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Is the World Ready for a General Lee Corvette ZR1?

by Keith Cornett on May 30, 2010

Is the World Ready for General Lee Corvette ZR1?

This Corvette ZR1 has been wrapped in the Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee livery in anticipation for the GoldRush Rally that is being held over June 8-13, 2010. A General Lee themed Corvette is certainly over the top, however, that orange against the black wheels, headlights and carbon fiber splitter and rockers is stunning and I’m starting to question if this shade is better than the 2011 Corvette’s Inferno Orange.

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Alice Cooper's 1961 Corvette and Matching Fender Guitar at Auction

Alice Cooper, the rocker whose career has gone on for fifty years is selling his 1961 Corvette. The Corvette will be offered for sale at the 2010 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction in Australia on May 31st. To sweeten the offer, Cooper autographed a white Fender Squier guitar and tossed it into the deal.

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Zora Arkus-Duntov's Suburban Detroit Home is for Sale

The Detroit home that was owned by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his wife Elfie is now on the market. Located in Grosse Pointe Woods just three blocks from Lake St. Clair, the 2,600 square-foot,3 bedroom/1.5 bath home has a unique style…just like the former first chief engineer of Corvette. Since Duntov’s passing in 1996 at age 86, Elfie lived in the house on the corner whose road sign “Duntov Way” told Corvette enthusiasts that this was Mecca.

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Corvette Fever to Cease Publication; Merge with Vette Magazine

As a 15+ year subscriber to Corvette Fever magazine, I was surprised (although not shocked) when I recently heard that the magazine was being merged with Vette magazine and would cease publication. Both magazines are owned by Source Interlink who also publishes Motor Trend and Hot Rod Magazine. In recent years the quality of the magazine has suffered, partly due to the economic realities of competition that magazines have with the internet as well as the company having two similar publications.

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Corvette Named Kentucky’s Official Sports Car

by Keith Cornett on April 16, 2010

Corvette Named Kentucky's Official Sports Car

After months of political wrangling, The Kentucky Senate voted 100-0 to name the Corvette the State’s official sports car. The House had already passed the measure and the bill is now off to the desk the Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to be signed into law.

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Comparisons

So what does the Chevrolet Corvette and movie star Marilyn Monroe have in common? Seductive, voluptuous, hot, fast and sexy is how Paul Niedermeyer from The Truth About Cars describes both of these American icons. There are other comparisons as well including how both started from humble beginnings and then went on to capture the hearts of Americans and world. You owe it to yourself to check out this great read, however, keep in mind that some of the images are Not Safe For Work (NSFW)!

From the comments section comes one of the best quotes about Corvettes I have read in along time:

Every man should own a ‘Vette during his lifetime, however briefly. It will then become the benchmark for comparison for every other car he drives for the rest of his life…


The Truth About Cars: Curbside Classic: 1962 Corvette – The Marilyn Monroe Of Cars

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UPDATE: Peter Max VH1 Corvette Collection Found!

by Keith Cornett on February 16, 2010

Peter Max VH1 Corvette Collection Found!

Last week we brought you the news about the 36-car Corvette collection belonging to artist Peter Max being moved out of a former Daily News printing plant in Brooklyn. But where did the Vettes go? Luckily, a DigitalCorvettes.com member was in the right place in the right time and another member was able to get these pictures showing what appears to be another “several year stop” for the collection.

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The Peter Max VH1 Corvette Collection is on the Move in NYC

by Keith Cornett on February 12, 2010

2009 Callaway GT1 Championship Edition featured in Corvette Magazine

In 1989 VH1 held a contest where they gave a way 36 Corvettes – one for every year beginning in 1953 through 1989 – to a single winner. Dennis Amodeo, a carpenter from Long Island won the collection, but before taking delivery he sold all 36 Corvettes to Pop artist Peter Max who planned to use the cars for an art project. The project never got off the ground and the Corvettes ended up parked in a Brooklyn building where they were essentially forgotten.

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FTW, this is the coolest halloween costume I’ve seen this season.

 

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