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Vettes in the News

2014 Corvette Stingray Beats Arctic Blast of Old Man Winter

by Bruce Troxell on February 26, 2015

Car & Driver magazine is, and has been for many years, one of the top car magazines, with a history of colorful characters (David E. Davis and Brock Yates spring to mind) and outrageous comparison articles (Pontiac GTO vs. Ferrari GTO and the GMC Syclone vs. Ferrari 348ts, to mention just two). They never seem to pass up a chance to tip over the sacred cows of the automotive world.

We weren’t too surprised then when we heard of their latest, and maybe the ultimate, comparison test — a stock 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. the arctic blast of old man winter. This was not just a run-of-the-mill cold start test. You see, C & D’s editorial headquarters are in beautiful downtown Ann Arbor, Mich. and last Friday Michigan was the coldest state in the country. Ann Arbor had an overnight low of -30°F, which was just shy of the -44°F low at the North Pole!

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Three Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a Corvette driver they believed was reaching for a weapon last year won’t face criminal charges following the recent conclusion of an investigation by LA prosecutors.

The shooting of 51-year-old Brian Beaird came on the night of Dec. 13, 2013 after he had led police on a wild high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles.

The pursuit finally ended when Beaird crashed into another car while going through an intersection. He then climbed out of the Corvette, staggering and heading toward the back of the car where officers believed he was reaching for a weapon.

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A 1986 Corvette wound up upside down after being struck by a 1999 Blazer Thursday morning, according to a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.

The accident happened in Hygiene, Colo., at 75th Street and Colorado 66 when the driver of the westbound Blazer turned into the path of the oncoming Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Stolen Corvette Found after 43 Years but Legal Roadblocks Prevent Reunion with Owner

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

A Georgia woman probably isn’t so sure about that old saying, especially after her heart may wind up being broken twice – but not by a man, but by a Corvette.

Our story begins in 1972 when a teenage Terry Dietrich of DeKalb County, Ga., bought a 1972 blue Corvette Stingray.

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[ACCIDENT] Corvette Z06 Driver Killed in High Speed Crash in Arkansas

A new 2015 Corvette Z06 was destroyed and its driver was pronounced dead at the scene following a fatal accident in Arkansas over the weekend.

Police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The Z06 went off the road and hit some trees, ejecting both the driver and the passenger.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Driver Taken to Hospital After Slamming into a Rock Wall

A 2011 dark red Corvette was torn to pieces after the driver lost control and slammed into a wall in East El Paso, Texas on Sunday night.

Police said the man hit the rock wall surrounding the Cielo Vista Apartments after losing control as he headed north on Airway Boulevard near the Edgemere intersection.

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Alabama Police Searching for a Stolen 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 19, 2015

Alabama Police Searching for Stolen 1973 Corvette

It looks as if the Grinch was running a little late this Christmas.

Police in Anniston, Ala., say a classic 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen between Dec. 26 and 27, and they are hoping the public can help them find the silver sports car that bears the license plate VDT 494.

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Arson blamed for Fire at Reality TV's South Beach Classics Auto Dealership

At least two C3 Corvettes were among the vehicles damaged in a suspected arson in late December at a well-known classic car auto dealership in Miami, Florida.

The fire, which was set in three places, caused $1 million in damages to Ted Vernon Specialty Autos at 8301 N.W. 7th Ave., but it could have been much worse.

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[ACCIDENT] 1996 Corvette Impaled after Man's Joyride Ends in a Crash
Photo courtesy Edgartown Police

Police never know what they’ll find at a crime scene.

Just witness this white 1996 Corvette that’s been impaled by fence posts that crashed through the back bumper, shattered the back glass, with one winding up going into the back of the passenger seat.

That’s what Edgartown police, fire, and medical responders found around 11 a.m. last Sunday when they reached the site of a car crash at Katama airfield off Herring Creek Drive.

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[VIDEO] Storm Damaged Tree Falls on a C5 Corvette in California

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to work late.

That’s what Linda Becker says she was doing around 2 a.m. Saturday at her Novato, California business on Entrada Drive called Dollhouses, Trains and More.

“I heard this loud…,” she told ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington. “The building just shook and I thought it was an earthquake.”

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