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This Day in Corvette History: George Swanson Laid to Rest
Photo Credit: TheAutomotiveIndia.com

On this day in 1994, the ashes of 71-year-old George Swanson were placed in the drivers seat of his beloved 27,000 mile 1984 white Corvette. A crane then lifted the sports car and lowered into the 4-plot grave site in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania. George’s widow Caroline Swanson said “George always said he lived a fabulous life, and he went out in a fabulous style.”

Read the entire account at History.com

 

[RUMORS] Automotive News Proclaims 2012 as Last Full Year of C6 Corvette Production

Automotive News’ product editor Rick Kranz wrote yesterday on the timeline for C6/C7 Corvette production. He says that according to a source at Chevrolet, the C6 Corvette will be offered in 2012 and 2013 while the C7 Corvette is expected in 2014. However, he writes that the 2013 model year may be abbreviated to allow plenty of time to retool the Bowling Green Assembly Plant for C7 production.

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[ACCIDENTS] Cellphone-Talking Corvette Driver Gets Under a Dodge Neon

This “head-turning” traffic accident in El Cajon, California caught our attention as the picture shows the rear-ending of Dodge Neon by an Arctic White C6 Corvette with the Neon actually coming to rest on the hood of America’s favorite sports car. No one was injured in the accident which was allegedly caused by the Corvette driver talking on a cell phone.

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Bloomington Gold Announces the 10 Cars to be inducted into 2011 Great Hall

Article contributed by Steve Burns

A couple weeks back we told you about the newest batch of 10 people being added into Bloomington Gold’s Great Hall. Last week our friends at Bloomington Gold announced the 10 cars to be inducted during the June 23rd – 26th event in St. Charles, IL. The cars being inducted this year cover the full spectrum of the Corvette legend from race car, to styling car, to pace car.

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[VIDEO] See How the Corvette ZR1's Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes are Made

Since the introduction of the Corvette ZR1 in 2009, carbon ceramic brakes have been available on production Corvettes. General Motors turned to Brembo to provide the brakes for the top of the line Corvette ZR1 and after the jump, you’ll see how they are made courtesy of the Science Channel.

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[PICS] Corvettes at the NCRS Regional Show in Wildwood NJ

Here are some great photos of Corvettes that were in attendance at the 4th Garden State NCRS Regional show in Wildwood, NJ.

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[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

by Keith Cornett on May 23, 2011

[VIDEO] Monday Morning C3 Corvette Burnout

How about we kick off the start of this week right with a Monday morning Corvette burnout. Here is a black C3 Corvette laying down some rubber on a deserted stretch of two lane blacktop.

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Corvette-Based Endora SC-1 Heading for Production

by Keith Cornett on May 22, 2011

Corvette-Based Endora SC-1 Heading for Production

Time and time again we see custom supercars built around the C6 Corvette. The Rossi 66 and Bertone’s Mantide are two that have successfully made the jump from vaporware to production. And last week we learned German-based Endora cars is planning on using the C6 Corvette as the basis for their supercar, the Endora SC-1.

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2009 Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 Sells for $70,000 at Mecum's Indy Auction

We’ve noted several good Corvette buys this weekend at Dana Mecum’s Spring Auction in Indianapolis but I don’t think anyone was prepared to see a 2009 Corvette ZR1 sell for $70,000. But that’s what happened when the VIN #0006 crossed the auction block Saturday afternoon.

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[VIDEO] 1965 Corvette VIN 00001 Sells at Mecum's Indy Auction

Here’s a 1965 Corvette that’s number 1 in our book. Actually, it’s the very first 1965 Corvette, VIN 194375S100001 and it crossed the auction block Wednesday evening at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis. The Silver Pearl Coupe with the 327/365 hp engine was sold for $66,000 to Bidder #1 – Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette.

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