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Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

by Mitch Talley on June 22, 2012

Corvette Ownership Still a Dream For Many Drivers

A writer at stltoday.com in St. Louis wonders, what baby boomer hasn’t dreamed of someday owning a Corvette?

He’s right. Older baby boomers grew up watching Route 66 on TV every week and quickly learned to drool over the new Corvette driven by Martin Milner and George Maharis (at least for 2½ seasons), two happy-go-lucky young guys who lived an exciting life out of their shiny sports car. If that doesn’t get a young man lusting after a car, what will?

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

There’s a serious affliction slowly taking a hold of the Unites States which some people may not be aware of. This situation could very quickly turn into an epidemic. What is this serious concern? It’s the fact that hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes are actively looking for a new, caring home. To help combat this problem, Mecum Auctions holds their annual Bloomington Gold all-Corvette auction each year in June. The 2012 version takes place this Saturday June 23rd at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

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[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

by Steve Burns on June 22, 2012

[PICS] Canterbury Corvette Fest 2012

We made a quick stop last weekend at the 8th annual Canterbury Corvette Fest hosted by the GMC Corvette Set club. Just under 100 Corvettes were spread out around the scenic property of Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Michigan. A photo gallery of the event lurks just beyond the jump.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Orange County

The Barrett-Jackson road show rolls into southern California this weekend for their annual Orange County auction. The 3rd rendition of the OC event takes place at the OC Fair and Event Center June 22 – 24. SPEED will have 16 hours of live coverage over the course of the weekend.

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Corvette Central's Jerry Kohn to be inducted into Bloomington Gold's Great Hall

They say that necessity is the mother of invention.

Corvette Central founder and CEO Jerry Kohn would probably agree with that.

Back in the 1970s, Kohn was a tool & die specialist and a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan who was looking for much-needed parts for a 1958 Corvette. It didn’t take long for him to discover that the parts he needed were either not available, poorly made, or overpriced.

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[PICS] Eyeson Design Show Celebrates 25 Years with a Collection of 25 Silver Corvettes

Each year the Eyeson Design car show celebrates the best in automotive design from pre-war cars and motorcycles to modern tuner cars. This year the popular event turned 25 and celebrated its silver anniversary with a special circle of silver Corvettes.

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Missouri Brush Fire Claims Man's Three-car Corvette Collection
Photo by Justin L. Fowler of The (Springfield) State Journal-Register

What took a 65-year-old Staunton, Missouri man a lifetime to collect was destroyed overnight Thursday in a fire that gutted his two garages containing three Corvettes and related memorabilia.

“This was my whole life,” an emotional John Hibbeler told stltoday.com reporter Kim Bell. “It took me 45 years to get to this position, and I lost it all in one night.”

He lost it all thanks to a small brush fire that got out of control, fire officials said.

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Corvette Racing to Give SPEED Viewers the Ride of a Lifetime at Le Mans

It’s that time of year where the best sports cars in the world head to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing is back and Jake will have his work cut out for him in defending the crown of last year’s GTE-Pro class win by the #73 Corvette C6.R. If you’re planning on following the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we got a comprehensive list of Corvette-related links and additional points of interest for you after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Bowling Green Assembly Plant Gets Ready to Build the C7 Corvette

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant showed off its $131 million construction project to elected officials on Tuesday, as preparations for the C7 Corvette kick into high gear.

The plant will be closing to the public for tours on September 14 as the secretive work continues for the highly anticipated next generation.

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My Day at a NCRS Judging Meet

by Steve Burns on June 13, 2012

My Day at a NCRS Judging Meet

On June 1st and 2nd the Michigan Chapter of the NCRS hosted its annual chapter judging meet. I and about 15 other Corvette owners subjected our cars to the rigorous inspection of the NCRS judges. Over the course of judging day 5 teams of 2 judges each descended upon our Corvettes measuring their accuracy compared to their as-new condition.

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