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Corvettes

[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop

by Mitch Talley on September 20, 2012

C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop
Photo Credit: Tim Shortt/Florida Today

A Corvette driver apparently having a seizure crashed his 1991 sports car through a concrete wall at a bicycle shop in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

The driver, Robert Bader, 52, was the only person injured in the crash, which happened about 1:25 p.m. at Bob’s Bicycle Shop near the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Burns Boulevard.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

by Steve Burns on September 20, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits Sin City this weekend for their 5th annual Las Vegas sale. Over 50 Corvettes are up for adoption Thursday September 20th through Saturday the 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. As always, SPEED will be providing live coverage of the event. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the jump.

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Kitten Goes for 180-Mile Ride Under the Hood of Chevy Corvette

We’ve all heard about kiddie rides at the fair.

Well, how about “kitty rides”?

We’ve found one of those stories that just begs for puns like that. Here’s another obvious one: This guy’s Corvette was really purring like a kitten. Or how about: Was she just “a cat on a hot tin (fiberglass?) hood”? Okay, okay, we’ll stop, but we couldn’t resist.

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A 1968 Corvette Stolen a Decade Ago Found in Aussie Shipping Container

Kids figured out long ago that you just never know what might be waiting in that big box when you open it on your birthday.

Well, that philosophy recently took an unusual turn down under.

Wharf inspectors in Brisbane, Australia finally opened a shipping container which had been sitting undisturbed on the docks for a decade and lo and behold discovered a stolen 1968 Corvette resting inside. The owner had reported the white convertible with a black top stolen 10 years ago and apparently went on his merry way after receiving an insurance payout.

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August 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on September 18, 2012

August 2012 Corvette Sales

In its latest monthly sales report, General Motors listed 1,210 Corvettes sold in the month of August 2012. This was a 29.3% increase over August 2011′s 936 Corvette sold and represents a 24% increase in sales from the 986 Corvettes sold in July 2012. For the Calendar year to date, a total of 9,870 Corvettes have been sold, maintaining a modest 1.1% increase over the same time periord in 2011.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Prototypes Testing in New Mexico

by Keith Cornett on September 17, 2012

[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Prototypes Testing in New Mexico
Photo © 2012 Richard Ziese

A group of Chevy engineers testing the 2014 C7 Corvette prototypes were spotted in and around the town of Red River, New Mexico late last week. A member on the Corvette Forum named 10KillerVette found this out when his dad called him to say he just saw two C7 Corvettes in full camouflage testing in the mountains around the town. Like any Corvette fan would do, 10KillerVette aka Sean Ziese told his dad Richard to “get his ass back out on the roads with a camera!” And that’s exactly how we got these photos and a brief video to share with you!

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Father and Son Work Together to Restore a 1977 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on September 14, 2012

Father and Son Work Together to Restore a 1977 Corvette
Photo Credit: Nicholas Draney / Standard-Examiner

A 1969 Corvette is providing a chance for a father and son to come closer together as they work side by side to restore the classic Chevrolet.

Jason Tueller, 21, and his 53-year-old dad, Shayne Tueller, say the restoration project is also providing them a chance to heal after the unexpected death last year of Jason’s sister, Jessica Tueller, 25.

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[VIDEO] Harlan Charles Takes a Look at the Milestones of the C3 Generation

Here is the third video in the Corvette Generations series from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles takes us through the longest-running generation known as C3: 1968-1982.

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C7 Corvette Spied Again in Michigan Plus a Trip Around the Rumor Mill

It’s been a few months since we’ve last seen the next-generation C7 testing in the wild but spy photographers recently caught up with what most believe to be the 2014 Chevy Corvette.

While the new Corvette isn’t expected to debut until January at Detroit’s NAIAS auto show, you can still soak in all that horsepower goodness by checking out these spy pics from automobilemag.com and then bang the “Read More” button for a quick trip around the C7 rumor mill.

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[VIDEO] Milestones of the Corvette “Sting Ray” Generation

by Keith Cornett on September 11, 2012

[VIDEO] Harlan Charles Talks about the C1 Corvette at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Here is the second video installment from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise that honors the significant milestones during Corvette’s 60 years of production. Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles is once again your host as he takes you back to Corvette’s second generation – 1963 to 1967.

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