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Vettes in the News

The Epic Journey of C.J. Titterington and His 1963 Corvette Z06

We all have heard numerous fascinating stories about the history, performance and build specifications of found then often restored Corvettes over the last several years.

“Barn find” cars of all types are always special and it seems that Terry Michaelis’ has had more than his share of interesting barn-find Corvettes, finding two 1963 Z06′s with race histories within the same year. After selling the first barn find, Michaelis began an impeccable restoration on his second race Z06 discovery, the car originally campaigned by Dick Lang in the early 60′s. This 1963 Corvette Z06 was found in a barn less than twenty miles from Dick Lang’s original Chevrolet dealership, and today, following Michaelis’ impeccable restoration, at a cost of over $200,000, it is now being shown and winning concours throughout the country.

But perhaps an equally, if not more interesting story is the story of C.J. Titterington’s 1963 Z06 race car which will be displayed along side of Terry Michaelis’ Z06 at the upcoming Concours d’Elegance of America in Michigan.

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Japanese Firm Takes a Stake in Company that Supplies Carbon fiber Panels for the Corvette Stingray

A Japanese company that is the world’s largest maker of carbon fibers has bought 20 percent of the supplier that will be producing two carbon fiber body panels for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The move by Tokyo-based Toray Industries Inc., to buy a minority stake in Michigan-based Plasan is a bid to expand its carbon fiber composite material business globally in the automotive field.

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[ACCIDENT] Drunk Driver Takes Out a Parked Corvette and Motorcycle in Idaho

You’d like to think that your Corvette and motorcycle are safe when they’re parked in your own driveway and garage, wouldn’t you?

But not always.

A black on black C4 convertible and a motorcycle unwittingly became the victims of a four-vehicle pileup in Moscow, Idaho last week.

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Digital Trends: How Corvette Engineer's pulled off the impossible

Two of Chevrolet’s brains behind the scene say they believe the 2014 Corvette Stingray accomplished all its goals, with nothing left behind on the cutting-room floor.

“I don’t think there was anything,” says Roger Clark, senior manager energy center. “We got virtually everything we needed in the Stingray, and we’re absolutely delighted with the results to be honest.”

Bala Murthy, lead engineer for energy integration, agrees. “I think this vehicle was planned very well from its introduction, and we didn’t really have to go and scrap anything at the last minute.”

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Caught in Arizona’s Flash Flood

by Keith Cornett on July 22, 2013

[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Caught in Arizona's Flash Flood on Sunday

A thunderstorm hit the Phoenix, AZ area Sunday morning and dropped up to two inches of rain, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood alert. Unfortunately, that warning came too late for one driver who became a hapless passenger after his silver C6 Corvette was swept off the road and down a wash for more than 100 yards by raging flood waters.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Rewards MLB All-Star Mariano Rivera with a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Last night at the Major League Baseball All Star game at Citi Field, the Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera did what he’s been doing for the last 15 years – closing out games. Entering the game and taking the mound in the 8th inning to the tune of “Enter Sandman“, the reliever shut down the National League and helped the American League win the mid-summer classic for the first time since 2009.

For his efforts, Mo Rivera was awarded the Ted Williams MVP award and takes home the keys to a Lagnua Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Hits a Tree in New Jersey

by Mitch Talley on July 16, 2013

[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Hits a Tree in New Jersey
Photo Credit: Stephen Canning

A medical helicopter was used to transport a West Milford, New Jersey Corvette driver to the hospital after he crashed his yellow 2003 coupe into a tree last Thursday morning.

Anthony Venturella, 57, was believed to be on his way to work at 5:42 a.m. when the one-car crash occurred on Route 23 South near the Kinnelon border.

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[VIDEO] 1978 Corvette Pace Car with 4.4 miles to be auctioned in September

Just when you might be thinking that all the old “barn finds” have surely been discovered by now, you hear about someone like the Lambrechts.

Ray and Mildred Lambrecht have been running Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska for the past 50 years – with just one other employee – but since they’re getting on up in years now, they’ve made the tough decision to shut the business down.

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GM Design Chief Ed Welburn Talks Corvettes and Quality

GM Global Design chief Ed Welburn believes that GM’s current success in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey will carry over to the new products being introduced this year.

That, of course, includes the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the seventh-generation model that is pretty much a blank-sheet redesign inside and out.

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Raffle Winner Passes on a 1965 Corvette, takes $50,000 Cash Instead

Like it has for so many fans of the Corvette since 1953, sometimes reality has to come roaring to the forefront.

Take Charlie Snook, for example.

He was recently chosen as the winner of the Stafford Fire Department’s 30th annual Corvette raffle in New York.

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