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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Earns Keith's Choice Award at 2014 Corvette FunFest

Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.

That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.

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[GALLERY] Black Friday! (32 Corvette photos)

by Keith Cornett on September 26, 2014

[GALLERY] Black Friday! (33 Corvette photos)

It’s the last Friday in September which means it’s “Black Friday” here at CorvetteBlogger.com. Here’s our salute to Black Corvettes with a random photo gallery made up of 32 Corvettes spanning seven generations.

If you love Black Corvettes as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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[PICS] 2014 Corvette FunFest at Mid America Motorworks

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2014

[PICS] 2014 Corvette FunFest at Mid America Motorworks

Finally made it!

That’s what we have to say after making the pilgrimage this year to Effingham, IL for the 21st Annual Corvette FunFest put on by Mike Yager and the great folks at Mid America Motorworks.

The theme for this year’s FunFest was “Vets with Vettes” and so not only was it great to see all the Corvettes out in the fields but to have the opportunity to talk with our nation’s veterans and see all the patriotic displays including the traveling Vietnam Veteran’s wall memorial was something we’ll never forget.

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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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