for Top Gear Korea, the South Korean version of the popular British show.

Well, last weekend the BBC released more footage of the stunt that featured the show’s Kim Jin Pyo trying to outrun a retired U.S. military Bell AH-1 Cobra copter.

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The $2.5 Billion Economy Surrounding the Chevrolet Corvette

Chevy’s Corvette may be a little fish in a big pond, as far as the total financial picture at General Motors goes.

But when it comes to the total economic impact created by ancillary industries, America’s Sports Car is making quite a big ripple in that pond, thank you, according to a story by Edmunds.com.

In fact, even with sales of just 14,132 Corvettes during 2012 because of the economic downturn and the impending release of the C7, Edmunds estimates that Corvette’s total economic activity could well be more than $2.5 billion.

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Top Gun Air Force Pilot Buys a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible

We got a great new Corvette owner story from Corvette sales specialist Mike Furman at Criswell Corvette. Mike shared with us a note he received from Air Force Colonel Gordy “Fuze” Dexter, a combat pilot with 200 missions under his belt who has also won Top Gun 17 times. Mike was able to put Gordy into a Cyber Gray 2013 Corvette 427 and let’s just say the Colonel is impressed!

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How Much Will Joe Flacco's Free Corvette Stingray Really Cost?

Last week, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player award and thus the keys to a brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray. As we all know too well nothing in life if free. With this in mind, Forbes and The Detroit Free Press took a closer look at how much Flacco’s “free” Corvette could cost him.

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First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Earlier today Chevrolet announced the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible would be revealed in Geneva on March 5th. We also learned that when the new Stingray Convertible returns to the States, one of the first visits will be the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. It is there that we will witness Rick Hendrick buying up the auction of the very first retail VIN Convertible with the proceeds going once again to charity.

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