[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

We managed to get our hands on these never-before-seen videos shot during testing of the first generation Corvette. The videos just discovered in the GM Media Archives show a very early Corvette prototype undergoing a series of evaluations at the Milford Proving Grounds and include a cameo by Zora Duntov. Read on to be one of the first people in a very, very long time to view the video.

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The Corvette Enthusiast’s Preview to Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 Scottsdale Auction

The Corvette Enthusiasts Preview to Barrett-Jackson's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson is the largest and most extravagant of the five major collector car auctions taking place during the week of January 13. Over 1,200 cars including 125 Corvettes will cross the famous auction block with SPEED providing nearly 40 hours of live gavel coverage. Craig Jackson and his team put on more than an auction…they produce an extravaganza not to be missed.

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A Real Commemorative Edition

David E. Davis - A Real Commemorative Edition

The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.

I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1’s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88’s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.

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NCRS Members Visit Mid America Motorworks and Performance Choice

NCRS Members Visit Mid America Motorworks and Performance Choice

When it comes to replacement parts for your Corvette there are a lot of choices. Recently two members of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) selected Mid America’s Performance Choice division to provide them with the items needed for their individual interior projects.

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[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno’s Garage

[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno's Garage

We can all take a trip down Memory Lane with “car guy” Jay Leno of The Tonight Show and Ed Welburn, vice president of design for General Motors, during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

With Corvettes definitely in the news these days because of the impending unveiling of the C7, GM decided to throw a little fuel on the fire and send four of their most important cars in the General Motors Heritage Center collection to Leno’s garage for The Tonight Show host to drool over.

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Entombed 1954 Corvette to be Auctioned at Mecum Kissimmee

Entombed 1954 Corvette to be Auctioned at Mecum Kissimmee

Milk. Turkey Bacon. Pork Rinds. Beer. Grocery stores stock nearly all of our daily necessities. One such store, however, in Brunswick, Maine also happened to house a 1954 Corvette with 2,300 miles on the odometer for over 25 years. The car, now known as the Entombed Corvette, is being offered for sale at Mecum’s 2013 Kissimmee event next month in central Florida.

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[VIDEO] Dutch Corvette Collection is Europe’s Largest

[VIDEO] Dutch Corvette Collection is Europe's Largest

Corvette fever spreads around the world, and our friends at Michael Brown Productions have the proof!

They’ve just released a new addition to their series showing off collections of Corvettes, and this one features an avid collector across the ocean in, of all places, the Netherlands.

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“The Quest” Corvette Documentary DVD Makes a Great Christmas Gift

Looking for a great “one size fits all” gift for your favorite Corvette enthusiast? Give them a copy of the “The Quest” documentary on DVD. Based on the story of Corvette’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, “The Quest” tells the story of how one man’s dream to find and restore the winning Le Mans race car was cut short and how his son set out to fulfill his dad’s dream of returning the Corvette to Le Mans with its original driver to mark the 50th anniversary of its historic win.

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Joe Jackson’s 1961 Corvette is a Thing of Beauty

Joe Jackson's 1961 Corvette is a Thing of Beauty
Photo Credit: Rick Cruz/Pacific Daily News

You just never know where a Corvette enthusiast is going to turn up.

Take the case of Joe Jackson, who moved to the Pacific island of Guam way back in the 1980s.

In 1988, after being a fan of the sports car for years thanks to the influence of his Corvette-owning uncles back in the States, he decided to seek out one of his own.

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Prove It Aims to Resolve Controversy Affecting the Reputation of a Collector Car

Prove It Aims to Resolve Controversy Affecting the Reputation of a Collector Car

With the rising values in collector cars, the importance of accurate documentation for a specific car is becoming more and more important. Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs recently introduced a new service for collector car owners. Prove It is a process which establishes the truth about vehicles presented for authentication. The goal is to determine the authenticity of specific claims relating to the history of a particular collector car.

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