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Vettes in the News

A red 1999 Corvette coupe suffered an apparent mechanical problem on Saturday morning and wound up in the woods in the Florida Panhandle town of Crestview.

“I love that car,” said a Crestview man who requested his name not be revealed. “It’s something I wish I didn’t have to be seeing.”

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Car and Driver Loves their Corvette Stingray Despite Engine Failure
Photo Credit: Car and Driver

We’ve been following both Car and Driver and Edmunds.com as both sites have been keeping their readers regularly updated on the ins and outs of owning a 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Car and Driver recently came out with an update on their long-term test car – a 7-Speed Manual Z51 Coupe – and unfortunately they’ve encountered a few issues that hit at the reliability and everyday driveability of the new C7 Corvette.

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Crash of Stolen C4 Corvette Sends Two Car Thieves to the Hospital

Their injuries may be the least of their worries after two men in Hamtramck, Mich., wrecked a C4 Corvette they are accused of stealing last week.

Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino says the driver was driving irresponsibly and spinning the tires in the Corvette, prompting lawmen to give chase.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Street Race

by Keith Cornett on September 8, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

We know we’re guilty of sharing the occasional street racing video and its almost like a guilty pleasure of ours to hear those Corvettes revving up and driving hard after three beeps. We know its wrong, like checking out the latest leaked celebrity nude photos. It’s not like we go searching for them. They just seem to find us. But I digress…

Not every street race ends safely and it can be an educational experience to share the what happens when street racing goes bad story. To that end, we bring you this video that shows what can go wrong and how fast that wrong can come if you decide to street race your Corvette.

This street race starts out the same as most others do. Two high powered vehicles pace each other ready to have themselves a little speed contest. What’s different about this situation comes after both drivers mash the gas. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 immediately breaks traction as the rear wheels spin free.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

General Motors to Restore Three of the NCM Sinkhole Corvettes

Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.

Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.

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Corvette Stingrays Listed for Sale at over $280,000 in China's Gray Market

Sometimes the Corvette isn’t greener on the other side.

For example, consider how much you’d have to pay to enjoy the experience of driving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette if you happened to live on the other side of the world – in China.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Grand Sport Flips After Crash in Pennsylvania

A C6 Grand Sport Corvette convertible wound up on its top after a crash on the eastbound side of Route 56 in Johnstown, Pa., on Sunday.

The two occupants were trapped inside the car and had to be extricated by members of the Johnstown Fire Department.

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Family of Corvette Driver Shot Dead by LA Police Receive a $5 Million Settlement
Photo Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

The family of a Corvette driver shot and killed by police last year after an hour-long chase that was televised live will receive a $5 million settlement following a vote Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

Two city council members voted against the settlement, saying they felt the city had a good chance of winning a lawsuit filed by the family of Brian Newt Beaird, 51.

Last December, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies began chasing Beaird in his Corvette in Cudahy after they suspected he was a drunk or reckless driver. When the chase reached the LA city limits, the LAPD took over as Beaird continued to drive erratically and at high speeds on freeways and surface streets in his C6 Corvette.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston

by Keith Cornett on August 15, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston
Photo Credit: khou.com

The driver of a C6 Corvette Convertible wasn’t injured after an accident left him on the side of the road in Houston early Friday.

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[POLL] You have $25,000. What Corvette do you buy?

by Steve Burns on August 15, 2014

[FRIDAY POLL] You have $25,000. What do you buy?

The Friday Poll is back!

After a great response last week it’s time to survey the CorvetteBlogger Nation again to get your opinions on various Corvette topics. Since this is Monterey week, home of the highest of high end car events – including auctions, we want to know what’s going in your fantasy garage based on a given budget.

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