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Vettes in the News

Tonawanda Engine Plant Excited to Build the LT1 for the 2014 C7 Corvette

The new Corvette will mean more than just an exciting new car for enthusiasts.

In Tonawanda, in the western part of New York, it will mean the creation of hundreds of jobs at the town’s General Motors engine assembly plant.

Officials announced this week that the Tonawanda plant will be the site where the C7 Corvette’s state-of-the-art LT1 V8 engine will be built starting early in 2013.

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North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2012

North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

Charles Johnson was like so many of us. We enter a contest and never give it another thought, figuring we won’t be lucky enough to ever win.

Wrong!

At least for this Raleigh, North Carolina man, who beat the odds and actually won a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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[PICS] The 2014 C7 Corvette LT1 Reveal Presentation

by Steve Burns on October 24, 2012

We spent Wednesday morning at General Motors’ sprawling powertrain facility in Pontiac, Michigan. About 50 invited guests and media types were present for the 4 hour LT1 5th generation small block V8 presentation which included a tour of GM’s state of the art powertrain lab. Presenters included Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, Small Block Chief Engineer and Program Manager Jordan Lee, and Assistant Small Block Chief Engineer John Rydzewski.

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Get an Insurance Quote from the Corvette Experts at NCM Insurance Agency

Everybody needs insurance for their classic or collectible Corvette so why not get a quote from the experts at the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency. Click here for your free quote today!

 

This classic Corvette was a total loss and its driver was badly burned after a two-vehicle accident in Tempe, AZ this Monday.

Police said the Corvette was rear ended by a pickup truck and the impact spun the sports car out into the intersection where it caught fire. The driver of the Corvette was on fire after exiting his car and he suffered second degree burns.

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Oregon Man’s 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2012

Oregon Man's 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours
file photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

An Oregon resident has one hot 1985 Corvette.

That’s according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who recovered the early C4 Corvette after it was stolen the second time in 24 hours.

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Dispute over the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Heads to Court

The first hearing in a battle to determine who owns one of three 1960 Corvette race cars will be held today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.

Two of the classic race cars have already been restored and are estimated to be worth at least a million dollars each. But the No.1 Corvette, which was driven by Briggs Cunningham in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, had been missing for nearly 30 years.

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Preservation Expert Eric Gill to Lead Restoration of Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette
Photo Credit: Jim Tiller

When is a car more than just a car?

How about when it once belonged to the first man who walked on the moon?

That’s right, a 1967 Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong – known for his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – is on its way back to being carefully restored, thanks to new owner Joe Crosby. Crosby has commissioned a team of experts, led by respected automobile preservation activist Eric Gill, to lead the project, which could take years because they want the job done right since its owner was such an important part of world history.

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IIHS Study Reports Corvette Z06 and Convertible Rated Lowest in Property Damage Claims
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

No one likes having to pay high insurance bills, but the latest status report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offers some good news for Corvette drivers.

For the 2009-11 model years, the Z06 and the Corvette convertible were the lowest among all sports cars rated in the category for property damage (which insures against physical damage caused to other vehicles and property).

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Kitten Goes for 180-Mile Ride Under the Hood of Chevy Corvette

We’ve all heard about kiddie rides at the fair.

Well, how about “kitty rides”?

We’ve found one of those stories that just begs for puns like that. Here’s another obvious one: This guy’s Corvette was really purring like a kitten. Or how about: Was she just “a cat on a hot tin (fiberglass?) hood”? Okay, okay, we’ll stop, but we couldn’t resist.

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