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The Corvette Vanity Plates at Corvettes at Carlisle 2014

by Keith Cornett on September 6, 2014

The Corvette Vanity Plates at Corvettes at Carlisle 2014

No other show like Corvettes at Carlisle can bring together the eclectic mix of Corvettes and the vanity license plates that adorn them. We love walking row after row of Corvettes and checking out all the great plates that tell us so much about the owner.

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Corvette Museum to Fill Sinkhole and Restore the SkyDome

by Mitch Talley on September 2, 2014

Corvette Museum to Fill Sinkhole and Restore the SkyDome

Since the National Corvette Museum is a non-profit organization, the decision on what to do with the sinkhole in the Skydome ultimately came down to money.

After giving initial signs a few months ago that a portion of the sinkhole would remain as a tourist attraction, the museum’s board of directors voted Saturday instead to fill the hole and restore the building to its previous condition.

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[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Downtown Parade

by Keith Cornett on August 28, 2014

[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle Downtown Parade

Nothing like a Corvette parade to end a fantastic weekend at the Corvettes at Carlisle show. We thought the weather might keep many away but in the end turnout was good from Corvette owners who drove from the fairgrounds as well as Carlisle’s residents who line the streets to watch them.

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Donation of 1954 Corvair Motorama 1/25 Scale Model to Benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation

If you’re at Corvettes at Carlisle this weekend, make sure you check out our friends at Scale Visions who specialize in making custom scale models of Corvettes and other vehicles. One of the featured models this weekend will help raise money and awareness for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.

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[PICS] Corvette Reunion: The Biggest and Best Yet!

by Rick Tavel on August 20, 2014

Corvette Reunion: The Biggest and Best Yet!

The Corvette Reunion and Back to the Bricks events welcomed hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants in downtown Flint, for their largest and most successful event since the show’s inception. This is quite an accomplishment when you consider that just sixty miles to the south of the historic city the world’s largest one day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise, was taking place.

But as in the past years it did not seem to limit the exuberant crowds that flocked to the “vehicle city”, birthplace of the Corvette, to view almost 800 Corvettes and several thousand other muscle, performance, custom and classic cars on display in what has been recognized as one of the top twenty automotive events in the country, Corvette Reunion/Back to the Bricks show.

But what takes place each year in Flint is more than a car show, it has become a lifestyle event encompassing support activities throughout the prior week and a place where car enthusiasts can enjoy cars of all descriptions from the finest restorations and customs, to state of the art restomods; blue chip investment classics to rusted out rat rods; show cars and cars in various stages of completion; and, of course, the icing on the cake are the hundreds of Corvettes that have become a feature of the event. And the commonality for all the cars is the outgoing owners more than willing to tell you the interesting stories about their rides.

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[VIDEO] 1959 Corvette Featured in Sin City Movie Sequel

by Mitch Talley on August 19, 2014

[VIDEO] 1959 Corvette Featured in Sin City Movie Sequel

It’s no surprise to see a Corvette in a movie or TV show.

For example, a red C7 coupe steals the show (at least for this writer) in the new TNT series Murder in the First.

Now a red 1959 Corvette (with white coves) figures prominently in the upcoming movie Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

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NASCAR star Kurt Busch doesn’t just like driving cars on the race track.

In fact, he was among the thousands of ordinary enthusiasts who turned out last week for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise that runs along 19 miles of Woodward Avenue through seven Michigan communities.

Busch brought his fully restored 1961 Corvette and 2014 Chevy SS (modified with a supercharger) and participated Thursday in the 20th annual event, where the car is the star, not the driver, as he headed to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s weekend’s Michigan 400.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise

by Steve Burns on August 18, 2014

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise

We spent last Saturday with over 1 million of our closest friends at the famous Woodward Dream Cruise. The event is billed as the largest one-day car event in the world as 1 – 1.5 million people and 40,000 or so collector cars descend on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit each year on the 3rd Saturday in August.

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GM's Mark Reuss Shows Off His Restored 1954 Corvette Roadster
Photo Credit: elcardenas on twitter

Mark Reuss had the honor of talking about the new C7 Corvette when it was unveiled to the world last year.

It’s good to know that he likes classic Corvettes, too.

In fact, the GM head of global product development, purchasing and supply chain, was in Royal Oak, Michigan this week for the Woodward Dream Cruise, and he drove his 60-year-old 1954 Corvette to the annual event.

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[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive

by Steve Burns on August 15, 2014

[PICS] The 2014 Corvettes on Woodward Food Drive

On Wednesday we participated in yet another edition of the annual Corvettes on Woodward charity food drive. Hundreds of Corvettes gathered to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. Each year the get together takes place on the Wednesday night prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise and has developed into the main event in what is now a 3-day celebration of Corvette and cars in general.

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