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Corvette Club Pays Tribute to the Late Former Kentwood Mayor Richard Root
Sally Finneran | MLive

The love that Corvette owners have for one another never was clearer than Sunday in Kentwood, Michigan.

That’s when some 65 Corvettes rumbled past the home of late Kentwood Mayor Richard Root to pay homage to a dedicated Corvette owner who lost his four-year battle with cancer on Friday.

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Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

by Keith Cornett on June 7, 2012

Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

The 18th annual Hot Rod Power Tour is well underway this week and yesterday, the traveling performance car show stopped at Mid America Motorworks Effingham, IL campus for a hot lunch and a one-of-a-kind car show.

Some 3,000 hot rods, including over 130 Corvettes, were making their way from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the Gateway International Raceway on what was the 4th day of the 7 day tour that started in Detroit and ends in Arlington, Texas.

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Top Gear Reviews the Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

The folks across the pond at Top Gear have gotten their hands on a Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. Regular viewers and readers of Top Gear already know that they’re not huge fans of America’s sports car aside from its super human performance. You can see what they thought of the GS after the break.

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[VIDEO] C5 Z06 Driver Goes Off-Course While Attempting a Burnout at Dallas Cars and Coffee

Want to learn how to be a high-performance driver?

Then you would do well to check out the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving after noting that the top instructors there came away with victories in all five of their races at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 2 and 3.

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Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on June 6, 2012

Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

General Motors released the annual production statistics for the 2012 model year on Tuesday which gives us the opportunity to see how many Corvettes were produced and which options and accessories were on each of the six models. As we stated in May 2012′s Corvette Sales Report, production of the 2012 Corvette ended in early May and a total of 11,647 Corvettes were built during the model year.

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Chevrolet Performance Launches The BLOCK - A New Interactive Community for Car Enthusiasts

How would you like the chance to get advice from a Chevrolet engineer without leaving the comfort of your own home?

That’s a very real possibility now that Chevrolet Performance has just begun a social community that caters to car enthusiasts.

It’s called The BLOCK and offers interactive features of enthusiasts’ vehicles along with the latest insider information on new parts, Chevrolet factory-performance models, and Chevy racing action. You can even pick up the latest info on the next-generation Corvette on The BLOCK as soon as it’s released.

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May 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on June 4, 2012

May 2012 Corvette Sales

On Friday, General Motors released their monthly sales report for May 2012 and it shows that 1,219 buyers took delivery of a new Corvette. Despite sales being down -6% from May 2011′s number of 1,304, this a very solid sales figure which includes deliveries of the very first 2013 Corvettes. For the calendar year to date, Corvette sales are pacing slightly behind 2011 (-0.9%) with 5,547 Corvettes delivered in 2012 vs 5,597 Corvettes in 2011.

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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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