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Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2014

Fire Destroys RPI Designs Headquarters

It’s time for the Corvette community to rally around one of our own as an early morning fire Saturday destroyed the RPI Designs fiberglass plant in Beloit, Ohio.

RPI offers many C5/C6/C7 Corvette parts and accessories, ranging from custom body color painted parts to exhaust systems, grills, and more and says on its website that it’s shipped over 110,000 orders to satisfied customers since 1999.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the weekend blaze, which gutted the 8,000-square-foot plant that made plastic aftermarket parts for Corvettes and Camaros. No cause has been determined, but the building was insured.

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The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

by Steve Burns on May 2, 2014

The Corvette Vanity Plates of the 2014 NCM Bash

Last weekend’s Bash at the National Corvette Museum provided the perfect opportunity to assemble our latest edition of Corvette vanity plates. We love wandering the parking lots and show fields at any event to check out what Corvette owners have chosen to adorn their rides with. As usual, we weren’t disappointed by what we found.

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Corvette Museum May Leave Some of the Sinkhole Corvettes As Is

The sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum has been covered extensively by reporters from around the world.

But a CNN.com report out last week has some new information that we haven’t heard before.

CNN interviewed renowned Corvette artist Dana Forrester, who’s also lead Corvette restoration member of the museum’s board of directors, and he has some interesting ideas about what to do with the sinkhole.

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[VIDEO] Corvette-based 2014 Soleil Anadi at the New York Auto Show
Photo Credit: Jim Motavalli/NY Times

We first told you about the Soleil Anadi, a custom car based on a C6 Corvette, back in 2011.

Now the Italian-based Soleil Motors is showing pictures of its 2014 Anadi, which the company says translates into “no limits” in Hindi.

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[VIDEO] Louisiana Woman's Corvette Grand Sport Puts on a Light Show

Karen Bedell has always loved muscle cars, thanks to the influence of her slightly older brother, Keith Jarvis, as they grew up in Baton Rouge.

Still, the responsibilities of ordinary life prevented the Louisiana native from buying her first Corvette until just a few years ago.

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[VIDEO] The 2009 1.5 Millionth Corvette Recovered from the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

On Thursday at the National Corvette Museum, workers lifted the seventh of eight Corvettes lost in the sinkhole back to solid ground. The recovered Corvette was the 2009 1.5 Millionth car and was only discovered last week after workers vacuumed enough dirt out of the hole to reveal its location.

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Workers Find the 1.5 Millionth Corvette in the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Last week at the National Corvette Museum, workers repairing the sinkhole began vacuuming the dirt inside the hole where they thought two of the three remaining Corvettes were resting. On Friday, the NCM posted a new photo of what they are saying is the edge of the hood from the 2009 1.5 Millionth milestone car.

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[PICS] Corvettes and More at the 2014 Detroit Autorama

Detroit Autorama takes place each year in early March. For those of us up here in the snowy Midwest, it’s the first sign that winter may actually be over and that car show season is in the near future. 2014 marked the 62nd edition of the massive indoor custom car show. Thousands of custom, restored, and original cars fill Cobo Hall each year competing for a multitude of awards. Click past the jump to see our gallery of Corvettes for the 2014 Detroit Autorama.

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[PIC] This is Possibly the Greatest Corvette GIF Ever

by Keith Cornett on March 9, 2014

[PIC] This is Possibly the Greatest Corvette GIF Ever

From our Corvette Image Tumblr, we came across this Corvette Z06 chasing a rider on a Triumph motorcycle. The Corvette Z06 is an actual police car used by the Wake County Sheriffs office in North Carolina.

The GIF comes from a segment on Top Gear USA featuring Tanner Faust in the Z06 racing the street bike through an obstacle course. Click here to watch the full video on our Facebook page.

 

[VIDEO] Behind the Scenes of the Corvette Recovery Operation at the National Corvette Museum

During the recovery efforts this week at the National Corvette Museum, GM sent down a film crew to document the excavation of the first three Corvettes from Sky Dome sinkhole. Here is their video featuring our NCM friends Wendell Strode, Adam Boca and Chevy Communications guru Monte Doran.

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