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GM Files Trademark Paperwork for “Turbo-Jet”

by Steve Burns on October 5, 2012

GM Files Trademark Paperwork for Turbo-Jet
Photo Credit: Mike L on Flickr

GM Authority reported Thursday that General Motors has applied for a trademark on the term “Turbo-Jet”. They state that the paperwork was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office back in early August. The iconic phrase was categorized under “exterior and interior badges for motor land vehicles”. It was previously used on second and third generation Corvettes which could often perform like a jet while not actually possessing a turbo.

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Owner Seeks Information on this 1969 L88 Corvette Convertible

Part of the fun of owning a classic Corvette is digging out the history of the car before you bought it.

For a Michigan doctor, the search for his car’s ancestry has already turned up quite a bit of information, though he is hoping to unearth even more.

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New Corvette TV Series Coming to SPEED in 2013

by Steve Burns on October 1, 2012

New Corvette TV Series Coming to SPEED in 2013

We received word last week about an exciting new show on SPEED set to air in early 2013. “Vette, a Corvette Series” will debut next January. The show, hosted by Drew Waters (Friday Night Lights) and Jeff Hammond (NASCAR) will focus on everything Corvette-related, both old and new. Click past the jump to checkout a short preview of the show.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet's Harlan Charles Celebrates the C5 Corvette Generation

As Chevrolet looks back at 60 years of Corvettes, the focus today is the C5 generation that started in 1997 and ended in 2004. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles filmed this tribute to the 5th gen Corvette from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise last month.

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Preservation Expert Eric Gill to Lead Restoration of Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette
Photo Credit: Jim Tiller

When is a car more than just a car?

How about when it once belonged to the first man who walked on the moon?

That’s right, a 1967 Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong – known for his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – is on its way back to being carefully restored, thanks to new owner Joe Crosby. Crosby has commissioned a team of experts, led by respected automobile preservation activist Eric Gill, to lead the project, which could take years because they want the job done right since its owner was such an important part of world history.

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[Video] Autoline Goes Inside the GM Design Studio

by Steve Burns on September 17, 2012

[Video] Autoline Goes Inside the GM Design Studio

Each week the Autoline TV program and its host, John McElroy, take an in-depth look at various topics in the ever-changing auto industry. In this week’s episode, McElroy is joined by Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com as the pair sit down with GM’s VP of Global Design, Ed Welburn, to discuss the past, present, and future of GM design. Included in the discussion is a rare behind the scenes tour of the GM Design Studio featuring cameos by the Corvette Sting Ray racer, as well as the Mako Shark and Manta Ray Concepts.

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[VIDEO] Milestones of the Corvette “Sting Ray” Generation

by Keith Cornett on September 11, 2012

[VIDEO] Harlan Charles Talks about the C1 Corvette at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Here is the second video installment from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise that honors the significant milestones during Corvette’s 60 years of production. Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles is once again your host as he takes you back to Corvette’s second generation – 1963 to 1967.

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[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Drag Races an Electric SkateBoard

by Mitch Talley on September 7, 2012

[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Drag Races an Electric SkateBoard

When you’re one of the world’s best-known sports cars, people like to draw a line in the sand and dare you to cross it.

But recently, Carbuzz.com, in its Drag Race Tuesday series, featured a video that threw a different opponent at a Chevrolet Corvette C5: a motorized skateboard.

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[VIDEO] Harlan Charles Talks about the C1 Corvette at the Woodward Dream Cruise

For the Woodward Dream Cruise, Chevy created the Corvette Time Line to honor the significant milestones during Corvette’s 60 years of production. Here is a video of Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles on Woodward talking about the milestones that occurred during Corvette’s first generation – 1953 to 1962.

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Unique Corvette Memorabilia Items to be Included in the 100 Anniversary Time Capsule

Corvette enthusiasts are getting a sneak peek at some of the memorabilia that will be included in a 100th Anniversary Time Capsule being gathered by Mid America Motorworks.

This week, Mid America’s Mike Yager revealed four of the rare and meaningful items that have been donated to the time capsule that will ultimately be opened up on the Corvette’s 100th anniversary in 2053.

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