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Vettes in the News

[VIDEO] Peter Max Corvette Collection to be Sold at Auction

For years, Corvette enthusiasts have been intrigued by the Peter Max Corvettes, that collection of 36 Corvettes owned by the pop art star who became famous in the 1960s.

The Corvettes, one each from 1953 through 1989, were the grand prize in a VH1 contest back in 1989, with a carpenter from Long Island chosen as the lucky winner.

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[ACCIDENT] Five People Hurt After Man Looses Control of his 1997 Corvette
Photo Credit: Jim Birkemeier

Sometimes speed will get you in trouble when you’re driving a sports car.

That was apparently the case on Saturday when a 58-year-old man lost control of his 1997 Corvette in a curve and crashed head-on into an oncoming 2014 Ford Escape.

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This Torch Red Corvette Stingray Convertible crashed into a parked car early Sunday morning in Westminster, California. The accident sent the female driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

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A woman’s brush with death has given a new purpose for her black 1974 Corvette.

Jennifer Barnett knew something just wasn’t right with her body last year. She found a large lump in her left breast in August 2013, and about a month later, doctors gave her the grim news – she had stage IV breast cancer that had apparently spread to her liver.

She embarked on a year of chemotherapy aimed to keep the cancer from growing, and by February, tests showed that the breast tumor had indeed shrunk – but the tumor in her liver had not.

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[PICS] Corvette Stingray Painted for Detroit Art Museum Fundraiser

On Friday evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), three GM design employees used a vinyl-wrapped Arctic White Corvette Stingray as their canvas and repainted the sports car live during a fundraiser which generated nearly $400,000.

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[VIDEO] TV Cameraman Gets Locked Inside a C6 Corvette and Calls 911

Hey, don’t blame the Corvette.

That’s our first reaction to a man getting locked inside a C6 after he climbed inside a 2007 Corvette coupe on sale at a Lynchburg, Va., car lot last week. (At least it wasn’t a convertible with the top down and the doors locked.)

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Harlan Charles: Mass Reduction a Balancing Act for the Corvette Team

Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.

With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.

Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.

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E85 Corvettes to Race at the National Ethanol Open in Nebraska

If you think of high-performance Corvettes as gas guzzlers, think again.

This weekend, several Corvettes that have been converted to run on E85, a high octane blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline, will be strutting their stuff in Nebraska.

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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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The driver of a silver C6 Z06 is facing charges after he rear-ended an SUV in eastern Sioux Falls, S.D. on Wednesday afternoon.

The Z06 suffered extensive damage to the front end, with the hood missing and the fenders knocked loose.

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