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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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Winning Futures Alumni Win Use of a New Corvette for a Weekend

How would you like to be able to drive a Corvette for a weekend?

If you happen to be a former student of a Michigan-based mentoring program called Winning Futures, you just might get that honor.

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Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2012

Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

Bill McElroy and his 1966 Corvette Sting Ray coupe have been through a lot together over the past 40 years.

Back in 1971, McElroy, then 19 years old, found the car in a newspaper ad, advertised for just $1,600, nearly half what other folks wanted for similar Corvettes back then.

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Allvette.net To Partner With Corvettes at Carlisle For Corvette Giveaway

If you’re a Corvette fanatic, you’re well aware of all the great fun that you can have at Corvettes at Carlisle, which will be held this year on August 26-28 at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds.

This year the largest and most fun filled Corvette event will again feature a Sunday giveaway that will feature a very nice 1998 Corvette Coupe with just 24,000 miles on the odometer.

Allvette.net will again provide the Corvette for the annual giveaway, and their latest car is a real beauty – featuring Sebring Silver Metallic on the exterior and black leather on the interior. The fully loaded Vette has been pampered during its entire life, and it shows.

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[VIDEO] 2012 Bash - Corvette Racing Seminar with Fehan and Binks

Corvette Racing Program Director Doug Fehan and Dan Binks – crew chief for the #3 Corvette C6.R – took time out of their schedule to come visit Corvette owners and enthusiasts attending the 2012 Bash at the National Corvette Museum in April.

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2012 NCM Bash - Record Setting at the Nurburgring
Photo Credit: BridgetoGantry.com

At the 2012 NCM Bash held last weekend at the National Corvette Museum, GM test driver Jim Mero and engineer Jeff Mosher talked about their last visit to the Nurburgring in 2011 where the 2012 Corvette ZR1 lapped the famous circuit in 7:19.63, beating their previous run in 2008 of 7:26.4 and claiming the unofficial title as the fastest production car on the ‘ring.

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