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.
Vettes in the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a major thunderstorm swept through Toronto on Monday afternoon and dumped the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain in four hours, reports of flash floods starting pouring in. We caught a tweet from @meltait who is a/the multimedia editor/video producer for the Winnipeg Free Press. She shared a pic of this yellow Corvette submerged under an overpass.
Corvette enthusiasts all have their own stories to tell about their love for America’s Sports Car.
With the Corvette celebrating its 60th birthday on Sunday, June 30, CNN has come up with a list of the top nine reasons why the car still revs up people’s systems, reasons you will no doubt agree with 100 percent if you are a fellow enthusiast.
Let’s hope that the driver of this C6 Corvette makes a full recovery after a serious accident Monday morning in Missouri.
Police are still investigating why the 63-year-old driver, of Oran, Mo., rammed into the back of a tractor-trailer at a traffic light on South Kingshighway near the Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a police spokesman said.
Here’s another way for Corvette lovers to celebrate our favorite mark’s 60th birthday. Corvettes in the D will be taking place this Sunday, June 30th at GM’s world headquarters in Detroit. The event is being coordinated by Larry Courtney who also organizes the annual Corvettes on Woodward food drive each year in August. Click past the jump for all the dirty details on Corvette’s 60th birthday party in Motown.