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I'll Trade you My Corvette for a Dump Trunk or Backhoe

In our daily search of interesting Corvette news comes this classified ad we found on FreeTruckShopper.com. Now many will do anything to get a Corvette and often those transactions are made by trade or barter instead of cash. So if you’re in the Lexington, KY area and own a dump truck or a backhoe, then this clean 1985 Corvette could be yours.

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Bloomington Gold 2013 Registration Opens February 15th

by Steve Burns on February 14, 2013

Bloomington Gold 2013 Registration Opens February 15th

The 2013 rendition of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show is just about 4 months away and now’s the time to sign up if you’re planning on attending or showing a car. Registration for this year’s show opens up on Friday, February 15th. The June 28-30th festival of Corvettes will be held for the first time this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.

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Man Creates Slideshow to Convince Wife to Buy a Corvette Z06

From the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category comes the following story.

Seems Roy El-Rayes of Texas wanted to buy a Corvette Z06 (who wouldn’t?), but like all good husbands, he knew he had to run it by the boss first so he created a 13-slide presentation to make his case to his wife.

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[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Fuelie Big Brake Tanker Sells for $245,000 at Mecum's 2013 Kissimmee Auction

Another classic Corvette from the John Justo collection was this Black 1962 Corvette roadster that crossed Mecum’s Kissimmee auction block on Friday, January 25th. Highly optioned and a multiple award winner, the last year C1 Corvette sold for $242,000.

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Top Gun Air Force Pilot Buys a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible

We got a great new Corvette owner story from Corvette sales specialist Mike Furman at Criswell Corvette. Mike shared with us a note he received from Air Force Colonel Gordy “Fuze” Dexter, a combat pilot with 200 missions under his belt who has also won Top Gun 17 times. Mike was able to put Gordy into a Cyber Gray 2013 Corvette 427 and let’s just say the Colonel is impressed!

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First Retail 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to be Auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Earlier today Chevrolet announced the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible would be revealed in Geneva on March 5th. We also learned that when the new Stingray Convertible returns to the States, one of the first visits will be the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. It is there that we will witness Rick Hendrick buying up the auction of the very first retail VIN Convertible with the proceeds going once again to charity.

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[VIDEO] 1963 Corvette Split Window Sells for $275,000 At Mecum's 2013 Kissimmee Auction

One of the most iconic Corvette designs of all time is the 1963 Split Window Corvette Coupe. 1963 was the first year for a fixed roof coupe for Corvette and it was also the only year that the rear window was separated into two. It is sought after by collectors everywhere and always generates a crowd when a special one is available for sale.

And when we say special, its no wonder that collector John Justo had this ’63 Split Window as the crown jewel in his collection. An unrestored original with a mere 5,500 miles on the odometer, its also the winner of the most prestigious awards in the Corvette hobby.

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The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Kissimmee 2013

by Steve Burns on February 4, 2013

The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Kissimmee 2013

Mecum Auctions’ occupation of central Florida wrapped up last weekend after a 10-day bender of sunshine and vehicle sales. Their first event of 2013 tallied 2,610 cars traversing the red carpeted auction block with roughly 70% of those going to new homes. A total of 402 Corvettes (15% of the total docket) were available and 62 of them drew bids of $100,000 or more.

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Mecum vs Barrett-Jackson By the Numbers

by Rick Tavel on February 1, 2013

Mecum vs Barrett-Jackson By the Numbers

When the final car crossed the block in Kissimmee, Florida at Mecum’s 2013 event and the totals were in, the stage was set to determine the winner of the “Superbowl” of auctions. Over the last several weeks it was hard to avoid all of the auction coverage that took place in Scottsdale, Arizona, headlined with the extravaganza staged by Barrett-Jackson, and the east coast contender, Mecum. To many readers it may have seemed a bit confusing as to just what was the “premier” auction event in January, Barrett-Jackson or Mecum. I’m not sure that we can designate which auction was “best” since that is a subjective evaluation and dependent on individual tastes. But for those of you who have a penchant for numbers, we can provide you with a numbers comparison to help you decide the destination of your 2014 plane ticket.

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[PICS] Adam's Premium Polishes Used on the 2014 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson

Other than the original 1960′s Batmobile, no other car captured the attention of the crowds at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction like the 2014 Corvette Stingray. As it worked its way through the throng of bidders and spectators and made its way up on the auction block, Adam and Dylan from Adam’s Premium Polishes were there to make sure the Stingray was ready for its TV appearance with Adam’s officially licensed Corvette Detail spray and Adam’s Double Soft microfiber towels.

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