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Corvettes

Corvette Ad Watch: The Genius of David E. Davis Jr

by Keith Cornett on March 30, 2011

Out-Of-This-World-Travel

David E. Davis, Jr. passed away this week at the age 80 years old. A former ad man for Chevrolet, he made his mark writing ad copy that told a story instead of focusing on the technical. After leaving Chevrolet, Davis went on to be a writer and later the editor for Car and Driver. He founded Automobile magazine in the mid-1980′s and was the editorial director of Motor Trend in early 2000′s. In 2006 he designed the internet magazine Winding Road and in 2009 was back at Car and Driver as a columnist.

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[VIDEO] Hinson Motorsports' Official Video of the 230 MPH Crash at the Texas Mile

Definitely the most talked about story this week is the huge crash of the 230 mph Corvette Z06 at the Texas Mile. Hinson Motorsports was running the 1400 hp twin-turbo Corvette when it crashed spectacularly off the runway. Posting on Facebook yesterday, Hinson Motorsports promised to release their own footage and they did so today.

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Corvette America Shows How To Recover Your 1970-75 Corvette Seats

The seats in your classic Corvette are one of the areas that tend to get worn down over the years. Worn seats not only affect the look of your Corvette, but a sagging seat with no support can also affect your driving experience. If you’re planning on restoring your seats, check out this great new 4-part video series from Corvette America on how to restore and recover seats for 1970-75 Corvettes.

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Follow the Restoration of a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype

by Guest Contributor on March 29, 2011

Follow along as a 1988 Corvette ZR-1 Prototype gets Restored

Article contributed by Steve Burns

I was browsing the Corvette Forum a few weeks ago and came across a very interesting thread and thought I’d share it here. A member there was able to locate and purchase a trashed 1988 Corvette ZR-1 prototype and is slowly bringing it back to life.

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Twin-Turbo Corvette Flips at 230 mph at the Texas Mile

When you see the enormity of this crash on video, its amazing that the driver not only lived, but walked away. With 1,400 awe-inspiring horsepower on tap, the Hinson Motorsports twin turbo Corvette Z06 was on its way to breaking speed records at the Texas Mile this weekend when the car left the runway at 230 mph, flipping once and coming to rest on its wheels in the grass.

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Mecum Sells $1.2 Million in Corvettes at Kansas City Auction

Mecum’s Kansas City Auction was held a couple of weekends ago and it was definitely the place to be for buying and selling Corvettes. 59 Corvettes crossed the block and 42 of those found new homes. That’s a 71% sales success rate for the Corvettes in the auction. All together, Mecum sold $1.2 million in Corvettes during the two-day sale.

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[VIDEO] 500,000 Mile '65 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe Drives On

Autoedit’s Jason Lewis profiles a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Coupe that has nearly 500,000 miles on the odometer. The silver Corvette has served as the daily driver for the owner of the car for the last 46 years. Although it has been maintained and freshened up over the years, the Sting Ray still sports its original 327 Cubic Inch V8. The 300 horse car is mated to a 4-speed, but other than that, there are very little other options – no power brakes, steering or air conditioning.

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[ACCIDENTS] Why You Don't Drink and then Drive Your Corvette

Last month’s “real-life lesson” was street racing, this month we get a reminder why you don’t drink and then drive your Corvette. Not only can you loose your car, but it could cost you your life or worse, someone else’s.

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[VIDEO] GM Discusses C6 and C7 Corvette at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on March 21, 2011

[VIDEO] GM Discusses C6 and C7 Corvette at Sebring

Becoming an annual tradition, Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter made the trip down to Sebring Florida last weekend to show off some cool Corvette concepts and several 2011 regular production cars as well as give a couple seminars with Corvette owners. The first seminar was held Friday afternoon and the topics were the latest updates on the 2011 Corvette as well as some non-specific C7 Corvette news.

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More Corvette Personalization: Choose Your Own VIN

by Keith Cornett on March 21, 2011

More Corvette Personalization: Choose Your Own VIN

Fans of Corvette and readers of this blog are familiar with the extra attention Corvette owners can receive from the factory as well as some of the advanced personalization options when buying a new Corvette. If you thought the ZR1/Z06 Engine Build Experience was cool, wait until you hear about the new PIN RPO. Yes, Corvette owners can now choose your own VIN. This is great for collectors who want to match an older Corvette’s sequence number with a brand new Corvette. The special RPO does come with a hefty price of $5,000 and like the Engine Build Program, you’ll be working a Corvette concierge to coordinate the special order.

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