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[POLL] What is Your Favorite Part of Corvette Funfest?

by Steve Burns on September 19, 2014

[POLL] What’s Your Favorite Part of Corvette Funfest?

It’s time for another CorvetteBlogger Poll! This time we want to hear from those of you who’ve attended Corvette Funfest.

Mid America’s Corvette Funfest turns 21 this weekend. The annual 4-day celebration at Mid America Motorworks’ HQ in Effingham, Illinois runs this Thursday through Sunday. Countless activities fill the docket, but we want to know what’s your favorite part of Corvette Funfest?

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[VIDEO] Ed Welburn Shows Off the New 2015 Corvette Z06 to Jay Leno in Monterey

Jay Leno takes us out of his garage and out into the world for a field trip to what he calls the “Super Bowl for car enthusiasts” in Pebble Beach, Calif., where he says you can see some of the best cars ever built.

He calls this 42-minute show “The Ultimate Car Week.”

Of most interest to Corvette enthusiasts is likely to be a segment devoted to the 2015 Corvette Z06. You might want to fast forward to about the 9:50 mark to see this.

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[VIDEO] Now and Then: The Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 17, 2014

[VIDEO] Now and Then: The Corvette Stingray

Here’s a short “Now & Then” documentary by Graeme Jenvey that’ll definitely put a smile on a Corvette enthusiast’s face.

In the six-and-a-half minute video, a long-time Corvette lover named Joe Gallo shares his thoughts about his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray, then contrasts it with a 2014 Stingray.

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[VIDEO] Bank Robber’s C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

by Mitch Talley on September 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Bank Robber's C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

We’ve heard of “dynamite” Corvettes exploding off the line at a drag strip.

But a suspect bank robber in Stanton, Calif., added a new twist to that scenario Monday morning.

The 62-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Bank of the West on Beach Boulevard in Stanton after a traffic stop at Katella and Western avenues.

That’s where it gets interesting.

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Join the Corvette Museum's First Ever HPDE Event at the NCM Motorsports Park

One of the core missions of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always been to promote the improvement of driver skills.

Now that the Motorsports Park has officially opened, that mission will roar into action with the inaugural High Performance Driving Event coming up later this month.

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[RECALL] GM Issues Two Recalls and a Stop Sale Order for 2015 Corvettes

The recall problems for General Motors apparently have finally reached the top of the line, but maybe that’s a good thing.

This week’s announcement that GM plans to issue two more recalls (according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers Thursday) on the hot-selling 2015 Chevrolet Corvette means the company really is paying much closer attention to safety than perhaps it did in the past.

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Chevrolet to Sell the Very First Retail 2015 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Here’s your chance to get the first retail production Corvette Stingray for the 2015 model year, complete with the new 8-speed automatic transmission – and help a worthy charity in the process.

Barrett-Jackson will be offering the numerically significant Stingray at its upcoming auction in Las Vegas Sept. 25-27. This particular car is slated to be sold at approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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Corvette Stingray Runs Car and Driver's Lightning Lap but the Camaro Z/28 Steals the Show

The latest Car and Driver issue with the rendering of the mid-engine 2017 Corvette ZORA on the cover also features the results from the magazine’s annual Lightning Lap competition where the latest stock/unmodified offerings from selected manufacturers are raced against the clock at Virginia International Raceway.

For the 7th Annual Lightning Lap, 25 cars were selected and grouped into classes based on selling price and this year’s competition features both the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2014 Camaro Z/28. Thanks to a post on the forums at VW Vortex, we have the results!

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Walks a Tight Rope in Tampa

by Mitch Talley on September 11, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Walks a Tight Rope in Tampa

We’ve heard of Corvette dragsters popping wheelies, but here’s something you definitely don’t see every day: a C6 Corvette resting at a 45-degree angle with its front bumper centered by a utility pole guy wire.

The unusual sight happened late Wednesday morning in Tampa, Fla., at Albany and Waters avenues near Armenia.

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Car and Driver Dishes New Report on the Mid-Engine 2017 Corvette ZORA ZR1

Despite the world-class reviews of the C7′s Corvette Stingray and the coming main attraction, the 650 horsepower 2015 Corvette Z06, you would think we would be content to focus on the most advanced Corvettes ever produced. But as always, there are rumors afoot about a next generation Corvette and the main question on everybody’s minds is will Chevy finally bring a mid-engined Corvette to market.

Even though the C7 Corvette Z06 has yet to start production, it’s never too early to start speculating on the next generation Corvette, the C8. After last month’s rumors of a mid-engine super-Corvette dubbed either the Zora or ZR1 from Motor Trend, Car and Driver follows up with their preview of the next King of the Hill Corvette in their October 2014 issue.

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