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[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

You may have heard about and seen the Top Gear chopper that was captured as it lost control and crashed into the dirt on a timely video shot by a man in Coolidge, Ariz.

What you may not have seen is additional footage that has just surfaced on YouTube that actually shows the speeding Corvette being filmed by the helicopter for a stunt on the popular TV show, then gives an in-copter view of what the crash looked like to the two pilots and shows onlookers rushing to check on the pair.

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[PIC] Instragam Captures Aftermath of Corvette Accidents

I wouldn’t technically call this a fail as fail usually denotes that the person behind the wheel of the car is somehow at fault for doing something stupid. So having said that, we came across an instagram tweet late this afternoon from @chrisgoulet that said the following:

“Has anyone seen my #vette? #corvette #fail”

We retweeted the photo and asked for details. @ChrisGoulet replied:

“Construction + double-lane left-hand turn = side-swiped and run off the road.”

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Watch Car Warriors this Wednesday and Win a SPEED Prize Pack From Us on Twitter

You already know the premise behind SPEED’s Car Warriors: Give two teams identical cars and 48 hours to make it their own. At the end of the show, a winner is chosen by So-Cal Speed Shop’s Jimmy Shine. The series airs on SPEED Wednesdays at 9pm ET and if don’t already have Car Warriors on your DVR’s record list, make sure you add it now as this week’s featured build car is the 1986 Corvette.

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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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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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[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] Batmobiles Go Drag Racing

by Mitch Talley on March 26, 2012

[VIDEO] Batmobiles Go Drag Racing

Two of America’s coolest cars ever recently battled in a race set up by Super Power Beat Down.

The website decided to see what would happen when the 1966 Batmobile took on the 1989 Batmobile. You’d think that 23 years worth of technology would be worth something, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out for sure.

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DVR Alert: C4 Corvette Limo on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on March 20, 2012

DVR Alert: C4 Corvette Limo on Top Gear USA

Tanner, Adam and Rutledge are back tonight as Top Gear USA looks to do a take on Top Gear UK’s famous Limousine Challenge. The three hosts will be building their own limos: a 1981 VW Rabbit pickup, a 1969 Lincoln Continental, and a 1987 Chevrolet Corvette. So what’s the challenge, you ask? Transporting as yet unnamed celebrities to the Emmy Awards Show.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Legend Dick Guldstrand Talks About His Hollywood Days

His parents wanted him to become a lawyer, but Dick Guldstrand listened to his heart instead and became one of the most successful Corvette racers of all time.

Now in a Youtube video posted recently, Car Museum 2010 interviews Guldstrand at the Legends of Riverside in March 2010 about another side of the racing legend.

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Sebring to Celebrate Corvette's Racing Heritage in Hall of Fame Ceremony

Chevrolet Corvette to Be Honored as First American Manufacturer in Sebring Hall of Fame

SEBRING, Fla., March 14, 2012 – Corvette’s racing history runs deep at Sebring International Raceway. On Friday, March 16, Chevrolet Corvette will be honored as the first American manufacturer in the Sebring Hall of Fame. The timing of Corvette’s induction is fitting, as Chevrolet celebrates 60 years of Corvette production in 2012 and Sebring stages the milestone 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17.

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