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[PICS] Vettes and Jets on the Lex 2013

by Keith Cornett on September 19, 2013

[PICS] Vettes and Jets on the Lex 2013

One of the coolest recurring Corvette shows that happens once every couple of years is Vettes and Jets on the Lex. Over 300 Corvettes are loaded onto the flight deck of the retired aircraft carrier USS Lexington for a two day Corvette show. The Corvettes are parked next to many of the retired jets from our Armed Forces and proceeds of the event goes to support The Wounded Warrior Project.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Collector Car Insurance Explained by NCM Insurance Agency's Adam Boca

CorvetteBlogger spoke with Adam Boca of the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency at the 2013 Corvettes at Carlisle show. Adam talks about differences in agreed value vs stated value as well as what it takes to get a policy written.

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Buyer Beware: That Corvette for Sale Might Be A Scam

by Mitch Talley on September 16, 2013

Buyer Beware: That Corvette for Sale Might Be A Scam

Let the buyer beware, is no more appropriate than when you’re buying something expensive online.

An Illinois man wouldn’t argue with that supposition after he wired $35,000 for a 1962 Corvette he’s wanted his entire life, only to discover too late that the dealer to which he sent the money doesn’t even exist! He’s out $35k now.

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Mecum's Dallas Event – Corvette Buyers and Sellers Nirvana

Dana Mecum’s favorite car has to be the Chevrolet Corvette, especially if solely based on the number of outstanding high dollar cars that were hammered down during the last four days of his third Dallas auction.

It was clearly evident that Corvettes carried the four-day auction and were the car of choice for collectors where a new record price was paid for a Corvette ($3.2M, a 1967 L88, fully documented former NHRA record holder and the only ’67 L88 to retain its original body panels).

Of the 172 Corvettes that crossed the block 106 were sold, a 61% sell through rate, for a combined hammer price of $9.106M. Though some buyers were able to grab some excellent bargains during the first two days of the sale, the last two days saw spirited bidding and prices well above average. Almost twenty Corvettes were hammered down above $100K. It seemed as though most restored second generation cars were selling between $100K to $150K and if the car had any rare options it was selling close to or above $200K.

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The Quest Documentary to be shown Sept 22 at the Ocean City Boardwalk Corvette Show

Corvette enthusiast Lance Miller will continue his own quest to fill his late father’s dream with a fundraising appearance on Sunday, Sept. 22 in Ocean City, N.J.

Lance, of course, is the son of Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller, whose dream of honoring the historic 1960 No. 3 Corvette racer was cut short by a rare disease called amyloidosis.

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Corvettes on eBay: LS-Powered 1954 Corvette Restomod

by Mitch Talley on September 6, 2013

Corvettes on eBay: LS-Powered 1954 Corvette Restomod

How would you like to drive a 1954 Corvette with approximately 500 horsepower?

Here’s your chance as a restomod version is currently up for sale on Ebay Motors, with a Buy It Now price of $49,500. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, there have been no bids on the car, which goes off the auction block on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6:28 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Stolen 1962 Corvette Back Home With Owner

by Mitch Talley on September 4, 2013

Stolen 1962 Corvette Back Home with Owner

Pat Monahan is no stranger to hard work, especially after restoring a 1962 red Corvette over the past 20 years.

That’s why it is no surprise that after his prized ’62 Corvette was stolen last month during the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, Monahan decided to go to work the best way he knew and began plastering the Internet with information about the missing car.

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Mecum Offers Museum Quality Corvettes in Dallas

Right on the heels of his successful Monterey event which generated over $31M in sales, Dana Mecum is headed to the Lone Star state to host another auction extravaganza, September 4th through the 7th. This will be Mecum’s third year for his annual Dallas event held at the convention center and will be loaded with over 1400 collector cars featuring over a hundred Corvettes including several examples of the six generations.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of Corvettes at Carlisle 2013

by Keith Cornett on September 4, 2013

The Corvette Vanity Plates of Corvettes at Carlisle 2013

One of the topics I love covering at the big Corvette shows are the vanity plates that owners put on their Corvettes. Corvettes at Carlisle is no exception as the thousands of Corvettes parked in the fun field and surrounding lots make for a target rich environment when it comes to seeing the fun and witty comments that owners put on their cars.

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: At the Beach in a C1 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on August 29, 2013

[PIC] Throwback Thursday: At the Beach in a C1 Corvette

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. This Monday is Labor Day which traditionally signals the end of Summer and for many kids out there, it’s time to head back to school.

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