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Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

by Keith Cornett on June 7, 2012

Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

The 18th annual Hot Rod Power Tour is well underway this week and yesterday, the traveling performance car show stopped at Mid America Motorworks Effingham, IL campus for a hot lunch and a one-of-a-kind car show.

Some 3,000 hot rods, including over 130 Corvettes, were making their way from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the Gateway International Raceway on what was the 4th day of the 7 day tour that started in Detroit and ends in Arlington, Texas.

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Have a Pizza and Enjoy the View of this 1954 Corvette in Great Falls, Montana

How many 1954 Corvettes can say that they’ve lived their entire life in the same city?

Well, if you go to Howard’s Pizza at the Classic 50s location in Great Falls, Montana, you can see what might be the only one that can make that boast.

It seems that a Great Falls family bought the car new (or maybe a year old) in that city way back in 1955, and the Corvette has been there ever since.

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See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2012

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Auctions America by RM Spring Auburn

Auctions America by RM will be hosting their annual Spring auction in Auburn, Indiana this weekend.

The 3-day sale takes place Friday – Sunday, June 1 – 3 at the sprawling Auburn Auction Park. Last time we counted there were nearly 400 cars up for grabs including over 30 Corvettes. You know the drill, so click past the jump to see our favorites being offered this weekend.

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All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

by Mitch Talley on May 26, 2012

All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

Phil Perry doesn’t know much about the previous owners of his 1962 Corvette, but he does know one thing: they obviously took good care of his car for nearly 50 years until he could take possession of it.

Some folks might call his very nice Roman Red C1 a “survivor,” but the fact is that the previous owners were the kind of car fanatics who just plain took good care of their car while it was in their possession. This was no barn find covered in dust with boxes stacked on top of it.

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Classic Corvette Buying Tips

by Guest Contributor on May 24, 2012

Classic Corvette Buying Tips

So you’ve finally decided to enter the elite club of Corvette drivers, like many other big purchases in life, it involves a lot of due diligence and research but by the time you get your hands on that wheel, it is absolutely worth it.

The key behind buying any used car is due diligence and research, if you rush into buying a used Corvette or don’t look into it’s background then you are leaving yourself wide open to being ripped off or scammed.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

by Keith Cornett on May 24, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

There isn’t anything that stirs the imagination of a car enthusiast quite like the thought of finding an original barn car. Well, we’ve found one for you and it looks like this find is a keeper. Locked away in dusty Las Vegas area barn is this Silver/Red 1961 Corvette roadster. It hasn’t started, moved or seen a road in 44 years, but now it can be yours if you’re the highest bidder on eBay.

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The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

by Steve Burns on May 18, 2012

The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Last week we told you all about the people and organizations being inducted into the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall. As promised, we now present the 10 Corvettes to be included in this year’s Great Hall. The cars of the class of 2012 include the oldest production Corvette, a wildly popular styling car, and a pair of famous L88 racers.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum's 25th Annual Spring Classic in Indianapolis

Mecum Auctions will offer nearly 200 Corvettes for sale this week in Indianapolis at their 25th Annual Spring Classic auction. Corvettes make up almost 10% of the expected 2,000 car docket. The event kicked off yesterday with “Super Tuesday” and concludes on Sunday, May 20th. The team at Velocity will provide 32 hours of live auction TV coverage. That’s almost double last year’s coverage. Click past the jump to check out some of the highly desirable Corvettes being offered in Indy.

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1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on Life

by Mitch Talley on May 14, 2012

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.

John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.

Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”

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