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GM's Welburn Selects two Corvettes in List of Top 10 Chevrolets

GM’s VP of Global Design Ed Welburn was asked to put together his list of the top 10 Chevrolet’s ever produced as the company celebrates the 100 years since the founding of the brand. As head of the General Motors design studios, Welburn follows in the footsteps of legendary Chevy designers Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell. As such, Welburn picks are tightly focused on the heritage of style and innovation that resulted in some of the most iconic cars and trucks produced by the automaker. In his list of top 10 Chevys, two of Welburn’s picks are Corvettes.

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2012 Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on Saturday.

Chevrolet Unveils 2012 Centennial Edition Corvettes

Chevrolet is an automotive company born from racing. Many of the iconic images we see of founder Louis Chevrolet are those of him at the track, racing the cars he himself designed and built. One hundred years later, Corvette carries the racing banner of its founding namesake and the 2012 Corvette Centennial Edition celebrates that performance heritage. Due in the summer of 2011, the Centennial Edition will be a package that will be available on all Corvette models including Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1.

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Corvette World Tribute to Showcase Famous Corvettes and Drivers at Road America

The weekend of August 18-21 will be a busy one for Corvette Racing fans. In addition to the American Le Mans race that will be held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Chevrolet and Road America are hosting a special salute to some of most significant Corvette race cars and the drivers that made them famous. The Corvette World Tribute will feature special presentations and displays, vintage racing, a vendor marketplace and more!

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Corvette Ad Watch: The Genius of David E. Davis Jr

by Keith Cornett on March 30, 2011

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David E. Davis, Jr. passed away this week at the age 80 years old. A former ad man for Chevrolet, he made his mark writing ad copy that told a story instead of focusing on the technical. After leaving Chevrolet, Davis went on to be a writer and later the editor for Car and Driver. He founded Automobile magazine in the mid-1980′s and was the editorial director of Motor Trend in early 2000′s. In 2006 he designed the internet magazine Winding Road and in 2009 was back at Car and Driver as a columnist.

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Cars 2 will feature Jeff Gordon and a Corvette C6.R as Jeff Gorvette

NASCAR star and Corvette owner Jeff Gordon will be featured in the upcoming Cars 2 animated movie from Pixar. Gordon will be voicing the character of a Corvette C6.R named Jeff Gorvette, one of greatest American racecars alive, according to the bio found on the official Cars 2 website. Cars 2 will hit theaters on June 24, 2011.

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Corvettes on eBay: Ace Frehley’s 1978 Corvette Pace Car

by Keith Cornett on February 18, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: Ace Frehley's 1978 Corvette Pace Car

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash isn’t the only hard rocking musician to have a classic Corvette for sale. A 1978 Indy 500 Corvette Pace Car that was purchased new and owned by the former lead guitarist of KISS, Ace Frehley is currently listed on eBay. The Corvette is being sold by Ace’s brother-in-law, who was presented the car in 1980 as a high school graduation gift.

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Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on February 15, 2011

Guitarist Slash to Auction 1966 Corvette Coupe

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has teamed up with Beverly Hills auction house Juliens Auctions to sell a wide range of his personal property to fans and collectors. In addition to 15 guitars, furniture and other memorabilia, the lot that is sure to generate buzz is a Tuxedo Black 1966 Corvette Coupe that the musician calls a “Monster of a Car”. The auction takes place on March 26th with a sizable share of the proceeds going to charity.

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Corvette Pic of the Day: Buried Treasure

by Keith Cornett on February 14, 2011

Corvette Pic of the Day: Buried Treasure

At some point, a map and shovel just might be needed to extracate this classic sixties Sting Ray Coupe from the junk that surrounds it.


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1969 Corvette Stingray Barn Car Found in Maryland

by Keith Cornett on February 7, 2011

1969 Corvette Barn Car Found in Maryland

Here is a 1969 Corvette barn car found somewhere in Maryland. As the seller/buyer was attempting to open the garage door, it basically came apart revealing the C3 Stingray coupe inside. The Corvette was parked sometime in 1979 by the second owner and is still wearing the tags from that year.

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