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Vettes in the News

Corvette Enters the World Stage 60 Years Ago Today

by Keith Cornett on January 17, 2013

Corvette Enters the World Stage 60 Years Ago Today

It was 60 years ago today that thousands of American’s gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to witness Chevrolet’s first foray into the world of sports cars. Dubbed the Corvette, the two seat sports car was an instant hit with the public and GM rushed into production the revolutionary fiberglass-bodied car six months later.

Celebrating that milestone today, Chevrolet brought the newest iteration of America’s sports car, the 2014 Corvette Stingray, to New York City where it will be reunited with that original Motorama Corvette at the Waldorf Astoria.

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The Legend Returns - Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

After years of planning, designing and engineering, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray made its stunning debut tonight in Detroit. For those who appreciate the past, but look forward to the future, this is your Corvette Stingray – a finely tuned trifecta of technology, design and performance. A new Corvette worthy of the Stingray’s name and heritage.

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GM Chairman/CEO Dan Akerson: C7 Corvette To Be One of the Most Beautiful Cars Ever Made

Corvette faithful are hoping they can put stock in what General Motors CEO and Chairman Dan Akerson is saying about the C7 Corvette, due to be unveiled on Sunday night.

“It’s going to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made,” he gushed to the media on Wednesday. “It’s a real statement about the new GM, today’s GM, and it’s a statement about Chevrolet and our prospects.”

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Court Rules Vintage Corvette Belongs to Last Buyer

by Mitch Talley on January 9, 2013

Court Rules Vintage Corvette Belongs to Last Buyer

“Let the buyer beware” recently took an unusual turn in Indiana. Maybe now it should read “Let the original buyer beware.”

Last week, we reported a story about federal prosecutors in Indianapolis, Ind., releasing details of a racket there that allegedly used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.

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Detroit News: 2014 C7 Corvette Will Hog the spotlight at Detroit Auto Show

All kinds of new cars and trucks will be on display at the North American International Auto Show in the coming days, but we know there will be one star that will shine brighter than all of them put together: the much-awaited 2014 C7 Corvette.

After unveiling its seventh-generation sports car to a select group of media and guests on Sunday, Jan. 13, the 2014 Corvette will make its official debut as a show car when its shown off to general automotive press on Monday morning, Jan. 14th.

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Forbes: What the C7 Corvette Needs to Succeed

by Steve Burns on January 4, 2013

Forbes: What the C7 Corvette Needs to Succeed

With just over a week to go until the reveals on January 13th and 14th, Corvette enthusiasts are beginning to dance around like a 4 year who urgently needs to use the restroom. The anticipation grows as each day of the calendar flips over. Forbes Magazine chimed in Monday with their take on the highly anticipated 2014 C7 Corvette. The good news is that you don’t have to wait another week to see what Forbes had to say after the break.

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[VIDEO] Family Looses 1965 Corvette In Mechanic's Lien Scam

If you’re like most folks, you’ve never heard of mechanic’s liens.

But mechanic’s liens were in the news last month in Indianapolis, Indiana as federal prosecutors released details of a racket there that used mechanic’s liens to steal cars from banks and others who had ownership interest in the vehicles.

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Prove It Aims to Resolve Controversy Affecting the Reputation of a Collector Car

With the rising values in collector cars, the importance of accurate documentation for a specific car is becoming more and more important. Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs recently introduced a new service for collector car owners. Prove It is a process which establishes the truth about vehicles presented for authentication. The goal is to determine the authenticity of specific claims relating to the history of a particular collector car.

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Collector Car Insurance Industry Dealing with Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
Photo Credit: Yahoo Autos

It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.

Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.

Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.

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Retiring Employee Receives a 1972 Corvette for His 40 Years of Service

Most people get a plaque or a gold watch for being long-time employees of a company.

Not Mike Boock.

After working 40 years for WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, N.D., Boock earned a toy model of a 1972 Corvette, in honor of his first year at the company.

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