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Corvettes

2013 Corvette ZR1 Beats Out 2013 SRT Viper for Lap Record at Laguna Seca

As the C6 Corvette rolls off into the sunset, don’t send it to the nursing home, just yet.

For example, the last of the breed, a 2013 ZR1, just ran the lowest time ever at Laguna Seca, a 1:33.70 to snap the old mark of 1:33.99 established three years in a 2010 Dodge Viper ACR.

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Shop Corvette America for Great Corvette Gifts

by Keith Cornett on December 18, 2012

Shop Corvette America for Great Corvette Gifts

Corvette America has got you covered this Christmas season with some great gift ideas for the Corvette enthusiast on your shopping list. From quality interior products to those that will help maintain your Corvette’s appearance, a gift from Corvette America is guaranteed to improve the holidays for your favorite Corvette owner.

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[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 3: CRAFT

by Keith Cornett on December 17, 2012

[VIDEO] 2014 C7 Corvette Trailer 3: CRAFT

One of the criticisms that has long dogged the Corvette Team throughout the C6′s production has been the perceived lack of quality in the Corvette’s interior. We’ve been hearing about the how the 2014 C7 Corvette will rectify these issues and the third video trailer released this morning on Chevy’s One13Thirteen.com countdown site takes direct aim at the C7′s new interior. Called, “CRAFT”, it sets to redefine the narrative by showing the construction of a hand-crafted interior featuring fine materials.

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Are you Prepping for a new C7 Corvette? We want to hear about it!

Less than 30 days to go until the unveiling of the 2014 C7 Corvette in Detroit. What are you doing to prepare for the arrival of America’s next great sports car? Let us know by leaving a comment on our facebook page.

If you’re wondering about the pic, it comes Corvette Forum member RussM05. He tells us that he already has a deposit down on a C7 and ordered a new license plate from the state of Texas. Texas requires a VIN when ordering a plate, so he placed it on his Le Mans Blue C6.

If you’re making similar preparations, let us know!

 

Joe Jackson’s 1961 Corvette is a Thing of Beauty

by Mitch Talley on December 15, 2012

Joe Jackson's 1961 Corvette is a Thing of Beauty
Photo Credit: Rick Cruz/Pacific Daily News

You just never know where a Corvette enthusiast is going to turn up.

Take the case of Joe Jackson, who moved to the Pacific island of Guam way back in the 1980s.

In 1988, after being a fan of the sports car for years thanks to the influence of his Corvette-owning uncles back in the States, he decided to seek out one of his own.

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[PICS] Indy 500 Winner Dario Franchitti Orders a New Corvette 427 Convertible

Here is an interesting Corvette spotted on the Boulevard inside the National Corvette Museum. It’s a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary package. But as you can see, the Corvette is also wearing the same Indy 500 graphics that the 2013 Corvette ZR1 wore as the Pace Car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing earlier this year in May.

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[ACCIDENT] 2003 Corvette Z06 Destroyed in Crash with Drunk Driver

What’s the more dangerous road? Doing 160 mph at a HPDE at Daytona International Speedway or going 50 mph on US 1 in the Florida Keys?

For Jeff Allen of Key West, Florida, it was the ride home that proved to be disastrous to his 2003 Corvette Z06 when he was hit head on by an alleged drunk driver.

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1968 Owens-Corning L88 Corvette Racer Returning to the Auction Block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Back in August one of the famous Owens-Corning L88 Corvette racecars went up for bids at RM’s Monterey auction. There it was a no sale at a stout $730,000. If you’re still looking to do something with your spare million or so bucks before the Fiscal Cliff hits don’t worry. You’ll have another chance to snag this magnificent Corvette at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction next month in Arizona.

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[PICS] 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with 60th Anniversary Stripe

Longtime Corvette Museum supporter Harvey Gluck just picked up his 63rd Corvette and this one is a stunner. It’s a 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with a 60th Anniversary stripe running down the body. Harvey was presented with the ZR1 at the National Corvette Museum by Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick.

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Prove It Aims to Resolve Controversy Affecting the Reputation of a Collector Car

With the rising values in collector cars, the importance of accurate documentation for a specific car is becoming more and more important. Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs recently introduced a new service for collector car owners. Prove It is a process which establishes the truth about vehicles presented for authentication. The goal is to determine the authenticity of specific claims relating to the history of a particular collector car.

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