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See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2012

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Classic Corvette Dealer Investigated over Double VINs

Investigators with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Vehicle Theft Unit served a search warrant on Mershon’s World of Cars last week as part of an ongoing investigation that was triggered when one Vehicle Identification Number was linked to two separate 1967 Corvettes.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car.

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The Corvette King of Napoleon, Ohio

by Mitch Talley on May 16, 2012

The Corvette King of Napoleon, Ohio

Corvette fanatics probably think they have died and gone to heaven when they walk into the showroom at ProTeam Corvette Sales.

And little wonder.

Owner’s Terry Michaelis and his brother Fred – who have been in the Corvette hobby since the early 1970s, when they first began buying and fixing up used models – currently have the world’s largest collection of classic Corvettes in a collection of surprisingly simple buildings in the small Ohio town of Napoleon.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

We dropped the rumor last week that Guy Fieri is in contention to be the pace car driver at this year’s Indianapolis 500 and today we learned that its official. The celebrity chef and Corvette owner will be driving the 2013 Corvette ZR1 to start the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27th.

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Insurance Industry Group Names The Top 10 Most Stolen Corvettes

So here’s a fact for Corvette trivia fans: In the last 30 years, which model year of Corvette has been reported stolen more than any other? If you answered the 1984 Corvette, then give yourself a hand.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has looked a thefts of Corvettes from 1981-2011 and issued their report to the insurance industry. Over the last 30 years, 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico with the 1984 model year leading the way with 8,554 thefts.

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Bloomington Gold Announces 2012 inductees into The Great Hall

Our friends at Bloomington Gold have recently announced who will be honored this year as the newest members of The Great Hall. The diverse 2012 list of honorees consists of a racer, a noted restorer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer among others.

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C5 Corvette Seized From Drug Dealer is Now a DARE Car

A Corvette once associated with a drug dealer is now helping Bartlett, Tennessee police teach youngsters about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The 1999 model has been adorned with patriotic decals as part of the DARE program, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which aims to show fourth and fifth graders how to keep peer pressure from making them succumb to drugs and alcohol.

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April 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on May 7, 2012

April 2012 Corvette Sales

Last week, General Motors released the April 2012 sales report and new deliveries of America’s favorite sports car came in at 1,396. This is down 4% from April 2011′s sales figure of 1,454 but was an increase over the 1,376 Corvettes sold last month (March 2012). This is now the 4th month in row for Corvette sales increases over the previous month and April’s sales number is the highest in a year. For the calendar year, 4,328 Corvettes have been sold and the number is pacing 0.8% ahead of 2011′s calendar year sales.

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Mecum to Offer Rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 at Indianapolis Sale

Mecum Auctions will be offering a very rare 1972 Corvette ZR1 coupe at their upcoming 25th Anniversary Indianapolis auction May 15th – 20th. The blue coupe is one of just 20 produced in 1972 and one of 53 built during the 1970 – 1972 production run.

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