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[PICS] The 1957 Hot Rod Magazine Project Corvette Reborn

Back in the early 1970′s Hot Rod magazine was looking for a project car to go racing in. What they decided to use was a 1957 Corvette with the 270hp 283ci engine and a 3 speed transmission. Once completed they tore up west drag strips en route to national ET and speed records. After it’s short racing career, nothing much was heard of this car until it showed up last weekend at Detroit Autorama sporting a fresh frame off restoration.

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DVR Alert: Corvette to be Featured on the Season Finale of Americarna

Velocity’s Americarna wraps up season 1 this Tuesday, March 18th with an episode dedicated to America’s sports car, the Corvette. NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick will guest host this week’s show while country music superstar Brad Paisley also makes an appearance. This week we even get to see inside Hendrick’s massive car museum.

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Bob Bondurant Inducted into SCCA Hall of Fame

by Mitch Talley on March 10, 2014

Bob Bondurant Inducted into SCCA Racing Hall of Fame

Bob Bondurant will turn 81 next month, but the legendary racer and driving educator shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Take, for example, his induction into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.

Bondurant, who has been well known in Corvette circles for decades, has run the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, now in Arizona, for the past 46 years.

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[PIC] This is Possibly the Greatest Corvette GIF Ever

by Keith Cornett on March 9, 2014

[PIC] This is Possibly the Greatest Corvette GIF Ever

From our Corvette Image Tumblr, we came across this Corvette Z06 chasing a rider on a Triumph motorcycle. The Corvette Z06 is an actual police car used by the Wake County Sheriffs office in North Carolina.

The GIF comes from a segment on Top Gear USA featuring Tanner Faust in the Z06 racing the street bike through an obstacle course. Click here to watch the full video on our Facebook page.

 

Mecum Offering the 1963 '711' Corvette Racer which appeared in an Elvis Movie at its Houston Auction

The 1963 Vintage Split-Window Corvette racer known as ’711′ will be heading to Mecum’s Houston Auction in April. Although the Corvette was raced in Southern California in the heyday of sports car racing, the Riverside Red Sting Ray Coupe may be better known for its appearance in the the Elvis Presley movie, Viva Las Vegas.

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The sinkhole and the subsequent recovery of five of the eight fallen Corvettes is major news and now that the Corvettes are coming out of the ground, national media has been quick to pick up the story.

Here’s the National Corvette Museum appearing on the NBC Evening News.

 

[VIDEO] The First of Eight Corvettes is Rescued from the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole

This morning at the National Corvette Museum, construction workers successfully lifted the first of the eight fallen Corvettes from the massive sinkhole that opened inside the Sky Dome last month. The first Corvette to make it back to street level was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil which had landed upright on top of the pile.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Sting Ray Designer Peter Brock on Jay Leno's Garage

Can you imagine wanting to watch an interview with the guy who designed the 1974 Vega?

But that’s what makes the Corvette so great for enthusiasts. We crave to know every minute detail about how our beloved sports car came into existence.

If you’re like me, that makes a new book by someone who was actually there when the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was in the planning stages, very special indeed.

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The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

by Guest Contributor on February 27, 2014

The Evolution of the New Bright Toys Corvette Stingray

New Bright Toys has always been known for its highly detailed cars. Over the years, the designs have gotten more and more thorough. An example of this is how the Corvette Stingray has evolved from the 1963 model to the 2014 model. In 1986, New Bright Toys released the 1963 Corvette Stingray.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: NCCC Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant in St. Louis

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s selection is group shot featuring the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) visiting the Corvette assembly plant in St. Louis on June 24, 1961.

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