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Corvettes

Corvette Z06 Scores Best Rating by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports’ April 2011 edition ranks the Best and Worst of 2011 and the 2011 Corvette Z06 has earned a “best” rating with a score of 92. A car’s overall road-test score is the result of more than 50 individual tests and evaluations from Consumer Reports subscribers. For years we’ve derided Consumer Reports for its negative reviews on Corvette and what looks to be a bias against American-made cars in general. But it looks like the data is in and they can no longer dispute the fact that GM makes a very reliable car and that Corvette owners love them and would buy a Corvette again.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Airs New TV Commercial During ABC's 12 Hours of Sebring Broadcast

As Corvette is the title sponsor of Sunday Afternoon’s ABC Sport’s broadcast of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, it only makes sense to educate viewers how closely related the production cars are to the ALMS GT racers. To do so, GM showcases the Corvette ZR1 while spokesman Tim Allen tells viewers that when they decided to take 638-horsepower Corvette racing, they had to dial back the power just to be fair to Porsche, Ferrari and BMW. For Corvette’s competition on the track and in the showrooms, sometimes the truth hurts.

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Lot #176 1957 Corvette Roadster at RM Auction

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Both RM Auctions and Gooding and Co. will be hosting collector car auctions this weekend in northeastern Florida in conjunction with the prestigious Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. Gooding’s sale will take place on Friday, March 11 while RM’s event is Saturday, March 12. Between the 2 auction houses, 6 early Corvettes will cross the block in search of new homes. We’ll preview each of the cars for sale after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Epic Compilation of Crashes by Vintage Racers

by Keith Cornett on March 10, 2011

This video is mostly off-topic when it comes to Corvettes (although a Corvette is seen at the beginning). Watching these guys race and you have to wonder if they weren’t all just a little crazy. Other than wearing helmets, safety equipment was pretty much non-existent. No roll bars, no seat belts, no fire-suppression systems. Check it out but be warned, some of these crashes couldn’t have ended well.


Source:
The Jalopy Journal via Inside Line

 

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

by Guest Contributor on March 9, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

Article contributed by Steve Burns

This Friday and Saturday March 11 and 12 the crew from Mecum Auctions sets up shop at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO. This week’s event marks the first of 2 stops in KC for 2011. Over 2 dozen Corvettes covering 5 of the 6 generations will be up for grabs this weekend as HD Theater provides 8 hours of live event coverage.

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[VIDEO] Southern Car Parts Becomes an Akrapovic Exhaust Dealer

According to the 2009 SEMA Corvette owners study, we learned one of the first aftermarket changes made to Corvettes usually involves the exhaust system. Recently, we’ve been hearing about a new player in the high end market named Akrapovic and thought a closer look (and listen!) was in order.

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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

by Keith Cornett on March 8, 2011

[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

Want to see what a 7 second quarter mile pull feels like? This C4 Corvette dragster hails from the Northern Territory of Australia and was recently seen at a drag strip in Perth. I particularly liked the flaming skull in front of the massive Chevy 510. It’s more Ghost Rider than Jake, but when you’re on one of the fastest C4 Corvettes ever built, it’s only the graphics on the rear that will be seen. Make sure you check out the video, especially around the 3:20 mark.

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A.W. Joslin's 1963 Corvette Z06 Big Tank Racer

Proteam Corvette recently came across a split window barn car that turned out to be a 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker that was raced throughout 1963 by Josh (A.W.) Joslin. Now they are trying to find out more information about the car and its former racer owner. If you got any knowledge of this Corvette or Josh Joslin, let us know!

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Corvette Back in Japan's Super GT after 3 Year Absence

BadBoyVettes tells us the Chevrolet Corvette will once again be competing in Japan’s SuperGT Series after a three year absence. Tomei Sports will be campaigning the Callaway Corvette Z06R for the RUNUP Sports blog in the GT300 class which BBV says is a lot like GT3. The series gets started in April 2011 and goes nine rounds through November 2011.

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Auction Results: High Price Paid for '58 Corvette Barn Car

There is a song by Pearl Jam called “Soon Forget” that opens with these lines: “Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a corvette. Thinks he’ll get the girl he’ll only get the mechanic.” I was immediately reminded of those lyrics when I came across this 1958 Corvette barn car that was sold at a Canadian auction over the weekend.

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