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Vettes in the News

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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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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