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Corvettes

Comparisons

So what does the Chevrolet Corvette and movie star Marilyn Monroe have in common? Seductive, voluptuous, hot, fast and sexy is how Paul Niedermeyer from The Truth About Cars describes both of these American icons. There are other comparisons as well including how both started from humble beginnings and then went on to capture the hearts of Americans and world. You owe it to yourself to check out this great read, however, keep in mind that some of the images are Not Safe For Work (NSFW)!

From the comments section comes one of the best quotes about Corvettes I have read in along time:

Every man should own a ‘Vette during his lifetime, however briefly. It will then become the benchmark for comparison for every other car he drives for the rest of his life…


The Truth About Cars: Curbside Classic: 1962 Corvette – The Marilyn Monroe Of Cars

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Tanner Faust, host of SPEED’s Supercars Exposed, heads to Pepple Beach where he has the unique opportunity to drive both the very first Porsche and the very first Corvette ever built. The Motorama Corvette, dubbed EX-122 by GM Engineering, features an upgraded 283 V8 which the car received when it was being used as a test mule.

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Retired 4-Star US Army General Richard Cody, former commander of the 101st Airborne and Army Vice Chief of Staff, recently toured the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where the Corvette is assembled. Cody was in town to pick up his new 2010 Grand Sport Convertible and took delivery of the Torch Red sports car at the National Corvette Museum across the street. The visit allowed the General to meet and greet the people responsible for building the new Corvette, many of whom are veterans themselves.


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Corvettes on eBay: The 1968/74 Delmo Johnson Race Car

by Keith Cornett on February 19, 2010

Delmo Johnson's Last Corvette

Texas legend Delmo Johnson is one of the pioneers of Corvette road racing with a career that goes back to the early days. His lengthy list of significant Corvette racers he has piloted include Grand Sports #003 and #004 and C1 and C2 Corvettes raced under the Gulf Oil banner. In the early 1990′s, after many years in retirement, some friends encouraged him to come out and race one more time and this 1968/74 Corvette was his ride.

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The Peter Max VH1 Corvette Collection is on the Move in NYC

by Keith Cornett on February 12, 2010

2009 Callaway GT1 Championship Edition featured in Corvette Magazine

In 1989 VH1 held a contest where they gave a way 36 Corvettes – one for every year beginning in 1953 through 1989 – to a single winner. Dennis Amodeo, a carpenter from Long Island won the collection, but before taking delivery he sold all 36 Corvettes to Pop artist Peter Max who planned to use the cars for an art project. The project never got off the ground and the Corvettes ended up parked in a Brooklyn building where they were essentially forgotten.

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[PIC] Corvettes Line Up for the Chicago Auto Show

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2010

Corvette's Line Up for the Chicago Auto Show
“The Supercharged 638 hp Corvette ZR1 with two Grand Sports”


Source:
GM Behind the Scenes

 

2011 Corvette Z06 to Get New Goodyear Eagle F1 Tires

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2010

2011 Corvette Z06 to Get New Goodyear Eagle F1 Tires

Goodyear’s latest Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires will be factory fitted on the 2011 Corvette Z06. The new Ultra-High Performance (UHP) tire is described as “Street-refined, but track-capable”. The tire has been tested on road courses throughout North America and will be available this summer.

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[FAIL] Corvette Driver Wrecks After Intentional Acceleration

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2010

I kind of feel bad for the guy. He just wanted to go fast. Did you hear those tires when he stomped on it?


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2009 Callaway GT1 Championship Edition featured in Corvette Magazine

I just got my April 2010 issue of Corvette Magazine and oh, snap! Guess what I saw? Gracing the cover is a 2009 GT1 Championship Edition Convertible. A car so rare, we’ll be talking about the record prices these special editions are sure to get at auctions sooner rather than later. Only 7 Black GT1 Convertibles were made and we are pretty sure that only one has been tuned by Callaway.

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[Accidents] Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2010

Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

This C6 Corvette ends up precariously balanced on a telephone support wire following a collision with another car. The accident took place in Fountain Valley California last week. There were no injuries but the Corvette was messed up pretty bad. Check out additional photos after the jump.

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