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1969 BFG Stars & Stripes ZL1/L88 Racer Finds New Home at Proteam Corvette

Remember John Greenwood’s 1969 BF Goodrich Stars and Stripes ZL1/L88 racer that sold at RM’s Monterey auction for $638,000? Purchased by Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette, the ’69 BFG Corvette recently made its way home to the company’s Napoleon, Ohio facility. The former Le Mans race car will be the centerpiece of Proteam’s L88 collection which now numbers seven special production L88′s of the 216 produced between 1967-1969.

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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

by Steve Burns on September 22, 2011

Barrett-Jackson 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

The Barrett-Jackson crew sets up shop in Sin City this weekend for their 4th annual Las Vegas sale. Nearly 50 Corvettes are set to cross the auction block between Thursday September 22nd and Saturday the 24th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as their 40th Anniversary tour winds down. Once again, SPEED will be providing 19.5 hours of live coverage. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the break.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Visits the Lingenfelter Collection

by Steve Burns on September 21, 2011

CorvetteBlogger.com Visits the Lingenfelter Collection

A couple months back we had the opportunity to tour the immense car collection of Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The diverse collection contains about 150 stunning muscle cars, exotics, classics, as well as several of LPE’s latest creations. No car collection is complete without a healthy dose of America’s sports car, and this one is no different. Roughly 40% of the grouping consists of Corvettes including some very rare ones. Check out some photos from our visit after the break.

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[PIC] NY Governor Cuomo Attends a Corvette Show

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2011

[PIC] NY Governor Cuomo Attends a Corvette Show
Photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo attended a Corvette show Sunday in East Meadow, N.Y., driving his 1975 Bright Blue Corvette that he bought in college for $4,750.

“I use it — it’s not a show car by any means,” Cuomo said. “I leave it in a parking lot, so the car isn’t as clean as these cars. It’s far from perfect.”

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Corvettes on eBay: 1977 Rat Rod Custom Corvette Pickup

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: 1977 Rat Rod Custom Corvette Pickup

We wish we could say no Corvettes were harmed in the making of this rat rod but this does appear to be another case of when customizing goes too far. For sale on eBay is a 1977 Corvette with the front end from 1939 Plymouth pickup. I remember seeing this Corvette a year or two ago on Jalopnik and the reaction I had then of being horrified while at the same time impressed with the time and workmanship that went into creating such a beast returned. This custom rat rod is back on eBay and now you have the opportunity to own this unique mashup of American performance and down-on-the-farm ingenuity.

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Corvettes at Carlisle: Downtown Parade

by Guest Contributor on September 5, 2011

Corvettes at Carlisle: Downtown Parade

Article and Photos contributed by Steve Burns

I was finally able to make it to Carlisle’s downtown parade for the first time last weekend. I’m little bit embarrassed to admit that in my 5 previous trips to Carlisle that it wasn’t really on my radar screen of must-attend events. Now I’m trying to find a functional flux capacitor and a DeLorean so I can go back in time and catch up on the parades I’ve missed.

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[PICS] Corvettes at Carlisle

by Keith Cornett on August 30, 2011

[PICS] Corvettes at Carlisle

Here is our photo gallery from the 2011 Corvettes at Carlisle show. We had a great time and despite the forecast, decent weather held until Saturday evening. We’ll be posting some additional photos and videos to our facebook page so make sure to like us.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the Woodward Dream Cruise

by Guest Contributor on August 25, 2011

[PICS] The Corvettes of the Woodward Dream Cruise

Article and pictures contributed by Steve Burns

The Woodward Dream Cruise is held in mid-August each year. Countless automotive enthusiasts from around the globe converge on historic M-1 in metro Detroit to celebrate all things car and transportation related. What began as a fundraising event for a Ferndale baseball field has evolved into the world’s largest 1 day automotive event. Each year roughly 40,000 collector cars and 1.5 million people gather along the 16 mile stretch of road to relive years gone by when Woodward Avenue was the unofficial proving grounds for Detroit’s latest creations. Click past the jump to check out our Corvette pics from this year’s Dream Cruise.

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[VIDEO] Over 40 Corvette Race Cars Rumble at the Corvette World Tribute

On Sunday, over 40 current and former Corvette race cars gathered at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Corvette World Tribute, a celebration of racing Corvettes as part of the Chevrolet’s 100 year anniversary. As the cars lined up to take a parade lap around the famous 4.08 mile circuit, youtube member HeyMark5 captured nearly three minutes of pure Corvette thunder as each of the corvettes sauntered past his camera and made their way onto the track.

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Corvettes on Woodward Event Supports Local Food Bank

by Guest Contributor on August 22, 2011

Corvettes on Woodward Event Supports Local Food Bank

Article and pictures contributed by Steve Burns

If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw us mention the Corvettes on Woodward event last week. The annual Corvette event takes place each year on the Wednesday just before the Woodward Dream Cruise. Corvette owners from all over the country converged on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. This year saw yet another record number of Corvettes attend. You can find out just how many Corvettes were there, how much was raised, as well as check out our pics from the event after the break.

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