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Corvette Auction Preview: The Bob McDorman Collection

by Guest Contributor on November 1, 2010

Corvette Auction Preview: The Bob McDorman Collection

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

The white text near the bottom of the front cover of Mecum Auctions’ lot catalog reads simply: “The World Greatest Chevrolet Collector”. After flipping through just a few pages of the paper or online catalog versions, it would be very difficult to disagree with that statement. Bob McDorman has been in the Chevrolet sales business for nearly 50 years. In that time he’s accumulated countless classic and modern Chevy’s in his immense collection. On Saturday, November 6th, Bob will sell the final portion of his collection all at no reserve in a sale hosted by Mecum Auctions at McDorman’s dealership in Canal Winchester, OH. In addition the numerous other models of Chevrolet’s being sold, there are nearly 90 highly desirable Corvettes up for grabs as well. With model years ranging from 1953 to 2009 there’s sure to be something for everyone. Celebrity owned, GM styling cars, early VIN’s, and one off’s fill the docket. Even neon signs, go-karts, and posters are for sale.

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[POLL] Do You Like The New “Chevy Runs Deep” Ad

by Keith Cornett on October 29, 2010

[POLL] Do You Like the

This week Chevrolet introduced a new advertising campaign which debuted during Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the World Series. The ad is narrated by Tim Allen and features the new tagline “Chevy Runs Deep”. 100 years of Chevrolet history is shown including the new Volt and the 2011 Arctic White Corvette ZR1 featured in the “Rockets” ad. Watch the new commercial and then cast your vote whether or not you think the new tagline will be a success for Chevy.

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Chevy to Build Corvette ZR1′s LS9 Engine Live at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on October 28, 2010

Chevy to Build Corvette ZR1's LS9 Engine Live at SEMA

This summer Chevrolet unveiled a new program for Corvette buyers called the Corvette Engine Build Experience. For a cool $5,800, the program allows a Corvette buyer to assemble the LS7 or LS9 engine that will be installed in his Corvette Z06 or ZR1. To help promote the program, Chevy will be taking the Performance Build Center on the road to SEMA where one of GM’s skilled engine builders will assemble the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower engine live from the floor of this year’s SEMA show.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Engineer Discusses the ZR1's Exposed Carbon Fiber

When the Corvette ZR1 was first introduced to the public in 2008, one of the features causing a huge buzz in the automotive world was the exposed carbon fiber roof and the very expensive UV-resistant clear coat (said to cost $60,000 per gallon) that keeps the carbon fiber from cracking and yellowing in the sun. In this video, Corvette engineer Mark Voss talks about that clear coat covering that acts like a sunscreen to protect the panel for the life of the car.

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Chevy Acknowledges Petit Le Mans Win with USA Today Ad

THE WINNER OF PETIT LE MANS
As Seen by Porsche, Ferrari and BWM

Chevy celebrates the tremendous end-of-the-season win by Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans with this full page advertisement in the Friday, October 8th edition of USA Today.

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[PICS] Kerbeck Corvette’s Toys for Tots Run

by Keith Cornett on October 18, 2010

[PICS] Kerbeck Corvette's Toys for Tots Run

Kerbeck Corvette’s Toys for Tots run was held last weekend and from all accounts it was an overwhelming success. Over 650 Corvettes attended the event and several thousand toys were donated to the Marine Corp. Kerbeck’s sale manager Dave Salvatore said the amount of toys donated was most ever in the event’s seven year history. So a big Corvette Wave goes to all those who attended and donated.

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2011 Corvette Production Statistics (So Far) by Model, Color

Thanks to Corvette Conti, we have a couple of charts detailing 2011 model year Corvette production. Buyers are still flocking to the Grand Sport models which combined, makes up 54% of total Corvette production. As far as popular colors, the numbers are following the recent trend of Black being the most popular choice followed by the two Reds and Cyber Gray.

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Corvettes at the Cars and Coffee Meet in St. Pete

by Keith Cornett on October 16, 2010

Corvettes at the Cars and Coffee Meet in St. Pete

This morning found me up before the sun cruising across Tampa Bay to the duPont Registry’s Cars and Coffee meet in St. Petersburg. Florida. The monthly get-together keeps growing and as such there is a ton of eye candy for our viewing pleasure. The earliest Corvette we found was a silver 1964 Coupe and the latest model was a 2010 supercharged Callaway Corvette. Check out our gallery of photos after the jump.

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[PICS] Corvette Vanity License Plates of Petit Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on October 14, 2010

Corvette Vanity License Plates of Petit Le Mans

Taking a walk through the Corral at Petit Le Mans, we found a number of Corvettes featuring some very cool vanity license plates. Without further ado, check out our huge gallery of the best custom license plates of Petit Le Mans.

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An American in Paris: The Corvette C6.R at the Paris Motor Show

Corvette Racing’s C6.R and a 2011 Supersonic Blue Corvette ZR1 are sharing the stage at the Paris Motor Show. Chevrolet is using the display to show visitors how technology gleaned from racing makes a better street car. Check out a couple pictures and the official press release highlighting the track to street technology transfer after the jump.

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