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Vettes in the News

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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Allvette.net To Partner With Corvettes at Carlisle For Corvette Giveaway

If you’re a Corvette fanatic, you’re well aware of all the great fun that you can have at Corvettes at Carlisle, which will be held this year on August 26-28 at the Carlisle, Pennsylvania Fairgrounds.

This year the largest and most fun filled Corvette event will again feature a Sunday giveaway that will feature a very nice 1998 Corvette Coupe with just 24,000 miles on the odometer.

Allvette.net will again provide the Corvette for the annual giveaway, and their latest car is a real beauty – featuring Sebring Silver Metallic on the exterior and black leather on the interior. The fully loaded Vette has been pampered during its entire life, and it shows.

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War on Classic Cars: Connecticut Bill Would Increase Taxes Fivefold

A Connecticut leader says he is just trying to keep unscrupulous people from taking advantage of a tax break for antique cars.

But legitimate car collectors just see it as a tax increase for them, including Sam Romeo, who owns a 1959 Corvette, a 1972 Mercedes 350SL and a 1983 Chevy Caprice.

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Callaway Shows Off the 25th Anniversary RPO B2K Corvette

Earlier this year, Callaway announced the building of a special run of 25 Corvette Grand Sports for the 25th Anniversary of RPO B2K, the first turbo-charged Corvettes offered by the factory. Although today’s RPO B2K has traded in the turbos for a supercharger, the end result is equally awesome.

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Corvette Museum to Open Kidz Zone Exhibit This Fall

by Mitch Talley on April 17, 2012

Corvette Museum to Open Kidz Zone Exhibit This Fall

It’s no secret that the average age of a Corvette owner is getting older and older with each passing year.

But the National Corvette Museum is hoping to put the brakes on that trend with a permanent children’s exhibit that is set to open in the fall.

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[PICS] First Look at 2013 Corvette Night Race Blue and 60th Anniversary ZR1

Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette

There has been much talk on the net about the final year of Sixth Generation Corvette and the 2 special editions Chevrolet will be offering. Also being talked about was the new color Night Race Blue (GXH) that will be available for the 2013 Corvette Model Year.

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