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Corvettes

Motor Trend Compares Corvette ZR1 with Porsche 911

Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman takes the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Corvette ZR1 out to Willow Springs Raceway and the Mojave Spaceport’s 12,000-foot runway and put both cars through a lineup of instrumented tests. The wheelman for the tests was 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and GT2 world champion Justin Bell. Both cars excelled in different parts of the test but one of the cars broke and was unable to run the standing mile. Lastly, Bell is the first race car driver I’ve seen to really play with the Corvette ZR1′s Performance Traction Management System. Can it make a professional driver better? Get his opinion and more in the video after the jump.

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1959 Corvette Barn Car Found in Wisconsin

by Keith Cornett on September 21, 2010

1959 Corvette Barn Car

Here is a fairly original 1959 Corvette that was stored away in a barn somewhere in Wisconsin since the mid-sixties. The Corvette was recently willed to a nephew following the death of the owner and the nephew’s friend shared these pictures on the Corvette Forum. Many times, we’ll see barn cars only after they’ve been pulled out of their cocoon so it’s great to see the new owner documenting the classic C1 straight-axle in its surroundings where its been stored for 40+ years.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2008 550+ HP Supercharged Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 2008 550+ HP Supercharged Corvette

I was perusing the Corvettes on eBay (over 1,400 Corvettes for sale btw) a little after midnight and came across this stunning custom Corvette coupe. The combination silver/black matte custom paint immediately jumped off the screen to grab my attention. Black Matte seems to be all the rage currently and this Corvette pulls it off brilliantly. Check out more pics and additional information after the jump.

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1967 L88 Shriner Corvette at Mecum's St. Charles Auction

Our favorite non-original L88 Shriner Corvette is back on the market again. The 1967 “L88″ Shriner COPO Corvette crossed the block at Mecum’s St. Charles auction on Saturday where it reached a high bid of $80,000 but failed to reach its reserve price. Longtime readers of CorvetteBlogger may recognize this as the same car whose listing on eBay in December 2005 was pulled after the Corvette community challenged the sale as a real-deal L88 Corvette.

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Cool DIY Mod: Paint Your Corvette Grand Sport Emblems

by Keith Cornett on September 18, 2010

Cool DIY Mod: Paint Your Corvette Grand Sport Emblems

Corvette Forum member “Bunker” has a red Corvette Grand Sport with Competition Gray wheels and fender hash marks. Not really liking the chrome Grand Sport emblem on the front quarter panels, Bunker purchased an extra set and got to work. Although he admits its not the closest in paint matching, its does provide his Grand Sport Corvette coupe a look different than stock.

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[VIDEO] Marriage Proposal Features a Convertible Corvette and the Indy 500

The hopeless romantic in me just loved this feature. Austin Dillman suprises his race-loving girlfriend Sheri with a marriage proposal “on the bricks” of the Indy 500 the day before the big race. With help from Hare Chevrolet, GM, the Indy 500 and driver Tony Kanaan, Austin’s proposal was well received. Check out the video after the jump to see how he pulled it off.

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Corvette Central Unveils Cutaway C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2010

Corvette Central Unveils Cutaway C4 Corvette

In the spirit of the old and new cutaway Corvettes that GM displayed at car shows around the country comes the C4 Cutaway Corvette built by Corvette Central. The drivable Corvette was unveiled appropriately enough at Corvettes at Carlisle. A majority of the outer and inner trim panels have been removed so you can view the car’s hidden components.

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[VIDEO] Forza 3 Corvette Challenge Paint Competition

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2010

Forza 3 Corvette Challenge Paint Competition

Our friend Chris Draper recently held a Corvette Challenge Paint competition on the Forza Motorsport forums. The goal was to faithfully recreate the 1988-90 C4 Corvette Challenge race cars. Seven challenge cars were painted with 1989 EDS/Exxon Corvette receiving the most votes. Check out these awesomely recreated Corvettes as they race on some of the best known road courses in the world.

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1980 Corvette Stolen and Crashed on Route 66

by Keith Cornett on September 14, 2010

1980 Corvette Stolen and Crashed on Route 66

For many teen drivers, a Corvette is a dream car that they hope they will one day own. For Kachina Village, Arizona teen Mitchell Mohler Jr, it was a goal made possible by shoveling snow and doing other jobs which raised several thousand dollars. His Dad kicked in the rest and together they purchased a restored 1980 Corvette. That dream of Corvette ownership has since turned into a nightmare when the Corvette was stolen from a car show and crashed on Route 66.

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Corvette ZR1 Raffle to Benefit Family of Fallen Cop

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2010

Corvette ZR1 Raffle to Benefit Family of Fallen Cop

Back in July while responding to a domestic dispute call, Taylor Michigan police corporal Matthew Edwards was tragically gunned down in the line of duty. The former Police Officer of the Year leaves behind a wife and two children. Taylor Chevrolet, the local Chevy dealer in the community has stepped up to offer a Corvette ZR1 which will be raffled with the proceeds to help the family.

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