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Vettes in the News

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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Corvette Central's Holiday Shopping Offers for Corvette Enthusiasts

Looking to save some moolah this holiday shopping season for the Corvette enthusiast on your shopping list? Our friends at Corvette Central have several offers for shoppers located in the USA and Canada as well as those outside North America.

Corvette Central is offering free shipping until November 27th for US and Canadian customers (internet orders over $99 for US, orders over $149 for Canada), and 10% Off internet orders over $199 for customers outside of the US and Canada.

Corvette Central was established in 1975 and is one of the nation’s top providers of corvette products with 7 full-color print catalogs totaling over 45,000 parts and accessories. The company manufactures 3,000 of their own products from their huge facility in Sawyer, Michigan.

Visit Corvette Central on the web at www.CorvetteCentral.com or check out their specialty sites for Corvette exhaust systems and Corvette performance.

 

Every Line Matters: Aerodynamics Optimized on the All-New 2014 C7 Corvette

When General Motors unlocked the first video trailer called Conception from the C7 Corvette countdown site, www.one13thirteen.com, one of the memorable clips showed the GM wind tunnel and the tag line “Every Line Matters.” That of course refers to the aerodynamics of the brand new Corvette. The body has been redesigned but the redesign’s purpose was more than just providing a new look – every line, vent, inlet and surface area has been optimize to make the C7 Corvette the most aerodynamic Corvette ever.

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2013 Corvette with 108 Miles Seized in Washington Drug Bust

A Washington state man is in jail, minus his special edition 2013 Corvette and 8 pounds of marijuana worth $30,000 on the street.

That loot plus tens of thousands of dollars in cash was seized Friday after the execution of a search warrant in Grayland, Washington by Pacific County sheriff’s deputies.

Authorities didn’t say what would happen to the car, but someone may eventually get a good deal on the Yellow Grand Sport Corvette, which has been driven only 108 miles!

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CSP Expands Plant and Adds 50 Jobs to Make Body Panels for the 2015 Corvette

The C7 Corvette continues to produce more good economic news every day, it seems.

For example, the company chosen to produce the exterior body panels and structural composite components for the highly anticipated new Corvette announced today it will expand its operations in Huntington, Indiana, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2015.

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Update in the Case of the 1966 Corvette with a Forged VIN

A settlement has been reached in a New York case involving a man who bought a vintage C2 Corvette and wound up with $125,000 in the car, only to discover years later that the car’s VIN had been changed.

Robert C. Ernst of North Tonawanda, New York, bought the car in 2008 for about $50,000 from Ronald A. Ellis of Newfane, New York and then proceeded to put another $75,000 in an extensive restoration.

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Kansas Man Tackles Suspected Corvette Thief

by Mitch Talley on November 8, 2012

Kansas Man Tackles Suspected Corvette Thief

Who says people are afraid to get involved these days?

Even though he didn’t have a horse in the race, Michael Legg of Haysville, Kansas didn’t think twice about chasing a suspected car thief Monday.

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Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

by Steve Burns on November 7, 2012

Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

In the late 1970′s the 3rd generation Corvette was languishing thanks to an aging platform and new government emissions and fuel economy requirements. Eager gearheads would do just about anything to make their ride stand out from the crowd. Enter customizer Les Dunham and the Corvette Caballista. His Dunham Coach Motor Car Company built just 50 Caballistas between 1977 and 1982. The example seen here is a later model based on 1982 Collector Edition Corvette.

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Consumer Reports Questions Corvette's Reliability in Latest Survey

As the Chevrolet Corvette enters the last year of the C6 generation, it’s surprising to see that the popular sports car – which has earned kudos for its quality for years – has suddenly landed on the listing for Least Reliable listing in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.

Our research on the Web couldn’t turn up the reason for this sudden poor rating, but at least the Corvette can take solace in the fact that muscle cars in general appear to have had a rough year.

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Corvette Hall of Famer and Racing Legend John Fitch Passes Away at Age 95

They don’t make them like John Fitch anymore.

The 95-year-old Corvette racing legend passed away early Wednesday at his home in Lime Rock, Connecticut after a life packed full of accomplishments on and off the track.

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