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[VIDEO] Craig Jackson’s Garage on Million Dollar Rooms

by Keith Cornett on November 10, 2012

[VIDEO] Craig Jackson's Garage on Million Dollar Rooms

Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions recently had his garage featured on the TV show “Million Dollar Rooms”, which airs on HGTV. Craig’s museum-grade circular garage at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona is fully stocked with some of the world’s coolest and most sought-after collector cars. But in this video, it’s the space they occupy that is really the star of the show.

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Unholy Engine Swap: Chevrolet Spark Powered by Corvette Z06's 7.0 Liter V8 Engine

Chevrolet’s Spark has ignited a lot of interest so far among American buyers.

Now GM India is trying to see if it can light up a similar explosion of sales for the new creation from Chevy with heavy promotion of the car in all parts of that country.

One reason for the intense interest in the Spark is its silky smooth 4-cylinder motor that delivers 38 miles to the gallon on the road, 32 MPG in the city. GM India is even offering a LPG version of the motor.

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[VIDEO] A Tribute to John Fitch

by Keith Cornett on November 4, 2012

[VIDEO] A Tribute to John Fitch

John Fitch passed away last week at the age of 95. While for Corvette fans his legacy will be linked to racing the American sports car during its infancy, he has accomplished so much more in his lifetime. Filmmaker Michael Brown, who worked with John Fitch during the filming of the documentary The Quest, has put together a video tribute featuring John in his own words.

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[VIDEO] C2 Split Window Corvette Mud Slinger at Mud Jam

by Mitch Talley on November 2, 2012

[VIDEO] C2 Split Window Corvette Mud Slinger at Mud Jam

When you think about Corvettes, going muddin’ is usually not the first thing that pops into your mind.

But a couple of guys named Dan Linden and Tom Hahn are quickly putting a halt to that kind of thinking.

They’ve constructed the Mud Slinger, a 4×4 atop a gigantic set of tires and sporting the look of a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe.

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SEMA 2012: Guy Fieri’s Custom 427 Convertible Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 30, 2012

SEMA 2012: Guy Fieri's Custom 427 Convertible Corvette

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is well known for his foodie show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and earlier this year we learned that he has a taste for cars as well – namely those wearing a bow-tie. Guy drove the 2012 Corvette ZR1 pace car at this year’s Indy 500 and that opportunity allowed him to get close to Corvette Team who worked with him to create his very own custom 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer’s 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on October 30, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: Kelsey Grammer's 1973 Corvette

This 1973 red Corvette doesn’t really seem like the kind of car that Kelsey Grammer would drive.

But then again, Grammer was just portraying that snob Fraiser Crane on Cheers all those years.

According to an ad on eBay trying to sell this Corvette, the owner bought it from Grammer in 2003 and has stored it in a temperature controlled garage at his Woodland Hills, California home, ever since.

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LeMons Racer is the World's Only Veggie Oil Powered Corvette

With news of the 450-hp C7 LT1 engine dominating the Internet this week, we managed to find another Corvette motor worthy of some ink, too.

And you don’t even have to wait until an official unveiling to see this unusual Corvette.

Reports on the Web are discussing what appears to be the world’s only Corvette powered by a diesel engine that runs on vegetable oil.

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North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2012

North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

Charles Johnson was like so many of us. We enter a contest and never give it another thought, figuring we won’t be lucky enough to ever win.

Wrong!

At least for this Raleigh, North Carolina man, who beat the odds and actually won a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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[PICS] George Clooney and His Little Red Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 7, 2012

[PICS] George Clooney and His Little Red Corvette
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

I’ve always been a bit of a George Clooney fan – the Oceans 11 franchise and the Fabulous Mr. Fox are among our Clooney favorites here at the CorvetteBlogger compound. So it was cool to see the actor has a thing for Corvettes as well.

This Saturday, he was spotted cruising about tinsel town in the classic American sports car – a red/white C1 Corvette. Check out Clooney looking like a million bucks in his little red Corvette after the jump.

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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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