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Vettes in the News

Corvette Racing to Give SPEED Viewers the Ride of a Lifetime at Le Mans

It’s that time of year where the best sports cars in the world head to France for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing is back and Jake will have his work cut out for him in defending the crown of last year’s GTE-Pro class win by the #73 Corvette C6.R. If you’re planning on following the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we got a comprehensive list of Corvette-related links and additional points of interest for you after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Bowling Green Assembly Plant Gets Ready to Build the C7 Corvette

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant showed off its $131 million construction project to elected officials on Tuesday, as preparations for the C7 Corvette kick into high gear.

The plant will be closing to the public for tours on September 14 as the secretive work continues for the highly anticipated next generation.

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Corvette Club Pays Tribute to the Late Former Kentwood Mayor Richard Root
Sally Finneran | MLive

The love that Corvette owners have for one another never was clearer than Sunday in Kentwood, Michigan.

That’s when some 65 Corvettes rumbled past the home of late Kentwood Mayor Richard Root to pay homage to a dedicated Corvette owner who lost his four-year battle with cancer on Friday.

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Top Gear Reviews the Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

The folks across the pond at Top Gear have gotten their hands on a Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. Regular viewers and readers of Top Gear already know that they’re not huge fans of America’s sports car aside from its super human performance. You can see what they thought of the GS after the break.

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Classic Corvette Dealer Investigated over Double VINs

Investigators with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Vehicle Theft Unit served a search warrant on Mershon’s World of Cars last week as part of an ongoing investigation that was triggered when one Vehicle Identification Number was linked to two separate 1967 Corvettes.

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The Corvette King of Napoleon, Ohio

by Mitch Talley on May 16, 2012

The Corvette King of Napoleon, Ohio

Corvette fanatics probably think they have died and gone to heaven when they walk into the showroom at ProTeam Corvette Sales.

And little wonder.

Owner’s Terry Michaelis and his brother Fred – who have been in the Corvette hobby since the early 1970s, when they first began buying and fixing up used models – currently have the world’s largest collection of classic Corvettes in a collection of surprisingly simple buildings in the small Ohio town of Napoleon.

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Insurance Industry Group Names The Top 10 Most Stolen Corvettes

So here’s a fact for Corvette trivia fans: In the last 30 years, which model year of Corvette has been reported stolen more than any other? If you answered the 1984 Corvette, then give yourself a hand.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has looked a thefts of Corvettes from 1981-2011 and issued their report to the insurance industry. Over the last 30 years, 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico with the 1984 model year leading the way with 8,554 thefts.

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C5 Corvette Seized From Drug Dealer is Now a DARE Car

A Corvette once associated with a drug dealer is now helping Bartlett, Tennessee police teach youngsters about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

The 1999 model has been adorned with patriotic decals as part of the DARE program, or Drug Abuse Resistance Education, which aims to show fourth and fifth graders how to keep peer pressure from making them succumb to drugs and alcohol.

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Winning Futures Alumni Win Use of a New Corvette for a Weekend

How would you like to be able to drive a Corvette for a weekend?

If you happen to be a former student of a Michigan-based mentoring program called Winning Futures, you just might get that honor.

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Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on May 5, 2012

Owner Has Twice the Love for His 1966 Corvette

Bill McElroy and his 1966 Corvette Sting Ray coupe have been through a lot together over the past 40 years.

Back in 1971, McElroy, then 19 years old, found the car in a newspaper ad, advertised for just $1,600, nearly half what other folks wanted for similar Corvettes back then.

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