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Vettes in the News

Ohio Car Lover Gets Dream Ride in a Corvette Grand Sport Convertible
Photo Credit: Craig J. Orosz

While most of us in the Corvette community don’t take our Corvettes for granted, they are always around as part of our families and, like the family dog or cat, we sometimes tend to forget how really special they are.

Not so for Jonathan “Randy” Williamson of Bluffton, Ohio. On the day before Halloween, there were no tricks played on Randy, only a very special treat—he got the chance to live out his dream of a ride in a Corvette convertible. Fifty-five-year-old Williamson has been on dialysis for over 20 years and lives in Richland Manor, a senior living healthcare campus community. His passions are cars and music, and one of his fondest bucket-list items was to take a ride in a Corvette.

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Fire Claims a C4 Corvette in Minnesota

by Mitch Talley on November 3, 2014

It’s hard to look on the bright side when the owners of a 1991 fully restored Corvette are standing there, looking at the fire-ravaged remains of their pride and joy.

But for Chad and Carrie Wendel of Morristown, Minn., the fire that broke out last Thursday morning could have been much worse.

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Three-Time Cancer Patient Wins a Corvette Stingray from Dale Jr. Foundation
Photo Credit: witn.com

Wendy Smith hopes her luck is changing.

After being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer recently, Smith found out a few days ago that she was the winner of a 2014 Cyber Gray Corvette Stingray in a fundraiser sponsored by the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Foundation.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Z06 Loses Wheel and Rolls Over

by Steve Burns on October 28, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Z06 Loses Wheel and Rolls Over

Some Corvette accidents are the result of driver error while others are caused by careless drivers. This Corvette appears to have been claimed by a mechanical failure. The driver of the red C6 Z06 walked away last week after his car lost the right rear wheel and rolled over in northern Pennsylvania.

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[VIDEO] Peter Max Corvette Collection to be Sold at Auction

For years, Corvette enthusiasts have been intrigued by the Peter Max Corvettes, that collection of 36 Corvettes owned by the pop art star who became famous in the 1960s.

The Corvettes, one each from 1953 through 1989, were the grand prize in a VH1 contest back in 1989, with a carpenter from Long Island chosen as the lucky winner.

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[ACCIDENT] Five People Hurt After Man Looses Control of his 1997 Corvette
Photo Credit: Jim Birkemeier

Sometimes speed will get you in trouble when you’re driving a sports car.

That was apparently the case on Saturday when a 58-year-old man lost control of his 1997 Corvette in a curve and crashed head-on into an oncoming 2014 Ford Escape.

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This Torch Red Corvette Stingray Convertible crashed into a parked car early Sunday morning in Westminster, California. The accident sent the female driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

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A woman’s brush with death has given a new purpose for her black 1974 Corvette.

Jennifer Barnett knew something just wasn’t right with her body last year. She found a large lump in her left breast in August 2013, and about a month later, doctors gave her the grim news – she had stage IV breast cancer that had apparently spread to her liver.

She embarked on a year of chemotherapy aimed to keep the cancer from growing, and by February, tests showed that the breast tumor had indeed shrunk – but the tumor in her liver had not.

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[PICS] Corvette Stingray Painted for Detroit Art Museum Fundraiser

On Friday evening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), three GM design employees used a vinyl-wrapped Arctic White Corvette Stingray as their canvas and repainted the sports car live during a fundraiser which generated nearly $400,000.

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[VIDEO] TV Cameraman Gets Locked Inside a C6 Corvette and Calls 911

Hey, don’t blame the Corvette.

That’s our first reaction to a man getting locked inside a C6 after he climbed inside a 2007 Corvette coupe on sale at a Lynchburg, Va., car lot last week. (At least it wasn’t a convertible with the top down and the doors locked.)

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