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[PICS] Cimtex Rods’ Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

by Steve Burns on February 29, 2012

[PICS] Cimtex Rods Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

While perusing the plethora of flashy rides at Detroit Autorama we stumbled across this simply stunning custom 1962 Corvette dubbed “Sixty-Two Twelve”. The absolutely striking black roadster built by Cimtex Rods in Jarrell, Texas was being shown by Bruce and Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

by Steve Burns on February 27, 2012

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

Last weekend marked our annual pilgrimage to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit for the yearly festival of chrome and horsepower known as Autorama. Each year thousands of attendees wander aisle after aisle checking out the custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, and hot rods. This year was the 60th installment of the show.

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New Ownership at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on February 20, 2012

New Ownership at Bloomington Gold

Bloomington Gold announced last week that Corvette aficionado Guy Larsen has purchased the show from the Mecum Family. According to the release, Larsen has already been involved with both the 2013 move to Champaign and the newly released judging criteria for engine stamps.

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[VIDEO] Hendrick Performance NCRS Corvette Judging Walkthrough

Hendrick Motorsports is one of the top racing teams in NASCAR. In addition to claiming 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup championships since 1996, Hendrick also stakes claim to one the largest auto dealership empires in the world, selling over 200,000 cars in 2011. Like Hendrick, the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) looks for the very best in its judging of original and restored Corvettes. Now you can see how the 2 entities come together in this short video filmed at the 2012 NCRS Kissimmee Regional last month.

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[PICS] 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette Shows Off New Tonal Stripe Top

Fresh off its appearance at Barrett-Jackson, where VIN #001 raised $700,000 for charity, the 2013 427 Convertible featuring the 60th Anniversary Package is now on display at the Chicago Auto Show. Although absent in Scottsdale, the new two-toned striped convertible top is now on the car and thanks to our friends at Kerbeck Corvette, we can share the first photos of the newest ragtop Corvette from the Windy City.

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NY Giant's Eli Manning Wins Super Bowl MVP and a 2012 Corvette

New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning was named the Super Bowl XLVI MVP after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. For his efforts, Eli was given the key fob to a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition Convertible during the post game festivities.

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[VIDEO] Chevy to Award Super Bowl MVP a 2012 Corvette GS Centennial Edition

Chevrolet returns to the Super Bowl in a big way by offering fans the opportunity to win prizes including one of 20 vehicles with their Super Bowl App contest. In addition to the fan giveaway, we have also learned that Chevy will be awarding the Most Valuable Player with a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Centennial Edition Convertible.

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[VIDEO] 2010 Corvette ZR1 VIN 001 Sells at Barrett-Jackson

by Keith Cornett on February 3, 2012

[VIDEO] 2010 Corvette ZR1 VIN 001 Sells at Barrett-Jackson

Continuing our recap of the January 2012 Corvette auctions, we bring to you the no-reserve sale of the first Corvette ZR1 to be produced in 2010. First VIN Corvettes have always been a hot commodity among collectors, highlighted by the purchase of the 2009 VIN 001 Corvette ZR1 for $1 million by Dave Ressler. Unlike the first year ZR1, this 2010 Corvette ZR1 is meant to be driven as the first owner put 3,934 miles on the Jetstream Blue sports car.

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[PIC] President Obama Checks Out the Corvette ZR1

President Obama can’t resist the allure of the mighty Corvette ZR1 and took the opportunity to take a seat in the 638-hp Carbon Flash Centennial Edition during a visit to the Washington Auto Show on January 31, 2012. The Washington Auto Show is held at the Washington Convention Center and will run through Sunday, February 5th.

The picture was taken by Pablo Martinez Monsivais for AP and posted on The Washington Times.

Thanks to Chris at Zip Corvette Parts for the heads up!

 

1961 Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car a No-Sale at Mecum's 2012 Kissimmee Auction

The 1961 Corvette Gulf Oil race car was one of the centerpieces of Mecum’s 2012 Kissimmee auction and it drew massive attention when it hit the auction block Saturday afternoon. Bidding on the Grady Davis Gulf Oil-sponsored Corvette was fast and furious at the beginning but eventually stalled at $850,000 and the car went unsold. The reserve was undisclosed and the auctioneer only said that it would take “more”.

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