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C4 Corvette and H1 Hummer Torched by Arsonist

by Mitch Talley on April 13, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

An Arizona couple will no doubt remember Easter 2012 for a long time.

They woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of their doorbell being rung repeatedly to warn them of a fire at their San Tan Valley home.

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Zip Corvette Invites You to their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 14

If you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, make sure you drop by Zip Corvette Part’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. The party will be held on Saturday at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Check out all the details at Zip-Corvette.com.

 

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

by Steve Burns on April 12, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Mecum Auctions rolls into Houston, Texas this weekend for their inaugural event there. The shiny new 2-day sale takes place Friday, April 13th and Saturday the 14th at the Reliant Center. The Velocity team will be sporting their very best blue shirts and khaki pants throughout their 12 hours of live coverage. Right now, there are over 60 Corvettes listed on the docket.

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The 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue

by Keith Cornett on April 12, 2012

The 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue

As we get closer to the 2013 Corvette’s official launch at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash later this month, additional details about the final C6 Corvette are starting to trickle out. There is always excitement when GM introduces a new color choice for Corvettes and so when we came across an official Chevrolet Dealer document that shows an illustration of the new 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue, we’ll, let’s just say we’re very pleased with the addition of the new shade.

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Dealer Refused to Sell Corvette to Man with Cancer

by Mitch Talley on April 11, 2012

[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

Our friends are Jalopnik.com recently shared a tale that should make every Corvette owner’s blood boil with anger and sadness.

One of Jalopnik’s commenters sent in a tale about a dying man with face cancer who was denied the chance to buy his dream car – a new Corvette – by a rude dealership that didn’t think he could afford it, despite the fact that he had the cash.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Corvette Sales Total $1.98 Million

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their three day foray to the East Coast as their 10th annual Palm Beach Collector Car Auction concluded on Saturday. The 2012 car list was a bit lighter on Corvettes compared with the auction house’s previous Palm Beach sales, but we still witnessed 39 Corvettes ranging from a 1954 roadster to a 2008 Indy Pace Car replica being sold at no reserve.

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Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

by Steve Burns on April 6, 2012

Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

Our Carlisle Events email newsletter arrived last week reminding us that registration for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle is already open. The show takes place August 24th – 26th. You can register a number of ways, but online is the easiest. Sign up for the “Gate-N-Go” option prior to July 23rd and take advantage of a $10 discount off of the regular price. Also, for a limited time you can get a 50% discount off entry to the Carlisle GM Nationals with your Corvettes at Carlisle registration.

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[VIDEO] Family Awarded $3.4 Million in Lawsuit against GM for a 2005 Corvette Fire

General Motors plans to appeal a decision by a California jury that awarded $3.4 million to a California family.

The settlement came as part of a lawsuit against GM over a defective telescoping steering column in a 2005 Corvette belonging to Patti Boekamp.

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March 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on April 4, 2012

March 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motor’s March Sales Report brings good news to the Corvette Team as sales for the month were up 18% over March 2011. Last month, GM sold 1,376 Corvettes vs 1,163 in March 2011. For the calendar year, Corvette sales are up 3.3% with 2,932 Corvettes sold in 2012 vs 2,839 Corvettes sold in 2011. This is the third month in a row that Corvette sales have increased over the previous month and the March total is the highest sales figure we’ve seen since April 2011.

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Zip Corvette Invites You to their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 14

Zip Corvette Parts has long been known for serving owners and enthusiasts as a trusted source of Corvette parts and accessories. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of their founding in 1977, Zip Corvette is throwing a party and you’re invited! Check out Zip’s “Cruising in the Fast Lane” celebration on Saturday, April 14th at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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