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C5 Corvette

[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Struck by Drunk Driver in Wisconsin

by Mitch Talley on September 24, 2014

A white C5 Corvette was hit from behind by a Jeep in Somers, Wisconsin earlier this month, sending at least three people to the hospital.

The Corvette was eastbound on Highway K and was trying to turn south into a driveway when it was struck in the rear by the eastbound Jeep.

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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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Skunk Werks 2001 Corvette Z06 Convertible Heading to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

If you’ve always wanted a C5 Z06 but didn’t like the fact that it wasn’t available in a convertible or targa roof configuration, then we might have the perfect car for you.

But you better hurry.

At its Las Vegas auction coming up Sept. 25-27, Barrett-Jackson will be offering one of only two GMMG/Skunk Werks Corvette convertible Z06 models in existence!

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[VIDEO] Street Race Turns Deadly for C5 Corvette Driver

by Mitch Talley on September 15, 2014

Street Race Turns Deadly for C5 Corvette Driver

A deadly accident in San Diego over the weekend offers proof once again of how dangerous street racing can be.

The 27-year-old driver of a silver C5 Corvette lost his life instantly when he crashed into a palm tree while apparently racing a black Mercedes which fled the scene.

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A red 1999 Corvette coupe suffered an apparent mechanical problem on Saturday morning and wound up in the woods in the Florida Panhandle town of Crestview.

“I love that car,” said a Crestview man who requested his name not be revealed. “It’s something I wish I didn’t have to be seeing.”

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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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[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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[PICS] Man Struggles to a Fit Giant Stuffed Bear in his C5 Corvette Convertible
Photo Credit: COME-ATME-BRO @ Reddit

A few months ago, I wrote about my experience of cramming $300 worth of groceries in a C6 Corvette convertible. You’d be surprised how much a Corvette can hold these days.

But we found a slide show on the Web this week of a man in Alberta, Canada, that has us beat.

The dude apparently forgot what kind of car he was driving when he bought a huge stuffed bear at a Costco store.

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[VIDEO] The Burnout Contest at the 2014 Corvettes at Carlisle

One of our favorite events at Corvettes at Carlisle is the Friday afternoon burnout contest. You’re never quite sure who’s going to show up and once the tires start spinning, anything can happen. This year’s event did not disappoint with three contestants in two white C4s and one custom C5 Corvette plus a demonstration from the father-daughter team of Lance and Ella Miller.

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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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