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Auction Results: 1969 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette Sells for $580,000

Last night the 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000.

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[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet – The Early Beginnings

by Keith Cornett on August 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet - The Early Beginnings

Here is a pretty cool five minute video from Chevrolet in Europe that takes all Chevy fans back to where it all began – Louis Chevrolet’s birthplace, La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

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Morning Burnout: Outrageous Corvette Z06 in Times Square

by Keith Cornett on August 16, 2011

Morning Burnout: Outrageous Corvette Z06 in Times Square

With its theaters, shows and restaurants, Times Square in New York City is the live entertainment capital of the world. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people visit the area around 42 Street and Broadway to take in the shows and see the sights. On one recent summer evening, onlookers watched as the driver of a Black Corvette Z06 put on his own show with a little help from a Times Square icon, the Naked Cowboy.

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[VIDEO] 2011 Corvette ZR1 Lap Time on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on August 4, 2011

[VIDEO] 2011 Corvette ZR1 Lap Time on Top Gear USA

As we mentioned over the weekend, the Corvette ZR1 was featured on Top Gear USA Sunday evening that culminated with the Americanized version of the Stig taking the supercharged 638-horsepower sports car on a lap attack of TG USA’s test track. How does the Corvette stack up against the competition? Hit the jump and check it out.

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DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

by Keith Cornett on July 31, 2011

DVR Alert: Corvette ZR1 to be Featured on Top Gear USA

All right Corvette fans, time to set your DVRs. Top Gear USA just kicked off its second season last week and in Sunday’s episode, Tanner and Adam get to drive two automotive legends: A Corvette ZR1 and a Ferrari 458. The duo decides to have a race to establish supremacy and the Stig shows up in dramatic fashion as Round Two is decided on the Top Gear test track.

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Corvette Artwork: Dan McCrary Automotive Art

by Guest Contributor on July 14, 2011

Corvette Artwork: Dan McCrary Automotive Art

Article contributed by Steve Burns

If you’re like us you’ve probably got some type of man cave or car corner somewhere in your house or garage. No collection of automobilia is complete without some great artwork attached to the walls. If you’re looking to add some really cool scenes to your collection then check out artist Dan McCrary and some of his fantastic water color pieces.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Workers Talk About Moving from St. Louis to Bowling Green

St. Louis Today has an interesting article and an accompanying video about former St. Louis General Motors employees who transferred to Bowling Green in the 1980′s to keep their jobs assembling the Corvette. The transition from St. Louis to Bowling Green wasn’t particularly smooth for the transplanted UAW members as GM had promised new jobs to local Warren County residents. But many of those jobs failed to materialize as over 900 workers from St. Louis took advantage of a relocation offer and moved to Bowling Green with the Corvette.

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Corvettes on eBay: The A Team’s 1984 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 8, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: The A-Team's 1984 Corvette

Here’s a Corvette that had its 15 minutes of fame in television history. For sale on eBay is the 1984 Corvette that was driven by Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck of the A-Team series. It was the only Corvette used during the show’s 1983-87 run and featured a custom red stripe that went around the entire car. The Corvette is documented with registrations from Stephen J. Cannell’s production company as well as two empty blank shells found under the passenger seat.

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C4 Corvette Owner Dumps Supercharged 396 V8 for an Electric Motor

Wayne Bickley’s 1996 Black Corvette and its supercharged 396 cubic inch V8 was the epitome of performance. Unfortunately, it was also a target of California’s stringent emissions laws. So instead of fighting the man, Bickley went the opposite direction by dumping the gas-powered V8 engine for an electric motor and a batch of 16-volt batteries. How is the performance of that black Vette now? Check out these videos to see for yourself.

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Happy Birthday! Corvette Turns 58 Today

by Keith Cornett on June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday! Corvette Turns 58 Today

Fifty-eight years ago today, the world’s first production Corvette rolled off its Flint, Michigan assembly line which was located at a small factory on Van Slyke Road, next to the Flint Truck Plant. On June 30, 1953, the chevrolet workers who built the first Corvettes gathered around VIN 001 for this group photograph. In that first year of production, only 300 of the Polo White two-seaters would be built and all were assembled by hand.

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