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Arson blamed for Fire at Reality TV's South Beach Classics Auto Dealership

At least two C3 Corvettes were among the vehicles damaged in a suspected arson in late December at a well-known classic car auto dealership in Miami, Florida.

The fire, which was set in three places, caused $1 million in damages to Ted Vernon Specialty Autos at 8301 N.W. 7th Ave., but it could have been much worse.

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[VIDEO] Jay Leno Reviews the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

Amazing.

That seems Jay Leno’s favorite word to describe how he feels about the 2015 Corvette Z06 as the popular comedian, retired Tonight Show host, and car fanatic gets to see, touch, and drive a pre-production model of the Chevy supercar in this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

“Man, this thing is fast!” he says during his rip-roaring drive along a curvy, hilly California road with Chevy product specialist Shad Balch.

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IndyCar Driver Simon Pagenaud May Join Corvette Racing for Endurance Races
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IndyCar Series star Simon Pagenaud will likely be behind the wheel of a Corvette C7.R at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, according to multiple sources talking to RACER.

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[ACCIDENT] 1996 Corvette Impaled after Man's Joyride Ends in a Crash
Photo courtesy Edgartown Police

Police never know what they’ll find at a crime scene.

Just witness this white 1996 Corvette that’s been impaled by fence posts that crashed through the back bumper, shattered the back glass, with one winding up going into the back of the passenger seat.

That’s what Edgartown police, fire, and medical responders found around 11 a.m. last Sunday when they reached the site of a car crash at Katama airfield off Herring Creek Drive.

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[VIDEO] Storm Damaged Tree Falls on a C5 Corvette in California

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to work late.

That’s what Linda Becker says she was doing around 2 a.m. Saturday at her Novato, California business on Entrada Drive called Dollhouses, Trains and More.

“I heard this loud…,” she told ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington. “The building just shook and I thought it was an earthquake.”

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[VIDEO] Valet Who Drove a Corvette to 50 MPH in a Parking Garage Has Been Fired

If you live in Costa Mesa, California, your sports car is a little safer tonight.

The valet who took a joyride inside a parking garage that was recorded via a Corvette Stingray’s Performance Data Recorder with Valet Mode is now out of a job.

That news comes from ABC7′s WJLA who interviewed the Corvette’s owner Dan Cowles after his recording of the valet acting badly went viral.

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[ACCIDENT] Corvette Stingray Driver Hits a Man Parked on Interstate 71 in Ohio
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A man stopped on the side of I-71 North near Deerfield Township, Ohio is fighting for his life after he and his pickup truck were struck by a white 2015 Corvette Stingray on Friday morning.

Troopers said that Shawn Steinke, 47, of Lebanon, Ohio was checking on the load in his GMC Sierra on the berm of the interstate when the Corvette driver – 49-year-old Kevin Pong of South Lebanon, Ohio – lost control of his vehicle and struck the truck and Steinke, tossing him into the road where he was run over.

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GM's Welburn: Future Chevrolet Models to Carry Subtle Corvette Design Cues

If you like the design of the new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray that debuted in 2014, then you may very well like the changes that are apparently coming to the rest of Chevy’s next generation vehicles.

That’s the word from Ed Welburn, chief of General Motors global design.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Employees Adopt 175 Angels

by Mitch Talley on December 13, 2014

Corvette Assembly Plant Employees Adopts 175 Angels

We’ve known the Corvette Assembly Plant has a bunch of angels for a long time.

After all, they share the gift of Corvettes with thousands of us enthusiasts each year.

But now the Bowling Green workers are taking it a step further as they’re again taking part in the Salvation Army Angels program this holiday season.

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The beautiful sound of that Corvette Stingray engine humming down the highway could well be the theme song for the Tonawanda Engine Plant, where the seventh-generation Corvette’s powerplant is being manufactured.

Life hasn’t always been so rosy for the New York plant, which suffered through the auto industry downturn during the recent recession but has roared back to life with a vengeance thanks to the success of the new Stingray.

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